It was a great day at the MCG where fans honored Shane Warne’s memory with a floppy hat and tribute video. Australia gave fans more by taking control of his test early on Boxing Day. Cameron Green won his five wickets his pull in the first in the Test and South Africa folded for just 189 with another decent batting effort in the first innings. This wasn’t a complete implosion like the Gabba, as there was some hope of a temporary comeback from the stubborn six-wicket stand between Kyle Verreynne and Marco Janssen. , sacked both and ignited the collapse of South Africa. Kagiso Rabada then fought David Warner by a length but ended Uthman Khawaja’s stay early. Janssen briefly worried Warner, but Australian opener – he’s his 100th
South Africa started the final session after stopping an early slip with a defiant stand. Verreynne and Jansen each looked ready to keep trying after Tea as he turned 50. Australia were also hampered by Mitchell Stark, who left the field with a left middle finger injury. But the 23-year-old Green has stepped up to nip the South African revival in the bud by firing two half-centurions in quick succession. Green tested her Verreynne’s patience with a constant outside the off-stamp line, eventually moving the off-stamp line and letting Smith slip. Janssen received a similar delivery, flapping Alex Carey behind the stumps.
South Africa’s subordination collapsed in the blink of an eye as the pair fell. The visitors were all out from 179 for 5 to 189 and Green he walked away with a count of 5 for 27 in 10.4 overs.
Green’s credit came when the pendulum swung wildly in Australia’s favor after South Africa made up most of the second session to recover from a shaky start. Jansen and Verreynne led the recovery and forged a strong partnership, fending off the barrage of his bowling shorts and the temptations of Nathan Lyon’s escape.
It became the sixth pair of wickets to make repairs after Australia’s sustained pressure during the opening session cost them a second-half dividend. Dean Elgar, accompanied by Teunis De Bruyne, frustrated the home side by playing typical stubborn hands, even though Scott Vorland saw the return of Salel Arwy early on. Green then stepped in to quash his idea of going to lunch without further dents.
However, his first of his five wickets was brought on by a misjudgment when his bruyn’s tried to draw a ball not too short, which ultimately left him towering over the keeper. I was. In the next 12 deliveries, Elgar (going out) and Themba Bavuma (caught behind) were sent home as South Africa left 4 to 58 for lunch. A Verreynne-Jansen-sponsored recovery then followed, but was ultimately as worthless as Australia, who had taken early honors at the MCG, walked away in stumps. Short score:
Australia 45/1 Trail South Africa 189 (Marco Jansen 59, Kyle Verreynne 52, Cameron Greene 5-27, Mitchell Stark 2-13), 144 runs