2018 Test Series: Australia vs South Africa - 2nd Test

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  1. rhugh89

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    Australia vs South Africa

    Dates: 9/3/2018 - 13/3/2018
    Venue: St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
    Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Chris Gaffaney
    3rd Umpire: Sundaram Ravi
    Match Referee: Jeff Crowe
    Toss: TBD
    Series: Australia lead 1-0

    Australia Squad

    Steve Smith (c)
    David Warner (vc)
    Cameron Bancroft
    Usman Khawaja
    Peter Handscomb
    Shaun Marsh
    Mitchell Marsh
    Tim Paine
    Mitchell Starc
    Josh Hazlewood
    Pat Cummins
    Nathan Lyon
    Chadd Sayers
    Jon Holland
    Jhye Richardson

    South Africa Squad

    Faf du Plessis (c)
    Hashim Amla
    Temba Bavuma
    Quinton de Kock
    Theunis de Bruyn
    AB de Villiers
    Dean Elgar
    Heinrich Klaasen
    Keshav Maharaj
    Aiden Markram
    Morne Morkel
    Wiaan Mulder
    Lungisani Ngidi
    Vernon Philander
    Kagiso Rabada

    ICC Test Rankings (Teams)


    1. India
    2. South Africa
    3. Australia
    4. New Zealand
    5. England
    6. Sri Lanka
    7. Pakistan
    8. West Indies
    9. Bangladesh
    10. Zimbabwe

    ICC Test Rankings (Batsmen)

    1. Steve Smith (AUS)
    2. Virat Kohli (IND)
    3. Joe Root (ENG)
    4. Kane Williamson (NZ)
    5. David Warner (AUS)
    6. Cheteshwar Pujara (IND)
    7. Azhar Ali (PAK)
    8. Alastair Cook (ENG)
    9. Ross Taylor (NZ)
    10. Hashim Amla (SAF)

    ICC Test Rankings (Bowlers)

    1. James Anderson (ENG)
    2. Kagiso Rabada (SAF)
    3. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    4. Josh Hazlewood (AUS)
    5. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    6. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    7. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    8. Neil Wagner (NZ)
    9. Rangana Herath (SL)
    10. Nathan Lyon (AUS)

    ICC Test Rankings (All-Rounders)

    1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
    2. Ravindra Jadeja (IND)
    3. Ravi Ashwin (IND)
    4. Ben Stokes (ENG)
    5. Mitchell Starc (AUS)
    6. Vernon Philander (SAF)
    7. Moeen Ali (ENG)
    8. Jason Holder (WI)
    9. Chris Woakes (ENG)
    10. Rangana Herath (SL)


    ** Rankings correct as of 6/3/2018 and are subject to change**
     
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    Agreed, no place for it especially when it becomes personal, besides it takes away from the game, play it hard but fair.
     
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    In Crowe's position I would have stamped on it and given both de Kock and Warner a Test Match or two suspension. Utterly disgraceful players having to pull them apart on the steps.
     
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    They need to remember that when they are on the field they are representing their nations

    Unfortunately Australia has a reputation of being the worst when it comes to this crap

    Time to grow up lads
     
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    Warner, de Kock charged by ICC


    Sam Ferris, in Port Elizabeth
    07 March 2018



    Australia vice-captain David Warner faces possible suspension from the second Test in Port Elizabeth after he was charged for his involvement in a stairwell altercation with Proteas gloveman Quinton de Kock at tea on day four of the first Test in Durban.

    Warner was judged to have breached Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for bringing the game into disrepute, while de Kock was charged with a Level 1 offence for the same breach.

    A Level 2 charge brings with it 3-4 demerit points and up to 100 per cent fine of a player’s match fee.

    If a player accrues four demerit points in the space of 24 four months they are suspended for one Test match or two limited-overs internationals, whichever comes first.

    Both Australia and South Africa have until tomorrow to respond to the charges handed out by match referee Jeff Crowe.

    CCTV footage emerged on Sunday night showing Warner and de Kock trading verbal barbs in the stairwell outside the players’ dressing rooms as both teams made their way from the field for the tea break.

    Warner had to be physically restrained by his teammates after it was alleged de Kock made derogatory comments about the Australian’s wife.

    But in the wake of the incident, the Proteas camp declared both sides got personal on the field, a claim Australia captain Steve Smith denied after his side wrapped up a 118-run win at Kingsmead yesterday.

    "We were certainly very chirpy out on the field as well,” Smith told reporters on Monday.

    “As far as I'm aware we didn't get personal towards Quinton.

    "But look – what he said got a little bit personal towards Davey – and as we saw it certainly provoked an emotional response.

    "That's from my opinion – and what I've heard from the guys as well.

    "I'm not 100 per cent sure but as far as I'm aware I don't think we got personal."

    Whille Warner faces a possible suspension, de Kock will be free to play in the second Test. A Level 1 charge brings with it 1-2 demerit points and a fine of up to 50 per cent.

    Four players in the series, excluding Warner and de Kock, have demerit points on their records.

    Proteas seamer Kagiso Rabada has five demerit points on his record, Du Plessis has three points, while Australia's Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon have one point each.

    If Rabada, who was suspened for one Test against England last winter, is handed another three points before February next year he will suspended for up to two Tests or four ODIs/T20Is.


    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/dav...rwell-incident-durban-cctv-footage/2018-03-07
     
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    Back to the trams.

    The Proteas must be disappointed Dale Steyn has not come back from injury for this Test.
     
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    I'm not the least bit disappointed, SA attack was ordinary except for the spinner leave it as is.
     
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    Will be interesting to see how the 2 teams behave in this test, Warner and de Kock already walking a fine line
     
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    Hard to say who would be worse off if both played up and miss a test, deKock is a good keeper and a batsmen as well
     
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    Paf has already stated via radio they will be sticking it into Warner from the word go.
     
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    LUNCH - DAY 1

    Australia - 1/98 from 26.4 overs (RR 3.67)


    Cameron Bancroft - 38 (91)
    David Warner - 50* (69)

    Vernon Philander - 1/5 (7.4 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 0/47 (10 overs)
    Lungi Ngidi - 0/26 (5 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/10 (4 overs)

    Australia won the toss and elected to Bat

    Australia XI

    David Warner
    Cameron Bancroft
    Usman Khawaja
    Steve Smith (c)
    Shaun Marsh
    Mitchell Marsh
    Tim Paine (wk)
    Pat Cummins
    Mitchell Starc
    Josh Hazlewood
    Nathan Lyon

    South Africa XI

    Dean Elgar
    Aiden Markram
    Hashim Amla
    AB de Villiers
    Faf du Plessis (c)
    Theunis de Bruyn
    Quinton de Kock (wk)
    Vernon Philander
    Keshav Maharaj
    Kagiso Rabada
    Lungi Ngidi
     
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    Good start for Australia but unfortunately we lose a wicket just before lunch (again)
     
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    TEA - DAY 1

    Australia - 6/170 from 53.5 overs (RR 3.15)


    Cameron Bancroft - 38 (91)
    David Warner - 63 (100)
    Usman Khawaja - 4 (15)
    Steve Smith - 25 (58)
    Shaun Marsh - 24 (52)
    Tim Paine - 0* (4)
    Mitch Marsh - 4 (3)

    Vernon Philander - 2/13 (14 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 3/67 (14.5 overs)
    Lungi Ngidi - 1/38 (9 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/34 (15 overs)
    Dean Elgar - 0/6 (1 over)
     
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    INNINGS BREAK - DAY 1

    Australia - 243 from 71.3 overs (RR 3.39)


    Cameron Bancroft - 38 (91)
    David Warner - 63 (100)
    Usman Khawaja - 4 (15)
    Steve Smith - 25 (58)
    Shaun Marsh - 24 (52)
    Tim Paine - 36 (68)
    Mitch Marsh - 4 (3)
    Pat Cummins - 0 (1)
    Mitchell Starc - 8 (11)
    Nathan Lyon - 17 (20)
    Josh Hazlewood - 10* (10)

    Vernon Philander - 2/25 (18 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 5/96 (21 overs)
    Lungi Ngidi - 3/51 (13.3 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/51 (18 overs)
    Dean Elgar - 0/6 (1 over)
     
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    STUMPS - DAY 1

    Australia - 243 from 71.3 overs (RR 3.39)


    Cameron Bancroft - 38 (91)
    David Warner - 63 (100)
    Usman Khawaja - 4 (15)
    Steve Smith - 25 (58)
    Shaun Marsh - 24 (52)
    Tim Paine - 36 (68)
    Mitch Marsh - 4 (3)
    Pat Cummins - 0 (1)
    Mitchell Starc - 8 (11)
    Nathan Lyon - 17 (20)
    Josh Hazlewood - 10* (10)

    Vernon Philander - 2/25 (18 overs)
    Kagiso Rabada - 5/96 (21 overs)
    Lungi Ngidi - 3/51 (13.3 overs)
    Keshav Maharaj - 0/51 (18 overs)
    Dean Elgar - 0/6 (1 over)

    South Africa - 1/39 from 12 overs (RR 3.25)

    Dean Elgar - 11* (37)
    Aiden Markram - 11 (21)
    Kagiso Rabada - 17* (14)

    Mitchell Starc - 0/14 (4 overs)
    Josh Hazlewood - 0/16 (5 overs)
    Pat Cummins - 1/9 (2 overs)
    Nathan Lyon - 0/0 (1 over)

    South Africa trail by 204 runs with 9 wickets in hand
     
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    Terrible batting display with wickets lost just prior to break, after a great start fell in a heap, will need to bat really well second innings as I expect SA to score 350-400
     
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    If SA get 350-400 it would be a fantastic batting performance

    If we can restrict them to less than 300 we are in the game due to the fact they have to bat last
     
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