Worldwide

Aussie skipper demands centuries from his batsmen against Proteas

Aussie skipper demands centuries from his batsmen against Proteas”

They are now only 133 runs in arrears of Australia's 243.

But once De Villiers came to the wicket, he immediately started scoring all round the wicket, injecting urgency into the South African innings and putting the pressure back on the Australian bowlers.

The tourists continued to chip away at the other end though, with the reverse-swinging ball collecting four quick wickets after tea. Australia battled to create opportunities to take wickets, though spinner Nathan Lyon did find good turn off the wicket and was hard to score off.

South Africa inched to a position of strength in the second Test at St George's Park at lunch on day two. Pat Cummins got the lone wicket to fall - Kagiso Rabada, the nightwatchman playing on - and got Amla out LBW as well before it was overturned on review with the impact being outside off. Amla had another LBW decision overturned due to an inside edge in the second session, this time against Hazlewood. His further participation in the series is in doubt though after it was revealed on Saturday that he had been charged with a Level Two offence by the International Cricket Council (ICC) with a hearing to be staged on Saturday evening.

The gifted batsman has scored a total of 225 runs at 112.5 in the opening two Tests, making him the leading run-scorer in the series.

Ravi, the designated television match official, was on the field with New Zealand umpire Chris Gaffaney feeling unwell.

The Proteas will resume at 7-263 on Sunday morning in Port Elizabeth, with de Villiers unbeaten on 74. To bat: K. Maharaj, L. Ngidi.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


11 April 2018
England All-rounder David Willey Replaces Kedar Jadhav
He has two centuries and seven half centuries to his name, which have come while playing in various T20 leagues across the world. With an experience of more than 140 T20 matches, David will prove out to be the Trump Card of Chennai Super Kings this season.

14 March 2018
Suspect in SUNY Binghamton nursing student murder was 'obsessed' with her
Haley Anderson , a senior, was found dead Friday at an off-campus residence near the State University of NY at Binghamton. She was always on her phone. "We knew he had some fixation on her for sure", Mishela Topalli told TIME.

14 March 2018
BJP adds dramatic twist to Rajya Sabha elections by adding fourth candidate
The infighting in the Gujarat unit of the Congress came to fore with party leader P K Valera entering the fray as an independent. Biennial elections are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across several states and by-poll for one in Kerala.

14 March 2018
Inc. Takes $4.95 Million Position in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD)
It turned negative, as 78 investors sold PXD shares while 197 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. Headlines about Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports.

14 March 2018
Truck driver hit and killed by passing truck in Olifantsfontein — NEWSFLASH
A truck driver was killed when he was hit by a passing truck as he got off his vehicle on the R21 highway in Olifantsfontein on Monday.

14 March 2018
Puppy dies in overhead bin on United Airlines flight
United said it was investigating what happened to prevent it from ever happening again. My heart is broken". "They lost their dog because of an @united flight attendant".

14 March 2018
Emily Blunt Discusses A QUIET PLACE; In Theatres on April 6, 2018
Fortunately for everyone involved, it sounds as though the duo knocked it out of the park. The film has just opened at SXSW festival and the reviews are incredible.

14 March 2018
PGR descarta que explosión de ferry sea ataque terrorista o del 'narco'
Dijo que la PGR ha sido muy clara en este sentido y todo indica -por ir descartando líneas de investigación- que se trata de un tema interno.

20 February 2018
Best Affordable Car Gadgets
Thanks to the blind spot mirrors that can be easily fixed on your mirror, you won’t have this issue ever again. It’s certainly not a matter of luck anymore, like it would be with no deposit spins in a casino, for example.

12 February 2018
Top 10 Gambling Nations Ever
According to the European Gaming and Betting Association, it violated EU rules and thus requested European commission to amend it. There are VLT or Video Lottery Terminals ticket lotteries, bingo halls, race tracks, commercial casinos available in the country.