Aiden Markram led the way with 152 as South Africa had the better of the opening day despite the visitors striking late with a couple of wickets, reaching stumps at 313 for 6. Here are the highlights from Day 1.
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South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
Australia: Joe Burns, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Chadd Sayers, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa lead the current series 2-1 and captain Faf du Plessis said after his team won the third Test in Cape Town by 322 runs that he was determined to maintain the pressure on his opponents. The loss of Smith and Warner robs Australia of their two leading batsmen – but neither made a major impact in the first three matches.
Their replacements, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell will only have one practice opportunity before the Test, but all three arrive with good recent form in Australia’s Sheffield Shield competition.
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