South Africa was pushed on the back foot in the last half an hour of the day when Nathon Layon attacked back on Proteas bowling plan. He scored an aggressive inning of 38 runs in just 47 balls and provided Australia with a little backup. Earlier, with Dean Elgar’s unbeaten 141 South Africa managed to score 311. In reply, Australia got off to a good start when Cameron Bancroft and David Warner compiled 43 for the first wicket before Warner was sent back by Kagiso Rabada who took his wicket in an epic by blowing the off stump of wickets. Australia kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and were dominated challenged by the brilliant bowling plans of Proteas. But courtesy, a cameo from Lyon and a sensible batting display from Tim Paine ended Australia’s day at 245/9 and they now trail by 66 runs.
Australia was 245-9 in its first innings against Proteas at stumps on the second day of the 3rd test at Newlands on Friday. South Africa leads by 66 runs. Cameron Bancroft was the best batsmen for Australia as he scored a fifty while for the hosts, Morne Morkel completed 300 wickets in Test cricket and he was the wrecker in chief with four wickets.Earlier, Dean Elgar’s unbeaten 141 South Africa managed to score 311.
But there is something more happened on the 2nd day of the third test and that is the aggressive nature of David Warner for the cricket fans. Warner again has been seen in his short temper mode when Rabada bowled him dramatically on a super fast delivery and blown his off stump, and when Warner was walking towards pavilion then one of the South African fans teased him on this, then Warner replied him aggressively in a mixed temper mode. Warner has already been involved in a few controversies this series, the first one being the altercation with Quinton de Kock in the first Test of the match. He has showcased his aggressive nature throughout the series as well, involved in a lot of sledgingagainst the South African cricketers on a number of occasions.