On the first day of the first test match between Australia and South Africa, which is now taking place at the Gabba in Brisbane, South Africa was bowled out for 152 before tea. Australia’s Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc both claimed three wickets in the match. In response,
The innings for Australia got off to the worst possible start when Kagiso Rabada got rid of David Warner with the very first ball, and Khaya Zondo made an outstanding catch at short leg to take the wicket.
After being surprised by a nasty bouncer from Rabada, Warner, the Australian batter, smashed his shot straight to Zondo, who made an outstanding leap to catch the ball.
After being called into bat, South Africa suffered an early collapse, losing four wickets thanks to two strikes from Scott Boland in the same over.
The visitors were in danger of being completely wiped out, but Kyle Verreynne and Temba Bavuma put together a partnership that scored 98 runs and saved them.
However, after Bavuma (38) and Verreynne (64), South Africa continued to lose wickets at regular intervals, and they were bowled out for 152 runs in the end.
Since the disastrous “sandpapergate” series in 2018, which took place in 2018, this is the first Test match between the two strong rivals. During that series, Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft were all suspended for their roles in tampering with the ball.
In the most recent series that Australia played against the West Indies, which they won 2-0, they chose seamer Scott Boland to replace the injured Josh Hazlewood, and skipper Pat Cummins recovered from a hamstring issue to take the position of Michael Neser.
On the other side, South Africa went with four bowlers who specialised in their position.
The two teams are now ranked first and second on the ICC Test championship table, with Australia, who enter the three-match series as clear favourites, and New Zealand, who are currently positioned third on the chart.