Australia v South Africa: third Test, day dual – as it happened

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Australia 307-6 during stumps on day two, a lead of 48

Another fascinating day of Test cricket ends with Australia holding a top palm interjection to a high dominant 138 from Usman Khawaja. Sent in late on Thursday as a temporary opener a superb left hander will lapse to a double on Saturday afternoon after spending a whole second day batting.

Partners came and went around him. Steve Smith had some-more than 59 in his locker though a unfortunate run-out threatened to change a march of a game. It didn’t interjection to Peter Handscomb’s bustling debut. His exclusion for 54 sparked a mini-collapse though a wickets of Nick Maddinson and Matthew Wade to a new round underneath lights unsuccessful to fungus into anything serious.

For South Africa, Kyle Abbott was a standout, honourable improved than his 3/38 from 25 overs.

Captain Obvious here, though a initial event tomorrow will set adult a rest of a game. Quick wickets for South Africa will drag them behind into row though a integrate of hours of Australian batting could see them extend their lead of 48 into match-winning territory.

Thanks for your company, we’ll see we then.



Usman Khawaja batted via a second day of a third Test opposite South Africa during a Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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