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AUSTRALIA 351(110.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS SOUTH AFRICA 162(51.4 OVERS)1ST INNINGS AUSTRALIA 227(74.4 OVERS)2ND INNINGS
Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner
Teams differ on what is within the spirit of cricket. But basic respect for yourself, your opponents and the game isn't hard to agree upon
Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine said it was "blatantly untrue" that Quinton de Kock's family was targeted, but he did hear a comment on David Warner's wife Candice
The last time Australia toured South Africa, Dale Steyn's old-ball skills decided the second Test in Port Elizabeth. Similarly slow and abrasive conditions can be expected this time around, but it is the visitors who now have the best exponents of reverse
Faf du Plessis wants his tail-enders to find ways to resist the reverse-swinging ball, and his bowlers to try and match their Australian counterparts' effectiveness with the old ball
Warner has been charged with a Level 2 offence, while de Kock has been booked under the Level 1 category
No. of fourth-innings centuries in Durban since 1992, including Markram's in this match. The only other was Herschelle Gibbs' 104 also v Aus in 2002. SA had chased down 335 in that Test.
Instances of AB de Villiers being run out in Tests. This was his first such instance since Oct 2013. It's also his first duck in 39 Test innings v Australia
The highest 4th-innings total in a Durban Test since South Africa's return to Test cricket. SA made that score v Australia in 2009, in a Test they lost by 175 runs
No. of SA spinners to take more than six wickets in a Test at Durban since readmission before this Test. Keshav Maharaj has taken nine in this match.
No. of 50s for Cameron Bancroft in his 10 Test innings, including the one in the second inns of this Test. He hasn't crossed 30 in rest of the 8 inns.
David Warner's average in Tests in South Africa, before this match. In the 2013-14 tour he had scored 543 runs in three Tests with three centuries and two fifties. He's got to another fifty in this match.
No. of consecutive 50+ scores for Steven Smith in Tests, including his 56 in this inns. He had scored 239, 76, 102* and 83 in last two Ashes Tests before this series.
No. of Test series wins for South Africa against Australia at home since readmission. They have played 7 series in SA of which Aus won 5 and 2 were drawn.