2nd Test, Day 1: Kagiso Rabada runs through Australia to put South Africa on top in Port Elizabeth
South African quick bowler Kagiso Rabada ripped the center out of Australia`s batting when he took 4 wickets in seven balls on the primary day of the second Check on Friday.
Rabada added a fifth wicket in the identical spell as Australia had been bowled out for 243 after successful the toss and batting on a green-tinged pitch on an overcast day at St George`s Park.
South Africa had been 39 for one on the shut.
Rabada completed with 5 for 96, having carried out all his harm on both facet of tea, taking the important thing wicket of Australian captain Steve Smith, then following up by dismissing the Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell, in his subsequent over.
Tea was taken after Mitchell Marsh was out. Together with his remaining ball within the over, Rabada had Pat Cummins caught behind to be on a hat-trick. He didn`t handle that however 11 balls later he bowled Mitchell Starc.
It was a day of contrasts. Australian opening batsmen Cameron Bancroft and David Warner survived a testing first hour, scoring solely 23 runs in 14 overs, then appeared to have taken management as they added 75 runs within the subsequent hour, just for Bancroft to be out for 38 off the final ball earlier than lunch.
Two extra wickets fell shortly after the interval, together with that of Warner for 63, made off 100 balls with 9 fours.
Warner had no less than let his bat do the speaking after per week punctuated by the fallout from his altercation with South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock through the first Check.
Smith and Shaun Marsh steadied the innings with a affected person fourth-wicket stand of 44 earlier than Rabada began his devastation.
Rabada produced a quick supply angled into the stumps to strike Smith on the again pad. Smith failed in a overview of umpire Kumar Dharmasena`s resolution.
In Rabada`s subsequent over Shaun Marsh was crushed by a ball which swung into his pads and was additionally leg earlier than. Mitchell Marsh edged a 4 however then was caught behind off an inside edge.
Australia had been 182 for eight when Starc was out however wicketkeeper Tim Paine batted effectively with the final two batsmen, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood because the final two wickets added 61 runs. Paine was final man out for 36.
Warner, who was fined 75 % of his match price for the De Kock incident in Durban, began slowly however went on to bat along with his typical aggression earlier than Lungi Ngidi beat his defences with an angled supply which hit the highest of his off stump.
Ngidi, who changed Morne Morkel in the one change in both facet, took three for 51 whereas Vernon Philander bowled with very good management to take two for 25 in 18 overs.
Regardless of ideas on social media that Warner may very well be the goal of abuse or derogatory indicators from spectators, there was no apparent hostility from a small crowd.
When Australia fielded, Warner seemed to be his regular talkative self.
Australia claimed the wicket of first Check centurion Aiden Markram, who was leg earlier than wicket to Pat Cummins for 11.