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Usman Khwaja hits the ton; Australia lead by 48 runs

Adelaide Oval, 24-28 November, 2016

Australia recommenced the day on 14-0 but debutant Matt Renshaw was only able to add two runs to his overnight score as he was fiercely caught for 10 at third slip by Dean Elgar.

That brought Warner to the crease; Warner botched to blossom at number three and was send pavilion for 11 when he got an edge off an Abbott delivery that was seaming away from him with Elgar once again took a dazzling catch in the barricades. After that Usman Khwaja and Steven Smith had 137 runs partnership for the 3rd wicket. Smith got run out by Philander/de Kock just before his partner reached the landmark.

Khwaja was well supported by Handscomb as both of them added 99 runs for the 4th wicket. Handscomb reached to his first fifty in his first test match but soon got bowled on 54 by Abbott. After that Australia lost another two wickets in quick succession as Maddinson was bowled on duck by Rabada  and Wicket keeper Wade was caught on score of 4 by De Kock on the balling of Philander.

South Africa was back in the game. But Usman Khwaja was still on the on the score of 138* and Starc on 16*. South Africa need to take the wicket of Usman Khwaja early in the day before it gets too late because if they can’t take wicket of him than Australia will take handsome lead and South Africa will be in all sorts of worries.

Day 2 Stumps

South Africa 259/9 d 76
Australia 307/6 102
Australia lead by 48 runs with still 4 wickets in hand in the 1st innings

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