Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test Cricket Highlights Day 3 At SCG

January 6th, 2009 Posted in Match Highlights, Mobile Series, Test Match

Cricket Highlights: Watch South Africa vs Australia 3rd Day at Sydney (SCG), 3rd Test of the 2008-2009 series.

Scoreline: SA 327 all out. Mark Boucher 89. Morne Morkel 40. Peter Siddle 5 wickets.
Aus: 33/0. Overall lead 151

The morning session featured engrossing cricket that slowly petered out and then picked up again. Boucher and Morkel pulled South Africa back into the game before a late burst of wickets by Siddle pushed them down again. The South African innings was also marked by bizarre luck – an escaped LBW and TWO occasions when the ball clipped the stumps without dislodging the bails.

There was an interesting moment just before the Aussies came out to bat. Shane Warne can be heard yelling to the South Africans – “give the new ball to Morkel” – the advice wasn’t taken by stand-in captain McKenzie and though Matthew Hayden survived a plumb LBW shout from Dale Steyn in the very first over, Ntini from the other end hardly troubled him during his brief stay.

With the pitch really playing weird on Day 3, Smith out of the test match, and a lead of 151, unless Steyn and Morkel can produce something sensational tomorrow, the Aussies could well make it 2-1.

Comments are closed.