Hosts Australia are expected to go 1-0 up at the Adelaide Oval following a clinical performance on the penultimate day of the Second Test. Leaving South Africa with an improbable target of 430, the Aussies have got taken four wickets for 77 despite not having the services of the injured fast bowler James Pattinson.
A Captain’s knock from Graeme Smith helped South Africa to put up a fitting reply to Australia huge first innings total in the Second Test at the Adelaide Oval. Smith scored his 26th Test century as the visitors finished Day 2 at an impressive 217 for 2 in 67 overs having restricted the Aussies to 550 early on.
A double century from Skipper Michael Clarke and centuries from David Warner and Michael Hussey has put Australia in a supreme position of 482 for 5 in the opening day’s play of the Second Test at Adelaide.
The first Test between South Africa and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane may have ended in a high-scoring draw, but there can be no two ways as to who would be the better satisfied side following the conclusion of the rain-marred opening Test.