2nd over: Australia 7-0 (Khawaja 1, Warner 5) Odd from South Africa. Sure, Nortje has been their best bowler. But he’s also super fast and bashes the ball into the deck. On a humid morning with cloud coming over, I would have thought you would give the ball to Jansen first and see if it swings, rather than have Nortje bowl short at the hip. Leg bye, single, pull shot for none. This isn’t good use of a new ball.
Murray Henman writes in. “I guess we can be glad that this pitch isn’t as green as the Gabba and hope we get to Day 3 for Pink Day. Hoping for a better contest, and thanks for the OBO.”
Written by Geoff Lemon (now) and Jonathan Howcroft (later)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2023/jan/04/australia-v-south-africa-third-test-day-one-live under the title “Australia v South Africa: third Test, day one – live”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.