Proteas in Australia

Proteas dismissed for 225

2012-11-30 11:00
Faf du Plessis (Gallo)
  Video

Check out a video of Ricky Ponting announcing he will retire after the third and final Test against the Proteas.

Perth - South Africa were dismissed for 225 in their first innings after winning the toss on the opening day of the third and final Test against Australia at the WACA Ground on Friday.

Live Scoring

In a match that will decide the top-ranked nation in Test cricket, the Proteas were in deep trouble at 75/6, before the tail wagged to help add respectability to their score.

It was second Adelaide Test hero Faf du Plessis who again led the fightback, making an unbeaten 78, for a total of 266 runs in his first two Tests with just one dismissal.

He received support from Robin Peterson (31) and Vernon Philander (30) after Australia's revamped pace attack rocked the Proteas' top order.

Spinner Nathan Lyon took three for 41 off 12 overs, but it was the Australian fast bowling quartet of Mitchell Johnson (2-54), Mitchell Starc (2-55), Shane Watson (1-22) and John Hastings (1-51) that did the damage.

None of the pace foursome played in the drawn second Test in Adelaide.

Teams:

Australia:

Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, David Warner, Ed Cowan, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Wade, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, John Hastings, Mitchell Johnson

South Africa:

Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson

NEXT ON SPORT24X

LIVE: Australia v Proteas

2014-11-22 22:58

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
107 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

BMW drift battle: M235i vs. speedway bike

Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a speedway bike against a BMW M235i.

 
 

Men24.com

Want to start talking dirty?
Everyday struggles of naturally skinny guys
And this year's Miss Bumbum title goes to...
How to maintain your mo, bro
Fixtures
23 November 2014
Australia v South Africa, Sydney Cricket Ground 05:20
17 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Centurion 10:30
26 December 2014
South Africa v West Indies, Port Elizabeth 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The Proteas have wrapped up their Test series against Australia with a 1-0 victory. Which international opponent gives you greatest pleasure in beating?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.