Cape Town - David Warner's dominance over South Africa's bowlers continued as the
Australian opening batsman moved towards his second century of the
match on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Newlands on
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Warner followed up his first innings 135 with an unbeaten 92 as Australia reached 180 for one at lunch - an overall lead of 387.
Warner was on 79 he reached 1 000 runs in eight Test matches during the
southern hemisphere season - five against England and three against
South African captain Graeme Smith, who announced on
Monday night that he would be retiring from international cricket after
the match, was applauded on to the field by his teammates, the
Australian batsmen and a sparse crowd.
But the only other highlight for him was the run-out of Chris Rogers, the only batsman to be dismissed.
Rogers fell for 39 to a direct hit from fine leg by Dale Steyn after an opening stand of 123 with Warner in just 20.2 overs.
was in sparkling form at the start of the day and reached his fifty off
41 balls with six fours and a six over long-on off off-spinner JP
Steyn, who was off the field for most of the first innings because of a hamstring strain, bowled three overs.
He started with a maiden but was then hit for 24 runs in his next two overs, including a straight six by Warner.
scoring rate slowed after Rogers' dismissal, with Alex Doolan
struggling at the start of his innings before gradually finding his
Warner also progressed more slowly as Smith set defensive
fields. By lunch he had faced 111 balls and hit nine fours and two
Doolan could have been dismissed for one when he got a faint edge to a ball from Morne Morkel.Umpire
Aleem Dar gave him not out and the edge was so faint that the South
Africans did not seek a review, although it showed up on the "Snicko" in
slow motion replays. Doolan was 36 not out at lunch.