Proteas

Cook stars as Proteas skittled in Adelaide

2016-11-27 06:59
Stephen Cook (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Despite a fighting ton from Stephen Cook, South Africa lost four quick wickets at the start of the fourth day's play of the day/night Test match against Australia, leaving the hosts needing just 127 runs to win.

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Cook was the last wicket to fall, bowled by the impressive Mitchell Starc for a well played 104 (240 balls, 8x4).

The Proteas started the day hoping that they would be able to push their lead to closer to the 200 run mark but the loss of Quinton de Kock, lbw to Jackson Bird for 5 in the fifth over of the day, immediately put them on the back foot.

Vernon Philander played positively for his 17 until he fell LBW to Starc.

Kagiso Rabada didn't last long, with Hazlewood having him caught behind by Matthew Wade. He did hang around long enough to see Cook to his hundred, the second of his career. 

Starc was the pick of the bowlers for the home side, ending with 4/80 while off spinner Nathan Lyon picked up 3/60.

David Warner and Matt Renshaw were in no particular trouble in the few overs before tea and Australia went into the break on 27/0. 

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