Oz in SA: Durban Test a toss-up - bookies

    2018-02-28 12:58

    Cape Town - The Durban Test between the Proteas and Australia starting on Thursday is too close to call, say leading bookmakers.

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    Steve Smith's visiting Australian side are in the country for four Tests - in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg - in what promises to be a mouth-watering series.

    Australia are fresh off an Ashes demolition of England, while the Proteas beat top-ranked India on home soil earlier in the year.

    A series win for the Proteas will ensure they finish second on the ICC Test rankings at the April 3 cut-off date, but more importantly, it would be the first time a South African team has beaten Australia in a series at home.

    The unpredictable Kingsmead weather - and light - is bound to play a part in determining the outcome of the opening skirmish, resulting in bookies struggling to split the two sides.

    The Proteas are on offer at 6/5, while Australia can be backed at 5/4.

    The draw is on offer at an attractive 17/4.

    The first ball is due to be bowled at 10:00.

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