Australia played against South Africa in Melbourne boxing day test have won. With this, he has also taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. That is, simply put, have captured the Test series. The Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa did not last even for 4 days. The game was settled in the second session of the fourth day itself, where Australia defeated South Africa by winning the game.

When the game started on the fourth day, South Africa had 9 wickets in hand. But, his 9 wickets were piled up even before the end of the second session. The South African team managed to touch the figure of 200 runs with great difficulty. He scored 204 runs in the second innings. Earlier, Australia had won the first Test of the series by 6 wickets.

South Africa first innings – 189, Australia – 575/8 (declared)

In the Boxing Day Test played in Melbourne, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. His decision paid off when South Africa’s first innings was reduced to only 189 runs. This was the 7th consecutive time when South Africa could not score 200 runs in their Test innings. After bundling out South Africa for 200 in the first innings, Australia declared their first innings at 575 for 8.

David Warner, playing his 100th Test in the first innings for Australia, scored a brilliant double century. Apart from him, wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey played an inning of 103 runs. In addition to being the first Australian wicket-keeper to score a century in a Boxing Day Test played at the MCG, Carey also became the first Australian wicket-keeper since 2013 to score a century in Tests.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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