Australia is touring South Africa 2018 for four Test Match Series in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg in February and March, 2018. Below is a full schedule, fixtures, time table and results, which is being updated daily throughout the tournament.

SL Date & Time Match & Venues Results
1st Test Mar 01, Thu – Mar 05, Mon South Africa vs Australia, 1st Test
Kingsmead, Durban
  Australia won by 118 runs
South Africa – 162 & 298
Australia – 351 & 227
South Africa – To Bat
Day 1: Australia – 225/5 76 ov CRR: 2.96 ( Bad light forces an early close with Australia 225/5)
AUS are 225 for 5 off 76 overs

Day 2: South Africa – 162 (De Villiers 71*, Starc 5-34, Lyon 3-50) trail
Australia – 351 & 50/0 11 ov (M Marsh 96, Smith 56, Warner 51, Maharaj 5-123, Philander 3-59) by 189 runs

Day 3: Australia 351 and 213 for 9 (Bancroft 53, Smith 38, Morkel 3-42, Maharaj 3-93) lead South Africa 162 all out by 402 runs

Day 4 – South Africa 2nd innings 293/9 (Q de Kock 81*, M Morkel 0*, 89 ov)

Day 5 – South Africa 2nd innings 298 (92.4 ov)

Player of the Match: Mitchell Starc (Australia)

Toss: Australia won the toss and opt to bat
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, S Ravi
Umpires: S Ravi (IND),Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)

South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Theunis de Bruyn, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel

Australia Squad: Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Match: 2nd Test, Australia tour of South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Mar 9-13 2018

Day 1 -Australia 1st Innings: 243/10 in 71.3 overs (JR Hazlewood 10)

South Africa 1st innings – 39/1 (12 ovs), trail by 204 runs. Elgar 11*, Rabada 17*, Cummins 1/9. RR 3.25.

Day2 – South Africa: 263/7 in 95.0 overs (AB de Villiers 74, VD Philander 14) –

Day 3 – SA all out for 382, lead by 139 runs. De Villiers not out for 126.

Australia 2nd innings 180/5 (MR Marsh 39*, TD Paine 5*, 63 ov)

Day 4 – AUS are all out for 239 with a 101-run lead.

South Africa 2nd innings 102/4 (22.5 ov) – end of match

Player of the Match: Kagiso Rabada – 11-wicket haul

Results: South Africa won by 6 wickets

Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat

Venue: St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires:S Ravi (IND),Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Third Umpire:Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee:Jeff Crowe

South Africa Squad:Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (c), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi

Australia Squad:David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Match 3rd Test: 3rd Test, Australia tour of South Africa at Cape Town, Mar 22-26 2018

Day 1 – South Africa 1st innings 266/8 (D Elgar 121*, K Rabada 6*, 87 ov)

Day 2 – Australia 1st innings 245/9 (TD Paine 33*, JR Hazlewood 1*, 67 ov)

Day 3Bad light: South Africa 2nd innings 238/5 (AB de Villiers 51*, Q de Kock 29*, 72 ov) – South Africa lead by 294 runs

Day 4: – Australia 2nd innings 107 (39.4 ov) – end of match

Tim Paine to replace Steve Smith as acting captain for remainder of third Test following a ball tampering scandal.

Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first

Match of the Player: Morne Morkel

Results : South Africa win by 322 runs

Brief Score:

England Innings: 311 (Elgar 141*, de Villiers 64, Cummins 4-78) and 373 (Markram 84, De Kock 65, De Villiers 63, Philander 52*, Cummins 3-67, Hazlewood 3-69, Lyon 3-102)

Australia Innings: Australia 255 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 4-91) and 107 (Morkel 5-23)

Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG),Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Ian Gould (ENG)

Referee:
Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel

Australia Squad: Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Match 4th Test: 4th Test, Australia tour of South Africa at Johannesburg, Mar 30 – Apr 3 2018
Day 1: South Africa 1st innings 313/6 (T Bavuma 25*, Q de Kock 7*, 88 ov)Day 2: South Africa 1st innings 488 all out (136.5 Overs) (AK Markram 152, AB de Villiers 69, T Bavuma 95* ; PJ Cummins 5/83, 3/182 )

  • South Africa are all out for 488 in the first innings

Australia 1st Innings: 110/6 (38 Overs) (UT Khawaja 53 ; VD Philander 3/17)

  • Australia trail by 378 runs with four wickets remaining in the first innings

Day 3:

Day 4 – Australia 2nd innings 88/3 (PSP Handscomb 23*, SE Marsh 7*, 30 ov)

Day 5 – Australia 2nd innings 119 (46.4 ov)

South Africa 488 (Markram 152, Bavuma 95*, de Villiers 69, Cummins 5-83, Lyon 3-182) and 344 for 6 dec (Du Plessis 120, Elgar 81, Cummins 4-58)
Australia 221 (Paine 62, Khawaja 53, Cummins 50, Philander 3-30, Rabada 3-53, Maharaj 3-92) and 119 (Burns 42, Philander 6-21)

Umpires: Ian Gould, Nigel Llong (both ENG)

TV umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Results: South Africa won by 492 runs

Player of the match: Vernon Philander (Philander takes career-best 6-21 )

Player of the series: Kagiso Rabada

Series result: South Africa won the 4-match series 3-1

TOUR RESULTS

  • First test Kingsmead, Durban Australia won by 118 runs
  • Second test St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth South Africa won by 6 wickets
  • Third test Newlands, Cape Town South Africa won by 322 runs
  • Fourth test Johannesburg, South Africa won by 492 runs

 

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