Australia chasing target at Johannesburg

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 | 0

Australia cricket team is in great trouble now in South Africa where they are schedule to play a Test series at the home venue of South Africa. They played two warm up match against South Africa A team earlier and later, they started the main event. Cricket Australia won the first Test against Proteas and so, their journey in South Africa started well. But later, they stumbled and lost the 2nd Test against the local team. The match was executed at Port Elizabeth. So, series came to an even. They lost the 3rd Test against Proteas as well and so, South Africa led the tournament now. So, now the 4th and final Test has started earlier in 30th March, 2018 and so, according to the latest news, Australia chasing target at Johannesburg.

Australia chasing target at Johannesburg

At the beginning we told that Australia team is suffering from problems. In the 3rd Test when South Africa came to bat for the 2nd innings, Australian bowler Bancroft tampered bowl. And so, there were connection with captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner. So, all three have punished and ruled out from the current squad. Cricket Australia suspended Smith and Warner for 12 months where Bancroft for nine months so far. Instead of captain Smith, now the captaincy went to Tim Paine and under his charge, Australia started to play the 4th Test against South Africa.

In 30th March, 2018 the 4th Test between Australia and South Africa was started. The host ground is Wanderers Stadium which is located at Johannesburg. In the match, once again Proteas won the toss and decided to bat first. In the match, Tim Paine has become the 46th captain in Australia in Test competition. For Australia Chadd Sayers made his Test debut.

South Africa came to open the match with batting. They scored full 488 runs in the first innings and before the declaration, they lost all wickets. In 136.5 overs South Africa scored the runs so far. Aiden Markram scored 152 runs highest for Proteas where Pat Cummins took five wickets so far for Australia.

In the 1st innings Australia scored 221 runs where Tim Paine scored 62 runs so far. Later, Proteas came to bat for the 2nd innings and they played well. They scored 344 runs and declared their innings and according to the latest news Australia is chasing the target which was presented by South Africa. It seems that Australia is going to lose the match as well as lose the series. If Aussie could win the match, series will ended with draw.

About the Author

This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug

TSM Plug