Australia vs South Africa 1st Test at Durban, 01 Mar, 2018

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat
Australia won by 118 runs
W
Australia, who chose to bat
South Africa 298/10 in 92.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 3.22

SA 298/10 (92.4) & 162/10 (51.4)

AUS 227/10 (74.4) & 351/10 (110.4)

Player of the Match: Mitchell Starc
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
3
38
0
0
7.89
74
824
40
12.11
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
15.4
2
61
3
3.89
30
118
6/67
25.39
19
2
82
4
4.32
36
148
6/50
28.35
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Last Wicket: Quinton de Kock 83(148)

Over 93.0  

Steven Smith (AUS): Nice way to start. Really pleased with the way the boys played. Marsh deserved a hundred in the first innings. Really good game of cricket. Both are tough. Winning the toss and batting was ideal, probably the best of the conditions. Reverse-swing played a part throughout the game. It was a hard-fought Test match. Aiden Markram played exceptionally well, Quinton de Kock played well. It was getting a bit nervous there. The new ball was probably the best time to bat. We just thought if we got one wicket, the way Starc bowls to the tail, it will happen very quickly. Really well prepared. Our practice and our practice game before this Test match was spot on. No doubt, SA are a terrific side. They play well at home. No doubt they're going to come hard against us in PE.
Mitchell Starc is the Man of the Match
Faf du Plessis (SA): We gave probably 50 runs too many in the first innings. Credit to their tail how they batted along with Mitch Marsh. There were real opportunities for us to close it out. Mitchell Starc bowled beautifully to make sure the tail didn't get many runs. There wasn't enough partnerships for us. We just didn't get enough runs in the first innings. When you're in a position of strength like Australia were on day 4, they generally blow you away quickly. Kesh was brilliant in this match. The character of the batters who got runs. De Bruyn and Markram were fantastic. And then Quinny there at the end. In a big series like this, you want to step up against teams like Australia. Hopefully we can all chip in now. The biggest character of this team is that we'll never go down without a fight.
Australia won the match by 118 runs and lead the series with 1-0
92.4
W
Over 92.4 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Quinton de Kock, out LBW! de Kock went for a big slog down the ground.It slipped past his inside-edge and crashed into his back-pad.Umpire raises the finger.
92.3
3
Over 92.3 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Morne Morkel, 3 runs, gets forward and guides it away down to third man and picks up three runs.
92.2
0
Over 92.2 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and looks to play across the line but misses.
92.1
1
Over 92.1 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, gets forward and  went for a drive on the up here, but the away-swing caused the ball to be squirted off a thick edge through gully
End of Over 92 (1 runs)   South Africa 294/9

Morne Morkel 0/36 Mitchell Starc 19-2-82-4
Quinton de Kock 82/146

91.6
0
Over 91.6 Mitchell Starc good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and works it towards square leg.
91.5
0
Over 91.5 Mitchell Starc bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Morne Morkel, no runs, goes deep in the crease and digs it out back to the bowler.
91.4
0
Over 91.4 Mitchell Starc good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and left alone through to the keeper.
91.3
1
Over 91.3 Mitchell Starc bowls a pitched up delivery to Quinton de Kock, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long off and picks up an easy single.
91.2
0
Over 91.2 Mitchell Starc good length delivery to Quinton de Kock, no runs, gets forward and drives it to mid on with inside half of the bat.
91.1
0
Over 91.1 Mitchell Starc good length delivery to Quinton de Kock, no runs, gets across the line and works it towards mid wicket.
End of Over 91   South Africa 293/9

Morne Morkel 0/33 J Hazlewood 15-2-57-2
Quinton de Kock 81/143

90.6
0
Over 90.6 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and pushes it towards mid off.
90.5
0
Over 90.5 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and looks to play inside the line, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
90.4
0
Over 90.4 J Hazlewood good length delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets forward and pushes it towards mid off.
90.3
0
Over 90.3 J Hazlewood bowls a pitched up delivery to Morne Morkel, no runs, gets across the line and leaves it down the leg side.