South Africa Vs Australia 1st Test at Durban, Mar 01-05, 2018

Toss: Australia, who chose to bat

Australia won by 118 runs

Australia
1st Innings
351/10 in 110.4 Overs
Run Rate: 3.17
South Africa
1st Innings
162/10 in 51.4 Overs
Run Rate: 3.14
2nd Innings
227/10 in 74.4 Overs
Run Rate: 3.04
2nd Innings
298/10 in 92.4 Overs
Run Rate: 3.22
Batsman
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mat
Runs
Hs
Avg
3
38
0
0
7.89
74
824
40
12.11
Bowler
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M
R
W
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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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

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.

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.