In a pitch filled with grass, theSouth African Captain Faf du Plessiswon the toss and decided to bat first in the first test against Australia being played from October 03, 2016, at the WACA Ground in Perth. After the toss, the Australian skipper Steven Smith told that he too would have decided to bat first if the toss was in favour of him.

The match start time is 11:30 am local, 9:00 am IST.

Day 4 updates:

South Africa 242 & 390/6 (127.3 overs) Australia 244 - South Africa is ahead 388 runs with 4 wickets remaining

After day 2,South Africa lead by 102 runs with 8 wicketsin hand

South Africa 242 & 104/2 (40 ov)

Australia 244 all-out

Smith also added that the conditions of playing in the home ground would benefit them surely.

The Captain also expressed his happiness in bringing back Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in the team. In all probabilities, the seam bowling from these speed guns will surely provide tensions to the South African batting in the initial overs of the day.

On the other hand, in the absence of Ab De Villiers, South Africa is not a strong batting side. For the Proteas, young left-hand spinner, Keshav Maharaj is making his Test debut through this match, and the inclusion of him in a such a pace friendly track is considered to be a surprising move from Du Plessis.

Television Telecast Information

In India, the match will be shown live on the Neo Sports and Star Sports, while Ten Sports is doing it in the United Arab Emirates.

As always, Willow TV is telecasting this match in the US.

In Australia, the live actions can be enjoyedon Fox Sports.

The list of channels is as below:

  • Pakistan - Ten Sports, Geo Super,PTV Sports
  • Australia - Fox Sports
  • New Zealand - Sky Sports
  • UAE - Ten Sports
  • USA - Willow Tv
  • Europe - Super Sports

According to latest updates, the visitors have faced a colossal fall in batting in the early overs.

After the end of the first session, South Africa has scored 78 runs, and they have already lost four crucial wickets. Mitchell Starc gave a severe blow to the visitors in the first over, as he dismissed Stephen Cook when the score was zero.

Later, Josh Hazlewood too joined the party, and he picked up the wickets of Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar.

Jean-Paul Duminy tried his best to steady the sinking ship, but he was dismissedbya magic ball delivered by Peter Siddle. For South Africa, Faf du Plessis (37) and Temba Bavuma (17) are on screen.

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