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Starc dominated Proteas single handly, Australia won by 118 runs

Starc dominated Proteas single handly, Australia won by 118 runs
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Australia’s leading bowler Mitchell Starc dominated South Africa in the first test and clinched the victory against Hosts. This is South Africa’s sixth loss in Durban in the last eight Tests. After losing the One-Day and T20 series against India, South Africa has been lost their momentum of winning in their hometown. Left-arm-bowler Mitchell stark picked nine wickets in this match, in which five-wickets came in the first innings and rest four he got in the second innings. Starc’s crippled spell helped Australia and which results, South Africa were bowled out at 298 in the second innings. Batsman Aiden Makaram scored faboulas Hundred and guided South Africa to score 298 in the second innings.

Australian Skipper, Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia scored 351 runs with Warner’s fabulous 51 and Mitchell Marsh’s 96 runs. Captain Steve Smith also gave his contribution of 56 runs in the first innings. Spinner-Keshav Maharaj picked five wickets in this match by conceding 123 runs in 34 overs. Opening Start of Proteas in 1st Innings was not so good; the Proteas team lost their half- members at the score of 108 runs. Mitchell starc broke the bone of South African Batting Order and bowled out them at the score of 162 in 51.4 overs. In the second inning, Australia was bowled out by South Africa in just 227 runs. Spinner Keshav Maharaj continued his excellent form and had picked four wickets in the second innings, but it was not quite enough for Proteas to win the match comfortably.

Australia set a winning target of 418 at Durban’s bouncing pitch. By chasing the target, South Africa lost their first wicket early when Dean Alger caught behind by Tim Paine on the full-length delivery of Mitchell Starc. After the dismissal of Dean Elgar, Australian bowlers dominated Proteas batsman badly on their home ground and bowled out the whole team at the score of 298. Australia won this match by 118 runs and took a lead of 1-0 in the four-match test series. Now, South Africa will try to level the series by winning the next test match at Port Elizabeth.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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