Australia retain upper hand in first Test
March 3 (CRICKETNMORE) - Australian ended third day that finished early due to bad light on 213/9, but after earning a first-innings lead of 189, they find themselves 402 runs ahead with one wicket remaining and two days left to play.
Australia (1st innings) 351: Mitchell Marsh 96, Steve Smith 56; Keshav Maharaj 5-123, Vernon Philander 2-59
South Africa (1st innings) 162: AB de Villiers 71, Aiden Markram 32; Mitchell Starc 5-34, Nathan Lyon 3-50
Australia (2nd innings) 213-9: Cameron Bancroft 53, Steve Smith 38, Keshav Maharaj 3-93, Morne Morkel 3-42
Day three finishes with Australia 213/9, leading by 402 runs. Three wickets for Morne Morkel, who needs just three more to reach 300 in Tests! #SAvAUS— ICC (@ICC) March 3, 2018
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