u-Maharaj uthole ama-wicket abalulekile kumdlalo wakhe wokuqala e-Kingsmead

Keshav Maharaj of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Shaun Marsh of Australia with Faf du Plessis of the Proteas during day 1 of the 1st Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on March 01, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Keshav Maharaj of the Proteas celebrates the wicket of Shaun Marsh of Australia with Faf du Plessis of the Proteas during day 1 of the 1st Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on March 01, 2018 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

u-Keshav Maharaj ujabulele umdlalo wakhe wokuqala we-Test edlala ekhaya ngokuthola ama-wicket ka-Steve Smith no-Shaun Marsh osukwini lokuqala lwe-Sunfoil Test Series phakathi kwama-Standard Bank Proteas ne-Australia e-Sahara Stadium Kingsmead ngoLwesine.

Ngesikhathi ukukhanya okubi kusheshe kwaqeda umdlalo, i-Australia ku-225/5 emuva kwama-overs angu-76 emuva kokuthi izivakashi zinqobe i-toss kwi-surface enhle, futhi ehamba kancane, umdlalo ubulingene.

Bekunokuphika okuncane ukuthi ama-Proteas ebengathanda ukuthola usuku oluphelele kuphela ukukhanya njengoba bebesalelwe ama-overs amane ukufinyelela ebholeni lesibili elisha futhi kusele i-wicket eyodwa ukufika kubadlali abaphansi be-Australia.

u-Maharaj ube ukhiye kwizinhlelo zama-Proteas emuva kokuthi ama-Proteas akhethe ukuqinisa ukushaya kwabo ngokufaka u-Theunis de Bruyn futhi bafake ama-specialist bowlers amane. Uhlelo beluhambelana kahle njengoba i-surface ivumele ukuthi u-Faf du Plessis amfake ngasekuqaleni kosuku futhi waphosa ama-overs amaningi kunabanye akade bephosa kuma-Proteas (2/69 kuma-overs angu-24).

Indima yakhe no-Vernon Philander, ophose kahle kanye nokuhlasela u-2/36 kuma-overs angu-17, kusho ukuthi ama-Australians ebengeke akwazi ukukora kalula ekuqaleni njengoba bethanda ukwenza.

Kube nama-partnership amabili ama-runs angu-56 – i-wicket yesithathu phakathi kwa-David Warner (51 off 79 balls, 6 fours) no-Smith (56 off 114 balls, 11 fours) ne-wicket yesine phakathi kwa-Smith no-Shaun Marsh (40 off 96 balls, 6 fours).

Kwabanye ama-Proteas kade ekhipha ngezikhathi ezihlukene kwaze kwathi u-Mitchell Marsh no-Tim Paine behlanganisa i-partnership yama-runs angu-48 nge-wicket yesithupha, kuyela esiphethweni.