06 Jan NO PLAY POSSIBLE ON DAY THREE IN WET SYDNEY
SYDNEY: Persistent rain in Sydney meant that no play was possible on the third day of the final Test between the Proteas and Australia at the SCG on Friday.
The inclement weather had already played a role in nearly half of day one lost. Things improved on day two when almost a full day was possible, before the rain returned to make a significant impact on the third day. The forecast is far better for Saturday when much less rain is forecast.
The home side were batting at 475 for four when early stumps were drawn on Thursday. Usman Khawaja was leading their line unbeaten on 195 (368 balls, 19 fours, 1 six) and Matt Renshaw was alongside him with five.
South Africa have already lost the three-match series after the Australians won in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Proteas Test squad against Australia
Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (DP World Lions), Gerald Coetzee (ITEC Knights), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Simon Harmer (Momentum Multiply Titans), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Dafabet Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions), Kyle Verreynne (wicketkeeper, Six Gun Grill Western Province), Lizaad Williams (Momentum Multiply Titans), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins).
South Africa Test Tour to Australia Itinerary
Four-Day Tour Match
09 – 12 December
Cricket Australia XI drew with South Africa – The Allan Border Field, Brisbane
17 – 21 December
Australia beat South Africa by six wickets – The Gabba, Brisbane
26 – 30 December
Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 182 runs – MCG, Melbourne
04 – 08 January
Australia vs South Africa – SCG, Sydney
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