Welcome to information.com.au’s protection of Day 2 of the third Check between Australia and South Africa on the SCG.
Australia is 2/147 after unhealthy mild and rain introduced an early finish to a particularly irritating opening day’s play that had followers and gamers fuming.
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Marnus Labuschagne was out on the final ball earlier than play was stopped due to unhealthy mild.
Rain and overcast situations are forecast once more for Sydney on Thursday so it could possibly be one other day of interrupted motion.
Play is scheduled to get underway at 10am (AEDT).
11.20am – Aussies put the foot down
After approaching and off for mild rain, Khawaja and Smith upped the ante in opposition to South African’s bowlers as soon as play obtained underway.
Ticking the rating over simply, Khawaja is inching nearer to a century as Australia method the 200-mark.
10am – Aussie legend’s historic new statue unveiled
Australian cricket legend Belinda Clark has change into the world’s first feminine cricketer to be honoured with a statue.
The bronze statue was unveiled on the SCG on Thursday and Clark was available to see herself immortalised.
The previous Australian captain scored seven centuries throughout Checks and ODIs and have become the primary participant, man or girl, to attain a double century in an ODI.
Clark led Australian to 2 ODI World Cup triumphs. The Belinda Clark Award, given to the standout feminine Aussie cricketer of the season, is called after her.
Marnus adamant he wasn’t out
It was a irritating day 1 for Marnus Labuschagne, who appeared on monitor for one more Check century earlier than an absolute peach from Anrich Nortjie caught his outdoors edge.
Unhealthy mild compelled the gamers off straight after his dismissal, which turned out to be the final ball of the day.
Earlier, Labuschagne was given a reprieve when the third umpire dominated his edge to Simon Harmer at slip off Marco Jansen didn’t fairly carry.
Labuschagne is adamant his controversial escape was the appropriate name, however the South Africans disagree.
Secret footage instructed Labuschagne ought to have been given out — digicam angles not capable of be accessed by TV umpire Richard Kettleborough confirmed that Harmer appeared to have his fingers beneath the ball.
However requested if he was out Labuschagne responded: “No, clearly not. I used to be nonetheless batting. It was simply a type of ones. If there’s no TV, I’m strolling. That’s how the sport works.
“With the quantity of sluggish movement footage you see, you see his fingers push and cut up open. Based on the technicality, a number of the ball is touching the grass no matter whether or not his fingers are beneath it or not.
“It’s simply onerous as a result of again within the day, and even earlier than we had this know-how and digicam work, they’d ship you packing.’’
South African bowler Anrich Nortje disagreed.
“All of us thought it was out,’’ he stated.
“Simon was satisfied it went straight in. I feel whenever you take a look at the entrance on (imaginative and prescient), whenever you take a look at the angles, to us it seems to be just like the fingers are beneath it.
“Sadly, we didn’t get that one. I feel it could have been a giant one at that stage. We have been satisfied it’s out.”