ABC News Australia – As it has all series, the action on day two in Cape Town rolled one way and then another, with neither Australia nor South Africa able to break to a decisive advantage.

Summary

  • As it has all series, the action on day two in Cape Town rolled one way and then another, with neither Australia nor South Africa able to break to a decisive advantage.
  • And when it looked like that innings was gone, Nathan Lyon was the unlikely saviour to drag it back the other way, and Australia got through to stumps with 245 on the board and the last-wicket partnership intact.
  • Amidst all that came Morne Morkel’s 300th Test wicket, a rare record for Dean Elgar, and more drama as Australia lodged a complaint with Cricket South Africa over targeted abuse from some spectators hanging around the players’ walkway.
  • Bancroft had been battling through all this time, playing and missing, edging past his leg stump on several occasions, but also nailing the odd cover drive and cut shot on his way to a battling 50.
  • One of these brought him undone as he searched for his first Test 50, giving Morkel a fourth wicket for the innings, but Lyon had still notched a new highest score.


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