News24 (South Africa) – Johannesburg – The Proteas have some more injury news on the bowling front with Kagiso Rabada struggling with a stiff lower back.

Summary

  • Rabada picked up the strain while bowling in Australia’s first innings.
  • He is expected to bowl in the second innings, but word from the Cricket South Africa (CSA) camp is that he will not be at his quickest.
  • Morkel, playing in his last Test match, was heavily strapped on Monday morning and he has been taking pain killers to try and get through the discomfort.
  • That would help explain why captain Faf du Plessis has opted to keep batting in South Africa’s second innings, despite the lead being well over 500.
  • South Africa lead 2-1 in the series, and they will become the first side to beat Australia in a home Test series since re-admission if they avoid defeat in Johannesburg.


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