South Africa v Australia: Hosts complete 2-0 series win after drawing third Test in Sydney
|Australia v South Africa: Third Test, Sydney|
|Australia 475-4 dec: Khawaja 195*, Smith 104|
|South Africa 255: Maharaj 53; Hazlewood 4-48 & 106-2: Erwee 42*|
|Match drawn; Australia win series 2-0|
South Africa showed some fight on the final day to draw the third Test and deny Australia a series clean sweep.
The travelers were approached to trail behind being bowled out for 255 in answer to Australia’s 475-4 in Sydney.
Be that as it may, Sarel Erwee’s dirty 42 not out from 125 balls helped South Africa to 106-2 in the downpour-impacted match.
Australia won the series 2-0 and a third win would have ensured their spot On the planet Test Title last at The Oval, in London, in June.
They top the table and presently need only one attract from their four-Test series India, which begins on 9 February, to meet all requirements for the last. India is second in the table and furthermore in a solid situation to arrive at the last.
South Africa went into the series against Australia with their own expectations of arriving at the last however were entirely outflanked for a large part of the series.
They lost the principal Test within two days in Brisbane and the second by an inning and 182 runs in Melbourne.
Furthermore, Australia was again predominant in the third Test, with hundreds of years from Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith setting up their 475-4 proclaimed before 49 overs were lost across the initial two days.
South Africa began the last day 149-6 after the top request surrendered to the brightness of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood late on day four, the last option wrapping up with 4-48.
In any case, a stand of 85 for the eighth wicket between Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer, who made 53 and 47 separately, protected South Africa by removing important time from the last day.
Their all-out of 255 was their greatest of the series, however, they missed the mark concerning the follow-on track.
Skipper Senior member Elgar opened the innings yet was out presently before tea for the fourth time in the series to Cummins, having scored 10 to end with a normal of 9.33 from six innings.
Notwithstanding, Erwee fought close by Heinrich Klaasen, who made 35 from 61 balls, while Temba Bavuma added an unbeaten 17 from 42 balls as Australia’s bowlers battled to get through on a sluggish pitch and South Africa kept their most memorable attracted Test 47 matches.