Plenty of play is expected on day three as the Proteas look to extend their 86-run first-innings lead over Australia in Hobart.
Weather came to Australia’s aid on day two as persistent and heavy rain washed out all of it, but the conditions are expected to favour the Proteas on day three, with only a possibility of light rain expected.
It’s a chilly, dry morning in Hobart, and Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma will look to make the most of it and build on the 86-run lead their side set up for themselves on a colossal day-one display from the tourists.
Vernon Philander’s 5-21 paved the way for Australia to crash to 85 all out – their third-lowest Test total against the Proteas. A Mitchell Starc blitz (3-49) then dealt with South Africa’s top order in response, and he’ll be key to limiting the damage this morning.
The Proteas should see 250 as the bare minimum from here, with a 200-run lead a decent target to set for themselves, especially if De Kock (28) and Bavuma (38) get their eye in once again.
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