Aiden Markram scored an impressive 143 while Quinton de Kock remained unbeaten on 81 for South Africa but Australia are just one wicket away heading into the final day from winning the first Test in Durban.
After a determined 96-run knock from Mitchell Marsh helped Australia post 351 runs, a five-wicket haul from Mitchell Starc proved vital in the visitors dismissing South Africa for 162 runs at stumps on day two of the first Test in Durban.
David Warner and Steven Smith scored half-centuries but South Africa bowlers struck at regular intervals to keep Australia in check with a score of 225 for five before bad light brought a premature end to the first day's play in the Durban Test.
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After Beuran Hendricks five-wicket haul dented Australia's top order, Pat Cummins led the fightback with an unbeaten half-century to help them post 329 runs in the first innings against South Africa A in the second day of the warm-up game in Benoni.
Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets between them as Australia bowled out South Africa A for 220 runs and managed to post 87 runs with the loss of three wickets before stumps on day one of the warm-up game in Benoni on Thursday.
Ashton Agar picked a three-wicket haul while D'Arcy Short slammed a quick fifty as Australia managed to beat New Zealand by 19 runs by DLS method in the rain-hit Twenty20 International Tri-Series final in Auckland.
Openers David Warner and D'Arcy Short scored half-centuries while Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch made valiant contributions down the order as Australia chased down the highest score in Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand with five wickets in hand in the 19th over in the fifth game of the tri-series in Auckland.