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Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test 2023 - South Africa tour of Australia 3-match Test series of the 3rd Test match played between South Africa and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in 04th January to 8th January 2023.

Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test 2023 Highlights
Usman Khawaja raises the bat for 150 © Cricket Australia via Getty Images

Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood stars as match drawn between Australia and South Africa and clinch the three-match series with 2-0 in a rain-affected game of the third Test match.

Match Stats :
  • 8647 : Steve Smith became the fourth leading run-scorer for Australia in Test matches.
  • This is the first time Australian five batsmen have made 150-plus scores in a home season in Test matches.
  • 30 : Steve Smith equalled a joint third most centuries hit for Australia in Test matches, jointly with Mark Waugh.

* Marnus Labuschagne and Usman Khawaja's hit half-centuries as Australia scored 147-2 at Stumps - only 47-overs were bowled on a bad light and rain ends day before Anrich Nortje helped South Africa claw back.

* Usman Khawaja closes in on his maiden Test double-century and Steve Smith passes Sir Donald Bradman’s number of Test centuries in another dominant day for Australia in the day two of the third Test match.

* Usman Khawaja waits on 195 as rain washed out day three in the third Test match.

* Australia made up for lost time as their relentless pace duo Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood ripped through South Africa's batting order and they scored 149 for 6 at stumps on the day four of the third Test match.

* Sarel Erwee and Temba Bavuma survive as Following on South Africa defied Australia's bold push for an improbable victory, and avoid a series cleane sweep, as the third Test ended in a draw, After following on, South Africa were 106-2 in their second innings when play ended five overs before the close on spinning SCG wicket.


Australia 1st Innings scored 475-4 for declared in 131 overs with top scorer by Usman Khawaja cracked a unbeaten 195 off 368-balls - which was his 13th Test hundred & his second century against South Africa in Tests - including 19-fours & a six.

Steve Smith struck 104 off 192-balls - which was his 30th Test hundred & his second century against South Africa in Tests - including 11-fours & 2-sixes.

Marnus Labuschagne cracked a 79 off 151-balls including 13-fours, Travis Head hammered a 70 off 59-balls included 8-fours & a six with strike rate of 118.64.

1st Innings South Africa best bowler by Anrich Nortje took 2-wickets and one for Keshav Maharaj - Kagiso Rabada.

South Africa 1st Innings scored 255 for all-out in 108 overs with top scorer by Keshav Maharaj cracked a 53 off 81-balls including 6-fours & a six.

Simon Harmer hit 47 off 165-balls including four boundaries.

Khaya Zondo cracked a 39 off 83-balls including 2-sixes & 2-fours, Temba Bavuma scored 35 off 74-balls including 2-sixes & a four, Kyle Verreynne 19, Sarel Erwee 18 and Dean Elgar 15.

1st Innings Australia best bowler by Josh Hazlewood claimed a 4-wickets for 48-runs in 23-overs including seven maidens.

Pat Cummins picked up 3-wickets, Nathan Lyon took 2-wickets and one for Travis Head.

South Africa 2nd Innings scored 106-2 (follow-on) in 41.5 overs at end of the match - with top scorer by Sarel Erwee cracked a unbeaten 42 off 125-balls including 6-fours.

Heinrich Klaasen hit 35 off 61-balls including 3-fours and Temba Bavuma 17 not out.

2nd Innings Australia best bowler by Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins both took one-wickets.

Usman Khawaja named Player of the match for his brilliant batting performance to smashed a career-best unbeaten 195-runs.

Davis Warner earned player of the series for contributing 213-runs in the three-match series.

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