Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Tue 16 Apr 2024 Faf du Plessis and the art of saving a Test Australia dominated the Adelaide Test for a major portion of the game, but South Africa batted credibly well on the last day to help the visitors escape with a draw. Du Plessis helps South Africa to pull off a miraculous draw in Adelaide Test South Africa pulled off a miraculous draw in the Second Test at the Adelaide Oval by batting out the entire final day’s play. The Proteas forced a draw with Australia tantalizingly falling short of a victory by two wickets. Australia all set to take Series lead at Adelaide Hosts Australia are expected to go 1-0 up at the Adelaide Oval following a clinical performance on the penultimate day of the Second Test. Leaving South Africa with an improbable target of 430, the Aussies have got taken four wickets for 77 despite not having the services of the injured fast bowler James Pattinson. Australia in the driver’s seat despite second innings collapse South Africa battled hard on the third day’s play at Brisbane right till the end but the Aussies still hold the edge over them with an overall lead of 273 runs with still five wickets in hand. Graeme Smith century leads fitting reply from Proteas A Captain’s knock from Graeme Smith helped South Africa to put up a fitting reply to Australia huge first innings total in the Second Test at the Adelaide Oval. Smith scored his 26th Test century as the visitors finished Day 2 at an impressive 217 for 2 in 67 overs having restricted the Aussies to 550 early on. Australia pound 482 for 5 on opening day’s play at Adelaide; Clarke hits another double! A double century from Skipper Michael Clarke and centuries from David Warner and Michael Hussey has put Australia in a supreme position of 482 for 5 in the opening day’s play of the Second Test at Adelaide. Philander out, Kallis breaks down midway as Proteas hit by double injury blow South Africa aiming to go 1-0 up at Adelaide have been hit by a double injury blow. The visitors have lost their match-winning pace bowler Vernon Philander this morning through a stiff lower back.