MX23RW : Monday, September 20 20:54:11| >> :600:1761751:1761751:

JP Duminy, Dean Elgar hit centuries as South Africa take control of first Test

South Africa open up a 388-run lead over Australia at stumps on day three of the first Test match in Perth.

A third-wicket partnership of 250 between Dean Elgar and JP Duminy has ensured that South Africa hold control of the first Test against Australia at the conclusion of day three.

The match in Perth was finely poised at the start of Saturday's play but the two South African batsmen have taken the game away from their hosts with an outstanding performance during the first half of the third day.

The tourists resumed on 104-2 but Elgar and Duminy added another 191 runs before Duminy was finally dismissed for 141 by Peter Siddle after an innings which included 20 fours and one six.

Twelve overs later, Josh Hazlewood did for Elgar but only after the opener had recorded a defiant 127 from 316 balls with his side on 324 at the time of his dismissal.

Faf du Plessis added 32 before the Proteas ended the day with Quinton de Kock (16*) and Vernon Philander (23*) at the crease.

South Africa will resume on day four on 390-6 and with a lead of 388 runs.

ID:284688: cacheID:284688:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2422:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Joe Root celebrates the wicket of Johnson Charles during the World Twenty20 final between England and the West Indies at Eden Gardens on April 3, 2016
Read Next:
England quartet named in team of tournament

rhs 2.0
-(578:50) NO SAVED VALID SPORT!!!!:3:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!