CA probe Warner, de Kock first Test row

CA probe Warner, de Kock first Test row

Markram hit 19 fours before falling late.

The fighting effort will give the team a huge boost ahead of the final three Tests and could spell trouble for the Australians as Markram's confidence will now be through the roof. But I just stayed in my plans for longer and, from a personal point of view, the innings was a relief.

"I think we can bowl better than we did today. our ability to stick at it and keep fighting is pleasing", he added.

Australia had been told it was too dark for fast bowlers to continue, which threatened to ruin the chance of Mitchell Starc to finish the match off with a hat-trick after he rattled through the South African tail with three wickets in five balls.

Australia's push for victory was also held up by South Africa opener Aiden Markram, who gritted it out for 5 1/2 hours for his 143. "We spoke to Aiden about running out their best player and one of the best players in the world", he said.

De Kock and Morkel saw the last 10 overs through but the feeling of a lost battle was there as they walked off the field at the end of day's play. The pioneers of this method - Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers &mdash: are still the biggest names in South Africa's batting line-up and seemed like their sole hope at the onset of Day 4, a notion that was slowly but surely squashed by the end of the day.

Markram had made centuries against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, two of cricket's lesser powers, but said performing against Australia in tough conditions was a personal highlight. As Warne has recounted: "I was desperate to get a wicket and with my third ball I bowled Hudson behind his legs".

"There was a lot of chatter on the field".

Smith also claimed Glenn McGrath "doesn't stop cursing you", and got his own back when he asked McGrath if he was "constantly on your period", during the one-day series that followed.

The Aussies are unlikely to make any changes to their line-up barring injury, but Bancroft and Khawaja appear to be the players under the most pressure.

CCTV footage from the players tunnel showed Australia vice-captain David Warner and home wicketkeeper De Kock involved in a fiery exchange as players climbed the stairwell to their dressing rooms during the break.

AB de Villiers then returned to the pavilion after facing just one ball and without troubling the scorers. De Villiers slipped as he turned and was more than a metre short of his ground when Warner's throw smacked into Nathan Lyon's hands and the bails tumbled. "It showed the character in the side", Markram said.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I call that process after you've got out grieving, you just digest your dismissal, you digest where you could get better and from there formulate some actions to improve". It was very unfortunate.

Paine's catch of Markram, standing up to the stumps and holding a thick edge when the batsman tried to guide a ball from Marsh towards third man, was a key moment.

Faf du Plessis, the South Africa captain, was watching the game get away from him and chose to take a gamble on the occasional left-arm bowling of Dean Elgar.

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