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Comments on Twitter: Bowlers lead Australia to victory in Gabba Test against South Africa within 2 days


The long awaited Gabba test between Australia and South Africa lasted just two days and the hosts managed a win by six wickets. It was only the second time in history that a test match in Australia was completed in two days.

The green top surface wreaked havoc on both batting positions as 34 wickets fell in six sessions of the match. After packing South Africa for 99 on Sunday afternoon, Australia only had a target of 34 runs to win the game.

The chase, which could have been a cakewalk, was nothing but sheer chaos as the hosts ended up losing four wickets before finally reaching the target.

Earlier in the day, Australia resumed their first innings at 5/145, with Travis head cruising into a new Test century. However, the left-handed batter fell eight runs short of a three-digit score after being ejected by Proteas sailor. Mark Jansen. The rest of Australia’s lower order couldn’t do much, with the home side only managing to take a 66 lead in the first innings, which turned out to be more than enough in the end.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins was the main destroyer in the second innings, taking his eighth five-wicket haul in the red-ball format and finishing with figures of 5/42 from 12.4 overs as the tourists were bundled for 99 – their lowest team total at Australian bottom in 90 years.

Short scores: Australia 218 (Travis Head 92, Kagiso Rabada 4/76) and 35/4 (Marnus Labuschagne 5*, Rabada 4/13) beat South Africa 152 (Kyle Verreynne 64, Nathan Lyon 3/14) and 99 (Temba Bavuma 29 , Pat Cummins 5/42) with six wickets.

Here’s how Twitter responded:


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