Twitter Reactions: Australia clinch series after Sarel Erwee hold on to draw in SCG test
Sarah Erwee and Tem Bavuma played the final session of the third Test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground to secure a draw and keep alive Proteas’ hopes of making the final of the World Test Championship (WTC).
The hosts went into the final day looking for 14 tourist wickets to complete a series sweep, but faced a strong backlash from South Africa’s eighth wicket pair. Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer in the first innings.
A sensational saying from the Australian skipper Pat Cummins on day 4, the home side fulfilled hopes of a final day victory, but they were blunted by night batsmen Harmer and Jansen before Maharaj took South Africa’s perseverance to another level. He added 85 runs with Harmer for the eighth wicket before Australia finished South Africa’s innings and forced the follow-on.
The visitors lost captain Dan Elgar early in the second innings, but Erwee and Henry Classes kept Australia at bay. The duo took the team’s total to 75 before Klassen was fired. However, Erwee held on and was well supported by Bavuma as the duo played the final session to secure a draw for South Africa.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
Two-zero! ✌️ #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/nyDTDOMXhY
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 8, 2023
🚨 RESULT | MATCH DRAWN
The final test match of the #AUSvSA series ends in a draw 🤝
Congratulations Australia on your series win ✌️#Be part of it pic.twitter.com/x4qtLl8dw7
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) January 8, 2023
Across the SCG, Australia and South Africa share the spoils to draw the third and final test of the series.#WTC23 | #AUSvSA
— ICC (@ICC) January 8, 2023
Australia seal the series 2-0 after South Africa saved a draw in Sydney.#AUSvSA Score card: #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/PdMPubYAg1
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) January 8, 2023
The streak has ended
Longest test series that return a result
46 – SOUTH AFRICA – 2017-23
26 – Zimbabwe – 2005-17
23 – Australia – 1999-2001
22 – Australia – 2001-03
22 – England – 1884-1892
22 – Pakistan – 2015-18
— Swamp (@sirswampthing) January 8, 2023
South Africa avoids a collapse on the final day to hold on to a draw in a rain-ravaged test at the SCG.
Australia win the series 2-0 and move closer to a spot in the World Test Championship final #AUSvSA pic.twitter.com/9OzLYGDOd0
— Omar Faruque (@OmarFar46196492) January 8, 2023
Did 2023 start with two draws? Already done the quota! #PAKvNZ #AUSvSA
— rainy days (@wheresistherain) January 8, 2023
#Australia #South Africa 3rd #Sydney Test draw 🏏🇦🇺🇿🇦#AUS Win Series 2-0 👏
Player of the match – #UsmanKhawaja (195*)
Player of the series – #DavidWarner (213 runs, 3 matches, double century) #AUSvSA #AUSvsSA #CricketAustralia pic.twitter.com/DLPNgV1Kok
— Nishant Dravid (@nishantdravid73) January 8, 2023
with the amount of rain in Sydney, a draw was always the most likely result. Just highlighting how stunned was the decision to deny Usman a double century. 1-2 overs to get 5 runs wouldn’t have changed anything! #AUSvSA https://t.co/cwelwaXINu
— Lunga ibn Kupiso (@Lunga_Kupiso) January 8, 2023
Most consecutive tests without a draw:
46 – SA (2017-2023), won 23, lost 23
26 – Zim (2005-2017), won 3, lost 23
23 – Aus (1999–2001), won 20, lost 3#AUSvSA
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 8, 2023
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