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AUS vs SA: South Africa Draw the final Test Match to avoid Clean Sweep

AUS vs SA 3rd Test Match Highlights: Match at MCG Results in Draw

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Dominant Australian side win the series 2-0, Despite SCG draw

AUS vs SA 3rd Test Match Highlights: On Sunday Afternoon, South Africa managed to prevent Australia from winning the series by claiming a draw on the final day of the third Test in Sydney.

After the Proteas were asked to bat again because the hosts insisted on the follow-on in an effort to win, Sarel Erwee played an amazing inning of 42 from 125 deliveries.

AUS vs SA: Wonder Cricket from Australia

After Pat Cummins and company left South Africa reeling at the conclusion of Day four on Saturday. They resumed their first innings at 149 for six. The fifth and final day’s proceedings began with Marco Jansen and Simon Harmer at the wicket.

Despite his best efforts, Jansen was ultimately caught by Alex Carey and succumbed to Travis Head’s bowling. Keshav Maharaj was taken to the field as a result, and he made the decision to take the charge of the Australian attack.

South Africa lost three quick wickets

With a 220-run lead against the Proteas, the hosts were able to force the follow-on and South Africa would ultimately lose their final three wickets for only three runs.

When Dean Elgar, a South African batsman, was removed by Cummins, the visitors had scored 27 runs. Erwee attempted to hold down the fort at the other end while Heinrich Klassen came to the crease with excellent intentions and scored 35 runs.

AUS vs SA Player of the match & Player of the series

For his unbeaten 195, Usman Khawaja was voted player of the match, and David Warner was chosen player of the series. For his double century in his 100th Innings and other Knocks throughout the series earned him the Player of the series award.

Now, what happens to the World Test Championship Finalists?

According to ICC, when it comes to the ICC World Test Championship. India and Sri Lanka emerged as the main winners as Australia and South Africa’s third and final Test in Sydney on Sunday ended in a disappointing draw.

Since the current leaders missed the opportunity to lock up their spot. Australia will have to wait until their forthcoming series against India. On the road before securing their No.1 spot in the World Test Championship final.

Despite their 2-0 series victory, Australia’s point percentage dropped to 75.56%. After this Test due to their inability to capitalize on yet another outstanding showing at the plate.

Chances of India and Sri Lanka going forward

Rohit Sharma’s team is still in second place in the standings with a 58.93 point percentage. Never forget Sri Lanka is also in the mix in third with 53.33%. This Draw increased India’s chances of making it to a second straight final.

What’s Next?

Australia will go to both India and England later this year. While South Africa will only play three more Test matches in 2023. Two at home against Bangladesh and the first of two away matches against India in December.

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