Dean Elgar & JP Duminy continued to make merry😃 on a scorching☀ day in Perth, as the Proteas head into Tea☕ on the 3rd day ahead⬆ by 293 runs for the loss of just 3⃣ wickets.
Both the batsman reached three figures💯 in this session with Duminy stepping up the scoring rate👊 while Elgar continued with his penance😇 at the other end. The pitch, in spite of the glaring crack running along the sides, has caused no alarms🚨 for the two southpaws. This was the 5⃣th time both batsmen had scored centuries in their respective careers👏. Mitchell Starc fluffed a chance😖 to dismiss Elgar when he misjudged a catch after Nathan Lyon💫 beat the batsman in flight. He was batting on 81 at that stage. The new ball✨ which was taken immediately after the 80th over offered no joy😟 for the pacers as was hardly any swing on offer. In the final over before the break, Peter Siddle finally managed to provide a breakthrough. Duminy went for a cover drive and nicked it to the keeper. Though the onfield umpire👔 didn't give the decision, a spike on snicko on reviewing🔍 was enough to overturn the decision☝. That ended the mammoth partnership🙌 of 250(the highest for RSA at the WACA) and provided a glimmer of hope🙏 for the Aussies who have toiled hard today.
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