Adelaide Test: Faf du Plessis scores a century, South Africa 259/9 decl

Updated: Nov 24, 2016, 15:58 IST | Reuters

Josh Hazlewood took 4-36 as Australia's pace attack ripped through South Africa's batting order to reduce the tourists to 165 for seven at dinner on the opening day of the day-night third test on Thursday

South African captain batsman Faf du Plessis (R) makes a run during the third Test cricket match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Pic/AFP
South African captain batsman Faf du Plessis (R) makes a run during the third Test cricket match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Pic/AFP

Adelaide: South Africa declared on 259 for nine in the final session of the opening day of the day-night third test against Australia at Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Faf du Plessis, captaining the Proteas despite being found guilty of ball-tampering on Tuesday, scored 118 not out, while Josh Hazlewood led Australia's bowlers with 4-68.

South Africa lead the three-match series 2-0 after dominant victories in Perth and Hobart.

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