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South Africa sets target of 448 runs

PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa declared their innings with a lead of 447 on the fourth day at St George's Park and have set Australia a target of 448 runs to win the second test here in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, ARY News reports.

The Proteas were not worried about the weather conditions hinted for the two days of the match. Hashim Amla scored an unbeaten century, which was his 21st test ton of his career.

Experts have said that the weather conditions and showers will play a role in the match. After Hashim Amla got past his century, the Proteas’ batting raised their momentum.

The right handed batsman did not show any problems with his batting. He raised his bat for the century  after he played a perfectly timed shot behind the point region. He raised his century from 139 balls.

Some drama occurred in the match as Quinton de Kock was dropped on the cover regions on second ball of the day after a leading edge. De Kock played some wonderful strokes, displaying how good he can really be with the bat. He was caught at slips by Michael Clarke while tying to play a cut shot off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

After dismissal of de Kock, Hashim Amla and Jean Paul Duminy took the innings slowly.

Australian bowlers were showing signs of being tired as well. Peter Siddle called for the Physio and could only bowl a spell of six overs.



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