Australia vs South Africa 1st Test: Brisbane Pitch Report, Team Records at The Gabba
Updated on: Dec 16, 2022 2:03 pm IST
Australia vs South Africa 1st Test: In exciting contest for all the Test cricket fans, Australia will be taking on the visiting South African team in the first of the three-match Test series at The Gabba in Brisbane scheduled to begin from 17 December, 2022. After winning both of their last two Test matches against West Indies at home, Australia are currently in a really good position in this ICC World Test Championship 2022-23 cycle and are certain to play the final next year. On the other hand, South Africa suffered a poor 1-2 series loss at the hands of England during their last Test assignment earlier this year.
Australia vs South Africa 1st Test: Brisbane Pitch Report
The pitch at The Gabba is once again expected to provide great amount of assistance to the pace bowlers for the Australia vs South Africa 1st Test match starting from Saturday. As seen over the years, this is one of the most bounciest wicket in the world with an even grass covering, things will surely be challenging for both the Australia and South Africa batsmen. Both the teams have some exciting and lethal fast bowlers in their respective line-ups who will enjoy bowling on this track. On the eve of the first Test match, the wicket had a lot of grass which will keep the fast bowlers interested throughout the five days while the batters will have to make it count once they are set on this pitch.
AUS vs SA Team Records at The Gabba
In the 98 Test matches played between both these teams during the history of the game, Australia have had the upper hand with as many as 52 victories and South Africa have emerged victorious on 26 occasions while 20 Tests have ended as draw. During the last 5 Test matches between these two sides, South Africa have managed to win as many as 3 games during that 2018 series. 330 has been the average 1st innings total at The Gabba in Brisbane while the second innings average score if 319 runs. A total of 25 times teams have won the match after having batted first on this wicket while 26 Tests have won by teams bowling first.
Australia vs South Africa Schedule
|17 – 21 December, 2022||1st Test||Australia vs South Africa||5:50 AM IST||Brisbane|
|26 – 30 December, 2022||2nd Test||Australia vs South Africa||5 AM IST||Melbourne|
|4 – 8 January, 2023||3rd Test||Australia vs South Africa||5 AM IST||Sydney|
|12 January, 2023||1st ODI||Australia vs South Africa||8 AM IST||Hobart|
|14 January, 2023||2nd ODI||Australia vs South Africa||7:10 AM IST||Sydney|
|17 January, 2023||3rd ODI||Australia vs South Africa||10:10 AM IST||Perth|