Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test: Sydney Pitch Report, Team Records at Sydney Cricket Ground
Updated on: Jan 3, 2023 11:07 am IST
Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test: Australia will be facing South Africa in the third and final Test match scheduled to begin from 4 January, 2023 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The Pat Cummins-led Australian team registered a massive innings and 182 runs victory against the Proteas in the second Test match that also helped the hosts secure an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match Test series. It is also quite certain now that Australia have qualified for the finals of the ICC World Test Championship scheduled to be played later this year.
Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test: Sydney Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground might offer the best possible batting conditions as seen so far in this Australia vs South Africa three-match Test series. As seen over the years, the pace bowlers have not extracted much of help from the Sydney wicket while the spinners are expected to play a significant role throughout the Test match. The batsmen from both Australia and South Africa will enjoy batting on this track especially in the first three days. There will be good amount of bounce that will assist both the batters and bowlers to a great extent. However, batting first after winning the toss will be a good option on this pitch.
AUS vs SA Team Records at Sydney Cricket Ground
- During the most recent Test match between these two teams at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2009, Australia defeated South Africa by 103 runs.
- The last Test match between Australia and England in 2022 played in Sydney ended in a high-scoring draw.
- The Australia vs India 2021 Test match on this venue also ended in an exciting draw.
Australia vs South Africa Schedule
|17 – 21 December, 2022||1st Test||Australia vs South Africa||5:50 AM IST||Brisbane||Australia won by 6 wickets|
|26 – 30 December, 2022||2nd Test||Australia vs South Africa||5 AM IST||Melbourne||Australia won by an innings and 182 runs|
|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|