AUS vs SA 3rd Test 2022
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Australia and South Africa go head to head in the second Test in Melbourne starting on December 26. It is known as the Boxing-Day Test match. Australia won the first Test by six wickets and is leading the series 1-0. South Africa needs to win the next Test to keep the series alive. 

A total of 34 wickets fell in just two days of the first Test at the Gabba. The way the Test match panned out brought a lot of attention to how the wicket was prepared. The MCG pitch curator is now under pressure to prepare a sporting wicket. 

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South Africa National Cricket Team
South Africa National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

South Africa would desperately need to win this series and stay in contention for the WTC finals ahead of Sri Lanka and India. The Proteas have not lost a test series against Australia since 2008 as the Proteas bowlers would look to exploit the pacy and bouncy conditions provided by Australian pitches.

AUS vs SA 2nd Test 2022
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Both teams have top-class pace bowlers who can wreak havoc in the opposition camp. The first Test was all about the bowlers from both sides stamping their authority on the Test match. Kagiso Rabada picked 8 wickets in the Test match while Pat Cummins seven. Mitchell Starc picked five wickets. 

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AUS vs SA Head to Head – ODI, T20Is, Test Matches Overall Stats

Format Test ODI T20I
Matches Played 99 103 22
AUS Won 53 48 14
SA Won 26 51 8

AUS vs SA Head-to-Head In Test, Test Record, Player Stats- 2nd Test

South Africa vs Australia (Image Credits: Twitter)
South Africa vs Australia (Image Credits: Twitter)

Matches Played – 79

AUS Won – 53

SA Won – 26

Most Runs For AUS- Ricky Ponting- 2132

Most Runs For SA- AB De Villiers – 2068

Most Wickets For AUS- Shane Ware – 130

Most Wickets For SA: Dale Steyn – 70

AUS vs SA Head To Head In Test Matches

Matches Played 99
AUS Won 53
SA Won 26
Tied 0
Draw 20
%AUS 67.08
%SA 33.33%
%Draw 25.31
First Played 1902
Last Played 2022

AUS vs SA Head To Head In ODI Matches

Matches Played 103
AUS Won 48
SA Won 51
Tied 3
No Result 1
%AUS 46.6%
%SA 49.5%
First Played 1992
Last Played December 2022

AUS vs SA Head To Head In T20I Matches

Matches Played 22
AUS Won 14
SA Won 8
Tied 0
No Result 0
%AUS 63.63%
%SA 36.36%
First Played 2006
Last Played Feb 2020

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