Australia vs South Africa 3rd Test 2022
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The AUS vs SA series continues with the third and final Test in Sydney starting from January 4. The ongoing Test series is a part of the WTC 2021-23. Both teams play a three-match ODI series after the end of the first Test.

Australia are leading the points table with 132 points. They have a percentage point of 78.57 and have lost just one Test match in the meantime. South Africa have slipped to the fifth position on the table after two consecutive losses against Australia. Overall, they are on a four-match losing streak having lost two against England in September and two now against Australia.

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The Proteas are now staring at a clean sweep and will need to play out of their skins to win the Test match. Kagiso Rabada have led the attack with 10 wickets but has failed to get support from the rest of the batters. Dean Elgar has scored 31 runs in two Test matches. His loss of form is a big reason why South Africans have been bundled out cheaply in the first two Tests. They endured an innings defeat in the second Test.

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Australia, on the other hand, have been supremely confident in the series. David Warner scored a double ton in his 100th Test. He is the top-scorer as well with 203 runs from the first two Tests. Alongside him, the likes of Steve Smith, Alex Carey and Travis Head have also contributed heavily.

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Australia have added Ashton Agar and Matt Renshaw for the final Test. Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green have been ruled out with finger injuries. There are no injury concerns on the Proteas camp. However, they are low on confidence after two back to back losses.

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The AUS vs SA third Test will be played in Sydney. The SCG is one of the best batting wickets in Australia. The bounce stays true and the wicket will assist the spinners as well as the Test match progresses. The Test match starts from 5 AM IST which is 10.30 AM local time.

Rain is expected to play spoilsport in the first three days of the Test match. It may come down in spells with the temperature between 20 to 22 degrees. Sun might shine for the last two days. Notably, this is summer season in Australia however, rain has been hovering around in Australia since the T20 World Cup earlier this year.

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