AB De Villiers,
AB De Villiers completed his 22nd Test century. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Australia’s vice-captain David Warner congratulated AB de Villiers on his beautiful hundred on the third day of the second Test.

However, Australia has taken a narrow lead banking on Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh.

Meanwhile, Australia leads the four-match Test series in the Rainbow Nation by a margin of 1-0. They handed the host a humiliating defeat winning by 118 runs in Durban.

However, South Africa got an early hold of the second Test getting Australia all-out for a mere 243 in the first innings. Warner topped the scoring chart with 63 runs well cushioned by Cameron Bancroft ‘s 38.

However, Australia’s middle-order failed terribly, as Kagiso Rabada bagged a fifer.

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Meanwhile, in reply, South Africa banked on de Villiers’ unbeaten knock of 126 to go past Australia’s score. Hashim Amla provided good support to de Villiers, as they extended the lead by 139 runs.

Australia’s second innings once again got the premier batsmen failed to make a mark.

However, Usman Khawaja stood tall to play a gem of an innings. He contributed with 75 runs before getting out to Rabada. He along with Mitchell Marsh helped Australia to get a narrow lead of 41 runs at the end of day three.

Warner’s tweet:

Warner at the end of the day’s play took to Twitter to laud de Villiers’ for his knock. Further, he also credited Usman Khawaja for providing a great start. Also, he wished Marsh and Tim Paine can continue and post a good target on the board.

Tough day today. SA came out hard and a very well played ? by @ABdeVilliers17 @Uz_Khawaja ? good start now need to deliver more tomorrow from painey and @mitchmarsh235,???‍♀️” Warner tweeted.

However, it will be a tough day for Australia, as they need to post a huge target if they have to give themselves a chance. Meanwhile, Warner couldn’t get going in the second drop, as he got out from a zapper by Rabada on 13.

South Africa still hold the key in the second Test and are likely to level the series.

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