Langer hurt as SA make breakthroughs
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Langer hurt as SA make breakthroughs

Australia lost Langer to a blow on the head and Hayden to the bowling of Ntini in their progress to 47 for one at lunch on day two of the third Test.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2006 18:00 IST

Australia lost Justin Langer to a blow on the head on Saturday and Matthew Hayden to the bowling of Makhaya Ntini in their progress to 47 for one at lunch on day two of the third of three Tests against South Africa.

South Africa resumed the day at 238-6 and made it to 303. Ashwell Prince top scored with 93 before Brett Lee's pace led him to be caught by Ricky Ponting at second slip.

Last man out Nicky Boje had 43 off 46 balls, including nine fours, while Lee finished with 3-57 and Stuart Clark 3-81.

Australia took to the field for their first innings but lost Langer early to a ball from Ntini. The ball crashed into the opener's helmet and he sank to the ground before having to be helped up, struggling to maintain his balance.

Ntini's next over induced a loose drive from Hayden, who was caught at gully by Herschelle Gibbs for 3.

South Africa, seeking to stave off a 3-0 series defeat, seemed to have bowled their way into a strong position but Ntini and Andre Nel let off the pressure with loose bowling, allowing Ponting to reach 10 and Damien Martyn 21 off 12 balls.


South Africa 1st Innings:(Overnight 238-6) AB de Villiers c Martyn b Clark 12, Herschelle Gibbs b Kasprowicz 16, Boeta Dippenaar c Gilchrist b Clark 32, Jacques Kallis b Lee 37, Ashwell Prince c Ponting b Lee 93, Jacques Rudolph c Hayden b Warne 25, Mark Boucher lbw b Symonds 24, Shaun Pollock c Ponting b Clark 8, Nicky Boje c Langer b Kasprowicz 43, Andre Nel c Martyn b Lee 0, Makhaya Ntini not out 0, Extras: (lb-4, nb-9): 13, Total (97.2 overs) 303.

Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-38, 3-97, 4-106, 5-161, 6-233, 7-251, 8-285, 9-303.

Bowling: Brett Lee 24-8-57-3, Stuart Clark 28-8-81-3, Michael Kasprowicz 24.2-4-86-2, Shane Warne 13-2-49-1, Andrew Symonds 8-2-26-1.

Australia 1st Innings: Justin Langer retired hurt 0, Matthew Hayden c Gibbs b Ntini 3, Ricky Ponting not out 10, Damien Martyn not out 21, Extras: (b-5, lb-7, w-1): 13, Total: (for one wicket in 6 overs): 47.

Fall of wicket: 1-12.

Bowling: Ntini 3-0-21-1, Nel 3-0-14-0.

First Published: Apr 01, 2006 18:00 IST