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Team name Score
Australia 383 all out (121.1 overs)
South Africa 259 - 9 declared & 223 - 7 (79.5 overs)
Third Test Match, Adelaide
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Jackson Bird
Jackson Bird dismissed Quinton de Kock early on day four of the third Test in Adelaide. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Geoff Lemon
Sunday 27 November 2016 04.16 GMT
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41m ago
WICKET! de Kock lbw Bird 5
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WICKET! Philander lbw Starc 17

81st over: South Africa 235-8 (Cook 96)

Starc unsurprisingly gets the glossy pink projectile from the other end of the ground. He’s swinging it already, hitting Cook high on the leg, attacking the pads, then going too far that side and it flies away for four leg byes. Cook drives three runs with a shot that nearly hits his batting partner, and when Philander gets down the other end he receives the classic searing swinging full ball from Starc that thuds into his pad.

He reviews it because he basically has to, with two reviews restored and only two wickets to come, but DRS shows it hitting halfway up middle. It’s telling - the previous over he played across the line at Hazlewood and I did think it was a risky shot. A straight bat defensive might have been the go with the new ball. Same stroke here to a ball on his pads, but this time Starc was better, and evaded the bat.

The good news for South Africa? The lead is 111, which is what they bowled Australia out for at the SCG in 1994.

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9m ago
81st over: South Africa 228-7 (Cook 93, Philander 17)

Oh my, have they ever taken the new ball. Hazlewood sends the first delivery soaring over the gloves of Philander as he lunges forward. The pace and bounce unnerves Philander, and he does that classic tailender panic move of starting to swing and everything. Three times in a row he swings outside off at a ball moving away, and is lottery-win lucky not to give up an edge. The last ball is at the pads, but Philander is good enough to clip it through midwicket and the harder ball rolls easily for four.

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14m ago
80th over: South Africa 223-7 (Cook 93, Philander 12)

Philander has adjusted his mindset to the batting-time version. He defends out the Bird over sturdily, and now the new ball is due.

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17m ago
79th over: South Africa 223-6 (Cook 93, Philander 12)

Well, I was completely wrong. Lyon is off. Hazlewood gets his first over of the day. Starts rustily, first ball too full and punched through cover for two, second ball too straight and off the pads for one. Cook closing on what could be a second Test century. Philander gets a single via his defensive push to keep the strike.

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23m ago
78th over: South Africa 219-6 (Cook 90, Philander 11)

Cook is super wary of Bird so far this morning. Watches, watches, watches. Leaves. Defends. Finally gets a shorter one outside off that he should have smashed, but instead he rides the bounce and bunts it into the gully for a run to move into the 90s.
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