FOUR-STAR STARC LEAVES SOUTH AFRICA REELING

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

A FAILED re­view capped a mis­er­able day for South Africa on the open­ing day of their first Test against Aus­tralia at the WACA Ground yes­ter­day. After fast bowler Mitchell Starc re­turned in style with four wick­ets to help Aus­tralia dis­miss South Africa for 242, the vis­i­tors were de­nied the cru­cial wicket of David Warner in bizarre cir­cum­stances late in the day. Seamer Ver­non Phi­lan­der be­lieved he had trapped Warner LBW for 17 with the Aus­tralian to­tal on just 19, but um­pire Aleem Dar dis­missed the ap­peal. The South Africans called for a re­view, only for re­plays to show it was a front foot no-ball by Phi­lan­der. Their frus­tra­tion was ex­ac­er­bated when fur­ther re­plays re­vealed it would have been out had Phi­lan­der not over­stepped. At stumps on the first day it was shap­ing as a costly er­ror by Phi­lan­der as the re­prieve helped the free-hit­ting Warner get through to the close to cap a tremen­dous day for the home side. Aus­tralia was in a com­mand­ing po­si­tion at 105 with­out loss, with Warner on 73 and Shaun Marsh on 29,

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