2nd Test: Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis fifties save South Africa as Nathan Lyon bags two wickets

Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis (55) put on 112 for the third wicket - only the second century stand against Australia since the start of their 5-0 Ashes sweep against England earlier in the summer.

updated: February 20, 2014 23:04 IST
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Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar played a solid anchor role in an improved South African batting performance before two late wickets swung the balance towards Australia on the first day of the second Test against Australia at St George's Park on Thursday.

Elgar made 84 as South Africa reached 214 for five before bad light ended play.

South Africa lost captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla inside the first six overs in a continuation of the dominace Australia showed in winning the first Test at Centurion by 281 runs.

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