Starc bags four as Aussies take charge

first_imgPERTH, Australia (AP):Led by swing bowler Mitchell Starc, Australia dismissed South Africa for 242 and took control of the first Test at the WACA yesterday.In reply, Australia got to 105 for no loss with openers David Warner and Shaun Marsh unbeaten on 73 and 29 runs, respectively. Warner raced to his 50 off only 39 balls, punishing the South African new ball attack for a six and 10 boundaries.Starc grabbed four for 71 and Josh Hazlewood three for 73 as South Africa struggled all day after winning the toss and batting first.Half centuries by Temba Bavuma (51) and Quinton de Kock (84) saved face for the tourists after the innings had nose-dived to 32-4, and then 81-5 soon after the lunch break.The pair batted defiantly against the Australian quicks in a 71-run sixth wicket partnership before Bavuma fell to a brilliant catch at the wicket.De Kock was the mainstay of the South African innings and was finally dismissed when he mistimed a pull to give Hazlewood his third wicket. He batted for 2 1/2 hours and hit a six and 11 fours off 101 balls.last_img read more

Video: Bojan’s best bits

first_imgStoke secured the signing of Spanish forward Bojan from Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon.Reports from Spain this week suggested the 23-year-old was nearing a loan switch to the Britannia Stadium, having endured stints at Ajax and AC Milan in recent years.But the Premier League outfit have announced for former Barca No.9 has instead signed a four-year contract with the Potters for an undisclosed fee, and will now join his new team-mates for their pre-season training camp in Germany.Check out the ex-Barcelona man in action and leave your comments about the Potters’ business below…last_img read more