GIF: South Africa Drop David Warner, He Makes Huge Century as Australia Dominate

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterFebruary 14, 2014

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 14:  David Warner of Australia celebrates his 100 runs during day three of the First Test match between South Africa and Australia on February 14, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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If you are trying to stop Australia running away with a Test match, a key tip is to hold any catches that come your way.

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Dean Elgar and South Africa will have to remember that for next time after the substitute fielder dropped a sitter of a chance to remove David Warner when he was on 26 on Day 3 of the first Test at Centurion.

It was painful for Elgar, who had only just taken to the field. It was also painful for the Proteas, who then let Warner bully and bludgeon his way to a century. 

He was finally dismissed for 115, by which point Australia's advantage was almost 400 runs.

Australia were building toward an unassailable lead late on the third day, with a remarkable batting display from South Africa surely now the only way to salvage the Test.