South Africa vs. Australia: Player Ratings for Proteas After 3rd Test

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South Africa vs. Australia: Player Ratings for Proteas After 3rd Test
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If player ratings were done with a big, red pen like schoolwork, there would be some massive lines through the South African players' performances.

As individuals, many have a struggled to perform, and while much of that has been down to some superb performances by the Aussies, a couple have been let down by sloppy shots.

South Africa showed some serious character on the fifth day and so very nearly managed a great escape, but ultimately their failings in the first innings let them down.

Ratings remain subjective and while every player who managed a vigil on the fifth and final day probably deserve a 10 for effort, the game is played over five days and constantly losing sessions cost the Proteas. 

First innings runs count more heavily than second innings runs in most cases of ratings, but here additional points are given for those who dug in on day five.

 

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