The final game of the Australia vs South Africa Test series will happen in Sydney. On that note, here, we look at the pitch report of the Sydney Cricket Ground and the weather conditions in Sydney for AUS vs RSA 2022.
It has been a forgettable outing for the Proteas. Coming into this series, the South African squad was expected to pose a tough challenge to the hosts. With a solid pace attack comprising the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, a lot was expected from them. Although the pacers have been decent, it is the batting unit that has let the squad down.
The batters have not even had one memorable outing in this series, so far. None of them has stepped up. They are in poor form and it is hard to expect them to do better at the SCG. These performances have affected South Africa’s position on the World Test Championship table.
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney pitch report for AUS vs RSA 2022
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SCG is a popular venue and till now, it has hosted 110 games. Out of these matches, teams batting first have won 47 matches while the side batting second has won 41 games. The rest of the matches have ended in a draw.
The average score batting first is 319. Michael Clarke once scored 329* at this venue and this still happens to be the best batting display by a batter here.
Sydney weather conditions for AUS vs RSA 2022
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While the first two games had good weather for the proceedings, it is unlikely to remain the same for the last match. On all five days, there is a possibility of rain with Day 1 predicted to have thunderstorms, too.
The range of temperatures throughout the day will be short. It is likely to range between 23 and 17 degrees celsius on all the days.