Australia vs South Africa Boxing Day Test 2022 LIVE cricket scores … – Wide World of Sports

AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
SOUTH AFRICA: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi
Australia ends day two in the driver's seat but still with some headaches due to a pair of injury retirements.
David Warner needed to be helped off the ground after retiring hurt for 200, before Cam Green was forced off shorly afterwards after copping a blow to his right hand.
These two blows of course follow the injury to Mitchell Starc's finger on the opening day.
Nevertheless, it's been an otherwise dominant day for the Aussies, who reach stumps on 3-386, 197 runs ahead of South Africa.
Travis Head (48) and Alex Carey (9) will start day three at the crease together hoping to bat just once.
It'll be interesting to see whether Warner returns to the crease if there's a wicket that falls tomorrow morning.
More injury woes for Australia now with Cameron Green hit on the finger by a 145km/h Anrich Nortje delivery.
The young all-rounder has blood coming from his right index finger and play is stopped while it's examined.
He now retires hurt, the second batter in a row to do so.
"At the very least there will be an X-ray on that joint," Ian Smith said on Fox Cricket.
Australia has already lost Mitchell Starc to a finger injury.
Any fracture for Green could leave Australia with only Pat Cummins and Scott Boland as fast bowlers in the second innings.
Travis Head is building on the good work done by David Warner and Steve Smith today.
He flicks Marco Jansen for six off his pads and is 29 off his first 26 deliveries.
Head is known for scoring quickly, and will cause South Africa plenty of pain in this final period on day two.
Australia eyeing a lead of about 200 by stumps, possibly more.
Incredible scenes as David Warner retires hurt after reaching his double century.
"He was cooked before he reach 100," Mike Hussey says.
Warner had earlier been sitting in a plastic chair with a towel covering his head and being massaged.
The 36-year-old looks genuinely fried.
David Warner reaches his double century!
What a remarkable innings from the man who had not scored a ton in almost three years.
He almost collapses from exhaustion and cramps after reaching this milestone.
"That's what dreams are made of," Mark Waugh says.
Chants of "Warner, Warner" echo around the MCG.
Steve Smith cannot believe it! He's given away a century there.
The first ball after the break and Nortje digs it in short outside off stump and Smith spoons it straight to the gully fielder.
Smith is absolutely livid with himself, he throws his head back as he trudges off the MCG. Theunis de Bruyn takes the catch. 
David Warner is racing towards 200, he's just eight runs away, currently on 192 off 243 deliveries, but he's struggling immensely with cramps.
The Australian opener almost ran himself out going for a quick two and it looks like i t's taken his toll.
Warner sits on a chair and has a towel over his head as he sips water and his eyes look as if they're rolling towards the back of his head.
"His body is betraying him. You look at him now and he feels distressed," says Kerry O'Keeffe on Fox Cricket's coverage.
Eventually Warner is back out there. Let's see how long he lasts. Nortje to continue for South Africa.
Mark Waugh thinks Warner might retire hurt if or when he reaches the 200-run mark. He's got to get there first.
"He can hardly move," he said.
"At the drinks break, I've never seen anything like that. He had the chair out, the ice pack, the masseuse, pickle juice, it was a boxer after the eighth round.
"I think he's out on his feet completely."

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