Australian ball-tampering: Fourth Test against South Africa begins

Fans at the Wanderers Stadium
Fans at the Wanderers Stadium held signs referencing the ball-tampering scandal
Fourth Test, The Wanderers, Johannesburg (day one of five)
South Africa 313-6: Markram 152; Cummins 3-53
Australia Yet to bat
Scorecard

Australia's new captain Tim Paine says his players will "look after each other" in the final Test against South Africa - the first match since the ball-tampering scandal.

Ex-skipper Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been banned, while coach Darren Lehmann is in charge of his last Test after resigning.

Fans held signs referencing Bancroft's use of sandpaper to change the ball during the third Test in Cape Town.

South Africa ended day one on 313-6.

Opener Aiden Markram top scored with 152, his highest Test score, while AB de Villiers made 69.

The Proteas were 247-2 in the 71st over with Markram and De Villiers at the crease but Australia fought back with four wickets late in the day.

"It's been a difficult week," Paine told Sky Sports before play began at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.

"It's going to be a challenging week for the guys but we spoke about looking after each other and keeping each other up for the contest."

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis added: "This series has been so draining.

"There is so much stuff going on that I cannot imagine what it feels like in their dressing room."

Australia named a new-look team for the match, with Peter Handscomb replacing Smith, and Matthew Renshaw and Joe Burns coming in for Warner and Bancroft.

Chadd Sayers also made his Test debut in place of Mitchell Starc, who suffered a stress fracture in his leg and will also miss the Indian Premier League campaign.

South Africa, who lead the series 2-1, are unchanged as they seek to clinch a first home series victory over Australia since 1970.

Fans at The Wanderers in Johannesburg
Fans at The Wanderers with signs referencing the ball-tampering scandal

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