Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.50pm So Australia go 1-0 up with a 32-run win even though the margin could have been bigger. SA were well on track with that partnership between de Villiers and Miller, and they had hopes even after Miller fell. But AB's run out was the turning point and the short-ball barrage from Coulter-Nile and Hazlewood was outstanding.

Sriniwas: "I missed Duminy a lot today. Because inadvertently, he was he one who use to hold up the middle and tail order, whenever the top order failed"

Charlie: "The old saying rings true "catches win matches""

Nathan Coulter-Nile is the Man of the Match: Mitch was bowling rockets so bowling was easier. Our first game back in the summer and were slightly lacklustre, sloppy in the field but it turned out pretty well. Very good knock form George Bailey and it was a pretty good wicket. The WACA pitch was a bit slower than usual.

AB de Villiers: We didn't do well in all three depts. Our bowling was good at times but no consistency and we lost wickets at the wrong time. Very disappointing. We'll have to fix our mistakes for the second game. I'm not sure about the team changes right now, we'll see that tomorrow. [Run out with Steyn] has happened before, not our first time. He wasn't sure and I was so he sent me back, no hard feelings.

George Bailey: Reasonably happy with our bowling, taking early wickets was important. It would have been nice to finish it earlier but pretty happy with out bowling and fielding. Hope I get some sort of luck for the rest of my career as well after those dropped catches. 250 I think was what were looking at and then we kept adding, Maxi was in the shed and so was Coulter-Nile, all good strikers of the ball. Nathan maybe thought our fielding was sloppy because he saw much more. I was too involved with the captaincy and we challenged ourselves after the second drinks break.

That's all we have from the first ODI, join us again on Sunday at the same time for the match on the same ground. Till then, goodbye!

48.1
W
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, OUT, the last wicket has fallen, he came down the track and lofted the fullish delivery straight down to long-off where Warner took the catch

Imran Tahir c Warner b Maxwell 22 (29m 22b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Hassam: "Tail ender scores more runs than middle. I guess there is something for batsman as well. SA did not capitalize it."

END OF OVER:
48 | 10 Runs | SA: 268/9 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.58, RRR: 16.50)

  • Imran Tahir22 (21b)
  • M Morkel22 (21b)
  • MR Marsh7-0-50-0
  • GJ Maxwell5-0-32-0
47.6
1
Marsh to Imran Tahir, 1 run, that's gone high in the air towards point after Tahir lofted the ball from outside off but it falls short again for the fielder who was running in
47.5
4
Marsh to Imran Tahir, FOUR, and another one - Tahir hooks the short ball and a top edge flies over the keeper's head for four
47.4
4
Marsh to Imran Tahir, FOUR, four more! Back of length outside the off stump, Tahir stays back and crunches it in the gap on the off side for four
47.3
1
Marsh to Morkel, 1 run, short ball this time and he pulls it straight to deep midwicket
47.2
0
Marsh to Morkel, no run, outside off again, punched down the ground to mid off
47.1
0
Marsh to Morkel, no run, length delivery outside the off stump, pushed towards cover

Chim: "2rd Highest partnership in the innings already ! "

END OF OVER:
47 | 8 Runs | SA: 258/9 (43 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.48, RRR: 14.33)

  • M Morkel21 (18b)
  • Imran Tahir13 (18b)
  • GJ Maxwell5-0-32-0
  • MR Marsh6-0-40-0
46.6
1
Maxwell to Morkel, 1 run, full outside off, smashed down the ground to long on who takes it after a bounce
46.5
1
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, 1 run, flighted and slower on middle stump, swept to deep backward square leg for one
46.4
0
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, no run, fuller on the stumps, tucked to short fine leg
46.3
4
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, FOUR, sweeps the ball that's turning in from outside off, it goes fine and even beats short fine leg for four
46.2
1
Maxwell to Morkel, 1 run, he turns this one into Morkel who pushes the ball to long on
46.1
1
Maxwell to Imran Tahir, 1 run, charges down the track and lofts it to long on for one, falls well short

51 from 24, one wicket to go, here's Maxwell

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs | SA: 250/9 (51 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 12.75)

  • Imran Tahir7 (14b)
  • M Morkel19 (16b)
  • MR Marsh6-0-40-0
  • MG Johnson10-1-38-2
45.6
1
Marsh to Imran Tahir, 1 run, makes room and cuts the ball to third man for one
45.5
0
Marsh to Imran Tahir, no run, bouncer angled in again, Tahir tries to play the ramp shot but doesn't connect
45.4
0
Marsh to Imran Tahir, no run, back of length and angled in, Tahir defends off the back foot
45.3
0
Marsh to Imran Tahir, no run, bouncer for Tahir, he ducks under it
45.2
1
Marsh to Morkel, 1 run, another short ball, pulled to square leg for one
45.1
4
Marsh to Morkel, FOUR, short ball to Morkel and he swats it on the leg side off the back foot for four

END OF OVER:
45 | 6 Runs | SA: 244/9 (57 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.42, RRR: 11.40)

  • Imran Tahir6 (10b)
  • M Morkel14 (14b)
  • MG Johnson10-1-38-2
  • NM Coulter-Nile10-0-48-4

Johnson finishes with 10-1-38-2

44.6
0
Johnson to Imran Tahir, no run, length delivery on the off side, Tahir defends on the leg side
44.5
1
Johnson to Morkel, 1 run, short of length outside off, tapped late past a diving gully
44.4
4
Johnson to Morkel, FOUR, length delivery on the stumps, pushed down the ground through the non-striker's legs, and past mid on for four
44.3
0
Johnson to Morkel, no run, the short delivery is back on the off side, Morkel goes on his toes to defend it near his face

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd12HM AmlaF du Plessis
3rd35F du PlessisF Behardien
4th23AB de VilliersF du Plessis
5th126AB de VilliersDA Miller
6th0R McLarenAB de Villiers
7th5AB de VilliersVD Philander
8th8AB de VilliersDW Steyn
9th7DW SteynM Morkel
10th46Imran TahirM Morkel