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Match Day

500dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Smith ton ends Australia's MCG jinx and wins series

Steven Smith started this series in form but out of the side. Matthew Wade started it out of form but in the side. Together, they set up a series victory by plotting one of Australia's most remarkable one-day international chases

500dFirdose Moonda

Series defeat raises South Africa doubts

Problems closing out innings with bat and ball have plagued South Africa in this series and have suggested the team is not as ready for the World Cup as they thought

500dBishen Jeswant

A rare chase by Australia

Stats highlights from the fourth ODI between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne



This is the first time, in seven ODIs, that Australia have beaten South Africa at the MCG.

Pressure Stand


The 6th wicket partnership between Smith and Wade - the highest for Australia after losing 5 wickets for 100 or less

Chasing the Improbable


The highest target that Australia have achieved after being five down for less than 100 (v NZ, 2002).

Trouble chasing


Number of times that Australia have achieved a 250+ target against South Africa in the last 12 years (six attempts).

Bogey Team


Instances of De Villiers being dismissed in the 90s versus Australia. His only other such score was against Sri Lanka (2012)

A Pattern


Number of caught & bowled dismissals for Maxwell (total 22 wickets). For context, only 4 out of Watson's 164 wickets are caught & bowled

An Elite Club


ODI runs that De Villiers has scored for South Africa (when on 31). He has also scored 150 runs in ODIs for Africa XI

A Crawl


Quinton de Kock's strike rate during his innings of 17 from 38-balls; his slowest when he has played 15+ balls in an ODI.