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163dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Bailey and bowlers give Australia 32-run win

Australia defeated South Africa by 32 runs in the first ODI at the WACA. AB de Villiers threatened to lead South Africa to a venue record chase but his run-out for 80 ended South Africa's hopes

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
80(76) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 7 6 7 24 4 14 17
GJ Bailey
70(75) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 1 4 6 9 11 17 21

Best performances - Bowlers

VD Philander
O10
M0
R45
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
NM Coulter-Nile
O10
M0
R48
W4
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.20 start, First Session 11.20-14.50 Interval 14.50-15.35, Second Session 15.35-19.05

Match days

14 November 2014 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

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

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