• BATSMEN
    R
    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    13.2 got him! It's a short ball and Finch has pulled it uppishly, straight down the throat of the man at deep square leg 48/3
    3.2 lbw appeal, and it's given. Abbott has struck with a beauty. Warner defended from the crease, playing down the wrong line. It straightened a touch from middle and leg, missed his inside edge and struck him on the back pad, in front of the stumps. 8/1
    10.5 gone! He's bowled a lot of not very good balls, and one of them's gotten him a wicket. It was a wide half-volley, and he could have smashed that anywhere, but he ended up going flat-batted at it and got a top-edge through to the keeper 43/2
    104
    180
    112
    7
    0
    92.85
    48.5 gone! That was tossed up nice and slow and Smith went for the big heave over the leg side. Was through his shot extremely early and the ball crashes into middle stump. Walks in to a standing ovation from the small crowd here 267/7
    22.3 gone! That was short and not massively wide and he flashed at it with no footwork. A bit of extra bounce and he gets a thick outside edge through to de Kock 86/4
    24.1 got 'im! That was angled in, that straightens off the pitch, and Maxwell makes the same mistake that Bailey made. No. Footwork. Whatsoever. Pushes hard at it and the ball takes his outside edge and first slip takes the simplest of catches. Steyn bowled that cross-seam. 98/5
    44.2 another twist. It's another bouncer, and Wade goes for the hook, fetching it from over his left shoulder, was never in control, and McLaren runs in from the long leg boundary and slides forward to take the catch nice and low 219/6
    not out
    34
    30
    19
    6
    0
    178.94
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    14 (b 5, lb 2, nb 1, w 6)
    TOTAL
    268/7 (49 Overs, RR: 5.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (DA Warner, 3.2 ov), 2-43 (SR Watson, 10.5 ov), 3-48 (AJ Finch, 13.2 ov), 4-86 (GJ Bailey, 22.3 ov), 5-98 (GJ Maxwell, 24.1 ov), 6-219 (MS Wade, 44.2 ov), 7-267 (SPD Smith, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn9.004725.22316000
    KJ Abbott10.004314.30323000
    R McLaren10.006216.20247010
    WD Parnell9.005225.77223131
    RJ Peterson8.004415.50172010
    F Behardien3.001304.3370010

Match Notes

Finally!

1

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

Pressure Stand

121

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

Chasing the Improbable

246

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

Trouble chasing

0

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

Bogey Team

2

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

A Pattern

4

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

7000

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

45

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.