Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    15.1 Maxwell strikes! It's a good ball, tossed up and angled in towards off stump. He looked to play it towards mid-on, with the angle, but didn't get to the pitch and closed his face too early. Leading edge pops back to Maxwell for the simplest of c&bs. 70/2
    5.3 gone! It's a short ball, quite pullable, but Amla doesn't quite make the best possible contact. He's into the shot too early and it's off the bottom of the bat and straight to a squarish short midwicket, where Cummins takes a good low catch. 28/1
    16.4 gone! That was a good ball, rising uncomfortably from back of a length outside off, and he pokes at it while hopping across and gets an outside edge through to the keeper 77/3
    42.6 slower ball does the trick! AB skips down the track now, and Cummins bowls the slower ball, shortening his length. AB looks to drag it from outside off and slog it over the top, and ends up scooping it straight into the hands of the man at deep midwicket, running in from the rope 230/5
    36.5 gone. It was fullish, wide outside off, looked like another slower ball, and Miller went after it but was too early into his shot. Scooped it straight up and straight down the throat of Smith at cover 199/4
    48.6 and another. This one's a run-out, Warner sends in a pinpoint direct hit from mid-off. Behardien drove this straight to the fielder. It was another slower ball, on leg stump, and he made room to play the drive but couldn't get it past Warner. Took his arm on and lost, by quite a distance. Gave up and simply hoped Warner would miss the stumps. 262/8
    45.5 got him! That was the slower bouncer again, and he was caught between trying to pull and trying to avoid the ball. Ended up getting a thin edge that looped into Wade's gloves 246/6
    48.4 gone! That was the slower ball, full and straight, and Peterson looked to slog it across the line, over the leg side. He was through his shot too quickly and the ball sneaked through and crashed into middle stump 261/7
    not out
    3
    7
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
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    5
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    19 (b 5, lb 5, w 9)
    TOTAL
    267/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.34)
    Did not bat: KJ Abbott
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (HM Amla, 5.3 ov), 2-70 (Q de Kock, 15.1 ov), 3-77 (F du Plessis, 16.4 ov), 4-199 (DA Miller, 36.5 ov), 5-230 (AB de Villiers, 42.6 ov), 6-246 (R McLaren, 45.5 ov), 7-261 (RJ Peterson, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (F Behardien, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Starc1004014.00301030
    NM Coulter-Nile301615.33112010
    PJ Cummins1006126.10349050
    GJ Maxwell904314.77232000
    SR Watson502505.00111000
    JP Faulkner1004524.50271100
    SPD Smith302709.0053000
  • BATSMEN
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    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
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    30
    19
    6
    0
    178.94
    not out
    1
    2
    1
    0
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    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 Steyn904725.22316000
    KJ Abbott1004314.30323000
    R McLaren1006216.20247010
    WD Parnell905225.77223131
    RJ Peterson804415.50172010
    F Behardien301304.3370010

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

21 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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.