Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
50(83) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 5 5 0 2 1
GC Smith
40(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 5 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WD Parnell
O8.0
M4
R25
W4
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A clinical win for South Africa who've returned the favour after that massive defeat in Durban. Parnell and Steyn did it for them, and their batsmen saw off the target with little difficulty. The series is now level 1-1, and we move to Cape Town for the third ODI on April 9. Do stay tuned in, we'll get you the presentation details very soon.

Ponting: "You've seen the best and the worst of us for the last couple of days. South Africa bowled very well at the start and that set up the game for them. We've got some work to do top of the order. We've got a few days before the next game to rectify that. Parnell bowled very well, got it to come back in and bowled at a good pace. We need a bit more consistency at the top."

Wayne Parnell is the Man of the Match, in just his second ODI.

Parnell: "I'm very happy and it was a good outing for South Africa. I think its probably the best opening spells I've bowled. Michael Hussey was my favourite wicket, and it was good to get him because he whacked me around a little in Brisbane."

Smith: "We weren't good enough Friday night, but we came back well today. The bowlers did a very good job, particularly Parnell and Steyn. We bowled with good intensity and the batsmen got a bit of practice as well. We made a slight tactical change in bringing in Parnell and it paid off. It was a great wicket out there and Centurion is a wonderful place to play."

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26.2
4
Laughlin to de Villiers, FOUR runs, all over! Full on the off stump, makes room and carts that over extra cover for a one bounce four to finish the proceedings
26.1
0
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, good length on middle and off, defended solidly back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
26 | 6 Runs | SA: 128/3

  • JP Duminy11 (19b)
  • AB de Villiers32 (40b)
  • NM Hauritz5-0-26-0
  • B Laughlin7-1-26-1
25.6
2
Hauritz to Duminy, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, gets his front foot across and sweeps it down wide of deep square leg for a couple. Just four more to get
25.5
1
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, thrown up on the off side, pushed through to deep midwicket
25.4
1
Hauritz to Duminy, 1 run, short on middle and leg, bunted wide of short fine for a single
25.3
1
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven through the leg side for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CJ Ferguson
50(83) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 5 5 0 2 1
GC Smith
40(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 5 0 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
O10.0
M0
R47
W2
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
WD Parnell
O8.0
M4
R25
W4
Eco3.12
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF