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Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
47(40) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 4 3 11 13 0 0 12
RR Hendricks
44(74) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 5 28 2 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

MP Stoinis
O4.2
M1
R16
W3
Eco3.69
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AL Phehlukwayo
O6
M0
R33
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

5.45pm It's Gnasher back with you to close things out for today. Hopefully we'll hear from the two captains. If you want some more live cricket, the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test is currently going on

Aaron Finch "Disappointed, didn't play anywhere near our potential. South Africa put us on the back foot early. You never just put it to bed, it's an opportunity to learn and improve. We've been training very well. We'll review the game, keep training and look forward to Adelaide. We were a bit careless at times, attention to detail. We were off the mark slightly. Everything has to go right to defend a small total. It was going around quite a bit early on, full credit to SA they played nicely."

Faf du Plessis "Yeah, very good. Exceptional with the ball and in the field. A very good day in the office. Brilliant to have Dale back. It's good to have that x-factor in your bowling attack. I like to take the positive option. Sometimes it was tricky out there, the odd one bouncing, but they batted nicely. Dave's run out was exceptional. Nice to see the fielding click. I'd have liked us to be a little more clinical, maybe eight, nine wickets but we'll take the win."

The Man of the Match is Dale Steyn "Nice to finish a game without breaking down in Australia. It was a good wicket to bowl on. We've got some great quicks and bowled exceptionally well. The plan is to hit hard lengths, not give them too much width. I'll take any wickets I can take in one-day cricket. International cricket is a whole other beast, when you step up it's a whole other thing."

That's just about wraps things up for today. A comprehensive start for South Africa and a host of questions remain for Australia. We'll be back for the second match in Adelaide on Friday but until then it's goodbye from Andrew and Alex and thanks for joining us.

5.37pm That was clinical from South Africa. They take a 1-0 lead in the three match series. They razed the Australian top order via a stunning spell from Dale Steyn and then great follow up work from Ngidi, Rabada and Phehlukwayo. Then de Kock, Hendricks and Markram made pretty light work of the chase. Marcus Stoinis nabbed three wickets but there wasn't much else to get excited about for Australia.

29.2
2
Stoinis to Miller, 2 runs, full on leg stump clipped off the toes wide of fine leg and there's the win
29.1
W
Stoinis to Klaasen, OUT, edged at caught at first slip! Well bowled by Stoinis. A good length ball, just outside off, he tries to drive on the up with no footwork, it bounces a little, catches the edge and flies to Finch at first slip who catches it infront of his eyes. Three for Stoinis

H Klaasen c Finch b Stoinis 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Just two to win now. Stoinis continues

END OF OVER:
29 | 6 Runs | SA: 151/3 (2 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 0.09)

  • H Klaasen2 (4b)
  • F du Plessis10 (24b)
  • MA Starc8-0-47-0
  • MP Stoinis4-1-14-2
28.6
1
Starc to Klaasen, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed out past backward point

Liahm: "I would love to see a Aus vs Bangladesh series, I think it would be close and well contested. Wouldn't be able to pick a winner" They went 1-1 in the Tests in Bangladesh in 2017

28.5
3
Starc to du Plessis, 3 runs, 140kph, short and wide and cut away forward of point, to the big boundary, and they run an easy three
28.4
0
Starc to du Plessis, no run, 124kph, slower ball, on middle and off, he defends on middle and off, into the leg side
28.3
0
Starc to du Plessis, no run, 139kph, full on off, he drives to mid off but it wasn't well timed and straight to the man

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st94RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd28RR HendricksAK Markram
3rd21F du PlessisAK Markram
4th8F du PlessisH Klaasen
5th2F du PlessisDA Miller