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933dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

De Kock's tour de force overwhelms Australia

Australia had many sparks but only George Bailey and John Hastings burst properly into flames against an inconsistent South Africa attack that relied on a youngster for direction

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Q de Kock
178(113) 16x4 - 11x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 33 runs
  • 3x4 - 3x6
8 3 20 27 65 12 22 15
GJ Bailey
74(90) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • defended
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
12 9 8 15 5 5 3 11

Best performances - Bowlers

AL Phehlukwayo
O10
M1
R44
W4
Eco4.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Boland
O7
M0
R67
W3
Eco9.57
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

30 September 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Alan Gardner

8.40pm: Right, that's a wrap from us, you can read all about a special innings from the Mighty Quin in Firdose's report and we'll be back in a couple of days for the second match of the series, in Johannesburg on Sunday. Stay classy!

8.35pm: Time for the presentations, starting with Australia's Steven Smith: "Probably a 370-380 wicket, a lot of guys got starts but couldn't go on to the big hundred like Quinton did. I thought he played magnificently. We wanted 300 after the start we got but we lost wickets in clumps, always difficult after that. We did well to get back into it through the partnership of George Bailey and John Hastings but it wasn't enough tonight. We'll have to get our areas a bit better with the ball. Hopefully the rugby boys can do a little bit better against the Springboks."

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "Good toss to win. Strangely, the stats say batting first is better but those of have grown up here know what it's like with the ball skidding on, it was a good chase to pull off. That doesn't take anything away from the seriousness of Quinton de Kock's knock, and Rillee Rossouw up front. When you have a team six down, like we did - that 80-plus partnership, we'd like to be a bit more clinical than that. I went in and asked Quinny to keep doing his thing, keep smashing them. Australia are a very good one-day side, so to put some pressure on them going 1-0 up is amazing."

Andile Phehluk... Just kidding, Quinton de Kock is named Man of the Match: "The wicket felt very nice, it changed a bit in the evening, came on quite nicely. We were able to play freely, not have to do anything extravagant. [Married recently, good for form?] Hasn't been too bad, no downs yet, only ups. [Broken bat?] Hopefully they'll give me another one."

8.25pm: Little Quinny de Kock played a big knock tonight and it saw South Africa cruise to victory and a 1-0 lead in the series. Australia's frenetic innings produced a total that should at least have been testing but, after a century opening stand, de Kock put the absolute tin lid on any thoughts of an upset. Power, timing and a frightening range of strokes gave an inexperienced Australia attack a proper hiding... How to chase 300? With QDK it's QED.

36.2
1
Worrall to Miller, 1 run, tucked off the hips, past midwicket... that's the badger, South Africa win by six wickets
36.1
0
Worrall to Miller, no run, length ball in the channel, Miller drops it towards backward point... no run there!

Dan Worrall returns

END OF OVER:
36 | 7 Runs | SA: 294/4 (1 run required from 13.4 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 0.07)

  • DA Miller9 (8b)
  • F Behardien5 (6b)
  • SM Boland7-0-67-3
  • MR Marsh8-0-66-0
35.6
1
Boland to Miller, 1 run, good length outside off, opens the face for one to third man... and the scores are level. Hurrah!
35.5
0
Boland to Miller, no run, full and wide and Miller throws the hands, mistimes it into the covers

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35.4
0
Boland to Miller, no run, pitched up, creeps forward and drives to mid-off. Ho hum
35.3
1
Boland to Behardien, 1 run, slightly back of a length, Behardien waits in the crease and tucks it to leg

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st145RR RossouwQ de Kock
2nd123F du PlessisQ de Kock
3rd12JP DuminyQ de Kock
4th0DA MillerQ de Kock
5th15F BehardienDA Miller