Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
111(93) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 27 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
6 1 18 10 20 28 13 15
JP Duminy
82(58) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
6 9 1 7 21 11 14 13

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O7
M0
R40
W3
Eco5.71
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JW Hastings
O10
M0
R57
W3
Eco5.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

2 October 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Alan Gardner

5.25pm: Thanks for your feedback, as ever. Dan's report is in the hutch and we're going to scarper. See you for more when the third ODI gets going on Wednesday. Toodles!

5.15pm: Presentations time, starting with Steven Smith: "We thought it was a bit over par but there have been some pretty high chases here. But when you're chasing 360 you need things to go pretty well from the start. We pulled it back nicely in their innings. Those middle overs we weren't able to contain Faf, JP played nicely as well. It didn't go according to plan, you need things to go right, no we're 2-0 down and need to win everything from here. Back against the wall, hopefully the characters will stand out and put in a performance."

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is also Man of the Match: "I'd go almost as far as saying that was the perfect batting and bowling performance. We put big runs up and our bowlers were exceptional. Our quicks bowled exceptionally, they have two cracking openers and we didn't give them anything. There was a little bit of bounce, nice to bat when the ball got softer. If you offered me this two weeks ago, I wouldn't have believed you. We've played some really good cricket, we're going to keep doing the basics well and come back at Durban. [Your hundred?] The guys took the pressure off, the scoring rate was good and set up my innings nicely. Great to get a hundred, that's my job, so it's always nice to carry it through. I think there was something in it for the bowlers but our shot selection was really good today. I'll keep doing my best and hopefully the runs will continue."

5.05pm: Once again, no doubting who the better side was here. This is South Africa's second-biggest ODI win over Australia (batting first) and puts them 2-0 up in the series. Pretty textbook stuff, after being put in: Faf du Plessis scored a ton, other pitched in around him, then the bowlers took regular wickets. Australia, depleted attack and all, have some thinking to do.

37.4
W
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, OUT, bowled 'im! Lucky breaks the stumps, quick and straight and Zampa played around it backing away, which means South Africa win by a whopping 142 runs with a dozen overs to spare

A Zampa b Phehlukwayo 8 (14m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

Here's Analyst: "@Matt - fair enough... We have no Vern, no Morkel, no AB and no Hash. Both sides are depleted in their own right"

37.3
6
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, SIX runs, in the slot, out the park! Zampa gives Lucky the treatment with a fluid bosh over deep extra cover, that travelled
37.2
0
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run, pitched up and steered to backward point... did it carry? Not sure it did. Either way, he's not out
37.1
0
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run, shortish outside off, swing and a miss from Zampa

"Before anyone gets too critical, it's important to remember how much weaker the Aussie bowling line-up is," says Matt. "At full strength you have Starc, Hazlewood and Faulkner back in with Mennie, Tremain and Head (unlucky but it's the way the cookie crumbles) out. With those 3 added back into the Aussie side, SA would've been restricted to 270-280 at most which would've allowed the Aussie batsmen time to get set before picking up the run rate. Australia will still be number 1 after this series and the main focus for the side is the big summer ahead."

END OF OVER:
37 | (maiden) | AUS: 213/9 (149 runs required from 12.2 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 11.46)

  • CP Tremain0 (6b)
  • A Zampa2 (7b)
  • Imran Tahir7-1-31-1
  • AL Phehlukwayo6-0-53-1
36.6
0
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run, here comes the googly, little bit short and Tremain has time to watch it on to the bat

"SA finished 1st ODI in 35 overs. Now they will finish 2nd ODI too in 35 overs," scoffs Altaf

36.5
0
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run, pushed through a bit flatter, defended solidly on off stump

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd26DA WarnerSPD Smith
3rd26GJ BaileyDA Warner
4th32DA WarnerMR Marsh
5th27DA WarnerTM Head
6th69MS WadeTM Head
7th2JW HastingsMS Wade
8th19JW HastingsJM Mennie
9th9JW HastingsA Zampa
10th6A ZampaCP Tremain