18.2
W
Imran Tahir to Hughes, OUT, caught at cover! Hughes' timing has been off against the slow bowlers and he's gone and hit one straight to AB at cover. He came out of his crease to play the big drive over the infield, he didn't get to the pitch of the ball and the timing was poor
23.5
W
Imran Tahir to Marsh, OUT, Tahir appealed and then began celebrating a moment before the umpire raised the finger, because that was as plumb as it gets. Marsh was caught on the back foot by a quicker and straighter ball that skidded on and hit the pad before he could get his bat across.
39.2
W
McLaren to Finch, OUT, and he's gone. That was short outside off, and he couldn't quite control the pull from above shoulder height, and deep square leg comes in a few yards and takes the simplest of catches
40.6
W
Morkel to Bailey, OUT, what did he do there? Bailey was opened up by this back of a length ball that straightened just outside off, and it may have bounced more than expected, and, oh my, the ball's missed his outside edge completely and hit his trouser pocket on its way through to the keeper. The umpire's finger went up immediately
42.4
W
Morkel to Maxwell, OUT, down the track, doesn't get to the pitch, and he's slogged that straight up in the air. AB de Villiers takes a simple catch, running a few yards to his left from mid-on
44.2
W
Steyn to Haddin, OUT, they had a slip in, and the ball has flown into his hands at chest height. Excellent captaincy from AB, excellent ball from Steyn. It was full outside off, but not quite driving length. Haddin went hard at it with no footwork, and Amla pouches the thick outside edge
47.6
W
McLaren to Smith, OUT, backs away again, looks to go over extra cover, and he bowled it straight this time. Smith misses, McLaren hits. I think that was poor execution more than anything else, it was there to be hit

A rare occurrence

1

Number of previous occasions when Nos. 3 and 4 have scored 100s against Aus in an ODI (WI v Aus, 1997, Brisbane)

Dropped!

78,85

The scores AB de Villiers was dropped on, by Johnson and Bailey, in successive overs

Strong starters

57

SA's average opening partnership in 2014 - only Australia's openers average more (66)

High totals v SA

5

Number of times Australia have made 300+ in an ODI against South Africa - the most is 6, by Sri Lanka

Top-order stats

5

Number of times that three of Australia's top four have made 50+ scores in an ODI against South Africa

Slowest hundred

111

No. of balls Finch took to reach a hundred today, it was the slowest of his four ODI centuries

Trending

17

No of times in the last 10 years that both Australian openers have hit fifties in the same ODI - twice this year.

Bat up!

50

The average opening stand between Finch and Hughes has just touched 50, in their 10th innings

Zimbabwe Triangular Series

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AUS4220101.160
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