• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    39.2 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 229/3
    18.2 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 92/1
    23.5 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. 115/2
    40.6 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 242/4
    42.4 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 253/5
    47.6 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 301/7
    44.2 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 268/6
    not out
    10
    13
    0
    0
    76.92
    not out
    23
    8
    1
    2
    287.50
    Extras
    23 (w 10, nb 1, lb 12)
    TOTAL
    327/7 (50 Overs, RR: 6.54)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    DW Steyn10.005415.40320
    WD Parnell7.006609.42122
    M Morkel10.016326.30600
    R McLaren9.006427.11230
    Imran Tahir10.004524.50300
    JP Duminy4.002305.75211
    Fall of wickets:1-92 (PJ Hughes, 18.2 ov), 2-115 (MR Marsh, 23.5 ov), 3-229 (AJ Finch, 39.2 ov), 4-242 (GJ Bailey, 40.6 ov), 5-253 (GJ Maxwell, 42.4 ov), 6-268 (BJ Haddin, 44.2 ov), 7-301 (SPD Smith, 47.6 ov)
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    8.6 but they had a deep square leg as well, and he bangs it in short. De Kock didn't get hold of the pull, and the top-edge drops into that man's hands as he runs in a few yards from the rope 51/2
    7.2 and he's gone! Short, wide, and he slaps that straight into the hands of the point fielder, who dived forward to take that low down. Super catch from Smith, who already saved a boundary earlier in the over. They're checking if it's a clean catch, and while the replays aren't very good in terms of picture quality, there's nothing on them to suggest it was remotely in doubt. They're taking very long to decide, however... and finally he raises his finger after getting the go-ahead over the walkie-talkie 44/1
    37.6 and the bouncer gets him, finally. It rose up well over shoulder height, and he decided to take it on, and Smith, the fielder at midwicket, ran back towards the boundary and took an excellent catch as it dropped over his shoulder 257/3
    not out
    136
    106
    11
    2
    128.30
    not out
    33
    29
    1
    1
    113.79
    Extras
    10 (w 10)
    TOTAL
    328/3 (46.4 Overs, RR: 7.02)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    MG Johnson10.006306.30100
    MA Starc8.006227.75410
    KW Richardson10.006816.80011
    MR Marsh5.003607.20100
    JP Faulkner8.405906.80100
    SPD Smith2.0020010.00221
    GJ Maxwell3.002006.66100
    Fall of wickets:1-44 (HM Amla, 7.2 ov), 2-51 (Q de Kock, 8.6 ov), 3-257 (F du Plessis, 37.6 ov)

Match Notes

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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