Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    54
    115
    87
    5
    0
    62.06
    28.1 Finch goes extinct! The theory of evolution would tell you that Finch was a bit uncomfortable in the environment and was not going to last long. (Maybe there will be new improved version soon). This one jags back in from Steyn and takes out the middle as the batsman pushes limply outside the line, leaving a gap between bat and pad. Excellent delivery 115/4
    4.1 first wicket! This has been smashed to short cover. Steyn pitched it up outside off and Hughes made such good connection the reverberation of that shot would have been felt in Melbourne.. but he punches it straight into the hands of the fielder.. A stinger made look easy 25/1
    8.5 they are struggling a bit now! This is a nothing pull and the top-edge lobs up towards the non-striker end where Miller, running in from mid-on, takes an easy one. It was the effort ball, got a bit big on Smith and his bottom hand came off the handle .. 49/2
    18.6 that's the googly again! Tahir buzz lightyears to infinity and beyond in celebration.. Last over, Bailey didn't pick one. He doesn't pick this one either but chops this on to his stumps 82/3
    27
    67
    46
    1
    1
    58.69
    34.3 now Marsh is sent packing! This one is on a length - pretty straight forward delivery - and Marsh pushes at it a bit tentatively.. It gets a thick inside edge and knocks the middle stump back 132/6
    28.2 this is gone! Maxwell can't solve this equation.. Steyn has been reversing it in in the second spell and this time he traps him on the back foot.. Maxwell was stuck in the crease and plays outside the line.. The umpire raises the finger 115/5
    36.1 you can't keep him away! This one is fired in to the stumps and Haddin gets smacked on the back pad.. that was hitting middle and leg. Not massive reverse, but it just tails in enough to get a wicket.. At his pace, it's always a tricky delivery to play 137/7
    49.4 he moves to the leg side to hit it over the top but Faulkner has holed out at long on 215/9
    37.6 superb catch at the boundary from Phangiso! To be fair to Johnson, he got a good amount of bat on that.. he flicked it off the middle stump and this would have been a six on some grounds.. but this is a long boundary.. Phangiso, at deep square leg, has to back-pedal and manages to hold on as the ball threatens to go over his shoulder 144/8
    not out
    29
    59
    46
    0
    2
    63.04
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    19 (b 4, lb 5, nb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    217/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (PJ Hughes, 4.1 ov), 2-49 (SPD Smith, 8.5 ov), 3-82 (GJ Bailey, 18.6 ov), 4-115 (AJ Finch, 28.1 ov), 5-115 (GJ Maxwell, 28.2 ov), 6-132 (MR Marsh, 34.3 ov), 7-137 (BJ Haddin, 36.1 ov), 8-144 (MG Johnson, 37.6 ov), 9-215 (JP Faulkner, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn1013443.40444020
    M Morkel1005825.80286021
    WD Parnell1014024.00393010
    AM Phangiso1003603.60341100
    Imran Tahir1004014.00361200
  • BATSMEN
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    21.4 whoa!! What have you done Amla! It's a long hop wide outside off, short and spinning away, and all Amla can do is slap it straight to the hands of cover..Big big break for Australia 112/2
    3.2 he would have loved to found the gap this time, Quinton de Kock has fallen early once more, he skips over near the pitch of the ball and looks to clobber the ball over the leg side, a leading edge sends the ball looping towards Bailey at cover, Maxwell gets de Kock again 14/1
    40.4 no century for Faf, he was losing his composure here as he needed a big shot to get his 100, he has lost his wicket now, a full toss is thrashed towards mid-on, hit high on the bat,else that was a four, end of a memorable series for Faf 217/4
    26.4 here it comes! After eating 24 balls, Parnell chops one on to his stumps. This darted in off the pitch and Parnell was stuck in the crease, brings his bat down a little late and doesn't cover the line. 126/3
    not out
    57
    70
    41
    6
    2
    139.02
    not out
    0
    1
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    4 (b 1, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    221/4 (40.5 Overs, RR: 5.41)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Q de Kock, 3.2 ov), 2-112 (HM Amla, 21.4 ov), 3-126 (WD Parnell, 26.4 ov), 4-217 (F du Plessis, 40.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MG Johnson9.505215.28306001
    GJ Maxwell201216.0061000
    MR Marsh502505.00162010
    MA Starc402706.7592010
    JP Faulkner805416.75193300
    NM Lyon1014104.10334000
    SPD Smith20914.5050000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

South Africa won the 2014 Zimbabwe Triangular Series

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.30, Second Session 13.30.-17.00

Match days

6 September 2014 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

Finalists

87

Number of ODI finals that Australia have played in - more than any other team. India is next with 62.

South Africa on top

5

Number of years since Australia were last bowled out for less than 200 against South Africa.

Australia's struggles

0

Number of times that Australia have scored 250 against South Africa after being 5 down for less than 150 batting first.