Australia in South Africa ODI Series - 3rd ODI

South Africa v Australia

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

33.6

Doherty to du Plessis, 1 run, onto the back foot and works a straight ball wide of midwicket

South Africa 143/3   F du Plessis 1* (1b)

34.1

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, beats the outside first ball as du Plessis feels for quite a wide delivery

34.2

Bollinger to du Plessis, 1 run, walks towards the bowler then tucks this from off stump into the leg side

34.5

Bollinger to du Plessis, 2 runs, misfield at mid-on as du Plessis plays a sweet on-drive. Hussey didn't get the kindest bounce as he dived across

34.6

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, on off stump, defended to the off side

South Africa 153/3   F du Plessis 4* (5b)

35.4

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, worked out through square leg

South Africa 155/3   F du Plessis 5* (6b)

36.4

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, full on off stump and driven straight to cover

36.5

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, good stuff from Bollinger, banged in back of a length and it nips back at du Plessis, beating the inside edge and taking the pad through to Haddin

36.6

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, another dot racked up as du Plessis has an unconvincing flash outside off stump and is beaten

South Africa 157/3   F du Plessis 5* (9b)

37.2

Johnson to du Plessis, no run, comes across the crease but can only flick the delivery straight to midwicket

37.3

Johnson to du Plessis, no run, another shot finds a fielder as du Plessis drives sweetly to mid-off

37.4

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, touch shorter and du Plessis waits a fraction longer before opening the face to send the ball to third man

South Africa 159/3   F du Plessis 6* (12b)

38.2

Bollinger to du Plessis, no run, worked from off side into the leg side and the bowler fields

38.3

Bollinger to du Plessis, 1 run, tight line on off stump, plays with soft hands and dabs to third man

38.5

Bollinger to du Plessis, 1 run, dropped behind square on the off side

South Africa 164/3   F du Plessis 8* (15b)

39.1

Johnson to du Plessis, no run, full on middle, cramps du Plessis for room and all he can do is defend to the off side

39.2

Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR, finally, South Africa find the boundary. du Plessis uses his feet then slots a drive between cover and mid-off

39.3

Johnson to du Plessis, FOUR, back-to-back, how often that happens, as Johnson drifts onto leg stump and du Plessis pulled it away fine

39.4

Johnson to du Plessis, 1 run, driven square through the off side

39.6

Johnson to du Plessis, no run, good delivery, extra pace on that and it beats the outside edge as du Plessis tries to guide it to third man

South Africa 174/3   F du Plessis 17* (20b 2x4)

40.3

Cummins to du Plessis, 1 run, slower ball from Cummins, and though it's not quite picked by du Plessis he plays it well enough to squeeze the ball down to third man

40.5

Cummins to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis is almost knocked off his feet! Cummins speared down a sharp yorker that the batsman dug it just in time, losing his footing in the process

40.6

Cummins to du Plessis, 1 run, chipped in the air! But past Cummins' outstretched left hand and down to long off

South Africa 178/3   F du Plessis 19* (23b 2x4)

41.1

Watson to du Plessis, 1 run, extra bounce for Watson! He held this delivery cross-seam and got it to spit off the surface, rapping du Plessis on the gloves

41.4

Watson to du Plessis, no run, a diving stop from Warner! It looked as though du Plessis would get an easy single to long off, but Warner sprinted across from cover and leapt to stop it

41.5

Watson to du Plessis, 1 run, du Plessis slashes outside off, and the outside edge bounces down to third man

South Africa 183/3   F du Plessis 21* (26b 2x4)

42.2

Cummins to du Plessis, no run, superb yorker from the young bowler, but du Plessis jams the bat down to keep it out

42.3

Cummins to du Plessis, OUT, du Plessis falls to an extremely slow slower ball! He was looking to play a shot into the off side but by the time the ball got to him his bat had swung round and instead he lifted it out straight to the man at deep square

F du Plessis c Doherty b Cummins 21 (41m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

South Africa 185/4   F du Plessis 21 (28b 2x4)
Series Results
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Oct 28, 2011
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Oct 23, 2011
South Africa won by 80 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Oct 19, 2011
Australia won by 93 runs (D/L method)
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Oct 28, 2011

Shane Watson was named Man of the Match after his all-round performance, South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Durban, October 28, 2011

Shane Watson was named Man of the Match after his all-round performance

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Oct 28, 2011

Shaun Marsh perished to JP Duminy's offspin, South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Durban, October 28, 2011

Shaun Marsh perished to JP Duminy's offspin

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