Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2nd Match: Australia v South Africa at Harare, Aug 27, 2014
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club (neutral venue)
27 August 2014 (50-over match)
  Australia innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AJ Finch c Duminy b McLaren 102 173 116 9 1 87.93
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
View dismissal PJ Hughes c de Villiers b Imran Tahir 51 81 63 8 0 80.95
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
View dismissal MR Marsh lbw b Imran Tahir 5 19 13 0 0 38.46
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
View dismissal GJ Bailey* c †de Kock b Morkel 66 81 54 3 3 122.22
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
View dismissal GJ Maxwell c de Villiers b Morkel 7 18 8 1 0 87.50
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
View dismissal SPD Smith b McLaren 31 36 19 4 0 163.15
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
View dismissal BJ Haddin c Amla b Steyn 9 8 7 0 1 128.57
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
JP Faulkner not out 10 29 13 0 0 76.92
MG Johnson not out 23 10 8 1 2 287.50
Extras (lb 12, w 10, nb 1) 23
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs; 231 mins) 327 (6.54 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 10 0 54 1 5.40 27 4 0 (1w)
44.2 to Haddin, 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
  WD Parnell 7 0 66 0 9.42 15 6 3 (2w)
View wickets M Morkel 10 1 63 2 6.30 33 4 2 (1nb, 6w)
40.6 to Bailey, 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 to Maxwell, 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
View wickets R McLaren 9 0 64 2 7.11 24 9 0 (1w)
39.2 to Finch, 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
47.6 to Smith, 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
View wickets Imran Tahir 10 0 45 2 4.50 31 2 1
18.2 to Hughes, 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 to Marsh, 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
  JP Duminy 4 0 23 0 5.75 11 1 1
  South Africa innings (target: 328 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Q de Kock c Faulkner b Starc 19 47 18 2 0 105.55
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
View dismissal HM Amla c Smith b Richardson 24 36 29 4 0 82.75
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
View dismissal F du Plessis c Smith b Starc 106 141 98 11 1 108.16
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
AB de Villiers* not out 136 173 106 11 2 128.30
JP Duminy not out 33 42 29 1 1 113.79
Extras (w 10) 10
  Total (3 wickets; 46.4 overs; 221 mins) 328 (7.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  MG Johnson 10 0 63 0 6.30 31 6 1 (2w)
View wickets MA Starc 8 0 62 2 7.75 20 8 0 (2w)
8.6 to de Kock, 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
37.6 to du Plessis, 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
View wicket KW Richardson 10 0 68 1 6.80 26 5 1 (2w)
7.2 to Amla, 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
  MR Marsh 5 0 36 0 7.20 10 4 0
  JP Faulkner 8.4 0 59 0 6.80 18 4 1 (4w)
  SPD Smith 2 0 20 0 10.00 3 2 1
  GJ Maxwell 3 0 20 0 6.66 2 0 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to field
Points - South Africa 4, Australia 0
Player of the match - AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and RB Tiffin
TV umpire - O Chirombe
Match referee - J Srinath (India)
Reserve umpire - TJ Matibiri

Match Notes


    • Australia innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 3
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (AJ Finch 21, PJ Hughes 26, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: Australia - 87/0 in 16.0 overs (AJ Finch 31, PJ Hughes 49)
    • PJ Hughes: 50 off 56 balls (8 x 4)
    • Australia: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 7
    • AJ Finch: 50 off 65 balls (4 x 4)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 30.1 - 35.0 (Batting side - 45 runs, 0 wicket)
    • Australia: 150 runs in 30.2 overs (183 balls), Extras 12
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (AJ Finch 22, GJ Bailey 22, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Australia - 190/2 in 35.0 overs (AJ Finch 81, GJ Bailey 39)
    • Australia: 200 runs in 35.5 overs (216 balls), Extras 14
    • AJ Finch: 100 off 111 balls (9 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 85 balls (AJ Finch 48, GJ Bailey 45, Ex 8)
    • GJ Bailey: 50 off 44 balls (3 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • Australia: 250 runs in 42.0 overs (253 balls), Extras 19
    • Australia: 300 runs in 47.5 overs (288 balls), Extras 23
    • Innings Break: Australia - 327/7 in 50.0 overs (JP Faulkner 10, MG Johnson 23)
    • South Africa innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 2 wickets)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (52 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 85/2 in 16.0 overs (F du Plessis 22, AB de Villiers 15)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 17.3 overs (105 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (F du Plessis 31, AB de Villiers 18, Ex 2)
    • F du Plessis: 50 off 54 balls (6 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 24.3 overs (147 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 95 balls (F du Plessis 51, AB de Villiers 46, Ex 3)
    • AB de Villiers: 50 off 49 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 31.2 overs (188 balls), Extras 6
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 135 balls (F du Plessis 83, AB de Villiers 65, Ex 3)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 204/2 in 32.0 overs (F du Plessis 89, AB de Villiers 66)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
    • F du Plessis: 100 off 95 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 37.3 overs (225 balls), Extras 6
    • AB de Villiers: 100 off 82 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 171 balls (F du Plessis 97, AB de Villiers 101, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 43.4 overs (262 balls), Extras 8
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (AB de Villiers 26, JP Duminy 22, Ex 2)
 
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