Player of the Match
Player of the Match

19 | 6 Runs | SA: 145/3 | RR: 7.63

  • Jean-Paul Duminy6 (12b)
  • David Miller9 (10b)
  • Kane Richardson3-0-28-0
  • James Faulkner3-0-17-0

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JP Duminy: "Nice to see the youngsters come through. The positivity they played with was great to watch. I thought execution was unbelievable today, stuck to our plans, dug in their yorkers pretty well. It's going to be good to get back to the MCG, about 5-6 years since I last played there."

Aaron Finch: We were disappointing with the bat. A beautiful wicket as you could see. A lot of starts, but no one went on. Myself and Cam got off to a good start but I threw it away with a poor shot. Towards the end of the innings, that [South Africa's bowling] was as good as I've seen in a long time."

Rilee is the Man of the Match: "My first couple of games for South Africa weren't great. I stuck there, kept my confidence up, and tonight was my night. I just want to shine, every opportunity I get."

Vivek Bhandari: "so, the legend of Bollinger's exactly 1 wicket per match continues..."

10.17pm And that's as dominant a win as South Africa could have hoped for. They were simply the better side today. Australia went too hard at the ball while batting, trying to mow everything over long-on or midwicket, their bowling was a little one-dimensional and quite often all over the place, and their fielding was ragged. South Africa, in comparison, bowled very good lengths, very full at the death, and restricted the boundaries. While batting, Rossouw and de Kock simply waited for the loose balls (of which there were plenty) and put them away coolly, with cricketing shots. A well-deserved win for them.

Richardson to Duminy, 1 run, low full-toss on middle stump, and he scoops it over mid-on's head, didn't really get hold of it, but who cares, that's the winning single
Richardson to Duminy, no run, A bit of late drama, perhaps? It was a nicely timed drive down the ground from Duminy, and Richardson got a little fingertip on it bending down in his follow-through. Is Miller home? Yes, he is.
Richardson to Miller, 1 run, short now and he pulls it down to deep square leg
Richardson to Miller, no run, comes down the track again and Richardson shortens his length. Looks to pull, misses, and it's off the body towards backward point

Two to win

Richardson to Miller, no run, fuller now, on off stump, driven to mid-off
Richardson to Miller, FOUR runs, down the track, makes some room, and uses the angle to slap that away to the deep point boundary

18 | 3 Runs | SA: 139/3 (6 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.72, RRR: 3.00)

  • David Miller4 (6b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy5 (10b)
  • James Faulkner3-0-17-0
  • Pat Cummins4-0-21-1
Faulkner to Miller, 1 run, back of a length outside off, a bit of extra bounce. He let it come to him, and dabbed it away towards short third man
Faulkner to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length outside off now, punched down the ground and Faulkner can't quite cut that off, diving to his right

Gavin: "Please clarify whether Rossouw was caught Cutting or caught pulling?"

Faulkner to Duminy, no run, full on middle and off, punched back to the bowler again
Faulkner to Duminy, no run, full on off stump and he punches it back towards the bowler, who fields it with his left hand in his follow-through
Faulkner to Duminy, no run, back of a length outside off. He stands tall and dabs it down towards point
Faulkner to Miller, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven to sweeper cover

Nine runs to get now.

17 | 5 Runs | SA: 136/3 (9 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 3.00)

  • David Miller2 (4b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy4 (6b)
  • Pat Cummins4-0-21-1
  • Cameron Boyce4-0-31-1
Cummins to Miller, 1 run, length ball on middle stump, tucked away towards deep midwicket
Cummins to Miller, 1 wide, now he looks to bowl a bit straighter and ends up overdoing it, slants it wide down the leg side
Cummins to Miller, no run, back of a length, angling in towards off stump, and he goes back and across to block towards point

around the wicket now

Cummins to Duminy, 1 run, short and wide, slapped to deep point
Cummins to Duminy, no run, length ball on off stump, stands tall and punches down the ground

26,370. That's the official attendance for today's game. It's pretty good, but I suppose the increased capacity of this ground makes it look like a smallish crowd.

Cummins to Duminy, no run, bouncer now, and Duminy ducks under it
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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd129RR RossouwQ de Kock
3rd0JP DuminyQ de Kock
4th16JP DuminyDA Miller