Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10pm Looks like Imran Tahir is not coming out to bat, he has an injury, and Australia have won by 73 runs, series lead 2-1. Their bowlers started very well, both Hazlewood and Starc. Amla was fighting for South Africa with a hundred, they had a chance till de Villiers was there, but Australia prevailed once again. The next match is on Melbourne now, on Friday. Till then, goodbye and good luck!

Max: "South Africa manage to have the best no.5 in the world and still have a fragile middle order. Doesn't say much for AB's colleagues"

Sangit: "All wicket for seamer??? Is it so??" Absolutely!

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match: Finch laid the foundation early which was good for a big score. I had a pretty free reign to do whatever i wanted [about his flicks on the leg side]. We all practice hard in the nets for such shots and that's how we get better, that's how it comes out in the game. The boys bowled very well, in the right spots even after the ball got soft and it started to reverse. Hazlewood is outstanding these days and it's great to see Starcy back as well with some wickets.

44.3
W
Hazlewood to Behardien, OUT, gone, one more caught at mid off! He made room for the delivery to clear mid off, lofted it in the air and Finch took an easy catch

F Behardien c Finch b Hazlewood 12 (36m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

44.2
0
Hazlewood to Behardien, no run, short ball outside off, he waits for it for the ramp shot but misses
44.1
4
Hazlewood to Behardien, FOUR runs, slogged on the leg side for four! It was fullish on the leg side and Behardien smacked it wide of deep midwicket for four

Omair Ali: "Steyn, what a fighting cricketer! Give him the ball or even the bat, he gives everything he has got. Bowled his heart while bowling, and now giving his best with the bat. Though, hard luck, SA!"

END OF OVER:
44 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SA: 252/8 (78 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.72, RRR: 13.00)

  • Morne Morkel0 (4b)
  • Farhaan Behardien8 (9b)
  • Mitchell Starc8-1-32-4
  • Josh Hazlewood9-0-47-2
43.6
0
Starc to Morkel, no run, inswinging low full toss just outside off, steered to deep cover for one
43.5
0
Starc to Morkel, no run, fuller and wider, pushed to point off the front foot
43.4
0
Starc to Morkel, no run, outside the off stump on length, Morkel swings and misses
43.3
0
Starc to Morkel, no run, inswinging yorker towards middle and leg, the bat comes down just in time to block and the ball misses the stumps by a whisker!
43.2
W
Starc to Steyn, OUT, taken at mid off, one more falls! Steyn had been targeting the region down the ground, he didn't connect that well and was caught by Marsh at mid off

DW Steyn c Marsh b Starc 12 (6m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

43.1
1lb
Starc to Behardien, 1 leg bye, shuffles across to the off side to scoop the ball behind square on leg and gets an inside edge on the pads. Umpire says it's a leg bye

END OF OVER:
43 | 13 Runs | SA: 251/7 (79 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 11.28)

  • Dale Steyn12 (5b)
  • Farhaan Behardien8 (8b)
  • Josh Hazlewood9-0-47-2
  • Mitchell Starc7-0-32-3
42.6
2
Hazlewood to Steyn, 2 runs, full on the pads, driven down wide of long on in the gap for two. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end, it's gone to the third umpire and he's home easily
42.5
6
Hazlewood to Steyn, SIX runs, another one, no that goes all the way! Made room on the leg side, it was a straight delivery and he smacked it down the ground for a clean six
42.4
4
Hazlewood to Steyn, FOUR runs, makes room again for the short delivery and slaps it down the ground over mid on for four
42.3
0
Hazlewood to Steyn, no run, makes room to pull the short ball but sways out of the line
42.2
0
Hazlewood to Steyn, no run, slightly full and wide, Steyn swings his arms to drive it to mid off
42.1
1
Hazlewood to Behardien, 1 run, hops back in the crease for the incoming delivery and pushes it to mid on for one

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 238/7 (92 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.66, RRR: 11.50)

  • Farhaan Behardien7 (7b)
  • Mitchell Starc7-0-32-3
  • Josh Hazlewood8-0-34-2
41.6
W
Starc to Philander, OUT, pulled, that's high in the air and it's an easy catch for Finch! Philander pulled the short ball, it went high and Finch took a few steps in from midwicket for the catch

VD Philander c Finch b Starc 1 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

Ravindra: "This is the most disappointing thing about SA.. there top order increases the hopes of winning.. and sudden destruction.SA middle order is so fragile. Always makes there fans disappointed.. #disappointedfan"

41.5
0
Starc to Philander, no run, bangs i the bouncer towards the leg side, not given a wide
41.4
0
Starc to Philander, no run, makes some room and drives the full delivery down to mid off
41.3
1
Starc to Behardien, 1 run, low full toss well outside off, thick edge rolls down to third man for one
41.2
0
Starc to Behardien, no run, angled in this time and defends it back to Starc

Fort Australia

0

Number of instances where Australia have lost after setting the opposition a 300-plus target in a home ODI. They have won 26.

Racking up the ducks

4

Number of ducks for Rilee Rossouw in eight ODI innings.

Twin Tons

12

Instances where the opening pairs of both teams have posted 100-plus stands in the same ODI - two times in Australia.

A Stiff Target

329

Australia's highest score against South Africa in seven years, and their second highest against them, ever, at home

All cylinders fire

1

Number of previous instances in the last five years where all of Australia's top-4 batsmen have made 40+ scores in the same ODI

Not just a batsman

2

Instances of AB de Villiers bowling 5 or more overs in an ODI - in this game, and versus NZ last month, at Mount Maunganui (6 overs)