Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

806dThe Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Finch and Starc down South Africa

Centurion Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were central figures in Australia's commanding 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra, despite a pair of sparkling innings by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers

806dDaniel Brettig

Steven Smith a 'captain's nightmare'

Steven Smith has come in for high praise after his sparkling 73 in Canberra, with AB de Villiers dubbing him "a captain's nightmare", and Aaron Finch going one further by naming Smith in the same breath as de Villiers himself

806dFirdose Moonda

De Villiers gets the inside track on Canberra

Though South Africa lost to Australia in Canberra, AB de Villiers was able to take away a solid gameplan for the World Cup when they would play Ireland here: batting the opposition out

806dDaniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Smith's starburst of strokes

Plays of the day from the third ODI between Australia and South Africa in Canberra

806dDaniel Brettig

Steyn still bears Clarke wounds

Dale Steyn admitted he said too much in revealing his anger about the Cape Town confrontation with Michael Clarke but was still unhappy about the events of that day

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)