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615dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Rossouw, bowlers star in SA win

Kyle Abbott harried Australia's batsmen and Rilee Rossouw achieved the rare feat of putting Quinton de Kock in the shade during a stand of 129 as South Africa secured a vast opening win in the Twenty20 match at Adelaide Oval.

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Rossouw
78(50) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 0 10 5 25 17 2 19
SR Watson
47(36) 0x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
3 1 4 2 4 8 9 16

Best performances - Bowlers

KJ Abbott
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PJ Cummins
O4
M0
R21
W1
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.05 start, First Session 19.05-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.15

Match days

5 November 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

END OF OVER:
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.

18.6
1
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
18.5
0
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.
18.4
1
Richardson to Miller, 1 run, short now and he pulls it down to deep square leg
18.3
0
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

18.2
0
Richardson to Miller, no run, fuller now, on off stump, driven to mid-off
18.1
4
Richardson to Miller, FOUR runs, down the track, makes some room, and uses the angle to slap that away to the deep point boundary
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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

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