Player of the Match
Player of the Match
321dThe 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

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
AJ Finch
109(127) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 10 4 8 18 11 24 34
HM Amla
HM Amla
102(115) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 37 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
1 6 6 22 25 5 8 29

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Starc
MA Starc
O8
M1
R32
W4
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
JR Hazlewood
JR Hazlewood
O9.3
M0
R51
W3
Eco5.36
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • 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

Australia led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

19 November 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

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

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)