Result
2nd ODI (D/N), Port Elizabeth, Oct 23 2011, Australia tour of South Africa
303/6
(50 ov, target 304)
223
South Africa won by 80 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Impressive South Africa level series

South Africa regained parity in the ODI series against Australia - and valuable equilibrium after an extended break from international cricket - with a resounding 80-run victory in the second match at St George's Park

Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
South Africa303/6(50 overs)
Australia223(50 overs)
end of over 507 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 223/10CRR: 4.46 
Pat Cummins11 (8)
Dale Steyn10-0-57-2
Jean-Paul Duminy5-0-19-0

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Morne Morkel is the Man of the Match. He says, "Lot of work has gone in the last couple of days. Allan Donald and the whole bowling unit. Haven't changed much from last season. Just concentrated on the disciplines and basics. Special scalp, Clarke. He is a quality player. You can never count Dale out, will keep coming back in second and third spells. Lopsy has been working hard too, so big credit. Runs were always around the corner. I hope we can take the confidence from tonight. Really glad for the batting unit."

: "Our batting set the game. Graeme and Jacques set the game up, and David Miller and JO played fantastic knocks in the middle. The last game we lacked partnership, but this time the boys came out and proved what we are capable of. Always knew Graeme is an awesome player, was just a matter of time before he got us runs. We were joking earlier on about a 200 for no loss, but it's okay, it was 200 for 1. The bowlers responded superbly with their skills on this slow pitch. Durban will be a tad bit warmer, but looking forward to it."

Michael Clarke: "We were outplayed in all facets of the game. They showed how to bat on a slow track, they executed with the ball and even in the field they were much better. I am confident both Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh will be fine for the decider. Massive positive that Watto walked out to bat. The wicket was a little bit slower, but I don't think execute well."

A comprehensive win for South Africa. Fireworks go around at St George's Park. SA batted really well on this slow track, with fur men getting fifties. With Watson injured and two early wickets, it was always going to be tough. Hussey and Warner fought, but once they went it was all over, even though the inured Watson came out and hit a six and a four

49.6
w
Steyn to Doherty, OUT
Bowled out off the last ball. Full toss outside off, drives with an open face, Duminy catches it at point, and hands it over to the leg umpire, who at the moment is at point because the left-hand batsman is on strike. Doherty's average takes a blow, he had a great chance of ending not-out
XJ Doherty c Duminy b Steyn 10 (26m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
49.5
Steyn to Doherty, no run
length ball, outside off, pushed to cover

The merry band goes, "Bye bye Aussies, bye bye Aussies, bye bye Aussies, we hope to see you again."

49.4
1
Steyn to Cummins, 1 run
bouncer, doesn't rise up, pulled away to deep square for one
49.3
4
Steyn to Cummins, FOUR runs
Lovely strike from Cummins for his first ODI boundary. It's a half-volley, driven between mid-off and extra cover
49.2
Steyn to Cummins, no run
beaten outside off

"If there's one ODI series that needs to be done away with, it's the England vs Australia next summer. England could have had another two tests against South Africa if not for that pointless series." True, Kaspar Larsen

49.1
2
Steyn to Cummins, 2 runs
steered away from just outside off to Smith at third man, which is good new sin itself. He was off the field earlier with a stomach bug

Steyn will finish off

end of over 4911 runs
AUS: 216/9CRR: 4.4 • RRR: 88.00
Xavier Doherty10 (18)
Pat Cummins4 (4)
Jean-Paul Duminy5-0-19-0
Dale Steyn9-0-50-1
48.6
Duminy to Doherty, no run
tries to make room and hit, but misses
48.5
2
Duminy to Doherty, 2 runs
slower through the air, tries to late-cut it, but it follows him, and he bottom-edges it between his legs
48.4
2
Duminy to Doherty, 2 runs
nicely driven inside-out, wide of long-off
48.3
4b
Duminy to Doherty, 4 byes
one more through Boucher, and it has mostly been the really full balls from the spinner, when the bat comes down at the same time as it pitches
48.2
2
Duminy to Doherty, 2 runs
full toss, laboriously hit over the head of short midwicket
48.1
1
Duminy to Cummins, 1 run
length ball, on the pads, worked away for a single

"Thanks Sid. Makes me feel better. Didn't think of that. Well I, along with gazillions of others have thought that. Just not right now... Will get out the stylus and write to both cricket boards immediately. Or can some technophile point me to a petition webbing site?" Pretty optimistic to think a petition might get the administrators to do what is right as opposed to what brings money. Duminy bowls from round the stumps

end of over 485 runs
AUS: 205/9CRR: 4.27 • RRR: 49.50
Pat Cummins3 (3)
Xavier Doherty4 (13)
Dale Steyn9-0-50-1
Morne Morkel10-2-22-4
47.6
1
Steyn to Cummins, 1 run
on the pad, helped away for a single
47.5
2
Steyn to Cummins, 2 runs
off the short run, pushed to extra cover. That's first ODI run for Pat. And he gets an overthrow too. Life is easy
47.4
Steyn to Cummins, no run
length ball on off, pushed to cover
47.4
1w
Steyn to Cummins, 1 wide
slips down the leg side for a wide
47.3
1
Steyn to Doherty, 1 run
driven to sweeper-cover for one
47.2
Steyn to Doherty, no run
slower length ball on the pads, defended to mid-off
Best performances - batsmen
JH Kallis
76 runs (88)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
16 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
9415877620
DA Warner
74 runs (97)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
28 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
01712219618
Best performances - bowlers
M Morkel
O
10
M
2
R
22
W
4
Eco
2.20
LL Tsotsobe
O
8
M
0
R
32
W
2
Eco
4.00
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Morne Morkel
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3208
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days23 October 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Richard Kettleborough
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath