Player of the Match
Player of the Match

A clinical win for South Africa who've returned the favour after that massive defeat in Durban. Parnell and Steyn did it for them, and their batsmen saw off the target with little difficulty. The series is now level 1-1, and we move to Cape Town for the third ODI on April 9. Do stay tuned in, we'll get you the presentation details very soon.

Ponting: "You've seen the best and the worst of us for the last couple of days. South Africa bowled very well at the start and that set up the game for them. We've got some work to do top of the order. We've got a few days before the next game to rectify that. Parnell bowled very well, got it to come back in and bowled at a good pace. We need a bit more consistency at the top."

Wayne Parnell is the Man of the Match, in just his second ODI.

Parnell: "I'm very happy and it was a good outing for South Africa. I think its probably the best opening spells I've bowled. Michael Hussey was my favourite wicket, and it was good to get him because he whacked me around a little in Brisbane."

Smith: "We weren't good enough Friday night, but we came back well today. The bowlers did a very good job, particularly Parnell and Steyn. We bowled with good intensity and the batsmen got a bit of practice as well. We made a slight tactical change in bringing in Parnell and it paid off. It was a great wicket out there and Centurion is a wonderful place to play."

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Laughlin to de Villiers, FOUR runs, all over! Full on the off stump, makes room and carts that over extra cover for a one bounce four to finish the proceedings
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, good length on middle and off, defended solidly back to the bowler

26 | 6 Runs | SA: 128/3 (4 runs required from 23.4 overs, RR: 4.92, RRR: 0.16)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy11 (19b)
  • AB de Villiers32 (40b)
  • Nathan Hauritz5-0-26-0
  • Ben Laughlin7-1-26-1
Hauritz to Duminy, 2 runs, tossed up on middle, gets his front foot across and sweeps it down wide of deep square leg for a couple. Just four more to get
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, thrown up on the off side, pushed through to deep midwicket
Hauritz to Duminy, 1 run, short on middle and leg, bunted wide of short fine for a single
Hauritz to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven through the leg side for a single
Hauritz to de Villiers, no run, saw him give the charge, bowled it quick on the off stump, de Villiers adjusted well to defend it to cover
Hauritz to Duminy, 1 leg bye, tossed up outside leg, comes down the track to push it wide of midwicket, gets a leg bye on the off side

25 | 3 Runs | SA: 122/3 (10 runs required from 23.4 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 0.40)

  • AB de Villiers30 (37b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy8 (16b)
  • Ben Laughlin7-1-26-1
  • Nathan Hauritz4-0-21-0
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, yorker on middle, dug out back to the bowler
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, overpitched on middle, driven on the up to mid-on, the end is near
Laughlin to de Villiers, 2 runs, full on the off stump, chips it between long-on and deep midwicket for a couple
Laughlin to de Villiers, no run, short of a length outside off, comes back in just a little, mistimes a backfoot drive to cover
Laughlin to Duminy, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven off the front foot to mid-off
Laughlin to Duminy, no run, good length on middle and off, pushed towards midwicket

Andrew: "Coincidence at 21.3 overs, both de Villiers and Duminy have averages in ODIs of 37.33." You guys are geniuses, great spot

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South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7HH GibbsGC Smith
2nd69JH KallisGC Smith
3rd17JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th39JP DuminyAB de Villiers