Result
2nd ODI, Johannesburg, Oct 2 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
361/6
(37.4/50 ov, target 362)
219
South Africa won by 142 runs
Player Of The Match
South Africa
3y
• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Du Plessis century underpins crushing South Africa win

South Africa's batsmen overwhelmed Australia for the second time in as many matches. The final margin of 142 runs was South Africa's second-biggest over Australia.

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
South Africa361/6(50 overs)
Australia219(37.4 overs)

5.25pm: Thanks for your feedback, as ever. Dan's report is in the hutch and we're going to scarper. See you for more when the third ODI gets going on Wednesday. Toodles!

5.15pm: Presentations time, starting with Steven Smith: "We thought it was a bit over par but there have been some pretty high chases here. But when you're chasing 360 you need things to go pretty well from the start. We pulled it back nicely in their innings. Those middle overs we weren't able to contain Faf, JP played nicely as well. It didn't go according to plan, you need things to go right, no we're 2-0 down and need to win everything from here. Back against the wall, hopefully the characters will stand out and put in a performance."

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is also Man of the Match: "I'd go almost as far as saying that was the perfect batting and bowling performance. We put big runs up and our bowlers were exceptional. Our quicks bowled exceptionally, they have two cracking openers and we didn't give them anything. There was a little bit of bounce, nice to bat when the ball got softer. If you offered me this two weeks ago, I wouldn't have believed you. We've played some really good cricket, we're going to keep doing the basics well and come back at Durban. [Your hundred?] The guys took the pressure off, the scoring rate was good and set up my innings nicely. Great to get a hundred, that's my job, so it's always nice to carry it through. I think there was something in it for the bowlers but our shot selection was really good today. I'll keep doing my best and hopefully the runs will continue."

5.05pm: Once again, no doubting who the better side was here. This is South Africa's second-biggest ODI win over Australia (batting first) and puts them 2-0 up in the series. Pretty textbook stuff, after being put in: Faf du Plessis scored a ton, other pitched in around him, then the bowlers took regular wickets. Australia, depleted attack and all, have some thinking to do.

37.4
w
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, OUT
bowled 'im! Lucky breaks the stumps, quick and straight and Zampa played around it backing away, which means South Africa win by a whopping 142 runs with a dozen overs to spare
A Zampa b Phehlukwayo 8 (14m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 72.72

Here's Analyst: "@Matt - fair enough... We have no Vern, no Morkel, no AB and no Hash. Both sides are depleted in their own right"

37.3
6
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, SIX runs
in the slot, out the park! Zampa gives Lucky the treatment with a fluid bosh over deep extra cover, that travelled
37.2
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run
pitched up and steered to backward point... did it carry? Not sure it did. Either way, he's not out
37.1
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run
shortish outside off, swing and a miss from Zampa

"Before anyone gets too critical, it's important to remember how much weaker the Aussie bowling line-up is," says Matt. "At full strength you have Starc, Hazlewood and Faulkner back in with Mennie, Tremain and Head (unlucky but it's the way the cookie crumbles) out. With those 3 added back into the Aussie side, SA would've been restricted to 270-280 at most which would've allowed the Aussie batsmen time to get set before picking up the run rate. Australia will still be number 1 after this series and the main focus for the side is the big summer ahead."

end of over 37Maiden
AUS: 213/9CRR: 5.75 • RRR: 11.46 • Need 149 from 12.2ov
Chris Tremain0 (6)
Adam Zampa2 (7)
Imran Tahir7-1-31-1
Andile Phehlukwayo6-0-53-1
36.6
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
here comes the googly, little bit short and Tremain has time to watch it on to the bat

"SA finished 1st ODI in 35 overs. Now they will finish 2nd ODI too in 35 overs," scoffs Altaf

36.5
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
pushed through a bit flatter, defended solidly on off stump
36.4
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
goes back and across to a full delivery and squeezes it to backward point
36.3
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
loopy delivery on off, Tremain punches along the ground to mid-off
36.2
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
pushed through, comes forward and steers towards point
36.1
Imran Tahir to Tremain, no run
tossed up and bunted into the covers, taken on the bounce
end of over 367 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 213/9CRR: 5.91 • RRR: 10.64 • Need 149 from 12.2ov
Adam Zampa2 (7)
Chris Tremain0 (0)
Andile Phehlukwayo6-0-53-1
Imran Tahir6-0-31-1
35.6
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run
pitched up and sliced hard towards backward point... who hurls a throw in at the non-striker's end, though Tremain hadn't gone anywhere. Zampa can't be bothered with running on the ricochet
35.5
w
Phehlukwayo to Hastings, OUT
takes on the cutter, picks out deep midwicket! Hastings is off, a hasty swipe across the line, not as much pace on the ball for him to work with and it sails straight to the man on the fence, Australia nine down and all but done
JW Hastings c Miller b Phehlukwayo 23 (25m 19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 121.05
35.4
4
Phehlukwayo to Hastings, FOUR runs
full and slogged, Hastings gets a hold of another one and biltongs four out between long-on and deep midwicket
35.3
1
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, 1 run
35.3
1w
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, 1 wide
nippy bouncer, flying through above the bat as Zampa throws himself at it - he's only a little guy and that was above head height

"Hi, I would like to find out what Imran Tahir did after that wicket," enquires Lloyd Jannai. "Did he do the obvious?" He actually just stood there, shooing his team-mates away, as if to say "Moi?", then shuffled back to his mark... Yeah, not really

35.2
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, no run
length on off, Zampa taps into the covers
35.1
1
Phehlukwayo to Hastings, 1 run
slower ball, nearly does for Hastings, has a hefty thwack at it and gets a top edge that loops wide of the keeper

Lucky Phehlukwayo returns

end of over 352 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 206/8CRR: 5.88 • RRR: 10.40 • Need 156 from 12.2ov
Adam Zampa1 (4)
John Hastings18 (16)
Imran Tahir6-0-31-1
Wayne Parnell7-0-40-3

"Don't be too hastings to write off Australia," blurts Jon. It's okay, been a long day for all of us

34.6
Imran Tahir to Zampa, no run
pushed through outside the line of off, steered into the covers
Best performances - batsmen
F du Plessis
111 runs (93)
13 fours
0 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
61181020281315
JP Duminy
82 runs (58)
10 fours
3 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
pull
25 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
691721111413
Best performances - bowlers
WD Parnell
O
7
M
0
R
40
W
3
Eco
5.71
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
JW Hastings
O
10
M
0
R
57
W
3
Eco
5.70
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
1W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Faf du Plessis
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3787
Season2016/17
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days2 October 2016 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Joe Mennie
Chris Tremain
Umpires
Nigel Llong
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee
Chris Broad