Player of the Match
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219dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Abbott, du Plessis lead SA to 4-0 with another rout

Facing a side resting three first-choice bowlers in a dead rubber, Steven Smith's Australia were shot out for 167 as South Africa romped to a six-wicket win and a 4-0 lead in the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

F du Plessis
F du Plessis
69(87) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 2 5 12 12 14 0 17
MS Wade
MS Wade
52(58) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 4 2 15 7 4 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

KJ Abbott
KJ Abbott
O8
M0
R40
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
T Shamsi
T Shamsi
O10
M1
R36
W3
Eco3.60
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

South Africa led the 5-match series 4-0

Match number

Season

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 days

9 October 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

4.20pm Rossouw raises his bat, the crowd laps him up. Faf claps the batsmen off. SA rested as many as three first-choice bowlers, but still wiped out Australia for 167 inside 37 overs. Abbott led the way with the new ball, Shamsi with the older one. Stand-in captain Faf then anchored the modest chase with his second fifty-plus score of the series. The hosts are now set for a whitewash of Australia. Can they become the first team to sweep Australia in a five-ODI series?

Presentation:

Steven Smith, Australia captain: We wanted a complete performance - both with bat and ball - today, it din't start well. When you score 167, you din't win many games. Maybe this wicket wasn't good as other ones. 250 may have been a good total. 167, not too much for the bowlers. We started to look better with the ball, good areas and tighter lines. Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. Don't want to be whitewashed. It would be nice to end the tour on a good note.

Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain: [4-0] sounds amazing. If we get Australia under pressure, we really should hammer down. Abbott was outstanding with the new ball and Shamsi spun a web around them. Imran is still there. It gives us a great combination. Phangi bowled really well today. The wicket din't spin much, he still bowled in the good areas. It was a really tough one-day wicket. Two-paced and the ball sometimes stood up, so cross-bat shots were hard. Australia are a fantastic one-day team, and we have to give credit to ourselves. We'll enjoy tonight, and then get back to the practice. 5-0 is on the cards.

Abbott gets a game and is the Man of the Match: Nice to get a run, and make an impact. Tough sitting on the sidelines. I said to a few guys in the morning that I felt nervous. It is all about keeping fit and training hard. When you get the opportunity, hope it comes out okay. Nice to get big wickets on the day with the new ball. We know how destructive those guys [Warner and Finch] can be. The conditions were tough and we embraced it.

Thanks for your company and comments. Keep sending them in. Do come back for the final ODI. Until then, this is Deiva signing off on the behalf of Nikhil and Raghav.

35.3
4
Zampa to Rossouw, FOUR runs, South Africa soar to 4-0. The birthday boys - Rossouw and FB - finish it off. Rossouw soars down the track, drills it against the turn through the covers
35.2
0
Zampa to Rossouw, no run, slides on outside off, punched to extra-cover

The crowd singing the national anthem now

35.1
1
Zampa to Behardien, 1 run, low full toss on off, patted down to mid-on for a hurried single. The fielder splatters the stumps at the non-striker's end, but FB is well in. He clutches his hamstring

END OF OVER:
35 | 7 Runs | SA: 163/4 (5 runs required from 14.3 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 0.33)

  • Rilee Rossouw29 (43b)
  • Farhaan Behardien11 (13b)
  • John Hastings4-0-27-0
  • Adam Zampa6-0-27-1
34.6
4
Hastings to Rossouw, FOUR runs, short and outside off, jumps on top of the bounce and flays it through cover-point
34.5
0
Hastings to Rossouw, no run, back of a length on the stumps, shuffles across in defence
34.4
1
Hastings to Behardien, 1 run, short and outside off, glides a single to third man

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8HM AmlaQ de Kock
2nd21F du PlessisQ de Kock
3rd56JP DuminyF du Plessis
4th55F du PlessisRR Rossouw
5th28F BehardienRR Rossouw