Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

672dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Clinical South Africa gun down 327

Just two days after posting the highest total at Harare Sports Club, 350 against Zimbabwe, Australia's line-up were at it again, against a much stronger pack

672dLiam Brickhill in Harare

Bailey defends Lyon exclusion

George Bailey, Australia's stand-in captain, defended his team's decision to leave Nathan Lyon out of their playing XI against South Africa, insisting that the offspinner's absence "didn't turn the match"

672dLiam Brickhill and Firdose Moonda

No broken windows in run-fest

Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Australia and South Africa in Harare


199dThe Preview by Firdose Moonda

ODI equals seek bragging rights

With Zimbabwe faring feebly in the one-dayers, South Africa and Australia could provide the tri-series with some much-needed competition

A rare occurrence


Number of previous occasions when Nos. 3 and 4 have scored 100s against Aus in an ODI (WI v Aus, 1997, Brisbane)



The scores AB de Villiers was dropped on, by Johnson and Bailey, in successive overs

Strong starters


SA's average opening partnership in 2014 - only Australia's openers average more (66)

High totals v SA


Number of times Australia have made 300+ in an ODI against South Africa - the most is 6, by Sri Lanka

Top-order stats


Number of times that three of Australia's top four have made 50+ scores in an ODI against South Africa

Slowest hundred


No. of balls Finch took to reach a hundred today, it was the slowest of his four ODI centuries



No of times in the last 10 years that both Australian openers have hit fifties in the same ODI - twice this year.

Bat up!


The average opening stand between Finch and Hughes has just touched 50, in their 10th innings