result
1st ODI (D/N), Centurion, Oct 19 2011, Australia tour of South Africa
(22/29 ov, target 223)129
Australia won by 93 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Ricky Ponting
Australia
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia cruise to win in rain-reduced match

Australia were inconvenienced more by rain than South Africa as they rampaged through the hosts in a truncated first ODI at Centurion, winning by 93 runs under Duckworth-Lewis calculations

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia183/4(29 overs)
South Africa129/10(22 overs)
end of over 221 run • 1 wicket
SA: 129/10CRR: 5.86 • RRR: 13.57 • Need 95 from 42b
Morne Morkel1 (2)
Mitchell Johnson5-0-20-3
Pat Cummins3-0-28-3

Australia win by 93 runs and that's a very convincing performance. They batted positively either side of a long rain break, especially on the resumption, and benefited from the D/L calculation as they'd only lost one wicket before the rain. The target was tough for South Africa and they needed a good start which never came as Graeme Smith's problems continued (although he could have saved himself with a review). Pat Cummins starred again while Xavier Doherty impressed with a good spell. Overall, plenty for Australia to be happy about and much for South Africa to ponder ahead of the next match in Port Elizabeth. We'll be back in less than 12 hours to bring you coverage of India against England but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill - who deserves a special mention for his efforts during that rain break - it's goodnight.

21.6
W
Johnson to Tsotsobe, OUT

that's the game! Tsotsobe tries to launch this down the ground but only manages to send it straight up in the air and Marsh steadied himself under the catch back-tracking from mid-off

Lonwabo Tsotsobe c Marsh b Johnson 4 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44
21.5
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run

short delivery, Tsotsobe drops his hands and lets it go over the stumps

21.4
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run

goes full at the stumps and it's driven to cover

21.3
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run

pushed across outside off stump, Tsotsobe stands still and doesn't play a shot

21.2
1
Johnson to Morkel, 1 run

touch shorter and this time it's nicely punched off the back foot wide of cover

21.1
Johnson to Morkel, no run

full at off stump, hint of shape away to Morkel who drives to cover

end of over 219 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 128/9CRR: 6.09 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 96 from 48b
Lonwabo Tsotsobe4 (5)
Morne Morkel0 (0)
Pat Cummins3-0-28-3
Mitchell Johnson4-0-19-2
20.6
Cummins to Tsotsobe, no run

back of a length, defended towards gully to end a rapid over

20.5
Cummins to Tsotsobe, no run

slower ball outside off which is steered into the off side

20.4
4
Cummins to Tsotsobe, FOUR runs

well done by the No. 11. Cummins followed up with a full delivery but Tsotsobe drove it straight down the ground even though he was quite behind the line

20.4
5w
Cummins to Tsotsobe, 5 wide

that's a quick one but it's too short and climbs clear of the batsman and the keeper

20.3
Cummins to Tsotsobe, no run

that's an excellent short ball, targets Tsotsobe's throat and he does well to play it down in front of gully

20.2
Cummins to Tsotsobe, no run

short of a length and it's well played as he defends behind the line

20.1
W
Cummins to Botha, OUT

he's trodden on his stumps! Cummins has his third. Early in his career to get a hit wicket. Botha went back and across then pulled a short ball away, but the in process of playing the stroke his back foot when into the base of stumps

Johan Botha hit wicket b Cummins 25 (29m 22b 3x4 1x6) SR: 113.64

Pat Cummins coming back into the attack

end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 119/8CRR: 5.95 • RRR: 11.67 • Need 105 from 54b
Johan Botha25 (21)
Morne Morkel0 (0)
Mitchell Johnson4-0-19-2
Doug Bollinger4-0-28-1
19.6
1
Johnson to Botha, 1 run

heaves a full delivery into the leg side but can't beat a diving mid-on

19.5
Johnson to Botha, no run

beaten by the bounce as he tries to cut through the off side

Thanks Liam. Not much left for South Africa

I'll hand over to Andrew McGlashan to take you to the close.

19.4
W
Johnson to Steyn, OUT

Steyn perishes in search of runs! Johnson pulled his length back and Steyn slashed hard into an uppercut, but could only spoon the ball down to Bollinger at third man. Good catch by the lanky fast bowler, and South Africa lose another one

Dale Steyn c Bollinger b Johnson 5 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.56
19.3
4
Johnson to Steyn, FOUR runs

Steyn will keep swinging! He has another go and this time finds the middle, flat-batting a length delivery over mid on after clearing the left leg

19.2
Johnson to Steyn, no run

Johnson pushes this one slightly wider on the angle across the left-hander, who misses with the cut this time

19.1
Johnson to Steyn, no run

Steyn doesn't come close to laying bat on ball with a flatfooted swish outside off

end of over 1915 runs
SA: 114/7CRR: 6.00 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 110 from 60b
Johan Botha24 (19)
Dale Steyn1 (5)
Doug Bollinger4-0-28-1
Mitchell Johnson3-0-14-1
18.6
6
Bollinger to Botha, SIX runs

Botha on the attack! More length from Bollinger and it's disappeared over wide long on for six. Do South Africa still have a chance? Rusty and Waleed will say they do!

Best performances - batsmen
Ricky Ponting player pic
RT Ponting
63 runs (77)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
leg glance
15 runs
1 four
0 sixes
10811632716
Michael Clark player pic
MJ Clarke
44 runs (48)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
14 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
2084111612
Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Johnson player pic
MG Johnson
O
5
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
4
Pat Cummins portrait
PJ Cummins
O
3
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
9.33
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 3203
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days19 October 2011 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh
Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins
Umpires
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Ian Gould
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Shaun George
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath