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1st ODI (D/N), Centurion, Sep 30 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
(36.2/50 ov)295/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 82 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
178 (113)
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

De Kock's tour de force overwhelms Australia

Australia had many sparks but only George Bailey and John Hastings burst properly into flames against an inconsistent South Africa attack that relied on a youngster for direction

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Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
Australia294/9(50 overs)
South Africa295/4(36.2 overs)

8.40pm: Right, that's a wrap from us, you can read all about a special innings from the Mighty Quin in Firdose's report and we'll be back in a couple of days for the second match of the series, in Johannesburg on Sunday. Stay classy!

8.35pm: Time for the presentations, starting with Australia's Steven Smith: "Probably a 370-380 wicket, a lot of guys got starts but couldn't go on to the big hundred like Quinton did. I thought he played magnificently. We wanted 300 after the start we got but we lost wickets in clumps, always difficult after that. We did well to get back into it through the partnership of George Bailey and John Hastings but it wasn't enough tonight. We'll have to get our areas a bit better with the ball. Hopefully the rugby boys can do a little bit better against the Springboks."

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "Good toss to win. Strangely, the stats say batting first is better but those of have grown up here know what it's like with the ball skidding on, it was a good chase to pull off. That doesn't take anything away from the seriousness of Quinton de Kock's knock, and Rillee Rossouw up front. When you have a team six down, like we did - that 80-plus partnership, we'd like to be a bit more clinical than that. I went in and asked Quinny to keep doing his thing, keep smashing them. Australia are a very good one-day side, so to put some pressure on them going 1-0 up is amazing."

Andile Phehluk... Just kidding, Quinton de Kock is named Man of the Match: "The wicket felt very nice, it changed a bit in the evening, came on quite nicely. We were able to play freely, not have to do anything extravagant. [Married recently, good for form?] Hasn't been too bad, no downs yet, only ups. [Broken bat?] Hopefully they'll give me another one."

8.25pm: Little Quinny de Kock played a big knock tonight and it saw South Africa cruise to victory and a 1-0 lead in the series. Australia's frenetic innings produced a total that should at least have been testing but, after a century opening stand, de Kock put the absolute tin lid on any thoughts of an upset. Power, timing and a frightening range of strokes gave an inexperienced Australia attack a proper hiding... How to chase 300? With QDK it's QED.

36.2
1
Worrall to Miller, 1 run

tucked off the hips, past midwicket... that's the badger, South Africa win by six wickets

36.1
Worrall to Miller, no run

length ball in the channel, Miller drops it towards backward point... no run there!

Dan Worrall returns

end of over 367 runs
SA: 294/4CRR: 8.16 RRR: 0.07
David Miller9 (8)
Farhaan Behardien5 (6)
Scott Boland 7-0-67-3
Mitchell Marsh 8-0-66-0
35.6
1
Boland to Miller, 1 run

good length outside off, opens the face for one to third man... and the scores are level. Hurrah!

35.5
Boland to Miller, no run

full and wide and Miller throws the hands, mistimes it into the covers

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35.4
Boland to Miller, no run

pitched up, creeps forward and drives to mid-off. Ho hum

35.3
1
Boland to Behardien, 1 run

slightly back of a length, Behardien waits in the crease and tucks it to leg

35.2
1
Boland to Miller, 1 run

on the body, worked away for a single

One hit will do it...

35.1
4
Boland to Miller, FOUR runs

drops short, slightly wide and Miller swats at it, gets a top edge over the slips and cuts the requirement in half

end of over 354 runs
SA: 287/4CRR: 8.19 RRR: 0.53
Farhaan Behardien4 (5)
David Miller3 (3)
Mitchell Marsh 8-0-66-0
Scott Boland 6-0-60-3

Here's Siddharth: "Scott Boland ends up with his career-best bowling figures in ODIs.....on a day when he has gone at 10 runs an over!" One of those days... We did say it was a weakened Australia attack

34.6
Marsh to Behardien, no run

bumper to finish the over, Behardien ducks it. Perhaps he wants to savour this one

34.5
1
Marsh to Miller, 1 run

shortish, nudged off the pads in front of square... Getting closer

34.4
Marsh to Miller, no run

touch fuller, 130kph on off, pushes along the carpet to mid-off

34.3
2
Marsh to Miller, 2 runs

on the stumps, Miller flips a couple through midwicket off his pads

34.2
1
Marsh to Behardien, 1 run

length outside off, drops back and runs a single to third man

34.1
Marsh to Behardien, no run

Behardien comes forward and pushes a full ball into the off side

Twelve needed, let's do this, lads...

end of over 347 runs • 2 wickets
SA: 283/4CRR: 8.32 RRR: 0.75
Farhaan Behardien3 (2)
David Miller0 (0)
Scott Boland 6-0-60-3
Mitchell Marsh 7-0-62-0

"The choke is on!!" Aku, among others, can't resist the old gag

33.6
3
Boland to Behardien, 3 runs

pitched up a bit further and Behardien gets going with a drive through the covers

33.5
Boland to Behardien, no run

good length outside off, Behardien prods it safely down into the off side

In comes Farhaan Behardien, with a job to finish off. Equal 20th will have to do

33.4
W
Boland to de Kock, OUT

dug in again, de Kock hooks hard - but this time it's his undoing! Head takes another superbly judged catch running along the rope and de Kock has to walk off 11 short of a national record... Centurion stands for the centurion, he gets some handshakes on his way off. A quite brilliant innings that has made a difficult chase look simple

Quinton de Kock c Head b Boland 178 (142m 113b 16x4 11x6) SR: 157.52
33.3
Boland to de Kock, no run

short ball, pushed across and de Kock skips out, swings violently... but misses

David Miller is next in but the batsmen crossed... What can Quinny finish on?

33.2
W
Boland to Duminy, OUT

hooks the bumper, excellent take at deep square leg! So Duminy crashes the party and then ends up falling the pool... Another wicket for Boland, courtesy a low grab diving in from the boundary by Head

Jean-Paul Duminy c Head b Boland 9 (8m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.5
33.1
4
Boland to Duminy, FOUR runs

Duminy isn't standing on ceremony for his team-mate, steps forward and launches Boland inside out over cover, that will bounce away, too... The maths are no longer in de Kock's favour

Best performances - batters
Quinton de Kock portrait
Q de Kock SA
178 runs (113)
16 fours
11 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
33 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
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George Bailey Player pic
GJ Bailey AUS
74 runs (90)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
defended
13 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Andile Phehlukwayo portrait
AL Phehlukwayo SA
O
10
M
1
R
44
W
4
ECO
4.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Scott Boland
SM Boland AUS
O
7
M
0
R
67
W
3
ECO
9.57
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 3785
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days30 September 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
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Bongani Jele
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Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Shaun George
Match Referee
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Chris Broad