result
4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, Oct 9 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
(35.3/50 ov)168/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)
player of the match
Kyle Abbott
South Africa
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• The 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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Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Australia167/10(36.4 overs)
South Africa168/4(35.3 overs)

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
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 357 runs
SA: 163/4CRR: 4.65 • RRR: 0.33 • Need 5 from 15 overs
Rilee Rossouw29 (43)
Farhaan Behardien11 (13)
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
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

Adam: "What are the fans singing? I can't make out the words..." ----The crowd goes "Bye, Bye Aussie."

34.3
Hastings to Behardien, no run

back of a length and just outside off, punched to mid-off

34.2
2
Hastings to Behardien, 2 runs

takes it from outside off and controls a pull to deep midwicket

34.1
Hastings to Behardien, no run

back of a length and outside off, plays with an angled bat and misses

end of over 346 runs
SA: 156/4CRR: 4.58 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 12 from 16 overs
Rilee Rossouw25 (41)
Farhaan Behardien8 (9)
Adam Zampa6-0-27-1
Mitchell Marsh5-0-22-1
33.6
4
Zampa to Rossouw, FOUR runs

sees some flight, dashes down the track and clouts it over wide mid-on

33.5
Zampa to Rossouw, no run

lobbed up on leg stump, not much turn, defended on the front foot

33.4
Zampa to Rossouw, no run

flat and full on middle, whipped to midwicket

33.3
Zampa to Rossouw, no run

tossed-up legbreak, blocked in front of leg stump

33.2
1
Zampa to Behardien, 1 run

jabbed to mid-on for one

33.1
1
Zampa to Rossouw, 1 run

too full and outside off, driven to mid-off's right

end of over 333 runs
SA: 150/4CRR: 4.54 • RRR: 1.06 • Need 18 from 17 overs
Rilee Rossouw20 (36)
Farhaan Behardien7 (8)
Mitchell Marsh5-0-22-1
Adam Zampa5-0-21-1
32.6
1
Marsh to Rossouw, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, placed to sweeper cover

32.5
1
Marsh to Behardien, 1 run

short on leg stump, pulled down to fine leg

Around the wicket

32.4
Marsh to Behardien, no run

lifter, flies through into the gloves of Wade as FB ducks under

32.3
1
Marsh to Rossouw, 1 run

leans back and chops a short ball from outside off to sweeper cover

32.2
Marsh to Rossouw, no run

floated full and outside off, front-foot drive to extra-cover

Best performances - batsmen
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis
69 runs (87)
8 fours
0 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Matthew Wade
MS Wade
52 runs (58)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Kyle Abbott head shot
KJ Abbott
O
8
M
0
R
40
W
4
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Tabraiz Shamsi head shot
T Shamsi
O
10
M
1
R
36
W
3
ECO
3.6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2016/17
Player Of The Match
Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI No. 3792
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 days9 October 2016 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Adrian Holdstock
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Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
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Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
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Shaun George
Match Referee
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Chris Broad