1st ODI, Perth, Nov 4 2018, South Africa tour of Australia
(29.2/50 ov)153/4
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 124 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match

5.45pm It's Gnasher back with you to close things out for today. Hopefully we'll hear from the two captains. If you want some more live cricket, the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test is currently going on

Aaron Finch "Disappointed, didn't play anywhere near our potential. South Africa put us on the back foot early. You never just put it to bed, it's an opportunity to learn and improve. We've been training very well. We'll review the game, keep training and look forward to Adelaide. We were a bit careless at times, attention to detail. We were off the mark slightly. Everything has to go right to defend a small total. It was going around quite a bit early on, full credit to SA they played nicely."

Faf du Plessis "Yeah, very good. Exceptional with the ball and in the field. A very good day in the office. Brilliant to have Dale back. It's good to have that x-factor in your bowling attack. I like to take the positive option. Sometimes it was tricky out there, the odd one bouncing, but they batted nicely. Dave's run out was exceptional. Nice to see the fielding click. I'd have liked us to be a little more clinical, maybe eight, nine wickets but we'll take the win."

The Man of the Match is Dale Steyn "Nice to finish a game without breaking down in Australia. It was a good wicket to bowl on. We've got some great quicks and bowled exceptionally well. The plan is to hit hard lengths, not give them too much width. I'll take any wickets I can take in one-day cricket. International cricket is a whole other beast, when you step up it's a whole other thing."

That's just about wraps things up for today. A comprehensive start for South Africa and a host of questions remain for Australia. We'll be back for the second match in Adelaide on Friday but until then it's goodbye from Andrew and Alex and thanks for joining us.

5.37pm That was clinical from South Africa. They take a 1-0 lead in the three match series. They razed the Australian top order via a stunning spell from Dale Steyn and then great follow up work from Ngidi, Rabada and Phehlukwayo. Then de Kock, Hendricks and Markram made pretty light work of the chase. Marcus Stoinis nabbed three wickets but there wasn't much else to get excited about for Australia.

Stoinis to Miller, 2 runs

full on leg stump clipped off the toes wide of fine leg and there's the win

Stoinis to Klaasen, OUT

edged at caught at first slip! Well bowled by Stoinis. A good length ball, just outside off, he tries to drive on the up with no footwork, it bounces a little, catches the edge and flies to Finch at first slip who catches it infront of his eyes. Three for Stoinis

Heinrich Klaasen c Finch b Stoinis 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40

Just two to win now. Stoinis continues

end of over 296 runs
SA: 151/3CRR: 5.20 RRR: 0.09
Heinrich Klaasen2 (4)
Faf du Plessis10 (24)
Mitchell Starc 8-0-47-0
Marcus Stoinis 4-1-14-2
Starc to Klaasen, 1 run

full outside off, squeezed out past backward point

Liahm: "I would love to see a Aus vs Bangladesh series, I think it would be close and well contested. Wouldn't be able to pick a winner"

They went 1-1 in the Tests in Bangladesh in 2017

Starc to du Plessis, 3 runs

140kph, short and wide and cut away forward of point, to the big boundary, and they run an easy three

Starc to du Plessis, no run

124kph, slower ball, on middle and off, he defends on middle and off, into the leg side

Starc to du Plessis, no run

139kph, full on off, he drives to mid off but it wasn't well timed and straight to the man

Starc to du Plessis, no run

138kph, good length, way wide of off, and he lets it go

Starc to du Plessis, 2 runs

139kph, good length outside off, he drives on the up past cover, times this OK and they get a couple

end of over 282 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 145/3CRR: 5.17 RRR: 0.36
Heinrich Klaasen1 (3)
Faf du Plessis5 (19)
Marcus Stoinis 4-1-14-2
Mitchell Starc 7-0-41-0
Stoinis to Klaasen, no run

132kph, full on off, driven firmly to mid on but he can't beat the man

Stoinis to du Plessis, 1 run

125kph, back of a length outside off, he punches off the back foot wide of mid off

Stoinis to Klaasen, 1 run

short ball, outside off, he rides the bounce and runs this with control down to third man

Stoinis to Klaasen, no run

134kph, very full outside off, he drives with an open blade to backward point

Klaasen gets some time in the middle with 10 to win

Stoinis to Markram, OUT

chopped on! He is annoyed at this. It was short and wide, he tried to play a cut but it stayed a touch lower and held up, he got an inside edge and dragged it back onto the stumps. Markram was furious

Aiden Markram b Stoinis 36 (32b 6x4 0x6) SR: 112.5
Stoinis to Markram, no run

131kph, back of a length, off stump, he defends into the gully and they think about one but decide against it

end of over 272 runs
SA: 143/2CRR: 5.29 RRR: 0.43
Faf du Plessis4 (18)
Aiden Markram36 (30)
Mitchell Starc 7-0-41-0
Marcus Stoinis 3-1-12-1
Starc to du Plessis, no run

139kph, short and lifting across him, he sways underneath it comfortably and lets it pass to the keeper

Starc to du Plessis, no run

136kph, yorker length, he drops the bat down and squeezer it out to backward point

Starc to du Plessis, no run

137kph, wide half volley, he drives but mis times straight to cover

Starc to du Plessis, no run

139kph, hint of shape into the right hander, he turns this to midwicket but can't beat the fielder

Chris: "So who gets MoM? No one took a bag, no one made much runs. Who most affected the outcome?"

Steyn will go close for his opening spell

Starc to du Plessis, 2 runs

136kph, fuller length outside off, he drives neatly between cover and mid off for a couple

Starc to du Plessis, no run

137kph, middle stump, back of a length, he defends with the full face back to the bowler

Starc is back again

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