1st T20I (N), Adelaide, November 05, 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(19/20 ov, T:145) 145/3

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
78 (50)
Full commentary
end of over 196 runs
SA: 145/3CRR: 7.63 
Jean-Paul Duminy6 (12)
David Miller9 (10)
Kane Richardson 3-0-28-0
James Faulkner 3-0-17-0

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JP Duminy: "Nice to see the youngsters come through. The positivity they played with was great to watch. I thought execution was unbelievable today, stuck to our plans, dug in their yorkers pretty well. It's going to be good to get back to the MCG, about 5-6 years since I last played there."

Aaron Finch: We were disappointing with the bat. A beautiful wicket as you could see. A lot of starts, but no one went on. Myself and Cam got off to a good start but I threw it away with a poor shot. Towards the end of the innings, that [South Africa's bowling] was as good as I've seen in a long time."

Rilee is the Man of the Match: "My first couple of games for South Africa weren't great. I stuck there, kept my confidence up, and tonight was my night. I just want to shine, every opportunity I get."

Vivek Bhandari: "so, the legend of Bollinger's exactly 1 wicket per match continues..."

10.17pm And that's as dominant a win as South Africa could have hoped for. They were simply the better side today. Australia went too hard at the ball while batting, trying to mow everything over long-on or midwicket, their bowling was a little one-dimensional and quite often all over the place, and their fielding was ragged. South Africa, in comparison, bowled very good lengths, very full at the death, and restricted the boundaries. While batting, Rossouw and de Kock simply waited for the loose balls (of which there were plenty) and put them away coolly, with cricketing shots. A well-deserved win for them.

Kane Richardson to Duminy, 1 run

low full-toss on middle stump, and he scoops it over mid-on's head, didn't really get hold of it, but who cares, that's the winning single

Kane Richardson to Duminy, no run

A bit of late drama, perhaps? It was a nicely timed drive down the ground from Duminy, and Richardson got a little fingertip on it bending down in his follow-through. Is Miller home? Yes, he is.

Kane Richardson to Miller, 1 run

short now and he pulls it down to deep square leg

Kane Richardson to Miller, no run

comes down the track again and Richardson shortens his length. Looks to pull, misses, and it's off the body towards backward point

Two to win

Kane Richardson to Miller, no run

fuller now, on off stump, driven to mid-off

Kane Richardson to Miller, FOUR runs

down the track, makes some room, and uses the angle to slap that away to the deep point boundary

end of over 183 runs
SA: 139/3CRR: 7.72 RRR: 3.00
David Miller4 (6)
Jean-Paul Duminy5 (10)
James Faulkner 3-0-17-0
Pat Cummins 4-0-21-1
Faulkner to Miller, 1 run

back of a length outside off, a bit of extra bounce. He let it come to him, and dabbed it away towards short third man

Faulkner to Duminy, 1 run

back of a length outside off now, punched down the ground and Faulkner can't quite cut that off, diving to his right

Gavin: "Please clarify whether Rossouw was caught Cutting or caught pulling?"

Faulkner to Duminy, no run

full on middle and off, punched back to the bowler again

Faulkner to Duminy, no run

full on off stump and he punches it back towards the bowler, who fields it with his left hand in his follow-through

Faulkner to Duminy, no run

back of a length outside off. He stands tall and dabs it down towards point

Faulkner to Miller, 1 run

length ball outside off, driven to sweeper cover

Nine runs to get now.

end of over 175 runs
SA: 136/3CRR: 8.00 RRR: 3.00
David Miller2 (4)
Jean-Paul Duminy4 (6)
Pat Cummins 4-0-21-1
Cameron Boyce 4-0-31-1
Cummins to Miller, 1 run

length ball on middle stump, tucked away towards deep midwicket

Cummins to Miller, 1 wide

now he looks to bowl a bit straighter and ends up overdoing it, slants it wide down the leg side

Cummins to Miller, no run

back of a length, angling in towards off stump, and he goes back and across to block towards point

around the wicket now

Cummins to Duminy, 1 run

short and wide, slapped to deep point

Cummins to Duminy, no run

length ball on off stump, stands tall and punches down the ground

26,370. That's the official attendance for today's game. It's pretty good, but I suppose the increased capacity of this ground makes it look like a smallish crowd.

Cummins to Duminy, no run

bouncer now, and Duminy ducks under it

Cummins to Duminy, 2 runs

back of a length outside off, punched to the right of short cover

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 131/3CRR: 8.18 RRR: 3.50
Jean-Paul Duminy1 (2)
David Miller1 (2)
Cameron Boyce 4-0-31-1
Pat Cummins 3-0-16-1
Boyce to Duminy, 1 run

back of a length on leg stump and he goes deep in his crease to tuck it away towards deep backward square leg

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