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
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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.
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.
short now and he pulls it down to deep square leg
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
fuller now, on off stump, driven to mid-off
down the track, makes some room, and uses the angle to slap that away to the deep point boundary
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
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?"
full on middle and off, punched back to the bowler again
full on off stump and he punches it back towards the bowler, who fields it with his left hand in his follow-through
back of a length outside off. He stands tall and dabs it down towards point
length ball outside off, driven to sweeper cover
Nine runs to get now.
length ball on middle stump, tucked away towards deep midwicket
now he looks to bowl a bit straighter and ends up overdoing it, slants it wide down the leg side
back of a length, angling in towards off stump, and he goes back and across to block towards point
around the wicket now
short and wide, slapped to deep point
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.
bouncer now, and Duminy ducks under it
back of a length outside off, punched to the right of short cover
back of a length on leg stump and he goes deep in his crease to tuck it away towards deep backward square leg
|Toss||Australia, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 407|
|Hours of play (local time)||19.05 start, First Session 19.05-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.15|
|Match days||5 November 2014 - night (20-over match)|