3rd ODI (D/N), Canberra, November 19, 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(44.3/50 ov, T:330) 256

Australia won by 73 runs

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10pm Looks like Imran Tahir is not coming out to bat, he has an injury, and Australia have won by 73 runs, series lead 2-1. Their bowlers started very well, both Hazlewood and Starc. Amla was fighting for South Africa with a hundred, they had a chance till de Villiers was there, but Australia prevailed once again. The next match is on Melbourne now, on Friday. Till then, goodbye and good luck!

Max: "South Africa manage to have the best no.5 in the world and still have a fragile middle order. Doesn't say much for AB's colleagues"

Sangit: "All wicket for seamer??? Is it so??" Absolutely!

Steven Smith is the Man of the Match: Finch laid the foundation early which was good for a big score. I had a pretty free reign to do whatever i wanted [about his flicks on the leg side]. We all practice hard in the nets for such shots and that's how we get better, that's how it comes out in the game. The boys bowled very well, in the right spots even after the ball got soft and it started to reverse. Hazlewood is outstanding these days and it's great to see Starcy back as well with some wickets.

Hazlewood to Behardien, OUT

gone, one more caught at mid off! He made room for the delivery to clear mid off, lofted it in the air and Finch took an easy catch

Farhaan Behardien c Finch b Hazlewood 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 36m) SR: 100
Hazlewood to Behardien, no run

short ball outside off, he waits for it for the ramp shot but misses

Hazlewood to Behardien, FOUR runs

slogged on the leg side for four! It was fullish on the leg side and Behardien smacked it wide of deep midwicket for four

Omair Ali: "Steyn, what a fighting cricketer! Give him the ball or even the bat, he gives everything he has got. Bowled his heart while bowling, and now giving his best with the bat. Though, hard luck, SA!"

end of over 44Wicket maiden
SA: 252/8CRR: 5.72 RRR: 13.00
Morne Morkel0 (4b)
Farhaan Behardien8 (9b 1x4)
Mitchell Starc 8-1-32-4
Josh Hazlewood 9-0-47-2
Starc to Morkel, no run

inswinging low full toss just outside off, steered to deep cover for one

Starc to Morkel, no run

fuller and wider, pushed to point off the front foot

Starc to Morkel, no run

outside the off stump on length, Morkel swings and misses

Starc to Morkel, no run

inswinging yorker towards middle and leg, the bat comes down just in time to block and the ball misses the stumps by a whisker!

Starc to Steyn, OUT

taken at mid off, one more falls! Steyn had been targeting the region down the ground, he didn't connect that well and was caught by Marsh at mid off

Dale Steyn c Marsh b Starc 12 (6b 1x4 1x6 6m) SR: 200
Starc to Behardien, 1 leg bye

shuffles across to the off side to scoop the ball behind square on leg and gets an inside edge on the pads. Umpire says it's a leg bye

end of over 4313 runs
SA: 251/7CRR: 5.83 RRR: 11.28
Dale Steyn12 (5b 1x4 1x6)
Farhaan Behardien8 (8b 1x4)
Josh Hazlewood 9-0-47-2
Mitchell Starc 7-0-32-3
Hazlewood to Steyn, 2 runs

full on the pads, driven down wide of long on in the gap for two. There's a direct hit at the bowler's end, it's gone to the third umpire and he's home easily

Hazlewood to Steyn, SIX runs

another one, no that goes all the way! Made room on the leg side, it was a straight delivery and he smacked it down the ground for a clean six

Hazlewood to Steyn, FOUR runs

makes room again for the short delivery and slaps it down the ground over mid on for four

Hazlewood to Steyn, no run

makes room to pull the short ball but sways out of the line

Hazlewood to Steyn, no run

slightly full and wide, Steyn swings his arms to drive it to mid off

Hazlewood to Behardien, 1 run

hops back in the crease for the incoming delivery and pushes it to mid on for one

end of over 425 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 238/7CRR: 5.66 RRR: 11.50
Farhaan Behardien7 (7b 1x4)
Mitchell Starc 7-0-32-3
Josh Hazlewood 8-0-34-2
Starc to Philander, OUT

pulled, that's high in the air and it's an easy catch for Finch! Philander pulled the short ball, it went high and Finch took a few steps in from midwicket for the catch

Vernon Philander c Finch b Starc 1 (12b 0x4 0x6 11m) SR: 8.33

Ravindra: "This is the most disappointing thing about SA.. there top order increases the hopes of winning.. and sudden destruction.SA middle order is so fragile. Always makes there fans disappointed.. #disappointedfan"

Starc to Philander, no run

bangs i the bouncer towards the leg side, not given a wide

Starc to Philander, no run

makes some room and drives the full delivery down to mid off

Starc to Behardien, 1 run

low full toss well outside off, thick edge rolls down to third man for one

Starc to Behardien, no run

angled in this time and defends it back to Starc

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