4th ODI (D/N), Melbourne, November 21, 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(49/50 ov, T:268) 268/7

Australia won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
104 (112) & 2 catches
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Details
South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
Quinton de Kock c & b Maxwell1738620044.73
Hashim Amla c Cummins b Coulter-Nile1820233090.00
Faf du Plessis c †Wade b Cummins2837453075.67
AB de Villiers (c)c Smith b Cummins918811760103.40
David Miller c Smith b Faulkner4561833073.77
Farhaan Behardien run out (Warner)2223542095.65
Ryan McLaren c †Wade b Starc1314122092.85
Robin Peterson  b Faulkner1112120191.66
Wayne Parnell not out 33700100.00
Dale Steyn not out 045000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 5, w 9)19
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.34, 214 Mts)267/8
Did not bat: Kyle Abbott 
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Hashim Amla, 5.3 ov), 2-70 (Quinton de Kock, 15.1 ov), 3-77 (Faf du Plessis, 16.4 ov), 4-199 (David Miller, 36.5 ov), 5-230 (AB de Villiers, 42.6 ov), 6-246 (Ryan McLaren, 45.5 ov), 7-261 (Robin Peterson, 48.4 ov), 8-262 (Farhaan Behardien, 48.6 ov)
Mitchell Starc1004014.00301030
45.5 to R McLaren, got him! That was the slower bouncer again, and he was caught between trying to pull and trying to avoid the ball. Ended up getting a thin edge that looped into Wade's gloves. 246/6
Nathan Coulter-Nile301615.33112010
5.3 to HM Amla, gone! It's a short ball, quite pullable, but Amla doesn't quite make the best possible contact. He's into the shot too early and it's off the bottom of the bat and straight to a squarish short midwicket, where Cummins takes a good low catch.. 28/1
Pat Cummins1006126.10349050
16.4 to F du Plessis, gone! That was a good ball, rising uncomfortably from back of a length outside off, and he pokes at it while hopping across and gets an outside edge through to the keeper. 77/3
42.6 to AB de Villiers, slower ball does the trick! AB skips down the track now, and Cummins bowls the slower ball, shortening his length. AB looks to drag it from outside off and slog it over the top, and ends up scooping it straight into the hands of the man at deep midwicket, running in from the rope. 230/5
Glenn Maxwell904314.77232000
15.1 to Q de Kock, Maxwell strikes! It's a good ball, tossed up and angled in towards off stump. He looked to play it towards mid-on, with the angle, but didn't get to the pitch and closed his face too early. Leading edge pops back to Maxwell for the simplest of c&bs.. 70/2
Shane Watson502505.00111000
James Faulkner1004524.50271100
36.5 to DA Miller, gone. It was fullish, wide outside off, looked like another slower ball, and Miller went after it but was too early into his shot. Scooped it straight up and straight down the throat of Smith at cover. 199/4
48.4 to RJ Peterson, gone! That was the slower ball, full and straight, and Peterson looked to slog it across the line, over the leg side. He was through his shot too quickly and the ball sneaked through and crashed into middle stump. 261/7
Steven Smith302709.0053000
Australia  (T: 268 runs from 50 ovs)
Aaron Finch c du Plessis b Parnell2237592059.45
David Warner lbw b Abbott48140050.00
Shane Watson c †de Kock b McLaren1925312076.00
Steven Smith  b Peterson1041121807092.85
George Bailey (c)c †de Kock b Steyn1629350055.17
Glenn Maxwell c Amla b Steyn2590040.00
Matthew Wade c McLaren b Parnell5259964188.13
James Faulkner not out 34193060178.94
Pat Cummins not out 11200100.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2, nb 1, w 6)14
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 5.46, 233 Mts)268/7
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (David Warner, 3.2 ov), 2-43 (Shane Watson, 10.5 ov), 3-48 (Aaron Finch, 13.2 ov), 4-86 (George Bailey, 22.3 ov), 5-98 (Glenn Maxwell, 24.1 ov), 6-219 (Matthew Wade, 44.2 ov), 7-267 (Steven Smith, 48.5 ov)
Dale Steyn904725.22316000
22.3 to GJ Bailey, gone! That was short and not massively wide and he flashed at it with no footwork. A bit of extra bounce and he gets a thick outside edge through to de Kock. 86/4
24.1 to GJ Maxwell, got 'im! That was angled in, that straightens off the pitch, and Maxwell makes the same mistake that Bailey made. No. Footwork. Whatsoever. Pushes hard at it and the ball takes his outside edge and first slip takes the simplest of catches. Steyn bowled that cross-seam.. 98/5
Kyle Abbott1004314.30323000
3.2 to DA Warner, lbw appeal, and it's given. Abbott has struck with a beauty. Warner defended from the crease, playing down the wrong line. It straightened a touch from middle and leg, missed his inside edge and struck him on the back pad, in front of the stumps.. 8/1
Ryan McLaren1006216.20247010
10.5 to SR Watson, gone! He's bowled a lot of not very good balls, and one of them's gotten him a wicket. It was a wide half-volley, and he could have smashed that anywhere, but he ended up going flat-batted at it and got a top-edge through to the keeper. 43/2
Wayne Parnell905225.77223131
13.2 to AJ Finch, got him! It's a short ball and Finch has pulled it uppishly, straight down the throat of the man at deep square leg. 48/3
44.2 to MS Wade, another twist. It's another bouncer, and Wade goes for the hook, fetching it from over his left shoulder, was never in control, and McLaren runs in from the long leg boundary and slides forward to take the catch nice and low. 219/6
Robin Peterson804415.50172010
48.5 to SPD Smith, gone! That was tossed up nice and slow and Smith went for the big heave over the leg side. Was through his shot extremely early and the ball crashes into middle stump. Walks in to a standing ovation from the small crowd here. 267/7
Farhaan Behardien301304.3370010
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TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 3549
Hours of play (local time)14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05
Match days21 November 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
John Ward
TV Umpire
Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
Mick Martell
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 11.1 overs, 67 mins (67 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: South Africa - 77/3 in 16.4 overs (AB de Villiers 3)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 21.4 overs, 91 mins (130 balls), Extras 13
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (AB de Villiers 26, DA Miller 21, Ex 3)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 30.2 overs, 127 mins (182 balls), Extras 14
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 46 balls, 66 mins (2 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 105 balls (AB de Villiers 63, DA Miller 35, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 185/3 in 35.0 overs (AB de Villiers 68, DA Miller 40)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 31 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 37.3 overs, 157 mins (225 balls), Extras 14
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 46.6 overs, 199 mins (282 balls), Extras 16
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 267/8 in 50.0 overs (WD Parnell 3, DW Steyn 0)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 39 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 14.1 overs, 65 mins (85 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Australia - 59/3 in 16.0 overs (SPD Smith 7, GJ Bailey 5)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 24.2 overs, 108 mins (146 balls), Extras 3
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 63 balls, 89 mins (2 x 4)
  • Drinks: Australia - 142/5 in 33.0 overs (SPD Smith 55, MS Wade 20)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (SPD Smith 26, MS Wade 23, Ex 1)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 34.6 overs, 153 mins (210 balls), Extras 5
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 42.3 overs, 191 mins (255 balls), Extras 6
  • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 110 balls (SPD Smith 52, MS Wade 49, Ex 3)
  • MS Wade: 50 off 55 balls, 87 mins (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • SPD Smith: 100 off 109 balls, 171 mins (7 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 47.1 overs, 221 mins (284 balls), Extras 13
Australia Innings
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