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5th ODI (D/N), Sydney, November 23, 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(47.1/48 ov, T:275) 275/8

Australia won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining) (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
107 (123)
Player Of The Series
254 runs • 1 wkt
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
c †Wade b Maxwell1828453064.28
c †Wade b Cummins10712316814086.99
c Bailey b Cummins5171825071.83
c Bailey b Cummins2320066.66
c Cummins b Smith512220041.66
c Smith b Faulkner63415872153.65
not out 1821461085.71
not out 1210050.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 9)15
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.60)280/6
Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Hashim Amla, 10.6 ov), 2-161 (Rilee Rossouw, 32.1 ov), 3-164 (Faf du Plessis, 32.5 ov), 4-187 (David Miller, 37.4 ov), 5-206 (Quinton de Kock, 40.5 ov), 6-279 (Farhaan Behardien, 49.4 ov)
32.1 to RR Rossouw, and Rossouw cannot capitalise! It was back of a length and outside off, he was looking to baseball-whack it into the leg side. Gets it off the bottom of the blade to present a simple catch to mid-on. One of the first false strokes he has played today, was it because of the powerplay?. 161/2
32.5 to F du Plessis, first ball after the break and Faf's gone! It was a slower ball just outside off length, Faf pushed the ball back, but played early and had to check it in the end, the ball went slow and lobbed towards mid off where Bailey had to dive low and in front to his right for a good catch. 164/3
40.5 to Q de Kock, howzzat, they ask and de Kock walks as he nicks and upper cut to the keeper. The umpire wasn't willing to give him out, but eventually has to. It was the glove, reveals snicko as the short ball was slid across him. South Africa lose a vital wicket. End of one of those innings de Kock might look back and say, "this was a turning point". 206/5
49.4 to F Behardien, length and Behardien goes for the hoick again! He had nailed it, but Steven Smith skirts the rope and picks up a lovely catch to his left and over his shoulders. Top innings, this. The kind that will decide a match. 279/6
10.6 to HM Amla, gone! Maxi's done it as he lures Amla to nick off! This was a fuller delivery drifting further and further away from him, but is tempted by the gap at midwicket. Closes the face in hopes of picking it, but ends up edging to the keeper. Wade pulls off a pretty good take there. 54/1
37.4 to DA Miller, down the throat of deep fine leg! He's out off a full toss, would you believe it? Goes into a sweep way too early, gets a top edge that is easily pouched by Cummins. South Africa are slipping now, that powerplay has thrown their innings out of balance. 187/4
Australia  (T: 275 runs from 48 ovs)
c Peterson b Parnell21161831131.25
c Rossouw b Peterson766785110113.43
c Rossouw b Morkel82931387288.17
c Rossouw b Peterson67741036190.54
c Behardien b Morkel710160070.00
c Rossouw b Abbott47170057.14
b Peterson3690050.00
not out 651710120.00
b Peterson042000.00
not out 1580020.00
Extras(nb 4, w 4)8
TOTAL47.1 Ov (RR: 5.83)275/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (David Warner, 4.5 ov), 2-137 (Aaron Finch, 21.5 ov), 3-218 (Shane Watson, 36.6 ov), 4-246 (Glenn Maxwell, 40.6 ov), 5-264 (Steven Smith, 43.5 ov), 6-264 (George Bailey, 44.1 ov), 7-267 (Matthew Wade, 45.1 ov), 8-267 (Pat Cummins, 45.5 ov)
36.6 to SR Watson, caught at deep midwicket! It was just back of a length but Watson want forward anyway and hits it off the bottom of the bat. Checks it as he walks off the field. Finally South Africa have a breakthrough. 218/3
40.6 to GJ Maxwell, runs down and has hit it right off the toe end! A typical Maxi dismissal as he tries to make too much out of a good ball, just back of a length. Behardien is at mid-off and completes a good catch.. 246/4
44.1 to GJ Bailey, and has picked up a wicket. Gee, someone began counting their chickens too early. This was not quite short enough to pull, but that is what Bailey does. The bat face turns in his hands and the ball goes straight up to be caught by Rossouw again, this time at mid-on. 264/6
4.5 to DA Warner, and one of 'em's gone! What a catch from Peterson at mid-on! It was swirling, he had to run to his left, then has to move back and then dive even further to pluck a smashing catch over his shoulder! It wasn't quite the best length to come forward and go for that lift over the leg side. Hits a little too high on the bat and he lost control of it, judging by how his bottom hand came off it. 37/1
21.5 to AJ Finch, tossed up on off stump as Finch lifts it. He's struck this really welll, which is why it carries as far as Faf on the edge of the extra cover boundary. Takes it with a reverse cup, but his momentum was taking him back, so he throws it to team-mate Rossouw who completes the catch. Needed a bit of brilliance like that to dislodge Finch. 137/2
43.5 to SPD Smith, beautiful shot, although some of the sheen comes off it as Rossouw takes a spectacular catch. He had reached the pitch and ensured he was beside the ball and set up in a way that he might well have straight driven it over the covers. But the problem was he had hit it in the air and Rossouw runs in from deep cover and picks up a lovely, low catch while sliding forward. 264/5
45.1 to MS Wade, bowled 'im! And we thought only South Africa can choke! What a delivery, he had enticed the batsman to dance down the track, hits the rough and turns right through the gap between bat and pad and hits middle. A dream dismissal for a left-arm spinner. 267/7
45.5 to PJ Cummins, two in the over! Robbie P is on fire! Another slider, way too quick for Cummins who is stuck in his crease and pushes tamely. Off stump pegged back. Sydney goes quiet, South Africa roar!. 267/8
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.4 overs (59 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (HM Amla 17, Q de Kock 27, Ex 6)
  • Q de Kock: 50 off 55 balls (9 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 95/1 in 18.0 overs (Q de Kock 50, RR Rossouw 19)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 8
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (Q de Kock 23, RR Rossouw 25, Ex 2)
  • Over 29.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - RR Rossouw (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (179 balls), Extras 8
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 30.1 - 35.0 (Batting side - 22 runs, 2 wickets)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 118 balls (Q de Kock 50, RR Rossouw 48, Ex 2)
  • RR Rossouw: 50 off 69 balls (5 x 4)
  • Rain: South Africa - 164/2 in 32.4 overs (Q de Kock 84, F du Plessis 2)
  • Q de Kock: 100 off 117 balls (13 x 4)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 39.6 overs (241 balls), Extras 13
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 46.6 overs (283 balls), Extras 14
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (F Behardien 34, WD Parnell 16, Ex 1)
  • F Behardien: 50 off 35 balls (7 x 4)
  • Over 49.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - NJ Llong, Batsman - F Behardien (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 280/6 in 50.0 overs (WD Parnell 18, R McLaren 1)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 9.0 (Mandatory - 62 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 1
  • Rain: Australia - 66/1 in 9.2 overs (AJ Finch 28, SR Watson 15)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 50 balls (AJ Finch 27, SR Watson 22, Ex 1)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 39 balls (8 x 4)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 102 balls (AJ Finch 61, SR Watson 36, Ex 3)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 25.4 overs (156 balls), Extras 4
  • SR Watson: 50 off 65 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Australia - 170/2 in 29.0 overs (SR Watson 54, SPD Smith 14)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 40 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (SR Watson 27, SPD Smith 21, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 35.2 overs (215 balls), Extras 6
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 57 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 41.4 overs (253 balls), Extras 6
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
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Player Of The Series
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 4-1
Match numberODI no. 3551
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 days23 November 2014 - daynight (50-over match)
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