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South Africa vs Australia, 1st ODI Commentary, Live Updates

SA vs AUS, 2020 - ODI Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Boland Park, Paarl , Feb 29, 2020
291/7 (50.0/50)
217 (45.1/50)
South Africa beat Australia by 74 runs
Right then, that's all we have from this exciting match. South Africa were in early pressure but bounced back superbly and ended up with a convincing win. The action now shifts to the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein for the second ODI on the 4th of March. Do join us at 1300 local (1100 GMT). Cheers!
South African skipper, Quinton de Kock, says that he is pleased with the way his boys went about it today. Lauds Klaasen for his knock and praises Ngidi for the way he bowled. Adds that they knew they had hitters down the order and it was just a matter of staying there and being consistent in what they do. Shares that Ngidi has a knack of picking wickets and he is enjoying his leadership role. On his role as an opener/keeper/captain, de Kock replies that he has always felt that his keeping helps him in captaincy and he feels it won't be the same if he goes out in the outfield. Signs off by saying that he is still feeling fresh and good!
Australian skipper, Aaron Finch, says that it was a good start by his bowlers but Klaasen and Miller batted superbly. Admits that they lost wickets pretty consistently and that cost them the match. Tells that they got outplayed in all the disciplines and South Africa were the better side. Mentions that you expect nothing less from the Proteas and hopes to bounce back in the second game.
HEINRICH KLAASEN IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that it's a great feeling and that's why that celebration came off. Adds that the last year and a half have been tough for him and he is relieved with today's performance. Mentions that it felt like another comeback and he just stuck to the game plan and is happy to perform for the team. Praises David Miller for his knock which took the pressure off him. States that they just needed to bat deep and bat with low risk. Further says that David Miller allowed him to play his natural game and then he unleashed a little more.
Earlier in the day, South Africa opted to bat but found themselves in troubled waters after losing three quick wickets. But Heinrich Klaasen dug in deep and put on a great show with the bat. His partnerships with Kyle Verreynne and David Miller bailed the African team out and they managed to post a very challenging total on the board. In defense, the bowlers turned up to tighten the noose and it was a complete bowling performance by them. A near clinical win to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Steven Smith fought a brave battle for Australia. Till the time he was in the middle, Australia had hope. He constructed a couple of stands and was laying the platform for an onslaught in the death overs. However, the period when Mitchell Marsh and Smith departed in consecutive overs hurt their chances badly. Post that, there was very little fight shown by the Kangaroos and they succumbed to a heavy defeat.
A very efficient defense from South Africa! They bowled according to the plan and stuck to the basics. After dismissing the Aussie openers fairly cheaply, there was a partnership that blossomed between Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne but the Protea bowlers didn't lose hope. They held their nerves and concentrated on drying out the boundaries. This can be substantiated by the fact that it took Australia 18 overs to hit their first boundary after Powerplay 1.
45.1
W
Anrich Nortje To Josh Hazlewood OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! That is the end of the match! SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 74 RUNS! It is on a length and around off, Hazlewood is beaten for sheer pace and fails to keep it out. The stumps light up and it's lights out for Australia.
End Of The Over 45 : 217/9
6 Runs
  • W44.1
  • 144.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 144.5
  • 444.6
A. Zampa
7 (5)
J. Hazlewood
1 (3)
A. Phehlukwayo
10-0-52-1
44.6
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Adam Zampa
FOUR! Good shot! It is short and around middle, Zampa waits for it and then pulls it nicely over mid-wicket for a boundary.
44.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Josh Hazlewood
Outside off, this is slapped towards mid off for one.
44.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Josh Hazlewood
One more play and a miss! Outside off again. Hazlewood goes after it but fails to put bat on ball.
44.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Josh Hazlewood
Outside off, fuller in length. Hazlewood goes for it but misses.
44.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Adam Zampa
On a length and around middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
Josh Hazlewood is the number 11 batsman.
44.1
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Pat Cummins OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Another spectacular catch from Verreynne. It is a slower one and on middle, Cummins swings but only manages to hit it high up in the air towards long on. KV runs in and takes an excellent catch with a dive forward.
End Of The Over 44 : 211/8
4 Runs
  • W43.1
  • 043.2
  • 143.3
  • 143.4
  • 143.5
  • 143.6
P. Cummins
6 (6)
A. Zampa
2 (3)
T. Shamsi
10-0-45-2
43.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Pat Cummins
Out comes the sweep shot. It is hit through mid-wicket for one.
43.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Adam Zampa
Zampa plays the reverse sweep. It is hit towards backward point where the fielder dives to his right and saves a run.
43.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Pat Cummins
A little too short! Cummins pulls it behind square on the leg side for one.
Malan is now seen walking back! He is holding his hamstring and is in a lot of pain. Not good, not a debut to remember.
43.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Adam Zampa
Nicely played! On the pads, this is swept towards fine leg for one.
43.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Adam Zampa
On leg stump, it turns back in. Zampa looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout but not given.
Adam Zampa is in next.
43.1
W
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short OUT!
OUT! That is probably the last nail in the coffin for Australia! Short looks to take on Shamsi. He steps out but Shamsi shortens the length. Short swings but misses and de Kock does the rest.
End Of The Over 43 : 207/7
4 Runs
  • 042.1
  • W42.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 442.5
  • 042.6
P. Cummins
4 (4)
D. Short
18 (23)
A. Phehlukwayo
9-0-46-0
42.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Pat Cummins
One more dot! A slower one, Cummins swings again but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket. Just a boundary and a wicket from the over. Brilliant.
42.5
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To Pat Cummins
FOUR! Much, much-needed! Australia though need a lot more. This is full and it is a slower one. Cummins smashes it over the bowler's head and bags a boundary.
42.4
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Pat Cummins
On off, Cummins works it towards mid-wicket.
42.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Pat Cummins
Length and on off, it is guided to point.
Pat Cummins arrives in the middle with the asking rate 11.6.
42.2
W
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Number 7 down and Starc's struggle comes to an end! One more slower one outside off, Starc once again looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. He comes out of the crease in search of a run but is sent back. The keeper picks up the ball up and hits the bull's eye at the striker's end. Starc is well short of his crease!
42.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
A slower one outside off, Starc slashes but misses. Clever bowling. Starc probably just needs to give the strike over to Short. Dots are something they can't afford at the moment.
End Of The Over 42 : 203/6
3 Runs
  • 041.1
  • 141.2
  • 041.3
  • 141.4
  • 041.5
  • 141.6
M. Starc
5 (10)
D. Short
18 (23)
T. Shamsi
9-0-41-1
41.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Starc
Direct hit and it would have been tight! Full, very full and on middle, this is hit towards cover. A single taken.
41.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Starc
Another dot! On off, Starc looks to play the slog sweep but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
41.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short
Another single! On the shorter side and around off, it is slapped towards cover for one.
41.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short
Very full and on middle, Short jams it back to the bowler.
41.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Starc
On middle, this is hit down to long off for one.
41.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Starc
That is a nasty blow! Miller seems fine though. Flatter and on off, it is pushed towards short cover. Miller there gets some bad bounce off the practice pitch and it hits him on the face. David stands there and checks his mouth. All teeth in place. Good to carry on.
End Of The Over 41 : 200/6
3 Runs
  • 040.1
  • 040.2
  • 040.3
  • 140.4
  • 140.5
  • 140.6
M. Starc
3 (6)
D. Short
17 (21)
A. Phehlukwayo
8-0-42-0
40.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
Full and wide outside off, Starc reaches out for it but only manages a bottom edge towards the leg side. One taken.
40.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
A short ball on middle, Short pulls it through square leg and takes one.
40.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
One more short ball outside off, Starc reaches out for it. He ends up bottom edging it towards point for one.
40.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
Full and wide outside off, Starc again goes after it but misses.
40.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
Outside off, Starc swings but misses.
40.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To Mitchell Starc
Length and around off, Starc pushes it to mid off.
Powerplay 3 begins! A maximum of 5 fielders are now allowed outside the ring till the end.
End Of The Over 40 : 197/6
3 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 139.2
  • 039.3
  • W39.4
  • 139.5
  • 139.6
M. Starc
1 (1)
D. Short
16 (20)
T. Shamsi
8-0-38-1
39.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Starc
On the shorter side and outside off, it is pushed through covers for one.
39.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short
One more single as Short slaps it through covers. Singles won't do it for the visitors. They need boundaries.
Mitchell Starc walks out to bat.
39.4
W
Tabraiz Shamsi To Alex Carey OUT!
OUT! In the air... taken! Shamsi does pick one and it is a big wicket of Carey. The pressure of the run rate creeping up gets the better of Carey. This is tossed up on off, Carey looks to go downtown as he tries to clear long off. Does not time it that well and Miller takes an easy catch in the deep. It now looks an impossible task for Australia. 97 needed in 62.
39.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Alex Carey
Shortish again and around off, Carey looks to cut but ends up bottom edging it towards cover.
39.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short
Just a single! Shorter again and around off, it is slapped through covers for one more.
39.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To D'Arcy Short
Shorter in length and outside off, Short slaps it to covers. Runs needed per over above 9.
Tabraiz Shamsi is back on. He has three overs up his sleeves. So far has gone for 5-an-over without a wicket. Can he pick up a few here and close this chase?
End Of The Over 39 : 194/5
4 Runs
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 138.3
  • 138.4
  • 038.5
  • 138.6
D. Short
14 (17)
A. Carey
5 (14)
A. Phehlukwayo
7-0-39-0
38.6
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
On the pads, Short works it nicely through mid-wicket and takes one. Tidy from AP. 98 needed in 66 balls.
38.5
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
A dot! Shorter and around off, Short looks to cut but mistimes it towards covers.
38.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Alex Carey
A quick run! On a length and around off, Carey drops it towards cover and takes one. Runs needed below 100 now.
38.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
Length and it is another slower one on middle, D'Arcy pushes it past the bowler for one.
38.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
Slower one on off, it is guided to the man at point.
38.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Alex Carey
Angled into the pads, Carey works it behind square on the leg side and takes one.
End Of The Over 38 : 190/5
3 Runs
  • 037.1
  • 137.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
D. Short
12 (13)
A. Carey
3 (12)
L. Ngidi
8-0-30-3
37.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
A dot to end! Full and on middle, this is hit back towards Ngidi. End of another good over by Ngidi.
37.5
2
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
Overthrow! A couple! On middle, this is worked towards mid on. A single is taken. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. The fielder backing up lets it through and another run is taken.
37.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
Length and around off, Short guides it towards the man at point.
37.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
A slower one outside off, Short looks to drive it on the off side but it goes off the inner half back towards the bowler.
37.2
1
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Back of a length again, Carey opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
37.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Back of a length and on off, this is guided towards point.
End Of The Over 37 : 187/5
8 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 136.2
  • 036.3
  • 136.4
  • 136.5
  • 436.6
D. Short
10 (9)
A. Carey
2 (10)
A. Phehlukwayo
6-0-35-0
36.6
4
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
FOUR! Lovely shot! One which will release the pressure a little. Good end to the over. It is fuller and around middle, Short lofts it over mid on and bags a boundary.
36.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Alex Carey
Full again and on off, Carey jams it out through covers and takes one.
36.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
On the fuller side, Short hits it hard through covers and takes one.
36.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
On off, Short pushes it back to the bowler.
36.2
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To Alex Carey
Back of a length and on off, Carey pushes it towards cover. He takes a run. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Carey wants another but then is sent back.
36.1
1
Andile Phehlukwayo To D'Arcy Short
Short and on the body, Short pulls it down to fine leg and takes one.
Bowling change. Andile Phehlukwayo (5-0-27-0) is back for another spell. Nortje bowled well from this end in his previous spell and Andile would look to maintain the same pressure.
End Of The Over 36 : 179/5
2 Runs
  • 1 WD35.1
  • 135.1
  • 035.2
  • 035.3
  • 035.4
  • 035.5
  • 035.6
A. Carey
0 (8)
D. Short
4 (5)
L. Ngidi
7-0-27-3
35.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Another dot to end! Just the single from the over. 113 now needed in 84. This is angled into the pads, Carey works it towards mid-wicket.
35.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
One more dot! Very full and on middle, it is hit back to the bowler.
35.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Attacks the stumps, Carey stays back and keeps it out.
35.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
A high full toss, Carey is taken by surprise. He pushes it back to the bowler.
35.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Length and around off, Carey pushes it towards the fielder at cover.
35.1
1
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
Up and over! Fuller and around off, Short lofts it over covers and takes one.
35.1
wd
Lungi Ngidi To D'Arcy Short
Down the leg side, Short looks to flick but misses. Wided.
End Of The Over 35 : 177/5
3 Runs
  • W34.1
  • 034.2
  • 234.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
A. Carey
0 (3)
D. Short
3 (4)
A. Nortje
7-0-39-1
34.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Alex Carey
Back of a length and on off, Carey guides it to point. End of a successful over for the hosts.
34.5
1
Anrich Nortje To D'Arcy Short
On the shorter side and on middle, Short pulls it through square leg and a single is taken.
34.4
0
Anrich Nortje To D'Arcy Short
A swing a miss! Outside off, Short goes after it but misses it.
34.3
2
Anrich Nortje To D'Arcy Short
Shorter and around off, Short gets off the mark as he pushes it nicely through covers for two.
34.2
0
Anrich Nortje To D'Arcy Short
Good length and on off, it is kept out.
D'Arcy Short walks out to bat now. The last recognized batter in this side is in the middle now. The onus will be on this pair to see the side home.
34.1
W
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith OUT!
OUT! LBW! Is that the game for South Africa? Well, two set batters back in the hut and with still another 118 runs needed, you have to feel so. Nortje lands this on a length and around middle, it skids through after pitching. Smith looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad, a huge appeal goes up and so does the finger. Smith does have a chat with Carey but then starts walking back. He is very disappointed with himself. This game has changed in the course of two overs here. Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting the leg pole.
End Of The Over 34 : 174/4
5 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 433.2
  • 133.3
  • W33.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
A. Carey
0 (2)
S. Smith
76 (93)
L. Ngidi
6-0-25-3
33.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Ohh! Ngidi hits the deck hard on off and middle, Carey looks to tap it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
33.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Alex Carey
Good length ball on off, Carey starts his innings with a solid back foot defense.
Alex Carey walks out to bat.
33.4
W
Lungi Ngidi To Mitchell Marsh OUT!
OUT! Bowled! Ngidi comes and strikes again. It is a gem of a delivery from Lungi and Marsh is completely outdone by it. The budding stand comes to an end. The all-in-all destructor in this Australian batting line-up is out of here. Good length delivery outside off, Marsh looks to drive it on the up but the ball tails back in and goes right between the gate of bat and pad to disturb the off pole. Marsh had a chance to silence his critics but unfortunately he fails to do so. Australia need another 118 in 98 balls.
33.3
1
Lungi Ngidi To Steven Smith
Follows the boundary with a single towards cover.
33.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Steven Smith
FOUR! Horrible ball from Ngidi and treated with disdain by Smith. Juicy full toss on off, Smith slams it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
33.1
0
Lungi Ngidi To Steven Smith
Good length ball on off, Smith gets on his back foot and plays a very good looking punch but straight to the man at cover.
Lungi Ngidi is back on! 5-0-20-2, his numbers so far.
End Of The Over 33 : 169/3
7 Runs
  • 432.1
  • 132.2
  • 132.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 132.6
S. Smith
71 (90)
M. Marsh
16 (18)
A. Nortje
6-0-36-0
32.6
1
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
A single to end! So despite going for a boundary, just the 7 from it. Full and on off, it is hit to mid on for one. 123 needed in 17 overs.
32.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
Very well bowled! A yorker at 148 kph. Smith does well to get his bat down and jam it out.
32.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
Fuller and on middle, looking to hit the pads of Smith. He works it to mid-wicket.
32.3
1
Anrich Nortje To Mitchell Marsh
Fuller and wide outside off, Marsh carves it through cover-point for one.
32.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
A single now! Shorter and around off, Smith slashes, it goes off the outside edge down to third man.
32.1
4
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
FOUR! 'Oh no' is what Smith shouted when he played the shot. Perhaps he thought he had chipped one straight to mid off. Luckily for him, it goes over the fielder. Rare, very rare misjudgement from him! Fuller and off, Smith looks to go over mid off. Does not hit it that well but gets enough to clear mid off. A boundary to begin the over.
End Of The Over 32 : 162/3
7 Runs
  • 131.1
  • 131.2
  • 231.3
  • 131.4
  • 131.5
  • 131.6
S. Smith
65 (85)
M. Marsh
15 (17)
T. Shamsi
7-0-35-0
31.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Another single! On off, fuller, it is chipped down to long off for a single. 7 from the over with no risk taken.
31.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
On middle, it is worked through square leg for one more.
31.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
31.3
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Two runs! On the pads, Smith flicks it over square leg. He takes one and goes for the second. The throw is towards the keeper who whips the bails off but Smith makes in nicely with a full length dive.
31.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
31.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
On middle, Smith works it uppishly but well short of deep mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 31 : 155/3
5 Runs
  • 030.1
  • 230.2
  • 030.3
  • 130.4
  • 130.5
  • 1 LB30.6
S. Smith
60 (81)
M. Marsh
13 (15)
A. Nortje
5-0-29-0
30.6
lb
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
On the pads, Smith looks to flick but misses, it hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
30.5
1
Anrich Nortje To Mitchell Marsh
On a length and around off, Marsh guides it through backward point for one.
30.4
1
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
On the shorter side and outside off, Smith guides it through point for one.
30.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
Angled into the batter, Smith looks to flick but closes the face of the bat early. He gets a soft leading edge to covers.
30.2
2
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
Back of a length and on off, Smith pushes it wide of covers and takes an easy two.
30.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Steven Smith
Slightly shorter and outside off, the ball skids through. Smith is late in the cut shot. Beaten. Good start by Nortje.
Anrich Nortje is back on. He has not had a good day with the ball so far. 25 from his 4 overs in his first spell.
End Of The Over 30 : 150/3
4 Runs
  • 129.1
  • 129.2
  • 029.3
  • 029.4
  • 129.5
  • 129.6
S. Smith
57 (76)
M. Marsh
12 (14)
T. Shamsi
6-0-28-0
29.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
One more single to end the over which also brings up 150 for Australia! On middle, it is pushed back to the left of the bowler who dives but only gets a hand to it. It rolls down to long off for one.
29.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
A low full toss on middle, Marsh strokes it towards covers for one.
29.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
A huge, huge shout but it is doing too much! This is on middle, it turns back in sharply. Marsh looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. A huge shout from the bowler as he charges towards the striker's end. Nothing doing as far as the umpire is concerned. Spinning too much and would have easily missed leg.
29.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
On middle, Marsh stays leg side of the delivery and pushes it to covers.
29.2
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Loopy ball on middle, Smith works it through mid-wicket for one.
29.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
On the shorter side, this is cut through point for one.
End Of The Over 29 : 146/3
4 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 128.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • 028.5
  • 128.6
M. Marsh
10 (10)
S. Smith
55 (74)
K. Maharaj
10-0-48-1
28.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Mitchell Marsh
A single to end Maharaj's spell! A good outing for him. His figures read 10-0-48-1. His last ball is on off, Marsh pushes it through covers for one.
28.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter and quicker on middle, Marsh pushes it back to the bowler.
28.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Tossed up on off again, Smith eases it down to long off for one.
28.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Floats it on middle, it is pushed back to the bowler.
28.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Mitchell Marsh
On off, Marsh pushes it through cover-point for one.
28.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Misfield and a run! On middle, this is pushed towards short mid-wicket who dives over the ball and it goes down to long on for one.
End Of The Over 28 : 142/3
8 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 127.3
  • 127.4
  • 227.5
  • 427.6
M. Marsh
8 (7)
S. Smith
53 (71)
T. Shamsi
5-0-24-0
27.6
4
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
FOUR! Welcome boundary for the Aussies. Their first one since the end of Powerplay 1. Flighted on middle and leg, Marsh makes room and drives it with ease through mid off for a boundary. This would calm the nerves for Mitchell Marsh.
27.5
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
Short again from Shamsi. Marsh glances it to the right of long on and gets a couple.
27.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Tossed up on middle, Smith nudges it towards long on for a single.
27.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
Googly on off, Marsh half-checks his drive towards mid off and gets a single.
27.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
Flighted on leg, Marsh goes on his back foot and flicks it towards square leg.
27.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Mitchell Marsh
Floated on middle, Marsh tucks it towards mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 27 : 134/3
5 Runs
  • 126.1
  • 226.2
  • 126.3
  • W26.4
  • 026.5
  • 126.6
M. Marsh
1 (2)
S. Smith
52 (70)
K. Maharaj
9-0-44-1
26.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Mitchell Marsh
On middle, Marsh is off the mark as he pushes it down to long on and takes one. End of a successful over from Maharaj.
26.5
0
Keshav Maharaj To Mitchell Marsh
Flatter and on middle, kept out.
Mitchell Marsh is the new man in in.
26.4
W
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne OUT!
OUT! Labuschagne holes out! He has literally thrown his wicket away. A nothing shot from him here. Maharaj is successful in breaking the stand. This is tossed up on middle and off, Labuschagne plants his front foot forward and ends up chipping it straight down the throat of Ngidi who makes no mistake at long on. A good little innings from Labuschagne comes to an end but he needed to stay out there longer. South Africa will now look to build more pressure on the Aussies. They are just ahead in the game at the moment. 159 more needed.
26.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Flatter and on off, it is pushed through covers for one.
26.2
2
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Just wide! Fifty up for Smith! Once again he has taken the responsibility of pulling the Aussies out of trouble. He needs to continue though. However, he must have had his heart in his mouth on this delivery. It is angled into the pads, Smith looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes just wide of the diving Maharaj and down towards long on for one. Two taken.
26.1
1
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Flatter and around off, Labuschagne goes back and pushes it through covers for one. A risky shot, he had no room to play with but still managed to stroke it through covers.
End Of The Over 26 : 129/2
4 Runs
  • 125.1
  • 025.2
  • 125.3
  • 225.4
  • 025.5
  • 025.6
S. Smith
49 (68)
M. Labuschagne
40 (49)
T. Shamsi
4-0-16-0
25.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
A dot to end! Just 4 runs from the over. On the pads, Smith looks to flick but misses. It hits the pads and de Kock does the rest.
25.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
On the pads, Smith works it to square leg.
25.4
2
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Clever shot for two! On middle, Smith chips it nonchalantly over the bowler's head and takes two.
25.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Marnus Labuschagne
Just wide! The dot balls almost paid off! This is tossed up on middle, Labuschagne goes a little hard at it. He hits it uppishly but wide of mid-wicket and down to long on for one.
25.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Marnus Labuschagne
Very full and on off, Labuschagne can't beat mid off.
25.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Gives it a lot of flight and lands it on middle, Smith works it through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 25 : 125/2
8 Runs
  • 324.1
  • 124.2
  • 124.3
  • 124.4
  • 224.5
  • 024.6
M. Labuschagne
39 (47)
S. Smith
46 (64)
K. Maharaj
8-0-39-0
24.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Floated on middle and off, Marnus keeps it out. 167 needed off 150 balls at the halfway stage of this chase.
24.5
2
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Uppish but safe. Shorter on middle and off, Labuschagne pulls it wide of mid-wicket and gets a couple.
24.4
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Tossed up on off, Smith eases it to long off and rotates the strike.
24.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Floated on the stumps, Labuschagne milks it to long on and rotates the strike.
24.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Shorter on middle, Smith punches it to long on and gets to the other end.
24.1
3
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Darted on the pads, Labuschagne flicks it to the right of square leg. Phehlukwayo at square leg anticipated it to go towards mid-wicket and hence he went that way initially but he manages to clean it up before the ropes. Three taken by the batters.
End Of The Over 24 : 117/2
2 Runs
  • 023.1
  • 023.2
  • 023.3
  • 123.4
  • 023.5
  • 123.6
M. Labuschagne
33 (43)
S. Smith
44 (62)
T. Shamsi
3-0-12-0
23.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Marnus Labuschagne
A single to end! Shamsi is really doing a good job here. Just the two from this over. On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
23.5
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Marnus Labuschagne
Stumping chance goes abegging! It is very full and on the pads, Labuschagne looks to whip it but the ball hits the pad and goes behind towards de Kock. ML drags his foot out but luckily for him, de Kock does not collect it. Not easy for the South African skipper as it came to him after hitting the pad.
23.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Just a single now! On off, Smith drags it towards long on and gets to the other end.
23.3
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
Gets away with a full toss! It is on middle, Smith hits it back to the bowler. Good pressure building here.
23.2
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
On middle again, Smith once again works it towards square leg. Very good field placement. They have two fielders there so a single is stopped. Smith will have to try something else.
23.1
0
Tabraiz Shamsi To Steven Smith
On middle, Smith works it towards square leg. He thinks of a run but is sent back.
End Of The Over 23 : 115/2
4 Runs
  • 022.1
  • 122.2
  • 122.3
  • 222.4
  • 122.5
  • 122.6
S. Smith
43 (58)
M. Labuschagne
32 (41)
K. Maharaj
7-0-31-0
22.6
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Quicker one, it's fired on middle, Smith helps it to square leg for a single. Quiet going from the Aussies, the RRR is touching 7 now.
22.5
1
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Loopy and full around off, Labuschagne drives it with the spin through mid off for a run.
22.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Floated and full on middle, Marnus leans forward and defends it on the leg side.
22.3
1
Keshav Maharaj To Steven Smith
Flatter and shorter ball on middle, Smith covers the line and forces it to long on for one.
22.2
1
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Turns it off his pads towards the square leg umpire and scampers across to the other end.
22.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Marnus Labuschagne
Tossed up ball on middle, Labuschagne wants to flick it from the crease but closes the face of the bat early. Ends up pushing it back.
End Of The Over 22 : 111/2
4 Runs
  • 221.1