Australia vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Perth - As it Happened

Updated: 14 November 2014 17:41 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the first One-Day International (ODI) match between Australia and South Africa at the W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth on Friday.

Australia vs South Africa, 1st ODI at Perth - As it Happened
Australia and South Africa lock horns in the 1st ODI. © AFP

Australia beat South Africa by 32 runs in the first one-day international at the WACA Ground in Perth on Friday. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

In reply to Australia's 300 for eight from their 50 overs, South Africa made 268 from 48.1 overs.

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The second match isn't far away, it's on Sunday at this very venue, Perth. Australia have the upper advantage now but we can't rule out a quick South African fightback. Do join us for the coverage of the second ODI. Till then, cheers and enjoy the weekend.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile is adjudged the Man of the Match. He feels that the first game this summer, they were a bit sloppy. Coulter-Nile is also happy to play in front of his home crowd. Appreciated Bailey for playing well and using the wicket nicely.

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South Africa's chase began with the fall of some quick wickets. They lost four wickets quite early and de Villiers was left with a humungous task to guide the lower middle order along with him. He went on to score 80 runs and Miller partnered well with him for his 65, but the Aussies kept chipping deeper into the South African line-up. Coulter-Nile picked up four wickets, his best performance in his ODI career. The last wicket stand between Morkel and Tahir lasted 46 runs but was beyond any threat.

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Australia go 1-0 up in this 5-match ODI series. They were a bit shaky with the bat but their lower middle order rescued them and got the score to 300. Bailey scored a handy 70 and important contributions from Wade and Maxwell ensured that a competitive total was put up on the board.

48.1
W

Glenn Maxwell to Imran Tahir

OUT! That's the end of the stubborn last-wicket stand! Flighted delivery outside off stump, Tahir gets down the track and lofts the ball aiming for the crowd beyond long off. He miscues and the ball settles in the hands of Warner at long off. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 32 RUNS!

47.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

In the air but safe! Fullish outside off, Tahir looks to drive over cover but doesn't time the ball well at all. It gets chipped and lands short of Finch who runs in from deep cover.

47.5
4

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

FOUR! Fine shot this! Length ball just outside off, Tahir stays in the crease and although there isn't much room, he cuts solidly past point for a boundary.

47.4
4

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

FOUR! Fine shot this! Length ball just outside off, Tahir stays in the crease and although there isn't much room, he cuts solidly past point for a boundary.

47.3
1

Mitchell Marsh to Morne Morkel

Shortish on off stump, pulled away crunchily to deep mid-wicket for a single.

47.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to Morne Morkel

Length delivery just outside off stump, punched away to mid off.

47.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Morne Morkel

Fullish delivery just outside off, pushed away to extra cover.

46.6
1

Glenn Maxwell to Morne Morkel

Flighted on off, Morkel swings across the line and mistimes the ball to long on for a single.

46.5
1

Glenn Maxwell to Imran Tahir

Tossed up on the pads, swept away through square leg for a single.

46.4
0

Glenn Maxwell to Imran Tahir

Flighted on middle, worked away to mid-wicket.

46.3
4

Glenn Maxwell to Imran Tahir

FOUR! Tahir gets another boundary! Flighted on middle, Tahir sits down to sweep and the ball can't be stopped by the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.

46.2
1

Glenn Maxwell to Morne Morkel

Flighted on middle, Morkel punches the ball down to long on for a single.

46.1
1

Glenn Maxwell to Imran Tahir

Flighted delivery on middle, Tahir dances down the track and lofts the ball towards long on for a single.

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Maxwell comes into the attack now.

45.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

Back of a length and just outside off, guided down to third man off the back foot for a single.

45.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

Short on off, Tahir arches backwards and looks to play an upper cut. He can't get any bat on ball.

45.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

Back of a length and just outside off, Tahir goes back and defends to point.

45.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Imran Tahir

A bouncer from Marsh and Tahir ducks low down.

45.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Morne Morkel

Another short one into Morkel's body. He rocks back to pull but mistimes the ball aerially through mid-wicket for a run.

45.1
4

Mitchell Marsh to Morne Morkel

FOUR! Smacked! Shortish in length on middle and leg, Morkel rocks back and pulls the ball away to the mid-wicket fence.

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Marsh back into the attack.

44.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Full on off stump, Tahir comes tentatively forward and blocks into the leg side.

44.5
1

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Shortish outside off, Morkel goes right back and cuts through gully for a single.

44.4
4

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

FOUR! That is cracking timing! Pitched up on off stump, Morkel presens the full face of the bat and eases the ball with superb timing past mid on for four.

44.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Back of a length on off, Morkel goes up off his toes and defends nicely down to the off side.

44.3
1
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Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

WIDE! Johnson swerves a full delivery down the leg side, wide called.

44.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

A good yorker from Johnson but Morkel keeps it out confidently.

44.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Full on off stump, Morkel gets right behind the line of the ball and defends beautifully.

43.6
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Imran Tahir

FOUR! Tahir is making merry here! Pitched up on middle, Tahir goes over Coulter-Nile and the ball races away to the fence.

43.5
3

Nathan Coulter Nile to Morne Morkel

Shortish on middle and leg, clipped away nicely through backward square leg for three runs.

43.4
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Morne Morkel

Back of a length on off stump, defended off the back foot.

43.3
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Morne Morkel

FOUR! Banged in and Morkel looks to pull the ball but gets a top edge to the fine leg fence.

43.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Morne Morkel

Fullish and just outside off stump, driven away to mid off.

43.1
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to Imran Tahir

Fullish on middle, Tahir plays a good flick wide of mid on for a single.

42.6
1

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Back of a length and outside off, Tahir goes for the cut but mistimes the ball to cover and calls for a quick single.

42.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Pitched up around off, Tahir drives nicely to extra cover.

42.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Shortish outside off stump, Tahir cuts very late but the ball goes to gully.

42.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Back of a length on off stump, defended from within the crease to point.

42.3
1
wd

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

WIDE! A bouncer on middle, left alone and this one's too high and a wide.

42.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Imran Tahir

Shortish outside off stump, Tahir stands tall and cuts to point.

42.1
1

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Back of a length on the hips, Morkel misses the tuck and the ball goes off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.

42.1
1
wd

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

WIDE! Fullish and down the leg side and the ball goes through to the keeper.

41.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Imran Tahir

Bouncer from Coulter-Nile and Tahir ducks under the ball with ease.

41.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Imran Tahir

Banged in short on middle, Tahir goes up on his toes and fends the ball down to the covers.

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The last man for South Africa is the interesting Imran Tahir.

41.4
W

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

OUT! Faint edge and Steyn is gone now! Steyn makes a lot of room but Coulter-Nile follows the batsman and Steyn is cramped for room as he looks to cut. He gets an edge and the ball goes to Wade who dives to his left to complete the catch. Fifth catch for the keeper and fourth wicket for Coulter-Nile.

41.3
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

FOUR! Squirted through! Pitched right up on middle, Steyn makes room and slams the ball past mid on for a boundary.

41.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

Short of a length on off stump, Steyn looks to heave across the line but misses.

41.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

Banged in short on off stump, Steyn looks to play a pull but the ball goes well over the bat to the keeper.

40.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Fullish and just outside off stump, driven away to cover.

40.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Back of a length on middle, Morkel stays back and defends back on to the pitch.

40.5
1
wd

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

WIDE! Back of a length but down the leg side. Morkel looks to tickle the ball but misses. Is Johnson trying to do to Morkel what he tried against Broad successfully - short at the ribs.

40.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Morkel backs away down the leg side to a short ball on middle, He looks to cut but misses.

40.3
1

Mitchell Johnson to Dale Steyn

Banged in short by Johnson, Steyn plays the upper cut which falls short of third man for a single.

40.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Dale Steyn

The batsman has played it to the point region.

40.1
1

Mitchell Johnson to Morne Morkel

Morkel opens the face of his bat and looks to guide but gets an outside edge to third man for a single.

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Johnson back on.

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17 runs and 4 wickets in Powerplay.

39.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Driven through mid-off by the batsman.

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Morkel is the new man in.

39.5
W

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

OUT! Poor, too poor! Short of a length ball, Steyn defends it to the off side. de Villiers wants a run and is half way down the pitch. Steyn sends him back but it was too late. Smith (Sub) makes an underarm direct hit and de Villiers has to go. A well played innings comes to an end.

39.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Good length ball, Steyn defends it off the front foot.

39.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Play and a miss! Steyn looks to drives the ball outside the off stump line but misses it.

39.2
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

39.1
4

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Smashed away! Short of a length ball and de Villiers smashes it straight back for a boundary. The umpire had to jump to save himself.

38.6
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Length ball around off, de Villiers pushes it to covers for a single.

38.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Fuller outside off, de Villiers goes for the drive but misses it.

38.4
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

Steyn nudges the length ball to fine leg for a single.

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Steyn's shoe has come out. He is wearing it back now.

38.3
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Dale Steyn

Back of a length ball, Steyn defends it to the off side.

38.2
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Pitched up, de Villiers drives it straight back and takes a quick single.

38.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Good length ball outside off, de Villiers pulls it to mid on.

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Dale Steyn is the new man in.

37.6
W

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

OUT! Good length ball outside off, Philander looks to defend but gets beaten. The Aussies appeal loud but the umpire gives it not out. The third umpire checks and gets something on the hot spot and wants to check in the hot spot. The hot spot shows there is some edge in it and gives it out. That was a close call! South Africa have lost three quick wickets here.

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Appeal for a caught behind, the Umpire gives it not out and the Australians take a review.

37.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Fuller outside off, Philander looks to defend it but gets beaten.

37.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball angled in, de Villiers pulls it to short fine leg for a single.

37.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Fuller around off, Philander gets an outside edge to first slip for a single.

37.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

BOUNCER! Banged in short and Philander looks to pull but misses it.

37.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball outside off, de Villiers comes forward and smashes it over the cover region. Smith from deep covers come running in and takes it on the bounce. They take a single.

36.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Vernon Philander

The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

36.5
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

de Villiers opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for a single.

36.4
1
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Nathan Coulter Nile to Vernon Philander

Good length ball from round the wicket, Philander looks to work it to the leg side but gets struck on the pads. The ball goes fine down the leg side for a leg bye.

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Vernon Philander is the new man in.

36.3
W

Nathan Coulter Nile to Ryan McLaren

OUT! Banged in short and angled in, McLaren first goes for the defense and brings his bat forward. The ball hits something on the way and goes to the keeper. The fielders appeal but the umpire gives it not out. Australians go for the review. Replay shows the ball hit the gloves and Ryan McLaren is gone for a duck. Coulter-Nile is looking dangerous here.

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Australia take a review for caught behind appeal turned down by the umpire.

36.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Ryan McLaren

Short of a length ball, McLaren does well to evade it.

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Ryan McLaren is the new man in.

36.1
W

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

OUT! Miller is a goner! Full ball on middle and leg, Miller lofts it straight in the air and towards mid on where Marsh takes a simple catch. Much needed breakthrough for Australia. The dangerous partnership has been broken.

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99 required from 84 balls!

35.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Miller drives the full ball straight down the ground. Coulter-Nile from mid off dives and saves the ball. They take a single.

35.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Fuller around off, Miller drives it to short cover.

35.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

de Villiers punches it through the point region for a single.

35.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Fuller on middle and off, de Villiers drives it to mid off.

35.2
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Back of a length ball around off, Miller goes for the pull but does not connect well. They take a single.

35.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball, de Villiers runs it down to third man for a single.

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Batting Powerplay!

34.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Yorker on off stump line, Miller digs it out to covers.

34.5
4

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

FOUR! Full and angled in Miller flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Easy runs coming!

34.4
2

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Fuller around off, Miller drives it past the point fielder for a couple of runs.

34.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Beaten! Full and going straight, Miller looks to defend it off the front foot but plays inside the line of the ball.

34.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Miller gets an inside edge onto the pads to the length ball from Johnson.

34.1
3

Mitchell Johnson to AB de Villiers

de Villiers drives the fuller ball through the cover region for three runs. That's good running!

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112 required from 96!

33.6
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Length ball on the pads, Miller turns it to square leg.

33.5
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

de Villiers charges down the track and plays the ball towards mid on for a single.

33.4
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Shout for a caught behind, not out says the umpire! Good length ball sliding down the leg side, de Villiers looks to flick but the ball hits his pads and goes to the keeper.

33.3
4

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Short and wide down the leg side, de Villiers looks to pull but gets hit on the gloves. The ball just goes wide of the keeper and all the way to the fence.

33.2
1

Shane Watson to David Miller

Good length ball, Miller guides towards first slip for a single.

33.1
6

Shane Watson to David Miller

SIX! Full and in the slot for Miller, he lofts it straight back for a maximum. That went 20 rows behind at least!

32.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to AB de Villiers

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

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7th ODI fifty for Miller.

32.5
1

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Miller gets an outside edge to the full ball. Watson gets a hand to it and they take a single. That's fifty for Miller.

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100-run stand between Miller and de Villiers.

32.4
1

Mitchell Johnson to AB de Villiers

Pitched up outside off, de Villiers digs it out to deep point for a single.

32.3
1

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Fuller on the pads, Miller flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

32.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

A tad full, Miller plays it to mid on.

32.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Beaten! Full and going straight, Miller plays it inside the line of the ball.

32.1
1
wd

Mitchell Johnson to David Miller

Wide! Bouncer outside off, Miller ducks under it.

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Johnson back on.

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Drinks break!

31.6
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

de Villiers charges down the track and opens the face of his bat. The ball goes wide of third man for a couple of runs.

31.6
1
wd

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

WIDE! Overhead bouncer! de Villiers watches it go to the keeper.

31.5
1

Shane Watson to David Miller

Pitched up outside off ,Miller drives it to mid off for a single.

31.4
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Good length ball outside off, de Villiers pushes it to deep point for a single.

31.3
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Bouncer! de Villiers ducks under it. The umpire gives it one for the over.

31.2
1

Shane Watson to David Miller

Back of a length ball, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

31.1
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Good length ball, Miller defends it off the front foot.

30.6
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

Good length ball, Miller pulls it to fine leg for a single.

30.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

Good length ball on middle and off, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket.

30.4
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

BOUNCER! Miller ducks under it to evade it. Three dots in a row.

30.3
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

Back of a length ball, Miller cuts it to point.

30.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

Pitched up this time, Miller drives it to mid off.

30.1
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Full outside off, de Villiers drives it to dee pcover for a single.

29.6
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Driven towards the mid-on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

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40th ODI fifty for AB de Villiers.

29.5
6

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

SIX! That's a huge one! Full and floated ball, de Villiers heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a maximum. That's fifty for him.

29.4
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Flat and quick, Miller plays it to square leg for a single.

29.3
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Played to long on for a single.

29.2
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Flighted ball, Miller sweeps it from outside off to deep square leg for a single.

29.1
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Full and flighted ball, de Villiers drives it to long off for a single.

28.6
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Good length ball on middle and leg, de Villiers pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

28.5
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

On the pads, Miller flicks it to square leg for another single.

28.4
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

de Villiers runs down the length ball to third man for a single.

28.3
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to David Miller

Short ball, Miller looks to pull it but gets a top edge that goes towards fine leg. The ball drops just before Finch there.

28.2
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Short outside off, de Villiers cuts it to deep point for a single.

28.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Yorker length ball, de Villiers digs it out.

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Coulter-Nile comes back into the attack.

27.6
0

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

27.5
2

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Short outside off, Miller cuts it uppishly over the point region for a couple.

27.4
0

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Floated around off, Miller defends it off the front foot.

27.3
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

de Villiers works it to the square leg region for another single.

27.2
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Miller gets an inside edge to square leg for a single.

27.1
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Full and flighted ball, de Villiers drives it to long on for a single.

26.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Full outside off, Miller lets it go to the keeper.

26.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball outside off, de Villiers pushes it through point for a single.

26.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Good length ball, Miller works it to mid on and takes a quick single.

26.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball on middle, de Villiers works it to deep square leg for a single.

26.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

de Villiers stays in the crease and defends the ball.

26.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

de Villiers defends the length ball off the back foot.

25.6
4

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Four! Good length ball outside off, Miller comes a bit across and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

25.5
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Full and angled in, de Villiers drives it straight back for a single.

25.4
1

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Driven to the cover region for a single.

25.3
2

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Back of a length ball, Miller flicks it to fine leg for a couple.

25.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Miller defends the length ball off the front foot.

25.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Good length ball on the pads, de Villiers works it through the square leg region for a single.

24.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Short ball with a nice carry through, Miller watches it go to the keeper.

24.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Short of a length ball outside off, de Villiers cuts it through the cover point region for a single.

24.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Fuller outside off, Miller drives it to cover point for a single.

24.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Miller gets struck on the pads while trying to flick the ball of his pads.

24.2
2

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Full on the pads, Miller works it past the mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.

24.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Good length ball outside off, de Villiers pushes it through the cover region for a single.

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Josh Hazlewood back into the attack.

23.6
0

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Good length ball, Miller pushes it to covers.

23.5
4

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Miller slashes it through the point region for the second boundary of the over.

23.4
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

de Villiers drives the full ball wide of mid off for a single.

23.4
1
wd

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Wide! Full and wide down the leg side, de Villiers looks to flick but misses it.

23.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball around off, de Villiers defends it off the front foot.

23.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

On the pads, Miller works it to square leg for a single.

23.1
4

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

FOUR! SMOCKED AWAY! Short ball outside off and Miller pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

22.6
0

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

de Villiers pushes the short ball back to the bowler.

22.5
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Miller gets an outside edge to short third man for a single.

22.4
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Tossed up outside off, de Villiers drives it wide of point for a quick single.

22.3
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Flat on the pads, Miller flicks it to square leg for a single.

22.2
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Nudged away to square leg for a single.

22.1
0

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Flighted ball, de Villiers comes down the track and turns it to mid-wicket.

21.6
2

Shane Watson to David Miller

Good length ball around off, Miller punches it through the cover region for a couple.

21.5
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Fuller this time, Miller drives it to mid off.

21.4
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Length ball, Miller pushes it to covers.

21.3
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Driven to mid off for a single by de Villiers.

21.2
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball, de Villiers pulls it through the square leg region for another couple.

21.1
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Good length ball, de Villiers pushes through the cover region for a couple.

20.6
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Villiers drives it to long on for a single.

20.5
0

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Floated around off, the batsman plays it to covers.

20.4
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Miller pushes it through cover point for a single.

20.3
1

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Tossed up outside off, de Villiers drives it to long off for a single.

20.2
0

Glenn Maxwell to AB de Villiers

Short ball, de Villiers works it to square leg.

20.1
1

Glenn Maxwell to David Miller

Full and flighted ball, Miller drives it to long on for a single.

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Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack.

19.6
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Length ball outside off, de Villiers cuts it over the point region. Maxwell dives and stops the ball from going into the fence. They take a couple.

19.5
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball, de Villiers defends it off the back foot.

19.4
4

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

FOUR! That's great timing! Fuller ball, de Villiers drives it straight back. Mid on fielder dives and gets a hand to it but that too can't stop it from going into the fence.

19.3
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

On the pads, de Villiers works it to deep square leg for a couple. That's good running.

19.2
3

Shane Watson to David Miller

Full on the pads, Miller flicks it through the mid-wicket region for three runs.

19.1
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Fuller around off, Miller drives it straight to mid off.

18.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Good length ball on the pads, Miller nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

18.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Play and a miss! Good length ball angled away, Miller looks to pull it from outside off but misses.

18.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Back of a length ball around off, Miller pushes it back to the bowler.

18.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Length ball, Miller pushes it to mid off.

18.2
4

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

FOUR! DRIVEN AWAY! Full around off and Miller gets his front leg out and drives it through the cover point region for a boundary.

18.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Length ball outside off, de Villiers pushes it to deep point for a single.

17.6
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Full and wide outside off, Miller shoulders his arm to that one.

17.5
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Short ball again, de Villers pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

17.4
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Good length ball, de Villers pushes it straight back.

17.3
1

Shane Watson to David Miller

Length ball outside off, Miller punches it through the cover region for a single.

17.2
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Short ball from Watson, de Villiers plays the overhead pull but gets a top edge which goes to fine leg on a bounce for a single.

17.1
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball, de Villiers defends it into the ground.

16.6
2

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Edged and safe! Length ball around off, Miller gets an outside edge which goes wide of the second slip fielder. The third man fielder dives and saves the boundary. They take a couple.

16.5
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Length ball around off, de Villiers pushes it to point for a single.

16.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Full ball, de Villiers drives it straight back to the bowler.

16.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

NOT OUT! Decision overturned! Good length ball sliding down the leg side, de Villiers looks to work it to the leg side but misses it. The ball hits him on the front leg and there is a huge appeal. The umpire gives it out. de Villiers was confident and he takes the review straight away. Replay shows the ball struck him on line but was going to miss the leg stump. de Villiers survives.

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de Villiers has been given leg before the wicket and he takes a review.

16.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to David Miller

Back of a length ball, Miller nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.

16.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Pitched up on middle and off, de Villiers flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.

15.6
0

Shane Watson to David Miller

Fuller outside off, Miller looks to defend but than decides to take his bat away. The ball hits the bottom edge of his bat.

!

David Miller is the new man in.

15.5
W

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

OUT! Short again and angled down the leg side, du Plessis pulls it but gets a bit of a top edge and the ball goes straight to Mitchell Marsh at fine leg who take it easily. du Plessis goes for 31 and South Africa have lost their fourth wicket.

15.4
6

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

SIX! Short ball from Watson and du Plessis looks to pull it but gets a top edge over the fine leg fielder for a maximum.

15.3
0

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

Back of a length ball, du Plessis pushes it to mid off.

15.2
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Length ball, de Villiers pushes it towards covers for a single.

15.1
2

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

de Villiers charges down the track and heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a couple.

!

Watson into the attack.

14.6
2

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Back of a length ball outside off, du Plessis cuts it wide of third man for a couple of runs.

14.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Yorker length ball, du Plessis digs it out towards mid-wicket.

14.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Swing and a miss! Full ball angled in, du Plessis comes down the track and looks to loft it straight but misses it.

14.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

A tad full just outside off, du Plessis defends it off the front foot.

14.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Length ball around off, du Plessis pushes it to point.

14.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

On the pads, de Villiers works it to mid-wicket for a single.

!

Mitchell Marsh comes into the attack.

!

Drinks break!

13.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Driven through mid off by the batsman.

13.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Full ball, du Plessis drives it to mid off.

13.4
2

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Short ball and du Plessis pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

13.3
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Fuller length ball around off, du Plessis drives it to mid off.

13.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Outside off, du Plessis defends it off his front foot.

13.1
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Length ball outside off, de Villiers gets across and plays it past point for a run.

12.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Fuller length ball on off, du Plessis drives it back to the bowler. Johnson throws the ball back at the striker's end.

12.5
3

Mitchell Johnson to AB de Villiers

Short of a length ball, de Villiers pulls it over the mid-wicket region for three runs.

12.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to AB de Villiers

Full ball outside off, de Villiers leaves it alone.

12.3
1

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Wide outside off, du Plessis shoulders his arms. Wade fumbles and the batsmen take a bye.

12.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Shortish outside off, du Plessis guides it to short third man.

12.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Landed outside off, du Plessis defends it from within his crease.

!

Mitchell Johnson is back.

11.6
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Shortish outside off, de Villiers rocks back and punches it through cover-point for a boundary to get off the mark.

11.5
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

11.4
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Length ball outside off, de Villiers defends it off his back foot.

11.3
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to AB de Villiers

Landed outside off, de Villiers allows it through.

!

AB de Villiers makes his way to the middle.

11.2
W

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

OUT! The local boy strikes! Short of a length ball, outside off, Behardien goes for the pull. He doesn't time it that well. The ball goes high up in the air. Finch from deep square leg goes to his left and takes a good catch. South Africa lose their wicket.

11.1
2

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

Fuller length ball around off, Behardien flicks it through the on side for a couple.

10.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Shortish outside off, Behardien tucks it to mid-wicket for a run.

10.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Back of a length ball on middle, du Plessis turns it to mid-wicket for a run.

10.4
2

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

On middle and leg, du Plessis flicks it through the leg side for a couple.

10.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Shortish outside off, Behardien punches it away for a single.

10.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Outside off, Behardien stays back in his crease and defends.

10.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Short of a length ball outside off, du Plessis stands tall and steers it to third man for a single.

9.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

9.5
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller length ball outside off, Behardien drives it past the mid off fielder. Smith fielding there puts in a dive but fails to stop the ball from going past the fence.

9.4
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

Length ball outside off, Behardien defends it watchfully.

9.3
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

FOUR! Fine shot! Shortish outside off, Behardien goes onto his back foot and punches it through the point region for a boundary.

9.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

Outside off, Behardien punches it away off his back foot.

9.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Farhaan Behardien

Shortish around off, Behardien stays back in his crease and defends.

8.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Landed outside off, du Plessis allows it through.

8.5
4

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

FOUR! Well played! On middle, du Plessis flicks it nicely through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

8.4
3

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. Three runs added to the total.

8.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

On middle and off, Behardien drives it to mid off.

8.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Good length ball on off, Behardien stays back in his crease and defends.

8.1
2

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Fullish around off, Behardien clips it through mid-wicket for a couple.

!

Change of ends for Hazlewood.

7.6
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Around off, du Plessis defends it into the ground.

7.5
4

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

FOUR! Lovely shot! Fuller length ball on middle, du Plessis uses his wrists and works it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

7.4
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Shortish outside off, du Plessis punches it to covers where Maxwell stops the ball.

7.3
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Good length ball outside off, du Plessis stays back in his crease and defends.

7.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Touch shortish outside off, du Plessis punches it to covers.

7.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Faf du Plessis

Good length ball around off, du Plessis defends it into the ground.

!

Nathan Coulter-Nile into the attack.

6.6
1

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

On the pads, du Plessis works it through backward square leg for a single.

6.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Fullish around off, du Plessis defends it into the ground.

6.4
3

Mitchell Johnson to Farhaan Behardien

Full and wide outside off, Behardien pushes it through covers. Maxwell and Smith chase the ball, Maxwell slides in and pulls the ball to Smith. The batsmen take three runs.

6.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Farhaan Behardien

Banged in short at 146.5 kph, Behardien ducks under it.

6.2
1

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Short of a length ball, du Plessis pulls it to fine leg for a single.

6.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Fuller length ball outside off, du Plessis drives it to mid off.

5.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Length ball on off, Behardien drives it to mid off.

5.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Around off, Behardien stays back in his crease and defends.

5.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

On the pads, du Plessis works it to fine leg for a single.

5.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Landed around off, du Plessis tucks it to mid-wicket.

5.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Beaten! Touch fullish outside off, Behardien gets onto his front foot to defend but misses.

5.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Good length ball around off, du Plessis defends it watchfully.

4.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Farhaan Behardien

Shortish around off, Behardien stands tall to play that one.

4.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Farhaan Behardien

Good length ball around off, there's a bit of an extra bounce. Behardien fails to put his bat on the ball.

4.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Farhaan Behardien

Fuller length ball outside off, Behardien allows it through.

!

Farhaan Behardien is the next man in.

4.3
W

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

OUT! Amla gone, Mitch gets another one! Touch shortish around off, Amla backs away and tries to steer by getting slowly on his knee. Poor shot selection there by Amla who gets an edge to the keeper. Second catch for Wade, second wicket for Johnson. Huge wicket for Australia. South Africa lose their openers.

4.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Outside off, Amla punches it to covers off his back foot.

4.1
3

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Shortish outside off, du Plessis punches it through extra covers. Steven Smith chases the ball and saves a run for his side.

3.6
4

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Shortish outside off, Amla punches it uppishly through the cover region. The ball goes through the gap and races away to the fence.

3.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

The batsman has edged that one. One run added to the total.

3.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Length ball outside off, du Plessis defends it from within his crease.

3.3
2

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Length ball outside off, du Plessis tries to push through the off side but gets an outside edge to third man. Johnson slides in and stops the ball with his knee area. Two runs taken.

3.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Faf du Plessis

Length delivery outside off, du Plessis defends it into the ground.

3.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Length ball outside off, Amla goes onto his back foot and punches it through point for a single.

3.1
1
wd

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

WIDE! Banged in short, too short as the umpire calls it a wide.

2.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

Short of a length ball on middle, du Plessis pulls it to mid-wicket.

2.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Faf du Plessis

In the corridor outside off, du Plessis allows it through.

!

Faf du Plessis walks out to bat. He has a great record against Australia!

2.4
W

Mitchell Johnson to Quinton de Kock

OUT! Johnson strikes! Fuller length ball outside off, de Kock tries to push through the off side without any footwork. He gets an outside edge to the keeper behind. Wade makes no mistake and Australia taste first success. Good start to the summer for Mitchell Johnson!

2.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Quinton de Kock

Touch fullish around off, de Kock drives it back to the bowler. Johnson does well to stop the ball.

2.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Quinton de Kock

Shortish around off, de Kock defends it off his back foot.

2.1
1

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Shortish on middle, Amla works it to fine leg for a run.

1.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Shortish outside off, Amla punches it through point for a run.

1.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Length ball around off, de Kock gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single.

1.4
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

On the pads, Amla works it down the leg side for a single.

1.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Landed outside off, de Kock punches it through covers for a single.

1.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Back of a length ball outside off, de Kock leaves it alone.

1.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Shortish on the pads, de Kock tries to work it across but the ball goes off the thigh pad towards square leg.

1.1
1
wd

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

WIDE! Starts off with a wide down the leg side. South Africa are underway!

!

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Length ball on off, Amla taps it to covers. Maiden over!

0.5
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Good length ball outside off, Amla shoulders his arms.

0.4
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Shortish outside off, Amla punches it to cover-point where Maxwell dives to stop the ball. Amla wanted a run but he's sent back.

0.3
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Almost chops it on! Length ball around off, Amla tries to defend but gets an inside edge just past his stumps.

0.2
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Short of a length ball, Amla stands tall to play that one.

0.1
0

Mitchell Johnson to Hashim Amla

Landed outside off, Amla shoulders his arms.

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We're back for the run chase! Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are the openers. Mitchell Johnson to bowl. Steven Smith is the substitute fielder for Michael Clarke.

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