Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra - As it Happened

Updated: 19 November 2014 17:49 IST

Live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary from the 3rd One-Day International (ODI) match between Australia and South Africa at the Manuka Oval, Canberra on Wednesday.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra - As it Happened
Aaron Finch blasts Australia to 73-run win against South Africa © AFP

Australia beat South Africa by 73 runs in the third one-day international in Canberra on Wednesday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD)

The Australians, led by Aaron Finch's 109 and Steve Smith's unbeaten 73, amassed 329 for five and dismissed South Africa for 256 with last man Imran Tahir unable to bat because of a knee injury.

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Right then! End of a game which could have possibly gone down the wire, if AB had not played that shot. Australia will be happy with the win and look to take this momentum to the MCG and try and seal the series. South Africa will come back hard and aim to take this to the final on Sunday. Total excitement! Do join us on Friday, 21st November, 2014 at 0320 GMT (0850 IST) for the 4th ODI at the MCG! Until then, Adios! Take Care!

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Victorious Aussie captain GEORGE BAILEY congratulates the commentators for nominating Smith as the Man Of The Match, commenting that it was a phenomenal innings. Adds that the openers got a brilliant start with Finch and Warner timing it beautifully and Smith coming in and playing that kind of knock, taking the score to 330 which took the game away from the Proteas. Further says that Smith is a great cricketer to play with and today he was timing the ball from the word go. Also says that he knew that SA would come out hard but credits his bowlers for coming back after a rough start. He says that he loves to come over here, good crowd, gives an English countryside-like feeling and is a good place to play cricket.

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South African captain AB de Villiers says all the Aussie batsmen batted well, setting it up nicely. Adds that all the while he thought that they did not have new batters at the crease at any time. Praises Steven Smith for the way he finished the game. Blames himself for South Africa losing their way during the run chase with the target in sight. Adds that the key to that shot was to take LBW out of the way. Technically, he should have come more forward and get more outside the line of off stump. On Amla, he says that when he is out of form, it is for a very short period of time and when he is scoring runs, South Africa's chances of winning are higher. On the MCG, he says that it is a big ground to play cricket. There are always big crowds over there. Takes a deep sigh and says that they are 2-1 down, so hopes to win at Melbourne and then take it to the final at Sydney.

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STEVEN SMITH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He says that Finch played very well. Feels that the century stand laid the platform for a big total. On his freakish swing through square leg off a Morne Morkel free hit, he says that it was a free range to do whatever you wanted to do with it. Adds that the batsmen practice very hard in the nets and hopefully if they can bring it out in the game, the team can do well. Informs that once the ball got old, it got soft and started reversing. On the bowling, he says that Hazlewood is bowling well and is good to see Starc back in the side. Is happy with the way the Aussies bowled, the way they hit their lengths, the way they were reversing the ball, they were picking wickets in the middle overs and slowing South Africa down.

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Then came the cheeky paddle of AB, or rather, an attempted one which he missed and was trapped LBW. Amla fell soon after and Miller got a rough call, which took the wings out of the chase. Australia will be reasonably happy with the second half of the run chase as the bowlers slowed down the pace considerably, after a hurricane start. Starc did well on his comeback, taking 4 wickets while Hazlewood impressed again, taking 3 wickets, including one of the mighty Amla.

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A 73-run win sounds like a comprehensive one but it didn't look like till AB de Villiers was batting out there. The Protea opening pair of Amla and de Kock were making the target of 330 look like a mockery, smashing the bowling at will and comfortably ahead of the required run-rate. Then de Kock fell and so did du Plessis, but Amla and de Villiers kept the Aussies at bay.

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Well, the Aussies are congratulating one another and even the umpires! Word is that AB de Villiers came out and informed that Imran Tahir will not bat. So that is it. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 73 RUNS, go 2-1 up in the series and also move to second spot in the ICC ODI Rankings.

44.3
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Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

OUT! Another one goes down! A full ball outside off, Behardien backs away to the leg side and looks to go over mid off but once again, finds Aaron Finch, like Steyn found Marsh in the previous over. Australia crushing the Proteas here.

44.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

Length ball outside off, Behardein looks to play it over the slips but misses and and through to the keeper.

44.1
4

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

FOUR! That is swung hard! A length ball on middle, Behardien swings hard and gets it cleanly over mid-wicket for a boundary.

43.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Morne Morkel

Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.

43.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Morne Morkel

A short ball outside off, punched straight to cover.

43.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Morne Morkel

Length outside off, Morkel stays inside the line and pushes but is beaten.

43.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Morne Morkel

Excellent yorker on middle, Morkel just about digs it out and it bounces over the stumps!

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MORNE MORKEL walks in now.

43.2
W

Mitchell Starc to Dale Steyn

OUT! Taken! Steyn's fun ends. A length ball outside off Steyn backs away and looks to go over mid off but instead scoops it straight t Mitchell Marsh at mid off. Marsh hobbles a bit, is there a sign of another hamstring injury?

43.1
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Mitchell Starc to Farhaan Behardien

Full toss outside off, Behardein shuffles across and looks to scoop it over, but gets no contact whatsoever. They cross for a single.

42.6
2

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

The batsman has driven it through mid-on. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

42.5
6

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Steyn taking the bowler on! Full on middle, Steyn makes room and slogs this over the long on fence for a maximum.

42.4
4

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

FOUR! Nicely done, Full on middle, Steyn lofts this over the mid wicket fence for a boundary.

42.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Short outside off, Steyb lets it go through to the keeper.

42.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Dale Steyn

Driven through mid-off by the batsman.

42.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. They pick up a single.

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Dale Steyn walks in.

41.6
W

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

OUT! Philander departs! Short on middle, Philander goes for the pull shot but does not time it well. The fielder in the deep makes good ground and takes a comfortable catch at deep square leg.

41.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.

41.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

The batsman has driven it through mid-off.

41.3
1

Mitchell Starc to Farhaan Behardien

The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

41.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Farhaan Behardien

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

41.1
4

Mitchell Starc to Farhaan Behardien

FOUR! What a shot! FUll on off, the batsman carves this one through to the cover fence for a boundary.

40.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery.

40.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Good length on middle, defends it straight back to the bowler.

40.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Full on middle and leg, Philander plays it toward the leg side.

40.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

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

40.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.

40.2
1
wd

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Banged it in short and goes well above the batsman's head. The square leg umpire declares it as a wide.

40.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Vernon Philander

Full on off, Played straight back to the bowler.

39.6
1

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

Outside off, played to point for a single.

39.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

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

39.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Vernon Philander

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

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Philander walks out in the middle.

39.3
W

Mitchell Starc to David Miller

Out! LBW! Yorker on middle and leg, squares Miller up as he tries to squeeze this to the leg side. He is struck on the pads in the bargain. The Aussies go up in appeal. The umpire raises his finger and signals out.

39.2
1

Mitchell Starc to Farhaan Behardien

Good length on middle, Behardien drives this to covers for a single.

39.1
1

Mitchell Starc to David Miller

Length on off, Miller cuts it to point.

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Starc comes back on.

38.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Full on middle, Flicked away by Miller to mid wicket.

38.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Miler defends it off the back foot.

38.4
1
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Josh Hazlewood to Farhaan Behardien

The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire.

38.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Fullish on middle. Miller flicks it off his pads to mid wicket for a single.

38.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to David Miller

Short and a touch outside off, Miller tries to play at it but misses and goes through to the keeper.

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DAVID MILLER walks in at number 7, replacing Amla.

38.1
W

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

OUT! Lock, stock and barrell! Amla is gone now! Too much risky cricket. Now Hazlewood keeps it straight, Amla backs away and looks to hack it over the off side and misses. Hazlewood doesn't.

37.6
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

The batsman has lofted that over mid wicket. The batsmen have run through for a single.

37.5
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Played to the point region by the batsman.

37.4
1

Kane Richardson to Farhaan Behardien

A touch short again, Farhaan stays back and works it through mid-wicket for a run.

37.3
0

Kane Richardson to Farhaan Behardien

Length outside off, pushed straight to cover.

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FARHAAN BEHARDIEN walks in next at number 6, replacing de Villiers.

37.2
W

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

OUT! The decision stays as it is and it is plumb LBW! Richardson has struck and the Manuka Oval roars with joy! Keep it straight, keep it straight, say the captains. And Richardson did exactly that. AB went for a wild slog, getting across to his off stump. Now the thing is, when you pull these off, they look good, else you look dumb. And de Villiers missed. Is hit on the pads. The umpire raises his finger and de Villiers goes for the review. Three reds. Pitched in line, impact in line, going on to hit the stumps. Massive wicket.

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AB de Villiers has been given out LBW! He is reviewing it...

37.1
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Short outside off, Amla guides this down to third man.

36.6
2

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

A short delivery which has been pulled away. A diving effort by the fielder; however he couldn't hold on to it. Two runs added to the total.

36.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Good length on middle, Amla plays this towards mid-wicket. Amla gets his 17th ton.

36.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Length ball outside off, Amla flays but misses. Close call!

36.3
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.

36.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Drives this one to covers but is well fielded.

36.1
2

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Short on middle, de Villiers comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

35.6
1

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

It's a clean strike over mid wicket. by the batsman. They pick up a single.

35.5
2

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Full toss on off, de Villiers shuffles across and plays this one to mid wicket for a couple of runs.

35.4
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Full on off, Amla drives this one to mid off.

35.3
1

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Banged it in short, de Villiers comes down the track and plays this into the ground toward mid wicket.

35.2
2

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second.

35.1
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Short outside off, cut through point for a single.

34.6
2

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.

34.5
4

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Lucky again! Full on middle, de Villiers looks to play inside out but again lands up mistiming it towards the point fence.

34.4
4

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

FOUR! What a shot! Full on middle, de Villiers gets down and paddle sweeps it over short fine leg!

34.3
4

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Lucky! Full on middle, De Villiers looks for the lofted shot but ends up miss timing it towards point for a boundary.

34.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Short and wide on off, Amla plays this to cover.

34.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

The batsman has just lofted it over mid off. The batsmen have run through for a single.

33.6
1

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Short on leg, De Villiers pulls this away to mid wicket.

33.5
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Amla gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. One run added to the total.

33.4
1

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Good length on middle, De Villiers comes down the track and pushe it towards long on.

33.3
0

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Fullish on off, De Villiers plays this to mid on.

33.2
0

Kane Richardson to AB de Villiers

Length ball on middle, De Villiers defends this one off the back foot.

33.1
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Short on off, Amla guides this down to short third man

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It's time for drinks.

32.6
6

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

SIX! Over-pitched on middle, De Villiers goes down on one knee and and lofts this over deep sqaure leg for a mighty maximum.

32.5
4

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Effortless! Short on middle, De Villiers makes some room and carves this over mid wicket for a boundary.

32.4
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Over-pitched on middle, De Villiers plays this across to mid wicket.

32.3
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Full on off, Amla drives this one down to mid off for a single.

32.2
1

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

Chips down and bunts it hard down to long off for a single.

32.1
4

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Magnificent shot! A slower and fuller ball outside off, de Villiers leans forward and slaps it over covers.

31.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to AB de Villiers

Shuffles in his crease and tries to sweep a very full ball around off, de Villiers tries to sweep it away but the ball strikes him on the front pad. There is a massive appeal from Marsh but the umpire shakes his head. The replays show that it was off the inside edge towards square leg for a single.

31.5
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

31.4
2

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Another couple as Amla lofts it over mid on.

31.3
2

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, Amla stands back and punches it through covers, Warner covers a lot of ground from long off and saves a couple of runs.

31.2
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Almost! A slower ball on off, Amla looks to loft it over mid off but connects off the toe end of the bat and lands just short of Starc at mid off.

31.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on middle, Amla looks to force it down the ground but gets an inside edge towards mid on.

30.6
0

Shane Watson to AB de Villiers

de Villiers drives it back to the bowler.

30.5
3

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla gets under it and lofts it over the bowler's head. They take a triple.

30.4
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Fuller on middle, Amla mistimes his drive back to the bowler.

30.3
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla stands tall and punches it through covers.

30.2
2

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Amla clips it through square leg for a couple of runs.

30.1
4

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

FOUR! CLASS! Good length outside off, Amla carves it through the extra cover region for a boundary. The fielder from mid off did give chase but that was never going to be stopped.

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WATSON comes back on.

29.6
0

Mitchell Starc to AB de Villiers

Fuller outside off, de Villiers shuffles across and mistimes his defense towards the off side.

29.5
1

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

Fullish on middle, clipped through mid-wicket where Finch fumbles and allows a single.

29.4
1

Mitchell Starc to AB de Villiers

de Villiers shuffles across and punches it through covers for a single.

29.3
0

Mitchell Starc to AB de Villiers

Fuller outside off, driven through covers for a single.

29.2
4

Mitchell Starc to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Shot! Fuller on off, de Villiers comes down and hits it over the mid off region for a boundary. That is well played!

29.1
0

Mitchell Starc to AB de Villiers

Fuller on off, de Villiers comes down and pushes it towards covers.

28.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

de Villiers stays in line and defends it.

28.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

On a length outside off, de Villiers comes across and defends it but off the edge.

28.4
2

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

Fullish outside off, de Villiers pushes it through covers for a couple.

28.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to AB de Villiers

On a length on middle, de Villiers looks to clip it through but misses. Mild appeal turned down.

28.2
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla drives it through covers for a single.

28.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, comes in, Amla defends it to the off side. They think of the single but do not go for it.

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AB de Villiers walks in to bat.

27.6
W

Mitchell Starc to Rilee Rossouw

OUT! Starc strikes! On a length outside off, Rossouw feels for it and flashes at it. The ball takes the edge through to the keeper who takes a good catch. Starc strikes at the right time for the hosts but that will bring AB de Villiers. The visitors need 182 runs in 132 balls. This is going down the wire.

27.5
2

Mitchell Starc to Rilee Rossouw

Fuller outside off, comes in, Rossouw gets an inside edge past the stumps for a couple of runs.

27.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Rilee Rossouw

Fuller on off, Rossouw drives it through covers. Hint of reverse swing here. This is good tight bowling from Starc.

27.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Rilee Rossouw

Fullish outside off, pushed back to the bowler by Rossouw.

27.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Rilee Rossouw

Fuller on off, Rossouw plays it back to the bowler.

27.1
1

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla leans forward and clips it to the on side.

26.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on middle, Amla clips it through the on side for a single.

26.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla wokrs it to mid on.

26.5
1
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Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

WIDE! Fuller but on the pads, Amla fails to clip it away. Marsh appeals as the umpire signals it a wide.

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Rilee Rossouw comes out to bat.

26.4
W

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

OUT! du Plessis holes out! Shorter on middle, du Plessis comes down the wicket and connects with his pull shot but the slowness of the pitch does him in and he ends up dragging it towards deep square leg. Warner in the deep does not have to move an inch. du Plessis has been out twice this series now, trying to hook the ball. That was the plan again and he fell for it again. That is a huge wicket!

26.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Fuller outside off, du Plessis pushes it towards point. That one kept low as well.

26.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla comes forward and works it with his wrists through square leg for a single.

26.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla pushes it to covers.

25.6
0

Kane Richardson to Faf du Plessis

Shorter on middle, du Plessis comes down to pull but gets hit on his body.

25.5
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Back of a length outside off, Amla drops it to third man for a single.

25.4
1
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Kane Richardson to Faf du Plessis

Length ball on middle and leg, du Plessis fails to clip it through. The players appeal but the umpire says no. That looked to be sliding down leg.

25.3
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

A tad short outside off, carved past backward point for a single.

25.2
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

On a length on off, comes in, Amla is hit on his pads as he fails to clip it through.

25.1
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla pushes it through covers.

24.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Good length on the pads, Amla whips it off his hips for a single.

24.5
1

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Back of a length on off, du Plessis gets an edge onto his pads and takes a single.

24.4
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Shorter on middle, Amla pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

24.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla spanks it to covers but not in the gap.

24.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis nudges it through fine leg for a single.

24.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Good length outside off, stays low, du Plessis crouches low and pushes it towards covers.

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MARSH called back on for a spell.

23.6
1

Kane Richardson to Faf du Plessis

Good length on off, du Plessis punches it through the off side for a single.

23.5
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Pitched up outside off, Amla drives it on the up through covers for a single.

23.4
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Fullish on off, Amla pushes it through the covers but does not find the gap.

23.3
1

Kane Richardson to Faf du Plessis

Shorter on the pads, pulled through fine leg for a single.

23.2
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Amla drives one through wide mid off for a single.

23.1
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Fullish on off, Amla mistimes his push towards mid off.

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RICHARDSON back on.

22.6
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Amla nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.

22.5
2

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Shorter outside off, Amla cuts it hard through the point region for a couple of runs.

22.4
0

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Amla comes forward and defends it.

22.3
1

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis punches one through mid-wicket for a single.

22.2
0

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis turns it through the mid-wicket region.

22.1
4

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

FOUR! Too easy! Fuller on off, du Plessis comes down and knows where he is hitting it and clips it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

21.6
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Amla defends back past the bowler for a single.

21.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla leans forward and defends it off his crease.

21.4
1

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis works one through the mid-wicket region for a single.

21.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

Too full outside off, du Plessis looks to dab it through but misses.

21.2
4

Mitchell Marsh to Faf du Plessis

FOUR! Lovely shot! du Plessis comes down the wicket, flicks it through square leg region for a boundary. He found the gap there.

21.1
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla punches it through point for a single.

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MARSH comes back on for a bowl.

20.6
0

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

Shorter on off, du Plessis punches it off his back foot.

20.5
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Punched off the back foot for a single.

20.4
0

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Amla drives one straight back to the bowler.

20.3
1

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis comes forward and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

20.2
0

Xavier Doherty to Faf du Plessis

du Plessis turns it through mid-wicket off his crease.

20.1
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, driven through the off side for a single.

19.6
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Full and well wide outside off, driven uppishly through cover-point for a single to end the over.

19.5
1

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

Full on middle, pushed with a straight bat past mid on for a single.

19.4
0

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

Good length on off, du Plessis covers the line and blocks it with ease.

19.3
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Another flick down to deep square leg for a single.

19.2
1

Shane Watson to Faf du Plessis

Back of a length on off, du Plessis stands back tall and punches it through covers for a single.

19.1
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

On middle and leg on a length, Amla continues to work the ball on the leg side for a single.

18.6
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on middle, Amla jumps back and works it away through square leg for a single.

18.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

The batsman has played it to the point region.

18.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, Amla stays back and dabs it to third man for a single.

18.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

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

!

Faf du Plessis is in.

18.2
W

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

OUT! Hazlewood strikes! Fraction short but well directed across off, de Kock tries to drag it on the leg side with a pull but gets a top edge that goes high up in the air towards third man, Mitchell Marsh runs back a little from short third man, settles under it and takes it in a typical Aussie way, reverse-cup style. Much-needed breakthrough for Australia.

18.1
1

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Good length around off, dabbed down to third man for a single.

!

Drinks Break!

17.6
0

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

Length ball on off, de Kock strides forward and bunts it back to Watson.

17.5
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Slower on middle, Amla continues to hang back and pepper the square leg region with a whip.

17.4
1

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

Fraction short, on the slower side as well, de Kock flat-bats it down to deep square leg for a single.

17.3
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Another whippy stroke of his hips for a single.

17.2
1

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

Good length on and around off, de Kock drops it with soft hands on the off side for a quick single.

17.1
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

On a length on middle, Amla stays back and whips it through mid-wicket for one.

!

Shane Watson back on.

16.6
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Jumps down and offers a full face of the bat to end the over.

16.5
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

de Kock has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

16.4
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

On the pads, flicked away for a single.

16.3
0

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

The batsman defends it from within the crease.

16.2
1

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Uses his feet and tucks it towards mid-wicket, Smith fumbles to allow them a single.

16.1
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Chips down and pushes it down to long on for one.

15.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

15.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla pushes it to covers.

15.4
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Amla pushes one through covers but does not find the gap.

15.3
1

Mitchell Marsh to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock drops it to the off side and takes a really quick single.

15.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Amla works it through mid-wicket for a single.

15.1
2
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Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Shorter on the body, pulled down to fine leg for a couple of leg byes.

14.6
4

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! Put away! Fuller on middle, de Kock sits low, sweeps it hard over the long leg region for a boundary.

14.5
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

de Kock looks to sweep this one but misses.

!

26th ODI fifty for Hashim Amla!

14.4
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

FIFTY! Amla punches one through the covers for a single. That is his 5th ODI fifty this year!

14.3
0

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Flatter on off, punched through the off side.

14.2
1

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock gets across and turns it through mid on for a single.

14.1
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, driven through mid off for a single.

13.6
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Shorter on off, Amla pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

13.5
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fullish outside off, Amla looks to drive on the up but misses. The ball just goes past his inside edge.

13.4
1

Mitchell Marsh to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on middle, de Kock comes down and plays it through covers for a single.

13.3
0

Mitchell Marsh to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock drives it through mid on.

13.2
1

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on middle, Amla clips it over mid-wicket region for a single.

13.1
0

Mitchell Marsh to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, played through mid on.

!

MITCHELL MARSH comes into the attack.

12.6
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Shorter outside off, de Kock cuts it to covers for a single.

12.5
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Amla comes forward and clips it through mid on for a single.

12.4
4

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

FOUR! QUICK HANDS! Shorter outside off, Amla just waits, waits and waits for the ball to come and then at the last moment, cuts it hard through the point region for a boundary.

12.3
1

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock comes forward and turns it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

12.2
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Too full on middle, Amla works it through mid-wicket for a single.

12.1
0

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Shorter outside off, Amla cuts it towards point.

11.6
6

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

SIX! Put away! Bowls it on the pads, de Kock gets in line and clips it over the long leg region for a maximum. That is poor bowling.

11.5
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla drives it through covers.

11.4
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Amla comes forward and defends it to the on side.

11.3
1

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

de Kock clips it through the square leg region for a single.

11.2
4

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! Clobbered! Fuller on middle, de Kock slinks down the wicket and hammers it over the mid on region for a boundary.

11.1
0

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

Good length on off, de Kock flat bats it towards short mid-wicket.

10.6
1

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Too full on off, de Kock whips it through mid on for a single.

10.5
1

Xavier Doherty to Hashim Amla

Floated on middle, Amla leans forward and drives it through covers for a single.

10.4
1

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Goes back and cuts it through covers for a single.

10.3
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

de Kock looks to reverse sweep it, connects well but finds the fielder.

10.2
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Floated on off, de Kock comes forward and turns it through the on side.

10.1
0

Xavier Doherty to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock turns it through mid on but not in the gap.

!

XAVIER DOHERTY is the new bowler. Time for spin!

9.6
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

On a length outside off, Amla looks to defend but gets a bottom edge which does not carry to the keeper.

9.5
4

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Well timed! Amla just stands tall and crunches it past mid off for a very good boundary.

9.4
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Good length on off, Amla stands back and cracks it to point but not in the gap.

9.3
2

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Good length on off, Amla works it through moid-wicket off the inside edge for a couple.

9.2
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Good length on off, Amla pushes it to covers for a single.

9.1
0

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, Amla stands tall and defends it back down the wicket.

8.6
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Amla pushes it to point for a single.

8.5
4

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

FOUR! THWACK! Shorter outside off, Amla goes back and just cracks it square of the wicket through point for a magnificent boundary.

8.4
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Shorter outside off, Amla pulls it towards short fine leg where Doherty does well to field it.

8.3
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Amla stays in his crease and defends it.

8.2
1

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

On a length outside off, de Kock looks to work it through mid-wicket but gets a leading edge over covers for a single.

8.1
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Good length on off, Amla works it through mid-wicket for a single.

7.6
1

Kane Richardson to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, dabbed down to third man for a single.

7.5
1

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

de Kock nudges one through mid-wicket for a single.

7.4
4

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! Nicely done! Good length outside off, de Kock time his clip fine past the short fine leg region for a boundary.

7.3
2

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

On a length on off, de Kock works one through mid on for a couple of runs.

7.2
0

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock drives it back down the wicket.

7.1
2

Kane Richardson to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, worked through square leg for a couple.

!

KANE RICHARDSON is the new bowler for Australia.

6.6
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

On a length on off, comes in, Amla looks to clip it through the mid-wicket region but fails to do so. Mild appeal turned down since it was a touch high.

6.5
0

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla pushes it towards the off side.

6.4
1

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock drives it back down the ground for a single.

6.3
2

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

Good length outside off, de Kock works it through fine leg for a couple.

6.2
1

Shane Watson to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla gets in line and tucks it through square leg for a single.

6.1
1

Shane Watson to Quinton de Kock

de Kock pushes one through point for a single.

!

SHANE WATSON into the attack.

5.6
4

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Fuller on the pads, Amla does not miss out and flicks it over the long leg region for a boundary.

5.5
1

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

de Kock turns one through mid on for a single as there is a misfield.

5.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Shorter outside off, de Kock looks to work it through mid-wicket but the ball goes over his bat.

5.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Good length outside off, de Kock pushes it towards mid off.

5.2
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock drives it to mid off.

5.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock comes forward and defends it.

4.6
4

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Poor ball! Fuller on middle, Amla just gets across and clips it in the air over mid-wicket for a boundary. There was no in the deep and Amla had no intentions of keeping that down.

4.5
1

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Too full on middle, de Kock clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

4.4
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Good length on off, de Kock pushes it back into the pitch.

4.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Too full outside off, de Kock mistimes it back to the bowler.

4.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock plays it back to the bowler.

4.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Fuller outside off, de Kock drives it towards covers.

3.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Good length on off, Amla gets in line and defends it.

3.5
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Shorter outside off, Amla fails to cut it through the off side.

3.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Back of a length on off, Amla stands tall and defends it towards covers.

3.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

On a length outside off, Amla looks to go after it but fails to put bat to ball.

3.2
2

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Shorter on off, Amla pulls it in the air past square leg for a couple.

3.1
4

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

FOUR! SHOT! Fuller on middle, Amla clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary. That was really hit well.

2.6
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Good length on the pads, de Kock turns it through the on side.

2.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

BOWLED OFF A NO BALL! Starc spears in the full ball on middle, de Kock looks to heave it over but misses. The ball crashes into the stumps. Good ball to bowl on a free hit.

2.5
1
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Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

NO BALL! That's a daddy no ball! Full outside off, de Kock pushes it through covers.

2.4
4

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

FOUR! EASY PEASY! Shorter on the pads, de Kock pulls it down into the fine leg fence.

2.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

de Kock stands tall and defends it back.

2.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Good length on off, de Kock looks to works it through but misses. There is again slight miss-communication problem between Amla and de Kock but no harm done.

2.1
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Good length on off, de Kock comes forward and defends it.

1.6
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Amla gets in line and defends one back down the wicket.

1.5
4

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Class from Amla! Fuller outside off, Amla comes forward and drives it sweetly through the cover-point fence for a boundary.

1.4
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Fuller on off, Amla pushes it to covers off his crease.

1.3
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Amla shuffles in line and defends it.

1.2
4

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

FOUR! Nicely done! Good length outside off, Amla cracks it through the point region for a lovely boundary. That is a superb knock.

1.1
0

Josh Hazlewood to Hashim Amla

Good length outside off, Amla looks to punch it through but is beaten.

!

JOSH HAZLEWOOD to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
1

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

Length outside off, Amla flays it wide of the point fielder for a single.

0.5
0

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

Amla stands tall and plays this to point.

0.4
3

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Nice timing but almost a mix-up! On a length outside off, de Kock pushes it wide of covers for a couple of runs. They look for the third and there is some doubt over it. de Kock was hesistant but Amla ran through and de Kock completed the third.

0.3
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Fuller on off, de Kock gets in line and defends it back to the bowler.

0.2
0

Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock

Pitched up outside off, de Kock pushes it to covers.

0.1
1

Mitchell Starc to Hashim Amla

Fuller outside off, Amla drives it through covers for a single.

!

We're back for the chase! HASHIM AMLA and QUINTON DE KOCK are the two openers for South Africa. Australia start the chase with MITCHELL STARC!

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