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Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI Match Summary

AUS vs SA, 2018 - ODI Summary

Australia vs South Africa Scorecard
Match Ended   
280/9 (50.0/50)
320/5 (50.0/50)
South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs
  • Player of the Match
    David Miller
  • Player of the Series
    David Miller
SA 320/5
Bat Top Batsmen
139 (108)
  • 13x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 128.70SR
125 (114)
  • 15x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 109.64SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
AUS 280/9
Bat Top Batsmen
106 (102)
  • 7x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 103.92SR
63 (76)
  • 5x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 82.89SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 4.5
That ends the coverage of the third and final ODI. Australia continue to hunt for momentum and series wins. Their next assignment will be a one-off T20I against the Proteas at a new venue, the Carrara Oval, in Queensland, on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 6.20 pm local (0820 GMT). Till then, you can check out some of the action from other areas of the cricketing world. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
South Africa skipper, Faf du Plessis, says he feels good tonight. He feels they played their best game here, They were good with the bat today but they were even better with the ball at the death. Further adds Australia also have a very good bowling line-up but their batters executed their plans well. Mentions short bowling was their plan as the leg side boundary was the bigger one and the bowlers responded well. States they wanted to bat first as they wanted to test themselves under challenging conditions. Ends by saying Hobart is one ground where they have a lot of good memories.
Australia skipper, Aaron Finch, says it is always hard to contain two set batters towards the end. Reckons they did get themselves back into the game but could not finish it. Feels they were in a good position after the 35th over mark. Admits they misexecuted their plans a little and credits the way Faf and Miller played. Appreciates the partnership of Marsh and Stoinis. Ends by saying they were not great in the Powerplay in this series and not even in the middle overs, those are issues they need to resolved.
Man of the Match and Player of the Series, David Miller says, it is always a great feeling to contribute in a team's win. Mentions he wanted to take his time out as the team was in trouble. Further adds Faf and he wanted to play long. Says that he is really enjoying his batting at the moment. Reckons the wicket was a little two-paced but it was till a good one. States anything over 300 is a good total but Marsh and Stoinis' partnership did give them a scare. Ends by crediting their bowlers.
Time now for the presentation. Who will be the Man Of The Match? There will be a Man Of The Series too. Stay tuned....
Rabada says it is never easy coming to Australia but they did well to carry forward the momentum after the series win in Sri Lanka. Reckons du Plessis and Miller kept on going and that turned out to be the difference. Mentions the wicket at first felt it was a little two-paced but once the batters got in, it was good for stroke-making. Credits the way the South African bowlers bowled. Ends by saying they deserved the victory.
When you have a score of 320 to defend, normally the bowlers have a good cushion. But nothing to take away from the Saffas. They bowled really well even on a pitch which did not have much of an assistance. It was a good learning curve for the young guys. Dale Steyn set the tone early and ended up with 3 wickets while Rabada picked up 3 as well, towards the end. Here is KG, for a chat with Brendon Julian.
Shaun Marsh says it was disappointing to not be there till the end. Admits South Africa outplayed them. On being asked whether he was batting with a niggle, he says he was completely fine.
Spare a though for Shaun Marsh. His third ODI century in 2018 - all resulting in losses. He looked fluent right from the word go and had Stoinis stayed there for another 5 overs, Australia might have even pulled it off. Here he is, with Neroli Meadows.
The batting actually did decently. After losing 3 down pretty quickly, one might have expected a collapse but Marsh and Stoinis showed that they were up for a fight, with a 107-run stand. After that too, the batsmen coming in tried and staged a few stands but in the end, it was too much to do.
In these last few months, batting has been an issue for the Aussies but here, it was the bowling which let them down. They started really well but a Miller and Faf masterclass was too much to bear, even for the experienced trio of Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood.
Finally the game ends. After South Africa piled on 320, it was always going to be difficult for Australia and after being 39/3, there was hardly any chance left. Yet another series loss for Australia - their 5th bilateral one in a row and they have not won an ODI series since beating Pakistan at home in 2016-17.
Kagiso Rabada To Josh Hazlewood
Full and outside off, pushed straight to cover. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 40 RUNS AND TAKE THE SERIES 2-1!!!
Kagiso Rabada To Josh Hazlewood
WIDE. A bouncer now, Hazlewood ducks.
Kagiso Rabada To Pat Cummins
Full on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.
Josh Hazlewood is in.
Kagiso Rabada To Adam Zampa OUT!
OUT! Number 9 down now. A short ball, Zampa looks to pull but miscues it towards mid-wicket.
Kagiso Rabada To Adam Zampa
Backs away to the leg side, Rabada follows him and Zampa digs it out.
Kagiso Rabada To Adam Zampa
Outside off, a play and a miss.
Adam Zampa is the new man in.
Kagiso Rabada To Mitchell Starc OUT!
OUT! Caught and bowled. Rabada has his second. A short ball, Starc looks to defend but the ball rises up steeply and sticks off the surface. Ends up hitting it straight up in the air. Easy catch.
Kagiso Rabada to bowl the 50th over.
Over 49 : 278/7
2 Runs
    P. Cummins
    6 (11)
    M. Starc
    0 (0)
    D. Steyn
    Dale Steyn To Pat Cummins
    A hat-trick of pulls and misses. This might be the final ball of Dale Steyn in Australia. True champion. Well bowled.
    Dale Steyn To Pat Cummins
    A slower delivery, on the shorter side, Pat swings hard but misses again.
    Dale Steyn To Pat Cummins
    A length ball outside off, Cummins swings hard but misses.
    Mitchell Starc comes in.
    Dale Steyn To Glenn Maxwell OUT!
    OUT! The Big Show falls. A pretty ungainly situation for him, having had too much to do. Backs away and slices this hard and this one goes straight to Reeza Hendricks at sweeper cover. Steyn has his third.
    Dale Steyn To Glenn Maxwell
    Short and outside off, Maxwell backs away and has a slash, only to miss.
    Dale Steyn To Glenn Maxwell
    Full and outside off, sliced over cover for a couple.
    Dale Steyn is back on. 9-0-43-2 so far.
    Match Info
    • Venue Bellerive Oval, Hobart
    • Weather Clear
    • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to field
    • Result South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs
    • Player of the Match David Miller
    • Player of the Series David Miller
    • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Paul Wilson (AUS) and Michael Gough (ENG)
    • Referee Jeff Crowe (NZ)
    Match Notes
    • Innings Break: South Africa 320/5 in 50.0 overs
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 252 off 198 balls between du Plessis(118) and D Miller (129)
    • South Africa 300/3 in 48.1 overs
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 200 off 183 balls between du Plessis(98) and D Miller (98)
    • D Miller 5th ODI hundred: 102 runs in 95 balls (8x4) (2x6)
    • South Africa 250/3 in 45.3 overs
    • du Plessis 10th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 105 balls (11x4) (1x6)
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 151 off 155 balls between du Plessis(71) and D Miller (78)
    • South Africa 202/3 in 40.4 overs
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 100 off 124 balls between du Plessis(44) and D Miller (54)
    • du Plessis 30th ODI fifty: 50 runs in 75 balls (5x4) (0x6)
    • D Miller 13th ODI fifty: 53 runs in 64 balls (4x4) (1x6)
    • South Africa 152/3 in 35.3 overs
    • D Miller dropped on 44 by A Finch in 33.5 overs
    • Drinks: South Africa 134/3 in 33.0 overs
    • Referral 1 (32.4): D Miller against AUS (LBW) Successful (AUS: 1, SA: 1) (Retained)
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 67 balls between F Plessis(29) and D Miller (28)
    • South Africa 102/3 in 25.4 overs
    • Drinks: South Africa 55/2 in 15.0 overs
    • South Africa 52/2 in 13.5 overs
    • Power play 1 (1-10): South Africa 27/2
    • R Hendricks dropped on 8 by T Head in 8.4 overs
    • Power play 3 (41-50): Australia 280/9 (104 runs, 5 wickets)
    • Referral 2 (43.6 ovs): SA against G Maxwell (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS:1, SA:0)
    • Australia 250/4 in 43.4 overs
    • A Carey dropped on 38 by D Pretorious in 42.4 overs
    • Power play 2 (11-40): Australia 215/3 (176 runs, 2 wickets)
    • S Marsh 6th ODI hundred: 100 runs in 98 balls (6x4) (4x6)
    • Australia 200/4 in 37.2 overs
    • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 40 balls between S Marsh (27) and A Carey (23)
    • Drinks: Australia 191/4 in 36.0 overs
    • A Carey dropped on 19 by L Ngidi in 35.2 overs
    • Australia 150/4 in 30.1 overs
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 101 off 116 balls between S Marsh (40) and M Stoinis (57)
    • Referral 1 (28.5): M Stoinis against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, SA: 1) (Retained)
    • S Marsh 13th ODI fifty: 51 runs in 60 balls (5x4) (2x6)
    • M Stoinis 5th ODI fifty: 52 runs in 60 balls (5x4) (3x6)
    • Australia 100/3 in 23.2 overs
    • 4th wkt Partnership: 51 off 76 balls between S Marsh (20) and M Stoinis (29)
    • Drinks: Australia 53/3 in 17.0 overs
    • Australia 53/3 in 16.5 overs
    • Power play 1 (1-10): Australia 39/2
    Match Poll

    Who will win the Match