Australia in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2020

South Africa vs Australia - 3rd ODI

Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

Date & Time: 07 March 2020

South Africa 258/4

RR: 5.67 | South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Janneman Malan c Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewood c Alex Carey (W) & b Josh Hazlewood 232640
Quinton de Kock bowled Josh Hazlewood bowled Josh Hazlewood 263122
JJ Smuts c David Warner & b Kane Richardson c David Warner & b Kane Richardson 8498120
Kyle Verreynne c Marnus Labuschagne & b Adam Zampa c Marnus Labuschagne & b Adam Zampa 505033
Heinrich Klaasen not out not out 6863101
David Miller not out not out 3500
Andile Phehlukwayo
Keshav Maharaj
Anrich Nortje
Daryn Dupavillon
Lutho Sipamla
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 3, w 1, nb 0)
Total 258 (4 Wkts, 45.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
47-1 (Quinton de Kock,8.1), 54-2 (Janneman Malan,10.3), 150-3 (Kyle Verreynne,27.3), 229-4 (JJ Smuts,42.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Jhye Richardson10 1 58 0 5.80
Josh Hazlewood10 1 37 2 3.70
Kane Richardson9 0 63 1 7.00
Adam Zampa10 0 45 1 4.50
Mitchell Marsh1.3 0 21 0 16.15
Aaron Finch2 0 11 0 5.50
D'Arcy Short3 0 20 0 6.67
David Warner 0 0 0 0 0
Steven Smith 0 0 0 0 0
Marnus Labuschagne 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Carey 0 0 0 0 0

So that's all from this game and from Australia's tour of South Africa. South Africa have bounced back brilliantly after the T20I series loss and have just whitewashed the Aussies. Australia go back home empty-handed in the ODI series. What's next for these two teams? South Africa travel to India to face them in a three-match ODI series, starting on 12th March while Australia will face off against New Zealand which begins on the 13th of March. Join us for all the action! Until then, it is goodbye.

Quinton de Kock, the Protea skipper, says that he is very proud of the boys and they played really well throughout the series. Praises Klaasen for his outstanding performance. On his captaincy, de Kock says that the coaching staff has helped him a lot and it has been a good experience. Adds that they did not start the summer well but this series win showed that they can compete with top sides. On the fresh faces performing, Quinton says that they have shown that they can do well at this level.

Heinrich Klaasen, THE MAN OF THE SERIES, starts by saying that he is happy with his performance. Adds that he has got a couple of injuries but will look to cement his spot for a place in the side. Further says that his hardwork paid off. Klaasen also says he is looking forward to their next series against India.

JJ Smuts, THE MAN OF THE MATCH, starts by saying that it has been a brilliant performance from the team. Adds they did well to restrict Australia to 250 and the bowlers bowled well. Mentions that it is an outstanding achievement for them. Further says they will look to do well against India for their next tour.

The Australian skipper, Aaron Finch says that they have not been at our best. Adds that they have been good in patches and they were put under pressure. Mentions that they need to do their basics right. Further goes onto say that the pressure is always on the top three but the middle order needs to perform. Finch states that that they will look to perform better against New Zealand.

Australia were poor with the bat. Nobody apart from Marnus Labuschagne got going on this wicket an if it was not for Labuschagne, they would not have reached 254. D'Arcy Short too played well but none of the other batters showed application and in the end, it ended up as a below-par score on this wicket. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Earlier in the game, South Africa did really well to restrict Australia to 254. They bowled smartly and every bowler bowled well with Nortje being the best as he picked up 2 wickets. JJ Smuts too bowled well and was well supported by Keshav Maharaj. Overall, they would be happy with their performance.

Australia were disappointing with the ball. They started well, picking up Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan in quick succession but Kyle Verreynne and JJ Smuts started milking them for runs. Zampa got the wicket of the former but one would feel that Verreynne threw it away. Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers, giving away just 37 runs and picking up two wickets as well. The other bowlers disappointed and they just failed to hit the right lines and lengths on this wicket.

So, 3-0 it is in favour of South Africa. They were brilliant in this game as they have been throughout the series. One must have thought that 255 would have been a tricky target but the Proteas have made light work of the chase. Even though they lost the openers quite early but then came a brilliant partnership between Verreynne and Smuts which took the home side to a strong position. Once Verreynne fell, it was another show from Klaasen as he got to another fifty in this series. He, along with Smuts played brilliantly and by the time Smuts fell for a valiant 84, the game was done and dusted.

45.3
6
M Marsh to H Klaasen, SIX! What a way to finish the game! Klaasen required just three balls in this over to finish things off. Good length ball on middle, Klaasen heaves it over the deep mid-wicket region for a biggie. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
45.2
4
M Marsh to H Klaasen, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Back of a length ball outside off, Klaasen crunches it through the cover region for a boundary.
45.1
4
M Marsh to H Klaasen, FOUR! Short ball on middle, Klaasen pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 7 more needed now.

Mitchell Marsh is back on. 1-0-7-0 are his figures so far.

44.6
1
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Fullish on middle, Klaasen works it to mid on and takes a single.
44.5
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, On middle, pushed back to the bowler.
44.4
1
K Richardson to D Miller, Full on off, Miller drives it to long off for a single.
44.3
1
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
44.2
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Good length ball on middle, Klaasen defends it out.
44.1
4
K Richardson to H Klaasen, DROPPED! Klaasen gets to his fifty in a streaky fashion! David Warner drops him at mid on. Full on middle, Klaasen lifts it towards mid on but does not get the required distance and elevation on it. Warner dives to his left but fails to hold on as the ball goes to the long on region for a boundary.
43.6
0
J Hazlewood to D Miller, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Miller looks to guide it to third man but fails to get any bat on it. The Aussies put in a half-hearted appeal for caught behind but the umpire is not interested.
43.5
0
J Hazlewood to D Miller, Back of a length ball on middle, Miller hops and works it to mid-wicket.
43.4
0
J Hazlewood to D Miller, Good length ball on off, Miller blocks it to point.
43.3
1
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Full on the pads, Heinrich flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
43.2
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Length ball on off, Klaasen punches it to the cover region.
43.1
4
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, FOUR! That is a superb shot from Heinrich Klaasen! Short ball outside off, Klaasen gets on top of it and then cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
42.6
2
K Richardson to D Miller, Miller is away! Good length ball on middle and leg, Miller flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple.
42.5
1
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Full on middle, Klaasen drives it to long on for a single.
42.4
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, On a length around off, Klaasen pushes it to mid off.
42.3
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Short ball on off, Heinrich pushes it to the cover region.
42.2
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Good length ball on off, Klaasen pushes it to cover.

David Miller is the new batsman in.

42.1
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, OUT! CAUGHT! Smuts falls but it is too late, it seems for Australia. Warner does not miss out on these kind of catches. Slower ball on off, Smuts looks to go over long on but gets it off the toe end of the bat. The ball goes towards long on where Warner settles himself and pouches it easily.
41.6
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Full on middle, Klaasen works it to the leg side.
41.5
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
41.4
4
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, FOUR! Pulled away nicely! Short ball on middle, Klaasen pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
41.3
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Short ball down the leg side, Klaasen looks to pull but gets hit on the body.
41.2
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Good length ball outside off, punched to point.
41.1
1
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle and leg, Smuts flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Hazlewood is back on. 8-1-27-2 are his figures so far.

40.6
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts drives it down to long on for a single.
40.5
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts punches it back to the bowler.
40.4
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts pushes it to point.
40.3
1
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Back of a length ball outside off, Klaasen punches it to deep cover for a single.
40.2
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Full delivery on middle, Klaasen looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the boot.
40.1
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Good length ball outside off, Heinrich looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.

Powerplay 3 time! Maximum of 5 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Also, Kane Richardson is back on. 6-0-51-0 are his figures so far.

39.6
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Looped up ball on middle, Smuts defends it off the front foot.
39.5
2
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Flatter one outside off, Smuts punches it to the deep point region for a couple.
39.4
1
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Floated on middle, Klaasen drives it to long on for a single.
39.3
0
A Zampa to H Klaasen, On middle, pushed to mid-wicket.

What has happened? Australia visited South Africa as the favorites and after their T20 domination, it just gave more steel to the statement. But as they say the game is not won on paper, the rebuilding South African side, showed mettle, courage and passion to win the first two ODIs and seal the series. Quinton de Kock and his men have been exceptional and what has been even more impressive is that in both the games the skipper did not deliver and yet they managed the victories. Lungi Ngidi has been superb with the ball and has led the side bowling line-up. De Kock and co. will look to inflict a whitewash and continue their recent dominance against the 5-time World Champions. Australia, on the other hand, have been sub-par in the series with both the bat and ball. There were higher expectations from the Kangaroos but they have been hunted down in their African safari in the 50-over format. The Aussies have failed to put performance collectively and will look to right all the wrongs and save some blushes and end this mini tour with a win. It will be interesting to see how many changes the visiting side makes as they will also miss the services of pace bowler, Starc who has flown back to see his wife perform at the Women's T20 World Cup final. Can Australia end the series on a high or will they fly back Down-Under with the tails between their legs?

South Africa Team Squad -David Miller,Janneman Malan,Rassie van der Dussen,Temba Bavuma,JJ Smuts,Heinrich Klaasen,Kyle Verreynne,Quinton de Kock,Andile Phehlukwayo,Anrich Nortje,Beuran Hendricks,Daryn Dupavillon,Kagiso Rabada,Keshav Maharaj,Lungi Ngidi,Lutho Sipamla,Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia Team Squad -Aaron Finch,David Warner,Marnus Labuschagne,Steven Smith,D'Arcy Short,Mitchell Marsh,Alex Carey,Matthew Wade,Adam Zampa,Ashton Agar,Jhye Richardson,Josh Hazlewood,Kane Richardson,Mitchell Starc,Pat Cummins