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

commentary

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.
39.2
2
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Flatter delivery on middle, Klaasen makes room and then cuts it through the cover region for a couple.
39.1
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Short ball on off, Smuts works it to long on for a single.
38.6
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, On middle, Heinrich drives it down to mid on for nothing.
38.5
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Fullish delivery on middle and leg, Klaasen works it to square leg.
38.4
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Back of a length ball on middle, Klaasen defends it out off the back foot.
38.3
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Length ball on middle, Smuts flicks it to the deep square leg region for a single.
38.2
1
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Short ball outside off, Klaasen looks to pull but it takes the inside edge, hits the boot and goes behind the stumps. Smuts wants the single and Klaasen responds. Carey comes ahead and then tries to have a shy at the stumps but misses. It would not have mattered though as Smuts was in.
38.1
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Full delivery on middle, Smuts drives it down to long on for a single.
37.6
0
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Floated on middle and leg, Klaasen defends it out.
37.5
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on off, Smuts drives it to long off for a single.
37.4
4
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Finds the gap perfectly! Floated on the pads, Smuts sweeps it between the square leg and the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
37.3
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Flatter one on middle and leg, Smuts works it to mid-wicket.
37.2
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts sweeps it to square leg.
37.1
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle, Smuts defends it off the front foot.

Adam Zampa is back on. 8-0-34-1 are his figures so far.

36.6
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Shortish on off, Smuts plays it to the leg side for a single.
36.5
1
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Short ball on off, Klaasen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.4
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Length ball on the pads, Smuts flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
36.3
4
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Flicked away beautifully! Full on middle, Smuts flicks it to the deep mid-wicket region for the second boundary of the over.
36.2
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Length ball on middle, Smuts pushes it to mid on.
36.1
4
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, FOUR! 200 up in style! Good length ball outside off, Smuts drives it through the cover region for a boundary. 50-run stand is up between Smuts and Klaasen.

Jhye Richardson is back on.

35.6
4
K Richardson to H Klaasen, FOUR! Nicely cut away! Slower short ball outside off, Klaasen cuts it past the point fielder and into the fence for a boundary. 58 runs required from 84 balls.
35.5
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Short ball on off, Smuts pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
35.4
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball outside off, punched to cover.
35.3
1
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Short ball on the pads, Klaasen pulls it to the fine leg region for a single.
35.2
2
K Richardson to H Klaasen, MISFIELD! Good length ball outside off, Klaasen drives it towards cover where Zampa misfields, allowing the batters to take a couple.
35.1
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Short ball on off, Smuts pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
34.6
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Good length ball on off, Klaasen defends it out to the off side.
34.5
1
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Good length ball outside off, Smuts defends it to the side of the pitch on the off side and crosses over for a single.
34.4
4
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, FOUR! This is poor bowling from Hazlewood! Full toss on the pads, Smuts whips it to the deep square leg region for another boundary.
34.3
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Back of a length ball on off, Smuts defends it off the back foot to the point region.
34.2
4
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Lovely pick up shot from Smuts! Hazlewood dishes a full ball on middle, Smuts flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
34.1
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts drives it to mid on for nothing.

Drinks Break! South Africa are cruising here. Klaasen is looking good out there. On the other hand, Australia need wickets in clusters to make a comeback in this match. The hosts need 76 runs in 96 balls.

33.6
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, BEATEN! Beautiful bowling from Kane Richardson. Good length ball on the leg stump line, Klaasen looks to drive but he misses and the ball goes over the stumps, into the keeper's gloves.
33.5
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Full outside off, Klaasen drives it to cover.
33.4
4
K Richardson to H Klaasen, FOUR! Up and over! Full delivery on off, Klaasen bunts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary.
33.3
2
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Short ball outside off, Klaasen pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket region. Labuschagne comes across from deep square leg, picks it up with one hand and throws it to the bowler but cannot stop the batters from taking the second.
33.2
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Outside off, Klaasen prods forward and pushes it to the cover fielder.
33.1
0
K Richardson to H Klaasen, Full on middle, Klaasen flicks it to mid-wicket.

Kane Richardson is back on. 4-0-36-0 are his figures so far.

32.6
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts looks to defend but it takes the bottom edge and rolls towards the keeper. Another good over from Hazlewood. 1 run coming from it.
32.5
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Length ball on middle, Smuts flicks it to mid-wicket.
32.4
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts pushes it to mid on.
32.3
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, An appeal for LBW turned down! Good length ball around middle, Smuts looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Hazlewood puts in an appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Probably was going too high.
32.2
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Length ball on middle, Smuts pushes it back to the bowler.
32.1
1
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Good length ball on the pads, Heinrich flicks it to fine leg for a single.
31.6
1
D Short to H Klaasen, Short ball on middle, Klaasen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
31.5
0
D Short to H Klaasen, On middle, pulled to fine leg.
31.4
4
D Short to H Klaasen, FOUR! Hammered! It is easy going for South Africa at the moment. Short ball outside off, Klaasen punches it through the cover region for a boundary.
31.3
0
D Short to H Klaasen, Loopy on middle, Heinrich flicks it to mid-wicket.
31.2
2
D Short to H Klaasen, Short ball on middle, Klaasen moves inside his crease and then punches it to deep cover for a couple.
31.1
4
D Short to H Klaasen, FOUR! That's clever from Klaasen! Short ball on the pads, Klaasen reverse sweeps it to the deep point region to start the over with a boundary.

D'Arcy Short is back on. 2-0-9-0 are his figures so far.

30.6
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, On a length around off, Smuts looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and goes towards the keeper. Just a single from the over.
30.5
1
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Good length ball on middle, Klaasen looks to flick but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls to square leg and the batters take a single.
30.4
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Length ball on middle, Klaasen works it to mid-wicket.
30.3
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, On middle, defended off the back foot.
30.2
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Good length ball on off, Heinrich looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to mid off.
30.1
0
J Hazlewood to H Klaasen, Hazlewood starts with a length ball on off, Klaasen defends it off the back foot.

Hazlewood is back on. 5-1-16-2 are his figures so far.

29.6
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts pushes it back to the bowler.
29.5
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Loopy one on middle and leg, Smuts looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It rolls back to the bowler.
29.4
1
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Flatter one on middle, Klaasen reverse sweeps it to deep cover for a single.
29.3
0
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Floated on middle, Klaasen defends it off the front foot.
29.2
4
A Zampa to H Klaasen, FOUR! Nicely played! Full toss on middle, Klaasen bends on his knees and reverse sweeps it towards the deep point region for a boundary.
29.1
0
A Zampa to H Klaasen, Full outside off, Klaasen pushes it to cover.
28.6
4
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, FOUR! 50 for JJ Smuts! It is his maiden ODI fifty. Full delivery on middle, Smuts lofts it over mid on for a boundary. It has really been a good knock from him.
28.5
1
J Richardson to H Klaasen, On a length on middle, Heinrich flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
28.4
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Length delivery on off, Klaasen plays it towards mid off.
28.3
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, On a good length on off, Klaasen defends it out.
28.2
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, Good length delivery on middle, Klaasen blocks it well.
28.1
0
J Richardson to H Klaasen, On a good length on off, Klaasen defends it off the back foot.
27.6
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle, Smuts looks to flick but gets rapped on the pads. Zampa and the rest appeal but nothing from the umpire.
27.5
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts pushes it to mid on.
27.4
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, On middle, Smuts flicks it to mid-wicket.

Heinrich Klaasen is the new man in.

27.3
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, OUT! CAUGHT! Picks out the fielder at deep square leg to perfection! Zampa will be happy but he would know that he is lucky to have that wicket. It was a rank long hop and Verreynne could have hit this anywhere in the ground. Short ball on middle, Verreynne rocks back and pulls but does not time it well. The ball goes towards deep mid-wicket where Labuschagne runs across and takes a good catch. End of a good innings from Verreynne but he will be disappointed that he missed out. 105 required in 135 balls.
27.2
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Just short! Floated on middle, Verreynne pushes it back and Zampa collects it on the bounce.
27.1
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle, Smuts pushes it down to long on for a single. 150 up.
26.6
2
J Richardson to K Verreynne, FIFTY! Maiden ODI fifty for Kyle Verreynne! Proud moment for him. He missed out on one in the first game but does not miss out here. Full on middle, Verreynne flicks it to mid-wicket where Finch makes a half stop. A couple taken.
26.5
0
J Richardson to K Verreynne, Very full delivery on off, Kyle digs it out to cover.
26.4
0
J Richardson to K Verreynne, Short ball on off, Verreynne pulls but Finch dives to his left to make a stop.
26.4
0
J Richardson to K Verreynne, WIDE! Full delivery down the leg side, Verreynne looks to flick but misses.
26.3
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball outside off, Smuts drives it uppishly towards deep cover and crosses over for a single.
26.2
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle, Smuts defends it towards mid on.
26.1
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Short ball on middle, Smuts looks to pull but misses to get hit on the body. No harm done.
25.6
2
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Nicely played! Flighted outside off, Verreynne drives it to the extra cover region and picks up a couple before Short comes across from deep cover and cleans it up.
25.5
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts drives it to long on for a single.
25.4
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
25.3
4
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Poor bowling from Zampa! Short ball on the pads, Smuts pulls it to deep square leg for a boundary.
25.2
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on the pads, Smuts looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
25.1
4
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, FOUR! That's beautifully played! Full on middle, Smuts bends on his knees and sweeps it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.

Adam Zampa is back on.

24.6
6
J Richardson to K Verreynne, SIX! TWO FROM TWO! Incredible hitting! Richardson bowls another back of a length ball on middle, Verreynne pulls it over the deep square leg region for another biggie. Good over for South Africa. 13 runs from it.
24.5
6
J Richardson to K Verreynne, SIX! There is a fielder present but it goes over! Short ball on middle, Verreynne pulls it over the deep square leg region for a biggie.
24.4
1
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle, Smuts works it to mid-wicket and takes off for a single. Finch collects the ball and then has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses but it would not have mattered as Smuts was well in.
24.3
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Slower ball on middle, Smuts works it to mid-wicket.
24.2
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts drives it to mid off for another dot.
24.1
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, Short delivery outside off, Smuts punches it to mid off.

Jhye Richardson is back on. 5-1-22-0 are his figures so far.

23.6
1
D Short to JJ Smuts, Shorter ball outside off, Smuts punches it to deep cover for a single.
23.5
0
D Short to K Verreynne, Flatter on the pads, Verreynne looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls to fine leg and the batters pick up a leg bye.
23.4
0
D Short to K Verreynne, Full on off, Verreynne drives it to mid off for nothing
23.3
1
D Short to JJ Smuts, Another flat one on middle, Smuts flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
23.2
0
D Short to JJ Smuts, Flatter one on middle, Smuts works it to mid-wicket.
23.1
0
D Short to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle and leg, Smuts defends it back to the bowler.
22.6
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Tossed up ball outside off, Kyle pushes it to cover to end a good over from Adam Zampa.
22.5
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Full on middle, Kyle flicks it to mid-wicket.
22.4
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated outside off, Smuts drives it to long off for a single.
22.3
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full delivery outside off, Smuts looks to sweep but misses.
22.2
1
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Flatter outside off, Verreynne punches it to long off for a single.
22.1
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Nicely bowled! A wrong'un around off, Verreynne looks to cut but the ball sneaks between the bat and pad and into the keeper's gloves.
21.6
1
D Short to K Verreynne, Full toss on the pads, Verreynne plays it to fine leg for a single.
21.5
0
D Short to K Verreynne, Quicker delivery on middle, Kyle defends it back to the bowler.
21.4
4
D Short to K Verreynne, FOUR! Very well played! Short ball outside off, Verreynne cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
21.3
1
D Short to JJ Smuts, Flatter one on middle, Smuts tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
21.2
1
D Short to K Verreynne, Floated delivery on middle, Verreynne punches it through mid on for a run.
21.1
0
D Short to K Verreynne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Verreynne drives it back towards the bowler.

D'Arcy Short is into the attack.

20.6
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Shorter ball outside off, Smuts punches it to cover. 4 runs from it.
20.5
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
20.4
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
20.3
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, NOT OUT! The impact is outside off and Australia lose their review. Poor decision. Zampa bowls a flighted ball around off, Smuts looks to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. Zampa and the rest appeal but nothing from the umpire. Zampa and Finch are involved in a discussion and at the last moment, Aaron decides to review. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows that there is no bat on it. The Ball Tracker then comes in and it shows that the the impact was outside off.

An appeal for lbw! Australia have taken the review.

20.2
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Loopy one on middle, Smuts defends it out.
20.1
4
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, FOUR! That was hit too hard! It went like a tracer bullet! Tossed up on middle, Smuts hammers it towards long on. Richardson gets a hand on it but the ball goes into the fence.
19.6
0
A Finch to K Verreynne, Floated on middle, Verreynne pushes it back to the bowler.
19.5
1
A Finch to JJ Smuts, On middle, pushed towards mid on for a single.
19.4
1
A Finch to K Verreynne, Flighted on middle, Verreynne sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 50-run stand is up between the two.
19.3
0
A Finch to K Verreynne, On middle, Kyle defends it out.
19.2
1
A Finch to JJ Smuts, Shortish outside off, Verreynne punches it to long off for a single.
19.1
4
A Finch to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Poor bowling from Finch! Short ball on middle, Smuts rocks on his back foot and then pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary. 100 up for the hosts.
18.6
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, On middle, pushed to mid on for a dot.
18.5
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Floated on middle, Verreynne flicks it to long on for a single.
18.4
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Tossed up ball on off, Kyle pushes it to cover.
18.3
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Floated outside off, Verreynne looks to drive but it takes the inside half of the bat and goes back to the bowler.
18.2
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full delivery outside off, Smuts drives it to long off for a single.
18.1
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Flatter one on off, Smuts pushes it to cover.

Adam Zampa is back on. 2-0-10-0 are his figures so far.

17.6
1
A Finch to JJ Smuts, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
17.5
1
A Finch to K Verreynne, Floated on middle, paddled to fine leg for another run.
17.4
1
A Finch to JJ Smuts, Full on middle, Smuts drives it to long on for a single.
17.3
1
A Finch to K Verreynne, Full on the pads, Verreynne sweeps it to the leg side for a single.
17.2
0
A Finch to K Verreynne, On off, Verreynne pushes it to cover.
17.1
0
A Finch to K Verreynne, Finch starts with a floated ball on the leg stump line, Verreynne looks to defend but misses to get hit on the pads. Finch and the rest appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire. Probably was going down leg.

Aaron Finch is into the attack.

Drinks Break! South Africa have lost two wickets and would want a big innings from JJ Smuts and Kyle Verreynne. On the other hand, Australia would look to pick up wickets and put pressure on the hosts.

16.6
1
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Good length ball on middle, Verreynne pushes it to mid on and will keep strike for the next over.
16.5
6
K Richardson to K Verreynne, SIX! A maximum this time. Verreynne is turning it on here! Short ball on middle, Verreynne pulls it over the deep square leg region for a biggie.
16.4
4
K Richardson to K Verreynne, FOUR! Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant! Full on off, Verreynne stays in his crease and creams it past the bowler and into the long off fence for a boundary.
16.3
2
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Well fielded! Short ball around middle, Verreynne pulls it but does so uppishly. It goes just over the mid-wicket fielder. It is racing away to the fence but Smith comes across from deep square leg and makes an excellent diving stop. Saved two runs for his side.
16.2
0
K Richardson to K Verreynne, On a length on middle, Verreynne works it to mid on.
16.1
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Short ball on middle, Smuts pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
1
M Marsh to JJ Smuts, Back of a length ball on middle, Smuts flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single.
15.5
0
M Marsh to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts blocks it to mid off.
15.4
1
M Marsh to K Verreynne, Short on middle, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
4
M Marsh to K Verreynne, FOUR! Pulled away with disdain! Short delivery from Marsh. It is bowled around off, Verreynne camps back and then pulls it past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary.
15.2
0
M Marsh to K Verreynne, Full delivery on the pads, Verreynne flicks it to mid-wicket.
15.1
1
M Marsh to JJ Smuts, Marsh starts with a length ball on the pads, Smuts flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Mitchell Marsh is on.

14.6
0
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Length ball on off, Verreynne blocks it off the back foot towards the cover region.
14.5
0
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Another back of a length delivery, this time it is bowled outside off, Verreynne lunges forward and pushes it to cover.
14.4
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on the pads, Smuts flicks it to fine leg for a single.
14.3
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Back of a length ball on middle, Smuts stands tall and then defends it back to the bowler.
14.2
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle, Smuts pushes it towards the mid on region.
14.1
1
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Shortish on middle, Kyle pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
13.6
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Floated on middle, Smuts looks to flick but gets a leading edge back towards the bowler.
13.5
4
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball outside off, Smuts rocks back and then hammers it through the cover region. The fielder runs across from deep point and then dives but fails to make the stop. A boundary signaled.
13.4
0
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, On off, pushed to cover.
13.3
1
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Short ball on middle, Kyle flicks it to the mid-wicket region for a single.
13.2
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Flatter one on off, Kyle plays it to the mid on fielder.
13.1
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Floated on middle, Verreynne pushes it to mid on.
12.6
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts blocks it to the off side.
12.5
1
K Richardson to K Verreynne, Short ball on middle, Kyle pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
12.4
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Uppish but safe! Full delivery outside off, Smuts looks to lift it over extra cover but does not time it well. The ball lands in front of the extra cover fielder. Only a single.
12.3
1
K Richardson to K Verreynne, On a length on the pads, Kyle flicks it to the deep mid-wicket region for a single.
12.2
1
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Back of a length ball on middle, Smuts tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.1
0
K Richardson to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle, Smuts defends it off the back foot.

Kane Richardson is back on. 1-0-16-0 are his figures so far.

11.6
0
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Full on middle, Verreynne pushes it to mid on.
11.5
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Quicker one on middle, Smuts pushes it towards the bowler. Zampa fails to collect it cleanly and the ball rolls towards mid off. A single.
11.4
1
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Flatter one on middle and leg, Kyle works it to the leg side for a single.
11.3
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Full on the pads, Smuts flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
11.2
1
A Zampa to K Verreynne, Shorter one on middle, Verreynne pushes it to the cover fielder for a run.
11.1
1
A Zampa to JJ Smuts, Zampa starts with a flatter one on middle, Smuts works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adam Zampa is into the attack.

10.6
1
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Full delivery on middle, Smuts drives it towards mid on and picks up a single.
10.5
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, BOUNCER! It is bowled around middle, Smuts ducks under it.
10.4
0
J Hazlewood to K Verreynne, An appeal for LBW turned down! Good length ball on middle, Verreynne looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The Protea players put in an appeal but nothing from the umpire. The ball rolls to point and the batters steal a leg bye.

Kyle Verreynne is the next batsman in.

10.3
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, OUT! CAUGHT! The hero from the last game has to depart. Hazlewood gets another. Brilliant bowling from Josh! He bowls it on a length outside off, Malan looks to defend off the back foot but it takes the outside edge and goes to the right of the keeper. Carey moves to that side and then pouches it safely. Malan practices the shot before he starts walking back to the pavilion. 201 needed from 237 balls.
10.2
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Good length delivery on off, Malan defends it off the back foot.
10.1
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, On a length on off, Malan plays it towards point.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

9.6
1
J Richardson to J Malan, Shortish and on off, Malan taps it towards covers and takes a single. 54/1 at the end of the Powerplay 1. 201 more needed in 240 balls.
9.5
0
J Richardson to J Malan, Length ball on the pads, Malan strokes it to mid on.
9.4
0
J Richardson to J Malan, Shorter in length and around off, this one is pushed towards point.
9.3
0
J Richardson to JJ Smuts, On the pads, Smuts looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side and they take a leg bye.
9.2
1
J Richardson to J Malan, Good length ball around off, Malan taps it towards point and takes off for a quick single. The fielder from point gets to the ball quickly and tries to run the batsman out with an underarm throw at the non-striker's end but he misses.
9.1
0
J Richardson to J Malan, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side.

Jhye Richardson is back on. 4-1-20-0 are his figures so far.

8.6
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Good length ball around off, Smuts pushes it towards point. 4 and wicket from the over.
8.5
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Outside off, left alone.
8.4
4
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, EDGY FOUR! A length ball on middle, it shapes in as Smuts looks to defend. He almost gets squared up there as the ball takes thick outside edge and races away to the third man fence.
8.3
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on off, Smuts pushes it towards mid on.
8.2
0
J Hazlewood to JJ Smuts, Shortish and around off, pushed towards point by Smuts.

JJ Smuts is the new batsman in.

8.1
0
J Hazlewood to de Kock, OUT! CHOPPED ON! Change of end works for Hazlewood as he gets the big wicket of Protea skipper. This is a big wicket and de Kock has been kept quite in this entire ODI series. A length ball around off and middle, de Kock looks to defend but he ends up chopping the ball into the stumps. De Kock was starting to look dangerous but he falls.

Josh Hazlewood is back on. 3-1-11-0 are his figures so far.

7.6
4
K Richardson to J Malan, FOUR! Another boundary! Very expensive over from Kane. He goes full but it is way outside off, Malan gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it through covers. The ball races away to the fence in a jiffy. 16 runs from the over.
7.5
4
K Richardson to J Malan, FOUR! Punched firmly! Top stuff from Malan now. Richardson bowls it shortish and outside off, Malan goes on the back foot and punches it through the covers to bag a boundary.
7.4
1
K Richardson to de Kock, Short and wide outside off, de Kock slaps it through point for a single.
7.3
6
K Richardson to de Kock, SIX! This is incredible shot from de Kock! Just a shuffle across the off side and a paddle sweep over fine leg for a maximum. It needs a brilliant hand-eye co-ordination and de Kock made it look so very easy.
7.2
0
K Richardson to de Kock, Full and around off and middle, de Kock pushes it back to the bowler who tries to field with his right hand but gets a fingertip to it. It goes towards mid off and de Kock denies the run.
7.1
1
K Richardson to J Malan, Full and wide outside off, Malan strokes it brilliantly but the cover fielder makes a diving half stop. The ball rolls towards mid off and they take a single.

Kane Richardson is on.

6.6
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Fuller and around off, de Kock strokes it to mid off.
6.5
0
J Richardson to de Kock, On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.
6.4
6
J Richardson to de Kock, SIX! What a shot! That was six the moment de Kock connected that. The Aussies were building pressure with dot balls but Quinton has broken the shackles with this shot. Length ball around off, de Kock dances down the track and takes it on the full and smashes it over long off for a biggie. Ouch! The cameraman is not safe as the ball hits him flush on his head.
6.3
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Short and wide outside off, de Kock finds cover-point once again.
6.2
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Shortish and just outside off, it is guided towards the first slip fielder.
6.1
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Good length ball outside off, de Kock drives it to cover-point.
5.6
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler. A maiden it is from Hazlewood too. Top stuff.
5.5
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Fuller and around off, pushed towards point by Malan. 5 dots now. Can Hazlewood dish out a maiden?
5.4
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Full and around off, Malan looks to drive but the ball takes the inner half of the bat and goes to mid on.
5.3
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Fuller and around off, pushed towards covers.
5.2
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Good length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler.
5.1
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Good length ball around off, Malan pushes it towards covers.
4.6
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Landed around off on a length, de Kock looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge on his shoes. Maiden from Richardson.
4.5
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Play and a miss! Good length ball just outside off, it bounces a bit extra and moves away as de Kock is beaten on his drive.
4.4
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Good length ball on off, pushed to mid off.
4.3
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Length delivery on off, de Kock punches it to mid off.
4.2
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Good shot but straight to the fielder. Good length delivery outside off, de Kock cuts it stylishly but straight to Steven Smith at point.
4.1
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Fullish and around off, de Kock lunges and defends it out.
3.6
4
J Hazlewood to J Malan, FOUR! Pulled away! Short and on middle, Malan swivels and pulls it wide of the man at fine leg. The fielder runs across to his left to cut it off but he fails to reach there. It didn't come from the middle of the bat but it will do for Malan and South Africa.
3.5
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Landed around off on a length, Malan pushes it towards covers.
3.4
4
J Hazlewood to J Malan, FOUR! Wide outside off from Hazlewood and Malan latches onto it in a flash. Malan gets enough room and time to hammer this full and wide ball through cover-point. No chance for any fielder to stop this one.
3.3
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Landed around off on a length, pushed towards covers.
3.2
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Good length ball around off, Malan looks to drive on the up again but this time he gets an inside edge on the pads.
3.1
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Good length ball outside off, Malan looks to punch off the back foot but ends up jabbing it on the pitch on the off side.
2.6
4
J Richardson to de Kock, FOUR! Poor ball and de Kock puts it away! Sprays this length ball on the pads of de Kock who just helps it on its way to the fine leg fence with a little tickle down the leg side. Jhye shouts in frustration as he knows that it was a poor ball.
2.5
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Good length ball around off, de Kock comes forward and defends it towards the off side.
2.4
3
J Richardson to J Malan, Punched nicely! Short and just outside off, Malan hangs on the back foot and slaps it through cover-point. Warner from mid off chases the ball down with a slide before the ropes. Three taken before the throw can come to the keeper.
2.3
1
J Richardson to de Kock, Quick single! Full and just outside off, de Kock drives it towards mid off and takes a quick single.
2.2
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Full and on the pads, flicked towards the leg side.
2.1
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Short and wide outside off, de Kock slaps it straight to the point fielder.
1.6
0
J Hazlewood to J Malan, Length ball around off, Malan pushes it towards covers.
1.5
3
J Hazlewood to de Kock, Fuller and around off, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket. Zampa from mid on chases the ball down with a sliding effort and saves a run for the side.
1.4
0
J Hazlewood to de Kock, Landed on a length and on middle, de Kock does well to keep it out off his back foot as he ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads.
1.3
0
J Hazlewood to de Kock, Fuller but outside off again, de Kock is not lured into going for the drive as he covers his stumps and lets it go to the keeper.
1.2
0
J Hazlewood to de Kock, Fuller and around off, this one is flicked towards mid-wicket.
1.1
0
J Hazlewood to de Kock, Good length ball just outside off to begin from Hazlewood. De Kock makes a leave.

Josh Hazlewood to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
1
J Richardson to de Kock, Good length ball around off and middle, de Kock looks to flick but the ball takes a thick outside edge and goes towards third man for a single. 6 from the first over.
0.5
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Length ball outside off, de Kock lets it go to the keeper.
0.4
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Good length ball outside off, de Kock thinks of leaving it but is late in doing so. The ball catches the outer part of the bat and goes to short third man.
0.3
4
J Richardson to de Kock, FOUR! De Kock is off the mark in style! Richardson overpitches it just a hint and bowls it outside off, de Kock comes forward and drives it through mid off for a boundary.
0.2
0
J Richardson to de Kock, Landed around middle and leg on a length, de Kock blocks it onto the pitch on the leg side.
0.1
1
J Richardson to J Malan, Malan and South Africa are underway! Richardson starts with a full ball just outside off, Malan looks to drive but the ball moves a hint away and takes the outside edge. It goes towards third man for a run.

We are back for the chase. The Australian players are out in the middle. Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan will open the innings for South Africa. Jhye Richardson will start the proceedings for Australia with the first new ball.