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300/8
Australia won by 32 runs
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268
Match played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth, on 14 Nov 2014
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As it happened: Australia v SA

2014-11-14 13:55
Last Updated at 14:24
14 Nov 13:53

A great last-wicket stand by Tahir and Morkel, worth 46 runs. It's also a South African record for the 10th wicket against Australia.

But it was never going to be enough. Someone had to bat through and score a big hundred, which unfortunately didn't happen for South Africa today.

They also weren't at their best in the field, bowling 13 wides and dropping 6 catches! It's remarkable to think that had South Africa just done the basics right today, they could have won...

But thanks for tuning in! Be sure to join us again on Sunday for the second ODI in the five-game series. Play starts from 05:20 (SA time).

14 Nov 13:49
RESULT: Australia win by 32 runs.
14 Nov 13:48

Tahir is out for 22, caught at long-off by Warner off the bowling of Maxwell.

South Africa all out for 268 after 48.1 overs.

14 Nov 13:47
WICKET!
14 Nov 13:47
Maxwell to bowl the penultimate over...
14 Nov 13:47
33 needed to win off 12 balls.
14 Nov 13:46
Next, Tahir plays a lofted drive. It goes straight up but lands safe!
14 Nov 13:46
Back-to-back fours from Tahir against Marsh!
14 Nov 13:42
43 needed to win off 18 balls.
14 Nov 13:41
FOUR! Tahir opts for the sweep shot and gets a boundary!
14 Nov 13:40
Off-spinner Maxwell is the new bowler into the attack in the 47th over.
14 Nov 13:39

250 up for South Africa, coming off 46 overs.

They require 51 more runs to win off 24 balls.

14 Nov 13:36
FOUR! Another boundary by Morkel as he pulls Marsh on the leg side. Morkel showing marked improvement with the bat here today.
14 Nov 13:34

OVERS 45: SA 244/9

They require 57 runs to win off 30 balls.

14 Nov 13:33
FOUR! A superb on-drive from Morkel off Johnson. It takes him into double figures.
14 Nov 13:29
Coulter-Nile has finished his spell - bagging career best figures of 4/48.
14 Nov 13:28
Coulter-Nile responds with another short delivery, which Morkel neatly blocks. He's so tall he could almost play a forward defensive...
14 Nov 13:27
FOUR! Morkel pulls a short delivery from Coulter-Nile and he gets a boundary.
14 Nov 13:25

SA 226/9 after 43 overs.

They require 75 more runs to win off 42 balls.

14 Nov 13:18
5 catches now for Australian wicketkeeper Wade!
14 Nov 13:17

Steyn is out for 6, caught behind by Wade off the bowling of Coulter-Nile.

SA 222/9 after 41.4 overs.

14 Nov 13:16
WICKET!
14 Nov 13:14

Morkel survives Johnson, for the moment.

SA 218/8 after 41 overs

They require 83 more runs to win off 54 balls

14 Nov 13:12
Morkel backing away from Johnson's bowling here. Don't expect him to last too long...
14 Nov 13:09
Morne Morkel is the new batsman in for South Africa as Johnson is brought back into the attack.
14 Nov 13:08

MATCH STATUS

SA need 86 runs off 60 balls with 2 wickets in hand

14 Nov 13:07

AB RUN OUT

Thus ends all SA hope of victory

AB attempts a quick single, Steyn sends him back and he's OUT!

14 Nov 13:06
WICKET!
14 Nov 13:04

AB OR NOTHING

All down to AB de Villiers now

Come on AB "2014 ICC ODI Player of the Year" de Villiers!

14 Nov 12:59

MATCH STATUS

SA need 94 runs off 72 balls with 3 wickets in hand

Advantage Australia?

14 Nov 12:58

STEYN THE NEXT MAN IN

Come on Dale, do it for your country!

14 Nov 12:57

PHILANDER GONESKI!

Philander out for 1 off 6 balls

14 Nov 12:57
WICKET!
14 Nov 12:55

FOURTH OFFICIAL CALLED INTO ACTION

Australia appeal for a caught behind...

14 Nov 12:51

MATCH UPDATE

SA need 97 runs off 3 overs with 4 wickets in hand

 
  • 2

    Josh Hazlewood has the new ball from the other end. He starts with a wide ball down the leg side. A couple of dots and then De Kock drives the ball through the covers for a single. Amla glances the ball to fine leg for a single to get off the mark. A couple more singles to end the over, 5 runs from it.

  • Australia win by 32 runs - South Africa were going along nicely at one stage and then they lost 4 wickets in the batting power play for just 17 runs. Tahir and Morkel put up a fight in the end, both scoring 22 each, in a 46 run partnership but it was not enough as South Africa were all out for 268. Australia win by 32 runs and lead the series 1-0.

  • Wicket: Over 48.1 - SA 268/10 (Morkel 22) - WICKET! It is all over, Maxwell gets the last wicket and Tahir hits it straight to Warner who makes no mistake. Australia win by 32 runs, and lead the series 1-0.

  • 48

    Three overs remaining, 43 more runs needed. A couple of dots and then Morkel takes a single to deep midwicket. Four, Tahir hits it through the off side for four. Four more, Tahir is having some fun out there, he top edges it over the keeper's head for four. A single to end the over. 33 needed from 2 overs.

  • 47

    Maxwell back into the attack. Tahir hits the ball in the air to long-on for a single. Another single and then Tahir hits the ball through fine leg for four. A couple of singles to end the over, 8 runs from it.

  • 46

    Four, Marsh comes back into the attack and Morkel pulls the ball in front of square through the leg side for four. Six runs from the over, this pair is not giving up easily. They have put on 27 runs so far, the 250 comes up for South Africa.

  • 45

    Johnson starts his final over. Another wide from Johnson, a yorker goes down leg. Four, Morkel drives Johnson straight down the ground for four. A single to third man, South Africa 244 for 9.

  • 44

    Coulter-Nile into his final over. Tahir clips the first ball to mid-on for a single. Another short ball and Morkel hooks it for four to fine leg. Morkel pushes the ball behind square leg for three runs. Four to end the over, Tahir hits the last ball straight down the ground for four. 12 from the over.

  • 43

    Johnson continues, starts with a wide down leg. Wade does well to stop it. Morkel pushes the ball to fine leg for a single. A slip, wide second slip, gully, forward short leg and leg gully in place for Tahir. Another bouncer that is called a wide. Three dots and a single to end the over.

  • 42

    Wicket: Four, Steyn drives the ball down the ground to the straight boundary for four. WICKET! Coulter-Nile gets his 4th wicket as Steyn edges the ball to the keeper. Tahir is the new man in, two dots to end the over.

  • 41

    The batting power play has ended with 17 runs and 4 wickets from it. Johnson comes back to bowl. A short ball to Morkel who defends it for a single past gully. Another single and then a wide down leg. Three runs from the over, the asking rate is 9.22 per over with 9 overs to go.

  • 40

    Wicket: Four, AB dispatches the first ball of the over for four straight down the ground, past the umpire. Then he pushes the next ball to the leg side for a single. WICKET! A run out, Steyn defends the ball and calls for a run, AB sets off only to be sent back by Steyn. It's too late because AB is already halfway down the track, Steven Smith (in for Clarke) runs from point, picks the ball and sends in the underarm throw at the non-striker's end, AB is well outside the crease.

  • 39

    Steyn is the new man in, AB takes a single to give him the strike. The asking rate has gone over 8 per over now. A single and then AB swings and misses at a ball outside the off stump. Three singles from the over, South Africa need 91 from 11 overs.

  • 38

    Wicket: The batting power play has changed the game. Two wickets fall, a big partnership is broken, the asking rate jumps and Australia are back in the game. AB hits the ball in the air and it reaches sweeper cover on the bounce, a single. WICKET! Another one goes down, Australia review another caught behind decision and the third umpire thinks it is out, the short ball is proving to be very effective. AB stranded at the crease on 73, running out of partners.

  • 37

    Wicket: 99 needed from 14 overs, Coulter-Nile replaces Johnson to bowl in the power play. WICKET! Miller is out at a crucial time in the game, the partnership is broken. The bowling change has worked, Miller is early into the shot and he hits it straight to mid-on where Marsh takes the catch. Big wicket for Australia, Miller goes for 65. McLaren comes out to bat. McLaren receives a bouncer as a first ball. A short appeal for caught behind, another boundary from Coulter-Nile. Bailey has reviewed it, WICKET! the hot-spot proves Bailey's decision was right, it is a successful review and McLaren is out, caught behind on the second ball. Two slips waiting as Philander walks up to the stumps and takes guard. A leg bye brings AB on strike. Two runs and two wickets from the brilliant over.

  • 36

    200: Time for the batting power play, Hazlewood is brought back into the attack. Four singles from the over, South Africa cross 200.

  • 35

    AB drives the ball past extra cover for three runs. A couple of dots and then Miller pushes the ball wide of sweeper cover for two runs. Four, Miller flicks the ball past midwicket for four.

  • 34

    Six, Miller sends the first ball from Watson's over mid-off for a six, good start to the over. Miller opens the face of the bat and gets a single. Four, this one is down the leg side and AB helps it wide of the keeper for four to fine leg. He gets his 7000 runs in ODIs with that boundary, the fastest batsman to get 7000. 12 runs from the over, the asking rate is exactly 7 per over.

  • 33

    Johnson comes back into the attack to try and break this partnership. He starts with a wide, a bouncer that is too high. A couple of dots and then Miller works the ball away through the leg side for a single. A couple of singles, Miller gets his 50 and the partnership is now worth 101 runs. It is also 1000 ODI runs for Miller. Four from the over.

  • 32

    Watson comes back into the attack for a second spell. Miller tucks the ball into the leg side for a single. A couple more singles and then Watson bowls a bouncer that goes over AB's head, called a wide. AB guides the ball to third man for a couple of runs. South Africa need 7.11 per over to win from here on in. Time for drinks.

  • 31

    AB takes a single from the first ball. Just a couple of singles from the over, Coulter-Nile is bowling well in the middle overs.

  • 30

    50: Maxwell starts his 4th over, four singles from the first four balls. Six, AB comes down the track and hits the ball over deep midwicket for a six. A single to end a good over for South Africa, 165 for 4 from 30 overs. AB gets his 50, he is on 55 from 54 balls.

  • 29

    Coulter-Nile brought back into the attack. Five singles from the over, South Africa cross 150.

  • 28

    Three singles to start the over and then Miller hits the ball through deep point for a couple of runs. 5 from the over.

  • 27

    Three singles from the over, Hazlewood finishes his 7th over.

  • 26

    South Africa need another 169 runs at a rate of 6.76 per over. AB pushes the ball to deep square leg for a single as Marsh continues. A couple of singles and then Miller hits the last ball through deep midwicket for four. 9 runs from the over.

  • 25

    This partnership is worth 51 runs now, and South Africa have managed to keep the asking rate from ballooning out of control. Josh Hazlewood is brought back into the attack. AB pushes the ball square of the wicket for a single. A couple of runs as Miller flicks the ball from his pads on the leg side. Another single to sweeper cover, five runs from the over.

  • 24

    Four, Miller pulls the short ball from Marsh through deep midwicket for four. A single and then Marsh bowls a wide down the leg side. A single and then Miller hits the ball from outside the off stump through point for four. 11 runs from the over.

  • 23

    Four singles from the over, South Africa move on to 116 for 4 after 23 overs.

  • 22

    Two twos to start the Watson over, AB hits the first ball through the covers and next one through backward square leg to get two runs from each ball. A single and then Miller pushes the last ball through deep cover for a couple of runs.

  • 21

    Maxwell comes into the attack for the first time today. Four singles from the over, South Africa need 196 more to win from 29 overs.

  • 20

    100: Miller clips the ball through deep midwicket for three runs, AB turns the next ball onto the leg side for a couple of runs. Four, AB punches the ball down the ground through mid-on for four. Two dots to end the over, South Africa 101 for 4.

  • 19

    A single to start the over and then Miller drives Marsh through the covers for four. Three dots and a single to end the over.

  • 18

    A couple of singles, AB comes down the wicket, Watson sees him come down and bangs it in short, AB almost goes out the way Faf did, giving a catch to third man, but luckily for AB the ball bounces in front of the fielder. Three singles from the over.

  • 17

    A couple of singles to start the over, Miller gets off the mark with a single wide of mid-on. A chance of a wicket here, AB is trapped lbw, given out by the umpire, AB reviews. Third umpire confirms that the ball was going down leg, good review by the captain. A couple of dots and then a single. Miller hits the ball wide of slips and to third man for a couple of runs.

  • 16

    Wicket: Another change, Watson comes on to bowl. AB drives the ball wide of the deep midwicket fielder for a couple of runs. Then AB takes a single from the next ball. Six, Faf hooks the short ball and just clears the fine leg fielder, the leading edge takes the ball over the ropes for a six. WICKET! Watson strikes and South Africa are in trouble as Faf departs for 31. He goes for the same shot, to the same fielder and Marsh takes a good catch at fine leg. Miller comes out to join his captain.

  • 15

    Mitchell Marsh comes on to bowl, AB flicks the first ball through midwicket for a single. Four dots and then Faf slices the last ball through point for a couple of runs. Three from the over, the required run rate climbs to 6.68 per over.

  • 14

    AB pushes the ball to third man for a single to start the over, Coulter-Nile into his 4th. A couple of dots and then Faf drives the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of dots to end the over, South Africa need 6.6 per over from here on to win.

  • 13

    Johnson is brought back into the attack, Bailey realizes that this is an important partnership. A couple of dots and then a bye brings AB on strike. AB pulls the short ball from outside off to midwicket for three runs. Four runs from the over, more importantly for South Africa, no wicket.

  • 12

    Wicket: Behardien pushes the ball through backward square leg for a couple of runs. WICKET! Behardien throws his wicket away, a nothing shot from him. A short ball outside off, Behardien goes for the pull shot half-heartedly and chips it to deep square leg, where Finch takes a good catch. De Villiers comes out to bat. Three dots and then AB gets off the mark with a crisp boundary through sweeper cover, cuts the ball beautifully through that region.

  • 11

    50: Hazlewood starts his 5th over, Faf pushes the ball through backward point for a single. Behardien guides the ball to third man for a single. Faf digs out the yorker, clipping it through the leg side for a couple of runs. A couple of singles to end the over, South Africa cross 50.

  • 10

    A couple of dots to start the over and then Behardien opens the face of his bat and hits the ball through point for four. Four more, this time Behardien drives the ball straight down the ground for a boundary through mid-off for four. South Africa 45 for 2 after 10 overs, Australia were 60 for no loss.

  • 9

    Bailey is the stand-in captain as Clarke injured his hamstring in the first innings. A couple of runs as Behardien drives Hazlewood through deep midwicket. A couple of dots and then Behardien hits it through the covers for three runs. Four, Faf flicks the ball through midwicket and it goes all the way for four. 9 from the over, the asking rate is around 6.4 per over.

  • 8

    Coulter-Nile comes into the attack. Four dots and then Coulter-Nile bowls one on Faf's pads, he drives it through midwicket for four. Just the boundary from the over, South Africa 28 for 2.

  • 7

    Faf pulls the ball to deep fine leg for a single. Behardien drives Johnson through the covers, Maxwell does well to stop the ball inside the boundary and save a run. Five runs from the over.

  • 6

    Three dots and then a single. Just one run from the over, excellent bowling from Hazlewood from the other end. South Africa under pressure on 19 for 2 after 6 overs.

  • 5

    Wicket: Faf drives the ball through deep extra cover for three runs. WICKET! Amla is out and Johnson gets another big wicket, Amla tries a to play a fancy shot out of a good ball and ends up edging the ball to the wicket keeper, he goes for 8, both openers fall cheaply for South Africa. Behardien comes out to bat, he sustained a shoulder injury earlier today but seems to be fine now. Three dots to end a good over from Johnson.

  • 4

    Hazlewood starts with a wide, the ball sails over Amla's head and is called a wide for height. Amla cuts the ball past point for a single. Faf outside edges the ball and it goes past the slips to third man for a couple of runs. Four, Amla drives the last ball through the covers for four, 9 runs from the over.

  • 3

    Wicket: Amla pulls the short ball from Johnson wide of backward square leg for a single. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Johnson strikes in his second over, De Kock edges on straight to the keeper and is gone. It was a full ball outside off and De Kock tried to drive it through the covers but ends up outside edging the ball. Faf comes out to bat. A couple of dots to end the over.

  • 2

    Josh Hazelwood has the new ball from the other end. He starts with a wide ball down the leg side. A couple of dots and then De Kock drives the ball through the covers for a single. Amla glances the ball to fine leg for a single to get off the mark. A couple more singles to end the over, 5 runs from it.

  • 1

    Amla and De Kock open the innings, Johnson starts for Australia with the new ball. A maiden to start the innings from Johnson, Amla plays it out.

  • Australia 300 for 8 after 50 overs - South Africa have taken 4 hours and 3 minutes to complete their quota, which is 33 minutes more than the allotted time for 50 overs. Australia started well with a 94 run opening partnership and then lost their way. Bailey and Wade rebuilt the innings and Australia scored 104 off their last 10 overs to end on 300. South Africa will not be happy with their bowling or poor fielding, but they will have to bat well to chase this total down. Two injuries in the innings, Clarke has injured his hamstring again and won't take part in the rest of the match. Behardien injured his shoulder while fielding, went off the field, but we are waiting for more news.

  • 50

    300: Morkel starts the last over of the innings, Coulter-Nile hits the first ball down the ground for four, Australia reach 290. A bye brings Johnson on strike. A leg bye and then Morkel bowls a wide outside the off stump. A single and then Johnson hits the ball through third man for four, a top edge flies over the keeper for four. A couple of runs to end the innings, Australia end up on 300 from their 50 overs.

  • 49

    Coulter-Nile drives the ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and then Coulter-Nile pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single. Four, Johnson flat bats Steyn straight down the ground for four. Johnson pulls the last ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

  • 48

    Wicket: Morkel to bowl the 48th over. Johnson hits the ball to backward point for a single to get off the mark and off-strike. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Morkel gets the big wicket, Maxwell drives the full ball on leg stump in the air to Faf at mid-off, who takes another good catch. They check for the no ball, and the umpire says it is fine, so Maxwell departs. Coulter-Nile comes to the crease. A single to end a good over from Morkel, 2 runs and a wicket from it.

  • 47

    Good spell from Philander, 10 overs, 4 wickets for 45 runs. Steyn has 2 overs left and is back. Maxwell hits it high in the air towards deep midwicket, but Tahir misjudges it! It was short, he pulled and that should have been taken but Tahir came too much inside and the ball went over him. Four, Maxwell hits Steyn over point for four runs. Four more, a short ball from Steyn and Maxwell top edges it over the keeper for four more. A wide down the leg side, 11 runs from three balls already. Maxwell hits this in the air but it is going to land safely between two fielders, and Maxwell gets two more runs. Four, Maxwell hits the last ball through deep square leg for four, 17 runs from the over.

  • 46

    Wicket: Philander comes back into the attack, four, Maxwell throws his bat at the first ball hitting it through third man for four. Maxwell hits it powerfully to long-off and the fielder does well to keep it down to a single. WICKET! Rossouw, who is on the field for Behardien, takes the catch. Wade slices the ball but finds Rossouw in the deep and Australia lose their 7th wicket. Johnson comes out to bat. Philander bowls it in the block hole and Maxwell digs it out for a single. A wide down the leg side, the yorker goes wrong. 7 from the over.

  • 45

    Tahir comes on to bowl, Wade pushes the first ball to deep midwicket for a single. Tahir to bowl to Maxwell, he drives the ball to long on for a couple of runs to get off the mark. Four, Maxwell powers this through long off for four, he chipped it over mid-off for a risk-free boundary. A single and then Wade hits the last ball for four more, he hits it straight back past the bowler for four. Australia cross 250, 12 runs from this over.

  • 44

    Wicket: Steyn comes back into the attack to stem the run flow, take a few wickets or both. Six, Bailey just clears long-on again and hits another six, the slower delivery gets sent out of the ground. WICKET! Steyn strikes, Bailey is finally caught after being dropped 4 or 5 times, Faf takes a brilliant catch running back from mid-off, and Bailey departs for a well played 70. Maxwell comes out to bat, he is at the non-strikers' end. Wade pulls the next ball to deep square leg for a couple. Two dots to end the over, a good one from Steyn.

  • 43

    Six, Bailey switches gears after 50, a juicy full toss and Bailey sends it straight over long-off for a big six. We have lost the ball and the third umpire runs in with a replacement. Then Bailey pushes the ball to point for a single. Another single and then another six, Bailey swings his bat and dispatches the length ball over deep midwicket for another six. A single and then McLaren bowls a wide, this is a big over, 16 runs from it.

  • 42

    50: Philander comes back into the attack. A single and then Bailey clears his front leg and hits the ball through long on for four. Mid on is sent to long on after that boundary. A couple of singles and Bailey has been dropped again, Behardien runs in from deep midwicket, puts in the dive but can't take the catch. He may have hurt his shoulder while attempting that catch, he is flat on the ground. He is going off the field with the physio now. A single to end the over, Bailey gets to his 50, his 14th in ODIs.

  • 41

    200: McLaren comes back after the power play. Bailey hits the ball high in the air, Philander runs back from mid-on, chases the ball, gets a hand to it but it was a very difficult chance for a catch. A single and then a short ball, going over the batsman's head, has been called a wide for height. Another wide from McLaren and then a couple of singles. 8 from the over, Australia cross 200.

  • 40

    Steyn has three overs remaining but is held back and Morkel replaces him to bowl the last over of the power play. A couple of singles bring up the 50 run partnership between Wade and Bailey. A couple more singles and a run out chance, Amla gets the direct hit right but Wade is too quick between the wickets. Five singles from the over, 32 for no wicket from the power play.

  • 39

    Tahir brought back into the attack in the power play, Wade clips the first ball to midwicket for a single. Four singles from the over.

  • 38

    Full and wide from Steyn and Wade hits the ball to third man for a single. Four, Bailey pulls the ball through midwicket for four. Then he takes a single to cover to rotate strike. A couple of singles and then two dots to end the over.

  • 37

    Morkel replaces McLaren to bowl in the powerplay. A couple of singles and then Bailey hits Morkel straight down the ground for four. A couple of singles to end the over. Clarke has injured his hamstring again and will not take part in this match any longer.

  • 36

    Power Play: Time for the batting power play. Steyn comes back into the attack, he has a slip in place. Bailey defends the in-swinging delivery on to the leg side for a single. Three singles and then four, Wade hits the short and wide ball through point for a boundary. A wide from Steyn and a dot to end the over.

  • 35

    McLaren finishes his 7th over, three singles from it.

  • 34

    Farhaan Behardien comes on to bowl, Bailey hits the ball through cover for a single. Wade pushes the ball to third man for another single. Five singles from the over, Australia looking to get a partnership going before the batting powerplay.

  • 33

    Wade drives the first ball through to deep point for a single and then McLaren bowls a wide. Three dots to end the over, Australia going at 4.72 runs per over.

  • 32

    Six singles from the over after drinks, Philander finishes his 8th over. Australia 153 for 5.

  • 31

    McLaren continues, a much better over from McLaren. Just a couple of singles from it, Australia going at 4.74 per over.

  • 30

    Wicket: Philander brought back to bowl the 30th over. Bailey hits the first ball through the slips for a single. WICKET! Bowled him, Philander strikes in his first over of the new spell, it pitched outside off, seamed in and went through the gate on to Marsh's stumps. Wade walks out into the middle, no sign of Maxwell yet. Successful over from Philander.

  • 29

    McLaren comes back into the attack after an expensive first spell. Four, Marsh hits the first ball through the covers for four, his first boundary of this innings. A couple of singles from the over, makes it 6 runs from the over.

  • 28

    Last five overs have given away just 13 runs and brought a wicket for South Africa, good recovery from them. Bailey takes a single to fine leg and then Marsh pushes the ball through point for a couple of runs. Three singles to end the over, Australia going at 4.89 per over.

  • 27

    The Aussies were 94 for no loss at one point, now they are 131 for 4. A maiden from Morkel, he finishes his 6th over.

  • 26

    Wicket: Bailey takes a single to long on from the first ball, Tahir into his 7th over. WICKET! Tahir gets his first wicket and Australia lose their 4th. Watson sweeps the ball to short fine leg and Morkel does well to get under it and take a good catch. Marsh comes out to bat and gets off the mark straightaway. A couple of dots to end the over.

  • 25

    Bailey dropped twice in the last two over, Morkel starts his 5th over. A short ball outside off and Bailey pulls it through deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A single as Bailey guides the ball to third man. A chance of a run out, but AB has to throw the ball with his left hand and the ball does not hit the stumps. A couple of dots and then Watson hits the last ball for four through third man.

  • 24

    Tahir continues. Watson takes a single to deep square leg. Dropped, Bailey has been dropped again, he hits the ball back to Tahir who spills an easy catch. A single to end the over.

  • 23

    Steyn is replaced by Morkel. Three dots to start the over and then Bailey pushes the next ball to fine leg for a single. Another single and then Bailey hits the ball to point and Miller drops him. This could be a costly drop.

  • 22

    Tahir continues, and finishes a good over. Just a couple of singles from it, Tahir maintains pressure.

  • 21

    Wicket: Three singles to start the over and then WICKET! Clarke is out and Steyn gets a big wicket, the short ball does not rise and Clarke ends up gloving it to the keeper, who takes an easy catch. Four, Bailey comes to the crease and hits the first ball for four.

  • 20

    A couple of dots and then a single. Clarke edges the next ball past the keeper for a couple of runs. Four, Clarke helps the ball on its way through fine leg for four more.

  • 19

    100: Steyn brought back into the attack, good move from De Villiers. A leg bye brings up the 100 for Australia. A couple of singles and then three dots to end the over.

  • 18

    The first ball of the over from Tahir is on the pads and Clarke pushes it to long on for a single. Three dots and then another single, Australia 99 for 2 after 18 overs.

  • 17

    Philander continues, five dots and then a single to end the over. Good comeback from South Africa after the wickets fell.

  • 16

    Four dots from Tahir and then a couple of singles, both new batsmen open their accounts. Australia 96 for 2.

  • 15

    Wicket: WICKET! Philander strikes, Warner sees the short ball and pulls it in the air on the leg side, Morkel takes a brilliant catch in the deep to get rid of Warner. WICKET! Another one falls and Finch edges a swinging delivery to the keeper. Both openers back in the hut, Clarke and Watson at the crease.

  • 14

    Tahir starts his work for the day. The first ball is really poor and Finch rocks back and pulls the short ball through the leg side for four. A single and then Warner drives the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. Six, Warner attacks the spinner, he goes down on one knee and slog sweeps the ball over cow corner for a six. A couple of runs to end an expensive over, 15 runs from it.

  • 13

    Morkel and McLaren have not bowled well, so Philander comes back into the attack. Just a couple of singles from the over, a good one from Philander.

  • 12

    Warner pushes the ball to deep square leg for a single. Four, Finch hits the short and wide ball through the off side for four more, no chance of stopping that. Then Finch cuts the ball to third man for a couple of runs. Six, too full from McLaren and Finch hits it down the ground for a six.

  • 11

    Three singles from the Morkel over, a good come back from him after an expensive first over.

  • 10

    Finch tucks the first ball from McLaren's second over on the leg side and they run two, good running between the wickets. Just a couple of singles from the rest of the over, a good over by McLaren. Also a good powerplay for Australia, they are 60 for no loss after 10 overs.

  • 9

    50: Warner takes a single and then Finch guides the ball down the leg side for four to fine leg. Four more, this is pitched up and Finch drives it through long on for four more. A couple of singles and then Warner flicks the last ball on the leg side for a couple of runs. 13 from the over.

  • 8

    Another change in the bowling, McLaren comes into the attack and starts with two wides. A single and then Warner hits the ball in the air, just over mid-off for four more. A single to end the over, 8 runs from it.

  • 7

    Morne Morkel comes on to bowl, replacing Steyn. Six, Warner pulls the short ball from Morkel, from outside the off stump over deep midwicket for a six, brilliant shot from him. A couple of singles and then Warner hits the ball to mid-in for a couple of runs to end the over. 10 from the over.

  • 6

    Six, Warner comes out of his crease and hits the ball straight down the ground for a six, first boundary of the innings. Warner drives the next ball through the covers for a single, it is a no ball from Philander so free hit time. Four, Finch makes most of the free hit, hitting it to wide long on for four. A couple of dots to end an expensive over from Philander, 12 from it.

  • 5

    A couple of dots and then Warner pulls the ball to Tahir again for a single. A big appeal from Steyn for lbw and the umpire has given Finch out. Finch reviews it, replays show that the ball was coming in sharply and would have missed the stumps. Good review, Finch survives. Another in-swinger to end the over, Finch flicks the ball on the leg side for a couple of runs.

  • 4

    Philander continues, Warner tries to drive the ball but misses it completely, good line from Philander. Warner edges another one, this time it is a leading edge that goes to third man but lands safely. Four dots to end the over.

  • 3

    Warner tries to pull the short ball and ends up top edging it to fine leg, Tahir runs in but can't get under it to take the catch. Three dots and then a single to end the over.

  • 2

    Philander starts from the over end, and bowls a wide. A leg bye and then three dots. A couple of singles to end the over, Finch gets off the mark.

  • 1

    Warner and Finch open for Australia, Steyn with the ball for South Africa. A couple of dots and then Warner drives the ball through cover point for a single. Just the single from the over.

  • Australia XI: - 1 Aaron Finch, 2 David Warner, 3 Shane Watson, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 George Bailey, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Matthew Wade (wk), 9 Mitchell Johnson, 10 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 11 Josh Hazlewood

  • South Africa XI: - 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Farhaan Behardien, 6 David Miller, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir

  • Toss: Toss - South Africa have won the toss and elected to bowl first in Perth.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the first ODI between Australia and South Africa from Perth. Series openers are always exciting with each team trying to stamp their authority on the other. Today's game should not be any different.

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Match Info
  • 300/8
    268
    - NM Coulter-Nile (Australia)
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat
    Simon Fry, Nigel Llong
    Billy Bowden
    Javagal Srinath
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    David Warner
    c McLaren b Philander
    Aaron Finch
    c de Kock b Philander
    Shane Watson
    c Morkel b Imran Tahir
    Michael Clarke
    c de Kock b Steyn
    George Bailey
    c du Plessis b Steyn
    Mitchell Marsh
    b Philander
    Matthew Wade
    c sub b Philander
    Glenn Maxwell
    c du Plessis b Morkel
    Mitchell Johnson
    not out
    Nathan Coulter-Nile
    not out
    Josh Hazlewood
    • 46
    • 49
    • 1
    • 3
    • 35
    • 40
    • 4
    • 1
    • 13
    • 27
    • 1
    • 0
    • 11
    • 20
    • 1
    • 0
    • 70
    • 75
    • 3
    • 3
    • 10
    • 15
    • 1
    • 0
    • 35
    • 40
    • 2
    • 0
    • 29
    • 19
    • 5
    • 0
    • 13
    • 8
    • 2
    • 0
    • 9
    • 8
    • 1
    • 0
    Extras
    (b 1, lb 14, w 13, nb 1)
    29
    TOTAL
    (8 wickets; 50 overs)
    300
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Dale Steyn
    Vernon Philander
    Morne Morkel
    Ryan McLaren
    Imran Tahir
    Farhaan Behardien
    • 10
    • 0
    • 62
    • 2
    • 10
    • 0
    • 45
    • 4
    • 10
    • 1
    • 56
    • 1
    • 9
    • 0
    • 63
    • 0
    • 10
    • 0
    • 54
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 94/1 - Warner (14.2 ov)
    • 94/2 - Finch (14.4 ov)
    • 112/3 - Clarke (20.4 ov)
    • 130/4 - Watson (25.3 ov)
    • 144/5 - Marsh (29.3 ov)
    • 236/6 - Bailey (43.2 ov)
    • 256/7 - Wade (45.4 ov)
    • 276/8 - Maxwell (47.5 ov)

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