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275/8
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 5 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa
280/6
Match played at Sydney Cricket Ground, on 23 Nov 2014
Proteas

As it happened: Australia v Proteas

2014-11-23 14:00
Last Updated at 17:38
23 Nov 13:59
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23 Nov 13:54
Australia take the series 4 - 1.
23 Nov 13:53

***AUSTRALIA MOVE BACK TO THE TOP OF THE PILE***

Australia have moved back to the No 1 ranking in One Day cricket with there victory of South Africa at the SCG.

23 Nov 13:52

***MAN OF THE SERIES***

No suprise that Steve Smith wins man of the series.

23 Nov 13:51

***MAN OF THE MATCH***

Quinton de Kock wins the man of the match award for his well crafted century.

23 Nov 13:51
Good comeback by South Africa, but it was to late unfortunately.  Peterson bowled very well.
23 Nov 13:50

FOUR!

Faulkner has nerves of steel, he goes for the sweep and connects.  Australia win by two wickets at the SCG!

23 Nov 13:48
It's Peterson... can he do it for South Africa.
23 Nov 13:48
Dot ball... 4 off the last 6 balls.  Faulkner on strike!  Who will bowl the last over?
23 Nov 13:47

FREE HIT!

It only goes for one out to deep point.  4 needed off 7 for Australia.

23 Nov 13:46

NO BALL!

Abbott has bowled a no ball, they get a run as well, so Faulker gets a crack at a free hit.   Another chance for a run out messed up by South Africa.

23 Nov 13:45
Abbott with two dot balls to Starc... 7 off 8 needed.
23 Nov 13:45
A single to Faulkner, South Africa won't mind, Starc on strike.
23 Nov 13:42

A double wicket maiden from Peterson.  His figures, 4/28 in 6 overs.

8 needed of 12 balls. 

23 Nov 13:40

WICKET!

Peterson you beauty! He has bowled Cummins with the arm ball.

Cummins 0 (4)

Australia need 8 to win with two wickets in hand. 

23 Nov 13:39
Peterson suddenly looking unplayable!
23 Nov 13:38

Wade advance down the wicket, and Peterson turned one out of the rough.

Australia 267/7 after 45.1, they need 8 to win.

Cummins is the new man in.

23 Nov 13:37

WICKET!

Wade has been bowled by Peterson! 

Wade b Peterson 3 (6)

23 Nov 13:35

RUN OUT CHANCE!

Terrible call from Wade, Miller has all the time in the world, but he cannot throw the stumps down.

23 Nov 13:33
Another play and a miss from Wade... 9 to win.  
23 Nov 13:32
More drama as Abbott goes past the outside edge of Wade's bat.
23 Nov 13:32
Faulkner is the new man in.
23 Nov 13:31

WICKET! Hold on... Bailey goes for a pull shot off Abbott, but he gets it high on the bat for Rossouw to take an easy catch at mid wicket.

Bailey c Rossouw b Abbot 4 (7)

Australia 264/6 after 44.1 overs. 

23 Nov 13:28

WICKET!  Smith trying to finish the game quickly, he drives in the air to deep extra cover where Rossouw takes a good low catch.

Smith c Rossouw b Peterson 67 (74) 6 fours, 1 six

Australia 264/5 and need 11 to win off 4.1 overs. 

23 Nov 13:24

RUN OUT CHANCE!

Smith cuts to Mill and sets off for a run. Miller can't throw the stumps down.

Australia 260/4 after 43 overs.

Smith 64* (71)

Bailey 3* (4)

Peterson back into the attack.  15 needed to win.

23 Nov 13:21

FOUR!  Smith pulls Morkel to mid wicket for another boundary.  This is too easy for Australia.

23 Nov 13:19

Australia 251/4 after 42 overs.

Run rate required: 4.0

23 Nov 13:17
FOUR! To wide from Parnell and Smith steers him behind point for a beautiful boundary.
23 Nov 13:15
Bailey is the new man in for Australia.
23 Nov 13:13

WICKET! Maxwell has skied one of Morkel, Berhardien makes no mistake.

Maxwell c Berhardien b Morkel 7 (10)

Australia 246/4 after 41 overs 

Required run rate: 4.14

 
23 Nov 13:07

FOUR! Smith drives Parnell down the ground and that is his 50.  He was very scratchy to begin with but has found  his feet the last half an hour.

Smith 51* (58) 4 fours, 1 six

23 Nov 13:05

Only 3 runs from that Morkel over.

Australia 232/3 after 39 overs.

Run rate required: 4.77

23 Nov 13:00

Smith has increased his pace, 23 runs coming from the last 12 balls he has faced.

Australia 229/3 after 38 overs

Required run rate: 4.60

23 Nov 12:58
FOUR! This time Morkel almost saves a boundary, but he is unfortunately touching the ball and the rope.  Smith again profiting.
23 Nov 12:57
FOUR! Morkel lets one through on the third man boundary, poor fielding.  South Africa have been error prone this whole tour. Smith won't complain.
23 Nov 12:55
Maxwell is the new man in for Australia
23 Nov 12:55

WICKET! Morkel gets his man this time.  Slightly shorter and Watson tries to hit him over the midwicket boundary.  Doesn't get all of it and Rossouw takes an easy catch in the deep.

Watson 82 (93) 7 fours, 2 sixes

Australia 218/3 after 37 overs

Run rate required: 5.18

23 Nov 12:53
SIX! Watson drills Morkel back over his head for a massive six.  Morkel bowling to full here.
23 Nov 12:52
Smith has nicked one, de Kock appeals, nothing from Morkel, not given.  South Africa don't review.
23 Nov 12:51
SIX!  Morkel is back and Smith smashes him for maximum!
23 Nov 12:49

A good over for Australia with 12 runs coming off it.  

Australia 205/2 after 36 overs.

Required run rate: 5.83

23 Nov 12:48
200 up for Australia (run rate 5.72)
23 Nov 12:46
FOUR! Watson accelerating now, slightly shorter by Abbott and Watson lifts him between mid wicket and mid on for a boundary.
23 Nov 12:45
FOUR! Awesome straight drive by Watson as he driver Abbott down the ground.
23 Nov 12:44

FOUR! Smith walks across his stumps and flicks past short fine leg for a boundary.  

Australia 193/2 after 35 overs

Watson 64* (84)

Smith 26* (46)

Required run rate: 6.30

23 Nov 12:40

Two runs off that Abbott over... he will be livid about the no ball.

Australia 187/2 after 34 overs.

Run rate required: 6.28

Parnell returns...

 
  • Revised target - The rain has eased up, the covers are coming off and umpires are inspection. Play will start in 10 minutes and the game will be reduced to 48 overs. The revised target is 275 runs, so Australia need 209 more from 38.4 overs.

  • Australia win by 2 wickets - It rained and then D/L method changed the game. After a few interesting overs in the end, Faulkner finished the game off with a boundary. Watson, Finch and Smith all scored half centuries to take Australia to the number 1 position in ODIs. They win the game and the series.

  • 48

    This has become more interesting than most imagined. Peterson comes on to bowl, after a conference with Amla and Faf. 4 runs needed from 6 balls. Four, Faulkner finishes everything, he sweeps the ball through the leg side for four. After much drama in the end overs, Australia win the game by 2 wickets.

  • 47

    Faulkner pushes the ball to mid-off for a single. Abbott into his last over. A no ball and a single, and the free hit also goes for just a single. 4 more runs needed to win. Four needed from the final over.

  • 46

    Wicket: WICKET! Peterson takes another wicket, brilliant ball, Wade comes down the wicket and misses the ball completely, Peterson bowls him, Wade goes for 3. Cummins comes out to bat, three dots and another wicket. WICKET! Cummins comes and goes, the slider goes through the batsman and Peterson gets another wicket. A double wicket maiden from Peterson, Syndey has fallen quiet.

  • 45

    Wicket: WICKET! Bailey pulls the ball to mid-on and Rossouw takes the catch and Abbott gets the wicket. Faulkner comes out to bat, as Bailey departs. Wade steers the ball through the slips for a couple of runs. A single and then a dot to end the over, 8 needed from 18 balls.

  • 44

    Wicket: Peterson comes back into the attack. A couple of runs as Smith flicks the ball through deep square leg. Smith pushes the ball to long-on for a single. WICKET! Smith plays a good shot but Rossouw takes a good catch and Peterson gets a wicket, Smith is out on 67. Wade comes out to bat. Decent over from Peterson.

  • 43

    A single and then a wide from Morkel. Four, Smith slogs the ball through midwicket for four. Three singles from the last three balls, Australia need 15 runs from 30 balls.

  • 42

    Bailey comes out to bat, Smith at the other end. A single and then Smith cuts the ball behind point for four, good balance as he played it. A couple of dots to end the over, 24 needed from 36 balls.

  • 41

    Wicket: Two twos and then a single from the first three balls. Smith then pushes the ball through extra cover for a couple more runs. A single and then WICKET! Behardien takes the catch at mid-off and Morkel gets another wicket. Australia need 29 more from 42 balls.

  • 40

    50: Four, Smith smashes the ball through long-on for four and gets his 50, his third 50-plus score in a row. A couple more singles and then three dots to end the over.

  • 39

    Morkel into his 8th over, three singles from the over, Australia need 43 runs from 54 balls.

  • 38

    Four, Smith outside edges the ball through the slips for four. A couple of runs and then Smith outside edges the ball through the slips again for four more. Maxwell is the new man and he plays two dots to end the over.

  • 37

    Wicket: Six, Morkel comes into the attack and Smith slogs the first ball through the leg side for a six. Smith gets another life, De Kock appeals for a caught behind and the umpire gives it not out, hot spot shows there was an edge. Six, a single and then Watson hits the ball into the sightscreen for a six. WICKET! Morkel gets the wicket, Watson hits the ball to deep midwicket and Rossouw takes the catch.

  • 36

    200: Four, Watson drives the ball down the ground and beats mid-off for another boundary. Four more, Watson pulls the ball through deep midwicket for a one-bounce boundary. A couple of runs as Watson whips another ball down to deep midwicket. 12 runs from the over, Australia need 70 runs from 12 overs.

  • 35

    Parnell comes back into the attack. A couple of singles from the first four balls. Four, Smith uses his wrists to find the gap through the off side for four, good shot from him. 6 from the over.

  • 34

    Abbott bowls Smith, an inside edge that drags on to the stumps, but it is a big no ball. This could be a costly no ball, Smith is very lucky here. Just two from the over, a good one from Abbott in the powerplay, but the wicket would have been a cherry on the top.

  • 33

    Batting powerplay has been taken. Smith tucks the ball away to fine leg for a single. Watson slaps the ball past point for three runs. Smith then hits the next ball through the gap in the covers for three more runs. 7 from the over.

  • 32

    A couple of dots and then Watson punches the ball down the ground for a single. Just two singles from the over, Behardien is bowling well today.

  • 31

    A couple of dots as McLaren continues, Watson then takes a quick single. Just a single from the over, a rare good over from McLaren.

  • 30

    After drinks, Behardien starts a new spell. A couple of singles and then Watson pushes the ball through midwicket for a couple. 5 from the over, Australia need 100 more from 18 overs.

  • 29

    50: McLaren comes back into the attack, Watson hits the first ball which is short and wide and hits it over point for four. Watson gets his 50, good knock from him. A wide from McLaren, a wide per over has become the new normal for McLaren. A single and then Smith pushes the ball through extra cover for a couple of runs. Three dots to end the over.

  • 28

    Peterson comes back into the attack. Watson hits the first ball of the over through to long-on for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then a dot. Two singles to end the over, seven risk-free runs from the over. Watson moves on to 49.

  • 27

    Someone's jumped onto the field and security are pinning him down, so minor delay in play. Watson pushes the ball behind point for a single. Smith rocks back and pulls the ball through backward square leg for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and then a couple of dots. Australia 155 for 2.

  • 26

    A couple of dots and then a couple of singles. Just two singles from the over. Morkel finishes his 6th over. 150 up for Australia.

  • 25

    Just a single from the over, Parnell puts in a good over.

  • 24

    Morkel is back into the attack, a single and then Watson pulls the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. 5 runs from the over, Australia 147 for 2.

  • 23

    Parnell continues to bowl. Smith takes a single to get off the mark. Four, a few dots and then Watson hits the ball through extra cover for four. 5 runs from the over.

  • 22

    Wicket: Peterson comes back into the attack. Watson takes as single through the leg side to bring up the 100 run partnership. WICKET! Peterson takes a wicket and Finch is out on 76. Finch hits it straight to Faf on the extra cover boundary, he goes for the catch but knows that he is going over the boundary, so he flicks the ball to Rossouw who completes the catch. Smith comes out to bat. 2 runs and a wicket from the over.

  • 21

    Parnell comes back into the attack. 20 overs are done, and Australia are ahead in terms of the D/L calculation. A single and then six, Watson joins the action and hits Parnell over the leg side for a six. A couple of singles to end the over.

  • 20

    Four, Finch drives the ball through the covers for four, Morkel is beaten by the ball on the boundary. A couple of singles and then Finch pushes the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. 9 from the over, the asking rate is going down with every over.

  • 19

    A couple of singles and then Finch lifts the ball over point for a couple of runs. Five runs from the over, Australia 117 for 1.

  • 18

    A couple of dots and then a couple of singles. Australia need 5.43 per over from here on. They are currently going at 6.22 per over.

  • 17

    Abbott comes back into the attack. A couple of dots and then Abbott bowls a no ball. Finch has to dig out the yorker and gets only a single from the free hit. A single to end the over.

  • 16

    A couple of singles from Behardien's first over. He needs to bowl a spell to support his brilliant knock today.

  • 15

    100: A single to start the over and then three dots. Four, Finch hammers the ball through extra cover again, another beautiful shot from him. A single, McLaren bowls a no ball so Finch smiles as he takes the free hit. Four, Finch swipes the free hit through the midwicket region for four. Good use of the free hit, 10 from the over.

  • 14

    50: A single as Watson whips the ball to long-on for a single. Four, Finch drives the ball through the covers again, he has played that shot well today. Four more, Finch makes room for himself and lifts the ball over cover for four more. 9 from the over, Australia marching along at 6.78 per over. Finch gets his 50, in just 41 balls.

  • 13

    Three singles from the first three balls, McLaren into his third over. Four singles from the over.

  • 12

    Spin after the break, Peterson comes in to bowl. Three singles from the first three balls. Finch cuts the ball through the off side for a couple of runs, he moves on to 40 from just 34 balls. A single to end the over.

  • 11

    A single to start the over and then Finch smashes the ball through mid-off for four. Five from the McLaren over.

  • 10

    A single as Morkel comes on to finish his over after the rain. A couple of dots and then four, Finch takes the short ball and pulls it through the square leg region for four.

  • Revised target - The rain has eased up, the covers are coming off and umpires are inspection. Play will start in 10 minutes and the game will be reduced to 48 overs.

  • Rain: Over 9.2 - Aus 66/1 (Watson 15, Finch 28) - Four, Watson hits the first ball of the over straight down the ground for four. A dot and it has started raining again, the players go off and the covers come on.

  • 9

    A wide to start from McLaren, another bowling change from South Africa. McLaren bowls it too straight and Watson clips it on the leg side for a single. Finch launches the ball over point for three runs. A single to end the over, 6 from the over.

  • 8

    Morkel comes back into the attack. Five dots and then a single to end the over, Australia 56 for 1 after 8 overs.

  • 7

    50: Four, Parnell bowls it on middle and leg and Finch pushes it through fine leg for four. A couple of runs and then four more, Finch drives the ball through the off side for four. 10 runs from the over. 50 up for Australia.

  • 6

    Watson comes in to bat. Four dots and then Watson hits the ball through mid-on for four. Four more to end the over, Watson hits the ball straight down the ground for four. 8 from the over.

  • 5

    Wicket: A bowling change from South Africa, Parnell comes on to replace Morkel. A dot to start and then Finch flicks the ball through midwicket for a single. A couple of runs as Warner lifts the ball over the leg side to square leg. Four, Warner pulls the ball behind square for four more. WICKET! Parnell strikes and breaks an explosive opening partnership. Warner tries to lift the ball over the leg side, but gets a top edge and Peterson takes a good catch. 7 runs and a big wicket from the over.

  • 4

    A good comeback from Abbott, just a single from the over and five dots. Australia going at 7.5 per over.

  • 3

    A single as Finch runs the short ball down to third man for a single. Four, Warner takes Morkel on, hammers the ball through cow corner for four. Six, Warner attacks again he hits the ball over the leg side for a six. 11 from the over, a good start from Australia.

  • 2

    Abbott starts from the other end, in the absence of Steyn. Four, another beautifully sublime shot, Finch drives the ball through the covers for four. A wide from Abbott, and then Finch takes a quick single to short cover. Four, Warner gets his first boundary, he hits it between point and cover for four. 10 from the over.

  • 1

    Morkel starts the innings with the ball. A single to start the over and then Finch pushes the ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Four, Finch drives the ball through the covers for four, brilliant shot to start the innings from Finch. 8 from the first over.

  • 50

    Wicket: Six, Behardien smashes Faulkner over midwicket for a six to start the over. It is interesting that Cummins is not bowling the last over, he has been impressive today. A chance of lbw, Behardien goes for the same shot and misses, umpire gives it out. Behardien goes for the review and the third umpire gives it not out, it was pitching outside leg. WICKET! Important breakthrough for Australia, Behardien holes out to Smith, but a good innings from him. A single to end the over and innings, South Africa reach 280 for 6.

  • 49

    Two more overs to go, Starc into his final over. A single from Parnell and Behardien pulls the ball to deep square leg and picks up three runs. Behardien gets his 50, Parnell takes a single to bring Behardien back on strike. Six, shot, Behardien makes room for himself and hits the ball over extra cover for a six. 12 from the over, South Africa are 273 for 5 with one over remaining.

  • 48

    Faulkner comes back to start his 7th over. A couple of singles and then Behardien comes down the track and inside edges the ball through long-on for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then Behardien pushes the last ball through deep cover for a couple of runs. South Africa 261 for 5.

  • 47

    Behardien is getting some attention from the physio, he seems to be fine now. A couple of dots and then Behardien smashes the ball over extra cover for four, then he takes a single to move on to 41. Four more to end the over, Parnell hits the last ball straight down the ground for four to bring up the 250.

  • 46

    Parnell digs out the yorker from Starc to mid-off for a couple of runs. A single and then Behardien lifts the ball over mid-off for four more. Much needed boundary for South Africa. A single and then Parnell pushes the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. 10 from the over, South Africa 244 for 5.

  • 45

    A single to start the over and then Behardien pulls the ball away through midwicket for four more. Behardien takes a single bringing Parnell on strike. A couple of dots and the a single to end the over.

  • 44

    A single to start the over and then Behardien flicks the ball through fine leg for four. A couple of runs and then a couple of dots to end the over.

  • 43

    Parnell takes a single to bring Behardien on strike. Behardien pulls the ball through the leg side for four. A couple more singles makes it 7 from the over.

  • 42

    Starc returns to bowl his 7th over. A couple of singles and then Behardien hits the ball through midwicket for four. Six runs from the over, South Africa 213 for 5.

  • 41

    Wicket: A single to start the over and then Behardien drills the ball through the covers for four. A single and then WICKET! De Kock falls and he upper cuts the ball to the keeper, Cummins gets his third wicket. South Africa in a bit of trouble at 206 for 5. Parnell comes out to bat, he needs to bat well today with Behardien.

  • 40

    200: This is De Kock's first hundred in Australian shores, and the first by a South African at the SCG in 50-over cricket. Three singles to start the over, De Kock needs to keep going from here on. Four, De Kock pushes the ball through point, cuts it all the way to the boundary. 8 from the over.

  • 39

    100: Maxwell comes back into the attack. A couple of singles and De Kock moves on to 99. Another single and 100, De Kock gets his 6th ton in ODIs, brilliant knock from him today. Five singles from the over.

  • 38

    Wicket: Smith comes back into the attack, starting his 4th over. A couple of leg byes to start the over as Miller pads the ball to fine leg. WICKET! Miller pulls the ball and top edges Smith to Cummins at fine leg. Behardien comes out to bat. A couple of dots to end the over.

  • 37

    Three singles from the over, Hazlewood finishes his 7th over. South Africa 185 for 3 and De Kock moves to 98.

  • 36

    A single to start the over and then De Kock drives the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. Four, De Kock cuts the ball through backward point for four more, he beats Finch to the boundary. A couple of singles to end the over.

  • 35

    A couple of singles to start the over, three dots from Hazlewood. Four, De Kock hits the last ball for four through the leg side. De Kock moves on to 90.

  • 34

    Three dots to start the over and then Starc bowls a couple of wides. A couple more dots and then a single to end the over.

  • 33

    Wicket: WICKET! The rain break brings a wicket, Faf hits the first ball after the break to Bailey, the power play claims another wicket. Bailey dives low at mid-off Miller comes out to bat.

  • 16:40 pm - The covers are being taken off, the ground staff still waiting and watching. Play may start soon.

  • Rain: 16:35 pm Passing shower - The ground staff take sometime to organize, and it may be a passing shower.

  • Rain: 4:35 pm Passing shower - The ground staff take sometime to organize, and it may be a passing shower.

  • Wicket: Over 32.4 - SA 164/2 (De Kock 84, Du Plessis 2) - WICKET! Cummins gets his first wicket, Rossouw gets out of 51, he drags the ball on the leg side to Bailey at mid-on. Power play strikes, Faf comes out to bat. A single as De Kock slices the ball to point. A couple of runs, Faf gets off the mark with a flick through deep square leg. The ground staff are in action, a passing shower engulfs the ground.

  • 32

    50: Starc comes on to bowl in the power play. De Kock pushes the ball through to midwicket for a couple of runs. De Kock takes a single through point and then Rossouw hits the ball through extra cover for a couple of runs. 50 up for Rossouw, good innings from him. 6 runs from the over, good knock from Rossouw.

  • 31

    Powerplay has been taken early, South Africa need to make this count. Three dots and then Cummins bowls a wide. Four from the over, Rossouw is on 48.

  • 30

    A couple of dots and then Rossouw is given out. He reviews the decision, this was tossed up. This was tossed up on middle and leg and the batsman went down for a reverse sweep and seems to have hit it off the arm. Rossouw survives, and then a couple of runs from the over. The 150 comes up for South Africa.

  • 29

    Cummins comes back into the attack. A couple of dots and then a couple of singles. Four, Rossouw pulls the ball through the leg side for four, brilliant shot. 7 from the over.

  • 28

    Four singles from the over, Smith finishes his 2nd over. Rossouw moves on to 40.

  • 27

    Hazlewood starts his 5th over, five singles from the over and South Africa keep ticking at 5.11 runs per over.

  • 26

    Smith comes on to bowl some leggies, a single and then three dots from the over. South Africa 133 for 1.

  • 256

    Smith comes on to bowl some leggies, a single and then three dots from the over. South Africa 133 for 1.

  • 25

    Hazlewood comes back to replace Maxwell. A couple of singles and then De Kock pushes the ball through third man for four, good shot from him. A single to end the over, De Kock moves on to 69.

  • 24

    Four, De Kock attacks Faulkner, he hits the ball over cow corner for four. A single and then Rossouw pulls the ball through square leg for four. A couple of singles to end a good over for South Africa, 11 runs from the over.

  • 23

    Three dots and then Rossouw takes a couple of runs to end the over. Maxwell finishes his 7th over. 5 from the over.

  • 22

    Four singles from the over, the partnership crosses 50 and South Africa are 107 for 1.

  • 21

    Three singles from the over, the partnership reaches 49 runs.

  • 20

    100: Faulkner comes back into the attack. Five singles and then a single to end the over. The 100 comes up after 20 overs.

  • 19

    After drinks, Maxwell continues. Maxwell starts the over with a single. Four singles from the over, South Africa 99 for 1 after 19 overs.

  • 18

    Four, Starc comes back into the attack and Rossouw drives the ball through point for four. Four more, Rossouw drills the ball through extra cover for four more. 8 from the over.

  • 17

    50: A couple of singles from the over, De Kock brings his 50 up and Maxwell finishes his 4th over.

  • 16

    Four, De Kock moves forward and drills the ball through the off side for four. A single and then Cummins bowls a wide. Another single brings De Kock on strike, he takes a single to get to 49.

  • 15

    Three dots and then four, a chance as the ball just goes away from Hazlewood at mid-on, Rossouw gets his first boundary. Six runs from the over.

  • 14

    Watson taken out of the attack and then Cummins comes back into the attack. A single to start the over and then Rossouw pulls the ball to deep fine leg for a couple of runs. 4 from the over.

  • 13

    Just a couple of singles from the over, De Kock moves on to 41.

  • 12

    Watson into the attack and Rossouw is the new batsman. A couple of dots and then De Kock gets a short ball that goes over him and is called a wide. Four, De Kock inside edges the ball through the leg side for four, Wade puts in a good effort but is not able to stop it. Four more, good shot from De Kock, he cuts the short ball through point for four. A couple of runs and then 11 runs from the over.

  • 11

    Wicket: Maxwell comes into the attack. Three singles to start the over and then WICKET! Amla is out, he edges the ball to the keeper and South Africa lose their wicket. Wade takes a good catch behind the stumps, Amla goes for 18.

  • 10

    50: A couple of dots and then Faulkner bowls a no ball. De Kock is unable to put the free hit away and it is a dot ball. Four, De Kock hits the ball through fine leg for four. A single to end the over, 6 runs from it. 50 up for South Africa.

  • 9

    A couple of dots as Cummins starts his second over. Amla pulls the ball through deep square leg for four more. Five runs from the over, South Africa moving at 5 per over.

  • 8

    A double change from Australia, Faulkner comes into the attack. Four, short and wide and Amla hits the ball through the leg side for four. A couple of runs and then a couple of dots.

  • 7

    Cummins comes on to bowl, first bowling change from Australia. Four, De Kock pulls the short ball from Cummins through the leg side for four. A wide from Cummins and then De Kock punches the ball through midwicket for four more to end the over. 34 for no loss from 7 overs.

  • 6

    Just a couple of singles as Starc finishes his third over. South Africa going at 4.16 per over.

  • 5

    A single to start the over and then De Kock drives the ball down the ground for four more, good shot from him. A couple of dots and then four more to end the over, De Kock comes down the wicket to shift the length and hits Starc over long-off for four more.

  • 4

    A couple of dots and then De Kock pads the ball to fine leg for a couple of runs. Just the leg byes from the over.

  • 3

    Hazlewood starts his second over, a maiden from him and South Africa remain on 12 for no loss.

  • 2

    Starc starts from the other end, De Kock edges the beautiful yorker and inside edges it through fine leg for four. Very lucky boundary for De Kock. Three dots and then a couple of wides from Starc.

  • 1

    Hazlewood starts for Australia, Amla and De Kock open the innings as usual. Four, the fuller ball and Amla drives it through mid-off for four. Not much footwork in that shot but Amla gets his first boundary. A couple of runs to end the over makes it 6 from the first over.

  • Team News - AB de Villiers and Steyn are rested, Rossouw and Morkel take their places and Amla will lead the side today. Hazlewood replaces Coulter-Nile for Australia.

  • Toss: Toss - Toss time in Sydney, South Africa win the toss and elect to bat first.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our live over-by-over coverage of the 5th ODI between Australia and South Africa from Sydney. The series has been won by Australia but whoever wins this game becomes number 1 in the ICC rankings so both teams have everything to play for.

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Match Info
  • 275/8
    280/6
    - TBC
    South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
    Nigel Llong, Mick Martell
    Billy Bowden
    Javagal Srinath
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Hashim Amla
    c Wade b Maxwell
    Quinton de Kock
    c Wade b Cummins
    Rilee Rossouw
    c Bailey b Cummins
    Faf du Plessis
    c Bailey b Cummins
    David Miller
    c Cummins b Smith
    Farhaan Behardien
    c Smith b Faulkner
    Wayne Parnell
    not out
    Ryan McLaren
    not out
    Robin Peterson
    • 18
    • 28
    • 3
    • 0
    • 107
    • 123
    • 14
    • 0
    • 51
    • 71
    • 5
    • 0
    • 2
    • 3
    • 0
    • 0
    • 5
    • 12
    • 0
    • 0
    • 63
    • 41
    • 7
    • 2
    • 18
    • 21
    • 1
    • 0
    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    Extras
    (lb 5, w 9, nb 1)
    15
    TOTAL
    (6 wickets; 50 overs)
    280
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Josh Hazlewood
    Mitchell Starc
    Pat Cummins
    James Faulkner
    Glenn Maxwell
    Shane Watson
    Steven Smith
    • 9
    • 1
    • 52
    • 0
    • 10
    • 1
    • 60
    • 0
    • 9
    • 0
    • 54
    • 3
    • 8
    • 0
    • 51
    • 1
    • 8
    • 0
    • 30
    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    • 11
    • 0
    • 5
    • 1
    • 17
    • 1
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 54/1 - Amla (10.6 ov)
    • 161/2 - Rossouw (32.1 ov)
    • 164/3 - du Plessis (32.5 ov)
    • 187/4 - Miller (37.4 ov)
    • 206/5 - de Kock (40.5 ov)
    • 279/6 - Behardien (49.4 ov)

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