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329/5
Australia won by 73 runs
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256
Match played at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on 19 Nov 2014
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As it happened: Australia v SA

2014-11-19 13:00
Last Updated at 12:14
19 Nov 13:05

Australia now have a 2-1 lead in the five-game series with two matches left.

The next game is in Melbourne on Friday, with the series concluding in Sydney on Sunday.

Both games start at 05:20 (SA time).

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19 Nov 13:01
Well done to Australia. They won a good toss and their middle order batsmen did a lot better. South Africa also have some serious problems, clearly being a bowler short. They can't rely on De Villiers and Behardien to try and complete 10 overs between them. Some issues in their middle order batting as well...
19 Nov 12:58
RESULT: Australia win by 73 runs.
19 Nov 12:57
It seems like it's GAME OVER folks. No 11 Imran Tahir is not coming out to bat. He must have pulled a muscle and is not allowed a runner...
19 Nov 12:57

Behardien is out for 12, caught at mid-off by Finch off the bowling of Hazlewood.

SA 256/9 after 44.3 overs.

19 Nov 12:56
WICKET!
19 Nov 12:55
FOUR! Behardien plays a lofted drive against Hazlewood. It goes over midwicket for a boundary...
19 Nov 12:52
Morne Morkel is the new batsman in.
19 Nov 12:51

Steyn is out for 12, caught by Marsh at mid-off off the bowling of Starc.

SA 252/8 after 43.2 overs.

19 Nov 12:51
WICKET!
19 Nov 12:50
79 runs needed off 42 balls.
19 Nov 12:48

SIX! Steyn now goes down the ground and gets a maximum.

He might as well swing at everything now...

19 Nov 12:47
Steyn off the mark with a boundary as he pulls a short ball from Hazlewood towards long on.
19 Nov 12:44
Dale Steyn is the new batsman in for South Africa.
19 Nov 12:43

Philander tries to pull a Starc delivery, but gets a top edge and is caught in the deep by Finch. He goes for 1.

SA 238/7 after 42 overs.

19 Nov 12:42
WICKET!
19 Nov 12:40
Behardien gets his first boundary, lifting Starc over the off side field for FOUR!
19 Nov 12:39
Pressure mounting on South Africa. Just 1 run off the 41st over bowled by Hazlewood.
19 Nov 12:34

OVERS 40: SA 232/6

They require 98 more runs to win off 60 balls.

19 Nov 12:34
Vernon Philander is the new batsman in.
19 Nov 12:33

Replays show Miller was indeed not out, with the ball missing leg stump.

Unfortunately for South Africa, the have no review left...

19 Nov 12:32
Looks like the wrong call was made by umpire Simon Fry. Looked to be going down leg...
19 Nov 12:31

WICKET!

Miller is given out LBW against Starc. He goes for 3.

SA 231/6 after 39.3 overs

19 Nov 12:25

Huge pressure on Miller and Behardien now.

I said earlier Amla should bat through if the Proteas are to win. I fear the worst now...

19 Nov 12:24
David Miller is the new batsman in for South Africa.
19 Nov 12:23

Oh dear, Amla is out for 102 off 115 balls, clean bowled by Hazlewood.

SA 226/5 after 38.1 overs.

19 Nov 12:22
WICKET!
19 Nov 12:21
The Mighty #...
19 Nov 12:20
Farhaan Behardien is the new batsman in for South Africa.
19 Nov 12:19

OUT! Replays show it's plumb LBW and De Villiers goes for 52 off 34 balls.

SA 224/4 after 37.2 overs.

19 Nov 12:18
WICKET?! De Villiers is given out LBW against Richardson, but he reviews it...
19 Nov 12:17

DROP CATCH!

A diving Marsh drops De Villiers at mid-on. Hazlewood looks on in despair. That could prove costly...

19 Nov 12:15

CENTURY for Amla, coming off 111 balls.

It's his 17th ODI century and his first against Australia.

19 Nov 12:14

HALF-CENTURY for De Villiers, coming off 32 balls.

It's his 41st ODI half-century.

 
  • Australia win by 73 runs - Australia took wickets at crucial times and the scoreboard pressure was just too much in the end. South Africa are all out for 256 with Amla scoring 102 and AB getting 52. Australia win by 73 runs and lead the series 2-1.

  • 45

    Wicket: Behardien hits the first ball of the over for four through deep midwicket. WICKET! SA lose another wicket, Behardien hits the ball straight to Finch who takes the catch and Behardien is out for 12. Looks like Tahir will not come out to bat, Australia have won by 73 runs.

  • 44

    Wicket: A leg bye to start the over, Steyn comes on strike against Starc. WICKET! Steyn falls as he does not connect the straight drive and ends up giving a catch to Marsh at mid-off. Morkel comes out to bat. Four dots to end the over.

  • 43

    Behardien pushes the ball to mid-on for a single. Steyn on strike. A couple of dots and then Steyn hits Hazlewood for four through mid-on. Six, SA will need a few more of these, Steyn dispatches the ball over the ropes and down the ground for a clean six. It is full on the pads and Steyn pushes it to long-on for two runs.

  • 42

    Wicket: Starc to Behardien, he drives it in the air and over the covers for four. A low full toss and Behardien outside edges it to third man for four. A couple of dots and then WICKET! Starc gets the wicket and Philander hits the ball to Finch at midwicket.

  • 41

    23 runs and 3 big wickets from the power play, South Africa need 98 from the last 60 balls. Hazlewood into his 8th over. Another good over from Hazlewood, just one run from it.

  • 40

    Wicket: Starc comes back into the attack, Miller takes a single from the first ball. Another single brings Miller back on strike. WICKET! It is the inswinging yorker from Starc and Miller misses it, he is out lbw and there was no doubt about that. Miller fails again, the batting power play brings wickets for South Africa instead of runs. Philander comes out to bat. Three singles and the wicket from the over.

  • 39

    Wicket: WICKET! Hazlewood bowls Amla, South Africa lose another crucial wicket with more than 10 overs to go. Amla misses the line of the ball as he goes for a slog, is bowled in the end. Miller is the new man in. The asking rate is approaching 9 now. Miller gets off the mark with a single on the leg side. Three singles from the over, another good over from the Aussies.

  • 38

    Wicket: Richardson continues, Amla pushes the ball through backward point for a single. The umpire says its out, Richardson gets the wicket, AB is trapped lbw but he reviews the decision straightaway. WICKET! Nothing wrong with that, the third umpire confirms it and SA lose their captain. South Africa lose their review, Behardien comes out to bat. Behardien gets off the mark through square leg with a single. Just three runs from the over.

  • 37

    100: Hazlewood comes back into the attack. Hazlewood starts with a short ball and AB hits it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. AB pulls the ball on the leg side for a single to get to his 50, in just 32 balls. Another single and Amla gets his 100, brilliant innings from him so far but he needs to carry on. A single to end the over, SA 222 for 3 after 37 overs.

  • 36

    Batting power play in action, South Africa need just over 8 per over from here on. Amla hits the ball to short third man for a quick single. AB clips the next ball to fine leg for a couple of runs. AB then pushes the ball to deep midwicket for another single. Another single takes Amla to 99. AB then pushes the next ball into the leg side for a couple of runs. A single makes it 8 from the over.

  • 35

    200: De Villiers takes a single to long on. Another single takes Amla to 97. Four, AB gets a leading edge that flies away over the point region for four. Four more, AB paddles Marsh down the leg side for four more. And four more, AB accelerates just before the batting power play, he guides this one to the third man boundary. A couple of runs to end the over, 16 from it, AB moves to 41.

  • 34

    Final drinks break of the day, South Africa need 141 from 17 overs. Amla has taken a rest room break on 94 and has extended the drinks break. Richardson starts after drinks and Amla pushes the ball through backward point for a single. A couple of dots and then a couple of singles. Three singles to end the over, four runs from it in total.

  • 33

    Four, AB hits Watson in the air and over the covers for four. Then AB comes down the wicket and takes a single to long on. Four more, AB goes deep in his crease and hits the ball through long-on for another boundary. Six, AB attacks again, goes down on one knee and sweeps the ball over fine leg for a six.. 16 from the over, Amla on 94.

  • 32

    Mitchell Marsh comes back to bowl. A couple of dots and then Amla gets a couple of runs through the covers, Warner cuts the ball off before the boundary. Two more runs as Amla lofts the ball to wide long on. He moves on to 92. A couple of singles to end the over, SA 173 for 3.

  • 31

    Four, Watson comes back into the attack and Amla hits the first ball beautifully through the covers for four. Amla works the next ball through backward square leg for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and Amla hits the next ball over mid-on, Doherty does well to save a run, Amla gets three.

  • 30

    Four, AB hits the ball straight down the ground for four, his first boundary of the innings. A couple of singles to end the over, South Africa 158 for 3 after 30 overs.

  • 29

    De Villiers comes out to bat, SA need a big partnership from this pair. Amla drives the ball firmly through the covers for a single. A couple of runs as AB pushes the ball to sweeper cover, he gets off the mark. A single to end the over, SA 152 for 3 after 29 overs.

  • 28

    Wicket: Starc comes back into the attack. Three dots and then Rossouw inside edges the ball to fine leg for a couple. WICKET! Starc strikes and Rossouw is caught behind from the last ball of the over.

  • 28

    Wicket: Three dots and then Rossouw inside edges the ball to fine leg for a couple. WICKET! Starc strikes and Rossouw is caught behind from the last ball of the over.

  • 27

    Wicket: Marsh into his 5th over, he has bowled well so far. WICKET! Marsh creates pressure, that creates a wicket. Faf looks to hit a big shot, comes down the wicket and hits it straight to Warner in the deep. SA lose their second wicket, Faf goes for 17. A wide from Marsh as Rossouw comes out to bat. Three runs and the wicket from the over.

  • 26

    A couple of dots and then Richardson bowls it short and outside off, Amla hits the ball to deep point for a single. A leg bye, and lbw appeal but the umpire is not interested. Three runs from the over, the asking rate climbs to 7.83.

  • 25

    Marsh switches ends and replaces Doherty. Four singles from the over, SA 139 for 1 after 25 overs.

  • 24

    Four singles from the over, Richardson comes back into the attack and finishes his 4th.

  • 23

    Four, Faf comes down the wicket again, takes the ball on the full and hits it through deep midwicket for four. Then he works the ball into the leg side for a single. Amla cuts the ball through sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

  • 22

    Marsh comes back into the attack. Amla takes a single through backward point from the first ball of the over. Four, Faf makes a yorker into a low full toss and flicks it through the leg side for four. Six from the over.

  • 21

    Three singles and three dots from the over as Doherty finishes his 5th. South Africa 117 for 1.

  • 20

    Watson continues, Amla takes a single from the first ball. Three singles from the first three balls, the asking rate has gone over 7 per over. A dot and then a couple of singles to end the over.

  • 19

    Wicket: After drinks, Hazlewood comes back into the attack. Amla taps the first ball to third man for a single. WICKET! De Kock falls, he pulls but does not middle it and gets a leading edge. Marsh takes a good running catch at short third man, South Africa lose their first wicket. Three dots as Faf comes out to bat. A single to end the over, Amla moves on to 59.

  • 18

    Watson comes back into the attack. Five singles from the first five balls and then a dot to end the over. De Kock moves on to 47.

  • 17

    100: Doherty continues, a couple of singles and SA cross 100. Just three singles from the over, South Africa going at 6 per over, needing 6.9 per over.

  • 16

    Amla pulls the ball to fine leg, the ball hits his pads on the way, 2 leg byes in the end. Then Amla clips the next ball to midwicket for a single. A couple of dots and then a single to end the over.

  • 15

    Doherty continues, a couple of singles and Amla moves on to 49. Another single through sweeper cover and Amla gets his 50, in 46 balls. Good knock from him so far, he needs to carry on and make a big score. De Kock tries the reverse sweep and misses. Then he goes for the orthodox sweep and hits the ball through fine leg for four. SA 94 for no loss.

  • 14

    Marsh brought into the attack, Bailey shuffling his bowlers. Amla uses his wrists to hit the ball in the air to deep midwicket for a single. Good over from Marsh, just three singles from it.

  • 13

    A couple of singles as Doherty continues. Four, Amla goes through the off side again, this time he cuts the ball past point for four. Then he pushes the ball down to long on for a single, good batting from Amla so far. 7 from the over, Amla moves on to 46.

  • 12

    De Kock charges down the pitch and hits Richardson in the air through the leg side for four, he made that into a full toss. A single through backward square leg brings Amla on strike. Amla takes a single, driving the ball through the covers. Six, De Kock picks the short boundary as he hits this ball over fine leg for a six, 12 from the over.

  • 11

    Xavier Doherty comes on to bowl. Three dots and then three singles from the over.

  • 10

    A couple of dots to start the over, Amla drives the ball, gets a thick inside edge through midwicket for a couple of runs. Four, Amla times this drive beautifully through the covers for four more, putting pressure on Richardson. 6 from the over, South Africa going at 6.2 per over after 10.

  • 9

    50: South Africans are expecting the pitch to get slower later in the innings, so they seem to be attacking from the start. A couple of singles as Watson continues. A couple of dots and then Amla punches the ball through the off side for four. A single to end the over, 7 runs from it.

  • 8

    Another change in the bowling, Richardson comes on to bowl. A couple of runs to start the over and then a dot. Another short ball and De Kock pulls it through midwicket for a couple more runs. Four, De Kock waits for it and then flicks the ball through fine leg for four. A couple of singles to end the over, 10 runs from it.

  • 7

    First bowling change from Australia, Watson comes into the attack. A couple of singles to start the over and then De Kock whips the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. Another single and then two dots, makes it 5 from the over.

  • 6

    Hazlewood continues, four dots to start the over and then De Kock takes a single from an overthrow. Four, Amla flicks the ball to the fine leg boundary for four.

  • 5

    Four dots to start the over and then De Kock pushes the ball through midwicket for a single. Four, it is on his pads and Amla flicks the ball in the air through midwicket for four.

  • 4

    Four, Amla flicks the first ball of the over from his pads through leg side for four. Amla works the next ball through midwicket for a couple of runs. Four dots to end the over, Hazlewood finishes his second.

  • 3

    Three dots and then De Kock pulls the ball down to fine leg for four. A no ball from Starc, free hit coming up. A yorker and De Kock can't put the free hit away, good ball from Starc. 5 from the over.

  • 2

    Hazlewood starts from the other end. Four, Amla punches the ball through point for four, cracking shot from him. Four more, Amla drives the ball through the covers for four more. 8 runs from the over.

  • 1

    Starc starts with the ball for Australia, a single to start the innings, Amla pushes the ball to third man. De Kock pushes the ball through the covers for three runs, there was a slight mix up for the third run but they make it in the end. Five from the first over.

  • 50

    Last over of the innings, Morkel to bowl it. Wade inside edges the ball past the leg stump for three runs. A couple of runs and Faf does extremely well to save two runs here, he jumps and pulls the ball in just before landing on the rope. Four, Smith whips the ball through fine leg again for another boundary. Faf takes the catch and celebrates, but it is a no ball and Smith gets two runs. Four, more runs as Smith flicks another ball through the leg side. 19 runs from the over, Australia get to 329 for 5.

  • 49

    Two overs to go, Australia will be targeting 320. Wade takes a single to give Smith the strike. A couple more singles and then Smith whips the ball to fine leg for four. Steyn finishes his 10 overs, 53 runs for no wickets.

  • 48

    Wicket: Marsh pushes the first ball down the ground for a couple of runs, Morkel changes ends. WICKET! Morkel gets a crucial wicket, Marsh scored 22 from just 13 balls but this time he hits the ball straight to long-off where AB takes an easy catch. Australia 295 for 5. Smith pushes the ball to fine leg for a couple of runs, he brings up his 50. A couple of singles as Wade gets off the mark. Four, Smith hits the last ball for four to make this an expensive over, Australia go past 300, 10 from the over.

  • 47

    Steyn back into the attack. Marsh drives the yorker down the ground for a couple of runs. Four, full and wide outside off, Marsh drives the ball down the ground for four to long-off. Then he works the next ball to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple more runs and then Marsh takes a single from the 5th ball. Four, Smith sends the last ball to the fine leg boundary for four. Big over for Australia.

  • 46

    Behardien is shuffled back into the attack. Marsh pushes the first ball through deep midwicket for a couple of runs. Four, a low full toss and Marsh hits it straight down the ground for four. Marsh then takes a single, brings Smith on strike. Smith swats the ball over point for a couple of runs. 11 from the over, Smith moves on to 44.

  • 45

    Wicket: Morkel comes back to bowl, he has three overs left. A couple of singles and then WICKET! Bailey is out, he hits the ball down the ground and Faf takes an easy catch. Australia lose their captain, Marsh comes out to bat. Five from the over.

  • 44

    A single as Steyn starts his 8th over. Smith chips the ball down to long-on for a couple of runs. A single and then Bailey drives the ball wide of long on for a couple more. 7 from the over, Australia 263 for 3.

  • 43

    Four singles to start the over as Behardien comes back into the attack. Smith pushes the last ball through midwicket for a couple of runs, making it 6 from the over.

  • 42

    Steyn is back, a couple of dots to start the over, Bailey hits the ball to long on for a single. Four singles from the over, Australia going at 5.92 per over.

  • 41

    Wicket: A single to start the over and then WICKET! De Villiers gets Finch, a regular delivery but Finch tries to go after the ball and misses it, AB bowls Finch. Finch goes for a well-played 109. Bailey comes out to bat. A couple of dots and then Bailey gets off the mark with a couple of runs to long-on.

  • 40

    Philander starts his last over. A single to start the over and then Smith hits the ball behind square on the leg side for four. Three singles and then Finch drives the ball down the ground for a couple of runs to end the over.

  • 39

    Smith glances the ball down the leg side for three runs. Three singles to end the over, AB finishes his 5th over.

  • 38

    Another change in the bowling, Philander comes back into the attack. Smith drives the ball through the leg side for a single. A couple of singles and then Smith hits the ball through deep midwicket for four. Four more and Australia are scoring them too easily as Smith late cuts the ball through third man for four. A single to end the over, 11 runs from it.

  • 37

    A couple of singles to start the over as De Villiers comes back into the attack. Smith pushes the ball wide of long on for a couple more. 5 from the over, Australia overall run rate is 5.78 per over.

  • 36

    Three singles from the over, Behardien has bowled well today, 6 overs, 1 wicket for 22 runs.

  • 37

    Another change in the bowling, Philander comes back into the attack. Smith drives the ball through the leg side for a single. A couple of singles and then Smith hits the ball through deep midwicket for four. Four more and Australia are scoring them too easily as Smith late cuts the ball through third man for four. A single to end the over, 11 runs from it.

  • 36

    A couple of singles to start the over as De Villiers comes back into the attack. Smith pushes the ball wide of long on for a couple more. 5 from the over, Australia overall run rate is 5.78 per over.

  • 35

    Three singles from the over, Behardien has bowled well today, 6 overs, 1 wicket for 22 runs.

  • 35

    200: A couple of dots and then Finch makes room and hits the ball through the off side for four. Four more, on middle and leg and Finch hits the ball through cover and point for four more. He is on 99, a misfield from Tahir and Finch gets the single to bring up his 100, brilliant knock from him today. Australia 206 for 2.

  • 34

    Behardien bowls the over after drinks, just three singles from it. Finch moves on to 91.

  • 33

    Tahir comes back into the attack. Three singles from the over and it is time for drinks.

  • 32

    Wicket: Behardien returns into the attack. A couple of singles and then WICKET! South Africa get their second wicket, Watson top edges the ball to long on and Miller takes a good catch. Behardien gets Watson's wicket again. Smith comes out to bat. Finch pushes the ball to long-on for a single. Three singles and the wicket from the over.

  • 31

    South Africa are struggling to find a 5th bowler. Steyn returns into the attack. Three singles from the over, Australia are in a very strong position.

  • 30

    Six, AB continues and Finch hits him straight down the ground for a six. A single and then Watson pulls AB through deep midwicket for four. 13 runs from the over, Australia 184 for 1 after 30 overs.

  • 29

    A couple of singles and then Watson sweeps the ball from leg stump wide of short fine leg for four. Three singles to end the over, Tahir finishes his 4th.

  • 28

    De Villiers comes back into the attack. A couple of singles to start the over and then Watson pulls the short ball from AB over deep midwicket for a six. A single makes it 9 from the over.

  • 27

    Tahir to Finch who pushes the ball to long-on for a single. The 150 comes up for Australia. Five singles from the over. Finch moves on to 75.

  • 26

    Four, Watson drives the ball straight down the ground past the bowler for four. A single and then Finch hits the fuller ball from Morkel over long-on for a one-bounce four. Finch then pushes the ball into the gap at point and calls for two, they make it easily in the end. 12 runs from the over, Morkel finishes his 7th.

  • 25

    Tahir comes back to bowl after the power play. Just a couple of singles from the over, South Africa look to pull things back.

  • 24

    Morkel to bowl the last over of the power play, Finch takes a single from the first ball. A couple of dots and then Watson gets a couple of runs through fine leg and then hits the last ball for four through third man. 22 for 1 from the power play.

  • 23

    Steyn into his 5th over. Just a couple of runs from his over in the power play. 15 runs and a wicket from 4 overs of the power play so far.

  • 22

    Philander continues, Finch drives the second ball of the over through long on for four. A couple of dots and a couple of singles to end the over.

  • 21

    Watson is the new man in, Steyn to bowl in the power play. Finch pushes the ball through midwicket for a single. A couple of dots and then a wide from Steyn. Two runs from the over.

  • 20

    Another positive move from Australia, they have taken the batting power play really early today. Philander comes back into the attack. Finch takes a single and then Warner smashes the ball between point and cover for four, brings up his 50 in style. WICKET! Power play brings a wicket, Warner looks to slog it over the leg side but only manages to hit it to AB at midwicket, AB takes a good catch and Warner is out soon after he gets his 50.

  • 19

    Interesting bowling change from AB, he brings himself on to bowl. Finch glances the ball down the leg side and finds another boundary through fine leg. Five runs from the over, a decent start by the captain.

  • 18

    50: A couple of singles to start the over and then Finch hits the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. A single to end the over and Finch brings his 50 up in the 18th overs.

  • 17

    100: Tahir starts his first over after the drinks break. Warner takes a couple of runs from the first ball and then four, it is full and outside off and Warner drives it through the covers for four. A couple more runs as Warner pushes the ball to long-on. Four to end the over, big over for Australia, Warner hits the last ball through fine leg for four. 100 up for Australia.

  • 16

    Philander comes back into the attack. A couple of dots and then another six, Finch pulls this one over deep square leg for a comfortable six. Another no ball from Philander and free hit number 3 coming up. Four, this time Finch makes no mistake, he drives the ball down the ground for four. Australia 91 for no loss after 16, brilliant start by them.

  • 15

    A couple of singles to start the over and then Finch flicks he ball past midwicket for another run. Warner tucks the ball through the leg side for a couple of runs. Behardien finishes his third over, 13 runs so far from his spell.

  • 14

    Finch pushes the first ball of Morkel's 5th over to mid-off for a quick single. Warner pulls the ball through backward square leg for a couple of runs. A no ball from Morkel, he has over-stepped again. Free hit and Warner pulls the ball through deep midwicket for a couple of runs. Six, Warner ends the over by hitting the ball high in the air, it carries all the way and over the boundary for a six. 12 from the over.

  • 13

    Four, Finch pushes the first ball of the over fine down the leg side for four. A single and then few dots to end the over.

  • 12

    Morkel continues, a chance for a run out, Finch taps the ball on the off side, an inside edge and De Kock throws the ball at the non-striker's end, but Warner is sent back in time. Three dots to start the over and then Finch pushes the ball to short fine leg for a single, an overthrow allows him to get another run. Three runs from the over, Australia's scoring rate has lowered in the last 5 overs.

  • 11

    Behardien comes on to bowl, over the wicket to Finch. A couple of dots and then Finch looks to hit it inside out through the off side, but Behardien cramps him for space and he ends up inside edging the ball on the leg side for a couple. Finch drives the next ball to long-off for a single. Three from the over.

  • 10

    50: Morkel comes back to replace Philander and bowl the final over of the first power play. A single to start the over and then Finch chips the ball over mid-off for four. A couple of dots and then a single to end the over, 6 from it.

  • 9

    Steyn continues, starts his third over. Four singles from the over, Australia progressing at 5.11 runs per over.

  • 8

    Four dots and then Finch drives the ball through mid-on for a single. Just a single from the over, good over from Philander.

  • 7

    Three dots and then Steyn bowls it short and wide and Warner drives the ball past cover for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 6

    Philander continues from the other end. Five dots and then Finch pulls the last ball over deep square leg for six. A brilliant start from Australia, 37 for no loss after 6 overs.

  • 5

    Steyn brought into the attack to stem the run flow. A couple of dots and then Finch takes a single to deep square leg. Four, Warner cuts the ball through point for four. Five from the over.

  • 4

    Philander starts the over with three dots and then bowls a no ball. Free hit, Finch on strike, Philander bowls is wide of the stumps and Finch pushes the ball through the covers for a couple of runs. A single and then six, Warner hits the last ball for a six. He smashes the ball over long-on for a big six.

  • 3

    A wide to start the over and then Warner pushes the ball through deep midwicket for a couple of runs to get off the mark. A couple of dots, a wide and then two more dots. Four, Warner gets his first boundary, drives the last ball of the over through cover point for four.

  • 2

    Philander starts with the new ball from the other end. A couple of dots to start the over and then Finch hits the next ball through deep midwicket for four. A couple more dots and a wide down leg to end the over.

  • 1

    Morkel starts with the new ball and bowls the first one down the leg side, called a wide. A leg bye and then a couple of dots. Another wide from Morkel. Warner and Finch start for Australia. Three from the over, all extras.

  • Toss: Toss - Australia have won the toss and will bat first. Three changes for them: Starc, Richardson and Doherty replace Maxwell, Coulter-Nile and Johnson. South Africa remain unchanged.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the third ODI from Canberra. The series is level 1-1 and both teams have everything to play for.

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Match Info
  • 329/5
    256
    - SPD Smith (Australia)
    Australia won by 73 runs
    Simon Fry, Nigel Llong
    Billy Bowden
    Javagal Srinath
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Aaron Finch
    b de Villiers
    David Warner
    c de Villiers b Philander
    Shane Watson
    c Miller b Behardien
    Steven Smith
    not out
    George Bailey
    c du Plessis b Morkel
    Mitchell Marsh
    c de Villiers b Morkel
    Matthew Wade
    not out
    Mitchell Starc
    Kane Richardson
    Xavier Doherty
    Josh Hazlewood
    • 109
    • 127
    • 9
    • 3
    • 53
    • 50
    • 6
    • 2
    • 40
    • 38
    • 4
    • 1
    • 73
    • 55
    • 8
    • 0
    • 12
    • 15
    • 0
    • 0
    • 22
    • 13
    • 2
    • 0
    • 8
    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
    Extras
    (lb 1, w 7, nb 4)
    12
    TOTAL
    (5 wickets; 50 overs)
    329
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Morne Morkel
    Vernon Philander
    Dale Steyn
    Farhaan Behardien
    Imran Tahir
    AB de Villiers
    • 10
    • 0
    • 84
    • 2
    • 10
    • 0
    • 70
    • 1
    • 10
    • 0
    • 53
    • 0
    • 8
    • 0
    • 39
    • 1
    • 6
    • 0
    • 40
    • 0
    • 6
    • 0
    • 42
    • 1
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 118/1 - Warner (19.6 ov)
    • 189/2 - Watson (31.3 ov)
    • 242/3 - Finch (40.2 ov)
    • 264/4 - Bailey (44.3 ov)
    • 295/5 - Marsh (47.2 ov)

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