Abbott, Shamsi skittle Australia

2016-10-09 13:29
Kyle Abbott (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kyle Abbott and Tabraiz Shamsi shared seven wickets between them as Australia were bowled out for 167 after electing to bat in the fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth.

Steve Smith had no hesitation in choosing to make first use of the wicket at St George's Park but the visitors were soon on the back foot as Abbott bowled both opening batsmen in quick succession.

He first removed Aaron Finch (0) in the first over of the match and followed that up with the wicket of David Warner (6) in the third over.

Not to be outdone, Dewald Pretorius struck to remove George Bailey (1) to leave Australia reeling at 12/3.

Smith and Mitchell Marsh tried to repair the damage, putting on 37 for the 4th wicket until Shamsi struck, removing the Australian captain and Travis Head in the space of three deliveries, both falling LBW to the spinner.

At 49/5, Australia were in huge trouble but Marsh received able support from wicket-keeper Matthew Wade and the pair took the total to 111.

Abbott returned to break their troublesome partnership of 62 by removing Marsh (50). He followed that up by bowling Adam Zampa (5) and Shamsi snared his third by removing John Hastings (5) leg before wicket.

Wade (52) found a partner in Chris Tremain (23*) but the wicket-keeper eventually fell to Aaron Phangiso who also snared the final wicket of Scott Boland.

Earlier, the Proteas had made four changes to their team with Farhaan Behardien, Abbot, Phangiso and Shamsi replacing David Miller, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir.

Brief scores:

Australia 167 all out (36.4 overs)

Wade 52

Marsh 50

Abbott 4/40

Shamsi 3/36

Phangiso 2/17

Read more on:    proteas  |  tabraiz shamsi  |  kyle abbott  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Tuesday, 26 December 2017
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Friday, 05 January 2018
South Africa v India, Cape Town 10:00
Saturday, 13 January 2018
South Africa v India, Centurion 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.