Match Details

AUS vs SA 2nd ODI, SA vs AUS 2023

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SA
269-1041.5
Australia won by 123 runs πŸ†
AUS
50.0392-8
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T Shamsi Logo
T Shamsi Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:0.00
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K Rabada Logo
K Rabada Jersy

17

(15)

K Rabada
17(15)
4s: 0
6s: 2
SR:113.33
S Anthony Abbott Logo
S Anthony Abbott Jersy
Econ: 6.38
39th Over:
1
0
0
1
0
1
 
= 3
40th Over:
1
0
1
4
0
0
 
= 6
Last Over:
0
0
1
0
1
6
 
= 8
This Over:
1
1
0
W
W
 
= 2
SASA - 2nd Innings
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10 Over 6884
15 Over 114107
20 Over 135144
25 Over 180174
30 Over 207199
35 Over 239241
AUSAUS - 1st Innings
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10 Over 55102
20 Over 166159
30 Over 223232
35 Over 272270
40 Over 307301
50 Over 402392

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That is it from this coverage. Quite a lot of blissful performances in this game. We move to Potchefstroom for the third ODI. Until then that's it from this space. 

It is Arijit Kundu signing off on behalf of co-commentators, Anirudh Modi, Ayan Chatterjee, and scorer/analyst, Raju Khariya. Stay tuned to the network for many more such cricketing action coverages.
Mitchell Marsh (Australia Captain): "Yes, tonight was unbelievable. The way they batted today. A great day for Australia. I think it's credit to domestic cricket back home and the way they have played well and the environment that we have created. Nathan Ellis and Sean Abbott led the bowling today. Happy with them. Nathan Ellis is a great guy fortunate to have them in our team. David Warner played well alongside Marnus and Head also did well. Proud of them and their efforts. We showed great intent out there and that is what we want from them. All in all, a great day for us. To be honest, we want to win the series. The preparation is for the World Cup for us, but we are here to win the series as a group and hopefully on Tuesday we get the job done and come out on top."  
Marnus Labuschagne (Player of the Match): "A bit of both, yeah mostly families [on the people in the crowd waiting for autographs]. It’s always nice, nice to score some runs and obviously to get this win.

Yeah, I still think that I left a few runs there. I could have really opened up and get some more 30. But you have to be contented. Not just me, the boys out there. The boys got a lightning start and even when we lost wickets, we managed to get up.

It is not under my control [on World Cup non-selection]. I was having a word with Shamsi- My thing is to play my cricket. If I get to go home, I get to see my daughter, if I go to the World Cup, I get to play the World Cup."

Man of the Match: Marnus Labuschagne
Temba Bavuma (South Africa Captain): "It's clear, we have to up our game. They came out all guns blazing. We did well to restrict them to 400 under but with the bat there was nothing to write home about. 40s were there but that will not help in the chase. We were not great with the new ball. They attacked us and we could not come back in the game. That's the challenge and we have to come back in the game and forget this game. Individuals have to put their hands up and we will come back for the next game. We have to improve our game. We have to wait for Tuesday and come back in the game. We have to play better cricket than this to play and win the match."    
12:01 AM IST, 8:31 PM Local Time: Time for the presentations. 
11:53 PM IST, 20:23 Local Time: A convincing victory for Australia and they lead the five-match ODI series 2-0. The test and trial procedure is still going well for the visitors. 

A target of 393 runs was always going to be ultra-challenging for any side and the South Africans succumbed under pressure. Eventually, a massive dent to the Proteas side who fell short by 128 runs.

Arriving for the chase, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma initiated things in a rollicking manner. QDK seemed to have found his groove back while Bavuma continued from where he ended in the last game. The innings had four individual scores in the 40s. De Kock and Bavuma touched 45 and 46 respectively while David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen were unlucky enough to get out for 49 each. After an 81-run opening stand, the two decent partnerships was between Miller-Klaasen, tailoring 58 runs together for the fifth wicket, and Jansen-Miller, adding 64 runs to the tally.  

It did not take much time for the Kangaroos after Nathan Ellis trapped Miller leg before wicket in the 36th over. Adam Zampa sent back Jansen and the remaining three fell in quick time with Sean Abbott nailing the final two blows with the ball. Zampa earned four wickets, followed by a couple each for Abbott, Aaron Hardie, and Nathan Ellis.

When South Africa won the toss, they chose to bowl first, but that choice had disastrous consequences. The Australian openers quickly accelerated to a century stand within the first 10 overs, defying expectations for a drier wicket and proving that the pitch was excellent for batters. The key player in that partnership was Travis Head, who sped to an eventual score of 64 runs off 36 balls to give the Australians the start they required. 

When Tabraiz Shamsi arrived on the scene and promptly dismissed Head and Marsh off consecutive deliveries, it appeared as though the game had been transformed. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, however, had different plans. The pair then put together a massive 151 run-stand! 

Warner struck a spellbinding 106 off 93 balls while Labuschagne stormed 124 runs off 99 balls. It was followed by a fiery knock of 50 off 37 balls from Josh Inglis which propelled the scoreboard to 392.. But it was Tabraiz Shamsi's four-for coupled with Kagiso Rabada and Marco Jansen's hard work that helped them restrict the Aussies to less than 400.

Stay tuned for the post-match presentation ceremony.
41.5 Abbott to T Shamsi
W Trapped in front and that should be it. A massive victory for Australia and they lead the series 2-0 now. Length delivery at the off stump line. Shami squares up and tries to block this one. He falls trapped and fails to get the blade down on time. That should be a wicket and Australia are victorious by 123 runs.
The two umpires have a discussion with the bail. Maybe the light was not gleaming.
Tabraiz Shamsi walks out to bat as the last soldier.
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Career
  • MATCHES44
  • RUNS18
  • SR41.00
  • AVG6.00
41.4 Abbott to A Nortje
W KNOCKED HIM OVER!!!! Length delivery, fired quick and straight. Nortje fails to bring the bat down in time and watches the ball rattle the sticks. The bat was coming from the second slip region and was way too angled to play a straighter delivery. Goes through the gap between bat and pad to castle the stumps.
41.3 Abbott to A Nortje
0 Length delivery, keeps low at the stumps. Nortje stays inside the crease and dabs to short third man.
41.2 Abbott to K Rabada
1 In the air and safe. Back of a length at the leg stump line. Rabada flicks it aerial towards deep mid wicket region.
41.1 Abbott to A Nortje
1 Back of a length and outside the off. Nortje cuts it towards third man for a single.
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