Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights: Australia went on to beat South Africa by 7 runs in a thrilling ODI match in Adelaide, levelling the series at 1-1. With allrounder Marcus Stoinis picking up 3 wickets, South Africa were left stranded at 224/9 at 50 overs while chasing a target of 232. David Miller scored his half century to lead Proteas’ resistance, but in the end, it proved to be not enough to give his side a win. Australia picked up only their 2nd ODI win in 2018.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights:
Australia beat South Africa by 7 runs
Glenn Maxwell gives away 12 runs in the final over and Australia win the 2nd ODI by 7 runs. The series is now level at 1-1.
6 balls. 20 runs. 1 wicket.
Glenn Maxwell into the attack.
WICKET! Mitchell Starc bowls a lethal yorker delivery to Kagiso Rabada and this match is now all but over for Proteas. South Africa 202/9
WICKET! And now it is all over for South Africa. A brilliant review call by skipper Aaron Finch gets Australia the prized wicket of David Miller. Miller was struck in the middle on a straight delivery by Marcus Stoinis, and even though he stepped too much outside, the replays give all three reds. SA 189/8
WICKET! Dale Steyn has been dismissed for 3 by Marcus Stoinis. South Africa are in trouble now. They need someone to stick it out in the middle with David Miller.
Fifty for David Miller
Slowly but steadily, David Miller has reached his half century. This is his 12th half century in ODIs. He becomes the first person in this Test to reach the landmark.
GONE! Big wicket, as Dwaine Pretorious has been dismissed by Josh Hazlewood. Easy catch for Chris Lynn at midwicket. He doesn't miss too many. SA 174/6
Situation right now
This match appears to be going right down to the wire. South Africa need 63 runs to win in 78 balls with 5 wickets in hand.
Anything can happen, here.
WOAH! It's come out of nowhere and will that derail South Africa's move towards the target. Faf du Plessis has chopped it on and Cummins strikes to remove him for 47 runs off 65 balls. Short of a length delivery and was well wide of off, du Plessis's feet went nowhere as he went for a cut, gets a big inside edge to hit the off-stump. South Africa are 142/5
Less than 100 needed
Been five overs since the last boundary. South Africa happy to get to the target in singles and doubles. Not going for any big hits as the target appears closer. Under 100 needed to win now with 21 overs to go.
Starc errs on his length and Faf du Plessis dispatches both for boundaries. First one is too full and wide off off and played through extra cover. The next one is too short and Du Plessis swivels and pulls it in front of square. An expensive over - 14 from it
Another soft dismissal sees Klaasen walk back after scoring 14 runs from 17 balls. Stoinis the wicket-taker. It's not the greatest of deliveries - short, sits up and Klaasen looks to pull it away without a lot of intent. Ends up splicing it up in the air to short mid-wicket, where Lynn does well to get his fingers under with his low dive. South Africa are 68/4
Klaasen with twin boundaries to get the 13th over underway. Adam Zampa gets the treatment. First one is pulled away in front of the square and the second towards deep mid-wicket
UH-OH! Hazlewood to Hendricks and he's gone! Hendrics is removed for 16 runs from 27 balls and South Africa are 48/3. Hazlewood hits the area just outside the off stump and Hendricks has a poke at it. No foot movement into the shot and the edge falls for Carey.
This is a game of gifts. Australia did in the first innings and now Aiden Markram doing the same. Hendricks nudges it through mid-wicket and despite taking a double, Markram pushes for a third - despite having seen Stoinis already there to the ball. The dive sees the bat hit the ground and pops up. It was over the line but in the air. South Africa are 46/2 with Markram dismissed for 19 runs from 17 balls
FOUR! SIX! FOUR!
Markram collecting boundaries in each over and keeping the run rate healthy. Meanwhile, "This is the fastest opening spell bowled by Mitchell Starc ever in terms of average speeds,"inform the commentators.
South Africa's chase is off to a poor start. Quinton de Kock is dismissed for 9 and Starc gets the wicket. The uppish flick is straight down Zampa's throat at fine leg. He takes it with ease and South Africa are 18/1
Australia are 231 all out with Adam Zampa the last wicket to fall. Rabada picks up his fourth wicket and Zampa is dismissed for 22 runs. The bouncer the difference once again. Banged in short and at the stumps, Zampa gets an awkward pull and the ball goes straight up in the air. Miller comes underneath it at mid-wicket to complete the catch.
Kagiso Rabada comes back into the attack and removes Carey for a well played 47 runs from 72 balls. Another player dismissed in the 40s. A nothing shot and Carey's fighting knock is over. Short of length from Rabada and angles across the left-hander. Carey was looking to run it down towards third man, but doesn't get on top of the bounce and only manages a hefty edge to Quinton de Kock. Fourth catch for the keeper today. Australia are 204/9
FOUR! 200 up for Australia
Too full and wide from Imran Tahir and Alex Carey with a cracking shot wide of the cover region. Beats Steyn at the boundary too. It brings up Australia's 200
Eight down! A simple, simple catch for Steyn back and he's removed two lower order batsmen to make it 187/8. Banged in short and the ball jumps into Starc. He looks to play it towards the on-side but is cramped for room. Closes the bat-face far too early, only managed a leading edge, straight up in the air. Steyn has the easy job of walking back a little and holding on. Starc walks for 6
Dire situation for Australia as they go seven down now. Pat Cummis is bowled by Steyn for 3 and Australia are 179/7. Cummins is done in by the serious pace. Has a half-hearted jab at it in the end, but it's too late and the off-stump is rattled. Cummins is late in getting the bat down, burst through the big gap between bat and pad and crashed into the off-stump.
Pretorious has his third! Poor shot by Marcus Stoinis and Australia's run of losing wickets continues. Length ball angled into Stoinis and he goes for a big hit off the inner half of the bat and towards mid-wicket. Hendricks times his leap well and takes it one-handed with the ball travelling and above his head. Sharp catch and Australia are 170/6. Stoinis out for two
Pretorious removes another key cog for Australia and its a gift. Good length delivery slightly outside off and Glenn Maxwell goes for the cut. But gets the timing all wrong and it kisses the outside edge. De Kock takes an easy catch and throws the ball in the air in celebration. Australia are 166/5 with Maxwell contribution 15 runs to it
After 18 runs in four balls, Rabada gets his retribution as Lynn is stopped on 44 runs from 44 balls. Lynn goes for another big hit and it proves to be his downfall. A fiery bouncer at the body, Lynn is undone by the extra pace and bounce. It clips his top edge and de Kock flies in the air to take a beauty. Lynn's fiery knock ends. Australia are 133/4
SIX, FOUR, FOUR, FOUR!
CHRIS LYNN IS ON FIRE! First ball of the 27th over by Rabada and Lynn sends it over cover for a six. Next ball, is spanked straight down for a four. Next one, wide of the deep point. Next, Bumper but this too has been spanked away. WHAT HITTING!
BIG, BIG WICKET FOR PRETORIOUS AND SOUTH AFRICA! Aaron Finch walks back after scoring 41 runs from 63 balls. Gentle delivery at the off-stump, Finch looked to steer it towards third man but plays down the wrong line. It clips his inside edge to come back and clatter his stumps. A soft dismissal. Australia are 96/3
SIX! Length ball by Pretorious and Lynn clears his front leg to give it a real hammering. The connection was fine and it sails over deep mid-wicket for a mighty maximum. First six of the match coming in the 19th over
WICKET! Breakthrough by Kagiso Rabada! Shaun Marsh is dismissed for 22 runs from 26 balls. Rabada sticks to the line outside off and does just enough to eke out an edge this time. The ball jumps up a wee bit this time and the outside edge falls kindly for Quinton de Kock. Australia are 66/2
Welcome boundary for Australia with the pressure building around them. Steyn bowling with serious pace and Ngidi exhibiting incredible accuracy. Ngidi errs for a moment with the width and Marsh slashes it for a four through point
Travis Head is caught leg before. Everyone around is convinced but Head goes upstairs for the review. Has a little chat with the skipper at the other end before going up. Full delivery on middle and he plays all around the flick and goes down across his stumps as well to make things worse. No bat for sure. And it's hitting the middle of middle stump. Head departs for 8 and Ngidi gets the opening wicket
OFF WE GO!
Travis Head and Aaron Finch get the Australia innings underway. Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi sharing the ball.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoins, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
South Africa win the toss and choose to field.
Australia vs South Africa Live
Good Morning! Welcome to our live coverage of South Africa's tour Down Under. They are one win away from ending a 9-year hiatus of winning in Australia. The current mess in Australian cricket has played right into their hands and they would hope to keep that run going. For Australia, there are issues to deal with on and off the field. The "elite honesty" didn't get the job done in the opener, will things change for Justin Langer coached Australia in Adelaide which is their happy hunting ground?