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AUS VS SA Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 1323-Oct-2021

118/920.0 oversRun rate: 5.9
VS
121/519.4 oversRun rate: 6.15
Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets
Australia First innings
Marcus Stoinis24 | 16)*
Matthew Wade(15 | 10)
Dwaine Pretorius3.4|0|26|0
419.419.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! THERE IT IS! A full toss, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hits it to the mid-wicket fence. Australia win by 5 wickets!
019.319.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, Dot ball. Full ball, on off. Hit straight to mid off.
419.219.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! That should seal the game for the Aussies! A full ball, on off. Marcus Stoinis hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. The man from long on and long off have no chance to stop it whatsoever.
219.119.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, A low full toss, outside off. Marcus Stoinis whips it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
19 Overs | Runs : 111/5 | Run rate : 5.84
118.618.6: Anrich Nortje to Marcus Stoinis, Just a single and 8 needed from the last over. A full one, outside off. Marcus Stoinis drills it to long off for one.
418.518.5: Anrich Nortje to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the Aussies! A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hits it over mid-wicket. The man from long on gets to his right but the ball wins the race.
118.418.4: Anrich Nortje to Matthew Wade, Just a single now. Full and wide outside off. Wade slices it to deep backward point for one.
118.318.3: Anrich Nortje to Marcus Stoinis, A low and wide full toss. Marcus Stoinis hits it to sweeper cover for one.
218.218.2: Anrich Nortje to Marcus Stoinis, Dropped! A full one, on off. Marcus Stoinis hits it hard down the ground. Nortje puts his right hand out. The ball hits it and goes down the ground for a couple.
118.118.1: Anrich Nortje to Matthew Wade, A full toss, outside off. Wade slices it to third man for one.
18 Overs | Runs : 101/5 | Run rate : 5.61
117.717.6: Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade, Slower ball, yorker-length, outside off. Matthew Wade carves it to long off. A single taken! 18 runs needed off 12 balls!
117.617.5: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, Back of a length, outside off. Marcus Stoinis falt-bats it to long on and collects a single.
117.517.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade, Slower ball, fuller in length and way outside off. Matthew Wade squeezes it to backward point for a run.
117.417.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, Good-length ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis hangs back and punches it to long off for a run.
117.317.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade, Another full ball, well outside off. Matthew Wade slices it to deep point for one.
017.217.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade, Wide! Too wide, outside off. Matthew Wade lets it be. Wide called by the umpire.
117.117.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Marcus Stoinis, Full ball, outside off. Marcus Stoinis drags it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
17 Overs | Runs : 94/5 | Run rate : 5.53
416.616.6: Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade, FOUR! Amazing, amazing shot by Wade! The Australian dugout is looking a bit more relieved now. On a length, wide outside off. Wade shuffles across and paddles it over short fine leg. The ball runs to the fence. 25 needed in the last 3 overs now.
016.516.5: Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade, A perfect yorker, on off. Wade blocks it out. 
416.416.4: Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade, FOUR! Just short of Markram and it goes for a boundary! Length ball, on off. Wade hits it in the air towards mid off. Markram runs in and dives for the catch but the ball drops just short of him. It then runs to the fence.
116.316.3: Kagiso Rabada to Marcus Stoinis, Full one, on the pads. Stoinis whips it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
116.216.2: Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade, Full and wide one. Wade runs it to third man for a single.
116.116.1: Kagiso Rabada to Marcus Stoinis, A high full toss, on off. Stoinis hits it to long on for one.
16 Overs | Runs : 83/5 | Run rate : 5.19
115.615.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Marcus Stoinis, Flatter ball, around middle and leg. Marcus Stoinis flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes one. Australia need 36 runs from 24 balls!
015.515.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Marcus Stoinis, A bit quicker through the air, around off, turning in sharply. Marcus Stoinis gets an inside edge onto his pads.
015.415.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Marcus Stoinis, Floated, around middle. Marcus Stoinis reverse-paddles it to short third man.
115.315.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Matthew Wade, Tossed up, on middle. Matthew Wade tucks it to the leg side to get off the mark with a run.
015.215.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! BOWLED! The Big Show departs and the Proteas are right back in this game! Tossed up, on middle. Glenn Maxwell looks to play another switch hit but he misses it completely this time and the ball crashes onto his stumps. Shamsi is ecstatic and so are his teammates! South Africa BELIEVE!
015.115.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, Tossed up, around off. Glenn Maxwell hits it hard back to the bowler. Tabraiz Shamsi puts his boot in to stop the ball.
15 Overs | Runs : 81/4 | Run rate : 5.4
114.614.6: Anrich Nortje to Glenn Maxwell, Short ball, around off. Glenn Maxwell mistimes his pull shot. The ball goes behind square on the leg side for one.
014.514.5: Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith, OUT! CAUGHT! WOW! That is a stunning catch by Aiden Markram at wide long on. South Africa are delighted as they get to see the back of Steven Smith! Short of a length, outside off. Steven Smith looks to pull yet again but it goes off the toe end as he turns the face of the bat too early. The ball goes to the right of the long on fielder. Aiden Markram runs there, dives full stretch to his right and takes a screamer! Will this bring South Africa back in the game?
414.414.4: Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith, FOUR! Top shot! Short of a length, outside off. Smith swivels and pulls in front of square to collect a boundary.
014.314.3: Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith, An appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Back of a length, around off. Steven Smith looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on his pad.
014.214.2: Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off. Steven Smith stays back and plays the square drive but finds the backward point fielder.
014.114.1: Anrich Nortje to Glenn Maxwell, Leg bye! Good-length ball, darted on the pads. Glenn Maxwell misses his whip and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away behind square on the leg side and the batters sneak in a leg bye.
14 Overs | Runs : 76/3 | Run rate : 5.43
013.613.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, A dot to end the over! Quicker ball, around off. Steven Smith stays back and guides it to short third man. 44 runs needed off 36 balls!
113.513.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, Flatter ball, around middle. Glenn Maxwell miscues his switch hit and the ball goes towards sweeper cover. A single taken.
113.413.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Floated, outside off. Steven Smith smashes it straight down the ground. Aiden Markram runs across from long off and keeps it to two.
013.313.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Shorter ball, on the pads. Smith tucks it to square leg.
113.213.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, Tossed up, around off, turning in late. Glenn Maxwell drills it to long on for a single.
413.113.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! There comes the switch hit! Tossed up, around off. Glenn Maxwell brings out the switch hit and collects a boundary as the ball goes over short third man.
13 Overs | Runs : 68/3 | Run rate : 5.23
112.612.6: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Another quicker ball, around leg. Glenn Maxwell flicks it to deep mid-wicket to collect a run.
112.512.5: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Quicker ball, darted on the pads. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for one.
412.412.4: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, FOUR! Lovely shot! Flatter ball, around leg. Steven Smith backs away and goes inside out over cover and collects a boundary.
112.312.3: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Just a tad short, around middle. Glenn Maxwell pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
112.212.2: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Tossed up, on leg. Steven Smith drills it to long on for a single.
012.112.1: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Tossed up, on middle. Steven Smith turns it to mid-wicket.
12 Overs | Runs : 60/3 | Run rate : 5
111.611.6: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Outside off, Smith carves it through point for one more. South Africa contiune to keep it tidy.
111.511.5: Dwaine Pretorius to Glenn Maxwell, Just the one again! Dealing in singles are Australia at the moment! Outside off, this is hit through point for one.
111.411.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, A slight misfield but just the one! Outside off, this is driven towards point, the fielder does not stop it cleanly. A single taken.
111.311.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Glenn Maxwell, Maxwell makes use of his wrists this time and plays it through mid-wicket for one.
111.211.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Angled into the pads, Smith works it through square leg for one.
011.111.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Just wide! Slightly fuller and on off, Smith looks to drive but does so uppishly, it goes just wide of the outstretched hand of the bowler and to mid off.
11 Overs | Runs : 55/3 | Run rate : 5
010.610.6: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, A huge appeal but turned down! On the pads, Maxwell looks to flick, it hits the pad and de Kock takes it. End of another good over. 64 needed in 54.
010.510.5: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Really nicely bowled! Slows it up and lands it on off, Maxwell plays it back to the bowler.
110.410.4: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Flatter this time and on the pads, it is pushed down to long on for one.
110.310.3: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Just the one again! Angled into the pads, Maxwell flicks it through mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
110.210.2: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Slower but shorter, this is pushed down to long on for one.
110.110.1: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Angled into the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 51/3 | Run rate : 5.1
19.69.6: Dwaine Pretorius to Glenn Maxwell, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
19.59.5: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Good shot but only for one! Fuller and on middle, this is driven down to long on for a single. Fifty up for the Aussies! 
09.49.4: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Yet another dot! Outside off, shorter, Smith guides it to point.
19.39.3: Dwaine Pretorius to Glenn Maxwell, Good length and on off, Maxwell pushes it through covers for one.
09.29.2: Dwaine Pretorius to Glenn Maxwell, BEATEN! Flirts at one which is shorter and outside off, Maxwell looks to push at it but misses.
19.19.1: Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith, Outside off, this is guided through point for one.
9 Overs | Runs : 47/3 | Run rate : 5.22
18.68.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, That should have been another wicket! Big opportunity goes abegging! Shamsi tosses this up nicely well outside off. Smith goes after it with hard hands, he gets an inside edge towards short fine leg. Maxwell goes for a run. He is struggling. The fielder comes in and fires it to the keeper but the throw is not the best one. Maxwell was well short had it been a good throw. This could well cost South Africa big time. The desperation for a run there just shows the Aussies are under pressure here.
08.58.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Flatter and on off, Smith goes back and blocks.
48.48.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, FOUR! Deft! Brilliant shot! He almost played that right before the keeper's gloves! Flatter and outside off, Smith plays it very late and past backward point for a boundary. Welcome one.
18.38.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, On the pads, it is worked with soft hands through square leg. They take the first one quickly but have to settle for a single.
18.28.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Tossed up on off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
18.18.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Glenn Maxwell, Full and on middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 39/3 | Run rate : 4.88
17.67.6: Keshav Maharaj to Glenn Maxwell, Flatter ball, outside off. Maxwell taps it behind square on the off side. Anrich Nortje runs to his left from short third man and stops the ball. A single to end the over.
07.57.5: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, OUT! CAUGHT! Huge wicket this for the Proteas as the in-form Mitchell Marsh departs! Maharaj serves a full ball, on the pads. Marsh whips it aerially but the ball goes straight to Rassie van der Dussen at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch.
17.47.4: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Fuller in length, on middle. Smith eases it down the ground for a run.
17.37.3: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Floated, on off. Mitchell Marsh drills it to long off for a run.
27.27.2: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Good running! Tossed up, om middle. Marsh drives it past long off and collects a couple of runs.
17.17.1: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, outside off. Steven Smith punches it to sweeper cover and takes a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 33/2 | Run rate : 4.71
06.66.6: Tabraiz Shamsi to Mitchell Marsh, A dot to end the over! Tossed up, on middle. Mitchell Marsh plays the reverse sweep but finds the short third man fielder yet again!
16.56.5: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Shamsi serves a shorter ball, down leg. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for a brace.
16.46.4: Tabraiz Shamsi to Mitchell Marsh, A half-tracker, around middle. Marsh rocks back and pulls it along the ground towards deep mid-wicket for one.
06.36.3: Tabraiz Shamsi to Mitchell Marsh, Floated, outside off. Mitchell Marsh plays the reverse sweep but finds the short third man fielder.
16.26.2: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, on middle. Steven Smith tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
26.16.1: Tabraiz Shamsi to Steven Smith, Tossed up, outside off. Steven Smith carves it through covers for a couple.
6 Overs | Runs : 28/2 | Run rate : 4.67
05.65.6: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Flatter ball, on middle. Marsh tucks it to mid-wicket. At the end of the Powerplay, Australia are 28/2.
25.55.5: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Just a tad short, on off. Mitchell Marsh lofts it over the bowler and takes a couple.
05.45.4: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Floated, around off. Mitchell Marsh pushes it back to the bowler.
15.35.3: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Tossed up, outside off. Steven Smith drives it to long off and collects a run.
15.25.2: Keshav Maharaj to Mitchell Marsh, Shorter ball, on middle. Mitchell Marsh flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
15.15.1: Keshav Maharaj to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, on middle. Steven Smith tucks it to the leg side for one.
5 Overs | Runs : 23/2 | Run rate : 4.6
34.64.6: Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith, FOUR! Nicely done! Short ball, around off. Steven Smith works it behind square on the leg side. Dwaine Pretorius runs across to his left and puts in a slide to stop the ball. The batters take three.
04.54.5: Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith, A bumper, around leg. Steven Smith sways away from the line of the ball.
04.44.4: Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith, Back of a length, on off. Smith gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it.
04.34.3: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, OUT! TAKEN! Just what South Africa needed at this stage! Kagiso Rabada picks the big wicket of David Warner! Full ball, around off. Warner looks to drive but it goes off the outer half of the bat towards Heinrich Klaasen at backward point who takes a good low catch. Rabada looks pumped and Australia lose their second wicket!
04.24.2: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Short of a length, around off. David Warner hops in his crease to block this one out.
44.14.1: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Back of a length, outside off. David Warner stays back and cuts it past point for a boundary.
4 Overs | Runs : 16/1 | Run rate : 4
03.63.6: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, Dot to finish the over. So, just a boundary from it. Full ball, on off. Marsh hits it back to the bowler.
03.53.5: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, On a length, on off. Marsh blocks this one with ease.
03.43.4: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, Back of a length, on off. Marsh looks to pull it away but misses.
03.33.3: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, Fuller ball, on off. Marsh pushes it to mid off.
03.23.2: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, Length ball, on the pads. Marsh looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
43.13.1: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR! Nicely done! Full ball, on the pads. Marsh flicks it away for a boundary.
3 Overs | Runs : 12/1 | Run rate : 4
02.62.6: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, A high full toss, on off. Warner is taken by surprise and blocks it. It is not called a no ball though.
02.52.5: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Length ball, on the pads. Warner misses the flick and is hit on the stomach.
42.42.4: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, FOUR! Top shot! Full ball, outside off. Warner drives it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.
02.32.3: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Short of a length, on off. Warner leaps up and taps it back on the deck.
02.22.2: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Length ball, on off. Punched to covers.
42.12.1: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, FOUR! Classic David Warner! Short ball, around off. The southpaw swivels and pulls it to the square leg fence.
2 Overs | Runs : 4/1 | Run rate : 2
01.71.6: Anrich Nortje to Mitchell Marsh, Short of a length, outside off. Marsh looks to punch but misses. 2 runs and a wicket from that over.
01.61.5: Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch, OUT! TAKEN! There comes the first wicket and the pair of Rabada and Nortje does the magic! Short of a length, wide outside off. Finch throws the bat at it but gets the outside edge. The ball flies to third man. Rabada runs in to his left and slides to take a good catch.
11.51.4: Anrich Nortje to David Warner, Tap and run. Length ball, around leg. Warner taps it towards short mid-wicket for a quick single.
01.41.4: Anrich Nortje to David Warner, Length ball, down the leg side. Warner misses the flick. De Kock dives to his right and collects the ball.
01.31.3: Anrich Nortje to David Warner, Dot again. On a length, around off. Warner taps it to point.
01.21.2: Anrich Nortje to David Warner, Full ball, on the pads. Warner flicks it. The man at short mid-wicket dives to his right and stops the ball.
01.11.1: Anrich Nortje to David Warner, Play and a miss! Full ball, outside off. Warner is stuck to the crease while looking to drive and misses.
1 Overs | Runs : 2/0 | Run rate : 2
00.70.6: Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch, Dot to finish the over. Fuller ball, on off. Finch looks to drive but gets the inside edge to mid-wicket. 2 from the first over.
00.60.5: Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch, Dot again. On a length, just outside off. Finch stays in the crease and blocks it.
00.50.5: Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch, Length ball, way down the leg side. Left alone and called a wide.
00.40.4: Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch, Short of a length, outside off. Finch goes for the punch but is beaten. Good bowling by Rabada.
00.30.3: Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch, In the air...but safe! Length ball, outside off. Finch comes down the track to flick but gets the top edge. The ball goes to the right of Rabada. He tries to get there but does not.
10.20.2: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Tap and run. Length ball, on off. Warner taps it to short cover and sets off for a quick single.
00.10.1: Kagiso Rabada to David Warner, Rabada serves a length ball, on off. Blocked out by Warner.
South Africa First innings
Kagiso Rabada19 | 23)*
Mitchell Starc4|0|32|2
219.619.6: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, NOT OUT! Two runs to end the innings! Full ball, on middle. Kagiso Rabada heaves it towards deep mid-wicket and looks for the second run. The throw comes in from the deep towards Starc who whips the bails off. The replays show that Tabraiz Shamsi is well inside his crease! South Africa finish with 118/9.
019.519.5: Mitchell Starc to Tabraiz Shamsi, Bye! Full ball, outside off. Tabraiz Shamsi misses his heave and the batters sneak in a bye! Matthew Wade, behind the sticks has a shy at his end but he misses.
019.419.4: Mitchell Starc to Anrich Nortje, OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa lose another as Starc gets his man! Full ball, outside off. Anrich Nortje looks to loft it over cover but it goes off the toe end towards Aaron Finch at covers who does the rest.
019.319.3: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Excellent comeback delivery! Starc bowls a pin-point yorker, around leg. Rabada digs it out to the leg side for one.
619.219.2: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, SIX! A much-needed maximum for South Africa! Starc misses his yorker and serves a juicy full toss, around middle. Kagiso Rabada hits a one-handed biggie over long on!
219.119.1: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full ball, on middle. Kagiso Rabada pushes it to long on and collects a couple.
19 Overs | Runs : 106/8 | Run rate : 5.58
118.618.6: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Full ball, way outside off. Kagiso Rabada hangs back and drills it to long off for a run. Another good over for the Aussies as just 5 runs came off it!
018.518.5: Pat Cummins to Anrich Nortje, Wade will not be happy with himself there! Yes, it bounced just in front of him but he would have been expected to stop it. Well wide outside off, Nortje throws his bat at it but misses. Wade does not collect it cleanly and a bye is run.
018.418.4: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Leg bye! Full ball, down leg. Kagiso Rabada backs away to flick but he misses and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away and they sneak in a leg bye.
018.318.3: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, A slower bumper, around leg. Kagiso Rabada ducks under it.
218.218.2: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, A full toss, on middle. Kagiso Rabada looks to go over long on but it goes off the inner half of the blade to wide of long on for a couple of runs.
018.118.1: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, A yorker, around middle. Kagiso Rabada digs it out watchfully.
18 Overs | Runs : 101/8 | Run rate : 5.61
217.617.6: Mitchell Starc to Anrich Nortje, Good running! A low full toss, outside off. Anrich Nortje looks to drive but gets the outside edge towards third man for a couple. Just 3 runs and a wicket from the over!
117.517.5: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Length ball, around off. Rabada looks to loft it but it goes off the outer half towards deep cover for one.
017.417.4: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Play and a miss! Good-length ball, outside off. Kagiso Rabada looks to slog it but he misses.
017.317.3: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Yorker-length ball, on middle and leg. Kagiso Rabada digs it out on the leg side.
017.217.2: Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada, Full ball, around off. Kagiso Rabada pushes it to cover.
017.117.1: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, OUT! TAKEN! A huge wicket in the context of this game as the set batter in Aiden Markram walks back to the hut! Full ball, darted on the pads. Markram flicks it uppishly and the ball goes straight to Glenn Maxwell at deep mid-wicket who takes a simple catch. A day to to forget so far for the Proteas!
17 Overs | Runs : 98/8 | Run rate : 5.76
016.716.6: Josh Hazlewood to Kagiso Rabada, Excellent comeback from Hazlewood! Another yorker, on middle. Kagiso Rabada squeezes it out back to the bowler. 12 runs off the over!
016.616.5: Josh Hazlewood to Kagiso Rabada, Well bowled! Yorker-length delivery, around off. Kagiso Rabada digs it out towards cover.
416.516.4: Josh Hazlewood to Kagiso Rabada, FOUR! Nicely done! Short of a length, just outside off. Kagiso Rabada stays back and whacks it over mid off for a boundary.
016.416.3: Josh Hazlewood to Kagiso Rabada, Good-length ball, around off. Kagiso Rabada blocks it back to the bowler.
116.316.2: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Full ball, outside off. Aiden Markram drags it to long on and takes a single.
016.216.2: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Wide! Full and too wide, outside off. Aiden Markram lets it be. Wided!
616.116.1: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, SIX! WOW! What a clean strike! Back of a length, on middle. Aiden Markram stands tall and sends it sailing way, way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!
16 Overs | Runs : 86/7 | Run rate : 5.38
015.615.6: Adam Zampa to Kagiso Rabada, A really full one, a yorker to end his spell. Rabada jams it out. He wants a run but is sent back. Excellent from Zampa. 4-0-21-2 for him.
115.515.5: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
015.415.4: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Shorter and quite wide outside off, Markram cuts but can't get it past point.
115.315.3: Adam Zampa to Kagiso Rabada, On middle, Rabada works it down to long on and gets to the other end. He is off the mark.
015.215.2: Adam Zampa to Kagiso Rabada, Flatter and on middle, it is blocked.
115.115.1: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Markram comes down the track and works it through mid-wicket for one. He holds the key now, has to be there till the end.
15 Overs | Runs : 83/7 | Run rate : 5.53
014.614.6: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, On a length, outside off. Punched to covers.
014.514.5: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, Short ball, on off. Rabada looks to duck but gets hit on the helmet.
014.414.4: Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada, On a length, outside off. Left alone.
014.314.3: Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, OUT! Dear, oh dear! Things go from bad to worse for the Proteas! Length ball, on off. Pushed to point by Maharaj. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and the fielder backing up misses too. The ball goes to long on and Maharaj looks to sneak in a single. He is way down the track but Markam is not interested. Maharaj tries to get back but he slips in the middle of the pitch. Maxwell throws a wide throw to Wade. The keeper collects it and runs Maharaj out.
014.214.2: Pat Cummins to Keshav Maharaj, Fuller ball, on off. Maharaj blocks it to cover.
114.114.1: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Markram hits it to long on for one.
14 Overs | Runs : 82/6 | Run rate : 5.86
013.613.6: Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius, OUT! TAKEN! The leggie gets another and the procession for the Proteas continues! Flatter ball, outside off. Dwaine Pretorius looks to cut it but gets the outside edge. Matthew Wade does well behind the stumps and takes a sharp catch. 5 runs and 2 wickets from that over!
113.513.5: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Googly again. But this is played to long on for one.
113.413.4: Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius, Googly, around off. Dwaine Pretorius chops it past covers for one.
013.313.3: Adam Zampa to David Miller, OUT! LBW! That looked plumb and the TV umpire confirms the same! Tossed up, around leg. Miller looks to sweep it away but gets no bat on it. The ball hits the pads and it looks plumb. The finger goes up but Miller reviews it right away. There is no bat on that one and Ball Tracker shows three reds! The southpaw takes the long walk back to the hut and the Aussies are delighted!
213.213.2: Adam Zampa to David Miller, Loopy ball, on off. Miller drives it past the diving cover fielder for a couple.
113.113.1: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Just a single as this is hit to long off.
13 Overs | Runs : 77/4 | Run rate : 5.92
012.612.6: Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Short of a length, on leg. Miller pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
212.512.5: Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, A touch fuller, on leg. Miller works it towards fine leg for a couple.
112.412.4: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, On a length, around off. Punched down to long on for one.
112.312.3: Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, Length ball, on the pads. Miller flicks it away for one.
112.212.2: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Full ball, on off. Hit to mid off for one.
112.112.1: Josh Hazlewood to David Miller, NOT OUT! Length ball, on off. Miller chops it back towards the bowler. Wade runs in and fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. The TV umpire is called in but Miller is well inside the crease. One taken.
12 Overs | Runs : 71/4 | Run rate : 5.92
411.611.6: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Welcome boundary and Maxwell is gutted with himself! He ends his spell with a short one well outside off, Markram cuts it through point and bags a boundary. 8 from his last over but a good spell from him. 4-0-24-1 for him.
111.511.5: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, That is lovely work from Maxwell! Miller would have had to walk back had that hit. On middle, this is worked towards the leg side. Miller goes for one. The bowler gets to the ball in no time and as he turns, fires it towards the bowler's end but misses the stumps.
111.411.4: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, This time he connects with the flick shot and it goes through mid-wicket for one.
011.311.3: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Almost! This lands on off and turns back in a touch. Markram looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
111.211.2: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Slightly shorter in length and on middle, Miller pulls it through square leg for another single.
111.111.1: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Sees Markram come down the track and shortens the length, it is pushed down to long off for one.
11 Overs | Runs : 63/4 | Run rate : 5.73
010.610.6: Adam Zampa to David Miller, Two dots in a row to end! A tidy over from Zampa! On middle, it is flicked to mid-wicket.
010.510.5: Adam Zampa to David Miller, Flatter and on the pads, Miller once again tries to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads.
110.410.4: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Slightly shorter again and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
110.310.3: Adam Zampa to David Miller, Was that a chance? No, it was hit right into the ground! Fuller and on off, Miller hits it back to the left of the bowler. Zampa dives and gets two hands to it but does not hang on. It goes towards mid-wicket for one.
210.210.2: Adam Zampa to David Miller, Really good running! On the pads, this is worked between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
010.110.1: Adam Zampa to David Miller, A little too straight, on the pads, Miller looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
10 Overs | Runs : 59/4 | Run rate : 5.9
19.69.6: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Floats it up on off, Miller pushes it down to long off and takes one.
19.59.5: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Floats it up on off, it is flicked through mid-wicket for one.
09.49.4: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Markram will feel he missed out there! Shorter and on off, this is pushed hard but to covers.
19.39.3: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, Another single! Angled into the pads, Miller nudges it towards mid-wicket.
29.29.2: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, On middle, Miller works it nicely wide of long on and takes two.
09.19.1: Glenn Maxwell to David Miller, On the pads, Miller works it to short fine leg.
9 Overs | Runs : 54/4 | Run rate : 6
08.68.6: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, A yorker on the pads, finally Starc bowls a good delivery. Markram looks to jam it out but it goes off the leading edge to point.
18.58.5: Mitchell Starc to David Miller, A full toss on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
18.48.4: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, A slower bumper now and on middle, Markram gently pulls it down to fine leg for one.
48.38.3: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Starc has been guilty of being way too full. Again he serves a half volley outside off, Markram strokes it beautifully through wide mid off for a boundary. Fifty up for South Africa.
28.28.2: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Starc goes full but on the pads, Markram works it through mid-wicket. Two taken.
08.18.1: Mitchell Starc to Aiden Markram, Length and on off, angling away, it is guided to point.
8 Overs | Runs : 46/4 | Run rate : 5.75
07.67.6: Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and South Africa are in deep trouble now! Length ball, around off. Heinrich Klaasen looks to flick it through mid-wicket and closes the bat face tad early. It takes the leading edge. The ball goes straight to Steven Smith at backward point who takes a good low catch by diving forward. Huge blow for the Proteas as Klaasen was looking in good touch.
17.57.5: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Slower ball, shorter in length, on middle. Aiden Markram works it to long on and takes a single.
07.47.4: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Short of a length, around off. Aiden Markram punches it to cover off the back foot.
17.37.3: Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Back of a length, around middle and leg. Heinrich Klaasen tickles it to fine leg for a run.
47.27.2: Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! What a shot! Length ball, in the slot, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen prods and drives it past the mid off fielder. The ball races away to the fence.
17.17.1: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Slower ball, fuller in length, around off. Aiden Markram tucks it to the leg side for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 39/3 | Run rate : 5.57
06.66.6: Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Zampa fires in a quicker ball, around leg. Heinrich Klaasen looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
46.56.5: Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! Excellent placement from Klaasen! A half-tracker, around off. Heinrich Klaasen whips it to the left of the deep square leg fielder and collects a boundary.
16.46.4: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Flatter ball, on middle. Aiden Markram eases it to long on for a run.
36.36.3: Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Top effort from Mitchell Marsh in the deep! A tad short, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen rocks back and cuts it past point. Marsh runs to his left and puts in a dive to save a run for his side.
16.26.2: Adam Zampa to Aiden Markram, Loopy ball, fuller in length, outside off. Aiden Markram carves it past covers to collect a single.
06.16.1: Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen, Leg bye! Flatter ball, down leg. Heinrich Klaasen misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away and they take a leg bye!
6 Overs | Runs : 30/3 | Run rate : 5
15.65.6: Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen, Good-length ball, around middle. Heinrich Klaasen drives it wide of mid on. Mitchell Starc there runs to his left and keeps it to just one. South Africa are 29/3 at the end of the Powerplay.
15.55.5: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Full ball, outside off. Aiden Markram goes for another expansive drive but gets the toe end. The ball goes towards cover and the batters cross for one.
45.45.4: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Glorious! Back of a length, outside off. Aiden Markram stands tall in his crease and punches it past the mid off fielder for a boundary.
05.35.3: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, An appeal for LBW but turned down! Length ball, outside off. Aiden Markram gets low and looks to heave it across the line but misses and gets hit on the pads. The impact was clearly outside off.
05.25.2: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Good-length ball, outside off. Aiden Markram prods and drives it to mid off.
05.15.1: Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, Back of a length, around off. Aiden Markram turns it on the leg side off the back foot.
5 Overs | Runs : 23/3 | Run rate : 4.6
04.64.6: Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Excellent bowling from Josh Hazlewood! A wicket-maiden over! Good-length ball, just outside off. Heinrich Klaasen defends it awkwardly off the back foot.
04.54.5: Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Five dots in a row! Length ball, around off. Heinrich Klaasen defends it out.
04.44.4: Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Full ball, around off. Heinrich Klaasen drives but straight to the mid on fielder.
04.34.3: Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Back of a length, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen punches it to point.
04.24.2: Josh Hazlewood to Heinrich Klaasen, Good-length ball, around off. Heinrich Klaasen blocks it out.
04.14.1: Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, OUT! BOWLED! Oh, dear! Nothing is going South Africa's way! Quinton de Kock tries to get cheeky but loses his wicket in the process! Hazlewood serves a good-length ball, around off. De Kock moves across and tries to scoop it over short fine leg but he misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball loops up in the air and hits the stumps. Australia are delighted and South Africa lose their third wicket. Replays just showed that de Kock had no idea in which direction did the ball lob up. He was looking for a run and hence, wandered out of the crease but then realized it was going back onto his stumps when the ball landed in front of the sticks. By then it was too late and it went onto knock the bails off. De Kock can't believe it as he walks off really slowly. 
4 Overs | Runs : 23/3 | Run rate : 5.75
13.63.6: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, Tossed up, on off. Quinton de Kock goes for the reverse sweep. He gets a bottom edge to third man for one.
03.53.5: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, Shorter ball, outside off. Quinton de Kock hits it to covers.
43.43.4: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, FOUR! Quinton de Kock gets his first boundary! He backs away to the leg side and Maxwell bowls a shorter ball, on leg. This is heaved over mid-wicket for a boundary.
03.33.3: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, Darted on off. De Kock backs away to the leg side and hits it to cover.
13.23.2: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Shorter ball, on off. Aiden Markram comes down the track and hits it to deep mid-wicket for one.
03.13.1: Glenn Maxwell to Aiden Markram, Loopy ball, on off. Aiden Markram pushes it towards mid on.
3 Overs | Runs : 17/2 | Run rate : 5.67
02.62.6: Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Just a single and a wicket from the over! Fuller ball, outside off. De Kock pushes it uppishly to point. 
02.52.5: Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Three dots in a row. On a length, on off. Flicked straight towards short mid-wicket.
02.42.4: Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Short of a length, on leg. De Kock misses the whip and gets hit on the pads.
02.32.3: Josh Hazlewood to Quinton de Kock, Length ball, around off. De Kock looks to flick it but gets hit high on the pads.
12.22.2: Josh Hazlewood to Aiden Markram, Length ball, outside off. Markram looks to drive but gets the outside edge to third man for one.
02.12.1: Josh Hazlewood to Rassie van der Dussen, OUT! TAKEN! Josh Hazlewood is off to a flying start! He was in great form for Chennai in the Indian T20 League and has carried the same in the World Cup! This is a brilliant delivery. On a length, right in the corridor of uncertainty. Rassie van der Dussen has his feet glued to the crease while looking to push at it. All he gets is the outside edge and Matthew Wade does the rest behind the stumps!
2 Overs | Runs : 16/2 | Run rate : 8
11.61.6: Glenn Maxwell to Rassie van der Dussen, Shorter ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen hits it down to long on for one. A wicket and 5 runs from the over.
11.51.5: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, That has been hit very hard but just for one! Maxwell fires it into the pads of de Kock who pulls it hard through square leg. The fielder does well in the deep to get across to his left quickly and keep it down to one.
11.41.4: Glenn Maxwell to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen works it to long on to get off the mark. A single.
01.31.3: Glenn Maxwell to Temba Bavuma, OUT! BOWLED! MAXWELL MAGIC! He bowls a flatter ball, on off. Bavuma stays in his crease looking to block. The ball stays a touch low and goes onto hit the stumps! Big and early wicket for the Aussies and they will be delighted.
11.21.2: Glenn Maxwell to Quinton de Kock, Tossed up, on off. De Kock pushes it to long off for one.
11.11.1: Glenn Maxwell to Temba Bavuma, Darted on the pads. Pushed to wide long on for one. It is time for Quinton de Kock vs Glenn Maxwell!
1 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 11
00.60.6: Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock, Short of a length, outside off. De Kock goes for the cut but gets it from the toe end. The ball goes towards short cover. 11 from the first over!
10.50.5: Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, outside off. Bavuma reaches out for it but gets the outside edge. The ball goes to third man for one.
40.40.4: Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! He does it again! Mitchell Starc is looking for swing and serves a full ball, outside off. Temba Bavuma leans into it and drives it past point for a boundary.
40.30.3: Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! Glorious stroke! Starc goes fuller this time, around off. Bavuma drives it past mid off and gets a boundary. Great shot.
00.20.2: Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, On a length, lands just outside off. Temba Bavuma pushes it to mid off.
20.10.1: Mitchell Starc to Temba Bavuma, Lovely shot and Bavuma gets South Africa underway! Starc serves a length ball, on off. Bavuma drives it nicely. The man at covers dives but cannot stop it. Two taken.
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