International Cricket: 2018 3rd One-Day Match, Australia v South Africa 2nd Innings Write-Up at Blundstone Arena in Hobart


Dale Steyn immediately struck Chris Lynn on the second ball of the night.

Lynn misjudged the cover drive as it edged straight to Quinton De Kock’s gloves on zero.

Aaron Finch may have fired off before he couldn’t find the power at mid-on.

Thanks to the catch from Kagiso Rabada, Finch left on 11 as Lungi Ngidi gets his 1st wicket.

Shaun Marsh took Finch’s place and scored some handy runs himself.

Travis Head, though, couldn’t find the gap when he cuts straight to Aiden Markram’s hands at point.

With minimal foot movement & hard hands, Head leaves on six.

Marcus Stoinis & Shaun Marsh both reached double figures as Australia 3-61 in 18 overs.

Not long later, they formed the 50-run stand before breaks through the three-figure mark in 25 overs.

Part 2

Stoinis whacked up a few sixes as he scored his 50 in 59 balls.

Shaun Marsh too followed Stoinis’s lead with a 50 himself for the 13th time in his ODI career.

Imran Tahir thought he trapped Marcus Stoinis with the LBW.

But Stoinis referred the decision where he hit the bat first then pad which overturned to Not Out.

In the 29th over, Stoinis whacked through the stands for six where the policeman took a one-hand screamer.

Though, he tried to cut through the off side before Aiden Markram ended his innings at Point on 63.

Nevertheless, Shaun Marsh steered Australia’s run chase to 170 in 33 overs.

As Australia went past 200, S.March made his into the nervous nineties while Alex Carey fired off on 24.

With ten overs to go, S.Marsh ran home to clinch his 6th ODI hundred in 98 balls.

But S.Marsh ended his innings on 106 when he scooped up high to Heinrich Klaasen’s hands at mid-on.

Part 3

Alex Carey continued to put runs on the board as he’s on 42 before he knicked straight to Quinton De Kock’s gloves.

Dale Steyn took his 2nd wicket where he produced the short-ish ball.

But it’s Carey who gave himself some room too much and reached out for the cut shot.

Glenn Maxwell scored some handy runs on 35 before he’s unable to find the gap.

Thanks to the catch from Reeza Hendricks in the deep, it gifted Steyn’s 3rd wicket.

Mitchell Starc chipped up high and went straight to Kagiso Rabada’s hands for a duck.

Rabada went on to rack on his 3rd wicket when Adam Zampa flicks straight to Faf Du Plessis at mid-off.

FINAL SCORE: Australia 9-280.

South Africa win by 40 runs & the three-match One Day Series, 2-1 v Australia.

Australia won every other ODI Series at home v South Africa before until today when they lost for the second time since 2009.

The visitors will have one more meeting v the Aussies next Saturday.

It’s the solitary Twenty20 International Game at Metricon Stadium in the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Tune in at 6.50-11 PM AEDT LIVE on Fox Cricket.

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