Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1

Scintillating centuries from Faf Du Plessis and David Miller helped South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in the third one day international at Hobart on Sunday.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the home side appeared to have fully justified skipper Aaron Finch’s decision when they picked up South Africa’s top three with just 50 odd on board for the visitors.

The first to go was wicket keeper Quinton De Kock, caught by Alex Carey off Mitchell Starc for 4. His opening partner Reeza Hendricks was the next to follow, caught down the leg side by Carey off the bowling of Marcus Stoinis.

Aiden Markram looked very good in his innings of 32 hitting three beautiful sixes and a four before he fell in similar fashion to Hendricks Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Report 2018 Hobart | Proteas win 2-1”

Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Preview-2018

The series is on the line in Hobart as Australia and South Africa lock horns in the Tasmanian capital city on Sunday.

Australia, after a disappointing performance in the first one dayer at Perth, came back strongly to defeat South Africa by 7 runs in the second ODI at Adelaide, thus ending their seven game losing streak in ODI’s. Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Third ODI Match Preview-2018”

Australia vs South Africa 2018 Adelaide Second ODI match report- Proteas choke & collapse again!

Australia ended their seven game losing streak in ODI’s as they beat South Africa by 7 runs in the second one day international at Adelaide. The home side produced a strong bowling performance to defend a modest total of 232 on what appeared to be a good batting wicket, storming back after a chastening defeat five days ago in Perth.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and sent Australia in at the Adelaide Oval. The hosts suffered an early jolt as local lad Travis Head was trapped LBW by Lungi Ngidi for 8 runs. Even worse, Head wasted the review despite the appeal looking good in real time.

The returning Shaun Marsh along with skipper Aaron Finch added 54 runs for the second wicket stand, before Kagiso Rabada provided a much needed breakthrough by getting rid of Marsh for 22.

Finch looked set for a big score, but lost his concentration and chopped on for 41, giving Dwaine Pretorius his first wicket of the game.

Chris Lynn then took Rabada to the cleaners, hitting a six and three fours off consecutive deliveries. The South African pacer however had the last laugh as Lynn attempted to smite another delivery, only to be caught behind by Quinton De Kock. Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa 2018 Adelaide Second ODI match report- Proteas choke & collapse again!”

Ross Taylor Hafeez Video | Taylor complaining about Hafeez’s bowling action chucking

Here is the video of New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor complaining to the umpire about Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action during the first one day international between New Zealand and Pakistan on 7 November 2018 Continue reading “Ross Taylor Hafeez Video | Taylor complaining about Hafeez’s bowling action chucking”

Australia vs South Africa 2018 Perth First ODI match report

South Africa’s pace battery produced a magnificent bowling performance, as they thrashed the Australians by six wickets in the first ODI at Perth and took a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the Proteas started superbly with the ball, as Dale Steyn claimed the wickets of Travis Head and D’Arcy Short after a maiden from Lungi Ngidi at the other end had seen pressure mount on the home side.

Ngidi then joined the party, as he claimed the wicket of opposition skipper Aaron Finch LBW to leave the home side reeling at 8/3. Replays showed that Finch would’ve had a reprieve had he chosen to preview, but for reasons best known to him, the Australian skipper chose not to.

Chris Lynn and Alex Carey steadied the ship somewhat by adding 28 runs for the fourth wicket, before Lynn was dismissed by Andile Phehlukwayo for 15.

Carey’s 33, plus some resistance from the tail, helped the Aussies go past the 150 run mark after having been 66/6 at one stage. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the last wicket to fall, top edging one to mid wicket as they were bowled out for 152 in 38.1 overs.

Phehlukwayo was the highest wicket taker for the Proteas, with figures of 3/33 to his name. Steyn, Ngidi and Imran Tahir scalped 2 wickets each as all the Proteas bowlers made merry at the new Optus Stadium.

Chasing a target of 153 runs, South Africa’s openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks set the tone by adding 94 runs for the opening stand, before De Kock fell to Coulter Nile for 47.

Hendricks and Aiden Markram got some time at the middle and made 44 & 36 respectively before falling to Marcus Stoinis.

Though they did lose wickets towards the end, the visitors overhauled the target of 153 with six wickets to spare.

Dale Steyn was declared the Man of the match for his fantastic bowling performance that set the tone for the Proteas early on.

Dale Steyn

The second one day international will be played at Adelaide on 9 November.

India vs England Fifth ODI Match Preview-2018

Team India, after a resounding 224 run win against the West Indies in the fourth ODI, will be aiming to seal the series with a win in the fifth ODI at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday.

The Men in Blue are leading 2-1, with the second ODI in Vizag having been tied. Virat Kohli’s men cannot lose the series, but a win will see the Windies draw it 2-2 and take home a share of the spoils. Continue reading “India vs England Fifth ODI Match Preview-2018”