Australia vs South Africa 2018: 2nd ODI, Adelaide – Match Review; Finally, Australia tasted success in the International format of the game. They have been waiting for a victory for a long time and eventually, it made its way tonight against South Africans. It was a collective team effort from Australia, as every individual contributed to the victory in his own way.
Kagiso Rabada bowled with venom:
Initially, it was South Africa who backed themselves to chase the target. Justifying the toss decision, Lungi Ngidi delivered with the new ball by rattling the defense of Travis Head when the scorecard read 12/0.
Meanwhile, Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch added a good little partnership to avoid further hiccups. However, it didn’t last long, as Rabada got the nick of Marsh’s flashing willow. He was quickly followed by Aaron Finch as well.
Chris Lynn entertained the crowd with his 44-run knock while Alex Carey also scored 47 to his name. Just when things looked in control for Australia, the failure by Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell turned the things towards South Africa way.
The 22-run knock by Adam Zampa, in the end, helped them to put 231 runs on the board. In the end, it was the knock, which proved to be vital for Australia to seal the game.
A Collective Bowling effort does the trick for Australia:
In reply, South Africa got an early jolt when Micthell Starc sent back Quinton de Kock for a cheap score. He was quickly followed by Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks to put South Africa in all kinds of trouble.
The trouble stretched when Stonis got rid off Klaasen. However, the skipper Faf du Plessis and David Miller batted beautifully to make the score look bleak for Australia. Just when things looked out of control, Pat Cummins delivered the peach of a delivery to dismiss Faf du Plessis.
Then it was Dwayne Pretorius, who looked really uncomfortable in the middle. Once Faf du Plessis was dismissed, it was like a walk in the park for Australians, who sealed a seven-run victory while defending 232 on the board.
Australia – 231-all out (Alex Carey 47; Kagiso Rabada 4/54)
South Africa – 224/9 (David Miller 51, Marcus Stoinis 3/35)
Match Result – Australia won by seven runs against South Africa at Adelaide.