South Africa has beaten Australia by six wickets in Perth and took a one-nil lead in the three-match series. Earlier in the day, Proteas skipper, Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first. Australia couldn’t put up a great show, as they lost their first wicket in the third over of the innings. Meanwhile, the top three batsmen only managed to add six runs to the board before surrendering their wickets.
Proteas takes an early lead in the series
Later, wicket-keeper batsman, Alex Carey tried to contribute in the middle adding 33 runs off 71 deliveries scoring only two boundaries. Meanwhile, the South Africa bowlers did a splendid job to rattle the batting line-up in quick times.
Andile Phehlukwayo was the pick of the bowlers who scalped three wickets, whereas, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir bagged two wickets each. However, Australia cricketer, Nathan Coulter-Nile provided some vital 34 runs off 31 deliveries, smashing five boundaries and a six.
Meanwhile, Australia could only manage to score 152 runs losing all their ten wickets at the end of 38.1 overs. While chasing, South Africa gave a solid start scoring 94 runs for the first wicket. The hosts tried all of their bowlers to pick up some early wickets but failed in their attempt. Though Australia managed to make a breakthrough in the 17th over, as de Kock departed scoring 47, they seemed to have lost the game by then.
Just after some time, de Kock’s partner, Reeza Hendricks returned into the pavilion after giving a catch to Chris Lynn. Marcus Stonis was the bowler to pick the second wicket, and later he grabbed two more. Meanwhile, South Africa batsman, Aiden Markram added some quality 36 runs off his bat before David Miller completed the proceedings.
As South Africa won the game by six wickets, here are the Twitter reactions –
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) November 4, 2018
— Morne Morkel (@mornemorkel65) November 4, 2018
#ProteaFire burning strong in Aus!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 4, 2018
‘Dream with us,Smile with us’ !!! #AUSvSA
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 4, 2018
— Cricket World (@Cricket_World) November 4, 2018
— #ADilCricinfo (@PAK_OnLy_TEaM) November 4, 2018
SA vs AUS is very interesting and tough series for both teams.#chhodnamat
— Harish H Vadsariya (@i_m_harishHV786) November 4, 2018
@TataSky i took ultra pack because I wanted all channels especially cricket channels. Woke up this morning to watch Aus Vs SA and realised that I have the worst provider. Even for upcoming aus vs India series u don’t have sony six HD. I want to quit tatasky immediately. Pls help.
— Yash Bagadia (@yash_bagadia) November 4, 2018
F du Plessis_2*
AK Markra _32*
— Muhammad Asim (@PAK_SuPer_SMS) November 4, 2018
— #ADilCricinfo (@Live_PaK_Team) November 4, 2018
Channel 9 not doing live SA vs Aus, Odi series .. Probably first time in Austrailan summer… Its fox.
— amiya pani (@amiyapani) November 4, 2018
— Come On India 🙏🇮🇳 (@madam_jadeja) November 4, 2018
— Dhillan Kalyan (@DjGuji) November 4, 2018