Australia vs South Africa 2018, David Miller
David Miller affected a brilliant run-out in the Perth ODI against Australia. Image Courtesy: Getty

In the ongoing 1st ODI between Australia and South Africa in Perth, David Miller affected a brilliant run-out to dismiss Pat Cummins. Meanwhile, the Proteas had wrapped up hosts’ first innings on 153.

Miller’s bullseye saw Cummins short of ground

Earlier in the day, Proteas skipper, Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to bowl first. Australian openers Travis Head and Aaron Finch couldn’t deliver a good standing partnership losing their first wicket in the third over. Later, they lost two quick wickets and seemingly the plot to put South Africa on the backfoot.

Australia vs South Africa 2018, David Miller
David Miller affected a run-out in the Perth ODI. Image Courtesy: Getty

Meanwhile, Andile Phehlukwayo was the pick of the bowlers who bagged three wickets in the innings. Meanwhile, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi and Imran Tahir, all picked up two wickets. Also, Alex Carrey and Nathan Coulter-Nile only added some vital 33 and 34 runs, respectively.

Moreover, it was the third ball of the 29th over when Kagiso Rabada delivered the ball to Carey. The Aussies gifted the wicket to the Proteas. David Miller came up with a superb under-arm flick to hit the bullseye at the batter’s end. Carey tapped the ball away into the covers and set off for a single. Pat Cummins responded but was well short of the crease despite the deliberate dive. Later, the fast bowler had to return to the pavilion scoring 12 runs off 26 deliveries.

Proteas in complete command of proceedings

As of now, South Africa is currently chasing 153 runs while the opening duo of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks has added 50+ runs partnership for the first wicket.

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Arijit Chatterjee

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