Dale Steyn made the crucial breakthrough in the 21st over © Getty Images
Dale Steyn made the crucial breakthrough in the 21st over © Getty Images

Nov 14, 2014

Dale Steyn got the crucial wicket of Austrian captain Michael Clarke in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at at Perth. Not form the match point of view, this was important from their personal rivalry point of view.

Earlier Vernon Philander picked up two wickets in the 15th over of the first ODI against South Africa at Perth on Friday. Australia had made a great start to their innings and were looking set for a 300+ total.

Warner and Finch started the proceedings slowly, taking until the sixth over to clear the fence for the first time. They had some luck early on too, as Finch edged one towards gully but was fortunate that there was no fielder there. Warner hit one high into the air the very next over, but the ball fell into no man’s land.

Dale Steyn had Finch trapped LBW in the fifth over, but the Australian opener survived thanks to DRS. The replays suggested that the ball was going above the stumps.  Warner looked in good touch, and did the bulk of the scoring initially as Australia reached 50 within nine overs.

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