Quinton de Kock © Getty Images
Quinton de Kock © Getty Images

Nov 16, 2014

South Africa lost their first wicket in form of Quinton de Kock, who was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the second over. South Africa need another 149 runs to win as they reached 6/1 after three overs, in their second One-Day International (ODI) at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) Ground in Perth on Sunday.

Morne Morkel claimed five wickets to help South Africa bowl out Australia for a paltry total of 154 in 41.1 0vers. Mitchell Marsh‘s half-century was the only bright spot for the hosts as they suffered a batting collapse against a disciplined South African pace attack led by Morkel. Marsh smashed three fours and two sixes to score a fighting 67 off 88 balls.

Morkel registered his only second five-wicket haul in ODIs, and also his best bowling figures in the format. He looked in perfect rhythm Morkel returned with the figures of 8-0-21-5. South Africa’s star speedster Dale Steyn too had success, as he snared the wickets of Marsh, Aaron Finch and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

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