Hello and Welcome to cricket Country’s live coverage of the third One-Day International (ODI) between Australia and South Africa of the ongoing West Indies Tri-Nation series at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday, I am Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing to you the live updates of today’s action. Australia were off to a thrilling start in their opening game against South Africa, where they beat hosts West Indies by six wickets, as they intend to carry their brilliant form in this game as well. Whereas South Africa, who lost their opening game to the hosts by four wickets, intend to bounce back and win this tie. Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs West Indies, Tri-Nation Series 2016, Match 3 at Guyana

MATCH REPORT

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 142| Overs 34.2 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Josh Hazlewood 11 (11): It’s all over for Australia. South Africa have not only won the match, but go top of the table with a bonus point as well. All three teams in the tournament have had a win and a loss so far. the next set of matches could be crucial. OUT! Nathan Lyon LBW b Phangiso 30 (31)

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 138/9| Overs 34 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Nathan Lyon 26 (29), Josh Hazlewood 11 (11): Play has finally resumed at Guyana with Australia having a mountain to climb. The last wicket pair of Hazlewood and Lyon will have to play the innings of their lives to get Australia over the line. South Africa on the other hand will not only be eyeing a win, but will look to get the bonus point as well.

Rain has reduced but covers still in place

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 116/9| Overs 31.2 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Nathan Lyon 18 (22), Josh Hazlewood 1 (2): Australia are all but out of this contest now as Finch, who was the only hope for them is dismissed for a well made 72. South Africa are just one wicket away from pulling off an incredible win. They can do it with a bonus point too, if they manage t bowl Australia out for 151 or less. However, RAIN HAS STOPPED PLAY. OUT! Nathan Coulter-Nile b Rabada 0 (7), Adam Zampa LBW b Tahir 0 (1), Aaron Finch c de Villiers b Phangiso 72 (103)

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 83/6| Overs 20 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Aaron Finch 32 (42), Nathan Coulter-Nile 0 (2): South Africa have struck once again, getting rid of Mitchell Marsh. Marsh tried to cut Tahir, but found the edge and it was safely pouched by de Kock. Finch meanwhile has gone past his half-century. Rabada is brought back into the attack and makes an immediate impact, dismissing Wade for just 2. Australia have their work cut out here. OUT! Mitchell Marsh c de Kock b Tahir 8 (13), Matthew Wade c de Kock b Rabada 2 (11)

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 47/4 | Overs 12 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Aaron Finch 32 (42), Mitchel Marsh 4 (1): Steven Smith too has to walk back to the pavilion after he was adjudged LBW off Parnell. He took the review as he believed that the ball was sliding down leg, but the replays showed that the ball woudld have crashed into the leg stump. Glenn Maxwell’s poor run continues as he was dismissed for just 3 off debutant Tabraiz Shamsi on ODI debut. Mitchell Marsh joins Aaron Finch. OUT! Steven Smith LBW b Parnell 8 (10), Glenn Maxwell LBW b Shamsi 3 (7)

Live cricket score and updates: Australia 11/2 | Overs 5 | TARGET: 190| BATTING: Aaron Finch 7 (16), Steven Smith 1 (2): South Africa get off to an excellent start as they have removed an in-form David Warner for just 1. Usman Khawaja too was later cleaned up by Kagiso Rabada with an excellent delivery. It was however PWayne Parnell, who got rid of Warner. South Africa very much in the game now. OUT! David Warner LBW b Parnell 1 (5)

INNINGS REPORT

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 189/9 | Overs 50 | BATTING: Kagiso Rabada 15 (27), Tabraiz Shamsi 0 (0): South Africa manage to play out the 50 overs and have given their bowlers something to bowl at. Behardien played an excellent innings and ensured that his side do not get bundled out cheaply. OUT! Farhaan Behardien b Maxwell 62 (82), Imran Tahir c Coulter-Nile b Maxwel 0 (1)

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 151/7 | Overs 43| BATTING: Farhaan Behardien 39 (60), Kagiso Rabada 1 (8): Aaron Phangiso’s resistance finally comes to an end as he holes out in the deep off the bowling of Zampa. Behardien is going well and is joined by Kagiso Rabada. OUT! Aaron Phangiso c Hazlewewood b Zampa 9 (41)

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 137/6 | Overs 37| BATTING: Farhaan Behardien 29 (46), Aaron Phangiso 6 (27): Behardien and Phangiso are just hanging in there at the moment. Their priority seems to be to bat out the 50 overs and get a score close to 200 on the board. South Africa have three spinners and could trouble the Aussie batsmen.

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 120/6 | Overs 31| BATTING: Farhaan Behardien 18 (26), Aaron Phangiso 0 (11): South Africa have lost yet another wicket and this time it is Wayne Parnell. the ball from Hazlewood kept low and crashed into his off stump. Phangiso has now joined Behaedien at the crease. OUT! Wayne Parnell b Hazlewood 2 (9).

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 104/5 | Overs 25| BATTING: Farhaan Behardien 4 (10), Wayne Parnell 0 (0): Skipper AB de Villiers is the next victim! Nathan Coulter-Nile after an expensive first spell is brought back into the attack. He strikes off his very first ball, much to the delight of his skipper. He then removes Duminy as well. On both occasions, the off stump goes for a walk. OUT! AB de Villiers b Coulter-Nile 22 (38), JP Duminy b Coulter-Nile 13 (22)

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 90/3 | Overs 20| BATTING: AB de Villiers 20 (35), JP Duminy 5 (5): Another one gone! This time it is Hashim Amla, who is run out courtesy of some excellent work in the field by Steven Smith. JP Duminy is the new batsman for South Africa. He needs to build a good partnership with AB de Villiers. OUT! Hasmim Amla run out 35 (46)

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 66/2 | Overs 14| BATTING: Hashim Amla 25 (36), AB de Villiers 11 (14): GONE! South Africa have lost the wicket of Rilee Rossouw as well. He was trapped in front by Nathan Lyon. Rossouw took the review, but the on-field umpire’s decision stayed. OUT! Rilee Rossouw LBW b Lyon 7 (11)

Live cricket score and updates: South Africa 39/1 | Overs 9| BATTING: Hashim Amla 11 (24), Rilee Rossouw 6 (7): South Africa have lost an early wicket of Quinoton de Kock as he is trapped in front by Josh Hazlewood. This is just the kind of start that Australia would have wanted as they look to make further inroads into the South African batting line-up. OUT! Quinton de Kock LBW b Hazlewood 18 (23)

Playing XI:

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

Toss: South Africa (Bat)

Australia put in a professional effort in their match against West Indies with both bat and ball. They managed to restrict the hosts to just 116 after winning the toss and electing to bowl first. Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa bowled exceptionally well, picking up three wickets apiece. David Warner continued his good run of form from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 and guided his side home with a composed 55 not out. Australia had lost a few wickets in quick succession courtesy of some excellent bowling from the West Indies spinners Sunil Narine and Sulieman Benn, but a target of 117 was never going to be enough to trouble Australia. AUS vs SA, Tri-Nation Series 2016: Predictions and Preview

South Africa had a ordinary outing with the bat in the first match. They managed to get just 188 on the board. Their middle-order failed completely and as a result could not put up a match-winning total. Their bowlers however gave West Indies a run for their money, but Kieron Pollard’s heroics with the bat ensured that the Proteas lost the match by four wickets. Spin again will play a major part in the game against Australia, like it has in the previous two matches of the tournament.

Squads:

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Farhaan Behardien, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Kyle Abbott.

Australia: Steven Smith (c), David Warner, George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell,Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa.

Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs West Indies, Tri-Nation Series 2016, Match 3 at Guyana