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  • 8:39 PM IST

    Australia 219 all out in 37.4 overs | Chris Tremain 0(6): South Africa have won the game by 142 runs and taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Their bowlers have done a commendable job in chipping 10 Australian wickets inside 40 overs. They are now bolstering with confidence and will eye for a series win in the next game. Phehlukway scalped the last two wickets and helped South Africa wrap things up early.

    OUT! John Hastings c Miller b Phehlukwayo 23(19)
    OUT! Adam Zampa b Phehlukwayo 8(11)
  • 8:23 PM IST

    Australia 206/8 in 35 overs | John Hastings 17(15), Adam Zampa 1(4): Rabada once again steams in and gets rid of a well set of Travis Head. The partnership was broken after which Matthew Wade was too removed by Parnell. Australia are almost done and dusted with the tail open. South Africa on the other hand need just couple wickets to register another win and take a 2-0 lead int the five-match series. Imran Tahir strikes and rips through Joe Mennie’s defence.

    OUT! Travis Head lbw Kagiso Rabada 51(45)
    OUT! Matthew Wade c Duminy b Parnell 33(33)
    OUT! Joe Mennie b Imran Tahir 1(2)
  • 8:00 PM IST

    Australia 178/5 in 30 overs | Travis Head 47(40), Matthew Wade 31(30): Travis Head has taken charge and is leading the Australian fightback along with Matthew Wade but they have a long way to go. The duo is playing some good cricket and showing some immense resistance. South Africa need to break this partnership and wrap things up early.

  • 7:33 PM IST

    Australia 128/5 in 24 overs | Travis Head 22(23), Matthew Wade 6(11): It’s almost all over for Australia as things are getting from bad to worse. The lone fighter David Warner walks back to the pavilion after a tenacious fifty and Australia are in all sorts of trouble. South Africa have dominated the game right from the start and didn’t let Australia make a comeback. They will look to wrap things up early on and gain a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

    OUT! David Warner c Miller b Duminy 50(56)
  • 7:17 PM IST

    Australia 111/4 in 20 overs | David Warner 49(53), Travis Head 12(13): Just when Australia were pulling things back, they suffered another blow in the form of Mitchell Marsh. Wayne Parnell once again got the key wicket as Marsh edged on into the hands of De Kock behind the stumps. Australia are in hot water at the moment and need a miraculous innings from someone to win this game. South African bowlers have been right on the money and done the right job collectively.

    OUT! Mitchell Marsh c De Kock b Parnell 19(19)
  • 7:02 PM IST

    Australia 87/3 in 16 overs | David Warner 37(43), Mitchell Marsh 19(18): Australia trying to bail the team out of crisis and weathering the early storm with David Warner and Mitchell Marsh giving it all. They need a big partnership from these two as they have some batting to come. South African bowlers on the other hand need to scalp another wicket and put more pressure on Australia.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    Australia 55/3 in 11 overs | David Warner 26(15), Mitchell Marsh 0(0): Dale Steyn shows what he is made of by getting rid of Australian skipper Steve Smith as the latter edged one safely into the hands of Quinton de Kock behind the stumps. Moments later, Wayne Parnell also got rid of the man in form George Bailey as Australia are now in all sorts of trouble. They need some resistance out in the middle.

    OUT! Steve Smith c De Kock b Steyn 14(12)

    OUT! George Bailey b Parnell 9 (18)
  • 6:07 PM IST

    Australia 23/1 in 5 overs | David Warner 7(15), Steve Smith 13(10): Australia needed a good start from their openers as the target they are chasing is a huge one. South Africa drew the first blood and are now on track. Kagiso Rabada provided the first breakthrough and have got his team a desirable start. Australia need a big partnership and that too at a brisk rate. Dale Steyn is bowling from the other end and one can expect some action in next few overs.

    OUT! Aaron Finch c Farhaan Behardien b Kagiso Rabada 1(5)

  • 5:28 PM IST

    South Africa 361/6 in 50 overs | Wayne Parnell 8, Andile Phehlukwayo 13: South Africa post a massive total of 361 on the board and steered themselves in a commanding position. Australian batsmen have a task in hand in hunting down such a massive total as South Africa have a decent bowling. Duminy played a good hand and Rossouw got his team to a flying start. It’s been a collective effort by South Africa and one can expect some more action in the second innings.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    South Africa 309/4 in 44 overs | David Miller 7, Farhaan Behardien 1: Du Plessis scored a scintillating ton and steered South Africa to the driver’s seat. Duminy played a brisk knock and added more misery on Australia with his power hitting. South Africa look all set for a big total and Australian bowlers having a tough time at the moment.

    OUT! JP Duminy b Mitchell Marsh 82(58)

    OUT! Faf du Plessis c Smith b Marsh 111(93)
  • 4:14 PM IST

    South Africa 248/2 in 38 overs | Faf du Plessis 93, JP Duminy 48: Du Plessis cruising towards his century and what a splendid innings he has played. Duminy has accompanied him well and contributed at a brisk pace from the other end. Australian bowlers look hapless at the moment and are running out of options. South Africa will look to add another 100 runs to their existing score and put the pressure on the opposition.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    South Africa 199/2 in 32 overs | Faf du Plessis 71, JP Duminy 24: Duminy has started playing his shots and is doing a decent job to ease off the pressure from Du Plessis shoulders. They need to build a solid platform for the explosive middle-order to capitalise on. Australia need wickets otherwise South African batsmen will pile massive runs on the board.

  • 3:37 PM IST

    South Africa 160/2 in 27 overs | Faf du Plessis 59, JP Duminy 2: Rossouw has been dismissed by John Hastings, just when he looked to shift gears. JP Duminy walks in to accompany his skipper and need a quite 50-run partnership. Australian bowlers will be looking for another wicket and further put more pressure on the hosts. Hastings has been the pick of the bowler so far with other bowlers struggling to scalp any.

    OUT! Rilee Rossouw c sub (DJ Worrall) b John Hastings 75(81)
  • 3:17 PM IST

    South Africa 146/1 in 24 overs | Roussouw 75, Faf du Plessis 48: After Quinton de Kock’s early dismissal, Rossouw and Du Plessis have weathered the early storm and are now well placed at the end of 24th over. With almost half the overs being played out, both the batsmen will look to shift gears and garner some quick runs. They are surely eyeing anything over 300. Rossouw is cruising towards his century and what an innings it has been.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    South Africa 107/1 in 19.1 overs | Roussouw 64, Faf du Plessis 20: South Africa are now in total control with the skipper taking charge and scoring runs at a brisk pace. Rossouw is playing a fantastic knock and making the most of his form at the moment. South Africa will look for a total over 300. Australian bowlers looking for a wicket at the moment.

  • 2:17 PM IST

    South Africa 70/1 | Roussouw 48: Not just a fifty for the Proteas but another coming up for Rossouw. I guess now the criticisms can calm down, unless other batsmen also contribute in a similar fashion. At the moment, de Kock is happily taking charge. De Kock is also racing to get quick runs. Smith understands what we were trying to convey. Hastings comes into attack. And Hastings gets a wicket of de Kock. Du Plessis comes to the crease.

  • 2:03 PM IST

    South Africa 51/0 | De Kock 13, Roussouw 38: There are some back-to-back cracking shots coming from Rossouw. This game is heading towards South Africa completely. No change of bowlers yet. Maybe Smith is waiting to complete 10 overs to bring the spinners or maybe seamers like Hastings and Mitchell Marsh. Fifty up for the Proteas.

  • 2:01 PM IST


  • 1:55 PM IST

    South Africa 42/0 | De Kock 31, Roussouw 11: Mennie is taking it easy and that’s why Smith persisted with the newbies. Meanwhile, Rossouw has unlocked a new milestone. He completes 1,000 ODI runs. What a better moment than this where he has been criticised over Amla benched out.

  • 1:48 PM IST

    South Africa 33/0 | De Kock 10, Roussouw 23: De Kock has not yet opened his account with big shots. Just when I was talking de Kock slams a boundary. Mennie and Tremain are being punished to make their debuts.

  • 1:40 PM IST

    South Africa 17/0 | De Kock 2, Roussouw 15: Rossouw has no mercy on the newbies. Mennies ets beaten by boundaries as well. De Kock is just enjoying the game as spectator. What a game this is turning to be. Does Clarke want to change his comments after Rossouw’s game plan?

  • 1:35 PM IST

    South Africa 7/0 | De Kock 6, Roussouw 1: Starts with a boundary Rossouw is off the mark, Tremaind has just started with his ODI career and already smashed him for a boundary. Another runs galore on cards?

  • 1:21 PM IST

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  • 1:21 PM IST

    Question raises why was Amla not given a thumbs up ahead of Roussouw. Will he bet at his best again in the second ODI? Here is what

  • 1:10 PM IST

    South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis (c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir

  • 1:09 PM IST

    Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), George Bailey,
    Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Matthew Wade (wk), John Hastings, Adam Zampa,
    Chris Tremain, Joe Mennie

  • 1:05 PM IST

    Australia win toss and opt to field

  • 1:04 PM IST

    Welcome to the second ODI between South Africa and Australia!

Australia will want to level the series by winning the 2nd ODI © Getty Images
Australia will want to level the series by winning the 2nd ODI © Getty Images

Good Afternoon, Aweh ! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of second One-Day International (ODI) between hosts South Africa and visitors Australia at Johannesburg on Sunday. The first ODI was a nerve wracking competition between both teams. But there was nothing matching the level of game played by Quinton de Kock with his knock of 178.Australia also did their bit with the bat but they sorely missed out on their usual bowlers who could have brought the difference for the side. David Warner, George Bailey, John Hastings combined efforts helped Australia put up total of 294. South Africa tackled the chase and with help of de Kock’s century as well as Rilee Rosouw’s fifty, it was a cake walk. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd ODI at Johannesburg

South Africa, who lost the tri-series at their home land, have moved ahead confidently taking the lead in the five ODI series. With ICC Champions Trophy2017 just nine months away and South Africa not scheduled to play a lot of ODIs in the lead upto the event, this series will serve as a platform to improvise and make amends. Australia might have huge batting line up, but their bowlers have been unable to bring any difference to the side despite having pacers like Mitchell Marsh and Scott Boland. South Africa have a good chance to win the second game and take a 2-0 lead in the series as the visitors will have to overcome a huge mental barrier after losing the first game by six wickets and 82 deliveries to spare

Australia did have Boland who took crucial wickets in the death, however, Mitchell who was spearheading the bowling unit was unable to bring any success. Bailey and Hastings did their bit with bat scoring those crucial fifties. South Africa knew the weakness of Australia and played to their strengths, which is what de Kock and Rossouw did. De Kock went on to record his highest ODI score of 178, which included 16 boundaries and 11 sixes. His batting was a classic display of timing and muscle power wherein he took calculated risks and was astute in his approach. ALSO READ: South Africa vs Australia 2nd ODI, Preview and Predictions: Hosts look to wreck more agony

The second ODI at Johannesburg is crucial for the visitors as a loss here will add more pressure to make a comeback. Their batting will have to step and cover up for the inexperienced bowling. The middle-order will have to show more resistance and score on batting friendly wickets. Australia’s batting have the firepower but need to spend some more time in the middle. For South Africa, their bowlers did extremely well in the first game to bounce back and chipped key wickets.

Dale Steyn went for runs and will look to regain his form in the second game. Andile Phehlukwayo was impressive with his four wickets and will look to continue in same stead. They have a well-balanced bowling with an impactful spinner in the form of Imran Tahir. Kagiso Rabada leaked runs and will look for some resurrection at Johannesburg. ALSO READ: SA vs AUS 2nd ODI: David Warner vs Kagiso Radaba and other key clashes

As of now, Johannesburg is all set to witness a run-fest when these two teams will cross swords with each other.


South Africa: Faf du Plessis(c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien,Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller,Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.

Australia: Steven Smith(c), David Warner, George Bailey, Scott Boland,Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade,Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh.