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  • 1:11 AM IST

    Live: Aus – 296 all out in 48.2 Overs | Batting – Adam Zampa 1: Australia have pulled of another thriller and won the game by six wickets. Warner was run out, which was undoubtedly the final nail in the coffin. South Africa have whitewashed Australia as they have won the series by 5-0.

    OUT! Warner run out (Tahir/De Kock) 173(136)

    OUT! Scott Boland run out (Rossou/Steyn) 4(4)

  • 12:48 AM IST

    Live: Aus – 280/8 in 46 Overs | Batting – David Warner 167, Adam Zampa 1 – Warner has played exceptionally well out in the middle and garnered runs at a brisk pace. He was running out of partners as Tremain was too run out for a duck. They still need 48 runs from 24 deliveries, which is quite possible as long as Warner is there.

    OUT! Chris Tremain run out Phehlukwayo/Du Plessis 0(3)
  • 12:34 AM IST

    Live: Aus – 249/7 in 43.2 Overs | Batting – David Warner 140, Chris Tremain 0- Australia have suffered another blow in the form of Travis Head. They need a lot of runs, which will be impossible if they keep losing wicket. David Warner is battling it out for Australia and if he manages to play out the remaining overs, Australia will certainly win the game. They have once again lost couple of wickets in quick successions, which is not helping their cause. Warner is running out of options as they are now seven me down.

    OUT! Travis Head c De Kock b Abbott 35(38)
    OUT! Wade c De Kock b Abbott 7(7)
    OUT! Joe Mennie c Miller b Rabada 0(2)
  • 12:08 AM IST

    Live: Aus – 221/4 in 39 Overs | Batting – David Warner 120, Travis Head 34- This is turning out to be anybody’s game here. Warner has pressurised SA players on every opportunity he has got. He is playing somewhat like David Miller’s innings from 3rd ODI. Australia still requires 107 of 11 overs

  • 11:23 PM IST

    Live: Aus – 160/4 in 30 Overs | Batting – David Warner 91, Travis Head 7- Mitchell Marsh has gone. Kangiso Rabada gets his first wicket. Marsh tries to go for a big one but the line and the ball rattles on the stumps. Travis Head has come out bat. Warner is fighting a lone battle here. This match is turning out to be a T2o game as Australia require168 from 20 overs

  • 10:49 PM IST

    Live: Aus – 95/3 in 22 Overs | Batting – David Warner 61, Mitchell Marsh 8 – George Bailey too departed quickly as Phehlukwayogot the better of him. Warner has looked strong at the other end as he is scoring runs easily, yes he has had tough time against Tahir but other than that he has looked okay. Mitchell Marsh has a very important role to play her and will have to play as a second lead to Warner

  • 10:22 PM IST

    Live: Aus – 74/2 in 15 Overs | Batting – David Warner 50, George Bailey 1 – Imran Tahir has turned the game around in a matter of 3 balls. Dismissed Well settled Aaron Finch and next walked in Steve Smith in almost same fashion. Both misjudged the length of the ball and tried to play it on the back foot, but the missed the straighter one and GONE. Warner has meanwhile got to his 50, but kinda overshadowed I’d say due to Tahir!

  • 9:35 PM IST

  • 9:34 PM IST

    Live: Aus – 18/0 in 5 Overs | Batting – David Warner 9, Aaron Finch 7- A slow start from Australia given the target that they are chasing. Not a typical Australian start I reckon. The SA bowling has been tight and hardly any bad balls, but both the batsmen have made sure that they punish the bad balls and that it reaches the boundary rope. Still a long way to go and a long targte to be chased. It seems like Australia has taken a bit of cautious approach as they won’t afford to lose at least this final ODI of the series.

  • 8:51 PM IST

  • 8:42 PM IST

    328, that is the target the Australians will have to chase if they want to save a whitewash against South Africa. The hosts had a bad start as they lost wickets easily but a ton from Rossouw and a helpful knock from Duminy saw them resurrect the fallen innings. The hosts scored 85 runs in the final 10 overs, but they lost Miller qucikly in this which may have reduced their total runs bya margin of 20 odd runs. But still a big target for the visitors. Do stay tuned to see if the visitors get to this huge target an avoid complete humiliation in the second innings!

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Live: SA – 236/4 in 39 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 100,David Miller 0 Rille Rossouw has reached his 3rd ODI hundred here. A class of an innings from him as he batted out in an excellent manner. Was in pressure when he arrived at the crease, but has played a brilliant innings to make sure that they are all set to blast in the last 10 overs of the

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Live: SA – 231/4 in 38 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 99, David Miller 0- Completely against the run of play. Looks to go over the top as the ball is wide and outside off, but edges it and a nice and clean catch by George Bailey at backward point. A beautiful innings ends partnership of 178 runs for thr 4th wicket comes to an end.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    Live: SA – 183/3 in 23 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 51, JP Duminy 79- Australia bowling has been weak. Except for the quick wickets they got initially, nothing has gone thier way. They have failed to capitalise on the domination they received with the 3 wickets early into the game. Out all the Australian bowling department, Adam Zampa has been the little effective as he has been able to restrict the flow of runs if not any wicket. Otherwise, Duminy and Rossouw have scored runs freely. Duminy also got to his 24th ODI fifty. This partnership has been of 131 runs of 19 overs.

  • 6:34 PM IST

    Live: SA – 133/3 in 23 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 55, JP Duminy 28-Rilee Rossouw gets to his 8th ODI fifty and it has come at run a ball. What a time to get to this knock. SA were 52 for 3 and then he along with Duminy have stablaised their innings excellent manner. Australian bowling has looked nothing good since then. This partnership for the 4th wicket has been of 81runs so far

  • 6:04 PM IST

    Live: SA – 86/3 in 15 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 21, JP Duminy 17-Rossouw and Duminy have batted well since losing Faf du Plessis. Mitchell Marsh was greeted badly by Rossouw as he bashed him for 4 cracking boundaries in his first over. Both need to stay at the crease to make sure that SA reach a respectable total in first innings

  • 5:50 PM IST

    Live: SA – 52/3 in 11 Overs | Batting – Rilee Rossouw 0, JP Duminy 4– Mennie gets his second of the match. Pitches the ball on off and comes back in which is enough and beats Faf’s inside edge and take the top of off and middle. Maybe Faf thought of an opportunity to go over the top as it came back in. But misses it completely

  • 5:32 PM IST

    Live: SA – 37/2 in 7 Overs | Batting – Faf du Plessis 0, Rilee Rossouw 0-Angling in delivery from Mennie. Mennie goes wide of the crease, pitches this on off and middle. Amla thinks this is coming back in. but it pitches and straightens and beats Amla tries to flick but misses and the stump has gone for a cartwheel. A wicket maiden by Mennie as both SA openers are back in the dressing room

  • 5:27 PM IST

    Live: SA – 37/1 in 6 Overs | Batting Hashim Amla 25, Faf du Plessis – Just want Australia wanted. De Kock departs. De Kock’s intention is to score and so pushes at it with hard hands. All he succeeds in doing is chipping a catch to short cover, brought there due to the lack of swing. Against the run of play this wicket. Captain has come out to bat now!

  • 5:20 PM IST

    Live: SA – 31/0 in 5 Overs | Batting Hashim Amla 20, De Kock 11- A positive start from South Africa. Amla and De Kock has started off really well as they are scoring runs freely. Optimistic I would rather say, and they are certainly aiming for a WHITEWASH over Australia. The hosts have got in their full-fledged team which certainly explains their intentions. They also have scored at almost 6 RPO. There’s lot of cricket still to be played and the way the first 5 overs have gone by, we are definitely in for a cracker of a game.

  • 4:45 PM IST

    SA XI – Quinton De Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kangiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir

  • 4:43 PM IST

  • 4:42 PM IST

    AUS XI- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Mathew Wade, Adam Zampa, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain, Scott Boland

  • 4:35 PM IST

    South Africa won the toss and chose to bat

  • 4:34 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to the live updates of the 5th ODI between South Africa and Australia. This may seem like a formality for the hosts, but they will surely be going for the whitewash on the 50 overs World Champions whereas, for the visitor’s PRIDE is at stake. The toss is about to happen soon, so I will be getting the details about the same along with the starting XI of both teams and also all the updates of this final ODI, Stay Tuned!


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates’ post of the fifth One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa and Australia, at Newlands, Cape Town on Wednesday. Australia have already lost the series by losing first four ODIs and now their pride will be at stake going into the last ODI with possibility of being whitewashed. The Australians have struggled across all departments on this tour as their inexperience bowling attack has done nothing worthy whereas their batsmen have failed entirely on two occasions. Australia is currently missing the services of pacer Mitchell Starc and John Hastings and their absence is being felt severely. It has been one of those tours for Australia where they have won occasional moments but lost out on crunch match situations. Meanwhile, a series whitewash will mean a lot to South Africa as they are without their regular skipper, AB de Villiers. Full Cricket Scorecard, South Africa vs Australia, 5th ODI

Steven Smith-led Australian team gave ODI caps to three pacers — Daniel Worrall, Chris Tremain, and Joe Mennie, in the ongoing series but all of them have conceded runs above 7 runs per over. The senior most bowler in the Australian side — Mitchell Marsh has also not done anything extra ordinary. John Hastings has been their highest wicket-taker with five wickets. On the other hand, South Africa have had a joyful ride in this series with batsmen chasing over 350 runs and dismissing Australia for 167 in the fourth ODI. Australia surely need to revisit their team combination and make such plans which work in the final match.

In the last ODI, South Africa won the toss and bowled on a pitch which had a lot of help for the bowlers. Australia once again failed to fire and lost wickets aplenty. Kyle Abbott bowled beautifully and dismissed Aaron Finch in the very first over of the match. He continued his good momentum and also removed David Warner with a peach of a delivery. The opening spell was a delight to watch as Australia lost both the openers very early. Abbott got the ball to swing and hit the right areas to reap fruitful dividends. George Bailey was also done and dusted without much of an impact and so was Australian skipper, Smith. Australia were in all sorts of trouble at 49 for 4 after Smith’s dismissal and somehow managed to cross the three-figures, courtesy a half-century from wicketkeeper-batsman, Matthew Wade.

South Africa’s run-chase started off with few hiccups. They lost Hashim Amla early being trapped leg before for a mere score of four by Chris Tremain. Quinton de Kock looked in good touch but his dismissal certainly hurt South Africa. Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy kept rotating the strike as wickets fell early. Duminy got a good start but failed to convert it into a big score as Adam Zampa got the better of him for 25.

Rilee Rossouw continued his good run in the series as he remained unbeaten on 33 and carried the team over the line. du Plessis was dismissed for 69 but the damage was already done for Australia by then.

South Africa, with this win, have a golden opportunity to whitewash the visitors in the five-ODI series and script history.


South Africa: Faf du Plessis(c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien,Quinton de Kock (wk), 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 (wk),Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh.