International Cricket: Australia v South Africa 1st One-Day International Match of 2018: 2nd Innings Write-Up at Perth Stadium

Quinton De Kock went off to a great start using the pace of Nathan Coulter-Nile.

With the delivery went too straight, De Kock capitalized a drive with the straight bat en route for four.

It didn’t take too long for him to produce a couple of boundaries himself.

De Kock brings fantastic placement as well as foot and eye movement.

On the other hand, Reeza Hendricks too got off the mark with some handy runs.

DINNER BREAK: South Africa 0-28

De Kock continues to steer the runs as the lead batsman while Hendricks stays on nine.

As De Kock flicks through mid-wicket, he didn’t have to hit too hard.

It’s only soft hands that helped him do the batting.

The same went to Reeza Hendricks when he produced a classic cover drive for four.

Hendricks didn’t move much or reached the ball for it.

But he just stayed still with the placement which is enough for South Africa to reach 50 in seven overs.

Not long later, De Kock was on the verge of reaching his 50 before Nathan Coulter-Nile gets his 1st wicket.

He tried to whack straight down the ground for six.

Instead, it went early and up in the air as Josh Hazelwood takes the catch at Mid-Off.

South Africa 1-94

Despite the loss of De Kock, South Africa reached 100 in 18 overs as they need 53 runs to win.

Aiden Markram continued to score some handy runs into the rope while Hendricks stays on 44.

Although, Hendrick’s time came to an end having whacked without the full face of the bat.

It chipped straight to Chris Lynn with the catch.

South Africa 2-122

Markram stayed on 28 while Faf Du Plessis joined him in the crease.

Although, he looked so disappointed when he tried to whack off a full ball.

But Markram instead reached for it as it knicked the stumps on 36 in Marcus Stoinis’s 2nd wicket.

South Africa 3-143

Heinrich Klaasen knicked straight to Aaron Finch at slip with no footwork.

Despite his dismissal, it didn’t affect the scoreboard too much.

Instead, David Miller guided South Africa on the homestretch as they win by Six Wickets.

Not only that, they lead the three-match ODI Series, 1-0.

The next ODI match will be on Friday at Adelaide Oval as make sure you tune in at 1.30 PM AEDT LIVE on FOX Cricket.

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