International Cricket: 2018 2nd One-Day Match 2nd Innings Write-Up: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide Oval

Australia immediately responded when Quinton De Kock couldn’t find the rope at fine leg.

Thanks to the catch from Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc captured South Africa’s 1st wicket.

As De Kock leaves on nine, Aiden Markram took his place in the middle.

Markram may have gone off the mark especially with the backlift big hit for six where the spectator took the catch.

But Marcus Stoinis threw a direct hit on Markram who couldn’t run home on time.

It gave Hendricks a big blow when he wanted the quick single as Markram leaves on 19.

Not long later, Reeza Hendricks edged straight to Alex Carey’s gloves on 16 as South Africa 3-48.

Heinrich Klaasen tries to pull it through mid-wicket before Chris Lynn takes the catch.

It gifted Marcus Stoinis’s first wicket of the night as Klaasen leaves on 14.

Although, Faf Du Plessis & David Miller guided South Africa at around 100 in 21 overs.

Not only that, but they formed their 50-run stand.

Du Plessis was on the verge of reaching his 50 before Pat Cummins clean bowled him on 47.

It’s a full and short ball where Du Plessis tried to cut through mid-wicket.

But it’s a lazy shot as it chops into the stumps.

Part 2

Dwayne Pretorius defended and blocked some deliveries while giving David Miller the license to thrill regarding runs.

But Chris Lynn’s catch at mid-wicket ended the Miller-Pretorius stand of 59.

Pretorius pulled up too high hitting the edge of the bat which allowed the ball to come to Lynn as he left on 14.

By the 40th over, Pat Cummins ended his spell with the ball of 1-27 in ten overs.

On the other hand, South Africa needed 51 runs to win off 54 balls as David Miller gets his half-ton.

He gave plenty of time battling through 68 balls as a big-hitting machine in the middle-order.

Having picked up where the top order collapsed, Miller used his approach with persistence which justified his 50.

But Marcus Stoinis added dents to South Africa’s run chase when he clean bowled Dale Steyn on three.

Stoinis crossed seamed the delivery as Steyn crossed back in his crease & hit the toe of the bat which clipped the stumps.

Not long later, he picked his 3rd this time trapping David Miller with the LBW as it hit his left knee roll on 51.

Mitchell Starc clean bowled Kagiso Rabada on nine before Lungi Ngidi & Imran Tahir scored some handy runs.

But it’s not enough to push South Africa over the line as Australia win by seven runs.


They now end their seven-game losing streak and 5th win in a row at Adelaide Oval.

Both teams share 1-1 each having into this Sunday’s 3rd meeting at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.

And from there, who will win this three-match One Day Series?

Australia or South Africa?

Find out from 1 PM AEDT LIVE on FOX Cricket.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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