Australia won the toss and elected to field
After the first match now Australia will become more conscious because wickets are too fast for batting and bowlers of second innings may not bowl so good than first innings. In their first match, Q de Kock 178 runs took SA near the target very quickly. RR Rossouw scored 63 runs off 45 balls.
SA first wicket down at 145 and it was a very good partnership. AL Phehlukwayo dismissed four Australian batsmen which were a huge loss for Australia. But today the conditions are much different than the first match. SA batting first, Q de Kock’s wicket down at 22.
South Africa Team
Q de Kock†, RR Rossouw, F du Plessis*, JP Duminy, DA Miller, F Behardien, AL Phehlukwayo, WD Parnell, DW Steyn, K Rabada, Imran Tahir.
DA Warner, AJ Finch, SPD Smith*, GJ Bailey, MR Marsh, TM Head, MS Wade†, JW Hastings, A Zampa, CP Tremain, JM Mennie.
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There have been water restrictions in Johannesburg, leaving groundstaff hoping for some early spring rain to assist with grass growth. It remains to be seen whether this has a detrimental effect on the pitch or, indeed, the outfield. The weekend has been sunny, with a 23C forecast for Sunday.
Australia’s captain Steve Smith gave no indication that there might be changes to Australia’s line-up after Friday’s defeat. Even considering the pummelling that Australia’s weakened attack received at the hands of Quinton de Kock, or the failure of the batsmen to take advantage of a run-friendly surface, a 48-hour turnaround between matches leaves little time for reassessment.
South Africa are monitoring the fitness of Dale Steyn. Although he completed his full allocation in his first ODI since he suffered a shoulder injury while bowling against England last December, he was below his best, left the field twice and on several occasions looked concerned about the shoulder.
It was a far cry from his triumphant Test return against New Zealand on the same ground in August. Hashim Amla, who only joined the squad on Wednesday following the birth of his third child, missed Friday’s match due to illness but he could return.
Australia in South Africa ODI Series – 2nd ODI Highlights
ODI no. 3787 | 2016/17 season
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2 October 2016 (50-over match)
South Africa 361/6 (50 overs)
Australia 219 (37.4 overs)
South Africa won by 142 runs