Australia in South Africa five ODI series has already won South Africa by taking three magnificent victories out of five matches. Now today fourth ODI will be played at Port Elizabeth. In their last match, Australia batted first and scored 371 runs with six wickets down, 372 runs target is not an easy task for any team because it took the second position in highest runs chase in One Day Internationals record list.
The first one was recorded at Johannesburg, March 12th, 2006 between Aus v SA and it was last (fifth) ODI of the series. In that match, Australia scored 434 runs with four wickets down and South Africa won by 1 wicket and 1 ball remaining. So now South Africa wants to whitewash and Australia wants to gain two victories to see what will happen.
Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat
Watch Online SA v Aus 4th ODI Complete HD Highlights Today at Port Elizabeth, Sunday, October 9th, 2016.
South Africa team
Q de Kock†, HM Amla, F du Plessis*, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, F Behardien, D Pretorius, AL Phehlukwayo, KJ Abbott, AM Phangiso, T Shamsi.
AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, GJ Bailey, MR Marsh, TM Head, MS Wade†, JW Hastings, A Zampa, CP Tremain, SM Boland.
Match timings: 10:00 local time (08:00 GMT)
Spin, and pace off the ball will likely play a role in one of South Africa’s slower pitches. The weather forecast for Port Elizabeth is for fine conditions, with periods of cloud cover. Scott Boland may be in line for a recall by Australia’s tour selectors after the bowling attack was hard-hit once again in Durban. Usman Khawaja is also waiting for his next chance.
The groin injury which Miller sustained during his monumental matchwinning hundred will keep him out of the rest of the series which is likely to mean a recall for Farhaan Behardien. The rest of the recast batting order, which made room for Hashim Amla by shuffling Rilee Rossouw down the order, can be expected to be retained. Dale Steyn, however, may be rested now that the series is decided as could Kagiso Rabada with the possibility of playing an extra spinner.
ODI no. 3792 Highlights | 2016/17 season
Played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
9 October 2016 (50-over match)
Umpires – AT Holdstock and NJ Llong
TV umpire – JS Wilson
Match referee – BC Broad
Reserve umpire – S George
Australia 167 (36.4 overs)
South Africa 168/4 (35.3 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)