After four consecutive victories South Africa team got a lot of confidence, now today SA will bat first. Newlands, Cape Town pitch highest One Day record is 354 runs two times both times scored by South Africa team. According to South African batsmen form in these days they should score today’s highest total on this pitch.
South Africa vs Australia 5th ODI Match Report
After winning the toss South African cricket team captain F du Plessis chose to bat first and South Africa team scored 327 runs in fifty overs with fall off eight wickets. Openers of the team have not done so good job because Q de Kock† scored only 12 runs and HM Amla scored 25.
F du Plessis scored 11 runs. South African team start was not good because of their third wicket down when scores were 52. Then RR Rossouw and JP Duminy come to the pitch and blast their innings with the highest partnership of the series. Rilee Roscoe Rossouw scored 122 runs off 118 balls. He completed his beautiful innings with fourteen 4s and two sixes.
Jean-Paul Duminy scored 73 runs off 75 balls with eight 4s, DA Miller scored 39 runs off 29 balls. CP Tremain took three wickets in ten overs with 64 runs, JM Mennie bowled ten overs and took three wickets with 49 runs and SM Boland also bowled ten overs but he took two wickets and 68 runs.
South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first.
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South Africa Team
HM Amla, Q de Kock†, F du Plessis*, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, DA Miller, AL Phehlukwayo, K Rabada, KJ Abbott, DW Steyn, Imran Tahir.
AJ Finch, DA Warner, SPD Smith*, GJ Bailey, MR Marsh, TM Head, MS Wade†, A Zampa, CP Tremain, SM Boland, JM Mennie.
A cold front early in the week brought rain to Cape Town on Tuesday, but Newlands has a new drainage system which should keep the outfield dry should the rain stay away. Groundsman Evan Flint does not predict a run-fest, instead of aiming for a surface that will offer the bowlers something as well.
The weather is expected to be mild with temperatures in the teens, with a light breeze. Having tried all their bowling combinations in vain, Australia could make their young attack draw straws to decide which of Chris Tremain, Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie or Scott Boland has to play the final ODI. Usman Khawaja has not been used at all and maybe brought in to add depth to the batting.
South Africa is looking at bringing back its big bowling guns in search of a clean sweep. That means Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada may force one of Kyle Abbott or Phehlukwayo out of the XI. They may continue with two spinners, with Imran Tahir likely to be brought back in place of Tabraiz Shamsi, the left-arm wrist spinner.
With the Tests looming, there’s merit in giving Shamsi a breather and allowing him to fully recover from a quad niggle. Others walking wounded include Rossouw, who hurt his finger, and Farhaan Behardien, who tweaked a hamstring. Both passed fitness Tests, but Temba Bavuma has been at training as cover, while Miller has made sufficient progress from his groin strain.
ODI no. 3795 | 2016/17 season
Played at Newlands, Cape Town
12 October 2016 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires – S George and JS Wilson (West Indies)
TV umpire – NJ Llong (England)
Match referee – BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire – AT Holdstock
South Africa 327/8 (50 overs)
Australia 296 (48.2 overs)
South Africa won by 31 runs