In 4th Match of Tri Nation Series Austraila won the toss and elected to bat first.David Warner and Aron Finch Australian openers come to the crease.In the first over of the match David warner was on the strike, he played his first ball of KJ Abbott and played a good shot on the point. After a good start of innings Australia losses their first wicket on 48 runs in 9.5 overs, Imran Tahir clean bowled to Aron Finch on 13 off 27 balls and Finch went back to the povilion. Now Usman khawaja come to the crease , he played his first ball took a single on leg side. Both players played a good inning and Austraila made its first century in 21 overs. David warner played brilliant inning with a century, he made a century in 109 balls. Similarily Usman khawaja made a fifty on just 58 balls with some beautiful shots. This was his 2nd ODI fifty. Both players contributed good partnership of 136 runs on 148 balls.What a break through that was for South Africa after the drinks break.
Australia won the match by 36 runs.
Man of the match: David Warner
A Short Delivery to Warner on middle is pulled powerfully but straight to midwicket. Warner went back to the povilion after a scoring of 109 off 119 balls by WD parnell. Usman khawaja dropped catch by AB de villiers but in the next over AM Phangiso got Usman khawaja on 59 off 71 balls. Now J Baily and S Smith were on the pitch they played some well shots but J Baily didn’t stay too long on the crease and lbw by Imran Tahir on the total of 217. New batsman M Marsh caught out by KJ Abbott on 11 off 11 balls. Another batsman M wade given lbw on 24 off 14 balls by K Rabada on the total of 274 in 49 overs. 14 runs in the last to KJ Abbott after 50 overs Aus made 288 on the total and lost their 6 wickets.
KJ Abbott in 10 overs gave 50 runs got 1 wicket, K Rabada in 8 overs gave 66 runs got 1 wicket, Imran Tahir in 9 overs gave 45 runs got 2 wickets, WD Parnell in 7 overs gave 34 runs got 1 wicket, JP Duminy in 7 overs gave 39 runs and AM Phangiso in 9 overs gave 52 got 1 wicket.
In the chase of 289 Hashim Amla and Quinton de kock South African openers come to the crease.In the first over of the inning Quinton de kock was on the strike, he played first over of M Starc played two good shots and get 8 runs. After 7 overs South Africa lost their first wicket, Quinton de kock gone on just 19 runs off 29 balls, he was in great form but didn’t stay too long on the crease bowled by Hazlewood. Francois du Plessis was new batsman on the crease. Hashim Amla made fifty on 49 balls and this was his 30th ODI fifty. Similarly Francois du Plessis made fifty with 5 fours on 54 balls and this was his 21st ODI fifty. Hashim Amla and Francois du Plessis played sensibly good innings but Hazlewood broke the partnership of 105 runs. Hashim Amla caught out on 60 off 64 balls. Ab de villiers come to the crease. After some overs J Baily took a catch of Francois du Plessis on 63 off 76 balls bowled by M Starc. Now South Africa was need 112 more runs to won from 114 balls. The new batsman was Jp Duminy took responsibilty with Ab de villiers. On the total of 210 Ab de villiers played brilliant shots but once again was clean bowled on 39 runs off 32 balls, this time was bowled by Hazlewood. Farhan Behardien was the new batsman, he was lbw on just 4 runs off 8 balls by Adam Zampa. Zampa get an other wicket of JP Duminy, he played good batting but was out on 41 runs off 39 balls. And so on At the End Australia won the match.