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
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.
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)