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227dThe Report by Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

Rossouw's 122 thrusts SA to 5-0 whitewash

South Africa inflicted their fourth whitewash in a five-match series after overcoming a stiff challenge from David Warner, who stroked 173 in Australia's chase of 328

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
DA Warner
173(136) 24x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 29 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
12 15 31 23 31 5 6 50
RR Rossouw
RR Rossouw
122(118) 14x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
3 3 8 16 29 6 25 32

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Mennie
O10
M2
R49
W3
Eco4.90
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
CP Tremain
O10
M0
R64
W3
Eco6.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 5-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15

Match days

12 October 2016 - day/night match (50-over match)

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Match Referee

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

9.35pm Fourth clean sweep for South Africa in a five-match series, the first time they're achieving this feat against Australia. For a long time, this looked like a contest between David Warner and South Africa. But Warner's dismissal for 173 hastened the end for the visitors. That the hosts put themselves in this position was largely due to a 178-run stand between Duminy and Rossouw, who made a sparkling century. Then Tahir came into his own with some magical legspin to help ride a patchy fielding effort. What a start to the summer for South Africa

Steven Smith: Phenomenal from Davey. The rest of us didn't stand up. This has been a toughs series, we have been outplayed. They thoroughly deserve to go up. We haven't played our best cricket. Disappointing, have to move on. One Shield game before SA come for the Test series. Starc is back. We have got to do a lot better than what we did here."

David Warner is the Man of the Match: "Pleasing to get some runs on the board. Disappointing with the result. Tried to take it to the back end. Credit to SA, who were on top of us from the first game. Backed my instinct and played my game. You get some luck, you don't get some luck, today was okay. We've got some starts, haven't really built partnerships and haven't played the complete game. We have to think quick. SA will come, ready to go (for the Tests)."

Rilee Rossouw is the Man of the Series: "Special, finally crossing the three figures. Credit to JP who helped me there. I try to hit the ball as hard as possible. Takes a bit of getting used to (batting at various positions). If the captain and coach say you have to do it, you have to do it. Very emotional for me, you never know how many opportunities you will get to play for SA."

Faf du Plessis: "He (Warner) played an incredible knock, we had all the answers. A lot of credit to us as a team. Right through the series, different guys stood up. We were good with the ball. Whatever was thrown at us, we had the answers. Wake me up tomorrow and tell me. It's a dream. We were just too good for them. A lot of energy, guys backing themselves. This was a really important match for us, to take some momentum over to the Tests. Very nice heading over there with 5-0."

48.2
W
Steyn to Zampa, 1 run, OUT, tucked towards deep midwicket, the throw comes in full and flat as Steyn collects it cleanly and whips the bails off. Perhaps Boland's hit on the knee may have slowed him down as he turned for the second. Third umpire has two looks before deciding it's 5-0 for South Africa.

SM Boland run out (Rossouw/Steyn) 4 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

48.2
1w
Steyn to Zampa, 1 wide, slower delivery way outside off, just toeing with the wide line
48.1
1
Steyn to Boland, 1 run, sees the batsman backing away and follows him by bowling it full outside leg, squeezed back past the bowler to mid-on

END OF OVER:
48 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 293/9 (35 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.10, RRR: 17.50)

  • Scott Boland3 (3b)
  • Adam Zampa5 (7b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo9-1-51-1
  • Dale Steyn9-0-53-0
47.6
1
Phehlukwayo to Boland, 1 run, makes room and drills it to deep cover

Ajay: "Warner 172 remind me of Sachin 175. So unlucky" The only difference was Sachin's knock came when the series was alive. For Warner to play this kind of knock knowing very well it wouldn't change the series scoreline was something else. Super stuff

47.5
1
Phehlukwayo to Zampa, 1 run, backs away to squeeze that to deep point
47.4
1
Phehlukwayo to Boland, 1 run, mistimes an attempted slog down to mid-on

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st72AJ FinchDA Warner
2nd0DA WarnerSPD Smith
3rd3GJ BaileyDA Warner
4th64DA WarnerMR Marsh
5th90DA WarnerTM Head
6th19DA WarnerMS Wade
7th1DA WarnerJM Mennie
8th12DA WarnerCP Tremain
9th27DA WarnerA Zampa
10th8A ZampaSM Boland