AUSTRALIA WIN! A seven-match losing streak broken as series now tied 1-1
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It has been nine months since Australia last won a One day international, but finally, they are back on the winners list and have tied the series at 1-1 heading into the Hobart match on Sunday.
Marcus Stoinis was huge for Australia down the stretch, taking three wickets including the crucial one of David Miller, who passed fifty, with Stoinis dismissing him LBW for 51.
Aaron Finch threw his bowlers around throughout the innings and it paid off, with Stoinis the pick of the bowlers taking 3/35 from his 10.
It has been a tumultuous time in Australian cricket lately, but a win like that is bound to bring back some pride in Australian cricket, which has struggled in recent months.
We whead to Hobart on Sunday for the deciding game.
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AUSTRALIA WIN! After 9 months without a win, Australia have won again.
1-1 going into Hobart on Sunday! pic.twitter.com/TM9l4zBoX9
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THINGS GETTING TIGHT IN ADELAIDE
Australia have fought back at the Adelaide Oval with Josh Hazelwood dismissing Dwaine Pretorious for 17 and giving Australia a real chance of winning the match.
South Africa are 6-174 with David Miller still at the crease on 48 not out, he looms as the key for South Africa in this game who need 54 runs to win. Australia have been impressive with the ball tonight, bowling with discipline and patience to wear South Africa down, earning each wicket they have taken.
Chief commentator Tim Lane believes “We have a terrific struggle unfolding.”
AUSTRALIA FIGHTING BACK
South Africa still need 90 runs to win in Adelaide, with Australia just five wickets from victory in what is a much stronger performance than the one they put up in Perth.
The Australian bowlers have shared the wickets tonight, with Starc, Hazlewood, Cummins and Stoinis all taking one wicket each.
Pat Cummins got the big wicket of South African captain Faf Du Plessis who was on 47. Cummins forced Du Plessis to drive outside the off stump, and he chopped on to his own stumps to bring Australia right back into the contest.
This might be the performance the Australian’s needed to get the public back onside, a performance where they have shown a lot with the ball.
AUSTRALIA MAKING INROADS
Australia are applying the pressure to South Africa taking three wickets in the first 10 overs with Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram all falling, and keeping Australia in the contest at the Adelaide Oval.
De Kock never really got on a roll and was dismissed for 9, trying to flick Mitchell Starc behind square, and was caught at fine leg by Adam Zampa.
Aiden Markram was the next to fall, trying to take on Marcus Stoinis in the outfield. Stoinis picked up and released quickly, getting the ball to Alex Carey, who took the bails off to remove the one time South African ODI captain.
Reeza Hendricks fell shortly after, pushing at a ball outside the off stump, edging through to Alex Carey, off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood. Australia have put some pressure back onto the visitors who are chasing 231, with Captain Faf du Plessis (5*) and Henrich Klaasen (3*) at the crease.
South Africa are 3-54 off 12 overs, with a lot of work to do to chase Australia’s reasonable total.
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AUSTRALIA ALL OUT!
Australia have been bowled out for 231 from 48 overs in Adelaide with Alex Carey top scoring with 47. Australia were going along well at 3-133 before Chris Lynn fell and Glenn Maxwell came and went, as the middle order fell in a heap.
Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood made some late runs to boost the Australian total past 230. Dwaine Pretorious took 3 wickets for the visitors while Dale Steyn took 2/31 from his 10 overs. Kagiso Rabada finished off strong with 4/54 from 9.3 overs.
A better performance from Australia after only recording 152 in Perth. Now, their attention turns to the bowling side of things with Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins set to take on the strong South African top order.
Australia have slumped to 6-172 with 14 overs to play in their innings, with South Africa taking quick wickets of Maxwell, Lynn and Stoinis. Australia was building nicely with Finch and Lynn at the crease before the two big hitters were dismissed for 41 and 44 respectively.
Dwaine Pretorious was the chief destroyer for the South Africans, taking 3/30 from 9 overs.
EMBUREY DEFENDS MARSH
John Emburey has leapt to the defence of Shaun Marsh.
Ian Chappell, Bruce Eva and Darren Lehmann previewed the second ODI between Australia and South Africa earlier today.
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Both Australia and South Africa have made changes ahead of this afternoon’s ODI.
Adam Zampa and Shaun Marsh return for the Aussies, with Nathan Coulter-Nile and D’Arcy Short making way.
South Africa have made one change, replacing Andile Phehlukwayo with Dwaine Pretorius.
Australia XI: Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (capt), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
South Africa have won the toss and elected to bowl.
It’s a picture-perfect day in Adelaide.
THE BUILD UP
The second ODI between Australia and South Africa roars into action from the Adelaide Oval this afternoon, where the Aussies will be looking to turn the tide after being humbled by the tourists in the first ODI at Perth Stadium on Sunday.
Australia fell to 3-8 in the sixth over on Sunday in the first innings and from there, South Africa took control as Dale Steyn (2-18), Andile Phehlukwayo (3-33) and Lungi Ngidi (2-26) wreaked havoc on a fast and bouncy Perth pitch.
It’s been another turbulent week for the sport locally as senior executives Pat Howard and Ben Amarfio left their posts at Cricket Australia on Wednesday but as the attention turns back to on-field matters, questions remains as to whether the hosts can arrest a dramatic downturn in ODI form that’s see Australia lose 17 of their last 19 50-over matches.
It’s sure to be another action-packed match as the Aussies look to turn around their recent indifferent form while as far as the Proteas are concerned, they’ll be looking to seal a series win and continue their strong form from the opening game.
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