South Africa clinched a terrific victory over Australia in the low-scoring match at Providence Stadium, Guyana.
After winning the toss, South Africa choose to bat first. After the end of 50 overs, South Africa were restricted at 189/9 by the Australian bowlers. In reply, Australia not just failed to chase that small total also South Africa earned a bonus point. Australian batting totally collapsed at 142 runs in 34.2 overs as South Africa won the match by 47 runs.
Some of the statistical highlights of the match are given below:
- South African opening batsman Hashim Amla was dismissed by run out for the 3rd time against Australia in ODI history. It was the most time run out for Hashim Amla against any team in ODI
- Australian opening pacer Josh Hazlewood bowled superbly in this match as he finished with the figure of 10-3-20-2 with 2.00 economic. Last time an Australian pacer finished with better economy (after finishing his 10 overs quota) than Hazlewood was Glenn McGrath on 23rd January 2005 against Pakistan at SCG, who finished with the figure of 10-3-18-2 (economy 1.80)
- South Africa successfully defended their total of 189 runs in this match. It was South Africa’s second lowest successfully defended total against Australia in ODI history. 170/8 was the lowest successfully defended total for South Africa against Australia in ODI history which was played at Melbourne on 9th December 1997 (South Africa won by 45 runs in that match).
- South Africa’s 189 runs defend in this match was also the lowest total successfully defended by a team in ODI at Providence Stadium, Guyana. 224/9 was the previous lowest total successfully defended by a team in ODI at this ground.
- For the first time, South Africa won against Australia in West Indies in ODI. In previous 2 ODIs in West Indies, South Africa had suffered a loss against Australia in both the matches which had been played in 2007 World Cup.