Probably it wasn’t destined for South Africa to bag a victory in the second ODI duel, which could have led to them clinching the game as well as the 3-match series, the second of which was played at Adelaide Oval. Credits goes to the Australian pacers for creating havoc in the lives of the Proteas unit and turning the tides in their favor, in a contest where a triumph seemed impossible for the hosts at one moment. Let’s have a look at Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI highlights featuring 3 talking points from their concluded battle.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI Highlights: 3 talking points from the game
South African spearheads unleash a carnage onto the Aussie XI
The touring African unit deployed some of the most fearsome pacers in the second ODI at Adelaide which led to them amassing a humongous advantage under their belt by the end of their play. Courtesy some slithering performances from Steyn (2/31), Rabada (4/54) and Pretorius(3/32), the Proteas emerged successful to a significant extent in curbing down the mighty Australians to a puny total of 231.
Australian top-order retaliates in the must-win duel
Australia registering a victory wouldn’t have been possible had the trio compromising of Finch(41), Lynn(44)and Carey(47) not contributed to the team’s total. With each one of them rendering to their potency in the must-win duel, the task of amassing a competitive total, which looked impossible at numerous occasions of the game finally turned fruitful and in favor of Finch’s XI.
Australian spearheads rip through the Proteas XI
It couldn’t have got any better for the Australian side when their bowling attack led by a fuming Mitchell Starc managed to rattle the opposition to extent of decimating them in the win-o-win duel. The left arm pacer plucked figures of 2/51 in his 10 overs of play, and with the assistance of Stoinis (3/35), Cummins(1/27) and Hazlewood(2/42), succeeded in shattering the South African XI.
The 7-run victory wouldn’t have been been possible, if any one of the aforementioned players would have conceded more than the numbers they eventually sustained.