Australia’s rise in the 2nd ODI witnessed the Proteas registering a 7-run defeat, in what was presumed as a one-sided contest prior to the second innings. Chasing 232, the Proteas looked all in to clinch the ODI duel and the series, only to suffer a jaw-breaking defeat at the hands of Finch’s XI. The Aussie pace attack comprising of Stoinis, Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood managed to get the better of the South African unit, thereby leveling the 3-match ODIs, with the outcome of 3-match series yet to be unraveled in the final contest. Till then, let’s have a look at some of the players who got featured in the list of the Hits and Misses on account of their performance in Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd ODI: Hits and Misses
The batting-all rounder was the leading wicket-taker for the Aussies in the previous contest, and continued the reputation in the must-win duel, scalping 3 crucial wickets at the expense of 35 runs to his name. Stoinis is turning out as a fine prospect for the Australians and based on his performances in the first couple of contests, one could anticipate the 29-year-old to play a quintessential role in the final duel at Hobart.
Kagiso Rabada – Hit
The 23-year-old tried his best in curbing down the Aussie lineup, only to get betrayed by his teammates whilst chasing the paltry total. The South African players succumbed to crawl their way onto a victory, despite the Proteas pacer picking up a figure of 9.3-0-53-4 by the end of his play.
Perhaps it was a bowlers game, after all, especially the likes of pacers who managed to bag the most number of wickets. Pretorious, the 29-year-old Proteas spearhead was one such person who baffled the opposition by scalping three wickets to his name, whilst conceding mere 32 runs in the process.
Finally, the dangerous Lynn or aka Lynn-sanity managed to give a glimpse of his T20 performance while playing the baggy green. His 44 of as many deliveries helped the Aussies in putting 231 on board, which by any means should have been a chasable total. Following his commendable batting performance in the must-win duel, the hosts would certainly expect an echoic inning from the swashbuckling gentleman in the final duel.