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  After du Plessis heroics, South Africa keen to seal series

After du Plessis heroics, South Africa keen to seal series

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Published : Oct 5, 2016, 6:33 am IST
Updated : Oct 5, 2016, 6:33 am IST

South Africa continued their brilliant beginning to the home summer winning the second consecutive game against world champions Australia on Sunday.

South African skipper Faf du Plessis was in full flow during the second ODI against Australia.
 South African skipper Faf du Plessis was in full flow during the second ODI against Australia.

South Africa continued their brilliant beginning to the home summer winning the second consecutive game against world champions Australia on Sunday. Skipper Faf du Plessis was the star for the hosts, scoring 111 runs off just 93 balls, including 13 hits to the fence.

This was du Plessis sixth ODI hundred, which helped his team post 361/6 off their 50 overs. The bowlers then played their part bowling the visitors to just 219 runs to win by a huge margin of 142 runs.

 

With no injury worries at present, the hosts are most likely to go in with the same XI that played on Wednesday.

Their opponents Australia have been outplayed in all departments so far and it showed on Wednesday when they struggled with both bat and ball. John Hastings, David Warner and Travis Head were the only players to show some fight, which would be a concern for the team management going into the third ODI.

The Australians are without key bowlers which is affecting their performances but the same cannot be said about the batting with all their big stars currently playing in South Africa.

Seamers Daniel Worrall and Scott Boland are expected to replace Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain who had horror debuts on Sunday.

 

Location: South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban