Australia put up an impressive display to beat South Africa in the second ODI to make it 1-1 in the three-match series in Adelaide on Friday. The day started with the visitors winning the toss and opting to bowl first in decent batting conditions.
Their decision proved a correct one as Australia were bowled out for just 231 in the 49th over. Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey finished the innings with the top score of 47 off 72 balls with the help of four fours.
Apart from him, middle-order batsman Chris Lynn and captain Aaron Finch also made valuable contributions of 44 (off 44 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes) and 41 (off 63 balls with the help of four fours) respectively. For South Africa, pacer Kagiso Rabada was the real star of the show as he claimed figures of four for 54, whereas leg-spinner Imran Tahir supported him brilliantly with figures of three for 32 in his 10 overs.
Home side register seven-run win in the second ODI on Friday
In reply, South Africa too had a difficult outing with the bat and only managed to score 224 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs.
Left-handed batsman David Miller was the star of the show for the visitors as he finished with the top score of 51 off 71 balls with the help of three fours and one six. Apart from him, only captain Faf Du Plessis managed some resistance and scored 47 off 65 balls with the help of three fours.
For Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was the pick of the bowler as he claimed figures of three for 35 in his 10 overs. He was well supported by pacers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, as the duo claimed two wickets each.