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15-Nov-2014 08:16:00 GMT
Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Perth

Australia Aim for Win Without Clarke

Perth: Australia look to continue their dominance against South Africa for the second time in Perth on Sunday.

In the opening encounter of the five-match series here on Friday, the Australians, who made 300 for 8 thanks to George Bailey's 70, were clinical for most part of the match and eventually claimed the encounter by 32 runs.

The South Africans, barring a fifth-wicket 126-run stand between AB de Villiers and David Miller and a period when their bowlers took five wickets in the space of 50 runs, were not up to the task.

According to reports coming from Australia, Mitchell Johnson, who got Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla cheaply in the first game, is likely to be rested and captain Michael Clarke's hamstring injury that he misses out. If these two don't feature on Sunday, Kane Richardson and Steven Smith look likely to be the replacements.

Despite the defeat, The South Africans are unlikely to make any changes to the squad but they would desperately want their top order to come good. Having already lost the three-T20I series, they are now under immense pressure.

Ryan McLaren had a poor match with both bat and ball on Friday and South Africa could consider bringing in Wayne Parnell.

Team from

Australia: Michael Clarke (Capt.), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner, Shane Watson

South Africa: AB de Villiers (Capt.), Hashim Amla (vc), Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn

Pitch and conditions
Partly cloudy with temperature vacillating between 15-31 degrees Celsius. The WACA pitch, and some seam movement was also available.

Stats and trivia:

  • Hashim Amla will become the 19th South Africa player to play 100 ODIs. As far as the head-to-head is concerned at Perth, South Africa go into the match leading 3-2.
  • In first ODI, AB de Villiers became the quickest player ever to reach 7000 ODI runs, getting to the milestone in his 166th innings.

Match facts
Sunday, November 16, 2014 (day/night)
Start time 1120 local (0320 GMT)

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