Australia and South Africa will play the second ODI of their five-match series in Bloemfontein on September 9. The tourists won the first match by three wickets with 58 balls to spare, thanks to a brilliant batting performance from Marnus Labuschagne, who came as a concussion substitute for the injured Cameron Green. The batter scored an unbeaten 80 off 93 balls, including eight fours, to help Australia chase down South Africa’s total of 222. He is in great form and will be looking to continue his good run. Travis Head also scored 33 runs. Josh Hazlewood, who bagged three wickets in the bowling department, and Marcus Stoinis, who picked up two wickets, will look to continue their form with the ball. Ashton Agar, who scored 48* runs with the bat and picked up one wicket in the first match, will be looking to carry his momentum into the second match.
South Africa will be looking to bounce back in the second ODI. Skipper Temba Bavuma was the star performer for the hosts in the first match, smashing 114*. His knock included 14 fours and one six. In the bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Gerald Coetzee bagged two wickets each. Marco Jansen scored 32 runs with the bat and picked up one wicket.
Here are some important stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd ODI between South Africa and Australia:
Head to Head: In 104 ODIs played between them, South Africa have a slight upper hand with 51 wins, compared to Australia’s 49 wins, and three games ended tied, and one match had no result. In South Africa, 47 matches have been played, with the hosts winning 25 matches, Australia winning 21 matches, and one match ending in a tie.
104 – Aiden Markram (896 runs) requires 104 runs to complete 1000 ODI runs in home conditions.
73 – Marnus Labuschagne (927) needs 73 runs to complete 1000 ODI runs.
55 – Travis Head (1945) requires 55 runs to reach 2000 ODI runs.
94 – Alex Carey (2906) requires 94 runs to complete 3000 International runs.
60 – Aiden Markram (1440) requires 60 more runs to complete 1500 ODI runs.
1 – Wayne Parnell (99) needs one wicket to complete 100 ODI wickets.
23 – Quinton de Kock (5977) requires 23 more runs to complete 6000 ODI runs.
7 – Quinton (93) needs seven sixes to complete 100 sixes.
122 – David Miller (3888) needs 122 runs to complete 4000 ODI runs.
11 – Miller (289) needs 11 fours to complete 300 fours in ODIs.
6 – Marcus Stoinis (44) needs six maximums to complete 50 sixes in ODIs.
8 – David Warner (92) needs eight sixes to complete 100 sixes in ODIs.
14 – David Warner (5986) needs 14 more runs to complete 6000 ODI runs as an opener.