Proteas crush Oz with ease

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A MO­TI­VATED Proteas out­fit com­pleted a clin­i­cal vic­tory over Aus­tralia by 142 runs at the Wan­der­ers in Jo­han­nes­burg yes­ter­day af­ter scor­ing 361 for six.

South Africa bowled Aus­tralia out for 219 in a per­for­mance that will give the Proteas a lot of con­fi­dence.

Aus­tralia handed de­buts to Joe Men­nie and Chris Tre­main.

The lack of pace in the Aus­tralian lineup was ev­i­dent from the out­set as the Proteas piled on the runs.

Quin­ton de Kock couldn’t fol­low up his big ton in the first ODI as he fell for 22 off 24 balls.

Rilee Rous­sow made a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive fifty as he made 75 off 81 balls to lay a good plat­form for the South African mid­dle or­der.

JP Du­miny (82) shared a 150 run part­ner­ship with Skip­per Faf du Plessis which al­lowed South Africa to post a big score.

Du Plessis scored a great cap­tain’s cen­tury but fell for 111 while try­ing to push the tempo up.

South Africa lost a few wick­ets in pur­suit of a big fin­ish but set Aus­tralia a for­mi­da­ble 362 to win. The South African bowlers got more out of the Wan­der­ers sur­face than Aus­tralia did, with Kag­iso Rabada in par­tic­u­lar trou­bling the Aussie bats­men with raw pace.

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