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South African cricket team in Australia in 2018–19

South African cricket team in Australia in 2018–19
  Australia South Africa
Dates 31 October – 17 November 2018
Captains Aaron Finch Faf du Plessis
One Day International series
Results South Africa won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Shaun Marsh (128) David Miller (192)
Most wickets Marcus Stoinis (8) Dale Steyn (7)
Kagiso Rabada (7)
Player of the series David Miller (SA)
Twenty20 International series
Results South Africa won the 1-match series 1–0
Most runs Glenn Maxwell (38) Faf du Plessis (27)
Most wickets Nathan Coulter-Nile (2)
Andrew Tye (2)
Lungi Ngidi (2)
Chris Morris (2)
Andile Phehlukwayo (2)

The South Africa cricket team toured Australia in October and November 2018 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I) match.[1][2][3] Ahead of the ODI series, a 50-over practice match took place at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.[4] Ahead of the T20I match, a 20-over practice match took place in Brisbane.[5] In April 2018, it was confirmed that the Carrara Stadium would host its first ever international cricket match.[6]

Prior to the tour, Aaron Finch replaced Tim Paine as captain, and both Josh Hazlewood and Alex Carey were appointed joint vice-captains of the Australia ODI cricket team.[7] The final ODI of the series was the 600th to be played by the South African team.[8] South Africa won the ODI series 2–1.[9] The one-off T20I match was reduced to ten overs per side due to rain, with South Africa winning the fixture by 21 runs.[10]


 Australia[11]  South Africa[12]  Australia[13]  South Africa[12]

Ahead of the tour, JP Duminy and Hashim Amla were both ruled out of South Africa's squads due to injury.[14][15] Ahead of the second ODI, Ben McDermott was added to Australia's ODI squad as cover for Shaun Marsh.[16]

Tour matches

50 over match: Prime Minister's XI vs South Africa

31 October 2018
13:50 (D/N)
South Africa 
173 (42 overs)
Australia Prime Minister's XI
6/174 (36.3 overs)
Aiden Markram 47 (51)
Usman Qadir 3/28 (10 overs)
Josh Philippe 57 (53)
Lungi Ngidi 2/16 (6 overs)
Prime Minister's XI won by 4 wickets
Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Shawn Craig (Aus) and Simon Fry (Aus)
Player of the match: Josh Philippe (Prime Minister's XI)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

20 over match: Cricket Australia XI vs South Africa

14 November 2018
South Africa 
5/201 (20 overs)
 Cricket Australia XI
7/160 (20 overs)
Aiden Markram 45 (26)
Gurinder Sandhu 1/18 (3 overs)
Alex Ross 40 (35)
Chris Morris 2/35 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 41 runs
Allan Border Field, Brisbane
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Phillip Gillespie (Aus)
Player of the match: Aiden Markram (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

ODI series

1st ODI

4 November 2018
152 (38.1 overs)
 South Africa
4/153 (29.2 overs)
Quinton de Kock 47 (40)
Marcus Stoinis 3/16 (4.2 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
Perth Stadium, Perth
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Simon Fry (Aus)
Player of the match: Dale Steyn (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Imran Tahir (SA) took his 150th wicket in ODIs.[17]

2nd ODI

9 November 2018
13:50 (D/N)
231 (48.3 overs)
 South Africa
9/224 (50 overs)
Alex Carey 47 (72)
Kagiso Rabada 4/54 (9.3 overs)
David Miller 51 (71)
Marcus Stoinis 3/35 (10 overs)
Australia won by 7 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Michael Gough (Eng)
Player of the match: Aaron Finch (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

3rd ODI

11 November 2018
13:50 (D/N)
South Africa 
5/320 (50 overs)
9/280 (50 overs)
David Miller 139 (108)
Mitchell Starc 2/57 (10 overs)
Shaun Marsh 106 (102)
Kagiso Rabada 3/40 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 40 runs
Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: David Miller (SA)

T20I match

Only T20I

17 November 2018
18:20 (N)
South Africa 
6/108 (10 overs)
7/87 (10 overs)
Faf du Plessis 27 (15)
Andrew Tye 2/18 (2 overs)
Glenn Maxwell 38 (23)
Chris Morris 2/12 (2 overs)
South Africa won by 21 runs
Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast
Umpires: Gerard Abood (Aus) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 10 overs per side due to rain.
  • This was the first international cricket match to be played at this venue.[19]


  1. ^ "Future Tours Programme" (PDF). International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Six Test matches in Australia's 2018-19 home season". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Schedule revealed for 2018-19 season". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Bailey to lead PM's XI v South Africa". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Behrendorff earns T20I recall". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  6. ^ "International Cricket comes to Metricon Stadium". Gold Coast Football Club. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Aaron Finch replaces Tim Paine as Australia ODI captain". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Faf, Miller take SA to first 300 in Australia". SA Cricket Mag. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Miller-du Plessis show sets up series win for South Africa". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Australia bowled over by the Proteas". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  11. ^ "New ODI leaders for Proteas series". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Chris Morris back in the mix for Australia tour". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Starc, Marsh and Lyon left out of Australia T20I squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  14. ^ "JP Duminy out of South Africa's tour to Australia". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Amla ruled out of limited-overs tour of Australia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  16. ^ "McDermott added to ODI squad". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Identity crisis awaits Australia in its curious home run". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Record stand as SAfrica post 5-320 v Aust". SBS News. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Gold Coast's debut something 'a bit different' for T20I". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2018.

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