South Africa has one again bowled brilliant in the fourth ODI against Australia. The visitors were all out for just 167 runs today. South African pace bowler Abbot bowled absolutely amazing in the first half with the new ball.He swung and seamed the ball in an utter non-playable way. Finch lost his off stump on the third ball of the match. This was an inswinger which went in between the bat and pad of Finch. The ball rattled off stump and Australia lost their first wicket.
The second wicket was again taken by Abbot again. This time again a big inswinger from Abbot and this one left Warner stunned. This was the ball of the South African innings. Abbot was bowling with a very high pace. He hit the ball in the right areas.
The ball hit the pads and it was out. After that, the wickets kept falling. The chinaman Shamsi hit three wickets in his spell. The first one was the big one. Smith fell lbw to Shamsi. This was a wicket which belonged to De Kock.The ball hit the pads in line to the stumps. Shamsi was confused about the impact after the umpire gave this one not out. De Kock was sure at the other end. Because of the South African wicket keeper, the review was taken. It was out without many doubts. After that, Marsh and Wade did hit the fifties but it was late. South Africa took wickets at regular interval. The ball was hit in the right areas and the wickets kept on coming for the host.
Australia has once again shown a poor batting performance. The 4th ODI most probably will end up as the 4th consecutive win for the hosts South Africa. Abbot and Shamsi both took most of the Australian wickets.Abbot first bowled both the Australian openers. The first was Finch. The Australian opener tried to play a drive against Abbot in the very first over. The ball nipped back from the pitch and went in between the bat and pad.
The ball hit the off stump and Finch was gone. The second wicket for Abbot was Warner. This one was another big in-dipper. This ball came at a very difficult angle for the left-hander. Warner was not been able to even play something at it.