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Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2013–14

The Australia cricket team toured South Africa, playing three Test matches and a three-match Twenty20 series against the South African national team from 12 February to 14 March 2014.[1] On 3 March 2014, South African captain Graeme Smith announced that he would retire from international cricket after the third Test.[2] Australia won the Test series 2–1 and the T20 series 2–0. Australian captain Michael Clarke scored 161 not out in the third Test playing with a fractured shoulder.[3]

Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2013–14
  Flag of Australia.svg Flag of South Africa.svg
  Australia South Africa
Dates 12 February 2014 – 14 March 2014
Captains Michael Clarke (Tests)
George Bailey (T20Is)
Graeme Smith (Tests)
Faf du Plessis (T20Is)
Test series
Result Australia won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs David Warner (543) AB de Villiers (341)
Most wickets Mitchell Johnson (22) Dale Steyn (12)
Player of the series David Warner (Aus)
Twenty20 International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Aaron Finch (44) Quinton de Kock (82)
Most wickets Glenn Maxwell (2)
Brad Hogg (2)
Mitchell Starc (2)
Imran Tahir (2)
Jean-Paul Duminy (2)
Wayne Parnell (2)
Player of the series Quinton de Kock (SA)

Contents

SquadsEdit

Test seriesEdit

1st TestEdit

12–16 February 2014
Scorecard
v
397 (122 overs)
Shaun Marsh 148 (288)
Dale Steyn 4/78 (29 overs)
206 (61.1 overs)
AB de Villiers 91 (148)
Mitchell Johnson 7/68 (17.1 overs)
290/4d (72.2 overs)
David Warner 115 (151)
Dale Steyn 2/61 (14.2 overs)
200 (59.4 overs)
AB de Villiers 48 (90)
Mitchell Johnson 5/59 (16 overs)
Australia won by 281 runs
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Alex Doolan (Aus) made his Test debut.

2nd TestEdit

20–24 February 2014
Scorecard
v
423 (150.5 overs)
Jean-Paul Duminy 123 (231)
Nathan Lyon 5/130 (46 overs)
246 (57 overs)
David Warner 70 (78)
Morné Morkel 3/63 (17 overs)
270/5d (64 overs)
Hashim Amla 127 (176)*
Mitchell Johnson 2/51 (15 overs)
216 (73.4 overs)
Chris Rogers 107 (237)
Dale Steyn 4/55 (20 overs)
South Africa won by 231 runs
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Jean-Paul Duminy (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Quinton de Kock (SA) made his Test debut.

3rd TestEdit

01–05 March 2014
Scorecard
v
494/7d (127.4 overs)
Michael Clarke 161* (301)
Jean-Paul Duminy 4/73 (17 overs)
287 (82.5 overs)
Faf du Plessis 67 (171)
Mitchell Johnson 4/42 (19 overs)
303/5d (58 overs)
David Warner 145 (156)
Kyle Abbott 3/61 (14 overs)
265 (134.3 overs)
Vernon Philander 51* (99)
Ryan Harris 4/32 (24.3 overs)
Australia won by 245 runs
Newlands, Cape Town
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: David Warner (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain stopped play on day 2.
  • This was Graeme Smith's final Test match and his last International match.
 
Ryan Harris bowls Morne Morkel to secure victory and a series win for Australia

T20I seriesEdit

1st T20IEdit

09 March 2014
14:30
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain.

2nd T20IEdit

12 March 2014
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  
80/1 (7 overs)
v
  Australia
82/5 (6.4 overs)
Quinton de Kock 41* (20)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 1/17 (2 overs)
David Warner 40 (16)
Jean-Paul Duminy 2/5 (1 over)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Kingsmead, Durban
Umpires: Shaun George (RSA) and Adrian Holdstock (RSA)
Player of the match: Brad Hodge (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match reduced to seven overs per side due to rain.
  • Beuran Hendricks (RSA) made his T20 international debut.

3rd T20IEdit

14 March 2014
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa  
128 (20 overs)
v
  Australia
4/129 (15 overs)
Quinton de Kock 41 (40)
Mitchell Starc 2/16 (4 overs)
Aaron Finch 39 (27)
Imran Tahir 2/21 (4 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
SuperSport Park, Centurion
Umpires: Johan Cloete (RSA) and Shaun George (RSA)
Player of the match: Mitchell Starc (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

StatisticsEdit

Test seriesEdit

BattingEdit

Most runs[6]
Name of Player Matches Runs Average Highest
  David Warner 3 543 90.50 145
  AB de Villiers 3 341 56.83 116
  Steve Smith 3 269 67.25 100
  Hashim Amla 3 258 51.60 127*
  Jean-Paul Duminy 3 223 44.60 123

BowlingEdit

Most wickets[7]
Player Matches Wickets Runs Ave BBI
  Mitchell Johnson 3 22 382 17.36 7/68
  Dale Steyn 3 12 317 26.41 4/55
  Ryan Harris 3 10 318 31.80 4/32
  Nathan Lyon 3 8 312 39.00 5/130

Other NotesEdit

Australia

  • Shaun Marsh made his 2nd Test century in the first innings of the 1st Test.[8]
  • Steve Smith made his 4th Test century in the first innings of the 1st Test.[9]
  • David Warner made his 6th Test century in the second innings of the 1st Test.[10]
  • David Warner passed 2,000 Test runs in the second innings of the 1st Test.[11]
  • Chris Rogers made his 4th Test century in the second innings of the 2nd Test.[12]
  • Brad Haddin passed 3,000 Test runs in the second innings of the 2nd Test.[13]
  • David Warner made his 7th Test century in the first innings of the 3rd Test.[10]
  • Michael Clarke made his 27th Test century in the first innings of the 3rd Test.[14]
  • Chris Rogers passed 1,000 Test runs in the second innings of the 3rd Test.[15]
  • David Warner made his 8th Test century in the second innings of the 3rd Test.[10]
  • Ryan Harris took his 100th Test wicket in the fourth innings of the 3rd Test.[15]

South Africa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Australia tour of South Africa, 2013/14". ESPNcricinfo. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Graeme Smith announces South Africa retirement". ESPNcricinfo. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Michael Clarke played with fractured shoulder in Australia win". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Australia in South Africa Test Series, 2013/14: RSA Squad". ESPNcricinfo. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Tour of South Africa (Australia Squad)". Cricket Australia. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Most runs in SA/AUS 2014 Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Most wickets in SA/AUS 2014 Test". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
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