Australia lost 7 wickets for 113 runs
This victory of Australia against South Africa can be considered very exciting. Chasing the target of 223 runs, the Australian team’s innings faltered in the very beginning. At one time South Africa took 7 wickets at the score of just 113 runs and victory seemed easy for them but Marnus Labuschagne and Ashton Agar did not let this happen.
concussion substitute the labushen
Surprisingly, Australian team’s victory hero Marnus Labuschagne was not even included in the playing eleven of the first ODI. However, he got a chance as a concussion substitute and he did what the Australian team wanted from him. Labuschagne came on the field as a concussion substitute in place of Cameron Green.
Along with his powerful batting, Labuschagne also made a big record in his name as a concussion substitute. In fact, this is the biggest innings played by any concussion substitute in One Day International cricket. Not only in ODI, but also in Test cricket, the record of playing the most number of games as a concussion substitute is in the name of Marnus Labuschagne. In the Test, he scored 59 runs in 100 balls.
Temba Bavuma scored a century for South Africa
In this match against Australia, South African captain Temba Bavuma played an excellent century. However, this could not be of any use to his team. Bavuma remained unbeaten on 114 off 142 balls. In this innings, he also hit 14 fours and 1 six. Apart from this, Marco Jansen contributed 32 runs. However, despite this, the entire team together could score only 222 runs.