Port Elizabeth: South Africa need a win. They need it at Port Port Elizabeth as the hosts get ready to face Australia in the 2nd ODI. This after losing the first match in which rain played a secondary role to a determined Australian attack. A look at how the two teams stack up against each other.
Rain did not help, but South Africa were caught very much on the hop by Australia in the first ODI at Centurion. After Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke stood up to some strong early bowling in a manner that allowed Duckworth-Lewis to work heavily in the tourists' favour, Doug Bollinger, Mitchell Johnson, Pat Cummins and Xavier Doherty had their way with the ball against some indifferent batting in greasy conditions.