SA vs AUS: Adam Zampa matches Mick Lewis' unwanted record for most runs conceded by a bowler in an ODI game
South Africa finished their innings with 416/5 against Australia.
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Star Australia leg spinner Adam Zampa scripted an unwanted record for the country during the fourth match of the five-match ODI against Australia. The match was contested at the Centurion Park on Friday, September 15. Notably, Zampa conceded a hefty 113 runs in his 10-over spell and tied with his compatriot Mick Lewis for the joint-most runs conceded by a bowler in the 50-over format.
Lewis who was a medium pacer had no chance to pick a wicket in that historic game. For the uninitiated, former fa, where South Africa chased down the highest total to set a world record. Lewis holds the unwanted record for the most runs allowed by a bowler in ODIs.
He gave away 113 runs against the Proteas in Johannesburg in 2006. Meanwhile, Andrew Tye, who is third on the list, conceded 100 runs against England in Nottingham, back in 2018.
Klaasen and Miller's 200-run partnership help South Africa post mammoth total
Speaking of the game, Australia won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. South Africa got off to an explosive start, with Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks opening the innings. After Nathan Ellis provided a major breakthrough for Australia by dismissing Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen came in and stitched a crucial partnership with de Kock to steady the Proteas' innings.
The wicketkeeper-batter scored 45 off 64 deliveries, whereas Rassie van der Dussen hit a 65-ball 62-run knock. Meanwhile, stand-in skipper Aiden Markram, who scored a match-winning 102* in the previous match, was cheaply dismissed by Michael Neser.
However, the no. 5 and 6 batters Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller led the charge for South Africa and managed to create a 200-run partnership. The keeper-batter scored a magnificent knock of 83-ball 174 runs before being removed by Marcus Stoinis.
Klaasen's knock was studded with 13 boundaries and as many maximums. Miller, on the other hand, scored an unbeaten 82 off 45 balls, including six fours and five sixes. Notably, the 200-run stand helped South Africa to post an astonishing total of 416 in 50 overs.