In the first of the five-match ODI series,
Along with Ferguson Hussey added 53 runs for the fifth wicket which came to an end when
Chasing a challenging target of 287,
Following their dismissals, no South African batsmen could show enough resistance against Australian bowlers. Specially, off spinner Nathan Hauritz appeared with his top form and picked up 4 South African wickets. Mitchell Johnson and James Hopes got 2 wickets each, while Bracken and debutant pacer Ben Laughlin took one wicket each. For excellent batting performance of Michael Hussey, he was awarded the man of the match award.