PLAYER RATINGS: Faf leads from the front and Carey continues to leave his mark

The Cricketer runs the rule over the individual performances of both sets of players at Old Trafford...

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Scorecard | Talking Points

AUSTRALIA

David Warner (122): Another fabulous innings from this man. Fell just as the chase entered the final throes. 9

Aaron Finch (3): A no-show with the bat from the skipper. 3

Usman Khawaja (18): Retired hurt with a hamstring injury. Bravely returned later in the chase. 5

Steve Smith (7 & 0-5): Trapped lbw early on. Smith yet to truly break out at this World Cup. 4

Marcus Stoinis (0-19 & 22): Another low score, falling to a superb run-out effort from de Kock. Appeared to be carrying a knock. 6

Glenn Maxwell (12 0-57): A relatively tight 10-over spell. Fell hooking, de Kock with a fine overhead take. 6

Alex Carey (85): This guy has had a brilliant tournament - a luxury at No.7. 8.5

Pat Cummins (1-61 & 9): Had the wicket of van Der Dussen as the batsman looked to reach three figures. More expensive than his usual self. 5

Mitchell Starc (2-52 & 16): First over went for 14 and looked a bit wayward. Still picked up a brace and equalled Glenn McGrath’s record (26) for most wickets in a World Cup. Some decent hitting in the chase. 7

Jason Behrendorff (1-51 & 11*): An average effort on a batsmen’s day. 5.5

Nathan Lyon (2-53 & 3): Took a bit of punishment but he won’t mind that, picked up the wickets of both South Africa openers. 7

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Faf du Plessis hit a fine hundred

SOUTH AFRICA

Quinton de Kock (52): Was threatening to give us an innings we all wanted to see during this World Cup but it was fifty and out for de Kock. Some excellent work with the gloves. 7.5

Aiden Markram (34): Saw it well early on, attacked Lyon and put him into the stands but the spinner soon had his revenge. 6

Faf du Plessis (100): Engineered a patient fifty then began to hit out superbly. Smart captaincy to open the bowling with with Tahir. 8.5

Rassie van der Dussen (95): Deserved a century but time ran out on him. 8

JP Duminy (14 & 0-22): A low-key farewell for the allrounder. 5

Dwaine Pretorius (2 & 2-27): Wicket maiden which saw Warner heading back to the pavilion. 7.5

Andile Phehlukwayo (4* & 2-22): A couple of wickets in a nervous period. 6.5

Chris Morris (DNB & 1-63): Expensive over gave Australia hope late on. 4

Kagiso Rabada (DNB & 3-56): Bowled superbly at the death when the game was very much in the balance. 7.5

Imran Tahir (DNB & 1-59): Opened the bowling and got Finch early to put Australia on the back foot. 7

Tabrazi Shamsi (DNB & 0-62): Will be disappointed not to grab his chance with more vigour. 5

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