South Africa vs Australia, 1st ODI: Janneman Malan’s stay at the crease lasted just a single ball as he was sent back to the pavilion by a vicious yorker from Mitchell Starc.
Janneman Malan awaits the DRS decision after being given out by the on-field umpire (Getty Images)
- Janneman Malan was removed by Mitchell Starc on the 1st ball of the 1st ODI
- Malan has so far played two T20Is for Proteas in which he scored 35 runs
- Malan came out to bat as skipper Quinton de Kock’s opening partner
In a sort of welcome he would have never imagined, South Africa debutant Janneman Malan claimed an unwanted record on the very 1st ball of his maiden international game for the Proteas. As a searing 143kph/89mph yorker from Australia pacer Mitchell Starc pinned Malan on his boot, he became the first player ever to be dismissed by the first ball of the match on ODI debut.
More than a decade ago, Kieran Powell (West Indies v Bangladesh 2009) was dismissed by the first legitimate ball of the match on his ODI debut, but the first ball was a wide.
Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne made their ODI debuts for South Africa against Australia in the ongoing first ODI at Boland Park here on Saturday.
Malan has so far played two T20Is for Proteas in which he scored 35 runs. The 23-year-old is a right-handed top-order batsman.
Things did not go well for Malan in his maiden 50-over game. He was sent back to the pavilion for a golden duck by pacer Mitchell Starc in the very first ball of the match.
Malan came out to bat as skipper Quinton de Kock’s opening partner after the side won the toss and elected to bat first.
On the other hand, Verreynne is a middle-order batsman with wicket-keeping abilities. He has played 40 first-class games for South Africa and amassed 2,587 runs with an impressive average of 50.72. He also scored three centuries and 17 fifties. He was included in the squad at the back of his performance in the first-class.
Three-match ongoing ODIs series comes after the conclusion of the three T20Is. The T20I series was won by the visitors 2-1.