Australia v South Africa 3rd ODI Highlights | South Africa won by 40 runs
With a record 252-run partnership between explosive batsman David Miller (139) and captain Faf du Plessis (125), South Africa defeated Australia by 40 runs in the third and final ODI of the three-match series due to the excellent performance of the bowlers.
Along with that, the South Africans made the series 2-1 from Australia. The South African team has managed to make its first ODI series in Australia since 2009.
Resuming the target of 321 runs from South Africa, the host Australia could score 280 runs in 9 wickets. Shaun Marsh scored 106 runs for the most 102 balls. Marcus Stoinis scored 63 off 76 balls.
Alex Carry hit 42 off 41 balls while Glenn Maxwell scored 35 off 27 balls. Captain Aaron Finch scored 11 runs and returned to the pavilion. Paceman Dale Steyn and Kagoeo Rabada took 3-3 wickets from South Africa while Pretoria’s account went into two wickets. Luigi Anggidae took one wicket.
Australia lose series for fifth consecutive ODI
This is the fifth consecutive ODI series loss in Australia. South Africa defeated Australia 2-1, England 5-0, England 4-1, India 4-1, and New Zealand 2-0.
South Africa scored 320 runs
Australia won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. Guests did not start well in South Africa. He lost his three wickets for 55 runs.
Opener Quinton de Kock scored 4 runs and the pavilion had returned. At that time South Africa’s total was 4 runs. After that, his partner Riaz Hendrix also scored 8 runs on the total of 26 runs.
A total of 55 runs were scored by Eden Markram, fast bowler Mitchell Starc, caught by Carey, to give the African team a third blow. After quickly losing three wickets, captain du Plessis and Miller took the responsibility to push the innings.
Both played a sensational inning, contributing to South Africa’s total score of 320 for 5 wickets. Du Plessis hit 15 fours and two sixes in 114 balls in his century, while Miller hit 13 fours and four sixes in 108 balls.
David Miller made his fifth ODI century. He had scored 2641 runs in 111 ODIs with 4 centuries and 12 half-centuries. Captain du Plessis scored his 10th ODI century He had earlier scored 4568 runs in 123 ODIs with 9 centuries.
Fast bowler Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stonynas took two wickets each from South Africa while Josh Hazlewood’s account of one wicket went into the account.
South Africa won the series by six wickets in the first ODI, while Australia defeated the target of 7 runs in the second and the second one day with seven runs.