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South Africa come back hard against Australia to take ODI series 2-1

Dale Steyn 3-45 for South Africa
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Australia won the toss and decided to bowl against South Africa today, at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart. It was a decision that they would later regret as Faf du Plessis 125 and David Miller 139 put on a record breaking 4th wicket partnership of 252.

South Africa 320 - 5 (Faf du Plessis 125, David Miller 139; Mitchell Starc 2-57, Marcus Stoinis 2-70)

Australia 280-9 (Shaun Marsh 106, Marcus Stoinis 63;Dale Steyn 3-45, Kagiso Rabada 3-40)

Result - South Africa won by 40 runs

Scorecard

Earlier, South Africa were in some trouble at 55-3 in the 16th over but Faf du Plessis 125 and David Miller 139 then came together and took the game away from hosts Australia.

In reply, Australia got off to poor start and at one stage were 39-3 in the 11th over, with three of the top order batsmen back in the pavilion. However, Australia fought back with Shaun Marsh 106 and Marcus Stoinis 63 and latterly Alex Carey 43  but it was in vain as South Africa won by 40 runs.

Australia - Aaron Finch(c), Chris Lynn, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

South Africa - Quinton de Kock(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, , Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

 

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