South Africa beat Australia by 111 runs© AFP
South Africa’s spin bowlers backed up a century by Aiden Markram because the hosts ended Australia’s profitable streak with a 111-run victory within the third one-day worldwide on the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on Tuesday. Markram hit 102 not out in a South African whole of 338 for six. South Africa survived a livid assault by David Warner and Travis Head earlier than bowling out Australia for 227. Australia received the primary two video games within the five-match sequence after sweeping a Twenty20 sequence 3-0. The vacationers appeared on observe for an additional win when Warner and Head thrashed 79 for the primary wicket off solely 48 balls.
Australia had been 104 for one on the finish of the 10-over energy play, the second time in a row they reached three figures whereas fielding restrictions had been in place.
However left-arm spinners Tabraiz Shamsi (two for 29) and Keshav Maharaj (two for 37) modified the course of the match on a spin-friendly pitch earlier than quick bowler Gerald Coetzee (4 for 50) completed off the Australian innings.
Maharaj additionally made a key intervention within the discipline with a direct-hit run-out of Warner, who made 78 off 56 balls earlier than slipping and dropping his shoe as he set off for a single.
“We would have liked a optimistic one,” mentioned South African captain Temba Bavuma.
“The batters knuckled down and we had been banking on the wicket helping the spin bowlers and it is precisely what it did.
“The facility play did not go in addition to we needed however the way in which we clawed it again was precisely what we’re searching for.”
Australian captain Mitchell Marsh mentioned the loss was “a little bit slip-up” in circumstances that are prone to be replicated through the World Cup in India subsequent month.
“Hopefully we learnt so much from it,” he mentioned.
Quinton de Kock (82) and captain Temba Bavuma (57) gave South Africa a perfect begin with a gap stand of 146 in 22.5 overs.
However Australia had been capable of decelerate the scoring, with part-time off-spinner Travis Head making good use of a gradual, dry pitch to bowl unchanged and take two for 39 in 10 overs.
Markram and Marco Jansen gave the innings late impetus with a sixth-wicket partnership of 63 off 31 balls which was ended by a sensational diving left-handed catch by Sean Abbott on the duvet boundary off Nathan Ellis.
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