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South Africa Halt Losing Streak vs Australia in ODI

South Africa Halt Losing Streak vs Australia in ODI

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South Africa won the third ODI against Australia by a margin of 111 runs in Potchefstroom. This victory stopped Australia from securing a 3-0 lead in the series and kept South Africa’s hopes alive. South Africa scored 338-6 while batting first, thanks to a fantastic partnership between Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock at the beginning and an impressive century by Aiden Markram.

In their pursuit of 339 runs, Australia made a strong beginning, with David Warner hitting a massive six off Aiden Markram’s delivery in the very first over. Warner got a lucky break when he was dropped by David Miller in the same over.

This was notable as Miller hadn’t been performing well with the bat in the series. Travis Head added to the excitement by hitting three consecutive boundaries off Jansen’s first over. The opening batsmen kept up a high run-rate of ten runs per over until Head got out in the eighth over.

Mitchell Marsh got out shortly after, and David Warner continued to benefit from some good fortune even after reaching a blazing fifty in just 27 balls. However, the game’s momentum shifted when Warner was run out with the score at 157-2.


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A brilliant direct-hit from Maharaj dismissed Warner, followed by Shamsi stumping the in-form Marnus Labuschagne with a googly. Warner’s wicket triggered a collapse, and it didn’t take long for Stoinis to get stumped off Maharaj, and Tim David was caught in a controversial manner by Fortuin.

Coetzee continued his excellent performance, taking crucial wickets by dismissing Carey, Sangha, and finally, Nathan Ellis to secure four wickets in the innings. This meant that Australia’s strong position at 157-2 crumbled, and they were all out for 227, losing eight wickets for just seventy runs. South Africa ultimately won the match by a margin of 111 runs, keeping the series alive as they head to Centurion for the next game.

In the first innings, South Africa posted an imposing total of 338 runs. This was made possible by a century partnership between Temba Bavuma (57) and Quinton de Kock (82) at the beginning and an exceptional second ODI century by Markram. De Kock was dismissed by Travis Head after a solid opening stand, followed by Bavuma’s departure. However, Reeza Hendricks and Markram carried on the momentum, making the most of the strong foundation set by the openers.

Hendricks was run out after a fifty-run partnership with Markram, leading to a slight collapse as Klaasen and Miller struggled with their form. Still, a powerful cameo from Marco Jansen, along with a settled Markram, launched an attack on Australia, allowing South Africa to score 102 runs in the last 10 overs and set a competitive total in this must-win game.

The series now shifts to Supersport Park in Centurion for the fourth ODI, where South Africa aims to level the series before heading to the Wanderers for the fifth ODI – a ground that witnessed an iconic fifth ODI between these two teams over seventeen years ago.

Final Scores:

South Africa 338/6 in 50 overs beat Australia 227 in 34.3 overs by 111 runs


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