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South Africa’s series win over the Kangaroos

Won by 122 runs in 5th ODI, man of the match Jansen’s all-round brilliance, Markram’s half-century, Keshav Maharaj’s 4 wickets

News Agency/ Johannesburg

Marco Jansen’s all-round brilliance, Aidan Markram and David Miller’s brilliant half-centuries, Phehlukwayo’s powerful batting and Keshav Maharaj’s incisive spin helped South Africa to a resounding 122-run victory over Australia to seal a memorable series win. Marco Jansen who scored 47 runs off 23 balls and took 5 wickets off 39 runs got the man of the match award and Markram got the man of the series award.

South Africa won the five-match series by a margin of 3-2. After receiving batting first from Australia, South Africa put up a big challenge in front of Australia by scoring 315 runs for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. In the previous match too, South Africa had built a mountain of more than four hundred runs. After that, before Jansen’s penetrating shot, Australia’s innings ended for 193 runs in 34.1 overs.

South Africa got off to a poor start as captain Temba Bavuma was bowled out for a wicket in the second over. So the batsmen after them did not attack the Australian bowlers much in the first ten overs. At the end of the powerplay of 10 overs, he had collected 32 runs for 1. Nathan Ellis has De Kock caught in the slips for 27 runs. He hit 4 fours in 39 balls. South Africa put the team’s fifty on the board in the 14th over. Rassi van der Deusen and Markram tried to form a strong partnership by playing cautiously. But in the 19th over, Abbott dismissed Dusen and broke the pair, when the duo had added 43 runs. He hit 2 fours and a six in his 48-ball innings. This time South Africa had collected 80 runs for 3. At that time, it was not thought that he would reach three hundred. His century got on the board in the 23rd over.

In the previous match, Heinrich Klaasen attacked Adam Zampa. But this time Zampa didn’t give him a chance as he dismissed him for just 6 runs, making them 103 for 4. Meanwhile, Markram completed his personal fifty off 54 balls. It included 5 fours, 3 sixes. Markram and Miller formed a good partnership and the duo played aggressively and registered a century partnership of 109 off 102 balls for the fifth wicket. Tim David also brought up his century by dismissing Markram to separate the pair. Markram hit 93 runs off 87 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. His half century in the 32nd over and his double century in the 40th over. Miller also completed his half-century in 59 balls for the second time in a row. It included 3 fours and 2 sixes. When Markram happened, South Africa had accumulated 212 runs for 5 in 41.1 overs.

With Miller getting good support from Jansen, the duo put on a 68-run partnership for the sixth wicket. After that, Phehlukwayon also hit hard and scored an unbeaten 38 runs in just 19 balls. South Africa was able to score 315 runs for 9 balls in 50 overs. Phehalukwayo hit 2 fours and 4 sixes in his innings while Miller scored 63 runs off 65 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes and Jansen smashed 47 runs off just 23 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Australia’s Zampa took 3, Abbott 2, Green, Ellis, David took one wicket each.

Chasing the challenge, Australia got off to a decent start of 34 runs. But after the first fall, his innings began to falter. After 34 for 2, captain and opener Marsh and Labuschagne put on a partnership of 90 runs. But after the breakup of the duo, Jansen and Keshav Maharaj’s incisive batting saw their wickets fall at regular intervals and by wrapping up their innings for 193 runs, South Africa achieved victory with more than 15 overs to spare. Marsh scored 71 off 56 balls with 6 fours, 6 sixes, Labuschagne 44 off 63 balls, Abbott 23 off 26 balls and Green 18 runs. Jansen took 5, Keshav Maharaj took 4 for 33 runs, Phehlukwayo took 1 wicket.

Brief scoreboard: South Africa 315 for 9 in 50 overs : De Kock 27, Dusen 30, Markram 93 off 87 balls, Miller 63 off 65 balls, Janssen 4 boundaries off 23 balls, 47 off 19 balls, Phehlukwayo 2 fours off 19 balls, 38 not out with 4 sixes, not out 11. Bowling : Zampa 3-70, Abbott 2-54, Ellis 1-49, Green 1-59, David 1-20.

Australia 193 all out in 34.1 overs : Marsh 56 with 6 fours, 71 with 6 sixes, Warner 10, Labuschagne 44 in 63 balls, Green 18, Abbott 23, Avantar 10. Bowling : Marco Janssen 5-39, Keshav Maharaj 4-33, Phehlukwayo 1 -44.