Tremendous half-centuries by Markram and Miller, Australia suffered a crushing defeat in the ODI series

Before the ICC Cricket World Cup, South Africa has won the ongoing 5-match ODI series against Australia (SA vs AUS) by 3-2. In the decisive match held in Johannesburg, the host team defeated the Australian team by 122 runs and captured the series. After losing the first two ODI matches, South Africa made a tremendous comeback and won the last 3 ODI matches. In the 5th ODI, South Africa, batting first, scored 315 runs, chasing which Australia was all out for 193 runs.

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Australia captain Mitchell Marsh won the toss and decided to bowl first. The host team had a bad start as captain Temba Bavuma returned to the pavilion early after scoring 3 runs and Cock 27 runs. After this, Van der Dussen contributed 30 runs while the century man of the previous match, Heinrich Klaasen, flopped after scoring 6 runs.

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The host team’s young batsman Aiden Markram and veteran David Miller made an important partnership of 109 runs for the 5th wicket. Markram played a tremendous inning of 93 runs in 87 balls, while David Miller contributed 63 runs. In the end, thanks to Marco Jansen’s 47 runs and Andilo Phelukwayo’s 39 runs, the team’s score crossed 300. Australia’s Adam Zampa took 3 wickets.

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With the intention of winning the series, Australia’s batsmen came on the field to achieve the target of 316 runs, but David Warner and Josh English flopped in the top order. Mitchell Marsh along with Marnus Labuschagne made an important partnership of 90 runs but after the wickets of both of them fell continuously, the Kangaroo team could not recover and collapsed for 193 runs. For South Africa, Marco Jansen took the maximum of 5 wickets, while Keshav Maharaj showed the way to the pavilion by giving 33 runs to 4 batsmen.

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