South Africa remarkably chased a 371-run target set by Australia to clinch the five-game ODI series 3-0 in Durban.
The Australians set a great chase but it didn’t phase the South Africans for one solitary second. David Warner and captain Steve Smith scored the highest scores with Warner scoring 117 while Smith collected 108. Warner’s knock overtook Mark Waugh’s 115 at Port Elizabeth in 1997 which is now the highest score by an Australian opener in an ODI series against South Africa.
South Africa won the match by four wickets with their star batsman, Quinton De Kock and David Miller leading from the front. De Kock notched up a solid 70 while Miller blew the Aussies away with a scintillating 118 runs.
Australia’s young bowling attack was again the issue as they could not dismiss the experienced batsman of the Proteas. The spinners especially copped it the worst with the boundaries that kept on coming.
South Africa’s injured captain AB de Villiers took to Twitter to congratulate his team.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) October 5, 2016
The Australians were left in awe and shock after the game. To the credit of the Australians though, they held on until the end of the contest. However, with four balls remaining of the 50 overs, Miller and Andie Luck produced the fireworks for the home fans. – Jesse Mullens
Photo of David Miller raising the bat from the Cricket South Africa Twitter feed.