South Africa defeated Australia by 40 runs at Hobart on Sunday to win the third ODI and series 2-1.

Australia won the toss and opted to bowl. Despite a slow start, SA scored 320/5 who were 55/3 at one stage.

Skipper, Faf Du Plessis scored 125 runs and David Miller hit 136 runs. Togetjer they shared a partnership of 202 runs for the fourth wicket.

Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis scalped two wickets.

In reply, Australia fell 40 runs short of the target after they recovered from 39/3.

Shaun Marsh (106) completed his ton. Stoinis contributed 63 runs while Alex Carey added 40.

Glenn Maxwell 35(27) couldn’t finish the task as wickets continued to fall at the other end.

Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn scalped 3 wickets. D Pretorious also picked 2 wickets.

David Miller was awarded Man of the Match and Player of the series award.

The two teams will play one-off T20I at Queensland on Saturday.

Note: India will tour Australia from Nov 21.


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