South Africa defeat Australia in Match 3- In 3rd One Day International match played between South Africa and Australia, the all times’ chokers beat Aussies by 47 runs. The cricket battle fought by these teams was of too low scoring but entertained the audience gathering excellently. Bitter struggle seen at Providence Stadium located in Guyana ended with a mesmerizing victory of hosting team.
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AB Devilliers led team won the toss and elected to bat first. Decision of implementing batting line up first seemed quite hasty as earlier wickets were fallen in initial overs only. Amla – De Kock two digit opening partnership founded good base for the team, but except Farhaan Behardien, who scored 62 of 82 balls, rest all men failed to play big inning.
De Kock, Duminy, Rabada and the skipper contributed with their two digit scores which weren’t sufficient in the condition which worsened with the aggressive approach of rival team. Bowling attack from both the sides was too impressive as the pacers and spinners in mutual foes’ team entailed most of the batsmen surrender that day.
Aaron Finch endeavored his best to curb the victory, but the cricketers at other of strike didn’t company the huge hitter properly. Aussie batsmen except Finch, Lyon and Hazlehood weren’t even able to cross single digit individual score. Rabada sealed three of rest of men who were arrived on the ground to chase the target of 190 runs.
When asked about the opinion in presentation ceremony after the game, captains of both the teams uttered praising words for opponent bowlers who performed well in comparison with batsmen. Farhaan Behardien, massive scorer of South African team, was rewarded with ‘Man of the Match’ title for his requisite efforts to set up a good score.