Australian bowlers were right on the money throughout the match © AFP
Australian bowlers were right on the money throughout the match © AFP

Some fine bowling from the Australian bowlers restrict South Africa to 189 for 9 n the third match of the Tri-Nation Series 2016 at Guyana. South Africa batsmen never got going right from the outset and lost wickets at regular intervals. It all started with Quinton de Kock being dismissed early for 18, trapped in front by Josh Hazlewood. Nathan Lyon and Nathan Coulter-Nile sprung into action after that getting rid of top-order batsmen like AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and Rilee Rossouw cheaply. Hashim Amla got off to a good start but some excellent work in the field by Steven Smith saw him being run out for 35. Live Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs South Africa, tri-nation series 206, Match 3 at Guyana

South Africa, who are going in with three spinners today, dropped Chris Morris and brought in Tabraiz Shamsi, who plays his first match for South Africa. As a result, Wayne Parnell batted at No. 6, followed by Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada and others. It backfired as South Africa lost half their side for just 104 in 25 overs. Live Cricket Updates, AUS vs SA, Tri-Nation Series 2016

Phangiso and Behardien offered some resistance, putting on 37 for the seventh wicket. Behardien was dismissed in the final over for a well made 62-ball 82. Australian bowlers were on the money throughout the match. Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers, giving away just 20 runs in his 10 overs and also picked up a couple of wickets along the way. Coulter-Nile on the other hand finished with 2 for 38.

Spinners Lyon and adam Zampa, who did a lot of damage against West Indies too had a good outing once again. Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell too chipped in with a few economical overs for their side. Maxwell picked up the wickets of Behardien and Imran Tahir off consecutive deliveries to restrict South Africa to under 200.

Earlier, South Africa had won the toss and elected to bat first. Both sides have made changes to their sides. Mitchell Starc was rested for this match and Coulter-Nile came in his place. For the Proteas, Morris made way for Shamsi and Kyle Abbott was replaced by Kagiso Rabada.

Brief Scores:

South Africa 189 for 9 in 50 Overs (Hashim Amla 35, Farhaan Behardien 62; Josh Hazlewood 2 for 20, Glenn Maxwell 2 for 15) vs Australia

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