Faf du Plessis © AFP
Faf du Plessis © AFP

Sep 6, 2014

South Africa were 175 for the loss of 3 wickets at the end of 35 overs. Francois du Plessis was batting on 82, and AB de Villiers was batting on 27. South Africa needed just 43 runs off the last 15 overs.  If they manage to win this, it’ll be their first victory in a knock-out game of a tournament in many years.

Australia finished at 217 for nine against South Africa, as Dale Steyn’s four-wicket-haul derailed the innings in the final of the Zimbabwe Triangular series 2014 at Harare. Barring Aaron Finch, no Australian batsman crossed 50, while their highest partnership of 71 was for the ninth wicket.

South Africa won the toss and included spinner Imran Tahir in the playing XI as they elected to field. Australia on the other hand will be looking looking to bury the ghosts of the shock defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe by lifting the series trophy at the end of the match.

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