South African pacer Ryan McLaren will miss out on the final game against Australia after sustaining a hairline fracture in his right arm during a group match against Australia © AFP
South African pacer Ryan McLaren will miss out on the final game against Australia after sustaining a hairline fracture in his right arm during a group match against Australia © AFP

Sep 6, 2014

Australia and South Africa clash in the Triangular Series final at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday in a contest that will decide who emerges the top dog of the tournament. Catch the LIVE SCORECARD of the triangular series final between Australia and South Africa here.

The points table at the end of the sixth game between South Africa and Zimbabwe at the same venue as the final was firmly in favour of the former. South Africa emerged the toppers in the round-robin stage, finishing with 15 points with three wins out of four games. Australia and Zimbabwe were second and third respectively with 10 and four points respectively.

Though South Africa appear statistically more dominant, they will be fully aware of Australia’s prowess, especially in the final stages of a tournament. While they started the tournament on a strong note with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Australia, they did not perform to their potential during the next two.

The Australians on the other hand have had a mixed journey so far. While they began the tournament on a strong note with a 198-run win over the hosts, they went on to lose the next couple of games in dramatic fashion. They failed to defend a 328-run target against the South Africans, who chased it down with seven wickets and a plenty of balls to spare. They were in for a bigger shock when they lost to Zimbabwe for the first time in 31 years.

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