Australian cricket team might have to make some immediate reforms before the commencement of India series, else a defeat at the hands of Kohli & Co. would appear plausible for Finch’s XI. The efforts put by Shaun Marsh (106), Stoinis( 63 and 70/2) went in vain in the much coveted Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI. South Africa, on the other hand, have continued their ripping momentum from the games against Zimbabwe to the Australian continent, and very rightly clinched the ODI series. Let’s have a look at the 3 potential reasons behind South Africa’s undemanding conquest in Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI at Adelaide.
Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI: 3 reasons why Proteas won the game
Australia’s frailing batting attack proves fruitful for the South Africans
The fifty plus knocks from Shaun Marsh (106) and Marcus Stonis(63) helped the Aussies put 280 on board before being bundled out on the same total. Wicketkeeper Alex Carey (42) was quite assistive in his approach, and along with Maxwell (35) was forging a decent partnership prior to getting dismissed to Steyn’s deliveries. The likes of Finch (11) and Lynn (0) failed pitiably in the must-win duel, thereby leading to a Proteas conquest.
Twin centuries from du Plessis and Miller does the work for Proteas
No one would have anticipated the duo of David Miller and Faf du Plessis to build up a 200+ run partnership whilst batting in the game at Adelaide. Following the dismissals of de Kock (4), Hendricks (8) and Markram(32), the team looked eager to develop a steady cooperation, and in Miller and du Plessis, they found just what was needed at the moment. While du Plessis struck a sensible 125, his companion scored a berserking 139 of merely 108 deliveries to help the Proteas rise up to 320.
Proteas spearheads ripped through the Aussie lineup
Once the platform was set up by the South African batsmen, the attention then shifted onto their bowling attack which bowled exceedingly well in the win-o-win duel to bag the game and the series. Dale Steyn was at his regular best, where he conceded mere 45 runs whilst scalping 3 dismissals. Rabada, the man with the golden arm, picked three wickets as well, with Pretorious and Ngidi picking up a couple and solitary respectively.