South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: Aiden Markram, Spinners Keep South Africa's Series Hopes Alive
South Africa vs Australia 3rd ODI Highlights: At the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on Tuesday, South Africa's spin bowlers supported a century by Aiden Markram as the hosts ended Australia's winning run with a 111-run triumph in the third One-Day International.
In a South African score of 338 for six, Markram achieved 102 not out. After fending off a fierce attack from Travis Head and David Warner, South Africa bowled Australia out for 227.
Australia won a Twenty20 series 3-0, and they went on to win the opening two games of this five-match series.
3rd ODI, Australia in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2023, Sep 12, 2023 Match Ended
AUS227/10 (34.3)Senwes Park, PotchefstroomSouth Africa beat Australia by 111 runs
With a partnership of almost 100 runs between their openers, South Africa got off to an extremely good start. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma both batted gently and methodically to put pressure on the bowlers. Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks effectively stabilised the innings after their swift removal.
After Heinrich Klaasen and Reeza Hendricks were removed in rapid succession, the onus returned to the hitters. The hosts were disadvantaged by David Miller's prompt dismissal, which didn't help the situation. Aiden Markram, who was watching the wickets fall from the other side, finished off the innings in the latter stages.
He hit the bowlers with a variety of shots, blasting them all over the pitch, and Jansen came on to support him. At the boundary ropes, Abbott let forth a scream that cut off Marco Jansen's onslaught.
Aiden Markram remained undefeated on 102 runs as he kept hitting boundaries and leading South Africa to an extremely high score of 338.