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SOUTH AFRICA se­cured a fourth suc­ces­sive one-day in­ter­na­tional vic­tory over Aus­tralia as cap­tain Faf du Plessis top scored with 69 runs in a six-wicket win yes­ter­day. South Africa had al­ready clinched the five-match se­ries with one en­counter left to play in Cape Town on Wed­nes­day. Kyle Ab­bott took four wick­ets as Aus­tralia were bowled out for 167 in just 36.4 overs, leav­ing South Africa with a mod­est tar­get to chase. They did so suc­cess­fully, reach­ing 168 for the loss of four wick­ets in 35.3 overs. In the three pre­vi­ous ODIs, South Africa’s bats­men dom­i­nated the in­ex­pe­ri­enced Aus­tralian at­tack but it was their bowlers who took cen­tre stage. Ab­bott bowled both Aaron Finch and David Warner in his open­ing two overs and fin­ished with 4-40 in his first game of the se­ries. Wrist spin­ner Tabraiz Shamsi, mak­ing his home de­but, took 3-36 as six Aus­tralians were dis­missed leg be­fore wicket, equalling the record num­ber of lbw dis­missals in an ODI in­nings. Mitchell Marsh scored 50 be­fore be­com­ing the sixth wicket to fall while wick­et­keeper Matthew Wade’s con­tri­bu­tion of 52 helped add 46 runs for Aus­tralia’s ninth wicket.

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