South Africa make Aussies bite the dust in ODIs

CAPE TOWN: South Africa inflicted a first-ever five-match series whitewash on Australia by winning the final one-day international by 31 runs at New Lands on Wednesday. David Warner hit 173 runs without much support from team mates in response to South Africa’s score of 327 for 8 and were finally bundled out for 296 runs.

It is the first time that Australia has shown such a horrible display in ODIs in bilateral series. South Africa has won all the five one day internationals in the series.

However, world champions Australia will retain the No 1 ranking in ODIs with South Africa placed two points behind in second place.

Australian Captain Steven Smith praised David Warner for his outstanding performance in the match and blamed rest of the batsmen for their below par performance.

“Credit to South Africa, we’ve been outplayed in all the games,” he added. Australia’s in-experienced bowling attack was exposed in the series.

South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis paid tributes to David Warner’s incredible innings but praised his team for their grit and determination in their series triumph.

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