November 11, 2018. David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored sparkling centuries in a partnership of 252 runs – their record stand — the highest for the fourth wicket. South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in a one-day international at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia on Sunday to win the three-match series 2-1.
Faf du Plessis scored 125, his 10th ODI hundred, in 114 balls with 15 fours and two sixes and Miller 139 in South Africa’s 320 for five. Miller’s 108-ball knock that featured 13 fours and four big sixes was the highlight.
In reply, South Africa’s veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn dismissed Chris Lynn with the first ball of the Australia innings, and his fellow pacemen Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi soon sent Aaron Finch and Travis Head on their way to reduce Australia to 39-3.
Shaun Marsh (106) showed some resistance while scoring his sixth ODI century. He had a fourth-wicket partnership of 107 with Marcus Stoinis (63) but once he departed, his side saw a familiar collapse and a familiar defeat. Thus, any hope for a third win in 14 one-dayers this year evaporated.