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Snubbed Janneman Malan clinches South Africa series win over Australia

AFP
Published Mar 4, 2020, 9:43 pm IST
Updated Mar 5, 2020, 8:55 am IST
Australia dismissed for 271 despite 69 runs apiece by captain Aaron Finch and D'Arcy Short
South Africa's Lungi Ngidi attempts to field off his own bowling while Australia's batsman Mitchell Marsh scrambles to make his ground during the 2nd One Day International at Managing Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Wednesday. AP Photo
 South Africa's Lungi Ngidi attempts to field off his own bowling while Australia's batsman Mitchell Marsh scrambles to make his ground during the 2nd One Day International at Managing Oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Wednesday. AP Photo

Bloemfontein: Janneman Malan, snubbed for South Africa's upcoming tour of India, hit a match-winning century as the Proteas clinched their one-day international series against Australia with a six-wicket victory in the second match at the Mangaung Oval on Wednesday.

Malan made 129 not out to enable South Africa to chase down a target of 272 and seal the series with a game to spare -- their first win in five series in all formats in home internationals this season.

 

Malan, 23, was out for a first-ball duck on his ODI debut in the first match in Paarl on Saturday and was not selected in a 15-man squad which will depart on Sunday for a three-game tour of India.

The younger brother of Test batsman Pieter Malan gave credit to Jon-Jon Smuts (41), Heinrich Klaasen (51) and David Miller (37 not out), with whom he shared partnerships of 91, 81 and an unbeaten 90 after captain Quinton de Kock had been bowled in the first over by Mitchell Starc.

Earlier, Ngidi claimed the first three wickets to halt Australia's momentum after David Warner (35) and captain Aaron Finch (65) gave them a fast start.Then he took three more wickets as Australia could score only 49 runs for the loss of six wickets in the last 10 overs of their innings.

 

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