Potchefstroom: Heinrich Klaasen produced another impressive batting performance as South Africa won the final one-day international against Australia by six wickets on Saturday, with 27 balls remaining, for a 3-0 series sweep.
Klaasen's 68 not out -- to go with a century and another half century in the series -- led South Africa to a comfortable victory despite Marnus Labuschagne's 108 for Australia against his country of birth.
Labuschagne was the anchor but Australia only managed 254-7 in its 50 overs at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom after being put in to bat. Labuschagne's century came about 50 kilometers (31 miles) up the road from Klerksdorp, the city where he was born.
JJ Smuts made 84 from 98 balls in South Africa's chase while filling in at No. 3 for the injured Temba Bavuma, and Klaasen was there at the end to confirm victory with nearly five overs to spare. South Africa finished on 258-4 in 45.3 overs.
Australia was missing pace bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins and spinner Ashton Agar. Cummins and Agar were rested after Australia went 2-0 down in the three-game series.
South Africa gave an international debut to fast bowler Daryn Dupavillon, who took 1-21 off six overs. Smuts won man of the match after also taking two wickets with his left-arm spin bowling to go with his top score for South Africa.
Australia: D. Warner c De Kock b Nortje 4, A. Finch c Miller b Dupavillon 22, S. Smith lbw b Phehlukwayo 20, M. Labuschagne b Nortje 108, D. Short c Klaasen b Smuts 36, M. Marsh run out (Miller) 32, A. Carey b Smuts 0, J. Richardson not out 24, K. Richardson not out 0. Extras (lb3, w5) 8. Total (7 wkts, 50 overs) 254.
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Warner), 2-43 (Smith), 3-55 (Finch), 4-136 (Short), 5-189 (Marsh), 6-189 (Carey), 7-253 (Labuschagne).
Bowling: Nortje 7-0-35-2, Sipamla 8-0-40-0 (1w), Dupavillon 6-0-21-1 (1w), Phehlukwayo 7-0-49-1 (3w), Maharaj 10-0-45-0, Klaasen 3-0-19-0, Smuts 9-1-42-2.
South Africa: J. Malan c Carey b Hazlewood 23, Q. de Kock b Hazlewood 26, J. Smuts c Warner b K. Richardson 84, K. Verreynne c Labuschagne b Zampa 50, H. Klaasen not out 68, D. Miller not out 3. Extras (lb3, w1) 4. Total (4 wkts, 45.3 overs) 258.
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (De Kock), 2-54 (Malan), 3-150 (Verreynne), 4-229 (Smuts).
Bowling: J. Richardson 10-1-58-0 (1w), Hazlewood 10-1-37-2, K. Richardson 9-0-63-1, Zampa 10-0-45-1, Marsh 1.3-0-21-0, Finch 2-0-11-0, Short 3-0-20-0....