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The fifth ODI between Australia and South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground may not be of any importance from the series point of view with Aussies already clinching the series 3-1 at Melbourne, but the race to outbattle in team rankings is still very much on. The 5th ODI match can be followed online on Star Sports and Star Sport.com in India. Watch the interesting Australia vs South Africa battle via free live streaming online in India here. Also Read - COVID-19 Aftermath: Australia Faces Recession For First Time in 30 Years
The last ODI at Melbourne saw a consistent Steve Smith hit a fine century to guide his side to the seriess win in the penultimate ODI. His performance at MCG not only helped OZ bag the series but also break the jinx of going down against South Africa at this ground. Smith with his all-round skills and sublime consistency has definitely gathered a lot of attention ahead of the big tournament like World Cup 2015. Also Read - Covidiot! Australian Woman Smashes Police Officer's Head Into Concrete When Told to Wear a Mask
On the other hand, South Africa will have to take a look at their preparations ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with the way they have slipped against their worthy opponents. First a loss in 3-match T20I series and now with the ODI series gone, Proteas will have to look for better ideas coming at Sydney. The match win here in for Australia will see them win the series 4-1 and that is good enough to recently placed World No. 2 side become the toppers in the rankings.