Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI: Shaun Marsh’s 105 off 102 balls was not good enough to take Australia over the line chasing 321 to win. Marsh was the lone warrior for Australia as no one else made any significant contribution. His innings was studded with seven fours and four sixes. The incident we are focussing on took place in the 30th over when Marsh pulled Dwaine Pretorius’ short ball to mid wicket for a monstrous six, the ball was caught in by an officer from Tasmanian police. He caught the ball well but could not hold onto it properly as he tripped and tumbled over.
“It was disappointing (to get out at a crucial stage). Probably should have taken it a bit deeper. They batted really well in the last ten overs. It was good to score the hundred, but disappointed with the result,” said Marsh after the game.
Meanwhile, South Africa won the match by 40 runs. David Miller for his consistent performance with the bat was awarded the Man of the Match and Series. He scored 139 off 125 balls in the 3rd ODI to help South Africa set a mammoth 321 for Australia to chase.
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Aaron Finch (c), Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa Squad
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir