Sports switch: South Africa finally won the 5th ODI against Australia at the Johannesburg ground, winning the series 3-2. First up, Africa had scored 315 runs thanks to Markram’s 93 runs. In response, the Australian team capitulated to Marco Jensen and Keshav Maharaj. The Australian team was down for 193 runs and lost the game by 122 runs. This was South African batsman Quinton de Kock’s last game on home soil. In such a situation, the series win became even more special for South Africa.
After receiving the tournament winner’s trophy and posing for photos with his teammates, Temba Bavuma joined De Kock. The entire team took a tour of the field. The audience welcomed everyone with full enthusiasm. It was an emotional moment for Quinton de Kock as he bid farewell to his final ODI in front of his home crowd. You will have fond memories as winning a series for your country always brings great joy.
Speaking of the game, South Africa got off to a bad start in first place. Bavuma was thrown out of the race in the first round. De Kock scored 27 runs and Van Dusen took the innings forward with 30 runs. Meanwhile, Markram held one end and scored 93 runs in 87 balls. The last game’s hero, Klaasen, departed after scoring six runs, but David Miller scored 63 runs in 65 balls. Apart from this, Marco Jensen scored 47 runs off 23 balls and Andel scored 39 runs off 19 balls, taking the score to 315 for nine wickets.
The Australian team, which was used as opponents, also got off to a bad start. David Warner was out with 10 and Josh English with 0. Captain Mitchell Marsh scored 71 runs in 56 balls and Labuschagne supported the team with 44 runs, but after that Australia’s middle order completely disintegrated. Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey scored 2 runs, Cameron Green scored 18 runs, Tim David scored 1 run and Sean Abbott scored 23 runs. The lower order batsmen also couldn’t contribute much and the team was down for 193 runs.
Australia had won the first two games of the series, but South Africa won the last three games and won the series. After winning the series, South Africa’s captain Australia really put us under pressure. We showed character with the ball. We have a good team that is coming back. We have prepared well for the World Cup in a few weeks. I spoke to Aiden, in the first game we had a chance to win the game but it didn’t happen. Now we can’t lose the trust we’ve gained through this series.