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South Africa beat Australia by 122 runs to win the series. Pakistan secures No. 1 team | Australia lost the series 3-2; Pakistan becomes number 1 team in ODI rankings

South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2 after losing the first two ODIs.

South Africa defeated Australia by 122 runs in the fifth ODI. With this, the team also won the 5 ODI series with a margin of 3-2. Batting first in Johannesburg, South Africa scored 315 runs for 9 wickets. In return, Australia could only score 193 runs in 34.1 overs.

Marco Jansen, who scored 47 runs and took 5 wickets, was the player of the match. Aiden Markram, who scored 225 runs in 5 games, was the player of the tournament.

Australia reaches third place in the ODI rankings, Pakistan becomes number 1
Australia suffered a loss in the ICC ODI rankings after losing the ODI series 2-3 against South Africa. Australia, which was ranked No. 1 before the series, reached No. 3. Asia Cup champions India reached No. 2, while Pakistan, which lost two games in the Asia Cup, reached No. 1.

South Africa won the ODI series 3-2. Earlier, Australia won the three-match T20 series between the two teams 3-0. Australia will now play three ODI series in India starting September 22. South Africa will now go straight into the ODI World Cup.

The South African team celebrates victory after winning the series.

Match report from here…

Bad start for South Africa
After losing the toss and coming to bat first, the South African team got off to a poor start. The team lost the wicket of captain Temba Bavuma for just three runs. Bavuma couldn’t even open his account. After him, Quinton de Kock also fell victim to Nathan Ellis after scoring 27 runs.

Rassie van der Dussen entered into a 43-year partnership with Aiden Markram. But Van der Dussen was also eliminated after 30 runs. Heinrich Klaasen, who scored 174 runs in the fourth ODI, also managed to score only 6 runs and South Africa’s score was 103 runs for 4 wickets.

Miller-Markram founded a partnership of the century
After the early fall of four wickets, David Miller and Aiden Markram took over for South Africa. There was a partnership of 109 runs between the two. Markram was eliminated after 93 runs and the partnership between the two failed. David Miller also completed his fifty, falling victim to Sean Abbott after scoring 63 runs.

Yansen-Phehlukwayo scored quickly
South Africa lost 6 wickets for 258 runs. From here, Marco Jansen scored 47 runs off 23 balls and Andile Phehlukwayo scored 39 runs off 19 balls, taking the team to over 300 runs. Meanwhile, Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj were out without opening the account. The team scored 315 runs for a loss of 9 wickets.

Leg spinner Adam Zampa took three wickets and Sean Abbott took two wickets from Australia. While Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis and Tim David got a 1-1 wicket.

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa picked up 3 wickets in 10 overs.

Australia lost 2 wickets for 34 runs
The Australian team, which was chasing the target of 316 runs in the series decider, also got off to a bad start. David Warner was eliminated after scoring 10 runs and Jose Inglis was eliminated after scoring zero runs. The team lost 2 wickets for 34 runs.

The Labuschagne-Marsh partnership took over
Captain Mitchell Marsh came to the opening on Sunday. He made a fifty and formed a 90-run partnership with Marnus Labuschagne. Marsh was eliminated after 71 runs and the partnership between the two failed. After Marsh, Labuschagne also fell victim to Marco Yansen after 44 runs. The team lost only 4 wickets for 135 runs.

The lower order quickly dispersed
Alex Carey 2, Tim David 1, Michael Neser 0, Adam Zampa 5, Cameron Green 18 and Sean Abbott were eliminated after 23 runs. The team managed 193 runs in 34.1 overs and lost the fifth ODI by 122 runs.

Marco Jansen took 5 wickets and Keshav Maharaj 4 wickets from South Africa. Phehlukwayo also got a wicket.

Yansen was named player of the game
Yansen also picked up five wickets after scoring 47 runs in the first innings. For this performance he received the “Player of the Game” award. Aiden Markram, who scored 225 runs, was the player of the tournament.

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