'South Africa ne Australia ko puri tarah se dho diya' - Fans react as South Africa beat Australia by 164 runs in Fourth ODI

South Africa came back in strong fashion and showed Australia who is boss as they put an amazing run fest at Centurion.

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South Africa and Australia locked horns in the fourth ODI at Centurion. The Kangaroos won the toss and opted to bowl first, the South African innings got off to a rapid start as Quinton de Kock hit 45 off 64 balls with five fours. Reeza Hendricks made 28 off 34 balls with five fours. The carnage continued as Rassie van der Dussen came in at number three and cracked a quickfire 63 off 65 balls with seven fours and two sixes.


Mitchell Marsh caught De Kock off Josh Hazelwood. Nathan Ellis cleaned up Hendricks. van der Dussen was caught by Alex Carey off  Hazelwood. Aiden Markram was the only one who could not get going as Marcus Stoinis caught him off  Michael Nesser for just 8 off 11 balls. From that point on the Proteas hit back at the Kangaroos with such force that they could not see what was coming.

Heinrich Klassen scored 174 off 83 balls for South Africa with 13 fours and 13 fours

Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller tore the Australian bowlers to shreds. Klaasen slammed 174 off just 83 balls with 13 fours and 13 sixes. The hard-hitting right-hander received great support from Miller as he smashed 82 off 45 balls with six fours and five sixes. This catapulted South Africa to 416-5 in their 50 overs. The Australian bowlers got a pasting of the highest order.


Hazelwood was the only one who had some success as he picked up 2-79 in his 10 overs. In the run chase, the Australians were hit hard by scoreboard pressure. David Warner was caught by Miller off Lungi Ngidi for just 12 off 13 balls with two fours. Travis Head was hit on the hand and he was forced to retire out after making 17 off 11 balls with one four and one six.

Mitchell Marsh and Marnus Labuschagne could not change Australia's fortunes as they were back in the hut quickly. Barring Alex Carey who made 99 off 77 balls with nine fours and four sixes and Tim David who hit 35 off 25 balls with two fours and three sixes. The rest of the Australian batting lineup succumbed to the might of the South African bowlers.

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