Australia beat South Africa and book a spot in the triangular one-day finals

BY NATALI IVERSON - SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs in the triangular one-day series on Tuesday at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe to secure a spot in the finals.

Australian batter Michael Marsh helped the team reach the final score with his incredible innings, hitting 86 off 51 balls, which included seven sixes; this took Australia to 282 for seven in the 50 overs.

South Africa was bowled out for 220 in 44 overs, taking a loss of wickets early in the game.

After last week’s embarrassing loss against Zimbabwe, Australia will be playing in the final on the 6th of September (Saturday), against the winning team of the match between South Africa and Zimbabwe, who will play on Wednesday

“There’s always pressure when you play big games against good teams but we were really excited about the opportunity to bounce back from the other day.

“It was very disappointing, but this goes to show that when we come with the right attitude we can win any game of cricket.”

 

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