Miller, Du Plessis Tons Ensure South Africa Series Win in Australia

Faf du Plessis of South Africa looks on during a South Africa ODI training session  press conference at Park 25

But Marsh dug in with his WA teammate Stoinis, progressing steadily before they opened their shoulders in a fine 107-run stand.

Australia have been left to lament a contentious DRS call as South Africa smacked 5-320 in their one-day series decider in Hobart on Sunday.

Shaun Marsh too followed his partner after reaching the triple-digit mark.

Australia showed great fight and resolve to win the second ODI in Adelaide and they come into this deciding match in Hobart where they have a superb recent record having won 11 of their last 12 ODI at the venue.

"It's been a tough six months so just really happy that we can chill out now, at least for a day and then get into the next game".

The Australia batsmen put the Proteas bowlers to the sword despite putting the Aussies 3-39 through a wicket from Dale Steyn and two from Lungi Ngidi in 10 overs.

They weren't without their luck, though, in a partnership that bettered Marvin Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya's 237-run stand 15 years ago for Sri Lanka in Sydney.

Maxwell had a second moment of frustration in the 33rd over when he appeared to have trapped Miller in front for 41.

Carey dropped du Plessis on 29 off Maxwell in what should have been a regulation caught behind.

For Australia, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Starc picked up two wickets apiece.

With 175 runs needed off the final 20 overs, new batsman Alex Carey gave the much-needed cushion to the set Marsh, who had also brought up his fifty by then, to go for the attack by continuing to rotate the strike.

After scoring 70 runs between the 30th and the 40th overs, they helped their team in adding 130 runs to their total in the last 10 overs.

"From the batting point of view we were good today but I thought from a "death bowling" point of view we were excellent", Du Plessis said at the presentation. Myself and Dave had to somehow get a score together, we talked about trying to get to 240 but with Dave's power we were able to get going.

Thrashed by six wickets in the opener in Perth on Sunday, the win came after another gloomy week for cricket in Australia, where the fall-out from a culture review into the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal caused ructions off the field.

Australia's chase started disastrously, losing Chris Lynn to a first-ball duck before Aaron Finch (11) and Travis Head (six) joined him.



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