Published: March 1, 2020 12:50:19 am
Heinrich Klaasen smashed an unbeaten century as South Africa claimed a 74-run victory over Australia of their first one-dayer performed on a sluggish Boland Park wicket on Saturday.
After successful the toss, South Africa overcame an early wobble to put up 291 for seven of their 50 overs, a complete boosted by the maiden ODI ton from middle-order batsman Klaasen, who crashed 123 from 114 balls.
Australia had been up with the run-rate for a lot of their reply, however South Africa then strangled the scoring with clever use of the sluggish pitch because the guests slumped to 217 all out from 45.1 overs.
The second match within the sequence will probably be performed in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, earlier than the finale in Potchefstroom subsequent Saturday.
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