Tuesday, January 27, 2009

South Africa overpowered Australia to clinch a series victory

In the fourth ODI match between Australia and South Africa played at Adelaide,South Africa won the match by eight wickets.After winning the toss, Australia choose to bat first. Australia were bowled out for 222 runs with Ricky Ponting top scored with 63 runs.For South Africa, Steyn and Ntini took three wickets each. Then in the chase,South Africa went off to a crackling start with Gibbs played some excellent batting. After the loss of Gibbs and Kallis, Austalia were right on top of the match.But Amla and Devilliers steadied the South African innings with some superb batting that provided an easy victory over Australia.Finally South Africa won the match by eight wickets.They also clinched their series victory over Australia.They lead the five match series 3-1. Devilliers won the man of the match award for his inspiring batting performance.