Faf du Plessis fires as SA win tri-series

Sep 07, 2014, 05:00 IST | PA Sport

Harare: Faf du Plessis impressed with the bat during two strong partnerships as South Africa claimed a six-wicket victory over Australia in the Zimbabwe Triangular Series final here on Saturday.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis 

Du Plessis finished the match just four runs off his century after sharing a second-wicket stand of 98 with Hashim Amla and a fourth-wicket partnership of 91 with AB de Villiers — who both recorded half centuries — as South Africa reached their target with 55 balls remaining.

Earlier on Aaron Finch claimed a half-century in Australia's innings total of 217 for nine in which Dale Steyn claimed bowling figures of four for 34 after South Africa captain De Villiers had won the toss and elected to field in this 50 overs match.

Brief scores
Australia 217 for 9 (Faulkner 40, Steyn 4-35) lost to South Africa 221 for 4 (du Plessis 96, de Villiers 57*) by six wickets

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