Melbourne: Steven Smith struck a superb century as Australia fought back from the brink to beat South Africa by three wickets here and in the process clinch the ODI series 3-1.
Steven Smith en route his 104 in Melbourne yesterday. Pic/AFP.
South Africa had looked well on course to set up a winner-takes-all decider in Sydney this weekend when, after making 267-8, they reduced Australia to 98 for five in the 25th over. However, Smith had other ideas and his 104 off 112 balls turned the match on its head and took Australia to within touching distance of victory.