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Monday, 24 October 2011

Proteas beat Australian by 80 runs in Port Elizabeth ODI

South Africa returned to form with a convincing 80-run win against Australia in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth.


Fighting to level the three match series, South Africa's under-pressure batsmen responded with four half-centuries to post a total of 6-303.

Australia lost their last wicket on the final ball of their 50 overs to be all out for 223, Morne Morkel (4-22) and Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2-32), sharing six wickets among them.

Meanwhile, the Australians will monitor the fitness of vice-captain Shane Watson leading into Friday's clash in Durban after he was hampered by back spasms.

Watson, who had only just returned to the team from two matches out with a hip problem, was forced to leave the field in the 19th over, the Daily Telegraph reports.

While he did later return to bat, his health remains a concern.

Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis starred in a second-wicket stand of 142.

The Australians got off to a poor start in their reply, losing the early wickets of their two match-winners from the opening win in Centurion, Ricky Ponting (10) and Michael Clarke (1). (ANI)

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  1. South Africa returned to form with a convincing 80-run win against Australia in the second one-day international at Port Elizabeth.
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