Titan Cup, eighth qualifying match


At Gauhati, November 1. South Africa won by eight wickets. Toss: Australia.

Australia at last mounted what seemed a competitive total after a dashing partnership of 124 between Bevan, who made a career-best 79, and Slater, the out-of-favour opener who reappeared in the middle order because Mark Waugh was injured. They took severe toll of Klusener, but he had his revenge, coming in at No. 3 to stroke 88 and, backed by Hudson and Cullinan, delivering victory with a full five overs to spare. South Africa completed a clean sweep of the qualifying series.

Man of the Match: P. L. Symcox.

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