South Africa soar to 4-0. The birthday boys - Rossouw and FB - finish it off. Rossouw soars down the track, drills it against the turn through the covers
4.20pm Rossouw raises his bat, the crowd laps him up. Faf claps the batsmen off. SA rested as many as three first-choice bowlers, but still wiped out Australia for 167 inside 37 overs. Abbott led the way with the new ball, Shamsi with the older one. Stand-in captain Faf then anchored the modest chase with his second fifty-plus score of the series. The hosts are now set for a whitewash of Australia. Can they become the first team to sweep Australia in a five-ODI series?
Steven Smith, Australia captain: We wanted a complete performance - both with bat and ball - today, it din't start well. When you score 167, you din't win many games. Maybe this wicket wasn't good as other ones. 250 may have been a good total. 167, not too much for the bowlers. We started to look better with the ball, good areas and tighter lines. Still plenty for us to play for in Cape Town. Don't want to be whitewashed. It would be nice to end the tour on a good note.
Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain: [4-0] sounds amazing. If we get Australia under pressure, we really should hammer down. Abbott was outstanding with the new ball and Shamsi spun a web around them. Imran is still there. It gives us a great combination. Phangi bowled really well today. The wicket din't spin much, he still bowled in the good areas. It was a really tough one-day wicket. Two-paced and the ball sometimes stood up, so cross-bat shots were hard. Australia are a fantastic one-day team, and we have to give credit to ourselves. We'll enjoy tonight, and then get back to the practice. 5-0 is on the cards.
Abbott gets a game and is the Man of the Match: Nice to get a run, and make an impact. Tough sitting on the sidelines. I said to a few guys in the morning that I felt nervous. It is all about keeping fit and training hard. When you get the opportunity, hope it comes out okay. Nice to get big wickets on the day with the new ball. We know how destructive those guys [Warner and Finch] can be. The conditions were tough and we embraced it.
Thanks for your company and comments. Keep sending them in. Do come back for the final ODI. Until then, this is Deiva signing off on the behalf of Nikhil and Raghav.
slides on outside off, punched to extra-cover
The crowd singing the national anthem now
low full toss on off, patted down to mid-on for a hurried single. The fielder splatters the stumps at the non-striker's end, but FB is well in. He clutches his hamstring
short and outside off, jumps on top of the bounce and flays it through cover-point
back of a length on the stumps, shuffles across in defence
short and outside off, glides a single to third man
Adam: "What are the fans singing? I can't make out the words..." ----The crowd goes "Bye, Bye Aussie."
back of a length and just outside off, punched to mid-off
takes it from outside off and controls a pull to deep midwicket
back of a length and outside off, plays with an angled bat and misses
sees some flight, dashes down the track and clouts it over wide mid-on
lobbed up on leg stump, not much turn, defended on the front foot
flat and full on middle, whipped to midwicket
tossed-up legbreak, blocked in front of leg stump
jabbed to mid-on for one
too full and outside off, driven to mid-off's right
back of a length and outside off, placed to sweeper cover
short on leg stump, pulled down to fine leg
Around the wicket
lifter, flies through into the gloves of Wade as FB ducks under
leans back and chops a short ball from outside off to sweeper cover
floated full and outside off, front-foot drive to extra-cover