Fourth One-Day International


At Durban, April 5 (day/night). Australia won by 15 runs. Toss: Australia.

Australia squared the series at 2-2 in the penultimate over. They suffered two more run-outs, bringing their total to eight in four matches, and were 83 for five halfway through their innings. Even that owed everything to Blewett, but Gilchrist carried through the recovery, with 77 off 88 balls against some quality pace bowling. Dale's accurate opening spell was his best yet and South Africa subsided from 81 for one to 143 for eight as Bichel struck three times. Pollock kept the target in sight with 41 off 37 balls, but lost the strike and ran out of partners.

Man of the Match: S. M. Pollock. Attendance: 19,524.

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