South Africa will be up against Australia in the 4th ODI match of the Australia Tour of South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on September 15. The series is well placed between both these teams as Australia leads the series 2-1, but South Africa have just gained momentum, winning their last match and with a good margin.
The last match between the two teams was played at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, where Australia won the toss and elected to field. Being put to bat proved to be a great decision for the African team, as the batters looked great right from the start. The openers slammed a sensational partnership of 146 runs, after which the baton was passed on to the middle order, and they did not disappoint. Aiden Markram smashed a brilliant century while remaining unbeaten, and a great finish touch with the help of Marco Jansen helped South Africa put up a huge total of 338 runs.
Australia had already performed exceedingly well with the bat so far in the series and were confident of the chase. They went all guns blazing into the chase right from the start and were actually doing a great job. Within the first two partnerships, they had already added 140 runs in just 15 overs, and it seemed to be an easy chase. That is when the African bowling made a comeback and started taking wickets regularly, one after the other. Soon enough, Australia were bowled out for a total of 227 runs and lost the match by 111 runs.