Sport 24 – Adelaide – Australia skipper Aaron Finch praised his “outstanding” bowlers on Friday after they snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating South Africa, boosting their battered confidence while keeping the one-day series alive.

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  • Adelaide – Australia skipper Aaron Finch praised his “outstanding” bowlers on Friday after they snapped a seven-game losing streak by beating South Africa, boosting their battered confidence while keeping the one-day series alive.
  • In fact, their last one-day win came at the oval nine months ago against England, before the reigning world champions were knocked for six by the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March and disarray within Cricket Australia.
  • Du Plessis and Miller built a 74-run partnership before Pat Cummins got a breakthrough with the South African skipper dragging the ball onto his stumps on 47.
  • Miller dug in as partners fell to grind out a gutsy 51 before he was given out lbw on a review decision and the South African tail failed to wag.
  • That brought Shaun Marsh to the crease and he quickly got into his groove, working up a 50 partnership with Finch before getting a thick edge off Kagiso Rabada on 22 with de Kock taking the catch.


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