In the fourth ODI, South Africa defeated Australia by 164 runs

In the fourth One Day International (ODI), South Africa defeated Australia by 164 runs, leveling the five-match series at 2-2. The match, played in Centurion, saw South Africa bat first and score 416 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

The standout performance of the innings came from Heinrich Klaasen, who played a magnificent knock of 174 runs off 83 deliveries. His innings was filled with 13 boundaries and an equal number of sixes, showcasing his aggressive batting prowess. David Miller contributed 82 runs, falling just short of a century, while Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock scored 62 and 45 runs, respectively.

Chasing a target of 417, Australia’s innings folded at 252 runs in 34.5 overs. Alex Carey top-scored for Australia with 99 runs, coming agonizingly close to a century. Tom David made 35 runs, and Marnus Labuschagne contributed 20 runs as notable performances for the Australian side.

South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi took 4 wickets, while Kagiso Rabada dismissed 3 Australian batsmen to dismantle their innings.

The series is now tied at 2-2, setting the stage for a thrilling final and decisive match on Sunday. This series has been closely contested, and the teams will be eager to claim victory in the final match to secure the series win.

The series has seen some exceptional individual performances, with batsmen and bowlers from both sides showcasing their skills. Cricket fans can expect an exciting conclusion to what has been an entertaining ODI series between South Africa and Australia.