Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 12:02
South Africa chase down record total to overcome Australia in tri-series run feast
South Africa pulled off the second-biggest run-chase in their one-day international history to sink Australia in their tri-series clash in Harare.
Seeking revenge for Australia's thrilling Test series win earlier this year, star Proteas batsmen AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis both scored brilliant hundreds to reel in the victory target of 328 and secure a comfortable seven-wicket win with 20 balls to spare.
Although it wasn't quite in the same league as when South Africa chased down a world-record 437 to beat the Australians in Johannesburg in 2006, there was an extra sweetness to this victory in a year of bitter rivalry.
Australia were left to rue two regulation drop catches from Mitchell Johnson and captain George Bailey which could have changed the course of the game.