Australia snap losing streak and level ODI series with South Africa

  • Australia 231 all out (48.3 overs); South Africa 224-9
  • Hosts win by sevens runs to set up series decider in Hobart

Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis helped engineer a seven-run win against South Africa to snap a one-day cricket losing streak. The South Africans, chasing 232 at Adelaide Oval, made 224-9 as Australia set up a series-deciding game three in Hobart on Sunday.

Stoinis took 3-35 and quicks Josh Hazlewood (2-42) and Pat Cummins (1-27) stifled the South Africans. But Australia’s batting woes remain: they were all out for 231 in 48.3 overs – the seventh time in their past eight one-day internationals they couldn’t bat their allotted overs.

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