2nd ODI Preview: South Africa Spinners Tackle Hard-Hitting Australia in Tri-Series

Australia hammered Zimbabwe by 195 runs in the opening match of the series. The team is not expected to have it as simple when they take on determined South Africa.

updated: August 26, 2014 16:33 IST
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South Africa will look to test Australians with spin - Imran Tahir being their main weapon.


Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday.

Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in winning a three-match one-day series against the hosts in Bulawayo last week. (Zimbabwe vs Australia scorecard)

Australia showed Zimbabwe no respect in hammering 147 runs in the final 10 overs to rack up 350 for six on a slow wicket, proving that their big-hitting middle order can be particularly difficult to contain.

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