Tri-Series: Faf du Plessis Ton Helps South Africa Beat Zimbabwe, Reach Final

Faf du Plessis scored his third century in four matches as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs to set up final vs Australia on Saturday.

updated: September 04, 2014 21:52 IST
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Faf du Plessis plays a shot during his century knock against Zimbabwe.

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Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs on Thursday to book a date with Australia in the triangular series final.

Du Plessis' 121 carried the Proteas to 271 for six after they were put in to bat, before JP Duminy picked up three wickets as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 208.

Zimbabwe had to chase down their target in 25.2 overs if they were going to gain a bonus point and improve their net run rate sufficiently to knock South Africa out, but didn't even come close to winning with Brendan Taylor's 79 the only score of note.

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