Third ODI: Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc Give Australia 2-1 Lead vs South Africa

Aaron Finch hit 109 and Mitchell Starc bagged four wickets to help Australia beat South Africa by 73 runs in the third ODI.

Updated: November 19, 2014 18:27 IST
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Aaron Finch celebrates his century vs South Africa.


Canberra: Australia cruised to a 73-run victory over South Africa in their third one-day international on Wednesday on the back of big-hitting innings by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. (Highlights | Scorecard)

Opener Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls and Smith hit a swashbuckling unbeaten 73 off 55 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their 50 overs in Canberra.

The Proteas were always up against it and were dismissed for 256 in the 45th over, with last man Imran Tahir unable to bat because of a knee he injured while fielding.

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