David Warner’s 173 in vain, South Africa whitewash Australia 5-0

South Africa beat Australia by 31 runs in the fifth ODI at Cape Town, whitewash visitors 5-0 in the series. David Warner's 173 in vain for the Smith-led unit.

Live cricket score, South Africa vs Australia, 5th ODI: South Africa are eyeing a whitewash against Australia at Cape Town. (Source: AP) David Warner scored a brilliant 173 but his knock was not enough for Australia. (Source: AP)

Australia suffer a 5-0 whitewash after they go down by runs in the fifth and final ODI of the five-match series against South Africa at Cape Town on Wednesday. Set a stiff 328-run target, Australia were off the blocks in brisk fashion as David Warner set the tone with a brisk fifty. The other end however is where most of the damage happened. Imran Tahir was into the attack and he picked two in a hurry to derail the chase. Warner repaired the innings with Mitchell Marsh but he too didn’t last long. The left-hander scored his 100, 150 and kept fighting till the end but didn’t get enough support from the other end. Just when he looked like taking the game away from South Africa, the opener was run-out for a brilliant 173. For South Africa, Tahir, Abbott and Rabada were right on the money with the ball. Earlier, South Africa recovered from a poor start to post a 300+ total. Rossouw and Duminy, both scored hundred and fifty respectively, stitched a crucial partnership and set the platform for the likes of David Miller to capitalise on. Miller didn’t disappoint as he too chipped in with a little cameo to give the total a push.

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