CRICKET

Australia Beat South Africa By 36 Runs.



Australia showed the stuff of champions and South Africa's suspect temperament was again exposed as they crashed to a 36-run defeat in the fourth match of the tri-nation one-day international series at Warner park in ST Kitts.

After David Warner's first ODI hundred away from home anchored the world cup holders to a challenging total of 288 for six the Proteas relied on composed half-centuries from Faf Du Plessis and Hashim Amla to establish the Launchpad from which they looked destined to reach the target comfortably.

However the dismissal of captain A.B. De Villiers for 39 at 210 for four in the 38th over changed the complexion of the match as they lost their last seven wickets for 42 runs to be dismissed for 252 in the 48th over when Imran Tahir was run out.

Opening bowlers Mitchell Starc and josh Hazlewood played key roles in the capitulation, as did leg-spinner Adam Zampa as they all finished with three wickets each.