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South Africa bowls in final vs. Australia

September 6, 2014

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — South Africa won the toss and sent Australia in to bat in the one-day international tri-series final in Zimbabwe on Saturday.

South Africa made one change from its last round-robin game, a victory over the host to qualify for the decider. Legspinner Imran Tahir returned to the lineup at Harare Sports Club for batsman Rilee Rossouw. Batsman J.P. Duminy and fast bowler Morne Morkel both came through late fitness tests to play after injury worries.

Australia was forced into one change: James Faulkner was in for injured seamer Kane Richardson. Australia was still without captain Michael Clarke, who returned home for treatment on a hamstring injury after just one appearance at the tournament.

The teams met twice in the league phase of the tri-series, winning one game each.



Australia: George Bailey (captain), Aaron Finch, Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.

South Africa: A.B. de Villiers (captain), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, J.P. Duminy, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir.