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In-form David Warner played yet another impressive knock against South Africa in the third ODI but it was not enough for his team to cross the finishing line. South Africa went on to thrash Australia by 111 runs to keep the five-match series alive.

Asked to bat first, South Africa scored 338 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. Openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma gave the hosts a solid start by adding 146 runs for the opening wicket. Travis Head broke the stand by dismissing de Kock for 82 before Bavuma departed for 57.

With the platform set, Aiden Markram made the most of it. The right-handed batsman scored a whirlwind century to help his team post a big total. He remained unbeaten on 102 runs off just 74 balls. Markram’s impressive knock was studded with 9 fours and 4 sixes.

David Warner’s bizarre dismissal:

Australia, who were yet to lose a game on the tour, started well with the bat. David Warner and Travis Head fired on all cylinders from the word go, helping their team race away to 79 for 1 in the 8th over before the latter was dismissed. It, however, did not affect David Warner’s momentum as he kept playing aggressively. He reached his half-century in just 27 balls.

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The southpaw was looking destined to score his second consecutive century before a bizarre dismissal ended his promising knock. Australia were on 157 for 2 in just the 19th over when David Warner was run out. On the fifth ball of the over, David Warner played a length ball from Tabraiz Shamsi towards square leg and set off for a regulation single.

But just after playing the shot, he slipped and lost his right shoe which had his wife’s name Candy written on it. David Warner tried his best to get to the non-striker’s end quickly with one shoe missing and even made a desperate dive but was cut short by Keshav Maharaj’s direct hit. He departed after scoring 78 off 56 balls with the help of 10 fours and 3 sixes.

Australia’s innings derailed after the veteran opener’s dismissal. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually all out for 227 runs. Gerald Coetzee starred with the ball for South Africa, taking 4 for 50.