Australia kept alive their hopes of finishing the home summer unbeaten, as a 71-run win over New Zealand started the Chappell–Hadlee series inside an empty SCG, which also hosts the second match of the series on Sunday.
Riding on a patient century from Janneman Malan playing his debut ODI series, South Africa defeated Australia by six wickets in the second ODI in Bloemfontein to seal the series.
South Africa brushed aside their recent inconsistent form to romp home by 74-runs to stun Australia in the first ODI and the series now moves to Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein with South Africa sensing a chance to win the series.
New Zealand rose from their lows of the Australian Test tour whitewash with a superlative performance in the first Test against India, and the teams now move to the Hagley Oval in Christchurch for the second and final Test of the series.
A 2-1 scoreline from the T20Is doesn’t tell the entire story as Australia dominated South Africa completely, and the teams now move to the three-match ODI series which starts at Bolan Park in Paarl on Saturday.
Contrasting wins in the first two T20Is between South Africa and Australia means the series is 1-1 heading into the finale at Newlands in Cape Town.
Australia's 107-run victory over South Africa in the 1st T20 on Friday gives them the chance to wrap up the series when they meet on Sunday in Port Elizabeth.
Australia will start their white-ball South African tour with the T20Is and the first of those matches will be played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.
After trading whitewashes in the shorter formats, New Zealand and India gear up for the real action as the two sides begin in a two-Test match series with the first one starting in Wellington from Friday.
A see-saw second ODI at Auckland between New Zealand and India gave many twists and turns, before eventually ended in favour of the Kiwis by 22 runs.
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