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Australia chase down 268 for series win

(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Steven Smith's sterling 104 and James Faulkner's late unbeaten 34 led Australia to a three-wicket victory over South Africa and the one-day international series victory by three matches to one on Friday.

A century partnership by Smith and Matthew Wade (52) helped Australia recover from 98-5 to finish at 268-7 with six balls to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and give the hosts the series win ahead of the fifth and final match on Sunday at Sydney.

Captain AB de Villiers, who appeared to injure his ribs while fielding, earlier top-scored with 91 for South Africa, and shared a 122-run fourth-wicket stand with David Miller (45) to revive the innings from 77-3.


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