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Faf du Plessis scored a century for South Africa. (Getty)
South Africa have pulled off the second-biggest run-chase in their one-day international history to sink Australia in their tri-series clash.

Michael Clarke. (Getty)
If Michael Clarke broke down on the eve of next year's World Cup, Australia's hopes wouldn't be shot according to his deputy.

Shane Watson. (Getty)
Shane Watson's injury woes have continued with the all-rounder ruled out of the Zimbabwe tour.

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