March 4 (CRICKETNMORE) - South Africa beat New Zealand in fifth ODI by six wickets at Auckland on Saturday to clinch series 3-2. A high quality bowling and fielding performance by South Africa first restrict the NZ to a low score as the home side was bowled out for just 149.
Chasing a small target of 150, openers De Kock and Amla went back cheaply but Faf du Plessis & David Miller guided their team to a comfortable victory. South Africa's young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada won the man of the match award for his brilliant spell of 3/25.
New Zealand - 149/10 in 41.1 Overs (Grandhomme - 32, K Rabada - 3/25, I Tahir - 2/14)
South Africa - 150/4 in 32.2 Overs (F du Plessis - 51*, D Miller - 45*, JS Patel - 2/26)
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South Africa have claimed the number one rank back from Australia in ODIs with this commanding victory.