South African players celebrate with teammate Quinton de Kock (C) on his retirement after winning the ODI series against Australia at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday. AFP
Put into bat, South Africa scored 315-9 and dismissed Australia for 193 in 34.1 overs with all-rounder Marco Jansen taking 5-39 to win by 122 runs.
Opener Quinton de Kock made 27 in his last ODI at home. He’s retiring from the format after the World Cup. Aiden Markram top scored for South Africa with 93 runs off 87 balls, and David Miller hit a near run-a-ball 63.
The hosts' competitive total got a big boost by rapid knocks from No. 7 Jensen (47 in 23) and No. 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, who averaged two runs a ball in his unbeaten 38.
Despite being on the losing side, Australia spinner Adam Zampa (3-71) will have enjoyed this game more than the fourth ODI when he returned record-equaling figures of 0-113. South Africa won that match by 164 runs to level the series at 2-2 with Heinrich Klaasen smashing 174 in 83 balls. On Sunday Klaasen was bowled by Zampa for just 6.
Australia captain Mitch Marsh hit 71 with six fours and six sixes, and Marnus Labuschagne struck a slower 44, in reply but the innings was undone by left-armer Jansen who claimed the top five batters for his first ODI five-for.
Australia had threatened to sweep the ODI series - just as it had done for the three-match T20 contest - after wins in the opener and second ODI. But South Africa began its revival with a 111-run win in the third ODI.
South Africa will open its World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on Oct. 7. Australia faces host India the following day.
The final match of the series marks Pakistan skipper Babar Azam's 100th ODI in a glorious career which began in 2015.
Despite that and defeat in the final match on Sunday, Azam was in buoyant mood. "Winning the series is great and so is achieving number one ranking that has set us in a good position for the World Cup," said the skipper.
Babar Azam's 107 off 117 balls propped up Pakistan's 334-6, and New Zealand stumbled to 232 all out, its lowest total of the series.
The 28-year-old crosses his milestone in just 97 innings, and breaks S.Africa Hashim Amla's record of 101 innings. Babar also becomes 14th Pakistani to score 5,000 runs in ODI cricket, with ex-captain Inzamam at the top of the list with 11,701 runs.
Martin said he felt in strong command of his bike even in the rain, but was happy to collect the points and ready to move on to the next race. "I am so happy," Martin said. "Luckily everyone was OK."
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Anis Binous, Chairman of the Organising Committee, and a number of dignitaries attended the final of the three-day championship, which was held at Binous Gym.
The seventh-ranked Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, saved her best performance of the tournament for the final and raced to victory in 78 minutes.