Opener Malan had endured an ODI debut to overlook within the earlier match, dismissed lbw for a first-ball duck by Mitchell Starc, however made amends on Wednesday (March 4), ending up unbeaten on 129.
JJ Smuts and Heinrich Klaasen – who made a century final day trip – made helpful contributions because the Proteas impressively overhauled Australia’s complete of 271 all out regardless of dropping Quinton de Kock to the third ball of their reply.
The South Africa skipper was as soon as once more cleaned up by Starc, who had additionally bowled the left-hander twice in the course of the latest Twenty20 collection between the groups.
However, Smuts helped placed on 91 for the second wicket – making 41 from 64 deliveries – and whereas Kyle Verreynne fell cheaply, Klaasen adopted up his knock of 123 not out on Saturday with a invaluable 51.
Adam Zampa (2-48) dismissed Klaasen to offer Australia hope, but David Miller (37 not out from 29 balls) shared in an unbroken stand of 90 to steer the hosts to their goal with 9 balls to spare.
Malan hit seven fours and 4 sixes in an impressive 139-ball knock that overshadowed the achievements of team-mate Lungi Ngidi, who had claimed 6-58 earlier within the day.
Career finest 6-58 | profession finest 129*
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 4, 2020
The paceman grew to become the quickest South African to 50 ODI wickets on his method to career-best figures within the format, David Warner the primary of his victims after smashing 35 throughout a gap stand of 50 with Aaron Finch.
Ngidi additionally struck twice in successive balls in the course of the 13th over, eradicating Steve Smith (13) and Marnus Labuschagne, the latter slicing his first supply to Malan at level.
Captain Finch and D’Arcy Short each made 69 – the latter posting his maiden ODI half-century – whereas Mitchell Marsh (36) carried his crew to a promising place heading into the closing levels.
Yet from 238-5 with six overs to go, Australia misplaced their means. Ngidi returned to do away with Ashton Agar, Alex Carey and Pat Cummins, whereas Anrich Nortje trapped Starc lbw off the final ball of the innings.
The vacationers will hope to keep away from a 3-Zero collection loss once they spherical out their limited-overs tour with the third and closing one-dayer, which takes place on Saturday in Potchefstroom.
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