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Aus v SA, CB Series, 2008/09

Australia v South Africa 4th ODI, Adelaide, January 26, 2009

Adelaide: Australia must win on their national holiday to keep the five-match series alive following another nerveless chase from South Africa in the third game in Sydney on Friday night.

Australia have plenty of fire at the top of the order, but things haven't been going as well in the middle, and the bowling during South Africa's batting Powerplay and at the death has been loose.

Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris will replace injured Nathan Bracken in the Australian squad for Monday's Commonwealth Bank Series One-day international cricket match against South Africa in Adelaide. Bracken suffered a slight calf strain during Friday night's loss at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

"We will continue to assess the injury over the next few days before a decision can be made on Nathan's availability for the Perth games against South Africa and New Zealand."

National Selection panel Chairman Andrew Hilditch said: "It is disappointing to lose Nathan Bracken for such a critical game, particularly given his current form and world ranking. However it does provide Ryan Harris another opportunity to come back into the Australian squad after a good performance during his debut in Hobart."

South Africa have suffered a crucial blow with the wicketkeeper Mark Boucher out of the rest of the series with a broken toe caused by a Shaun Tait yorker.

Highlights of the match

Australia South Africa
Coach Mickey Arthur Tim Nielsen
ICC Ranking 1 2
Key Players Ricky Ponting, Shaun Marsh, Shaun Tait, Johnson Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Albie Morkel
Drawing Broad Australia have lost two of their past four one-day series at home, with the wins coming over Bangladesh and New Zealand. South Africa have been successful on three out of four occasions in Adelaide. This will be the first time the teams have faced each other in a one-dayer at the ground.
Weather It will be "dry, hot and sunny", according to the weather bureau, with temperatures of 35oC predicted.
Pitch When thinking of Adelaide it's usually all about runs, but in the past three years the highest score has been Sri Lanka's 8 for 274.
Current Form WWLWL WWWLW(Recent last)
Head to head Total 70, Australia 37, South Africa 30, Tied 3

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