Indoor match tied as Australia stumble

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Australia and South Africa tied their second indoor one-day international after an exciting finish in Melbourne yesterday.

Australia and South Africa tied their second indoor one-day international after an exciting finish in Melbourne yesterday.

South Africa scored 226 for 8 off their 50 overs and Australia, who comfortably won the opening match of the series, appeared to be cruising to victory at 124 for 2 after 30 overs.

However, the South Africans fought back strongly to leave Australia needing 13 to win off the final over, bowled by Shaun Pollock. Shane Warne hit a four and a single off the first two balls and Jason Gillespie then deflected four leg-byes.

Gillespie was then run out, before Warne deflected the penultimate ball for two - leaving two needed for victory off the last ball. Warne straight drove past Pollock - but the ball hit the stumps stopping any chance of more than a single. The final game of the series is being played in Melbourne tomorrow.

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