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Smith guides Proteas to consolation win

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Potchefstroom: Former captain Graeme Smith guided South Africa to a one wicket win over New Zealand.

Smith scored 116 off 130 balls with 14 hits to the fence.

Earlier New Zealand scored 260 runs in their quota of 50 overs thanks largely to half centuries from Elliott, Munro and Franklin.

South Africa started the chase on a positive note but lost their way in the middle overs with wickets falling at quick successions.

It needed a century from Smith and a last ball six from Ryan McLaren to hand the Proteas a consolation victory in the third and final ODI.