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Cricket:  South Africa Defeats Zimbabwe


South Africa's cricket team has defeated Zimbabwe by five wickets in the third one-day international and swept the three-match series in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Not even the return of former captain Heath Streak was enough to lead Zimbabwe to the win. Streak scored 68 runs to lead Zimbabwe to 206 for eight.

Streak rejoined the team last week after losing the captaincy for accusing Zimbabwean selectors with alleged racial bias in their selections. Several white players boycotted the Zimbabwean squad, and the team's fortunes plummeted in recent months.

South Africa scored 207 for five in 46.3 overs with Justin Kemp scoring 78 not out for the home side. Kemp was voted the man of the match for his efforts. South Africa won the three match series, 3-0.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.

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