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Australian women's ODI streak ended by tie

AAP logoAAP 27/11/2016 Adrian Warren

Australia's nine-match women's cricket ODI winning streak has ended in dramatic fashion with a tie against South Africa in Coffs Harbour.

The Southern Stars made 242 after winning the toss with in-form Ellyse Perry scoring 69 and Nicole Bolton 63..

With scores level, South Africa were bowled out off the final ball of their innings when Masabata Klaas was run out.

Australia had won the three previous matches in the five-game series, which finishes on Tuesday with another fixture in Coffs Harbour.

Perry scored her third half century in as many innings in the series following previous unbeaten scores of 93 and 95, with her dismissal on Sunday giving her a series batting average of 257.

She shared stands of 80 with Bolton and 62 with Alex Blackwell (35).

The tourists looked in deep trouble when they crashed to 4-40 in the 12th over.

But a partnership of 144 between captain van Niekerk (81) and Marizanne Kapp (66) put them on course for their first ODI win over Australia after 11 losses.

The Proteas were well placed at 5-217, but lost a wicket in each of the last five overs.

Two of their three run-outs occurred in that period having previously lost Kapp in that fashion and spinner Jess Jonassen (3-37) also picked up two wickets in the frantic closing overs.

South Africa required eight off the last over bowled by Elyse Villani, who had never bowled for Australia before Sunday, and Klaas drew them level with a boundary off the penultimate ball.

Spinner Amanda Wellington and allrounder Tahlia McGrath each made their senior T20 debut for Australia.

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