Result: Graeme Smith ton sets up South Africa win

South Africa captain Graeme Smith bats against Australia on November 23, 2012
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South Africa need the last ball to secure a win over New Zealand in their third one-day international.

A century from Graeme Smith has guided South Africa to a one-wicket victory over New Zealand.

A strong finish to the innings saw New Zealand set South Africa a target of 261.

Colin Munro was the top scorer for the tourists with 57, while James Franklin ended the innings 53 not out.

South Africa started well, reaching 83 without loss before Quinton de Kock was bowled out by Franklin for 31.

Smith led the Proteas with the bat, hitting a century to steady the side as his teammates lost their wickets steadily throughout his innings, eventually being caught for 116.

The home side were left needing 21 of the last three overs with Ryan McLaren and Aaron Phangiso at the crease.

A mis-judged shot from Phangiso brought Dale Steyn to the crease, with South Africa still needing eight to win the match off the last over.

Steyn faced six balls before being caught, bringing out Lonwabo Tsotsobe to face the last ball of the innings, and McLaren duly hit a six.

Despite the win, New Zealand still take the series, having won the first two fixtures in the three-match series.

NZ batsman James Franklin plays a shot against South Africa on Boxing Day 2012
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