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Result: Australia beat South Africa by six wickets to win Twenty20 series

Australia beat South Africa by six wickets in the third Twenty20 match to win the series.

Australia have wrapped up the Twenty20 series over South Africa by winning the third match by six wickets and 30 balls remaining.

The tourists were given a target of 129 runs after the Proteas lost seven wickets during their innings.

It was a strong start by opening batsmen Aaron Finch and Cameron White as they racked up a combined 43 before White fell as the first wicket after 11 deliveries.

Finch, who hit six boundaries, was the next to leave the field having taken 39 runs, while Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell continued Australia's attack until Maxwell fell for 17.

The big wicket of the innings came for South Africa when Imran Tahir took out Watson for 35 with Australia on 107 runs, but George Bailey and Brad Hodge were able to guide the tourists to their target.

Bailey and Hodge finished the match unbeaten on 12 and 11 runs respectively.

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Australian batsman David Warner celebrates making his 100 runs on the third day of the third Ashes cricket Test match against England in Perth on December 15, 2013
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