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South Africa secured a fourth successive ODI win over Australia, skittling the visitors for 167 in Port Elizabeth on their way to a six-wicket win. Toronto Blue Jays Hoodie . Kyle Abbott took 4-40 in his first game of the series - bowling both Aaron Finch (2) and David Warner (6) in his opening two overs - setting the tone as Australia were dismissed inside 36.4 overs.Captain Faf du Plessis then top-scored with 69 as the hosts made light work of the run chase, meaning they will go in search of a whitewash 5-0 series win in the final ODI in Cape Town on Wednesday.South Africa rested fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada and leading spinner Imran Tahir, but Abbott got them off to a stunning start with the ball after Australia won the toss and chose to bat first.Fellow series newcomers, seamer Dwaine Pretorius (1-33) and unorthodox left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (3-36), made further breakthroughs - the former dismissing George Bailey (1), and the latter Steve Smith (21) and Travis Head (0), all out LBW.That left Australia reeling at 49-5 after 15 overs, but Mitchell Marsh (50) and Matthew Wade (52) helped lift the tourists score somewhat.After a 46-run ninth-wicket stand between Wade and Chris Tremain (23no), Aaron Phangiso (2-17) swiftly took the final two wickets in the same over to end the innings. South Africas bowler Kyle Abbott (L) celebrates one of his four wickets in the win over Australia In reply, South Africa were briefly rattled at 29-2 as Tremain dismissed openers Hashim Amla (4) and Quinton de Kock (18) cheaply.It could have been worse for the hosts, but Adam Zampa dropped Du Plessis on 16, a sitter at cover point off John Hastings, with South Africa 47-2.It would prove to be a costly error as Du Plesssis went through to fifty, adding 56 for the third wicket with JP Duminy (25), and 55 for the fourth with Rilee Rossouw (33no) Du Plessis couldnt quite see his side through to victory though, falling to Marsh with 28 still required.Watch the fifth and final ODI between South Africa and Australia from Cape Town on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1 from 12.25pm.You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the British Masters on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Michael Saunders Jersey . Fifth-seeded Cilic gained his fourth title in Zagreb and became the third Croat overall to win at least 10 career titles. Cilic also lifted his career record in Zagreb to 22-4, winning 20 of his last 21 matches at the event. Dalton Pompey Blue Jays Jersey . The Canucks figured to be active prior to Wednesdays trade deadline, getting a jump on things the previous day when they dealt goaltender Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers for netminder Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias. MIAMI -- Chris Bosh got them started. LeBron James took over in the second half. And in the end, the Miami Heat moved one win from yet another Eastern Conference title. James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Bosh added 25 points -- nearly matching his output from the first three games of the series combined -- and the Heat grabbed control of the East finals by topping the Indiana Pacers 102-90 in Game 4 for a 3-1 lead. Dwyane Wade added 15 points and Miami never trailed, leading by 23 at one point. "We try to get better every single day, every single game," James said. "When you do that and go out and play the type of game that you are capable of playing, you can be satisfied with the results. And thats what weve built over the years." Only the Celtics and Lakers franchises have been to the NBA Finals in four straight seasons. The Heat now have three chances to join that club, starting with Game 5 at Indiana on Wednesday night. "We got outplayed by the Heat," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "I wasnt disappointed in our fight. I was disappointed in the result." Paul George scored 23 points and David West added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers, who got 15 points from George Hill. But Lance Stephenson -- who made news in the days between Games 3 and 4 by suggesting he was in James head -- was held to nine and 7-foot-2 centre Roy Hibbert was scoreless in 22 minutes for Indiana. "I was trying to get into his head," Stephenson said, referring to James. "I guess he stepped up and got the win. I can take the heat." The heat, maybe. The Heat, maybe not. Miami has won the last three games in the series, and going back to the point in Game 3 when the Heat trailed by 15, they have outscored the Pacers by 39 points in a span of about 6 1/2 quarters. The Pacers won two elimination games in the first round against Atlanta, and need to win three more if their yearlong plan of topping Miami as kings of the East is going to become reality. The odds are obviously stacked against them. When holding a 3-1 lead, Miami is 8-0 in Game 5s over the past four postseasons. "We have a chance to play an NBA game on our home floor," West said. "We are going to try to do something thats very tough." Bosh scored the games first eight points, making a pair of 3-pointers and ending a series-long funk. He had scored exactly nine points in each of the first three games of these East finals and was held under 10 points in each of his last seven playoff games against Indiana. But he came out flying, and probably not coincidentally, the Heat finally had a good start. &qquot;I told him he was going to have a great game," James said. Aaron Sanchez Jersey. "We got off to a fast start because of him." Miami won the first quarter for the first time in the series, going up 27-19 and helped in part by a late 3-pointer from Shane Battier -- with replays showing Vogel moved down the sideline toward the Heat forward as he shot from near the Indiana bench. If nothing else, at least he was trying to beat Big Brother. Much as he did Sunday, Vogel used the big brother-little brother analogy with his team, trying any way to urge the Pacers to break through against the team that has ended their season in each of the past two years. "Hes got to make a decision at some point in his life, that no matter what, were not going to lose this fight anymore," Vogel said, likening the Pacers to the little brother in that scenario. "Were at that point." The fight isnt over. But it was awfully one-sided for long stretches of Game 4, and George -- who said he thought Indiana outplayed Miami -- pointed to free throws as the reason why. Miami was 30 of 34 from the line; Indiana was 11 of 17. "They won this game at the free-throw line," George said. Miami outscored Indiana 31-20 in the third quarter and kept pulling away before the Pacers used a 15-3 run to make things rather interesting. Stephenson had a layup with 3:20 left that would have gotten Indiana within nine -- but it was waved off after he was called for fouling Wade on his way to the basket. Stephenson scored with 1:31 left to make it 99-90, but James snuffed out any comeback hopes right there with a three-point play. Miami was without Chris Andersen, inactive because of a bruised left thigh. The Heat also tweaked their starting lineup, with Rashard Lewis in and Udonis Haslem out. The Pacers were down only 49-44 at halftime -- even though Hibbert and Stephenson both had three fouls, the Heat didnt have a turnover until the second quarter, Miami shot 10 more free throws in the half and Bosh and James combined for 32 points in the first 24 minutes. If there was any doubt, Miami erased it quickly after halftime. James scored five points in a 7-0 spurt to open the second half, and the Heat were on their way. "Theyre the best offensive team in the NBA," Vogel said. NOTES: It was the 74th playoff game where James had at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, passing Michael Jordan for the most in NBA history. ... George passed Reggie Miller for the highest scoring single-season (including playoffs) by a player in Pacers history. 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