Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    8.4 got him, Cummins makes the breakthrough with a fast short ball! Banged in, little bit of cut on the ball and de Kock was hurried trying to pull, just a tickle of glove and it's safely pouched by Dunk 75/1
    15.2 Dougie does it, Hendricks drags on! The ball was short and there to pull but maybe Bollinger had rolled his fingers over it, the batsman misjudged the stroke, bottom-edged the ball on to his body and then down to shiver leg stump. Falls just short of the fifty mark, like his opening partner 117/3
    11.1 tossed up, Rossouw charges... and picks out long-on! Success for Boyce, he keeps tossing it up, Rossouw was trying to clear the short, straight boundary - the ball was a little wide, he wasn't to the pitch and dragged it straight to the fielder 88/2
    not out
    34
    26
    3
    0
    130.76
    16.4 shortish and taken on... only to pick out deep midwicket! Behardien's brief, painful sally is brought to a close, slogging across the line but never had to the distance to that part of the ground 122/4
    18.1 tries to get to the pitch, Duminy lifts a length ball to deep midwicket! Another one goes, the SA innings is dribbling to a close... He was hitting across the line and didn't really get hold of it 133/5
    18.3 gone first ball, edging a pull through to the keeper! Two in three balls for Faulkner, the slump continues. It was another back-of-a-length delivery, Wiese hadn't got his eye in and succeeded only in feathering it through to Dunk 134/6
    not out
    4
    4
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    3 (b 1, lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    145/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (Q de Kock, 8.4 ov), 2-88 (RR Rossouw, 11.1 ov), 3-117 (RR Hendricks, 15.2 ov), 4-122 (F Behardien, 16.4 ov), 5-133 (JP Duminy, 18.1 ov), 6-134 (D Wiese, 18.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DE Bollinger402817.00104000
    GJ Maxwell402406.0061000
    JP Faulkner402837.0082100
    SA Abbott1014014.0012010
    CJ Boyce302618.6633000
    PJ Cummins402315.75111100
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
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    SR
    6.4 on the attack again - but he's hit it straight into Peterson's bread basket! Really sharp catch and he squeals in celebration... Dunk didn't get to the pitch this time, the ball maybe gripped a little and hit higher up the bat, still flew pretty quickly but Peterson was alert to grab the chance 53/2
    4.4 oh, gone, shovelled to backward square leg! Finch knew what he'd done as soon as he hit it, pulling a genuine short ball straight to the fielder. The stump mic picked up his "Oh no!" as South Africa celebrated gleefully. That might change things 40/1
    8.1 a wicket follows a wide again, Watson ballooning a drive to extra cover running back! The ball was wider than Watson would have liked, he skipped out but made a mess of trying to smash this down the ground. It's another fast start followed by a stumble - but whose will be more damaging? 62/4
    7.6 or maybe that was a bit of luck, as Maddinson plays on! The extra delivery earns a wicket, another cutter from Wiese, angled across and Maddinson played the wrong line, took the inside edge and deflected down on to off stump to zing the bails 61/3
    12.5 Maxwell whirls the arms but this is a huge top edge... superbly taken on the run by deep midwicket! Just as the match seemed to be back in Australia's court, the required rate only a run-a-ball, Maxwell has exploded all over himself. Third wicket for Peterson, equalling his T20I best 100/5
    not out
    41
    31
    4
    1
    132.25
    15.5 gone this time, slogging down the ground! Maybe didn't need to try the trick twice, Faulkner falls picking out the man at long-on for a simple catch 125/6
    17.4 got him, Wiese snaffles a leading edge! That's what South Africa need, dot balls won't win it for them, Wiese has his third wicket, he's been bowling with canny changes of pace, Cummins tried to work it to leg and only succeeded in popping the ball back to the bowler 135/7
    19.3 slips in the yorker, Abbott, S is hit on the boot and Abbott, K has the wicket! Up goes the finger, gets the decision even if it looked a touch leg side... Australia are eight down and still need two to win 144/8
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    8 (w 8)
    TOTAL
    146/8 (19.5 Overs, RR: 7.36)
    Did not bat: DE Bollinger
    Fall of wickets: 1-40 (AJ Finch, 4.4 ov), 2-53 (BR Dunk, 6.4 ov), 3-61 (NJ Maddinson, 7.6 ov), 4-62 (SR Watson, 8.1 ov), 5-100 (GJ Maxwell, 12.5 ov), 6-125 (JP Faulkner, 15.5 ov), 7-135 (PJ Cummins, 17.4 ov), 8-144 (SA Abbott, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KJ Abbott3.502015.21101000
    M de Lange403418.50103110
    WD Parnell4043010.7583310
    D Wiese402135.25121020
    RJ Peterson402837.00111210

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field first

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.35 start, First Session 19.35-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.45

Match days

9 November 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

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