Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RE van der Merwe
48(30) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
0 0 2 0 12 14 0 1
DJ Hussey
27(18) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 2 5 7 2

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Harwood
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS: 139/8

  • BJ Haddin16 (13b)
  • B Laughlin0 (0b)
  • J Louw4-0-36-2
  • JA Morkel3-0-24-1

South Africa sweep the series 2-0 with this win. Australia were in control today in the first half of the match, and when Clarke and Warner gave them a brisk start. It was the South African spinners who transformed the game. Only 16 runs come in one four-over spell starting from the ninth.

Hamza Ansari from Pakistan: "This SA vs AUS series is turning out be a repitition of the series b/w played in Australia. Visiting side won the test 2-1 and home side won the T20 2-0"

At the presentation ceremony, Ponting says he's happy with the way the bowlers performed, but not with the batting.

Debutant van der Merwe is the Man of the Match. "It's not how you drive, but how you arrive," he says when asked about a couple of mishits which went for six.

Johan Botha says today's performance from a new-look side will give the selectors a bit of a headache ahead of the World Twenty20.

Thanks for your company and e-mails, do join us again for the first one-dayer on Friday

19.6
1
Louw to Haddin, 1 run, yorker on middle and leg, worked to the leg side for a single, and that's victory for South Africa
19.5
W
Louw to Bracken, OUT, Louw gets another wicket, Bracken's gone, the batsman was backing away to flatbat it down the ground, he gets a top edge to the short ball which balloons to AB de Villiers at mid-off
19.4
1
Louw to Haddin, 1 run, full from Louw, outside off, swept firmly by Haddin but only for a single
19.3
6
Louw to Haddin, SIX runs, swatted to the long-on boundary, could have been another wicket if Duminy had held on to that, he only manages to push the ball over the boundary

South Africa will win this as long as there are no extras

19.2
W
Louw to Hopes, OUT, Hopes is gone, deceived by the slower one, good thinking from Louw, Hopes was coming down the track, he sent in a shorter, slower one, which Hopes mishits to midwicket, Albie takes a diving catch to send Hopes on his way
19.1
1
Louw to Haddin, 1 run, overpitched first ball, Haddin carves it toward extra cover, only a single

27 runs needed off the final over. Louw to bowl, Haddin on strike

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RE van der Merwe
48(30) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
0 0 2 0 12 14 0 1
DJ Hussey
27(18) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 2 5 7 2

Best performances - Bowlers

J Botha
O4.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Harwood
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF