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Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
97(62) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 29 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
15 8 9 13 15 2 12 17
SPD Smith
44(26) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 15 6 1 8 8 4

Best performances - Bowlers

NM Coulter-Nile
O4
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R38
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Australia won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

9 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

Australia win by six wickets and take the series 2-1. An impressive comeback from them after the opening game of the series. They have some mighty power in their batting order. Could this be their year at the World T20? For South Africa, it's a little dent to their confidence but they should also travel with belief. But, not for the first time, Australia have proved a thorn in their side. So, that's the end of the South Africa international home season and it's onto India for both sides. Hashim Amla outstanding today with an unbeaten 97, but it was the collective effort in the chase which sealed it for Australia. Runs for all the top four and it will be interesting to see the top-order combination for both sides in India.

david: "Going out on a limb! Aussies to win the World T20s - men's and women's tournaments." We shall see, David. For now, I'll bid you farewell. Thanks for joining us today.

19.2
4
Abbott to Marsh, FOUR runs, and that's the series for Australia as Marsh clubs a short delivery straight of mid-off
19.1
1
Abbott to Maxwell, 1 run, carves a length delivery over point to the sweeper

Just three needed off the final over. Abbott will bowl

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 176/4 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 3.00)

  • GJ Maxwell18 (9b)
  • MR Marsh0 (0b)
  • K Rabada4-0-38-1
  • DW Steyn4-0-30-0
18.6
1
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run, short outside off, flat-batted to the off side
18.5
6
Rabada to Maxwell, SIX runs, what sort of a shot is that?! Well, it's probably a matchwinner. Pure Maxwell. Moving to the leg side, swings across the line and the ball flies off over deep point
18.4
0
Rabada to Maxwell, no run, another dot ball! Maxwell losing his shape as he moves to leg and heaves across the line. Another slower ball
18.3
W
Rabada to Smith, OUT, well, he's struck...a low full toss outside off which Smith tries to scoop into the leg side and can only get a top edge which loops to de Kock as he runs from behind the stumps

SPD Smith c †de Kock b Rabada 44 (50m 26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 169.23

Undismissed

166

Runs scored by Amla in two consecutive T20I innings without getting dismissed. He scored 69* vs Eng in Johannesburg on 21 February and 97* today.

Goes past his previous best

69

Previous highest score for Amla in T20Is. He has gone past that score in this match. This is his third half-century in 33 innings in the format.