Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    6s
    SR
    2.5 picks him out! Deep square leg barely had to move...a short ball, Khawaja went for the pull and didn't try to keep it down. A lot of effort for not much reward in that stay. Neat catch by Wiese 23/1
    7.1 would you believe it! Starts with a filthy full toss outside off which Finch plants straight to deep midwicket. The mood is with Tahir in recent weeks 71/3
    6.1 strikes first ball! Over the wicket, short of a length outside off, and Warner ends up steering this straight to backward point where Duminy takes a good low catch. He went for placement rather than brute force this time 69/2
    10.5 and he's edged it! A very tame dismissal. A short delivery which he was trying to guide to third man - another cutter from Wiese, dragged a long way down - and it takes a top edge through to de Kock 91/4
    11.3 huge wicket! Short of a length works again. Maxwell standing on leg stump, tries to give himself room to go over the off side but ends up carving high into the air and du Plessis snaffles the catch just outside the fielding circle 97/5
    19.3 short outside off, another cutter, and it gets flat-batted straight to long off where Miller takes the simple catch 154/9
    13.2 and he has another! Nevill going right back in his crease, the ball appeared to strike in line with leg stump. Will be interesting to see a replay of that one. A typically full-throated appeal from Tahir and to his delight the finger goes up 104/6
    15.2 that was on the cards...a massive heave at another googly, could have driven a bus between the gap Hastings left as he swung, and the stumps are demolished 114/7
    18.4 terrific bowling, that's the model of a leg-stump yorker...NCN gives himself some room, can't make contact and Rabada is right on target 149/8
    not out
    5
    6
    5
    0
    0
    100.00
    not out
    0
    2
    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    5 (b 2, lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    157/9 (20 Overs, RR: 7.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (UT Khawaja, 2.5 ov), 2-69 (DA Warner, 6.1 ov), 3-71 (AJ Finch, 7.1 ov), 4-91 (SPD Smith, 10.5 ov), 5-97 (GJ Maxwell, 11.3 ov), 6-104 (PM Nevill, 13.2 ov), 7-114 (JW Hastings, 15.2 ov), 8-149 (NM Coulter-Nile, 18.4 ov), 9-154 (MR Marsh, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada402626.50101120
    KJ Abbott403218.00103100
    JP Duminy1024024.0011300
    CH Morris3035111.6673300
    D Wiese401624.00121000
    Imran Tahir402135.25112000
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 got him, steered to the keeper for a golden duck! Some swing for Coulter-Nile, no foot movement from AB and he sort of pokes at it, visible edge and Peter Nevill pounces to his right to pouch a first-ball catch on debut! 0/1
    2.5 full and straight, de Kock plays across the line again... and this time the top edge ends up in the hands of the bowler! It was a slower ball from Coulter-Nile, cutting his fingers over it, deceived de Kock and the ball went straight up to be taken halfway down the pitch 17/2
    9.4 run out, du Plessis gone now! Miller dropped his first ball down behind square, they go for the quick single but Nevill was quicker than both, swooping to his left and under-arming on to the stumps with Faf half a yard short of his ground 72/5
    5.4 shortish, on the pull - and picks out midwicket! Duminy didn't connect cleanly, came off the toe straight to Finch, who took it above his head. A roll of the Tye die works for Smith 41/3
    9.3 full toss, room to swing the arms... and he's sliced it straight to backward point! Rossouw winces as he walks off, bit village all round, that. Nicely taken by the diving Khawaja, though 72/4
    not out
    53
    51
    35
    3
    3
    151.42
    12.5 uh-oh spaghetti-ohs! This is an almighty mix up and someone has been run out... Looks like Wiese is trudging off. Miller had played the ball down between his legs, he didn't know exactly where it had gone, Wiese came charging through and by the time Miller tried to send him back they were both at the same end. Hastings kept calm to run down in his follow through and gently toss the ball back to the non-striker's end and complete the job 95/6
    16.5 slogged over extra cover, not got all of it - gottim, brilliant from Finch! Superb work, running across from mid-off, he barreled to his left and took it at full stretch, tumbling over before sitting up, looking like a pleased teddy bear. Morris just needed to hang around with Miller but he's holed out, the finisher finished 134/7
    not out
    6
    14
    4
    1
    0
    150.00
    Extras
    7 (lb 1, nb 1, w 5)
    TOTAL
    158/7 (19.2 Overs, RR: 8.17)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AB de Villiers, 0.1 ov), 2-17 (Q de Kock, 2.5 ov), 3-41 (JP Duminy, 5.4 ov), 4-72 (RR Rossouw, 9.3 ov), 5-72 (F du Plessis, 9.4 ov), 6-95 (D Wiese, 12.5 ov), 7-134 (CH Morris, 16.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    NM Coulter-Nile402937.2591120
    JW Hastings402907.25113100
    GJ Maxwell1016016.0012100
    AJ Tye3.2040112.0043201
    MR Marsh301715.6682000
    A Zampa402606.5081010

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Notes

Bad Run

5

No. of consecutive defeats for Australia in T20Is - their joint-most in T20Is. They had three more sequences of five losses in a row: 2009, 2010-11 and 2012-13.

Killer Miller

47

Previous highest score for David Miller in T20Is. He has gone past that and also brought up his maiden T20I fifty.

Duck after a long time

2010

Last time AB de Villiers was out for a duck in T20Is, before today. He had four ducks in his first 30 T20I innings and none in the next 32 innings before this.

A Collapse

69

Runs scored by Australia in the Powerplays, losing only one wicket. In the next 14 overs, they made just 88 runs at 6.28 an over and lost eight wickets.

New role

0

No. of times David Warner batted at some other position other than as an opener in T20Is, before this match in 54 innings. He is batting at No.3 in this game.

Frequent face-offs

15

No. of T20Is between Aus and SA - joint-most between two teams in T20Is. Two other pair of teams have played 15 matches: SL-NZ and SL-Pak.