Player of the Match
Player of the Match
653dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Calm White leads Australia to series win

Cameron White's composure guided Australia to a fighting, if occasionally flawed, series victory over South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 at Sydney's Olympic Stadium

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
49(48) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
3 5 11 8 5 1 2 14
Q de Kock
Q de Kock
48(27) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 2 3 5 10 16 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

D Wiese
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
JP Faulkner
JP Faulkner
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Australia , elected to field 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)

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

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Alan Gardner

11.20pm: Think that's it from the Sydney Olympic Stadium, we had a few snatched quotes from the players to win gongs. Thanks for your comments, as ever, we'll be back for more white-ball high jinks when the one-dayers begin on Friday. If you haven't already had enough, you can follow India's chase against Sri Lanka - they've been set 243 to win the series in Hyderabad - or pick up a different rhythm with Pakistan's batsmen in the Abu Dhabi Test. From me, for now, it's goodbye and good luck. Ta ra

Man of the Match is that man, the man, Cameron White: "Got a little bit twitchy there. It was set up by the bowlers, chasing 140 should be pretty comfortable most times, we got there in the end. I thought we bowled really well at the back end, used the conditions well and pressured them after a good start. It's nice to be making runs, that's my job, so hopefully keep doing it."

James Faulkner is named Man of the Series: "To say the least, it was very tense. I've been in that position before, stuffed it up - it was nerve-wracking, Cam played really well. He's pure class and good to see him perform. [Boyce, Cummins progress] I've been impressed with him showcasing his skills in T20 and it's exciting to see a legspinner doing well. Pat Cummins as well, bowling fast and taking wickets. We're ready for the summer, hopefully go well over the next few months, both personally and the team."

11pm: Well, that was the sort of finish we were after, a zinger of a T20 that see-sawed back and forth throughout. Australia take the series 2-1 and they have the cool head and steady of hands of Cameron White to thank. South Africa fought for the whole nine yards but really paid for stumbling through the second half of their innings, when they were 61 for 5. Glenn Maxwell should go and have a chat with White about how to finish a run chase, by the way... But no harm done in the end, the teams can now move on and prepare for five ODIs in the next two weeks.

19.5
1
Abbott to White, 1 run, full bunger in the blockhole, White chops it away to midwicket, it's not taken cleanly and he's off, charging through for the winning run - Australia win by two wickets with one last itty-bitty ball to spare!
19.4
1
Abbott to Boyce, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Boyce drives behind square, into the ground but straight to the fielder, White calls him through - would have been out with a direct hit but Peterson's throw misses! Scores are level

Cameron Boyce is the new man, just needs to get off strike

19.3
W
Abbott to Abbott, OUT, 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

SA Abbott lbw b Abbott 5 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

19.2
0
Abbott to Abbott, no run, full and wide and Abbott has a swing and a miss

Abbott to Abbott... Two required

19.1
1
Abbott to White, 1 run, pitched up, White plays away from his body, gets an inside edge on to pad, looked for a moment like he had played on

So, three required, Kyle Abbott to bowl. He needs to channel Maxwell from the Pakistan ODI a few weeks ago...

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | AUS: 143/7 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 3.00)

  • Sean Abbott5 (6b)
  • Cameron White39 (29b)
  • Wayne Parnell4-0-43-0
  • David Wiese4-0-21-3
18.6
0
Parnell to Abbott, no run, goes for the full bunger, Abbott swings hard - and smacks a bump ball back into his partner White, actually hit him on the neck as he tried to duck. More importantly, it was a dot ball
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Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40AJ FinchBR Dunk
2nd13SR WatsonBR Dunk
3rd8SR WatsonNJ Maddinson
4th1SR WatsonGJ Maxwell
5th38CL WhiteGJ Maxwell
6th25CL WhiteJP Faulkner
7th10CL WhitePJ Cummins
8th9CL WhiteSA Abbott
9th2CL WhiteCJ Boyce