Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.5 taken! It was short, wide, and it deserved to be smashed, and White duly smashed it, but Behardien at cover point leaped in the air, arms at full stretch, and plucked it out of the air 42/2
    4.1 and he strikes first ball. It's a slower ball outside off, and Finch goes hard at it, looking to drive on the up, and pops a simple catch to short cover 33/1
    17.2 gone! Yet another batsman hits it in the air at catching height, straight to a fielder. It was full outside off and Watson hit that cleanly but picked out the man at cover, right on the edge of the circle 124/5
    7.3 tossed up wide outside off. Dunk goes hard at the drive and hits it in the air, and Duminy takes it well at short cover, going down on one knee and taking it above his right shoulder 48/3
    10.2 whatacatch! That was short and rising outside off and he crouched to play the ramp shot. Got a fairly big chunk of bat on it and it went at high pace over de Kock. He leaped high in the air, at full stretch, and came away with the ball stuck in his right glove 67/4
    not out
    19.5 gone. Cutting goes deep in his crease and gets under this blockhole delivery, strikes it cleanly, but the straight boundaries here are long and he holes out to Miller at long-on. It's an easy catch but he makes sure there are no stuff-ups, tossing the ball in the air, stepping out of the boundary and back in to re-take the catch 142/6
    not out
    6 (lb 2, nb 1, w 3)
    144/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Aaron Finch, 4.1 ov), 2-42 (Cameron White, 5.5 ov), 3-48 (Ben Dunk, 7.3 ov), 4-67 (Nathan Reardon, 10.2 ov), 5-124 (Shane Watson, 17.2 ov), 6-142 (Ben Cutting, 19.5 ov)
    KJ Abbott402135.25101000
    K Rabada302709.0072100
    WD Parnell402817.0031001
    R McLaren302719.0062100
    JP Duminy20804.0050010
    Imran Tahir403117.7580220

Match Details


Australia , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.05 start, First Session 19.05-20.30, Interval 20.30-20.50, Second Session 20.50-22.15

Match days

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Determined Rossouw rides his luck

    With the World Cup just a few months away, Rilee Rossouw capitalised on his luck and gave a compelling audition of his skills in the first T20

  • Rossouw shows his power

    Plays of the day from the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide

  • Rossouw, bowlers star in SA win

    Kyle Abbott harried Australia's batsmen and Rilee Rossouw achieved the rare feat of putting Quinton de Kock in the shade during a stand of 129 as South Africa secured a vast opening win in the Twenty20 match at Adelaide Oval.

  • Onus was on the top order - Finch

    Aaron Finch, Australia's captain, admitted that the side's top order should have taken more responsibility while batting first on a good track against South Africa

  • South Africa look beyond just the World Cup

    With several regulars rested, South Africa's upcoming T20s against Australia will give some of the youngsters a chance to impress and stake a place in the side for years to come

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd129RR RossouwQ de Kock
3rd0JP DuminyQ de Kock
4th16JP DuminyDA Miller