Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | AUS: 87/7 (22 runs required, RR: 8.70)

  • Nathan Coulter-Nile2 (4b)
  • Lungi Ngidi2-0-16-2
  • Kagiso Rabada2-0-21-0

South Africa win by 21 runs and take this T10 match to follow the one-day series. Didn't look like we'd get a game at one stage. South Africa raced out of the blocks with the bat, got pulled back somewhat, but were again very good with the ball. Particularly noteworthy were the performances of Morris and Shamsi in their first outings of the tour.

Aaron Finch "They got off to a great start with the bat, maybe few too many runs. Chasing 110 everything has to go right. You need boundaries early and it just didn't happen. Those first few overs we let them get away a touch. The boys are still positive. We are moving in the right direction, some great improvements at training. We'll be ready to go again Wednesday. An exciting time for Australian cricket, keep the faith and we'll turn it around quickly."

Faf du Plessis "Bowlers once again stepped up. Produced the goods. There's a lot of slogging, so nice to pick up wickets. A good tour for us. We learned a few lessons from their bowling attack, made sure we got our field placings right. Australia is a really tough place to come and play cricket. To get a series win is always a huge achievement so we'll go back with our heads high."

Tabraiz Shamsi is Man of the match "Glad we got over the line. Always special playing against Australia. We weren't going to take it easy before flying home tomorrow."

We'll wrap things up for there for today. The three-match T20 series against India starts in Brisbane on Wednesday. Join us for those, but until then it's goodbye.

Ngidi to Maxwell, OUT, a big full toss is clubbed down to long-on, the umpires say it's fine for height so it all ends with a wicket

GJ Maxwell c Behardien b Ngidi 38 (23b 2x4 2x6) SR: 165.21

Ngidi to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, heaved out to deep midwicket
Ngidi to Coulter-Nile, no run, nearly cleans him up as he swings to leg against a length delivery

Vaughan: "Can only be a dead ball if the bowler accidentally drops the ball before delivery. Clearly in the motion of completing the action, and pretty difficult to drop a ball all the way to point. Should have been a no ball."

Ngidi to Coulter-Nile, no run, a full ball is speared between leg stump and the pads as he swings to leg
Ngidi to Coulter-Nile, 1 wide, short outside off, he's not too impressed with that wide call
Ngidi to Maxwell, 1 run, full outside off, drilled down the ground
Ngidi to Maxwell, SIX runs, that's sweetly struck, stands much stiller, it's a length delivery and it's lofted well over long-on

One over to go. 31 needed.

9 | 12 Runs | AUS: 78/6 (31 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.66, RRR: 31.00)

  • Glenn Maxwell31 (20b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile1 (1b)
  • Kagiso Rabada2-0-21-0
  • Chris Morris2-0-12-2
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run, follows him with a yorker well outside leg, clipped to deep square
Rabada to Maxwell, FOUR runs, gets a top edge and this hoick to leg and it flies to fine leg
Rabada to Maxwell, FOUR runs, another short one, makes a connection this time and pulls to fine leg off the glove
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 wide, a shorter delivery, moves across outside off stump, misses the pull but gets the wide call
Rabada to Maxwell, no run, and now the follow-up is a dot as he moves outside leg, swings and misses

Called deal ball as this flies out of Rabada's grip and ends up at backward point. Had he completed his action

Rabada to Coulter-Nile, 1 run, jabs a length delivery into the leg side
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run, follows him with a back-of-a-length delivery, deflects off the hip to third man

Rabada returns

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21AJ FinchCA Lynn
2nd5DJM ShortCA Lynn
3rd1GJ MaxwellCA Lynn
4th10MP StoinisGJ Maxwell
5th6GJ MaxwellBR McDermott
6th17GJ MaxwellAT Carey
7th27NM Coulter-NileGJ Maxwell