Player of the Match
Player of the Match

9.25pm: It was Clinical Miller in the end, a superbly judged innings to get South Africa home. Faf du Plessis' side are on a roll in the shortest format, this their fifth win in a row, and they look to be warming up nicely for the World T20. Australia, well, they made a bit of a pavlova of this one, sweet and tasty up front but soft in the middle; this is also their fifth straight T20 defeat, leaving Steven Smith with some thinking to do. Anyway, that's your lot, unfortunately, as we're not getting the presentations. David Miller was my Man of the Match, which is really all that matters... We'll be back for more on Sunday, until then it's toodles from Gnasher and me. Thanks for your comments. Ta ra!

Here's Tiaan, letting off steam: "yyyyyyyyeeeeeeessssss! The last 3 out of 4 Friday nights has shortened my life WELL DONE PROTEAS!!! THE PROTEA FIRE BUUURRRRNS!!!"

And Steven Scott brings us the view from the other side: "As an Aussie, I am relieved we don't have to play the qualifying round for world t20. That is how bad we are right now."

"How does this work? Aus got AB for a diamond duck, QDK out for a low score, 2 bizarre runout both involving Miller, and yet SA won." It truly is a funny old game, Satya...

19.2
4
Tye to Abbott, FOUR runs, or not! Abbott slugs it straight back down the ground to seal victory! A solid tailender's whack and South Africa win by three wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series

Wicket makes it interesting?

17.5
6
Hastings to Miller, SIX runs, that's gone! Fully over the stand at deep square leg this time! Miller adjusts his range and attaches a rocket to a full, leg-stump ball from Hastings, sends it fizzing beyond the rope, beyond the stadium, possibly beyond the city limits... and yet it's still only worth six
17.1
4
Hastings to Miller, FOUR runs, brilliant shot, lashed through the covers in front of the sweeper for four! He picked the slower ball and threw his hands through the shot

John Hastings back, three overs to go

16.5
W
Coulter-Nile to Morris, OUT, 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

CH Morris c Finch b Coulter-Nile 8 (19m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

15.5
6
Tye to Miller, SIX runs, that is OUTTA HERE! Slightly short from Tye and Miller swings like Benny Goodman in his pomp, sends it on to the tin roof at deep square leg and it bounces all the way out of the ground... Further than Coulter-Nile's blow earlier in the day
15.3
6
Tye to Miller, SIX runs, that's in his arc... and almost out the park! Miller unleashes the homicidal maniac inside and heaves Tye over deep midwicket
14.3
4
Marsh to Morris, FOUR runs, pick-up flick over midwicket, just a chip off the pads but it's well placed and bounces away between two men for four
13.5
4
Zampa to Miller, FOUR runs, tossed up and that's a powerful sweep from Miller, hard and flat for four through deep square leg
12.5
W
Hastings to Miller, OUT, 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

D Wiese run out (Hastings/Smith) 13 (20m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 118.18

12.1
4
Hastings to Miller, FOUR runs, round the wicket, short ball at the body, Miller connects well with a flat pull that runs away behind square

Another change from Smiffy, John Hastings on

10.4
6
Coulter-Nile to Wiese, SIX runs, baseball swing, connects well - you'rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrree outta heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrreeee! Murderous swing of the bat from Wiese, carts the ball high over cow corner for a Dorothy

Massive double-blow from Australia and SA are properly rocking here. Another fine bit of work by the debutant Nevill, too. David Wiese next in

9.4
W
Marsh to Miller, OUT, 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

F du Plessis run out (†Nevill) 40 (44m 26b 4x4 1x6) SR: 153.84

David Miller strides out, this one still in the ballance

9.3
W
Marsh to Rossouw, OUT, 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

RR Rossouw c Khawaja b Marsh 19 (18m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 135.71

9.1
4
Marsh to du Plessis, FOUR runs, full on off stump and scooped impudently over short fine leg! Outrageous stuff from du Plessis, even if we're used to seeing that sort of thing these days... huge bravery, too, head down and trusting his reflexes to get the ball away

Mitchell Marsh replaces Zampa after one over

8.4
4
Tye to Rossouw, FOUR runs, full toss from Tye... and it squeezes past backward point off an outside edge for four
5.5
4
Tye to Rossouw, FOUR runs, stroked through the covers for four first ball! Tye went round the wicket, slightly overptiched and Rossouw got low to drill the ball to the deep extra cover boundary

Rilee Rossouw is the new man in, the chase shaping up as a real tussle

5.4
W
Tye to Duminy, OUT, 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

JP Duminy c Finch b Tye 5 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

4.6
4
Maxwell to du Plessis, FOUR runs, down the ground again, clearing the man at mid-off and it bounces away for four more
4.5
6
Maxwell to du Plessis, SIX runs, tossed up on the stumps - and slotted into the crowd at deep square leg! Brutal blow from du Plessis, who's taking some personal revenge for Finch's mauling of Duminy earlier
4.3
4
Maxwell to du Plessis, FOUR runs, full and floaty outside off, spanked down the ground for four... Du Plessis smacks cleanly through the line
2.5
W
Coulter-Nile to de Kock, OUT, 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

Q de Kock c & b Coulter-Nile 7 (13m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

2.3
4
Coulter-Nile to du Plessis, FOUR runs, dug in, decent pace and bounce for Coulter-Nile but du Plessis shows fast hands in flipping it up and away over square leg for four
1.5
4
Hastings to de Kock, FOUR runs, lashed over the covers, free-flowing stroke from de Kock, just a step out to the line and cleared the infield
0.1
W
Coulter-Nile to de Villiers, OUT, 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!

AB de Villiers c †Nevill b Coulter-Nile 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Nathan Coulter-Nile, playing only his second game since December, with the new ball, AB de Villiers on strike

Howdy, folks. Well, that was a Big Dipper effort from Australia, zooming through a loop-the-loop and then hurtling back to earth, before a little kick at the end and then a juddering halt. It looks like a below-par score... But will South Africa have the measure of chasing once again? We're about to find out

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.