Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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Miller's maiden T20I fifty takes SA to victory

David Miller struck his first international fifty since February last year and his career-best T20I score to guide South Africa to the highest successful chase at Kingsmead

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Miller
DA Miller
53(35) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 1 15 22 6 3 4
AJ Finch
AJ Finch
40(18) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 3 1 7 5 6 18

Best performances - Bowlers

Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir
O4
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
NM Coulter-Nile
NM Coulter-Nile
O4
M0
R29
W3
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

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

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

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?

"Itching for a super over now :P," hoots kuber

19.1
1
Tye to Miller, 1 run, round the wicket, full on the stumps, Miller punches through the covers again... hesitated before taking the single

Andrew Tye will bowl out, Australia have to defend five. Where's your hard-earned?

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | SA: 153/7 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 5.00)

  • David Miller52 (34b)
  • Kyle Abbott2 (3b)
  • Adam Zampa4-0-26-0
  • John Hastings4-0-29-0
18.6
1
Zampa to Miller, 1 run, full on the stumps and Miller drives one through the covers to keep the strike for the final over

But will it be the match-winner? Not quite no more distance left to run for SA...

18.5
2
Zampa to Miller, 2 runs, tossed up full on leg stump, Miller advances and whips the ball wide of long-on - another good stop on the rope prevents four but Miller will chalk up his first fifty in T20 internationals, a fine knock
18.4
1
Zampa to Abbott, 1 run, short from Zampa, width to swing the arms and slap one to deep point - 150 up for SA, closing in
18.3
0
Zampa to Abbott, no run, pushed through outside off, Abbott drops back and steers it straight to backward point

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.