Result
2nd T20I, Johannesburg, Mar 6 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
204/7
(20 ov, target 205)
205/5
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Australia
Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
South Africa204/7(20 overs)
Australia205/5(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 205/5CRR: 10.25 
Mitchell Marsh2 (1)
James Faulkner7 (4)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-25-2
Chris Morris4-0-39-1

Phew, what a game. Australia win by five wickets, to end a run of five defeats. And it was a superb chase of a big total, even more so after that early problems when they were three down. Warner and Maxwell added 161 for the fourth wicket before their dismissals gave South Africa hope at the very end. Some of the home side's bowling, though, struggled today. Wiese and Tahir went for 105 in their eight overs, although credit to Australia for the way they were targeted. Steyn had an issue with full tosses on his return (but he wasn't the only one) and Rabada did not have quite enough to defend in the final over. It all means we have a deciding match in Cape Town on Wednesday before the teams head off to the World T20. Sorry I couldn't use much of your feedback towards the end, it all got a bit hectic. I'm afraid I won't hear the post-match interviews, so we'll have to leave it there. But we'll have all the reaction later. Meanwhile, if you want to continue your cricket fix the Asia Cup final is now underway as a 15-over affair in Mirpur so head over and join our colleagues for that. For now, though, from Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

19.6
2
Rabada to Marsh, 2 runs
he bunts it straight down the ground and Australia win! It was a good delivery, full and straight, but Marsh managed to hit it into the pitch, past Rababa and neither long off or long on could stop the second.

Two to win. One for a Super over. Fielders running everywhere. Would SA take a Super over?

19.5
1
Rabada to Faulkner, 1 run
swings to leg against a length ball, gets an inside edge into his pads and it runs into the off side
19.4
2
Rabada to Faulkner, 2 runs
it's a good ball, full at the stumps, but he gets it straight down the ground...bisects long on and long off, then the return from the deep has very little power on the throw. Marsh was struggling to make his ground, the ball took an age to get back from the deep. Goes to the third umpire but he's just safe. A costly weak throw

5 off 3

19.3
2
Rabada to Faulkner, 2 runs
gets this full and straight, driven through the covers to the sweeper and they can't cut off the second...wasn't a very good return from the deep
19.3
1w
Rabada to Faulkner, 1 wide
swing and a miss! Called wide again! That seems a harsh call. Looked inside the white guideline to me. Actually, on the replay, that was over the white guideline, so fair call from the umpire

8 off 4 needed

19.2
2
Rabada to Faulkner, 2 runs
gets a length delivery and launches it straight down the ground, long on comes around and then flicks the ball to long off to throw in
19.2
1w
Rabada to Faulkner, 1 wide
wide outside off, and called wide! Rabada trying to keep it full but gets the line wrong

It's the finisher. James Faulkner

Ziyad: "Rabada needs to pull an Aizaz Cheema." He's started well.

Arun: "Rabada stopped Dhoni once, can he do it with David now?" There's your answer

19.1
w
Rabada to Warner, OUT
got him! That man Rabada does it again! Full, straight, Warner swinging across the line and misses. The Wanderers crowd goes wild. Actually took Warner's back leg and deflected into the stumps
DA Warner b Rabada 77 (67m 40b 6x4 5x6) SR: 192.50

Here's Rabada. 11 to defend

end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 194/4CRR: 10.21 • RRR: 11.00
David Warner77 (39)
Mitchell Marsh0 (0)
Chris Morris4-0-39-1
Dale Steyn4-0-32-2
18.6
1lb
Morris to Warner, 1 leg bye
it's all happening! It's well bowled, speared in at the pads, deflects straight back Morris but Warner just wants the strike. Marsh had no chance, but Morris then under-arms the ball wide of the stumps from about six yards away! Don't take him ten-pin bowling tonight

Mitchell Marsh the new man. Warner on strike

A fantastic innings is over. But this isn't over yet. You still have to fancy Australia. Just.

18.5
w
Morris to Maxwell, OUT
and he's gone! Doesn't connect cleanly as he swings at a length delivery, skews off the face of the bat and reaches deep cover
GJ Maxwell c de Villiers b Morris 75 (61m 43b 7x4 3x6) SR: 174.41
18.4
4
Morris to Maxwell, FOUR runs
oh, Maxwell! We've seen it so many times, but it's still brilliant. Under pressure he was reverse swept a full delivery outside off fine of short third man

16 off 9 needed

18.3
1
Morris to Warner, 1 run
comes round the wicket, aiming full at the stumps, Warner smears it straight to long on

Zander: "SA have bowled 14 full tosses so far. It has cost them 40 runs. Absolutely pathetic!" I haven't double-checked that maths

18.2
1lb
Morris to Maxwell, 1 leg bye
full, angled into the pads, he doesn't make contact and it's just a leg bye towards midwicket. The tension mounts
18.1
Morris to Maxwell, no run
short of a length, swing and a miss! Dot ball

Two overs to go. 18 runs needed. This has been one of the great T20 partnerships. Morris to bowl, so Rabada saved for the last. Will he have anything to defend?

end of over 1811 runs
AUS: 187/3CRR: 10.38 • RRR: 9.00
David Warner76 (37)
Glenn Maxwell71 (39)
Dale Steyn4-0-32-2
Chris Morris3-0-34-0
17.6
2
Steyn to Warner, 2 runs
tries to be inventive, effectively sweeps a delivery from full outside off along the ground through midwicket and more excellent running from this pair

Free hit

17.6
2nb
Steyn to Maxwell, (no ball) 1 run
he just can't pitch it at the moment, that's a big full toss and called a no-ball this time...swung into the on side
17.5
1
Steyn to Warner, 1 run
another full toss, and just over cover! Warner slicing his drive, du Plessis leapt at cover on the edge of the circle
17.4
1
Steyn to Maxwell, 1 run
full outside off, driven straight to point. They scamper the run and there's no throw due to a lack of backing up
Best performances - batsmen
F du Plessis
79 runs (41)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
23 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
18158198614
DA Warner
77 runs (40)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
on drive
30 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
421101930110
Best performances - bowlers
JP Faulkner
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
K Rabada
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossAustralia , elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
David Warner
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 520
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days6 March 2016 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ashton Agar
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
Dennis Smith
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson