Result
3rd T20I (N), Cape Town, Mar 9 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
178/4
(19.2/20 ov, target 179)
181/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
South Africa178/4(20 overs)
Australia181/4(19.2 overs)

Australia win by six wickets and take the series 2-1. An impressive comeback from them after the opening game of the series. They have some mighty power in their batting order. Could this be their year at the World T20? For South Africa, it's a little dent to their confidence but they should also travel with belief. But, not for the first time, Australia have proved a thorn in their side. So, that's the end of the South Africa international home season and it's onto India for both sides. Hashim Amla outstanding today with an unbeaten 97, but it was the collective effort in the chase which sealed it for Australia. Runs for all the top four and it will be interesting to see the top-order combination for both sides in India.

david: "Going out on a limb! Aussies to win the World T20s - men's and women's tournaments." We shall see, David. For now, I'll bid you farewell. Thanks for joining us today.

19.2
4
Abbott to Marsh, FOUR runs
and that's the series for Australia as Marsh clubs a short delivery straight of mid-off
19.1
1
Abbott to Maxwell, 1 run
carves a length delivery over point to the sweeper

Just three needed off the final over. Abbott will bowl

end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 176/4CRR: 9.26 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 3 from 6b
Glenn Maxwell18 (9)
Mitchell Marsh0 (0)
Kagiso Rabada4-0-38-1
Dale Steyn4-0-30-0
18.6
1
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run
short outside off, flat-batted to the off side
18.5
6
Rabada to Maxwell, SIX runs
what sort of a shot is that?! Well, it's probably a matchwinner. Pure Maxwell. Moving to the leg side, swings across the line and the ball flies off over deep point
18.4
Rabada to Maxwell, no run
another dot ball! Maxwell losing his shape as he moves to leg and heaves across the line. Another slower ball
18.3
w
Rabada to Smith, OUT
well, he's struck...a low full toss outside off which Smith tries to scoop into the leg side and can only get a top edge which loops to de Kock as he runs from behind the stumps
SPD Smith c †de Kock b Rabada 44 (50m 26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 169.23
18.2
1
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run
another slower short delivery, Maxwell giving himself room to the leg side and has to stretch for it
18.1
1
Rabada to Smith, 1 run
full and straight, Smith right across his stumps and flicks it to deep square
end of over 1811 runs • 1 wicket
AUS: 167/3CRR: 9.27 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Glenn Maxwell10 (5)
Steven Smith43 (24)
Dale Steyn4-0-30-0
Kagiso Rabada3-0-29-0

Just a run-a-ball needed for Australia

17.6
2
Steyn to Maxwell, 2 runs
full this time, over the the off side, not quite timed on this occasion
17.5
4
Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR runs
backs away to leg away and hammers a back-of-a-length delivery straight of mid-off who is inside the circle
17.4
Steyn to Maxwell, no run
another dot ball, short again, a slower ball this time, Maxwell tries to ramp it away and can't make contact
17.3
Steyn to Maxwell, no run
short outside off, Maxwell walking all over his crease, then lets the ball pass through to the keeper
17.2
4
Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR runs
backs away and carves a length delivery wide of third man...Maxwell up and running straight away
17.1
w
Steyn to Warner, 1 run, OUT
has Tahir's arm beaten Warner?! Yes, he's been run out. Warner swung himself off his feet reaching for a full, wide delivery which he sliced to third man. Tahir's throw was hard and low to de Kock, who collected cleanly this time and Warner is well short
DA Warner run out (Imran Tahir/†de Kock) 33 (40m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Steyn is back for his last over

end of over 179 runs
AUS: 156/2CRR: 9.17 • RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
David Warner32 (26)
Steven Smith43 (24)
Kagiso Rabada3-0-29-0
Kyle Abbott3-0-27-0

A little exchange between Warner and Rabada. The umpire just cools things down

16.6
1
Rabada to Warner, 1 run
this a length delivery which is heaved into the leg side and goes one bounce to long on
16.5
Rabada to Warner, no run
that's a sharp bouncer, Warner is beaten as he tries to upper cut down to third man...done for pace. Warner thinks that is close to a wide
16.4
1
Rabada to Smith, 1 run
that stroke not quite as pleasing on the eye as he heaves a full ball into the leg side
16.3
6
Rabada to Smith, SIX runs
what a stroke! Not a bad ball, a length delivery and Smith picks it up behind square on the leg side for a six over fine leg
Best performances - batsmen
HM Amla
97 runs (62)
8 fours
4 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
29 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
1589131521217
SPD Smith
44 runs (26)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
111561884
Best performances - bowlers
NM Coulter-Nile
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
2
Eco
9.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Imran Tahir
O
4
M
0
R
38
W
2
Eco
9.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Player Of The Series
David Warner
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 526
Season2015/16
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 days9 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Adrian Holdstock
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
Dennis Smith
Match Referee
Sir Richie Richardson