2nd T20I, Gqeberha, February 23, 2020, Australia tour of South Africa
(20 ov, T:159) 146/6

South Africa won by 12 runs

Player Of The Match
70 (47)
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
Quinton de Kock (c)†c Starc b Zampa70476454148.93
Reeza Hendricks c Agar b Richardson1417291082.35
Faf du Plessis c Richardson b Cummins15141410107.14
Rassie van der Dussen c Agar b Richardson37263822142.30
David Miller not out 1113240084.61
Pite van Biljon not out 73510233.33
Extras(lb 3, w 1)4
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.90, 89 Mins)158/4
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Reeza Hendricks, 6.3 ov), 2-81 (Faf du Plessis, 10.1 ov), 3-121 (Quinton de Kock, 14.5 ov), 4-147 (Rassie van der Dussen, 18.6 ov)
Mitchell Starc403809.5064110
Pat Cummins403117.7581200
10.1 to F du Plessis, length ball, slugged over the covers, picks out the sweeper! A cutter from Cummins to start off with and du Plessis completely mistimes it, Richardson has to run in a few paces to take a straightforward catch. Failed to get going this time, Faffing around to no good effect. 81/2
Kane Richardson402125.25102000
6.3 to RR Hendricks, short ball, pace off... and pulled to deep square leg! Laboured innings from Hendricks, who was done by the legcutter from Richardson, bowling well to his field. Safely taken by Dre Russ/Sir Jaddu in the outfield. 60/1
18.6 to HE van der Dussen, Rassie holes out to deep square leg! The legcutter does the job again, nothing for van der Dussen to work with as he swings for the pickets, safely taken a few yards in from the rope. 147/4
Adam Zampa403719.2542200
14.5 to Q de Kock, done in the flight, skied on the drive... and well taken running in from long-off! De Kock has been battling for a while, and now he's sent packing by Zampstagram with some picture-perfect flight and dip. Got nowhere near middling that shot, and Starc did brilliantly to take the catch. 121/3
Ashton Agar402807.0071100
Australia  (T: 159 runs from 20 ovs)
David Warner not out 67569451119.64
Aaron Finch (c) b Ngidi14121920116.66
Steven Smith c du Plessis b Pretorius29263311111.53
Alex Carey  b Ngidi14101401140.00
Mitchell Marsh c Miller b Ngidi68130075.00
Matthew Wade c & b Rabada1230050.00
Ashton Agar  b Nortje1560020.00
Mitchell Starc not out 22300100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 7, nb 1, w 3)12
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.30, 94 Mins)146/6
Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Aaron Finch, 4.4 ov), 2-98 (Steven Smith, 12.3 ov), 3-124 (Alex Carey, 15.3 ov), 4-138 (Mitchell Marsh, 17.5 ov), 5-139 (Matthew Wade, 18.1 ov), 6-143 (Ashton Agar, 19.2 ov)
Kagiso Rabada402716.7552010
18.1 to MS Wade, leading edge back to the bowler, and the crowd go beserk! Slower ball, length in the channel, Wade looked to work into the leg side, closing the bat face, and could only chip a straightforward return catch to Rabada. Game on..... 139/5
Anrich Nortje402416.0082000
19.2 to AC Agar, bowled 'im! Off stump is pegged back, Nortje roars in celebrations and the crowd are raucous! Not a clever shot, just trying to swing as hard as he could into the leg side but couldn't get bat on it. Offcutter from Nortje, on the money, and it pinged into the top of off stump!. 143/6
Lungi Ngidi4041310.2571321
4.4 to AJ Finch, leg stump goes flying, Ngidi gets his man! De Kock breathes a sigh of relief. Finch looked to open up and flay through the off side again, but it angled in towards the leg stump, cramping him for room, and he got a little nick as it went through and onto the top of leg stump. SA have their breakthrough. 48/1
15.3 to AT Carey, bowled 'im, leg stump goes flying! Carey looks to give himself room to hit through the covers, it's a fairly innocuous length ball angling across the left-hander, which keeps going on with the angle and smacks into the top of leg stump!. 124/3
17.5 to MR Marsh, in the slot outside off, clubbed high and mighty down the ground... Faf is racing round from long-on, dives to grab it, parries it back in, and Miller, at full stretch, gets a hand underneath the relay throw to take an absolute BLINDER! Outrageous fielding. Du Plessis only just got to it, his parry was flat and low to the ground, but Miller reacted to it and snuck his hand underneath it. Unreal fielding!. 138/4
Dwaine Pretorius402917.2553000
12.3 to SPD Smith, pulled hard down the ground, du Plessis is racing in off the fence at long-on, dives forward, and claims the catch! Great effort if it's a clean one. Soft signal is out, which is so often crucial... let's have a look at the replay: yep, clearly gets his fingers underneath it, and Smith has to depart! Super grab by Faf. Another slower ball from Pretorius, maybe even a knuckleball, Smith didn't get all of it, and FdP did the rest!. 98/2
Tabraiz Shamsi401704.2590000
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (Q de Kock 36, RR Hendricks 14, Ex 2)
  • Q de Kock: 50 off 31 balls (3 x 4, 4 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 4
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 19.2 overs (116 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 158/4 in 20.0 overs (DA Miller 11, PJ van Biljon 7)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 46 balls (DA Warner 19, SPD Smith 29, Ex 2)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (76 balls), Extras 8
  • DA Warner: 50 off 38 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Quinton de Kock
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1052
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.55, Interval 15.55-16.15, Second Session 16.15-17.40
Match days23 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
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