RESULT
3rd T20I (N), Cape Town, February 26, 2020, Australia tour of South Africa
(15.3/20 ov, T:194) 96

Australia won by 97 runs

Player Of The Match
3/23
mitchell-starc
Player Of The Series
111 runs
aaron-finch
Australia Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
Australia  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
David Warner c Miller b Nortje57375352154.05
Aaron Finch (c)lbw b Shamsi55375961148.64
Matthew Wade c †de Kock b Ngidi1092001111.11
Mitchell Marsh c Shamsi b Pretorius19162211118.75
Steven Smith not out 30152402200.00
Alex Carey  b Rabada761000116.66
Ashton Agar not out 11600100.00
Extras(lb 5, nb 1, w 8)14
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.65, 97 Mts)193/5
Fall of wickets: 1-120 (David Warner, 11.3 ov), 2-123 (Aaron Finch, 12.4 ov), 3-146 (Matthew Wade, 15.2 ov), 4-155 (Mitchell Marsh, 16.4 ov), 5-171 (Alex Carey, 18.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada4042110.5063211
18.4 to AT Carey, timber this time! Offcutter on a length, Carey clears the front leg, is through the shot early, and it pings back the top of middle! No overstep this time, much to Rabada's relief. 171/5
Anrich Nortje4046111.5064200
11.3 to DA Warner, gets his man this time! Great catch by Miller running back from short midwicket! Bouncer, pushed across the left-hander, and Warner was late on the pull. Heaved high into the leg side, and Miller gets back to hold onto a difficult chance, falling onto his back as he takes it. Warner departs, SA finally get their breakthrough. 120/1
Lungi Ngidi403318.2553030
15.2 to MS Wade, length ball, pushed across him, skied miles up into the air towards short fine leg... de Kock runs round, gets underneath it, it comes down with snow on it, and de Kock dives forward to take the catch on the edge of the ring! Great grab - early call to clear the area, and then kept his eyes on it all the way down. 146/3
Dwaine Pretorius4042110.5050340
16.4 to MR Marsh, slower ball, yet again, sliced very high in the air down towards short third man, and Shamsi takes the catch! Nearly swung himself off his feet, through the shot too quickly, and Shamsi holds on!. 155/4
Tabraiz Shamsi402516.2582000
12.4 to AJ Finch, Finch gets down and across looking to lap this over short fine leg, but Shamsi sees him coming. He's struck on the inner thigh, down on one knee, Shamsi belts out an appeal and it's given! Looked pretty adjacent, and Finch trudges off after an imperious 55. EDIT: Hawk-Eye confirms that would have smacked into the off stump, halfway up.. 123/2
South Africa  (T: 194 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock (c)† b Starc53310166.66
Rassie van der Dussen c Zampa b Agar24194030126.31
Faf du Plessis c Zampa b Starc57110071.42
Heinrich Klaasen  b Zampa22182111122.22
David Miller c Finch b Cummins1518240083.33
Pite van Biljon  b Zampa1460025.00
Dwaine Pretorius lbw b Marsh1191801122.22
Kagiso Rabada lbw b Starc541510125.00
Anrich Nortje lbw b Agar2650033.33
Lungi Ngidi  b Agar011000.00
Tabraiz Shamsi not out 2450050.00
Extras(w 4)4
TOTAL15.3 Ov (RR: 6.19, 74 Mts)96
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Quinton de Kock, 0.4 ov), 2-23 (Faf du Plessis, 2.5 ov), 3-57 (Heinrich Klaasen, 7.3 ov), 4-59 (Rassie van der Dussen, 8.3 ov), 5-65 (Pite van Biljon, 9.6 ov), 6-87 (David Miller, 12.5 ov), 7-87 (Dwaine Pretorius, 13.1 ov), 8-90 (Anrich Nortje, 14.2 ov), 9-90 (Lungi Ngidi, 14.3 ov), 10-96 (Kagiso Rabada, 15.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2.302339.2064020
0.4 to Q de Kock, ping! That's perfection from Starc, an identikit dismissal to de Kock's Joburg castling, aiming to clip to leg, but beaten by late outswing, and the top of middle stump takes a pounding! He ends up staring forlornly towards midwicket, and well, is that the game there and then?. 6/1
2.5 to F du Plessis, reaching for the slash over third man, and Zampa clings onto a blinder! Another huge breakthrough, full length, wide line, Faf was nowhere near the ball but had a go anyway, his spiralling outside edge almost had enough toe-end on it to reach the rope, but Zampa somehow located the ball in the wind, and clung on with both hands, flinging himself backwards. 23/2
15.3 to K Rabada, full length, dipping into the pads, a massive appeal, and up goes the finger! It's all over! Faint hints of an inside-edge, but South Africa have no reviews, and they've been thumped by 97 runs .... 96/10
Pat Cummins302719.0031120
12.5 to DA Miller, slower ball, slapped straight to cover. That will be that then! That all happened in slo-mo, a yawning, telegraphed drive, reaching for the wide ball, finding no timing, and skidding a low chance to the edge of the ring. It's not Miller time no more.... 87/6
Kane Richardson201708.5041100
Ashton Agar401634.0080000
8.3 to HE van der Dussen, another ramp, and a brilliant catch from Zampa! He saw the angles early, sprinting from short third man the moment that Rassie shaped for the shot, and flung himself full-stretch to scoop it off the turf! This could get messy .... 59/4
14.2 to A Nortje, reverse-sweep, and that's plumb too! Nortje gets in a tangle to a regulation length ball, and Agar's evening just gets better. This is turning into the most one-sided 2-1 series loss of all time.... 90/8
14.3 to L Ngidi, bowled him! Agar is on a hat-trick once again, with No. 11 in his sights! A revolting hack towards some distant point in the Antarctic, the ball scuds on with the arm, into the timbers... crumbs!. 90/9
Adam Zampa301023.3390000
7.3 to H Klaasen, reverse-hoick, and back goes the middle stump! Well, something had to give, Klaasen climbed into a pre-meditated switch-hit, and did everything right except connect with the ball! Too early through the swing, and Zampa pulls out a chainsaw-esque celebration that looked uncannily like something Dale Steyn might come up with.... 57/3
9.6 to PJ van Biljon, through him like a dose of the pox! Tossed up on off stump, skids straight on as van Biljon turns his wrists into a clip to leg, but can only grimace as the ball crashes through the gate and into the timbers!. 65/5
Mitchell Marsh10313.0030000
13.1 to D Pretorius, slower ball, a massive yahoo across the line! And up goes the finger! A slight suspicion of under-edge as Pretorius reviews ... but err ... no. He's seen the initial replay, and knows it's curtains! Thumping off stump and South Africa slide deeper into the soup. 87/7
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MATCH DETAILS
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2019/20
Player Of The Match
Australia
Mitchell Starc
Player Of The Series
Australia
Aaron Finch
Series resultAustralia won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1065
Match days26 February 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
South Africa
Adrian Holdstock
South Africa
Bongani Jele
TV Umpire
South Africa
Allahudien Paleker
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Brad White
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft
MATCH NOTES
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 75 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 3.6 overs (24 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 24 balls (DA Warner 22, AJ Finch 25, Ex 3)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 53 balls (DA Warner 45, AJ Finch 48, Ex 8)
  • AJ Finch: 50 off 27 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • DA Warner: 50 off 30 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 15.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - AT Holdstock, Batsman - MR Marsh (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: Australia - 193/5 in 20.0 overs (SPD Smith 30, AC Agar 1)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 2
  • Over 13.1: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - AT Holdstock, Batsman - D Pretorius (Struck down)
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