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2nd T20I, Johannesburg, Mar 6 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
(20 ov)205/5
Australia won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
77 (40)
david-warner
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Record Warner-Maxwell stand helps Australia win thriller

Australia made four changes to their team as they aim to arrest a losing streak of five T20 matches at the ground where South Africa have not lost a limited-overs match this season

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Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: 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 Rabada 4-0-25-2
Chris Morris 4-0-39-1

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

David Warner b Rabada 77 (67m 40b 6x4 5x6) SR: 192.5

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 Morris 4-0-39-1
Dale Steyn 4-0-32-2
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

Glenn 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 Steyn 4-0-32-2
Chris Morris 3-0-34-0
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

17.3
2
Steyn to Maxwell, 2 runs

another big full toss, sliced away off a thick outer part of the bat down to third man

Now Australia's highest T20 partnership for any wicket. If these two go all the way, they could set a world record

17.2
2
Steyn to Maxwell, 2 runs

backs away to leg against a length delivery, driven through mid-off where du Plessis dives and gets a hand on it...comes up holding his shoulder

Best performances - batters
Faf du Plessis portrait
F du Plessis SA
79 runs (41)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
cover drive
23 runs
1 four
2 sixes
18158198614
David Warner
DA Warner AUS
77 runs (40)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
on drive
30 runs
3 fours
2 sixes
421101930110
Best performances - bowlers
James Faulkner profile
JP Faulkner AUS
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Kagiso Rabada portrait
K Rabada SA
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
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossAustralia, elected to field first
SeriesAustralia tour of South Africa
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
David Warner
David Warner
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 520
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 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Ashton Agar
Ashton Agar
Umpires
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Adrian Holdstock
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Shaun George
TV Umpire
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Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire
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Dennis Smith
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson