3rd T20I (N), Cape Town, Mar 9 2016, Australia tour of South Africa
(19.2/20 ov, target 179)181/4
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
97* (62)
Player Of The Series
130 runs

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.

Abbott to Marsh, FOUR runs

and that's the series for Australia as Marsh clubs a short delivery straight of mid-off

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
Glenn Maxwell18 (9)
Mitchell Marsh0 (0)
Kagiso Rabada 4-0-38-1
Dale Steyn 4-0-30-0
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run

short outside off, flat-batted to the off side

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

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

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

Steven Smith c †de Kock b Rabada 44 (50m 26b 2x4 2x6) SR: 169.23
Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run

another slower short delivery, Maxwell giving himself room to the leg side and has to stretch for it

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
Glenn Maxwell10 (5)
Steven Smith43 (24)
Dale Steyn 4-0-30-0
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-29-0

Just a run-a-ball needed for Australia

Steyn to Maxwell, 2 runs

full this time, over the the off side, not quite timed on this occasion

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

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

Steyn to Maxwell, no run

short outside off, Maxwell walking all over his crease, then lets the ball pass through to the keeper

Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR runs

backs away and carves a length delivery wide of third man...Maxwell up and running straight away

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

David 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
David Warner32 (26)
Steven Smith43 (24)
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-29-0
Kyle Abbott 3-0-27-0

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

Rabada to Warner, 1 run

this a length delivery which is heaved into the leg side and goes one bounce to long on

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

Rabada to Smith, 1 run

that stroke not quite as pleasing on the eye as he heaves a full ball into the leg side

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

Rabada to Warner, 1 run

pulled down to long on

Rabada to Warner, no run

beats Warner on the pull

Rabada is back. Can one of South Africa's players of the season makes a difference