2nd T20I (N), Durban, September 01, 2023, Australia tour of South Africa
(14.5/20 ov, T:165) 168/2

Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
lbw b Ellis39270033.33
c †Inglis b Abbott35171361205.88
lbw b Behrendorff6760185.71
c Short b Abbott49386232128.94
c †Inglis b Ellis011000.00
b Behrendorff27202831135.00
c Hardie b Abbott88610100.00
c Marsh b Ellis11111610100.00
not out 137920185.71
not out 1360033.33
Extras(lb 8, nb 1, w 2)11
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.20)164/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Temba Bavuma, 3.1 ov), 2-44 (Rassie van der Dussen, 4.2 ov), 3-46 (Reeza Hendricks, 5.3 ov), 4-46 (Dewald Brevis, 5.4 ov), 5-97 (Tristan Stubbs, 12.2 ov), 6-106 (Bjorn Fortuin, 13.5 ov), 7-147 (Gerald Coetzee, 17.6 ov), 8-149 (Aiden Markram, 18.3 ov) • DRS
4.2 to HE van der Dussen, Full toss beats the flick, Rassie's hit on the pad and is given lbw. Review taken. It was a shin-high ball angling away from over the wicket. Batter took a step across and got hit in front of middle and off, it's straightened just a bit to hit middle and off. Three reds, Rassie has to go.. 44/2
12.2 to T Stubbs, Misses the reverse paddle, gets knocked over by the 111kph slower ball. Length ball on leg, came in with the angle. Stubbs shaped early but was caught off-guard by the lack of pace - he couldn't go through with the shot, ended up not making contact and the bails flew. Stubbs thumps his pad with the bat and yells in disappointment as he walks off. Australia have an opening!. 97/5
3.1 to T Bavuma, Skied super high, Inglis goes to the left, settles underneath and takes it! Length ball slightly down leg. Bavuma tried to launch it square, closed the bat face completely and it flew high off the edge. Good catch by Inglis. Bavuma's given South Africa a great start though.. 36/1
13.5 to BC Fortuin, Clothed again, this time Hardie takes it easily at point! Fortuin continued to chance his arm to T20 his way forward, but the shortish ball outside off got big on him. He slashed at it with the cross bat, ended up top edging it right up. Fielder ran to the left and took it well. Abbott gets a pat on the back from Marsh.. 106/6
18.3 to AK Markram, Low full toss is scythed straight to deep cover point. Cheer from the crowd started to go up but died down right as Short took it close to the boundary. Ball was wide, Markram got on one knee and sliced it. Timed it well, placement was off. He leaves for 49, Abbott has three. How many runs will that cost the hosts?. 149/8
5.3 to RR Hendricks, That looked plumb, given right away! Markram and Hendricks have a chat, just one review left. They won't take it. Length ball at 136kph skidded at the stumps, Hendricks tried to clip it. Got hit under the knee roll.. 46/3
5.4 to D Brevis, Edged and taken, Ellis has two in two, Brevis out for a golden duck! That was Test-y.. Fullish ball swings away just a bit, lands around off and shapes away. Brevis tried to punch it through cover on the front foot, tickled it to the right of the keeper, who took a diving catch.. 46/4
17.6 to G Coetzee, Undone by the slower one. Ellis follows up the searing yorker with a full and wide one, Coetzee was way too early on the slash. It was top edged and went right up, Marsh takes a dolly at cover.. 147/7
Australia  (T: 165 runs from 20 ovs)
c Markram b Shamsi66305274220.00
c van der Dussen b Williams18171940105.88
not out 79394586202.56
not out 23110066.66
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL14.5 Ov (RR: 11.32)168/2
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Travis Head, 4.3 ov), 2-132 (Matthew Short, 11.6 ov) • DRS
4.3 to TM Head, Head holes out to mid-on! He charged early, Williams went into the pitch, pace in the late 130s. Head didn't connect with the swat and Rassie took an easy catch. Replays show that Head's bat turned inwards as he hit it, he went 'nooo,' right after.. 32/1
11.6 to MW Short, Shamsi finally foxes Short. Tossed up on a length, angling away outside off. Short tried to drive it in the air and over mid-off/cover. Got a thick outside edge. Easy catch at backward point. 132/2
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Over 4.2: Review by South Africa (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - SD Harris, Batter - HE van der Dussen (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (39 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 6.2: Review by Australia (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - SD Harris, Batter - AK Markram (Struck down)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (AK Markram 16, T Stubbs 27, Ex 7)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 12.4 overs (77 balls), Extras 8
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 18.5 overs (114 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 164/8 in 20.0 overs (L Ngidi 13, LB Williams 1)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 52 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (MW Short 22, MR Marsh 28, Ex 0)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 2
  • MW Short: 50 off 25 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 44 balls (MW Short 53, MR Marsh 45, Ex 2)
  • MR Marsh: 50 off 28 balls (6 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 3
Kingsmead, Durban
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 2228
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days1 September 2023 - night (20-over match)
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