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13th Match, Group 1, Abu Dhabi, October 23, 2021, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(19.4/20 ov, T:119) 121/5

Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
66.21 ptsImpact List
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
b Maxwell127920171.42
b Hazlewood712211058.33
c †Wade b Hazlewood2350066.66
c Maxwell b Starc40367431111.11
c Smith b Cummins13131920100.00
lbw b Zampa1618270088.88
c †Wade b Zampa1240050.00
run out (Maxwell/†Wade)025000.00
not out 1923301182.60
c Finch b Starc23140066.66
not out 013000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 3, w 1)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.90)118/9
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Temba Bavuma, 1.3 ov), 2-16 (Rassie van der Dussen, 2.1 ov), 3-23 (Quinton de Kock, 4.1 ov), 4-46 (Heinrich Klaasen, 7.6 ov), 5-80 (David Miller, 13.3 ov), 6-82 (Dwaine Pretorius, 13.6 ov), 7-83 (Keshav Maharaj, 14.3 ov), 8-98 (Aiden Markram, 17.1 ov), 9-115 (Anrich Nortje, 19.4 ov)
17.1 to AK Markram, one goes Starc's way at last! This will feel good. He's around the wicket, looking to fire in the yorker. Misses out marginally - it's headed down leg and is at driving length. Markram wants to use his pace and angle to chip this between deep midwicket and long-on, but he's managed to find the former with precision. Looked good but he's fallen short of batting through the innings. 98/8
19.4 to A Nortje, easy grab at extra cover. Full and at the stumps from around the wicket, closes the face and gets a leading edge for Finch to grab. 115/9
1.3 to T Bavuma, through him! Maxwell strikes. Pushed through a touch quicker, but think he's basically missed a straight one. It did turn a little, very awkward position Bavuma got himself in. 13/1
2.1 to HE van der Dussen, edged, caught behind! He strikes first ball. Lovely delivery, in the channel outside off, a Test-match length, van der Dussen pushing off the back foot and it's through to Wade. 16/2
4.1 to Q de Kock, he's played it on! What a way to go. He moved across well outside off stump to scoop a back-of-a-length delivery, plays it into his thigh pad, it bounces into the crease and the backspin takes it into the stumps. Blimey, de Kock will feel a bit hard done by there. One of the more curious 'bowled' dismissals you'll see. 23/3
7.6 to H Klaasen, taken at backward point! Full at off stump, he's aiming to the leg side, the bat face closes, takes a leading edge and is well taken diving forward. 46/4
13.3 to DA Miller, lbw looks plumb and is given, but Miller reviews immediately. Has he got bat on that or is he counting on it pitching outside leg? Remember, Zampa is over the wicket to him. He's been struck in front of the stumps trying to sweep a full ball from middle stump. No bat on it says third umpire, and that is a slider from Zampa. Not a legbreak. So it's gone on straight from a leg stump line and caught Miller's bent back leg on the thigh, right in front of middle stump, which would have been knocked back if the leg wasn't in the way. Plumb.. 80/5
13.6 to D Pretorius, got him! Pretorius looking to cut again, but unlike the last one, this is a climbing legbreak at pace just outside off. You'd argue it's still too close to cut. He's had a hurried flap at it and got a decent amount of outside edge on it. Neat grab from Wade. 82/6
Australia  (T: 119 runs from 20 ovs)
c Klaasen b Rabada141593093.33
c Rabada b Nortje0522000.00
c van der Dussen b Maharaj1117261064.70
c Markram b Nortje35344630102.94
b Shamsi1821351085.71
not out 24163030150.00
not out 15102720150.00
Extras(lb 1, w 3)4
TOTAL19.4 Ov (RR: 6.15)121/5
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Aaron Finch, 1.5 ov), 2-20 (David Warner, 4.3 ov), 3-38 (Mitchell Marsh, 7.5 ov), 4-80 (Steven Smith, 14.5 ov), 5-81 (Glenn Maxwell, 15.2 ov)
4.3 to DA Warner, well caught! The gamble pays off to keep Rababa on. Full outside off, Warner goes for the drive but slices the shot and can't keep it down or get it wide of the fielder at backward point. 20/2
1.5 to AJ Finch, taken at third man! Wide outside off, Finch threw everything into a drive, it skewed off the top edge and was neatly taken as Rabada moved to his left. 4/1
14.5 to SPD Smith, sensational work from Markram! My word. They don't have the runs but South Africa have been world class in the field. It's another short of a length ball in the corridor and this time Smith gets good connection on the pull. But it's straighter than the last shot and Markram is fielding about 20 yards in from the long-on boundary. He bursts to his right and keeps his eyes on this until the last moment. By the time he's prepared for this stunning full-stretched dive to his right, the ball is behind him. But he's got two hands safely around it to grab inches from the ground. Superb, superb stuff. Add this to the list of SA's heroics in the field already after that Bavuma catch in the warm-ups. 80/4
7.5 to MR Marsh, taken at deep midwicket! A full delivery, angling into the pads, Marsh opted for the leg side and tried to clear deep midwicket but it came off the bottom of the bat. 38/3
15.2 to GJ Maxwell, Shamsi takes off! Maxwell's success with the reverse sweep is over for the day. This one a switch hit, actually. This is full, pushed through at middle stump, and he's ended up outside its line at off stump. Swings furiously at it but he was playing catch up, that slid through and split the stumps. 50th T20I wicket for him. 81/5
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 29 runs, 3 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: South Africa - 59/4 in 10.0 overs (AK Markram 19, DA Miller 5)
  • Over 13.3: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - DA Miller (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 118/9 in 20.0 overs (K Rabada 19, T Shamsi 0)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 28 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Australia - 51/3 in 10.0 overs (SPD Smith 19, GJ Maxwell 5)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 17.5 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 1351
Match days23 October 2021 - day (20-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsAustralia 2, South Africa 0
Win Probability
AUS 100%
100%50%100%SA InningsAUS Innings

Over 20 • AUS 121/5

Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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