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Australia vs South Africa, 2nd T20I at Melbourne, Nov 07 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]

2nd T20I (N), Melbourne, November 07, 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(12.4/20 ov, T:102) 102/3

Australia won by 7 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Dunk b Bollinger02-000.00
st †Dunk b Boyce1822-2081.81
c & b Faulkner128-30150.00
c Finch b Faulkner4951-3196.07
st †Dunk b Boyce510-0050.00
c Cummins b Faulkner1115-1073.33
c Faulkner b Cummins14-0025.00
not out 26-0033.33
not out 22-00100.00
Extras(w 1)1
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 5.05)101/7
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Quinton de Kock, 0.2 ov), 2-14 (Rilee Rossouw, 1.6 ov), 3-46 (Reeza Hendricks, 8.4 ov), 4-60 (Farhaan Behardien, 12.2 ov), 5-90 (David Miller, 16.6 ov), 6-92 (Ryan McLaren, 17.5 ov), 7-97 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 18.4 ov)
0.2 to Q de Kock, got him, extra pace and bounce and de Kock feathers through to Dunk! Nothing stroke from de Kock, just hung his bat out - but the ball fair zipped through off the surface, seamed a fraction, took a small but visible deflection off the edge and South Africa are one down. 1/1
1.6 to RR Rossouw, got him, slower ball and this time the leading edge is snaffled by Faulkner! He's a canny lad in this form of the game, Faulkner, although his back-of-the-hand delivery was heading down the leg side. Rossouw was done by the lack of pace, heaved to leg again, the edge ballooned back down the pitch and the bowler clutched it diving to his right. 14/2
16.6 to DA Miller, scooped high into the leg side, there's a man under this... gottim! Miller's time is up, aiming for the same boundary that Duminy cleared a few balls ago, got under it but didn't have the distance, taken comfortably a few yards in from the fence. 90/5
18.4 to JP Duminy, Duminy hoicks a fullish ball high towards wide long-off - but it's taken on the run by Finch! The Aussies are waltzing here, they've nipped out the SA captain and still the score is below 100. The umpires checked for the no-ball but he had a smidge of rubber behind the line. 97/7
17.5 to R McLaren, another short ball, McLaren takes this one... and top edges to fine leg running in! This is pretty ordinary from South Africa, they're now six down and Cummins has the wicket he deserves. Dug in and angled across, McLaren was never in control of the shot and Faulkner hared in to take a good catch. 92/6
8.4 to RR Hendricks, done him, Hendricks is down the river and stumped without a paddle! Superb work from Boyce, lured the batsman out but the ball dipped and he was nowhere near the pitch, just enough spin to go past the outside edge and he had no chance of regaining his ground. 46/3
12.2 to F Behardien, another one falls into Boyce's trap, stumped again! Think he saw Behardien coming, pushed his line a little wider, the batsman was reaching for it, well down the track, and Dunk was left with a simple piece of handiwork to finish it off. 60/4
Australia  (T: 102 runs from 20 ovs)
c Abbott b Parnell2320-30115.00
not out 4430-80146.66
c Abbott b Parnell3023-50130.43
c Rossouw b Rabada02-000.00
not out 12-0050.00
Extras(nb 1, w 3)4
TOTAL12.4 Ov (RR: 8.05)102/3
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Ben Dunk, 4.4 ov), 2-92 (Shane Watson, 10.5 ov), 3-99 (Glenn Maxwell, 11.5 ov)
11.5 to GJ Maxwell, short and Maxwell swings himself off his little feet, top-edging to backward point! Rabada has his first international wicket, Maxwell caught slogging high to the edge of the circle second ball. 99/3
4.4 to BR Dunk, makes room to swing down the ground but Dunk has picked out mid-on! Parnell bellows out a celebration, maybe hurried the batsman a little or could have been a cutter, he backed away and clubbed it straight into Abbott's bread basker. Dunk is back in the slammer after an enterprising knock. 43/1
10.5 to SR Watson, oh, he's gone, plugged a drive to mid-off! Warne has jinxed him... Watson was trying to hit the cover off every delivery and Parnell has been gifted a second wicket, didn't get the elevation he was looking for. 92/2
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 1
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 1
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 101/7 in 20.0 overs (WD Parnell 2, KJ Abbott 2)
  • Australia innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 54 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (34 balls), Extras 4
  • Australia: 100 runs in 11.6 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 408
Hours of play (local time)19.35 start, First Session 19.35-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.45
Match days7 November 2014 - night (20-over match)
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