result
3rd T20I (N), Sydney, Nov 9 2014, South Africa tour of Australia [November 2014]
(19.5/20 ov)146/8
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Cameron White
Australia

11.20pm: Think that's it from the Sydney Olympic Stadium, we had a few snatched quotes from the players to win gongs. Thanks for your comments, as ever, we'll be back for more white-ball high jinks when the one-dayers begin on Friday. If you haven't already had enough, you can follow India's chase against Sri Lanka - they've been set 243 to win the series in Hyderabad - or pick up a different rhythm with Pakistan's batsmen in the Abu Dhabi Test. From me, for now, it's goodbye and good luck. Ta ra

Man of the Match is that man, the man, Cameron White: "Got a little bit twitchy there. It was set up by the bowlers, chasing 140 should be pretty comfortable most times, we got there in the end. I thought we bowled really well at the back end, used the conditions well and pressured them after a good start. It's nice to be making runs, that's my job, so hopefully keep doing it."

James Faulkner is named Man of the Series: "To say the least, it was very tense. I've been in that position before, stuffed it up - it was nerve-wracking, Cam played really well. He's pure class and good to see him perform. [Boyce, Cummins progress] I've been impressed with him showcasing his skills in T20 and it's exciting to see a legspinner doing well. Pat Cummins as well, bowling fast and taking wickets. We're ready for the summer, hopefully go well over the next few months, both personally and the team."

11pm: Well, that was the sort of finish we were after, a zinger of a T20 that see-sawed back and forth throughout. Australia take the series 2-1 and they have the cool head and steady of hands of Cameron White to thank. South Africa fought for the whole nine yards but really paid for stumbling through the second half of their innings, when they were 61 for 5. Glenn Maxwell should go and have a chat with White about how to finish a run chase, by the way... But no harm done in the end, the teams can now move on and prepare for five ODIs in the next two weeks.

19.5
1
Abbott to White, 1 run

full bunger in the blockhole, White chops it away to midwicket, it's not taken cleanly and he's off, charging through for the winning run - Australia win by two wickets with one last itty-bitty ball to spare!

19.4
1
Abbott to Boyce, 1 run

pitched up outside off, Boyce drives behind square, into the ground but straight to the fielder, White calls him through - would have been out with a direct hit but Peterson's throw misses! Scores are level

Cameron Boyce is the new man, just needs to get off strike

19.3
W
Abbott to Abbott, OUT

slips in the yorker, Abbott, S is hit on the boot and Abbott, K has the wicket! Up goes the finger, gets the decision even if it looked a touch leg side... Australia are eight down and still need two to win

Sean Abbott lbw b Abbott 5 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
19.2
Abbott to Abbott, no run

full and wide and Abbott has a swing and a miss

Abbott to Abbott... Two required

19.1
1
Abbott to White, 1 run

pitched up, White plays away from his body, gets an inside edge on to pad, looked for a moment like he had played on

So, three required, Kyle Abbott to bowl. He needs to channel Maxwell from the Pakistan ODI a few weeks ago...

end of over 197 runs
AUS: 143/7CRR: 7.52 RRR: 3.00
Sean Abbott5 (6)
Cameron White39 (29)
Wayne Parnell 4-0-43-0
David Wiese 4-0-21-3
18.6
Parnell to Abbott, no run

goes for the full bunger, Abbott swings hard - and smacks a bump ball back into his partner White, actually hit him on the neck as he tried to duck. More importantly, it was a dot ball

18.5
1
Parnell to White, 1 run

back of a length, White nudges one more to deep midwicket

18.4
1
Parnell to Abbott, 1 run

dug in, at the batsman, pulled into the ground for a comfortable single

18.3
4
Parnell to Abbott, FOUR runs

short again, not a bad ball... but superbly played, ramping four fine of third man! The delivery was right over the top of the stumps but Abbott did terrifically well to use the pace and flick it to the rope, past the diving fielder

18.2
Parnell to Abbott, no run

back of a length, this is quick, 144kph and searing through outside off as Abbott swings the bat wildly

18.1
1
Parnell to White, 1 run

over the wicket, on a length, White closes the face and calmly tucks one through square leg

Cover your eyes, Myron... Parnell has been asked to bowl the penultimate over. Australia only need 10 off 12