SA vs AUS Live Score, 3rd T20, South Africa vs Australia Live Cricket Score

Australia will take on South Africa in the 3rd T20 Match of India tour of New Zealand which will be played at St George’s Park,Port Elizabeth, SA vs AUS Live Score 3rd T20 Match between South Africa vs Australia Live on 26 February 20 Live Score & Live Streaming

 

SA vs AUS Live Score 3rd T20 Match between South Africa vs Australia Live on 26 February 20 Live Score & Live Streaming

SA vs AUS Live Score, 3rd T20, AUS vs SA Live Score

South Africa Men 96 ( 15.3 ) overs
Australia Men: 5-193 ( 20.0 ) overs
Australia win by 97 runs
Toss - South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsman
R
B
4S
6S
SR
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.3
0
23
3
9.20
Man of the Match
Mitchell Starc
Commentary
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. South Africa: 10-96(rr 6.00)
15.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. There it is, Starc snares his third victim of the night and the tourists win by a huge margin.Australia have thrashed South Africa by 97 runs in Cape Town to seal the T20I series 2-1. The Aussies got off to the perfect start thanks to an opening blitz from Aaron Finch (55) and David Warner (57), leaving the Proteas always fighting to drag the match back their way. They did an okay job with cutters and slower balls working well but a late flourish from Steven Smith meant the target was set at an imposing 194. The hopes of the hosts would have been resting on skipper Quinton de Kock, however he was castled by Mitchell Starc in the first over of the response. From there, wickets tumbled regularly and the spinners worked their magic to secure the series trophy for the visitors. It's been a big learning curve for South Africa over the last few weeks, not managing to win when the pressure was on although they will be stronger for the experience no doubt. Australia confirm their position as hot favourites heading into the World Cup at the end of the year, especially as it is on home turf down under.
15.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, to leg on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Starc misses his line fractionally and Rabada uses the pace to tickle it fine.
15.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Tabraiz Shamsi. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement working, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 15
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ashton Agar Wickets : 2
Over 15. 1 run. Bowler: Ashton Agar. South Africa: 9-91(rr 6.07)
14.6
1
Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
14.5
.
Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
14.4
.
Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Agar.
14.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Ashton Agar to Lungi Ngidi. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Timber, that's a good old fashioned swipe by Ngidi and he gets nowhere near the ball. Agar has two in two and now fancies bagging himself his second hat-trick of the series. What a performance this has been by Australia.
14.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ashton Agar to Anrich Nortje. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad to. Nortje has delusions of grandeur and attempts a reverse sweep, I'm not sure if he's ever practiced that before because he makes an awful mess of it. Agar fired it in quick and full leaving the umpire with no choice but to raise the finger of doom.
14.1
.
Ashton Agar to Anrich Nortje. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Marsh Wickets : 1
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Marsh. South Africa: 7-90(rr 6.43)
13.6
1
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
13.5
.
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
13.4
1
Mitchell Marsh to Kagiso Rabada. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Cummins.
13.3
1
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
13.2
.
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, missed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
13.1
W
OUT! L.B.W. Mitchell Marsh to Dwaine Pretorius. Leg cutter length ball, off stump moves in front flick, hit pad to. Marsh comes into the attack and makes an immediate impact. Pretorius aims something violent over the legside but gets pinned in front and it's a simple decision for the umpire. The batsman takes a punt on the review but starts walking off before it's even complete, he can see from the big screen that it is as plumb as it gets. A lovely little cutter there by Marsh, rolling his fingers over the ball just a tiny bit.
In over# 13
Runs : 14 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 13. 12 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. South Africa: 6-87(rr 6.69)
12.6
.
Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Marsh.
12.5
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to David Miller. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Finch. Slapped straight to the man, Miller hangs his head because he knows that the game is now pretty much gone. Finch on the other hand is over the moon, the celebrations tell you that Australia believe the series belongs to them. Cummins hasn't been at his best so far tonight but you can never keep him out of the wickets column for too long.
12.4
1
Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Off cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
12.4
1
Wide Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Off cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
12.4
3
Wide Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Slower ball bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
12.3
6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. That's more like it from South Africa, a towering blow sails way back into the crowd. Pretorius got the length he wanted and used his long levers to great effect.
12.2
1
Pat Cummins to David Miller. Slower ball short, to leg on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
12.1
2
Pat Cummins to David Miller. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Agar.
In over# 12
Runs : 5 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. South Africa: 5-75(rr 6.25)
11.6
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
11.5
1
Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
11.4
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
11.3
1
Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
11.2
.
APPEAL! Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Slider length ball, middle stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, stumping missed by Carey, appeal made for Stumped. A rare blemish from Australia tonight. Carey should have done better there, a little fumble allowed Pretorius to make it back to safety.
11.1
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Googly back of a length, to leg down the track working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
South Africa Men:96 ( 15.3 ) overs
Australia Men 5-193 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
Australia win by 97 runs
RR : 21.78
CRR : 6.19
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
D Warner

c: Miller b: Nortje

57
37
5
154.05
A Finch

lbw: Shamsi

55
37
6
148.65
M Wade

c: de Kock b: Ngidi

10
9
0
111.11
M Marsh

c: Shamsi b: Pretorius

19
16
1
118.75
S Smith

not out

30
15
0
200
A Carey

b: Rabada

7
6
0
116.67
A Agar

not out

1
1
0
100
Not bat : Pat Cummins,Mitchell Starc,Kane Richardson,Adam Zampa
Extras 14(b 0, lb 5, WD 8, NB 1)
Total 193/5 20.0 overs

FOW: (Pat Cummins) , (Mitchell Starc) , (Kane Richardson) , (Adam Zampa)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
42
1
10.50
4.0
0
46
1
11.50
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
4.0
0
42
1
10.50
4.0
0
25
1
6.25
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
Q de

b: Starc

5
3
1
166.67
R van

c: Zampa b: Agar

24
19
3
126.32
F du

c: Zampa b: Starc

5
7
0
71.43
H Klaasen

b: Zampa

22
18
1
122.22
D Miller

c: Finch b: Cummins

15
18
0
83.33
P van

b: Zampa

1
4
0
25
D Pretorius

lbw: Marsh

11
9
0
122.22
K Rabada

lbw: Starc

5
4
1
125
A Nortje

lbw: Agar

2
6
0
33.33
L Ngidi

b: Agar

0
1
0
0
T Shamsi

not out

2
4
0
50
Extras 4(b 0, lb 0, WD 4, NB 0)
Total 96/10 15.3 overs

FOW: (Pat Cummins) , (Mitchell Starc) , (Kane Richardson) , (Adam Zampa)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
2.3
0
23
3
9.20
3.0
0
27
1
9.00
2.0
0
17
0
8.50
4.0
0
16
3
4.00
3.0
0
10
2
3.33
1.0
0
3
1
3.00
In over# 20
Runs : 20 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
Over 20. 20 runs. Bowler: Anrich Nortje. Australia: 5-193(rr 9.65)
19.6
2
Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump moves in front pulling, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by du Plessis. That is an imposing total set by Australia but South Africa did well to pull things back towards the end. Nonetheless it is the highest T20I total at Newlands and it will be a really tough chase for the hosts. Finch and Warner gave the visitors a rollicking start, racing to 120 before the first wicket fell in the 12th over. The Aussies stumbled a bit after that before a little cameo from Smith lifted them to a score they will be very happy with. Eventually the Proteas worked out that bowling slower balls and cutters into the pitch was very effective, while Shamsi was tidy in his spell.
19.5
2
Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Klaasen.
19.4
6
SIX! Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep cover for 6 runs. Oh wow, that is pure class. Seeing that is worth the price of admission alone. Creamed over cover with disdain, brilliance from Smith.
19.3
2
Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, in the air under control to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Shamsi.
19.2
2
Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 2 runs, dropped catch by Klaasen, fielded by du Plessis.
19.1
6
SIX! Anrich Nortje to Steven Smith. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Not the sweetest strike but it has enough on it to clear the lurking man at long on. Crucial runs for Australia.
In over# 19
Runs : 9 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 1
Over 19. 8 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Australia: 5-173(rr 9.11)
18.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
18.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Ashton Agar. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.
18.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Kagiso Rabada to Alex Carey. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, missed to. Gone this time and the front foot is fine. Carey has an uncultured swish of the blade and only makes contact with thin air. Rabada can smile, he gets his first wicket of the night.
18.3
2
Kagiso Rabada to Alex Carey. Full toss, down leg side on the back foot working, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, dropped catch by Nortje, fielded by Ngidi.
18.2
1
Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith. Off cutter short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
18.1
2
FREE HIT. Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith. Half volley, off stump Deep in crease driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Nortje.
18.1
2
APPEAL! Kagiso Rabada to Steven Smith. Yorker, off stump moves in front flick, missed to for 1 run, appeal made for Bowled. Timber, Rabada spears one into the blockhole and it nutmegs Smith to cannon into the sticks. Hang on a moment, they are checking the front foot and Rabada is way over. That could be costly.
In over# 18
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lungi Ngidi Wickets : 0
Over 18. 6 runs. Bowler: Lungi Ngidi. Australia: 4-165(rr 9.17)
17.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Steven Smith. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by van Biljon.
17.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Alex Carey. Half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
17.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to Steven Smith. Slower ball yorker, outside off stump moves in front working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shamsi.
17.3
.
Lungi Ngidi to Steven Smith. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
17.2
1
Lungi Ngidi to Alex Carey. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
17.1
2
Lungi Ngidi to Alex Carey. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by du Plessis.
In over# 17
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius Wickets : 1
Over 17. 8 runs. Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius. Australia: 4-159(rr 9.35)
16.6
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Alex Carey. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
16.5
3
Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep extra cover for 3 runs, run save by Klaasen.
16.4
W
OUT! Caught. Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man, by Shamsi. These slower balls and cutters are working a treat for the Proteas. Marsh is through his shot way too early and Shamsi has all the time in the world to set himself for the simple catch. Australia are losing their way a little as we approach the death overs.
16.3
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Steven Smith. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
16.2
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
16.1
.
Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Slower length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
16.1
1
Wide Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Off cutter short, wide outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
16.1
1
Wide Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Off cutter length ball, wide outside off stump moves in front Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
In over# 16
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lungi Ngidi Wickets : 1
Over 16. 6 runs. Bowler: Lungi Ngidi. Australia: 3-151(rr 9.44)
15.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Marsh. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
15.5
.
APPEAL! Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Marsh. Full toss, to leg on the front foot working, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. The finger is raised but Marsh instantly wants to review. It didn't look right to the naked eye and ball tracking confirms it was slipping past leg stump. That's why we have DRS.
15.4
.
Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Marsh. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by van Biljon.
15.3
4
FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Marsh. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs. Marsh isn't too bothered by the loss of that wicket, he is straight back on the attack with a ferocious swat to the rope.
15.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lungi Ngidi to Matthew Wade. Length ball, to leg on the back foot Slog, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg, by de Kock. Serious air-time and de Kock holds his nerve, that ball virtually came down with snow on it. Wade almost swung himself off his feet trying to hit it back to Johannesburg and it spooned way up into the sky. Ngidi gets a wicket, he is fantastic at this stage of an innings.
15.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Mitchell Marsh. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
In over# 15
Runs : 10 Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius Wickets : 0
Over 15. 10 runs. Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius. Australia: 2-145(rr 9.67)
14.6
6
SIX! Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. This time Wade is able to latch on with more pace on the ball, crunched into the crowd for a biggie. That really spoils the over, Pretorius will be so disappointed. 200 is still on for Australia.
14.5
.
Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, shy attempt by de Kock.
14.4
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Nortje.
14.4
1
Wide Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Back of a length, off stump moves in front pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
14.3
.
Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
14.2
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Matthew Wade. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.
14.1
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Mitchell Marsh. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nortje.
In over# 14
Runs : 10 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 14. 10 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Australia: 2-135(rr 9.64)
13.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to Mitchell Marsh. Slower ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
13.5
6
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Mitchell Marsh. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. This should help to restore some momentum into proceedings for the tourists. Marsh spots the length early and helps the ball on it's way miles over fine leg.
13.4
2
Kagiso Rabada to Mitchell Marsh. Yorker, middle stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nortje.
13.3
.
Kagiso Rabada to Mitchell Marsh. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Rabada.
13.2
1
Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nortje.
13.1
.
Kagiso Rabada to Matthew Wade. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Klaasen.
In over# 13
Runs : 4 Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi Wickets : 1
Over 13. 4 runs. Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi. Australia: 2-125(rr 9.62)
12.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Matthew Wade. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, Gloved to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.
12.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Mitchell Marsh. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
12.4
W
OUT! L.B.W. Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump moves in front slog sweeping, hit pad to. Up goes the finger, Shamsi really deserved that wicket. Finch was attempting something a bit different, a bit ambitious, and he pays the price as he misses a straight one. Jubilation for the bowler and the hosts, after a tough start they are dragging themselves back into this.
12.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Matthew Wade. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
12.2
.
Tabraiz Shamsi to Matthew Wade. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shamsi.
12.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for 1 run, shy attempt by de Kock.
In over# 12
Runs : 2 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 1
Over 12. 2 runs. Bowler: Anrich Nortje. Australia: 1-121(rr 10.08)
11.6
1
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shamsi.
11.5
.
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Half volley, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
11.4
.
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for no runs, fielded by van Biljon.
11.3
W
OUT! Caught. Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to mid wicket, by Miller. Finally the local fans have something to cheer, Miller circles underneath a high ball and makes no mistake. That was a sharp bumper from Nortje, onto Warner quickly to rush him for pace and balloon up off the edge. South Africa have an opening now, can they put the squeeze on?
11.2
.
Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Leg cutter back of a length, down leg side backing away pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
11.1
1
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Pretorius.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi Wickets : 0
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi. Australia: 0-119(rr 10.82)
10.6
.
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pretorius.
10.5
.
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, run save by van Biljon.
10.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.
10.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, in the air under control to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
10.2
2
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by van der Dussen.
10.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
In over# 10
Runs : 12 Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius Wickets : 0
Over 10. 12 runs. Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius. Australia: 0-114(rr 11.40)
9.6
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ngidi.
9.5
1
Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Nortje.
9.4
6
SIX! Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Oh my word, that is a monumental hit. Warner clears his front leg and swings with alacrity to send the ball soaring into the trees. That's fifty for him, an outstanding knock to match his captain at the other end and a welcome return to the scene of the crime.
9.3
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
9.2
2
Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Klaasen. That's a brutal half century by Finch. He's got a history of gigantic scores in this format so he'll be thinking about another one tonight, not satisfied just yet.
9.1
1
Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Nortje.
In over# 9
Runs : 9 Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi Wickets : 0
Over 9. 9 runs. Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi. Australia: 0-102(rr 11.33)
8.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
8.5
2
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air under control to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Miller.
8.4
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
8.3
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
8.2
4
FOUR! Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Superb footwork gets Warner into the ideal position to smoke this hard and flat back over the bowler's head. South Africa desperately need a wicket, they can't stem the flow of boundaries at the moment.
8.1
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Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Switch Hit, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
In over# 8
Runs : 9 Bowler: Lungi Ngidi Wickets : 0
Over 8. 9 runs. Bowler: Lungi Ngidi. Australia: 0-93(rr 11.62)
7.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
7.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
7.4
1
Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
7.4
1
Wide Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Off cutter length ball, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
7.3
2
Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Yorker, down leg side on the front foot glancing, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by van der Dussen.
7.2
1
Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, inside edge to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
7.2
1
Wide Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
7.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Miller.
In over# 7
Runs : 9 Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi Wickets : 0
Over 7. 9 runs. Bowler: Tabraiz Shamsi. Australia: 0-84(rr 12.00)
6.6
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by du Plessis.
6.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
6.4
2
Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Miller.
6.3
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Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Shamsi.
6.2
4
FOUR! Tabraiz Shamsi to Aaron Finch. Left-Arm Leg Spin back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Rank delivery, easy pickings for Finch as Shamsi drags one down way too short. The powerplay has finished but the carnage certainly hasn't. The sky is the limit for Australia right now.
6.1
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to David Warner. Left-Arm Leg Spin half volley, off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control to long off for 1 run, run save by Miller.
In over# 6
Runs : 12 Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 12 runs. Bowler: Dwaine Pretorius. Australia: 0-75(rr 12.50)
5.6
2
Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nortje. Amazing powerplay for Australia. Finch and Warner have found the boundary regularly and when they haven't done that they have sprinted hard for every single run.
5.5
1
Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
5.4
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Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
5.3
1
Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
5.3
1
Wide Dwaine Pretorius to Aaron Finch. Length ball, down leg side no foot movement shoulders arms, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
5.2
1
Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by van Biljon.
5.1
6
SIX! Dwaine Pretorius to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Walloped miles back into the crowd, that's how to greet a new bowler into the attack. Pretorius doesn't have the pace to bowl that short and Warner's eyes light up straight away.
In over# 5
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lungi Ngidi Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Lungi Ngidi. Australia: 0-63(rr 12.60)
4.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Klaasen.
4.5
1
Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Slower length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by van der Dussen.
4.4
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Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, shy attempt by Shamsi.
4.4
1
Wide Lungi Ngidi to David Warner. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
4.3
1
Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Yorker, to leg on the front foot pushing, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Pretorius.
4.2
4
FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Wow, smashed with sheer impunity by Finch. He is toying with the bowling at the moment, dancing around the crease and finding the middle of the bat.
4.1
4
FOUR! Lungi Ngidi to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Change of bowler but not a change in outcome for the Proteas. Fractionally short and wide, that's all Finch needs to unleash a scything blow.
In over# 4
Runs : 18 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 18 runs. Bowler: Anrich Nortje. Australia: 0-50(rr 12.50)
3.6
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Smeared through the legside, plenty of open space out there and the ball trickles away to the rope. Fifty up for the tourists in the blink of an eye, greeted by silence from the partisan crowd.
3.5
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Off cutter length ball, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. In the slot and hammered down the ground, if you bowl that length to Warner and he will punish you all day long.
3.4
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs. Warner loves width so decides to manufacture some for himself by shifting outside leg stump. Clever batting by the left-hander, South Africa really under the pump in the powerplay.
3.3
1
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to point for 1 run, shy attempt by Miller, fielded by Pretorius.
3.2
4
FOUR! Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved past fine leg for 4 runs.
3.1
1
Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Shamsi.
In over# 3
Runs : 17 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 17 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Australia: 0-32(rr 10.67)
2.6
1
Kagiso Rabada to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot driving, to backward point for 1 run, shy attempt by Miller.
2.5
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to David Warner. Length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past third man for 4 runs. Carved away, that wasn't where Warner was aiming but it was always a safe shot with third man up in the 30-yard circle. Runs flowing for the Aussies.
2.4
1
Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Rabada, fielded by Ngidi.
2.3
6
SIX! Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Boom, that is Finch at his best. Big front dog planted down the pitch and a clean swing of the willow through the line. Put down in the crowd.
2.2
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Leg cutter back of a length, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Nortje. Helped around the corner and some sloppy fielding allows it to slip away to the fence. Rabada is not at all amused.
2.1
1
Kagiso Rabada to David Warner. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Miller, mis-fielded by Pretorius, shy attempt by du Plessis.
In over# 2
Runs : 6 Bowler: Anrich Nortje Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Anrich Nortje. Australia: 0-15(rr 7.50)
1.6
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Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Off cutter length ball, off stump on the back foot working, hit pad back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Nortje.
1.5
1
Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, mis-fielded by van Biljon, fielded by Klaasen.
1.4
1
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, direct hit by Pretorius.
1.3
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Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by van Biljon.
1.2
1
Anrich Nortje to David Warner. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
1.1
3
Anrich Nortje to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to long off for 3 runs, run save by du Plessis, fielded by Pretorius.
In over# 1
Runs : 7 Bowler: Kagiso Rabada Wickets : 0
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Kagiso Rabada. Australia: 0-9(rr 9.00)
0.6
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Kagiso Rabada to David Warner. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by de Kock.
0.5
1
Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Klaasen.
0.4
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Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rabada.
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Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Nortje.
4
FOUR! Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stand and deliver, Finch is off the mark in authoritative fashion. Belligerent batting by the Aussie skipper.
1
Wide Kagiso Rabada to Aaron Finch. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by de Kock.
1
NEW BALL. Kagiso Rabada to David Warner. Seaming in back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, inside edge to gully for 1 run, fielded by van Biljon.
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Start of Australia Innings. Welcome to coverage of the Third T20I between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town. There will be plenty of attention on this match today for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the series is up for grabs after one win each so far for these sides in wildly contrasting contests. With the World Cup on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity to play with the pressure on as if it is a knock-out match or even a final. Secondly, this evening will be a good indication of how close the teams are to finding their ideal formulas and line-ups for that tournament. The tourists seem more settled than the hosts thus far but a win tonight will be a huge confidence boost. Finally, Steven Smith and David Warner return to Newlands for the first time since the ball tampering scandal that rocked the entire sport and had massive repercussions for Australian cricket. The crowd are sure to welcome the visitors in a warm and friendly manner at this scenic ground under the gaze of Table Mountain.
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Start of Innings. Welcome to coverage of the Third T20I between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town. There will be plenty of attention on this match today for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the series is up for grabs after one win each so far for these sides in wildly contrasting contests. With the World Cup on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity to play with the pressure on as if it is a knock-out match or even a final. Secondly, this evening will be a good indication of how close the teams are to finding their ideal formulas and line-ups for that tournament. The tourists seem more settled than the hosts thus far but a win tonight will be a huge confidence boost. Finally, Steven Smith and David Warner return to Newlands for the first time since the ball tampering scandal that rocked the entire sport and had massive repercussions for Australian cricket. The crowd are sure to welcome the visitors in a warm and friendly manner at this scenic ground under the gaze of Table Mountain.
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South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss
In over# 16
Runs : 5 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 16. 5 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. South Africa: 10-96(rr 6.00)
15.3
W
OUT! L.B.W. Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to. There it is, Starc snares his third victim of the night and the tourists win by a huge margin.Australia have thrashed South Africa by 97 runs in Cape Town to seal the T20I series 2-1. The Aussies got off to the perfect start thanks to an opening blitz from Aaron Finch (55) and David Warner (57), leaving the Proteas always fighting to drag the match back their way. They did an okay job with cutters and slower balls working well but a late flourish from Steven Smith meant the target was set at an imposing 194. The hopes of the hosts would have been resting on skipper Quinton de Kock, however he was castled by Mitchell Starc in the first over of the response. From there, wickets tumbled regularly and the spinners worked their magic to secure the series trophy for the visitors. It's been a big learning curve for South Africa over the last few weeks, not managing to win when the pressure was on although they will be stronger for the experience no doubt. Australia confirm their position as hot favourites heading into the World Cup at the end of the year, especially as it is on home turf down under.
15.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Kagiso Rabada. Half volley, to leg on the front foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Starc misses his line fractionally and Rabada uses the pace to tickle it fine.
15.1
1
Mitchell Starc to Tabraiz Shamsi. Back of a length, down leg side no foot movement working, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 15
Runs : 1 Bowler: Ashton Agar Wickets : 2
Over 15. 1 run. Bowler: Ashton Agar. South Africa: 9-91(rr 6.07)
14.6
1
Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
14.5
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Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Starc.
14.4
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Ashton Agar to Tabraiz Shamsi. Quicker ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Agar.
14.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Ashton Agar to Lungi Ngidi. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to. Timber, that's a good old fashioned swipe by Ngidi and he gets nowhere near the ball. Agar has two in two and now fancies bagging himself his second hat-trick of the series. What a performance this has been by Australia.
14.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Ashton Agar to Anrich Nortje. Arm length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, hit pad to. Nortje has delusions of grandeur and attempts a reverse sweep, I'm not sure if he's ever practiced that before because he makes an awful mess of it. Agar fired it in quick and full leaving the umpire with no choice but to raise the finger of doom.
14.1
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Ashton Agar to Anrich Nortje. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Wade.
In over# 14
Runs : 3 Bowler: Mitchell Marsh Wickets : 1
Over 14. 3 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Marsh. South Africa: 7-90(rr 6.43)
13.6
1
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
13.5
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Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
13.4
1
Mitchell Marsh to Kagiso Rabada. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, shy attempt by Cummins.
13.3
1
Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
13.2
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Mitchell Marsh to Anrich Nortje. Length ball, off stump no foot movement working, missed to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Wade.
13.1
W
OUT! L.B.W. Mitchell Marsh to Dwaine Pretorius. Leg cutter length ball, off stump moves in front flick, hit pad to. Marsh comes into the attack and makes an immediate impact. Pretorius aims something violent over the legside but gets pinned in front and it's a simple decision for the umpire. The batsman takes a punt on the review but starts walking off before it's even complete, he can see from the big screen that it is as plumb as it gets. A lovely little cutter there by Marsh, rolling his fingers over the ball just a tiny bit.
In over# 13
Runs : 12 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 1
Over 13. 12 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. South Africa: 6-87(rr 6.69)
12.6
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Pat Cummins to Kagiso Rabada. Off cutter back of a length, down leg side on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Marsh.
12.5
W
OUT! Caught. Pat Cummins to David Miller. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Finch. Slapped straight to the man, Miller hangs his head because he knows that the game is now pretty much gone. Finch on the other hand is over the moon, the celebrations tell you that Australia believe the series belongs to them. Cummins hasn't been at his best so far tonight but you can never keep him out of the wickets column for too long.
12.4
1
Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Off cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
12.4
1
Wide Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Off cutter back of a length, wide outside off stump down the track Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
12.4
1
Wide Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Slower ball bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
12.3
6
SIX! Pat Cummins to Dwaine Pretorius. Back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. That's more like it from South Africa, a towering blow sails way back into the crowd. Pretorius got the length he wanted and used his long levers to great effect.
12.2
1
Pat Cummins to David Miller. Slower ball short, to leg on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
12.1
2
Pat Cummins to David Miller. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Agar.
In over# 12
Runs : 5 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 0
Over 12. 5 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. South Africa: 5-75(rr 6.25)
11.6
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
11.5
1
Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
11.4
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
11.3
1
Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, bottom edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
11.2
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APPEAL! Adam Zampa to Dwaine Pretorius. Slider length ball, middle stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, stumping missed by Carey, appeal made for Stumped. A rare blemish from Australia tonight. Carey should have done better there, a little fumble allowed Pretorius to make it back to safety.
11.1
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Googly back of a length, to leg down the track working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Warner.
In over# 11
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ashton Agar Wickets : 0
Over 11. 5 runs. Bowler: Ashton Agar. South Africa: 5-70(rr 6.36)
10.6
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock length ball, off stump down the track flick, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
10.5
1
Ashton Agar to Dwaine Pretorius. Stock length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Starc.
10.4
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Ashton Agar to Dwaine Pretorius. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Smith.
10.3
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
10.2
1
Ashton Agar to Dwaine Pretorius. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
10.1
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
In over# 10
Runs : 3 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 1
Over 10. 3 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. South Africa: 5-65(rr 6.50)
9.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Adam Zampa to Pite van Biljon. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, missed to. Bamboozled by the googly, Zampa is on fire tonight. Van Biljon had no idea which way that was spinning and it went straight between bat and pad. The series is quickly slipping away from South Africa thanks to some quality bowling from the Aussies.
9.5
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Adam Zampa to Pite van Biljon. Quicker length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Carey.
9.4
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Adam Zampa to Pite van Biljon. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Agar.
9.3
1
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track flick, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
9.2
2
Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Marsh.
9.1
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APPEAL! Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side down the track working, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Agar, appeal made for L.B.W.
In over# 9
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ashton Agar Wickets : 1
Over 9. 5 runs. Bowler: Ashton Agar. South Africa: 4-62(rr 6.89)
8.6
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
8.5
1
Ashton Agar to Pite van Biljon. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
8.4
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
8.3
W
OUT! Caught. Ashton Agar to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Scoop, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short third man, by Zampa. What a grab, Zampa dives full length to pluck it an inch above the turf. Great athleticism and now South Africa are in proper strife. The two Aussie spinners are working wonderfully in tandem to strangle the run rate.
8.2
1
Ashton Agar to David Miller. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
8.1
1
Ashton Agar to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, in the air under control to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 8
Runs : 2 Bowler: Adam Zampa Wickets : 1
Over 8. 2 runs. Bowler: Adam Zampa. South Africa: 3-57(rr 7.12)
7.6
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Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Carey.
7.5
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Adam Zampa to David Miller. Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Cummins.
7.4
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Adam Zampa to David Miller. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Zampa.
7.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen. Googly length ball, outside off stump moves in front Switch Hit, missed to. The pressure was building, something had to give and it's Klaasen who blinks first. Zampa roars with delight as he knocks back middle stump leaving Australia in a position of real dominance. The batsman was attempting to swat it over the offside after changing his stance to that of a left-hander, a really high risk shot that doesn't come off.
7.2
1
Adam Zampa to Rassie van der Dussen. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
7.1
1
Adam Zampa to Heinrich Klaasen. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
In over# 7
Runs : 5 Bowler: Ashton Agar Wickets : 0
Over 7. 5 runs. Bowler: Ashton Agar. South Africa: 2-55(rr 7.86)
6.6
1
Ashton Agar to Heinrich Klaasen. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for 1 run, run save by Richardson. Tidy bowling, the required run rate is already starting to rise alarmingly for the Proteas.
6.5
1
Ashton Agar to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump down the track pushing, thick edge to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
6.4
1
Ashton Agar to Heinrich Klaasen. Stock length ball, outside off stump backing away cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
6.3
1
Ashton Agar to Rassie van der Dussen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
6.2
1
Ashton Agar to Heinrich Klaasen. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
6.1
.
Ashton Agar to Heinrich Klaasen. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to silly mid on for no runs, run save by Agar.
In over# 6
Runs : 9 Bowler: Kane Richardson Wickets : 0
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. South Africa: 2-50(rr 8.33)
5.6
1
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
5.5
2
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Warner.
5.4
1
Kane Richardson to Rassie van der Dussen. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
5.3
4
FOUR! Kane Richardson to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Carved away, that's a rare poor ball by Richardson and it's ruthlessly punished by the batsman. Every boundary results in raucous cheers from the crowd.
5.2
.
Kane Richardson to Rassie van der Dussen. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Agar.
5.1
1
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Smith.
In over# 5
Runs : 9 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. South Africa: 2-41(rr 8.20)
4.6
1
Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
4.5
1
Pat Cummins to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Wade.
4.4
1
Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed back to bowler for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
4.3
1
Pat Cummins to Rassie van der Dussen. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Zampa.
4.2
1
Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
4.1
4
FOUR! Pat Cummins to Heinrich Klaasen. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Intelligent stroke, opening the face of the blade and getting the angles spot on to pierce the gap. The fast outfield does the rest and Klaasen is off to a super start.
In over# 4
Runs : 8 Bowler: Kane Richardson Wickets : 0
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Kane Richardson. South Africa: 2-32(rr 8.00)
3.6
.
Kane Richardson to Rassie van der Dussen. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
3.5
1
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Marsh.
3.4
6
SIX! Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Slower ball short, outside off stump on the front foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Oh yes, off the mark in sumptuous style. Klaasen waits patiently and the ball sits up begging to be hit, he's only too happy to oblige. Beautiful stroke with a full extension of the arms.
3.3
.
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Agar.
3.2
.
Kane Richardson to Heinrich Klaasen. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
3.1
1
Kane Richardson to Rassie van der Dussen. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
In over# 3
Runs : 11 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. South Africa: 2-24(rr 8.00)
2.6
.
Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen. Length ball, off stump no foot movement Steer, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
2.6
1
Wide Mitchell Starc to Heinrich Klaasen. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot shoulders arms, shoulders arms to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Carey, fielded by Marsh.
2.5
W
OUT! Caught. Mitchell Starc to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to third man, by Zampa. Starc strikes again, it's not the best delivery he'll ever bowl but he won't care about that. Du Plessis threw his hands at a ball that probably would've been called wide if he'd left it alone and he could only skew it into the deep. Zampa seemed to lose sight of it in the lights but made an adjustment at the last moment to cling on. South Africa in trouble.
2.4
1
Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Half volley, to leg on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
2.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs. Lovely batting, standing tall and throwing his hands through the line with confidence. South Africa need plenty more of that if they are going to get close to the target.
2.2
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. That's a statement of intent by van der Dussen, forcing the umpire to duck for cover as he nails it back down the ground.
2.2
1
Wide Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Carey.
2.1
.
Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
In over# 2
Runs : 6 Bowler: Pat Cummins Wickets : 0
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 6 runs. Bowler: Pat Cummins. South Africa: 1-13(rr 6.50)
1.6
1
Pat Cummins to Rassie van der Dussen. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
1.5
1
Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis. Slower length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Wade.
1.4
1
Pat Cummins to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, shy attempt by Wade.
1.3
1
Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis. Slower ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Finch.
1.2
.
Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Smith.
1.1
2
Pat Cummins to Faf du Plessis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Zampa.
In over# 1
Runs : 7 Bowler: Mitchell Starc Wickets : 1
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Mitchell Starc. South Africa: 1-7(rr 7.00)
0.6
1
Mitchell Starc to Faf du Plessis. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to square leg for 1 run, fielded by Agar.
0.5
.
Mitchell Starc to Faf du Plessis. Half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Carey.
0.4
W
OUT! Bowled. Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock. Seaming away length ball, off stump on the front foot working, missed to. Cleaned him up with a snorter, middle stump goes tumbling back towards the wicketkeeper - what a sight for the fast bowler. Starc is bang on the money after being spanked for a four to give Australia the wicket they will have been striving for. The South African skipper trudges off, his night is done.
0.3
4
FOUR! Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock. Half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Gorgeous batting from de Kock, a high front elbow and pure timing down the ground. That has got the crowd out of their seats.
0.2
1
Mitchell Starc to Rassie van der Dussen. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Cummins.
1
NEW BALL. Mitchell Starc to Quinton de Kock. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to extra cover for 1 run, run save by Wade, fielded by Warner.
0.1
Start of South Africa Innings.

David Warner

57 (37)

111(69)

Aaron Finch

54 (32)

Aaron Finch

1 (5)

2(7)

Matthew Wade

1 (2)

Matthew Wade

9 (7)

22(16)

Mitchell Marsh

13 (9)

Mitchell Marsh

6 (7)

7(8)

Steven Smith

1 (1)

Steven Smith

8 (7)

15(13)

Alex Carey

7 (6)

Steven Smith

21 (7)

22(8)

Ashton Agar

1 (1)

Quinton de Kock

5 (3)

6(4)

Rassie van der Dussen

1 (1)

Rassie van der Dussen

11 (6)

16(13)

Faf du Plessis

5 (7)

Rassie van der Dussen

11 (10)

33(28)

Heinrich Klaasen

22 (18)

Rassie van der Dussen

1 (2)

2(6)

David Miller

1 (4)

David Miller

5 (5)

6(9)

Pite van Biljon

1 (4)

David Miller

9 (9)

20(17)

Dwaine Pretorius

11 (8)

Dwaine Pretorius

0 (1)

0(2)

Kagiso Rabada

0 (1)

Kagiso Rabada

1 (1)

3(7)

Anrich Nortje

2 (6)

Kagiso Rabada

0 (0)

0(1)

Lungi Ngidi

0 (1)

Kagiso Rabada

4 (2)

6(6)

Tabraiz Shamsi

2 (4)

SA vs AUS Live Score, Streaming TV Channels

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Match Detail

Match:        SA vs AUS Live Score, 3rd T20 Match, 2020
Date:          Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:          04:00 PM GMT
Venue:       Newlands, Cape Town
Prediction: AUS favourite to win

South Africa vs Australia Squads

South Africa Squad
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, JJ Smuts, Bjorn Fortuin, Pite van Biljon
Australia Squad
Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), David Warner, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, D Arcy Short, Sean Abbott, Jhye Richardson

SA vs AUS 2nd T20 Predicted XI

South Africa Predicted 11

Quinton de Kock (c,wk), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia Predicted 11

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

SA vs AUS Head to Head & Last Five Matches

Matches PlayedSA WonAUS WonTieNo Result
2081200

In the 20th match between the two nations in T20i cricket last time out, South Africa secured their eighth win. They had won their previous game before this series too, and Quinton de Kock was their star man with 70 from 47 balls at the top of the order to lead them to 158/4 last time out. Lungi Ngidi took three wickets as the Proteas went on to win by 12 runs.

SA : W L L L W

AUS : L W W W NR

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