Australia Vs South Africa Live Score (T20)

Date: Saturday, 17 November, 2018 13:50 IST Venue: Carrara Oval, Carrara Match Status: Match Ended

South Africa beat Australia by 21 runs

108/6
Overs
10.0
R/R
10.8
Fours
10
Sixes
3
Extras
12
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Farhaan Behardien not out 3 2 0 0
Andile Phehlukwayo not out 2 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jason Behrendorff 1 0 15 0
Billy Stanlake 2 0 23 1
87/7
Overs
10.0
R/R
8.7
Fours
7
Sixes
2
Extras
9
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Nathan Coulter-Nile not out 2 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kagiso Rabada 2 0 21 0
Lungi Ngidi 2 0 16 2
  • The ground looks big and the outfield is not so quick. Australia realized late that they need to bowl well to get wickets - if South Africa manage to contain the top order, this big ground might just prove difficult to chase. Stay tuned...
  • In a 10-over game, you do expect the batsmen to go hammer and tongs. That is exactly what South Africa did. Australia started poorly with the new ball and got hammered, conceding 42 in the Powerplay. They then brought it back a little, thanks to their spinners, with Glenn Maxwell going for just 14 in his 2 overs. The seamers then finished it off nicely towards the end.
  • Well, one would say, that is a handful of a score for South Africa. However, Australia will look at it in this manner - just 10 runs came from the final 2 overs. Will that have an impact on the final outcome? You never know.
  • 9.6 Another play and a miss to end the innings. A length ball outside off, Phehlukwayo swings hard, only to miss again. 4 runs and 2 wickets from the final 2 overs. AUSTRALIA REQUIRE 109 TO WIN!
  • 9.5 Full and outside off, Phehlukwayo goes hard at it but misses.
  • 9.4 A full toss outside off, slapped through covers for a couple.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo walks in at number 8, replacing Morris.
  • 9.3 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Morris bags a duck and the good passage of play for Australia continues. This is full and outside off, Morris swings but the ball takes the outside edge and goes into the mitts of the keeper. Second in the over for Tye and the first half of the final over belongs to Australia.
  • 9.3 Wide! Too outside off, the batsman lets it be.
  • 9.2 A full toss on off, FB can't take full toll of it, he plays it down to long on, only for a run.
  • Chris Morris walks in at number 7. He can tonk a few.
  • 9.1 OUT! Another one bites the dust! A full toss outside off, Miller reaches out to it and hits it uppishly towards sweeper cover. Short there runs in a little and holds onto it. Killer Miller is walking back and Australia fighting back well here.
  • 8.6 A full ball outside off, squeezed over point for a couple. Excellent one from Coulter-Nile. Just 6 runs and a wicket from it. Finally a good one for the Aussies. 104/4
  • 8.5 Huge appeal for LBW, turned down! Wonder why that was not given out. On a length, around middle, David looked to pull but missed. He was hit on the pads and the ball went towards short third man. A quick leg bye taken.
  • 8.4 A slower ball, around middle and off, Miller looks to pull but misses. Is hit on the pads.
  • 8.3 Very full and outside off, Miller squeezes it through cover-point for a couple.
  • Farhaan Behardien walks in next with 10 balls left.
  • 8.2 OUT! Klaasen holes out! Nathan bowls the slower ball on middle, Klaasen tries to clear long on but does not get the elevation he wanted. Maxwell in the deep runs ahead and takes a nice catch. A good start to the penultimate over, a run and a wicket.
  • 8.1 Slower ball to begin with, Miller tries to guide it past the short third man fielder but hits it straight to him. A run taken.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile is back on.
  • 7.6 FOUR! Excellent shot again. The ball is not that bad though. Full and wide outside off, Klaasen reaches out to drive but gets a bit of an outside edge, over the man at backward point, with the ball racing to the fence. 14 from the over, 28 from the last 2! 98/3
  • 7.5 Full and outside off, David drives this uppishly through the covers but Finch has a man stationed to perfection at the extra cover fence. Just a single.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Off the top edge now! A short ball, around middle, Miller looks to pull but the bounce gets big on him. Takes the top edge and goes over the keeper to the fence behind!
  • 7.3 Excellent fielding by Stoinis! This is caressed through covers. Stoinis in the deep runs to his right, dives and saves a couple for his side.
  • 7.2 A low full toss on middle, Klaasen hits it down to long on for a run.
  • 7.1 Just a single from the Free Hit! It is short and on the helmet. It is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for a run. Good change in length by Tye. Miller must have expected a slower ball.
  • 7.1 A poor start that! It must have surely slipped out of his hands. A high full toss outside off, Miller lets it be. He must have been surprised. No ball signaled by the umpire and it is a Free Hit.
  • David Miller is the new man in. Also, Andrew Tye is into the attack.
  • 6.6 OUT! Excellent catch by Maxwell! Great presence of mind by Glenn Maxwell. A short ball, around off, du Plessis pulls it over mid-wicket but does not quite have the timing. For a second, it seems like it will clear the ropes. However, Glenn Maxwell stationed at the mid-wicket fence, watches the ball till the last moment, then leaps, takes the catch, realizes that he is going over, parries it up in the air, comes out and then gobbles it! 84/3
  • 6.5 FOUR! Just over! A high full toss on middle, Faf comes down the track and looks to go over the top but mistimes it. The fielder at mid on leaps but it goes over him and races to the boundary!
  • 6.4 Comes down the track and whips it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 6.3 That has been smashed but straight to the fielder! Short and around off, Faf slaps it hard but straight to covers.
  • 6.3 Excellent running and it also a wide! Klaasen shapes up to play the paddle. Stanlake tries to bowl the slower one but bowls it down the leg side. The batsmen run through for a bye.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Clever, very clever. He makes room and gets a short ball. Knows that third man is up in the ring. He just upper cuts it over that fielder and a boundary results.
  • 6.1 Angles this one onto the pads, Klaasen flicks it through mid-wicket. They run the first one hard, go for the second and complete it. Maxwell there did fire it towards the bowler but Stanlake fails to collect it.
  • Billy Stanlake is back on.
  • 5.6 FOUR BYES? No, runs! Initially it felt like a missed stumping opportunity. But the umpire reckons that there was a piece of wood involved. Another full toss outside off, du Plessis comes down the track and has a wild heave but misses. The ball beats everyone, even the keeper and races to the fence behind. Runs given. 70/2
  • 5.5 A full toss outside off, du Plessis has a wild heave but misses.
  • 5.4 Comes down the track and hits it back to the bowler.
  • 5.3 FOUR! A wicket has fallen but Faf will continue looking for runs. He brings out the sweep shot and nails it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 5.2 A low full toss on middle, Klaasen hits it down to long on for a run.
  • Heinrich Klaasen walks in at number 4, replacing de Kock.
  • 5.1 OUT! STUMPED! Maxwell's very good spell continues! He sees de Kock make room and also step out. Follows him and also bowls it quicker. De Kock tries to force it through the off side but that shot was never on. He misses and Carey behind the stumps, takes the bails off with ease. Quinton who started to struggle after the Powerplay departs and Australia need to keep taking wickets if they are to stem the run flow.
  • 4.6 Another piece of luck! Full and outside off, Faf comes down the track and looks to go inside out but the ball turns away from him and takes the outside edge. It goes in the air but goes over the men running back from backward point and short third man! Two runs taken. 61/1
  • 4.5 FOUR! That has been smoked through the off side! Short and outside off, du Plessis goes back and punches it through the covers for a boundary!
  • 4.4 IN THE AIR AND SAFE! Tossed up outside off stump, du Plessis dances down the track and lofts it over covers but does not get the distance. It lands in no man's land. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 4.3 NOT OUT! Impact is outside off! Australia's only review goes down the drain. A poor one to be honest, the impact always looked outside off. This is tossed up on off, de Kock plants his front foot outside off and goes for the sweep. He misses to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the off side and the batsmen take a leg bye. The bowler in the meantime is appealing but the umpire shakes his head. Finch reviews and replays show the impact is outside off.
  • LBW review! Australia reckon that Quinton de Kock has been adjudged LBW. The umpire has given it not out and Finch wants another look...
  • 4.2 Faf makes room now and he slaps it through covers only for a single.
  • 4.1 Starts off with a short ball on the stumps. de Kock makes room and then cuts it through point for three runs. The outfield is quite big here, we might see quite a few threes. 50 up for South Africa and it has come up in quick time.
  • D'Arcy Short comes on to bowl now. Big gamble.
  • 3.6 Now attempts the reverse sweep but gets hit on the pads. The ball deflects towards mid-wicket. A leg bye taken. 48/1
  • 3.5 Comes down the track but Maxwell fires it in. De Kock looks to cut but is cramped for room. Gets a bottom edge.
  • 3.4 Tossed up on middle stump, Du Plessis comes forward and flicks it towards mid-wicket. They take a single.
  • 3.3 A couple! Faf makes room and tries to go over covers. He ends up slicing it over point and takes a brace.
  • 3.2 Good running! This is fired on the stumps, giving the batsman no room to play with. Quinton tries to defend but gets it off the inner half beside the pitch for a quick run.
  • 3.1 Flatter and on the pads, it is worked around the corner on the leg side for a single.
  • Glenn Maxwell to bowl now.
  • 2.6 Outside off, played towards point. De Kock wants a single but is sent back. 42/1 IN THE POWERPLAY! Real power-hitting. 42/1
  • Faf du Plessis is the new man in.
  • 2.5 OUT! That ends the cameo from Hendricks! That is how every innings will be described tonight. A short ball, much better than the previous ones, coming in at around face height. Hendricks looks to pull again but this time, is cramped for room. Gets a top edge which does not quite clear the fence. Simple catch for Ben McDermott at the fence. Much-needed wicket for Australia.
  • 2.4 FOUR! Bowls again short outside off stump, Hendricks again pulls it towards mid-wicket for a beautiful boundary.
  • 2.3 SIX! 14 from the first three balls! South Africa are off to a flier! Short ball and on the body, too easy for Reeza. He swivels and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a huge one.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! The last over of the Powerplay has started well. Pressure on Nathan now. Slightly short and on off, it sits up to be hit. RH pulls it over mid-wicket and the ball races away.
  • 2.1 FOUR LEG BYES! Poor start by him! Down the leg side, Hendricks fails to flick it, the ball brushes the pads and races to the fine leg fence.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile is into the attack.
  • 1.6 SIX! Beautiful shot. Bowls full outside off stump, de Kock lofts it over mid off for a biggie. 24/0
  • Change of bats for de Kock.
  • 1.5 Full outside off stump, de Kock hits it towards mid off.
  • 1.4 Pitched around leg, Quinton has a massive heave but misses. Is hit high on the pads and the Aussies appeal but in vain.
  • 1.3 Full and outside off, a massive swing from de Kock but no connection.
  • 1.2 Bowls wide outside off stump, Hendricks cuts it towards point. The batsmen take a single.
  • 1.2 WIDE! Bowls down the leg side, Hendricks lets it go.
  • 1.1 Full and around middle, de Kocik swings hard but the ball goes off the inner half through square leg. A single taken.
  • Billy Stanlake to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Outside off, a swing and a miss. 15 RUNS from the opening over! 15/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Hendricks gets going too! On a length outside off, Reeza punches this between cover and mid off and gets a boundary!
  • 0.4 Full and outside off, punched through point for three runs.
  • 0.3 SIX! Down the leg side, de Kock flicks it wayyy over square leg! This is not a small ground, mind you.
  • 0.2 Excellent fielding. Full and outside off, Quinton drives it through the covers where Ben McDermott dives to his right and makes a brilliant stop.
  • 0.1 Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a couple.
  • Out come the players to the middle. Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks will start off the innings for South Africa. Jason Behrendorff to bowl first up, to de Kock. Here we go!
  • TOSS - Right then. Birthday boy Aaron Finch has won the toss and AUSTRALIA WILL CHASE. Totally decision taken based on the conditions, nothing else.
  • WEATHER - It seems to have cleared up, though it is hard to tell in the night sky whether it is overcast or not. There is a massive thunderstorm just around the corner, so hopefully, this T10 match gets completed by then.
  • Sadly, the name itself takes the excitement of the contest away. A 10-over shootout literally means bashing, means cricket will go to the cleaners. Hopefully, we get some sort of an entertainment.
  • HURRAY! Let's have it again. HURRAY! Wow. What a phenomenal effort from the groundstaff. Till 30 minutes ago, we were ready to pack our bags and go home. Did not feel like we would have a game. But here we are. The folks taking care of their ground have strut their stuff and lo, behold! We have a game. Albeit, a 10-over contest.

Australia Vs South Africa Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • That is it from this game. Australia endure another forgetful series, losing the ODI series 1-2 and not able to win the one-off T20I either. Their next opponent is an even fiercer one, with India confidently set to test themselves, rather than the Kangaroos. Do join us for that series which begins from Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the 'Gabba, at 5.50 pm local (0750 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • TABRAIZ SHAMSI HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. He praises the new-ball bowlers for setting up the win. Adds that their work made the job easier for him, as with the required run-rate mounting, the batsmen were always going to go after him and on a large ground, it helped him. Is very happy with the win, citing that South Africa had planned a lot for this tour of Australia and it has worked out well.
  • Victorious South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, is now up for a chat. He starts by crediting the bowlers for the way they bowled in this game. Mentions they assessed the conditions during their batting and had a plan which they executed well. Further adds Australia was always going to be a tough challenge and he is pleased they have won both the white-ball formats. Ends by saying, they will head to South Africa with their heads held high.
  • Australian captain Aaron Finch says that South Africa got off to a good start but praises his team for coming back well towards the end. Laments the top order not getting starts as the key to the loss. Says that in a 10-over game, everything needs to be right and in the end, he feels that South Africa's Powerplay with the bat was the instrumental rod in their win. Is not too fussed with this loss and says that the team is still positive and is geared up for the series against India. Requests all the Aussie fans not to give up hope and there is plenty of talent in this team, stressing further that even though the results are not going their way, the change of fortunes is not far.
  • South Africa were clinical once again. Apart from Rabada, every bowler got a wicket, with Ngidi, Morris and Phehlukwayo taking 2 each. The Proteas will be happy with the latter 2, filling out the fifth bowler options heading into the 2019 World Cup. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
  • Glenn Maxwell says they were left with a lot to do after they lost a few wickets in the Powerplay. Admits they started poorly and then could not recover. Mentions that there are not many positives that can be taken out of this game and hopes to improve against India. On the catch he took to dismiss Faf du Plessis, he says he does practice it a lot of times and he is happy to have pulled it off. Further adds that they are prepared for India and despite this loss they are looking forward for that game. Ends by saying the conditions did not change a lot, the wicket got a little slow in the second half but it was still a good surface.
  • Glenn Maxwell was the only Aussie to fight it out in the middle. He swung and missed a lot but ended up playing till the last ball. He was one of only two batsmen who could muster double digits in this Aussie side. Here he is, for a chat.
  • To chase down a total of 109, Australia needed their top order to fire but it got doused out inside the Powerplay itself. The choice of shots was extremely poor and though one might argue that a 10-over shootout does not vouch for techniques, better choice might have given them some gain. The loss is just by 21 runs, in spite of batting poorly. So if the top order had played just a bit sensibly, might have even won this.
  • A comfortable win for South Africa. Their second victory over the Aussies in T20Is Down Under. Thoroughly deserved.
  • 9.6 OUT! A wicket from the final ball! A high full toss, Maxwell tries to go big but does not get it off the middle. It lobs towards Behardien who comes running in from long on and takes it. Customary handshakes going on now as SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 21 RUNS!
  • 9.5 Full and on the pads, NCN flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. So Maxwell will face the last ball.
  • 9.4 Swing but the batsman connects with thin air.Slower ball outside off, Nathan is way too early into the shot and he misses.
  • 9.3 Dot ball. Unless Ngidi bowls a really poor over, consisting of no balls and wides, South Africa have won this. Follows the batsman down the leg side, Coulter-Nile desperately swings hard but misses.
  • 9.3 WIDE. A slower one but it is well outside off, Coulter-Nile is early into his pull and misses.
  • 9.2 Excellently bowled. Full and just around off, Maxi can only get it towards mid off. Just a single.
  • 9.1 SIX! Full and straight, Maxwell backs away and finally connects. Swings it down the ground and clears long on. 25 needed from 5 balls. Still a chance?
  • Lungi Ngidi to bowl the final over.
  • 8.6 Almost a yorker, Maxwell jams it out towards mid-wicket for a run. 31 from the last 6. 5 maximums and one single. Only sounds easy though. 78/6
  • 8.5 FOUR! TOP EDGE! Short and quick on the middle pole, Maxwell goes for the pull but gets a top edge over the keeper and into the fine leg fence.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Boundaries on every delivery also won't do. Maxwell once again walks right across and then helps the bouncer on its way to the fine leg fence.
  • 8.4 WIDE! A little too harsh on the bowler. It is a bumper on the body. Maxwell shuffles across and goes for the pull but misses. The umpire has signaled a wide. Rabada is not happy.
  • 8.3 Backs a long way down the leg side, Maxi swings hard, only to miss again.
  • Huh? What happened there? Rabada has delivered the ball but it has gone to the man at point! Kagiso complains, saying that it should not be a no ball because it barely reached the batsman! The umpires confer and then agree. Dead ball signalled.
  • 8.2 Follows the batsman again, outside leg, Coulter-Nile is cramped for room and jams his bat down. Gets it off the inner half towards square leg. A run taken.
  • 8.1 A slower ball, short in length, following the batsman, Maxwell swings hard, only to miss. The ball runs down to third man and a single is taken. Must have been an inside edge then.
  • Kagiso Rabada to bowl the 9th over.
  • 7.6 NOT OUT! No, Nathan's dive has saved him. A full toss around off, Maxwell smashes it towards extra cover where Faf collects it on the bounce with a dive forward. The batsmen go for a run, du Plessis gets on his feet and then throws it to the keeper who collects it and whips the bails off. The players appeal and the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and it shows Nathan is safe. His dive and the throw being just a touch wide save him. The good thing for Australia is, Maxwell will be on strike. 66/6
  • Is that a run out? Coulter-Nile is the man in question... Maxwell wanted the single while Nathan was caught napping. He has put in the dive... but South Africa rarely miss run outs. Is this wicket number 7?
  • 7.6 Down the leg side, Maxwell tries to flick but misses. Wide signaled!
  • 7.5 A bumper outside off, Maxwell tries to upper cut it but misses.
  • 7.4 Another swing and a miss! This is slightly short and on middle, Maxwell heaves across the line but misses.
  • 7.3 No hat-trick. Once more, the Big Show backs away to the leg side, ready to flash hard. But this time, Morris smartly slips in a slow one and Maxwell is already through with his shot by the time the ball arrives. Another play and a miss.
  • 7.2 Backs away again, does Maxi, this time the length is short, he flays it over backward point now and gets another brace.
  • 7.1 Full and straight, Maxwell backs away and guides it towards backward point. Andile Phehlukwayo doves over the ball and only gets a hand to it. Tabraiz Shamsi tracks it down from short third man and the batsmen get a couple.
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile, Australia's highest scorer during their T20I series against Pakistan in the Middle East, comes out to the middle. Do Australia still have a sniff? Chris Morris returns as well.
  • 6.6 OUT! Carey holes out! He just had to go for it and falls in the attempt of doing so. Uses his feet to this tossed up delivery. It was bowled nice and slow. Carey tries to clear long off but does not get the distance he would have liked. Klaasen there takes it above his head. 49 more needed in 18. Maxwell will need to do this all by himself. 60/6
  • 6.5 Tosses this up around middle, Maxwell swings but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 6.4 Flatter and on the shorter side this time, Carey slaps it down towards long off for just a run this time.
  • 6.3 Full and around middle, slogged straight back this time. Down the ground, for two more. Hat-trick!
  • 6.2 Another slog sweep, this one goes a bit further, away from the man in the deep. Two more to the total.
  • 6.1 Full and outside off, Carey looks to play the slog sweep but miscues it. However, the large ground keeps the ball safe and David Miller charging in from deep mid-wicket cannot get to it. A couple taken.
  • 5.6 SIX! Going, going and gone! Much-needed for Australia and they need to continue. 57 from 24 is the equation. Full and on the leg pole. Maxwell clears his front leg and thwacks it over the mid-wicket fence. 52/5
  • 5.5 Maxwell comes down the track and hits it towards extra cover for a couple.
  • 5.4 Another length ball on off, Carey guides it to point for a run. Singles won't bother Faf at this stage.
  • 5.3 Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
  • Alex Carey walks in at number 7, replacing McDermott.
  • 5.2 OUT! Caught behind! 5th wicket down for Australia and a different mode of dismissal for McDermott this time. A length ball, around middle, Ben gets across a long way and tries to lap-pull. However, he barely makes any contact. In fact, the ball takes the feather of the bat and goes behind. De Kock celebrates and Phehlukwayo appeals. Up goes the umpire's finger!
  • 5.1 A slower ball outside off, Maxwell is early into his slog, backing away to the leg side but somehow manages to club it towards Farhaan Behardien at long on for a single.
  • 4.6 Fires it wide outside off, Ben tries to go downtown but once again misses. The ball stayed a touch low there. Just 4 from the over, excellent start by Shamsi. 42/4
  • 4.5 Brings the reverse sweep out but fails to connect.
  • 4.4 Shuffles right across and Shamsi bowls it full outside off, Ben sweeps it through square leg for a brace.
  • 4.3 Dropped short, heaved towards mid-wicket for just a run.
  • 4.2 Full and around middle, reverse swept straight to short third man.
  • 4.1 A long hop to start, outside off, the googly, punched down to long off for a single.
  • Spin time. Tabraiz Shamsi introduced. Australian spinners exerted control. The Saffa would be hoping to emulate them.
  • 3.6 Full and on middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for a run. 11 runs but a big wicket from it. 38/4
  • Ben McDermott walks in at number 6, replacing Stoinis. He has been dismissed 3 times in T20Is so far, been run out every time.
  • 3.5 OUT! Australia are falling like nine pins and they are now staring down the barrel. Andile bowls it full and wide outside off, Stoinis drives it square on the off side, does not keep it down and substitute Aiden Markram at point takes an easy catch. Stoinis walks back cheaply too.
  • 3.4 FOUR! Powered! This guy is a strong man and he can really hit them hard. Full and very wide outside off, so wide if he would have left it, it would have been called a wide. He though goes after it and smashes it through covers and the ball races away.
  • 3.3 Works it through mid-wicket for a run. De Kock gets a horror of a throw and he is not happy with the fielder.
  • 3.2 Down the leg side again, flicked towards fine leg for a single.
  • 3.2 WIDE. Slower delivery but down the leg side. Stoinis misses his flick.
  • 3.1 Excellent effort from Lungi Ngidi! Full and down the leg side, Maxwell tickles this fine. The ball races away to the fence but Lungi races across the turf and puts in a desperate slide. Manages to save a run for his side.
  • Marcus Stoinis walks in at number 5, replacing Lynn. Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl as well.
  • 2.6 OUT! BOWLED 'EM! No. 3 goes down and it is a corker of a yorker to get the dangerous Lynn. Chris fails to bring his bat down in time and the ball hits the stumps. Two wickets in the over for Morris and now the target looks a far-fetched one. 27/3
  • 2.5 Back of a length on the body, Maxwell defends it onto the ground and take a quick run.
  • Glenn Maxwell is the new man in at number 4, replacing Short.
  • 2.4 OUT! STRAIGHT TO THE MAN! Short bags a golden duck! Full and outside off, it is in the zone for Short. He hits it but straight into the hands of Phehlukwayo at covers who takes an easy catch. Australia have lost two in quick succession and are in trouble now. They need 83 in 44.
  • 2.3 Full and around off, CL hits it straight back. But it is so straight, that it hits the stumps at the other end and deflects away. A single taken.
  • 2.2 FOUR! A short ball, around middle, Chris looks to pull but mistimes it. However, it is good enough to clear mid on and he gets a boundary!
  • 2.1 A short ball outside off, Lynn swings but misses.
  • D'Arcy Short walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper. Meanwhile, Chris Morris to bowl the final over of the Powerplay.
  • 1.6 OUT! TIMBER! The dropped catch has not cost South Africa much! Ngidi draws first blood and he is pumped up. A wild swing there, a blind swing I should say. Finch comes down the track and tries to go over the leg side without watching the ball. He misses by a long way as the ball stays a touch low and shatters the stumps behind. Finch walks back disappointed and South Africa needed this wicket. They will try and get things under their control now. 21/1
  • 1.5 Back of a length on off, Finch goes back and keeps it out.
  • 1.4 DROPPED! That was a skier! Never easy those but you expect someone playing at this stage to take it. A short ball and it is on the body of Finch. He is cramped for room as he tries to pull it. The ball takes the top edge and goes high up in the air. So high that it comes down with snow on it. Andile Phehlukwayo runs behind, judges it well but can't hang onto it. A let off for Finch and this can prove costly. The batsmen take two.
  • 1.3 Punches this back to the bower who is not able to stop it. A quick single to mid off.
  • 1.2 The batsman has been struck on the thigh pad. One run added to the total. Leg bye signalled by the umpire.
  • 1.1 FOUR! Bowls full on the leg stump, Finch comes forward and flicks it towards square leg for a beautiful boundary. The fielder positioned tried to stop but made a mess of it.
  • Lungi Ngidi to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 A dot to end but an excellent start for Australia. Lynn once again swings but gets a bottom edge towards the keeper. De Kock does well to dive to his left and make a good stop. 13/0
  • 0.5 FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! This is more convincing than the last one. Full and outside off, not a good ball with the third man up. Lynn slices it over that fielder and into the fence.
  • 0.4 FOUR JUST OVER! Reeza was a few meters inside the ropes and the ball just about goes over him. Heart-in-mouth moment for Lynn. Once again he brings out the slog. It goes off the inner half uppishly towards Hendricks who runs to his right, jumps and stretches his hand out but can't get to it. Boundary.
  • 0.3 A short ball, following the batsman, Lynn looks to pull but misses.
  • 0.2 FOUR LEG BYES! Down the leg side, Lynn looks to flick it towards fine leg but the ball goes off his hips. Lungi Ngidi gets across from short fine leg but slips while sliding. Then, he gets up and tries to give it a chase but the ball wins the race.
  • 0.1 Good length delivery on middle stump, Finch flicks it towards square leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • We are back for the chase! The Australian openers Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn make their way out to the middle. BOOM BOOM is what their approach will be, one would believe. For South Africa Kagiso Rabada will open the bowling. Here we go...

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4397 116
2 England 5310 108
3 South Africa 3712 106
4 New Zealand 2834 105
5 Australia 3663 102
6 Sri Lanka 3888 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6918 126
2 India 7000 121
3 New Zealand 4803 112
4 South Africa 4985 111
5 Pakistan 4370 102
6 Australia 3980 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 4979 138
2 India 5298 126
3 England 2586 118
4 Australia 3266 117
5 South Africa 2502 114
6 New Zealand 2803 112