As it happened: SA v Oz - 1st T20

2014-03-09 16:00

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16:01 - PICTURE

FRUSTRATION IS... SA skipper Faf du Plessis and all-rounder Albie Morkel... (Gallo Images)

15:57 - An unfortunate day in Port Elizabeth!

But join us again on Wednesday for the second T20 at Kingsmead in Durban. The third and final match is scheduled for SuperSport Park in Centurion next Friday. Both games will start at 18:00.

Have a good evening...

15:54 - PICTURE

Rain got the better of proceedings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday... - Gallo Images


The first T20 international has officially been abandoned due to rain.

The second match in the three-game series is to be played in Durban on Wednesday (18:00 start).

Lets hope for better weather there!

15:32 - TWEET

More rain at St George's. Can't see any play taking place here today... #SAvsAus #KFCT20- Daron Mann


Hosing down... - Neil Manthorp


The rain has hit again and the covers are fully back on... sigh

15:11 - PICTURE

The roller is on as coaches meet #SAvAUS - CA Digital Media

15:07 - Better news, the covers have been taken off the pitch and the roller is currently in use...

But still no official announcement.

14:57 - PICTURE

Darren Lehmann and Cameron White talking to the St George's Park curator. Inspection soon #SAvAUS - CA Digital Media

14:53 - PICTURE

Famous St.George's Park band entertaining us in the indoor nets... Neil Manthorp

14:33 - PICTURE

We'll know more at 3pm - CA Digital Media

14:31 - News coming in is that there will be a ground inspection by the umpires at 15:00. So, holding thumbs...

14:16 - It has stopped raining and the sky is looking a bit brighter. We may still get a game in...

14:12 - The square is covered, but the outfield is not under any protection.

A delayed start has been confirmed... but still uncertain if there will be any action...

14:04 - PICTURE

 A wet St George's Park...  - (Gallo Images)

14:01 - Remember, 5 overs a side constitutes a game in T20 cricket. So we could see a little mini-game if possible...

13:56 - Bad news folks. It is raining quite heavily in Port Elizabeth today and still uncertain if there will be any action.

But we'll keep you updated on the happenings from St George's Park.

9:26 - ***The match is scheduled to start at 14:30***


Kyle Abbott has been added to the Proteas T20 squad to play against Australia in the three-match T20 International series.

Click HERE for the full article...


A hamstring injury will keep SA fast bowler Dale Steyn of out of the first two T20 internationals against Australia.

Click HERE for the full article...


Hershelle Gibbs and Paul Harris have suggested David Miller and AB de Villiers should move up the order for the Proteas in T20I's.

Click HERE for the full article...


A reminder of the Proteas' tour itinerary against Australia


February 12-16, First Test, Centurion - Australia won by 281 runs
February 20-24, Second Test, St George's Park - South Africa won by 231 runs
March 1-5, Third Test, Cape Town - Australia won by 245 runs


March 9, First T20, St George's Park - 14:30
March 12, Second T20, Kingsmead - 18:00
March 14, Third T20, Centurion - 18:00


South Africa:

F du Plessis*, KJ Abbott, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, BE Hendricks, Imran Tahir, DA Miller, JA Morkel, M Morkel, WD Parnell, AM Phangiso, DW Steyn, LL Tsotsobe


GJ Bailey*, DT Christian, NM Coulter-Nile, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, BJ Haddin†, MC Henriques, BJ Hodge, GB Hogg, GJ Maxwell, JM Muirhead, MA Starc, DA Warner, SR Watson, CL White


- Johan Cloete (South Africa) and Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)
TV umpire - Shaun George (South Africa)
Match referee - Chris Broad (England)
Reserve umpire - Karl Hurter (South Africa)

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the first T20 between South Africa and Australia from St George's Park in Port Elizabeth!


  • Sandy Billy - 2014-03-09 10:29

    Is the weather going to permit a match to be played today?

      Sihle Zondie - 2014-03-09 10:48

      It had better,i cleared my Sunday schedule for this one.Maybe someone from PE can give us an update

  • Roddy Fox - 2014-03-09 10:47

    Pouring with rain here in Grahamstown, anyone know if the T20 match is on this afternoon in PE?

  • taryn.ferreira.52 - 2014-03-09 12:37

    It is pouring here.

  • Nadia Comley - 2014-03-09 12:46

    No play today, raining all day.

  • Sihle Zondie - 2014-03-09 13:18

    Well this sux!

  • Ntsikelelo X Sululu - 2014-03-09 13:25

    There will b no match its raining non stop here in PE

  • Nekele Nekele - 2014-03-09 15:12

    eish on my the match on how is de rain in PE help frndz

  • Berto Petra Mostert - 2014-03-09 15:15

    Sorry guys - raining heavily where I live ± 2 km west of stadium!

      Zahid Rehman - 2014-03-09 15:42

      is it still raining

  • Zahid Rehman - 2014-03-09 15:40

    share another pic plz

  • Zahid Rehman - 2014-03-09 15:41

    plz sahare another pic

  • wendy.williamson.56 - 2014-03-09 16:29

    Guess what? Rain predicted in Durbs so don't think cricket on the cards for Wednesday

  • Rob Martin - 2014-03-09 16:49

    Nothing happened.

  • David Peterson - 2014-03-09 17:42

    "As it happened" It didn't....

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