South Africa
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
Match played at SuperSport Park, Centurion, on 14 Mar 2014
Australia in SA

As it happened: SA v Oz - 3rd T20

2014-03-14 17:15
Last Updated at 21:40

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RESULT: Australia won by six wickets and win the series 2-0.

21:08 - PICTURE

Mitchell Starc (2 for 16) received the man-of-the-match award... (AFP)

21:00 - SUMMARY

Lots to ponder for South Africa ahead of the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh!

The bowling up front is an issue, especially with Lonwabo Tsotsobe opening. He was again highly ineffective tonight.

Dale Steyn and Morné Morkel will no doubt strengthen the line-up but won’t be as effective in subcontinent conditions.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir (2 for 21) was the only positive out of this game from a bowling point of view and he’ll be vital to South Africa’s cause in the World T20.

Partnerships among the batsmen is also a big concern and Hashim Amla looks out of sorts in this format.

However, the Proteas do have some big hitters in Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, David Miller and Albie Morkel. This quartet will be key during the event…

South Africa's first match is against Sri Lanka in Chittagong on Saturday, March 22.

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Man-of-the-match: Mitchell Starc (2-16 in four overs)

Man-of-the-series: Quinton de Kock (82 runs)

20:52 - PICTURE

Shane Watson punishes South Africa... (AFP)

20:50 - TWEET

Quite some defeat for South Africa. Lost by six wickets with five overs to spare. Lots to think about ahead of #wt202014. #cricket - Firdose Moonda

20:46 - OVERS 15: A quick two runs off the final Duminy delivery sees the Aussies home in no time...

20:44 - Another SIX, this time by Hodge, as Amla drops it right on the boundary edge. He didn't time his jump correctly there... 

20:44 - Duminy is back on and is immediately smacked for SIX by Bailey. 10 runs to win..

20:43 - Tahir finishes with 2 for 21 in his 4 overs. Impressive!

20:42 - OVERS 14. Australia 112/4.

20:40 - Brad Hodge, Wednesday's man-of-the-match, is next in.

20:39 - WICKET! Tahir, back in the attack, strikes! He has Watson caught by Du Plessis at mid-off after a complete mis-hit. 

Australia 107/4 after 13.1 overs.

20:38 - OVERS 13: Australia 107/3. Lucky wicket for Hendricks but he'll feel much better after that over.

20:37 - Hendricks wasn't even appealing for that and replays showed it missed the stumps (down leg) but was given out. Hendricks' first international wicket though...

20:35 - WICKET! Maxwell (17) is out lbw off the bowling of Hendricks. Australia 105/3 after 12.4 overs.

20:33 - Hendricks now replaces Tahir. Why? Tahir has bowled three overs, 1 for 17... Hendricks 0 for 17 in two...sigh

No use sparing Tahir for the end as the game will be over by then...

Maybe Faf feels the game is lost and he just wants to see how Hendricks goes...

20:32 - OVERS 12: Australia 103/2.

18 off that last Morkel over!

20:31 - Maxwell cuts a short and wide Morkel ball for four to bring up Australia's 100, off 11.5 overs.

20:30 - And... another SIX by Watson. This time straight behind bowler Morkel.

20:29  - SA's seamers are just not bowling the correct length here tonight!

20:28 - Albie Morkel is back on only to be smacked onto the embankment by Watson.

20:27 - OVERS 11: Australia 85/2.

10 off that last Tahir over.

20:26 - Powerful sweep by Maxwell sees him hit Tahir to the boundary and relieve more pressure...

20:24 - OVERS 10: Australia 75/2. They require 54 to win off 60 balls

At this stage, South Africa were 59/3.

20:23 - The Aussies have slowed down considerably now...But the required rate is still below a run a ball...

20:22 - Parnell appeals for a caught behind, but it's called a wide down leg side...

20:20 - Parnell now back on, replacing Morkel.

20:19 - OVERS 9: Australia 69/2. Tahir making things happen here. He has shown how valuable he'll be in Bangladesh during the World T20.

20:17 - Glenn Maxwell is the next man in.

20:15 - WICKET! Danger-man Finch is out for 39. Caught in the deep by Miller off Tahir. Australia 67/2 off 8.1 overs.

20:14 - OVERS 8: Australia 67/1.

They require 62 to win off 72 balls. Should canter home...

20:12 - DID YOU KNOW?

Aaron Finch's strike rate in T20 international cricket is a whopping 170!

20:11 - Albie Morkel is now on to bowl.

20:10 - PICTURE

ON FIRE... Aaron Finch (AFP)

20:10 - OVERS 7: Australia 59/1. Only four runs off Tahir's first over. He'll be valuable in the World T20 in Bangladesh. The conditions will suit him... as was the case for the 2011 World Cup in India.

20:08- Imran Tahir into the attack now.

20:07 - OVERS 6: Australia 55/1.

20:06 - Watson drives to Tsotsobe at short mid-on. It bounces short of him. No ways he was going to catch that. At least he stopped it....

20:05 - TWEET

Fortunately none of us will remember this T20 series in a year's time - Simon Borchardt

20:05 - 50 up for Australia after 5.3 overs.

20:04 - Hendricks now back on for a another try...

20:03 - OVERS 5: Australia 47/1. Finch not slowing down. Drives Parnell for four immediately after the wicket fell.

20:02 - Shane Watson is next in.

20:01 - WICKET! White (14) is caught at third man by Tahir off the bowling of Parnell. Australia 43/4 after 4.5 overs.

It was a short ball which he tried to glide for six, but didn't quite pan out that way...

19:59 - Finch on fire. He pulls another short delivery to the boundary...That went like a tracer bullet!

19:57 - Wayne Parnell is on to replace Hendricks.

19:57 - OVERS 4: Australia 38/0.

At this stage in their innings, South Africa were 22/2.

19:54 - Tsotsobe continues to bowl too wide and is cut to the boundary by Finch.

19:52 - OVERS 3: Australia 27/0. Good last ball by Hendricks who cuts White in half, but it missed the edge despite 'keeper De Kock appealing...

19:51 - Boundaries coming thick and fast. Hendricks bowling too short and wide.

19:50 - Finch is on fire here. Already three boundaries...

19:49 - Beuran Hendricks now replaces Duminy. Safe to say that experiment didn't pay off...

19:48 - OVERS 2: Australia 18/0. A better start by Tsotsobe, but still not good enough...

19:44 - Lonwabo Tsotsobe to bowl the second over. Lets hope he doesn't start like he did in Durban on Wednesday when he went for 21...

19:43 - OVERS 1: Australia 10/0. Back-to-back fours from Finch to end the first over.

19:42 - Finch gets a top edge off the second ball, but it lands in no-man's land behind 'keeper De Kock...

19:40 - Off-spinner JP Duminy will open the bowling!

Aaron Finch and Cameron White are at the crease...

19:39 - Welcome back for the second innings...

19:35 - PICTURE

You don't want to get clamped #SAvAUS - CA Digital Media

19:29 - OVERS 20: SA 128/7.

Not the best total but not as bad as it seems.

The pitch is slow and if South Africa's spinners (Tahir and Duminy) can bowl well, then they'll have a chance...

19:29 - Great fielding by Aaron Finch prevents a Parnell boundary off the last ball. Last partnership 25 off 22 balls...

19:26 - Hendricks dances down the track and hits a SIX on the leg side! At least the Proteas have more than a run a ball now...

19:26 - Coulter-Nile to bowl the final over.

19:25 - OVERS 19: SA 116/7.

19:24 - TWEET

What's happening in Pretoria bigger crowd at Cricket than at the Bulls matches lol ? - Rob Louw

19:21 - OVERS 18: SA 110/7.

19:19 - TWEET

Beer an' Hendricks is probably an accredited cocktail. Does any other international cricketer have such a perfectly boozy name? #savaus - Test Match Sofa

19:16 - OVERS 17: SA 104/7. I guess 140 is out the reckoning now?

19:16 - Beuran Hendricks is next in.

19:14 - WICKET! Next ball, Morkel is clean bowled by Starc for 18. 

SA 103/7  after 16.3 overs.

19:14 - Another SIX from Morkel to bring up the 100!

19:12 - OVERS 16: SA 97/6.

If they can get to about 140 it would be a competitive total. Morkel key now as Mitchell Starc comes back on to bowl. That means 43 off the last 24 balls...

19:11 - Morkel opens his arms and smacks a slower ball from Watson over midwicket into the crowd...

19:10 - TWEET

Proteas fans, worry not. This is just a trick to ensure expectations are subterranean ahead of the WT20, and then Boom! Success! Maybe? - Cricket365

19:08 - Shane Watson is now into the attack.

19:08 - OVERS 15: SA 86/6.

19:07 - Parnell plays arguably the best shot of the innings. Drives Henriques straight down the ground for four...

19:04 - OVERS 14: SA 81/6.

Hogg finished with four overs, two for 31.

Wayne Parnell is the next batsman in.

19:02 - WICKET! De Kock (41) moves back and edges a Hogg delivery which turned sharply. Good catch by 'keeper Haddin. 

SA 81/6 after 13.5 overs. Not really what I ordered from De Kock...

19:02 - At the current rate, the Proteas will finish on 118. Eight an over takes them to 133, with ten an over helping them to 147.

18:59 - De Kock must now play the senior role and look to bat through. This is clearly a pitch where you need time to get in on, so he must slightly curb his natural instincts and make sure he stays there until the end...

18:58 - OVERS 13: SA 77/5

18:57 - Home-town hero Albie Morkel is next in.

18:57 - PICTURE

Moises Henriques celebrates... (AFP)

18:56 - WICKET! Miller is caught in the covers by Bailey off the bowling Henriques for 2. Slower ball fooled him...

SA 75/5 after 12.4 overs. 

18:54  - This pitch is very two-paced. 140 may be a very good score...

18:54 - Henriques back on.

18:53 - OVERS 12: SA 72/4.

Maxwell finishes his four overs. Two wickets for only 19 runs!

18:49 - OVERS 11: SA 68/4.

Big caught behind appeal off Miller's first ball by 'keeper Haddin. Given not out and rightly so. No edge there!

Haddin clearly tried to fool the umpire! Bowler Hogg played along... but good work by umpire Shaun George!

18:49 - Danger-man David Miller is next in.

18:48 - WICKET! De Villiers is caught on the boundary by Brad Hodge off the bowling Hogg for 11.

SA 68/4 off 10.4 overs.

18:46 - De Kock, cutting a bit of a frustrated figure, moves down the pitch and smacks Hogg over long-on for SIX! Single off the next ball!

18:45 - The Proteas must look to get between 90 and 100 off the last 10 overs to post a good total.

18:44 - OVERS 10: SA 59/3. 

5.9 per over is not going to cut it! Only 3 off the last over as Hogg continues...

18:42 - TWEET

AB de Villiers just hit a ball for six by accident - Peter Miller

18:42 - Coulter-Nile back on...

18:41 - OVERS 9: SA 56/3.

18:39 - De Villiers pulls Hogg over midwicket for SIX to bring up South Africa's HALF-CENTURY!

He slightly mis-timed it but it still went way over the ropes! It even made a horrible sound off the bat!

18:36 - OVERS 8: SA 46/3.

18:36 - Off-spin clearly working here tonight. Expect Duminy to bowl a few later...

18:35 - AB de Villiers is next in.

18:34 - WICKET! Duminy is caught at deep cover (Henriques) off the bowling of Maxwell for 13. SA 44/3 after 7.3 overs.

18:32 - OVERS 7: SA 43/2.

18:32 - De Kock next opts to sweep and finds the boundary!

18:31 - De Kock looking to take Hogg on, but is struggling. Ball skidding through nicely...

18:29 - Another spinner now in - 43-year-old Brad Hogg.

He is one of the few left-arm chinaman bowlers around in world cricket...

18:28 - OVERS 6: SA 34/2. Off-spinner Maxwell doing a tidy job so far.

18:26 - This game is Duminy's 50th T20 international! He looks the part so far...

18:25 - OVERS 5: SA 28/2.

18:23 - Moises Henriques is the new bowler on.

18:22 - OVERS 4: SA 22/2.

18:21 - Probably a good call as Duminy (short of batting practice) needs more time to get himself in. De Villiers and David Miller can get away much faster...

Although Pat Symcox begs to differ. He tweets:

What a poor tactical decision to send another left-hander in at 4 with an offie bowling instead of AB!

18:20 - JP Duminy is next in. Interesting move as Du Plessis said at the toss that AB de Villiers would bat at No 4...

18:19 - WICKET! Du Plessis is caught at mid-off by Brad Hogg for 5. He just chipped it straight into his hands.

SA 20/2 after 4.3 overs.

18:17 - Off-spinner Glenn Mawell is now in. Interesting early move.

18:16 - OVERS 3: SA 16/1.

18:16 - SA skipper Faf du Plessis s next in.

18:15 - Not sure # likes T20 cricket that much. South Africa will be worried about his form ahead of the World T20 in Bangladesh though...

18:13 - WICKET! Amla plumb lbw off the bowling of Starc for 2.

SA 15.1 after 2.3 overs.

18:13 - ATTENTION!

If you're a fan following at the ground. Be awake. If you catch a SIX you'll win yourself R3000!

18:11 - Slight delay as more sawdust is brought on the field...

18:11 - De Kock clearly fine after that blow in the first over.

18:10 - OVERS 2: SA 13/0. 13 off that second over...

18:09 - PICTURE

Packed house in Centurion #SAvAUS - CA Digital Media

18:08 - He follows that up with a SIX over midwicket...!

18:07 - De Kock hits the first boundary after stepping down the pitch and hitting it past the left of mid-on...

18:05 - Nathan Coulter-Nile to bowl the second over. Amla immediately off the mark to get SA's innings going...

18:05 - Suddenly only 19 overs to get the runs in...

18:02 - MAIDEN OVER to start with!

Ouch, De Kock is struck on the collar bone off the last ball... He receives attention but will bat on...

A nasty bouncer that from Starc!

18:01 - A bit of early movement from Starc. No runs after the first three balls...

17:58 - Mitchell Starc opens the bowling. He bowls to De Kock. Two slips in place. Lets hope for a full game...

17:57 - Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla will open the batting.

17:54 - PICTURE

Sawdust due to the amount of rain in the area in the last while... - CA Digital Media

17:52 - Before play starts, the teams will come out for the national anthems...

17:51 - The Proteas will be mightily relieved that danger-man Warner has been rested today!

17:45 - TEAM NEWS

South Africa:

AB de Villiers and Imran Tahir are back for the Proteas, while Farhaan Behardien and Kyle Abbott sit out.


David Warner is rested for Cameron White, while Moises Henriques replaces Dan Christian.

17:36 - PICTURE

Pitch has been rolled to death, but there's moisture... It'll seam, take some spin - and be slow! 140 could be good - Neil Manthorp


Australian captain George Bailey has won the toss and elected to bowl first.

17:30 - A gloomy day but no rain so far!

17:29 - PICTURE

Almost show time here at centurion!! - Herschelle Gibbs

17:19 - PICTURE

Stay away rain! C'mon the boys! - Chris Morris


With wet weather dominating the build-up, the pitch would have had to have been prepared under a tent and ever-present moisture could mean a tricky batting track.

South Africa's Highveld has been hard hit by rain over the last two weeks, but Friday is forecast to stay dry, despite being cool and cloudy. There's a good chance a full game will be played which will ensure the South African international summer ends on a high note.


South Africa and Australia have played three two-match T20 series (which is effectively what this one has become) against each other in the past. They've each won one series with the most recent one, in 2011, being shared with one victory apiece.

SuperSport Park is the venue where the record for the highest first-wicket partnership in any T20 was achieved. Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman smashed 170 against England in November 2009 and managed that off just 13.1 overs

  • 14:56 - QUOTES

    "There's always a lesson no matter how many overs you play. Australia won the game and deserved to do so, but I wasn't too disappointed about the way we played." - South Africa's coach Russell Domingo was pleased his players got some game time in Durban ahead of the World T20

    "Anytime when you get to put yourself under pressure, it's good. I'm just here to complement those guys up the top and use my experience."- Brad Hodge enjoyed being at the business end of the seven-over shootout in Durban.


    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 - Match abandoned
    March 12, Second T20, Kingsmead - Australia won by 5 wickets
    March 14, Third T20, Centurion - 18:00


    South Africa:

    Q de Kock (wicketkeeper), H Amla, F du Plessis (captain), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, D Miller, A Morkel, W Parnell,B Hendricks, L Tsotsobe, I Tahir


    S Watson, A Finch, C White, G Maxwell, G Bailey (captain), B Hodge, B Haddin (wicketkeeper), M Henriques, M Starc, N Coulter-Nile, B Hogg


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

    Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the third T20 between South Africa and Australia from Centurion Park in Pretoria!

    • Australia win by 6 wickets - Australia put in an all round performance to win the 3rd T20 by 6 wickets. They were good wicket the ball and efficient with the bat. South Africa kept losing wickets while batting and could only manage to score 128. Australia chased it down with 5 overs to spare.

    • 15

      Duminy comes back into the attack and Bailey hits the first ball over deep midwicket for a six. A single and then Hodge joins the action. Amla runs back at long-off but can't stop this from sailing over the boundary and Hodge gets six runs. A couple of singles and Australia just need two more to win. A yorker from Duminy and Hodge digs it out to long-off for a couple of runs. Australia win, and win with 5 overs to spare with 6 wickets in hand.

    • 14

      Wicket: WICKET! Tahir picks up another wicket. Watson hits it straight up in the air and Faf takes a good catch at cover. Five singles from the rest of the over, Hodge is the new man in.

    • 13

      Wicket: A single to start the over, a leg stump yorker from Hendricks, Maxwell pushes it to deep square leg. WICKET! Hendricks traps Maxwell in front of the stumps and he is out lbw, Maxwell falls for 17. A couple of runs to end the over.

    • 12

      Morkel bowls a length ball and Watson hits it high and out of the ground over deep square leg for a six. Six more, this one is hit straight down the ground for a six, Watson attacking Morkel. A single and then Maxwell cuts it behind point for four. A single to end a big over from Morkel, 18 runs from it.

    • 11

      A couple of runs to start the over, Maxwell then sweeps Tahir in front of square for four. Three more singles to end the over, nine from it. Australia need 45 more to win.

    • 10

      A couple of singles and then Parnell bowls a wide down leg. A shout for caught behind, but the umpire gives it a wide. A couple more singles to end the over, five from it.

    • 9

      Wicket: WICKET! Tahir strikes, Finch was looking dangerous, he goes for the slog sweep and hits it in the air to deep midwicket, Miller clings on to the catch. Maxwell walks out to bat. A couple of singles. A wicket and a couple of runs from the over.

    • 8

      Double change from South Africa, Morkel comes into the attack. A couple of singles and then Watson makes room for himself and hits the ball through third man for four. A couple of singles to end the over.

    • 7

      Tahir comes into the attack, four singles from his over. Australia need 70 runs from 13 overs.

    • 6

      50: Four singles from the first four balls, Watson flicks the ball through midwicket for four. This is his first boundary, Hendricks finishes his second over. Australia go past 50.

    • 5

      Wicket: Parnell comes into the attack, Finch pulls the second ball of the over through deep midwicket for four. A slower ball from Parnell and Finch takes a single. WICKET! White goes for the upper cut and Tahir takes a good catch to get rid of White. Finch carries on, hits the last ball of the over through extra cover for four. Watson is the new man in.

    • 4

      Shortish ball outside off and Finch hits it through point for a couple of runs. Short and wide again from Tsotsobe and Finch slaps this one through point for four. White drives it off his back foot for a couple of runs. A couple more runs to end the over, Australia 38 for no loss.

    • 3

      Hendricks comes into the attack to bowl the third over, Finch hits the wide ball through point for four. A single to midwicket brings White on strike. Hendricks strays down the leg side and White hits it behind square for four. A couple of dots to end the over.

    • 2

      Tsotsobe starts for South Africa from the other end. White works the first ball down to fine leg for a single. Finch hits it but does not time it properly, gets a couple of runs to deep midwicket in the end. A single to rotate strike and then White cuts it away through point for four to end the over. Another good over for Australia.

    • 1

      Faf throws the ball to Duminy to bowl the first over, change in tactics from SA. Finch goes after the spinner, top edges it and it falls safely. White drives it down the ground for a single. Finch cuts it through point for four. Four more to end the over, Finch smashes it down the ground.

    • 20

      Final over of the innings, Parnell digs out a yorker from Coulter-Nile. Six, Hendricks swipes it over midwicket for a six, three singles and then a couple of runs to end the over. South Africa finish on 128 for 7 after 20 overs.

    • 19

      Hendricks takes a single to mid-on from the first ball of the over. Parnell chips it over the bowler's head for a couple of runs. A couple of singles to end the over, South Africa going at just over 6 per over.

    • 18

      Coulter-Nile replaces Watson, after just one over from Watson. Parnell flicks the first ball to deep square leg for a single. Hendricks gets off the mark by pushing the ball between deep square leg and deep midwicket for three runs. A couple of singles to end the over.

    • 17

      100: Starc is back into the attack, Morkel should expect yorkers now. Six, Morkel hits it over midwicket for a six, brilliant shot from him. SA go over 100. WICKET! Bowled him, Starc responds with a yorker and Morkel can't dig it out. Hendricks walks out to bat. A wide down leg side from Starc, SA 104 for 7 after 17 overs.

    • 16

      Four singles from the first four balls, Watson starts his first over. Six, Albie hits it over cow corner for a six, good shot takes SA to 96. A single to end the over, a good one for the Proteas.

    • 15

      An off cutter on middle stump from Henriques and Morkel cuts it through to third man for a single. Three dots and then Parnell lofts one down the ground for four to end the over.

    • 14

      Wicket: A couple of singles and then De Kock slashes it through point for a couple of runs. WICKET! De Kock falls, Hogg picks up another big wicket. Brilliant bowling from Hogg, he produces the outside edge and Haddin takes a good catch behind the stumps. A dot to end the over, this is not a good score against Australia.

    • 13

      Wicket: Three singles to start the over, Henriques starts his second over. WICKET! Another soft dismissal and Australia keep chipping away. The ball stops on Miller and he hits it straight to Bailey. Albie Morkel walks out to bat. A couple of singles to end the over. SA 77 for 5.

    • 12

      A couple of singles to start the over, Maxwell bowls a wide down the leg side. Four runs from the over, a good one under the circumstances.

    • 11

      Wicket: A couple singles to start the over and then de Kock hits it over extra cover for a six, good connection as he hit that. A single and then WICKET! Hogg picks up the big wicket, AB hits it hard and flat to deep square leg and Hodge dives forward and takes a good catch. Miller walks out bat.

    • 10

      Coulter-Nile comes back into the attack, de Kock takes a single to start the over. Three dots and then a couple of singles. Good over from Coulter-Nile, three singles from it.

    • 9

      Hogg starts his second over, a couple of runs to start the over and then AB did not get hold of that but hits it over midwicket for a six. A couple of singles to end the over.

    • 8

      Wicket: A single to start the over de Kock gives the strike to Duminy. WICKET! Duminy hits it straight to deep cover, Henriques takes the catch. A couple of singles to end the over. AB walks out to bat.

    • 7

      De Kock takes a couple of runs to start the over, Brad Hogg starts his first over. A couple of singles and then De Kock hits it through deep midwicket for four. A single to end the over, 9 runs from the over.

    • 6

      Maxwell continues and Duminy hits the first ball for four. It is tossed up and Duminy sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple.

    • 5

      Henriques comes into the attack, Bailey shuffling his bowlers. A single to start the over, de Kock gives Duminy the strike. Duminy hits it through extra cover for four. A single to end the over, six runs from it.

    • 4

      Wicket: Maxwell comes into the attack, Faf hits him through the midwicket region for four. Good footwork and Faf gets his first boundary. WICKET! Faf was looking in good touch but he hits it straight to mid-off where Hogg takes the catch. Duminy comes out to bat. Duminy cuts the last ball through point for a couple of runs.

    • 3

      Wicket: Amla takes a single from the first ball, pushes the ball through cover and mid-off. Another single brings Amla on strike. WICKET! Starc strikes, Amla hit on his pads in front of the stumps and that is an easy decision to make for the umpire. Faf comes out to bat, takes a single through mid-on to get off the mark.

    • 2

      Coulter-Nile starts from the other end, Amla gets off the mark. A wide, too far down leg from Coulter-Nile. De Kock charges down the pitch and hits it through midwicket for four. Six, this is even better, de Kock whips it away for four through midwicket again. 13 runs from the over.

    • 1

      Starc starts the first over for Australia and Amla and de Kock at the crease for the Proteas. There was rain earlier today and there are patches of saw dust around the ground. The ball is also seaming and bouncing, Starc starts with a maiden.

    • Team News - Cameron White comes in for David Warner and AB replaces Farhan Behardien. Imran Tahir also gets a game today. Christian is replaced by Moises Henriques.

    • Toss - Australia have won the toss and have opted to field first.

    • Greetings! - Hello and welcome to the third and final T20 between South Africa and Australia, this time in Centurion, where the weather seems to be playing along for once.

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    Match Info
    • 128/7
      - TBC
      Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
      Johan Cloete, Shaun George
      Adrian Holdstock
      Chris Broad
    • Batting
      • R
      • B
      • 4s
      • 6s
      Quinton de Kock
      c Haddin b Hogg
      Hashim Amla
      lbw Starc
      Faf du Plessis
      c Hogg b Maxwell
      Jean-Paul Duminy
      c Henriques b Maxwell
      AB de Villiers
      c Hodge b Hogg
      David Miller
      c Bailey b Henriques
      Albie Morkel
      b Starc
      Wayne Parnell
      not out
      Beuran Hendricks
      not out
      Lonwabo Tsotsobe
      Imran Tahir
      • 41
      • 40
      • 2
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 0
      • 0
      • 5
      • 6
      • 1
      • 0
      • 13
      • 16
      • 2
      • 0
      • 11
      • 10
      • 0
      • 1
      • 2
      • 7
      • 0
      • 0
      • 18
      • 11
      • 0
      • 2
      • 17
      • 17
      • 1
      • 0
      • 12
      • 11
      • 0
      • 1
      (lb 3, w 3, nb 1)
      (7 wickets; 20 overs)
    • Bowling
      • O
      • M
      • R
      • W
      Mitchell Starc
      Nathan Coulter-Nile
      Glenn Maxwell
      Moises Henriques
      Brad Hogg
      Shane Watson
      • 4
      • 1
      • 16
      • 2
      • 4
      • 0
      • 33
      • 0
      • 4
      • 0
      • 19
      • 2
      • 3
      • 0
      • 15
      • 1
      • 4
      • 0
      • 31
      • 2
      • 1
      • 0
      • 11
      • 0
    • Fall of Wickets
      • 15/1 - Amla (2.3 ov)
      • 20/2 - du Plessis (3.4 ov)
      • 44/3 - Duminy (7.3 ov)
      • 68/4 - de Villiers (10.5 ov)
      • 75/5 - Miller (12.4 ov)
      • 81/6 - de Kock (13.5 ov)
      • 103/7 - Morkel (16.3 ov)

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