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146/8
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa
145/6
Match played at Stadium Australia, Sydney, on 9 Nov 2014
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As it happened: Australia v Proteas

2014-11-09 14:00
Last Updated at 02:41
09 Nov 14:12

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"Got a little bit twitchy there. It was set up by the bowlers, chasing 140 should be pretty comfortable most times, we got there in the end. I thought we bowled really well at the back end, used the conditions well and pressured them after a good start. It's nice to be making runs, that's my job, so hopefully keep doing it," said Australian man-of-the-match Cameron White, who made 41 not out off 31 balls.

09 Nov 14:08

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09 Nov 14:02
But the young South African side will nevertheless take a lot from this series. It must be remembered that there was no Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel or Dale Steyn for this series...
09 Nov 14:01

Well done to Australia!

As I mentioned earlier, the Proteas were about 15 runs short of what they needed to post. Credit to David Wiese (3/21) and Robin Peterson (3/28), who made sure South Africa stay in the game. Kyle Abbott's death bowling was also impressive at the end there.

09 Nov 13:58
Australia also win the three-match T20 series 2-1.
09 Nov 13:58
RESULT: Australia win by 2 wickets
09 Nov 13:57

Australia finish on 146/8 after 19.5 overs.

White finishes on 41 not out off 31 balls. He is Australia's hero.

09 Nov 13:56
White scrambles through for a single and Australia win with one ball to spare...
09 Nov 13:55

Oh dear, Boyce hits it straight to a fielder at point. They run but Peterson misses the stumps. White was well short of his ground there... but the throw narrowly missed.

1 run needed off 2 balls.

09 Nov 13:55

Cameron Boyce is the new batsman in.

2 runs needed off 3 balls.

09 Nov 13:54

Abbott gets Abbott lbw for 5!

Australia 144/8 after 19.3 overs.

09 Nov 13:53
WICKET!
09 Nov 13:52

Abbott swings and misses.

2 needed from 4 balls.

09 Nov 13:52

White almost chops it onto his stumps, but it goes into his body and they get a single.

2 needed from 5 balls now.

09 Nov 13:51
Abbott will bowl the final over of the match and series.
09 Nov 13:51
Parnell finishes with figures of 0-43 off his four overs.
09 Nov 13:50

Overs 19: Australia 143/7

They require 3 runs off the final over.

09 Nov 13:49
3 needed off 7 balls.
09 Nov 13:49
4 needed off 8 balls now.
09 Nov 13:49

FOUR! Abbott plays a late cut and flicks Parnell for four. Too wide from Parnell, giving the batsman too much room.

5 runs needed off 9 balls.

09 Nov 13:46
Parnell is given the ball for the penultimate over. He has been horrific today, conceding 36 off three overs.
09 Nov 13:46
Terrific bowling from Wiese today. He finishes with figures of 3/21 in four overs!
09 Nov 13:45

Overs 18: Australia 136/7

They require 10 runs to win off 12 balls.

09 Nov 13:43
Sean Abbott is the new batsman in for Australia.
09 Nov 13:43

Cummins is out, caught and bowled by Wiese for 3.

Australia 135/7 after 17.4 overs.

09 Nov 13:42
WICKET!
09 Nov 13:41
Last chance saloon now for SA as Wiese bowls the 18th over. The Proteas need wickets!
09 Nov 13:40

Overs 17: Australia 134/6

They require 12 more runs to win off 18 balls.

09 Nov 13:36
White flicks Abbott's first ball back for four. Fine leg was up! Bad way to start for Abbott.
09 Nov 13:35
Abbott is back on to bowl the 17th over.
09 Nov 13:35

Overs 16: Australia 125/6

They require 21 more runs to win off 24 balls.

09 Nov 13:34
Pat Cummins is the new batsman in.
09 Nov 13:34

Faulkner tries to go big again but is caught by Miller on the long-on boundary for 9. De Lange gets his man.

Australia 125/6 after 15.5 overs.

09 Nov 13:33
WICKET!
09 Nov 13:33
SIX! Faulkner goes over midwicket for another maximum.
09 Nov 13:31
De Lange strays too far down leg and White duly flicks him for four. More balls in hand than runs required now...
09 Nov 13:30

Overs 15: Australia 114/5

They require 32 more runs to win off 30 balls.

09 Nov 13:29
Now Parnell chips in with a wide... sigh...
09 Nov 13:28
Repays show that six was all of 85m!
09 Nov 13:28
White smashes Parnell over mid-off for SIX. Parnell costing SA big time here today.
09 Nov 13:26
Parnell now back on. He needs to step up now. He conceded 27 off his first two overs.
09 Nov 13:25

Overs 14: Australia 105/5

They require 41 more runs to win off 36 balls.

09 Nov 13:25
Only 4 runs from that De Lange over.
09 Nov 13:24
Apologies, it was actually Hendricks who caught Maxwell in the deep, and not Parnell.
09 Nov 13:22
De Lange back on now to bowl the 14th over.
 
  • Comment: Australia win by 2 wickets - A good one for the Aussies as they take the series 2-1. Each time in the series, the team batting second won it.

  • Over 15 Aus 113/5 (White 25, Faulkner 3) - Parnell back into the attack. A single to Faulkner starts the over. Parnell offers width and White sends it back over the bowlers head. That one went 86 metres.Wide!! A good over for Australia.

  • Wicket: Over 13 Aus 101/5 (White 16, Faulkner 0) - Pieterson continues. Wiese drops Maxwell on 22, at long-on. It was difficult. One hundred up for Australia. Wicket!! as Maxwell is well caught by Hendricks at deep mid-wicket. Faulkner is in next. A single ends a good Peterson spell 3/28.

  • Wicket: Over 16 SA 120/3 (Miller 17, Behardien 0) - Bollinger returns. Miller starts with a single. Wicket!! Bollinger bowls a shorter one, Hendricks pulls it, and plays it onto his stumps, with a bottom edge. He misses that 50. Behardien is the new man. Good running as Miller picks up a couple off the last ball. A good comeback over by Bollinger.

  • 50: Over 6 SA 53/0 (de Kock 33, Hendricks 19) - Sean Abbott into the attack, as he starts with a wide. Four, as de Kock gets an inside edge to the fine leg boundary. He drives one over cover, for another boundary. He picks up two to mid-wicket and two to point. Another good over for SA. Fifty up for SA.

  • Over 4 SA 23/0 (de Kock 15, Hendricks 8) - James Faulkner replaces Maxwell. A single as SA survives a run out, after some good fielding and yes, no, calls from the batsman. SIX from de Kock as he drives one over long-on. Good shot! Two further singles ends the over.

  • Over 3 SA 14/0 (de Kock 8, Hendricks 6) - Bollinger concedes one to Hendricks with a shorter ball outside off. De Kock flicks one away to deep mid-wicket for a single. Three singles in the over. A good one by Bollinger, as the pressure builds.

  • Comment: Australia Team News - Aaron Finch(c), Ben Dunk(w), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Cameron White, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger. One change for the Aussies as Nic Maddinson comes in for Nathan Reardon.

  • Comment: Australia win by 2 wickets - A good for the Aussies as they take the series 2-1. Each time in the series, the team batting second won it.

  • Wicket: Over 20 Aus 146/8 (White 41, Boyce 1 ) - Kyle Abbott bowls the last over. A quick single to White starts the over. Wicket as Abbott gets Abbott. He goes lbw and replays shows it may have clipped leg stump. Boyce swings as Duminy fields well at point and almost runs out White. White wins it for the Aussies as he steals a quick single. Well done Australia.

  • Over 19 Aus 143/7 (White 39, Abbott 5) - A brave decision by JP to bring Wayne Parnell back. A late cut by Abbott gets four to third man. One more to Abbott. White steals one more as it's far too easy here now. Abbott hits the last ball into his partner at the other end. Seven off that Parnell over.

  • Wicket: Over 18 Aus 136/7 (White 37, Abbott 0) - Wiese back into the attack. White starts with a single to long-off. SA needs to put pressure on Cummins here. Wicket! ss the pressure pays off. Cummins is c&b by Wiese. Sean Abbott is in next. Wide!! A good Wiese spell comes to an end. 3/21.

  • Wicket: Over 18 Aus 135/7 (White 37, Abbott 0) - Wiese back into the attack. White starts with a single to long-off. SA needs to put pressure Cummins here. Wicket! As the pressure pays off. Cummins is c&b by Wiese. Sean Abbott is in next.

  • Over 17 Aus 134/6 (White 36, Cummins 3) - Kyle Abbott back into the attack. White pulls a short one for four, past short fine leg. He follows that with a single to the same position. Cummins steals one to get off strike. White gets an easy single to long-on. Cummins pulls one to square leg for two, to end the over.

  • Wicket: Over 16 Aus 125/6 (White 30, Cummins 0) - De Lange continues. A leg stump half-volley is pushed to third man by White, for four. Six to Faulkner over long-on. Wicket!! as Faulkner tries to repeat that previous one. He is caught by Miller at long-off. Pat Cummins is in next.

  • Wicket: Over 16 Aus 125/6 (White 30, Cummins 0 - De Lange continues. A leg stump half-volley is pushed to third man by White, for four.Six to Faulkner over long-on. Wicket!! as Faulkner tries to repeat that previous one. He is caught by Miller at long-off. Pat Cummins is in next.

  • Over 15 Aus 113/5 (White 25, Faulkner 3) - Parnell back into the attack. A single to Faulkner start the over. parnell offers width and White sends it back over the bowlers head. That one went 86 metres.

  • Over 14 Aus 105/5 (White 18, Faulkner 2) - De Lange back into the attack. A good over as he concedes only four singles.

  • Over 15 Aus 105/5 (White 18, Faulkner 2) - De Lange back into the attack. A good over as he concedes only four singles.

  • Wicket: Over 13 Aus 101/5 (White 16, Faulkner 0) - Pieterson continues. Wise drops Maxwell on 22, at long-on. It was difficult. One hundred uo for Australia. Wicket!! as Maxwell is well caught by Hendricks . Faulkner is in next. A single ends a good Peterson spell 3/28.

  • Over 12 Aus 97/4 (Maxwell 22, White 13) - Wiese back into the attack. A single to White to start. Maxwell gets one as he gently pushes one into covers. Four, as Maxwell pulls a slower delivery down to fine leg.

  • Over 11 Aus 90/4 (Maxwell 17, White 11) - Six!! over the bowlers head for Maxwell, to start another Peterson over. He gets another to fine leg with a silly shot. Four, as Maxwell reverse sweeps. Three more to Maxwell as he plays one to the covers.

  • Over 10 Aus 76/4 (Maxwell 4, White 10) - Parnell back into the attack now. First ball four, to White, past the bowler. A single to third man next. Good running earns them two wide of point. last ball four, to White, as Parnell goes short yet again!

  • Wicket: Over 9 Aus 64/4 (Maxwell 1, White 1) - Robbie Peterson starts with a wide. Wicket!! as Watson goes, caught by Miller in the covers. He was chasing a wide one there. Two new batsman in now, Glenn Maxwell and Cameron White. two singles ends a good over for South Africa.

  • Wicket: Over 8 Aus 61/3 (Watson 5, Maxwell 0) - Wiese is back! Maddinson gets off the mark, as he pulls a shorter one to square leg, for a single. Watson takes another quick one. Two more for Maddinson as he pulls one to mid-wicket. One more as they rotate nicely now. Wide! as he bowls a slower ball. Wicket!! as Maddinson plays it onto his stumps.

  • Wicket: Over 7 Aus 53/2 (Watson 3, Maddinson 0) - Robbie Peterson into the attack. A single to Watson past short mid-wicket. Six! to the shorter long-off boundary, to bring up the Australia 50. Wicket!! as Peterson gets some turn here. Dunk using his feet, can't connect and he is c&b by Peterson. Maddinson is in next. 7 runs and a wicket in the over.

  • Over 6 Aus 46/1 (Dunk 8, Watson 2) - De Lange is back into the attack. Dunk plays one into the covers for three. De Lange reaching well over 146 km/h here. Three more singles added to end a better de Lange over.

  • Wicket: Over 5 Aus 40/1 (Dunk 4, Watson 0) - David Wiese into the attack now. An ordinary start from him too as he strays down leg first up. Wicket!! as Wiese strikes with a short long hop. Finch pulls and is caught by de Lange at backward square. Shane Watson is the new batsman. He ends the over with one that flicks the pad on the leg side, de Kock fields well.

  • Over 4 Aus 36/0 (Dunk 4, Finch 29) - Parnell start with a wide half volley, as Finch dispatches him over cover for six! Pressure on the bowler at the start the spell. A couple more to Finch as Parnell not looking good here. SIx more! over cover and caught in the stand. 15 from this over and a good one to the Aussies.

  • Over 3 Aus 21/0 (Dunk 4, Finch 14) - Abbott continues. Dunk starts with a single to point. Good running, as Finch works it into the covers for two. They steal another off the last ball, with some good running.

  • Over 2 Aus 17/0 (Dunk 3, Finch 11) - Marchant de Lange starts from the other end. Four, off the first ball as Finch pulls a shorter one over mid-wicket. Two more for Finch past mid-off. Three wides as it beats the keeper down leg. Four more to Finch as de Lange is short again.

  • Over 1 Aus 4/0 (Dunk 3, Finch 1) - Kyle Abbott starts with a short wide one, as Dunk cuts for three runs on the off side. Finch gets a leading edge and steals a single off the last ball. Good recovery by Abbott there after that first ball.

  • Wicket: Over 19 SA 140/6 ( Miller 32, Peterson 1) - Faulkner bowls his last over. Wicket!! as Duminy goes. He swings and is caught by Glenn Maxwell at long-on. Wiese is the new man. Wicket again!! as Wiese gets an inside edge and Dunk makes no mistake. He gets off the mark with a quick push past point. Four, as Miller blasts one past the bowler. What a beaut!! A slower ball to end with, as Miller takes one more. A good over as Faulkner strikes twice.

  • Over 20 SA 145/6 ( Miller 34, Peterson 4) - Pat Cummins with he last over. Miller gets a single to deep square leg. A dot ball to Peterson first up. Peterson gets a single to point, to bring Miller on strike. All Miller can add is one down to Maxwell at square leg. Good running as Peterson gets two more, to end this innings. A good final over by Cummins.

  • Over 19 SA 140/6 ( Miller 32, Peterson 1) - Faulkner bowls his last over. Wicket!! as Duminy goes. he swings and is caught by Glenn Maxwell at long-on. Wiese is the new man. Wicket again!! as Wiese gets an inside edge as Dunk makes no mistake. he gets off the mark with a quick push past point. Four, as Miller blasts one past the bowler. What a beaut!! A slower ball to end with as Miller takes one more. A good over as Faulkner strikes twice.

  • Over 18 SA 133/4 (Miller 26, Duminy 2) - Cummins bowls his third over. A swing and a miss from Duminy. He then gets a single on the leg side. Miller pulls one down to square leg for another. They rotate the strike nicely, but in the end only five from it.

  • Wicket: Over 17 SA 128/4 (Miller 24, Duminy 0) - Faulkner is back into the attack. Australia is applying the pressure here. Wicket!! Slower ball, as Behardien is caught by Abbott on the leg side. Duminy walks in. Miller ends the over with a couple and four over cover.

  • Wicket: Over 16 SA 120/3 (Miller 17, Behardien 0) - Bollinger returns. Miller starts with a single. Wicket!! Bollinger bowls a shorter one, Hendricks pulls it, and plays it onto his stumps, with a bottom edge. He misses that 50. Behardien is the new man. Good runing as Miller picks up a couple off the last ball. A good comeback over by Bollinger.

  • Over 15 SA 116/2 (Hendricks 49, Miller 14) - Faulkner back into the attack. Hendricks flicks one to fine leg, for a single. Miller gets another to long-on. One more past point as Hendricks goes to 49. Miller gets a single to retain the strike.A good over for Faulkner

  • Over 14 SA 112/2 (Hendricks 47, Miller 12) - Boyce continues to Miller. Four, as Miller goes down the ground. Two more singles and then Hendricks gets Four to deep midwicket. One more to end the over.

  • Over 13 SA 100/2 (Hendricks 41, Miller 6) - Maxwell is back. A single for Miller, to cover. Good timing, as Hendricks gets four over long-on. A few more singles ends the over. Hundred up for SA.

  • Wicket: Over 12 SA 93/2 (Hendricks 36, Miller 4) - Boyce returns and strikes first ball. Wicket! Rossouw swings and it's straight to Abbott, at long-on. It's Miller time!! David Miller in ahead of Duminy. He gets off the mark with a flick to fine leg for two. They add three more singles. Another good one for Australia.

  • Over 11 SA 88/1 (Hendricks 35, Rossouw 4) - Cummins continues. A shorter one is smashed! backward of square, for four, by Hendricks. A good over for Australia.

  • Over 10 SA 84/1 (Hendricks 31, Rossouw 4) - Maxwell continues. Rossouw, picks up a single first ball. Good running as they take two to deep square leg on two occasions. A single off the last ball.

  • Wicket: Over 9 SA 78/1 (Hendricks 26, Rossouw 3) - Pat Cummins into the attack now. A single to Hendricks, then six! as de Kock plays one over the bowlers head. Cummins follows that up with a shorter one. Wicket!! as de Kock gets an edge and is caught behind by Dunk. De Kock misses out on a 50. Rilee Rossouw gets off the mark with two runs into the covers. He ends the over with a single. A wicket and ten from that one.

  • Over 8 SA 68/0 (de Kock 42, Hendricks 25) - Boyce into the attack, to see if he can follow up the performance, in Melbourne. Three singles start the over, as the Aussies continue to field well. De Kock gets four, as he places one into the gap on the off side. Two more to end the over.

  • Over 7 SA 59/0 (de Kock 35, Hendricks 23) - Maxwell back into the attack now. Two singles early in the over, is followed up with a couple to Hendricks, backward of point. Only six from that Maxwell over.

  • 50: Over 6 SA 53/0 (de Kock 33, Hendricks 19) - Sean Abbott into the attack as he starts with a wide. Four, as de Kock gets an inside edge to the fine leg boundary. He drives one over cover for another boundary. He picks up two to mid-wicket and two to point. Another good over for SA. Fifty up for SA.

  • Over 5 SA 39/0 (de Kock 20, Hendricks 19) - Bollinger continues. Four to short fine leg for Hendricks. He gets a couple more and the four backward of point. Four to de Kock as he plays it over mid-wicket. A massive over for South Africa

  • Over 4 SA 23/0 (de Kock 15, Hendricks 8) - James Faulkner replaces Maxwell. A single as SA survives a run out , after some good fielding and yes no calls from the batsman. SIX from de Kock as he drives one over long-on. Good shot! Two further singles ends the over.

  • Over 3 SA 14/0 (de Kock 8, Hendricks 6) - Bollinger concedes one to Hendricks with a shorter ball outside off. De Kock flicks one away to deep midwicket for a single. Three singles in the over. A good one by Bollinger, as the pressure builds.

  • Over 2 SA 11/0 (de Kock 7, Hendricks 4) - Glenn Maxwell starts at the other end. A single to Reeza starts the over. De Kock works one on the leg side for another. In the end a good Maxwell over, as he concedes five singles.

  • Over 1 SA 6/0 (de Kock 5, Hendricks 1) - Doug Bollinger starts this decider. De Kock takes first strike and gets a single to fine leg, with one pitched on middle and leg. Hendricks gets two shorter balls moving away. He opens his account with one to third man. Bollinger strays down leg and de Kock works it to the fine leg boundary, for four. SA manage not to lose a wicket in the opening over.

  • Comment: SA Team News - South Africa made three changes. Out goes Tahir, McLaren and Rabada, in comes de Lange, Peterson and Wiese. The playing eleven today: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w), Rilee Rossouw, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Marchant de Lange

  • Comment: Australia Team News - Aaron Finch(c), Ben Dunk(w), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Cameron White, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger

  • Toss: Australia have won the toss - Australia have won the toss and asked South Africa to bat first.

  • Greetings! - Hello and welcome to the third and deciding T20 between the Aussies and the Proteas. SA won the first one, before dropping the ball in the second, so now it comes down to the game in Sydney.

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Match Info
  • 146/8
    145/6
    - TBC
    Australia won the toss and elected to field
    Mick Martell, John Ward
    Simon Fry
    Javagal Srinath
  • Batting
    • R
    • B
    • 4s
    • 6s
    Quinton de Kock
    c Dunk b Cummins
    Reeza Hendricks
    b Bollinger
    Rilee Rossouw
    c Abbott b Boyce
    David Miller
    not out
    Farhaan Behardien
    c Abbott b Faulkner
    Jean-Paul Duminy
    c Maxwell b Faulkner
    David Wiese
    c Dunk b Faulkner
    Robin Peterson
    not out
    • 48
    • 27
    • 5
    • 2
    • 49
    • 48
    • 5
    • 0
    • 4
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • 34
    • 26
    • 3
    • 0
    • 1
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 2
    • 5
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 4
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    Extras
    (b 1, lb 1, w 1)
    3
    TOTAL
    (6 wickets; 20 overs)
    145
  • Bowling
    • O
    • M
    • R
    • W
    Doug Bollinger
    Glenn Maxwell
    James Faulkner
    Sean Abbott
    Cameron Boyce
    Pat Cummins
    • 4
    • 0
    • 28
    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    • 24
    • 0
    • 4
    • 0
    • 28
    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
    • 14
    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    • 26
    • 1
    • 4
    • 0
    • 23
    • 1
  • Fall of Wickets
    • 75/1 - de Kock (8.4 ov)
    • 88/2 - Rossouw (11.1 ov)
    • 117/3 - Hendricks (15.2 ov)
    • 122/4 - Behardien (16.4 ov)
    • 133/5 - Duminy (18.1 ov)
    • 134/6 - Wiese (18.3 ov)

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