South Africa 1 : Australia 0

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 | 0

South Africa vs Australia

In the three-match T20 series against Australia, South Africa has a good start. In the first match in Durban on Friday night South African beating the visiting Australia by 3 wickets.

To bat first, Australia scored 157 for nine in reply to South Africa reached the winning milestone with four-ball in hand and lost seven wickets. This was the 5th consecutive defeats for Australia.

To win in 158 runs chasing South African batsman AB de Villiers out in first ball of the innings. This was the first ball out in T20 innings for this dashing batsman. There was a special event. For nearly six years after the first ball out for Villiers in T20 cricket, while he had played 32 innings before this. In first 30 t20 innings South African skipper has been out in duck for four times. This was his 5th duck in T20.

Then de Kock out by Neil at 7 runs and South Africa falls under pressure. Dumini took a series of break away (5) and Rousseau (19). 40 runs from 26 balls and captain du Plasis run out by Neville. After 9.4 overs S Africa lost 5 wickets and scored 72 runs.

In this complicated situation David Miller is the protest heron to win the adverse conditions. He was unbeaten when the team won the games and scored 53 runs from only 35 balls. His innings was the same with three fours and 3 sixes. As a result Miller conceded as man of the match award.

Cutter Neil took 3 wickets for Australia, Tie and Marsh took one wicket each.


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