AUS beat SA by 97 runs | South Africa vs Australia, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match
Australia in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2020Date: Feb 26, 2020 Start Time: 21:30 IST | 16:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Young guns like Janneman Malan and Henrich Klaasen have been magnificent in the first two ODIs of the series and played a crucial role in guiding their side over the line. In the bowling department, pacer Lungi Ngidi has breathed fire throughout the series and also claimed a six-wicket haul in the second ODI.
The right-arm pacer scalped six wickets in total and played a crucial role in guiding his side to a six-wicket triumph and a series victory too. In the process, Ngidi also became the fastest South African bowlers to reach the landmark of the 50 ODI wickets, achieving the feat in his 26th game.
Heinrich Klaasen, who scored a century in the opening clash, was the standout performer for the Proteas and will look to extend his brilliant run. Other than him, David Miller also came good in the first match with an effective cameo while Lungi Ngidi bagged three wickets with the ball. For Australia, only Steve Smith was able to put up a fight with the willow.
South Africa will square off against Australia in the 2nd ODI of the three matches series on March 4, 2020. The game will be held at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein. The home team currently leads the series by 1-0 as they defeated visitor by 74 runs in the 1st ODI played on February 29, 2020.
Henrich Klaasen scored a blistering century in the first ODI and will aim to guide his side to a series win while Aaron Finch and Co will want to make a comeback in order to level the series. Well, the encounter is expected to witness some good contest between the bat and the ball and thus, one can witness many mini battles too.
South Africa will be without former captain Faf du Plessis as Proteas look to rebuild. Quinton de Kock will lead the side and there is uncertainty over his opening partner.
Such intense, competitive and edgy has been the ODI encounters between both these sides that in ODI matches between then in South Africa, Australia have won 20 times and the home side 22 times in 43 matches. Both have won 19 times each in ODI matches between each other in Australia. In matches elsewhere, Australia lead South Africa 9-7.
South Africa, in the absence former captain Faf du Plessis and batting main-stay Rassie van der Dussen, will give opportunities to youngsters as they look to rebuild the team and end a disastrous run. Both the batsmen have been rested for the three-match ODI series against Australia. The visitors, on the other, are without hard-hitting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.
South Africa will lock horns with Australia in the 3rd T20I match of the three-matches series on February 26, 2020. The game will be played at Newlands in Cape Town. South Africa won against the visitor by 12 runs in their previous game to level the series by 1-1.
South Africa will square off against Australia in the 3rd T20I match of the three-matches series. The game will be held on February 26, 2020, at Newlands in Cape Town. The series is currently levelled at 1-1 and the upcoming game will be a series decider.
The incident occurred in the second delivery of the sixth over. De Kock received a half-tracker from leg-spinner Adam Zampa and decided to send it over the boundary ropes. Well, he also seemed to have connected the shot to perfection as the ball went towards the deep extra-cover boundary.
Ashton Agar became the second Australian bowler after Bret Lee to take a hat-trick in the T20Is. The spinner achieved the feat during South Africa vs Australia series opener in Johannesburg. Agar accounted for Faf du Plessis, Andile Phehlukwayo and Dale Steyn in South Africa’s eighth over to complete his hat-trick.
Both the teams have played some great quality of T20 cricket in recent times and thus, one can expect the upcoming series to be a nail-biter. Also, the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be played this year only. So, both the sides will be aiming to strengthen their bench strength
With T20 World Cup slated later this year, teams will be looking to make good use of the T20 matches scheduled before the mega event. South Africa recently faced England in the T20I series, which they lost 1-2 and now will have an opportunity to set things in order against Australia.
The Quinton de Kock-led side played some great quality of cricket in their recent T20I series against England. However, they were unfortunate to face a 2-1 loss. On the other hand, Aaron Finch and Men have been on a roll in the T20I series and will aim to extend their sensational run in the longest format of the game.
The right-handed batsman led a depleted Proteas side for the most time of his career but still gave his best to guide his side to victories. He, however, will continue to serve as a player and will aim to guide his side to many more victories. Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock.