SA beat AUS by 21 runs | South Africa vs Australia Live Cricket Score One-off I T20 Match

South Africa in Australia, Only T20 International, 2018

Date: Nov 17, 2018 Start Time: 13:50 IST | 08:20 GMT | 18:20 Local
Venue: Carrara Oval, Carrara
108/6 Overs: 10.0
87/7 Overs: 10.0
South Africa beat Australia by 21 runs

South Africa vs Australia Live Cricket Score - One-off I T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 10.0 AUS: 87/7

That is it from this game. Australia endure another forgetful series, losing the ODI series 1-2 and not able to win the one-off T20I either. Their next opponent is an even fiercer one, with India confidently set to test themselves, rather than the Kangaroos. Do join us for that series which begins from Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the 'Gabba, at 5.50 pm local (0750 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

9.6 W

OUT! A wicket from the final ball! A high full toss, Maxwell tries to go big but does not get it off the middle. It lobs towards Behardien who comes running in from long on and takes it. Customary handshakes going on now as SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 21 RUNS!

9.5 1

Full and on the pads, NCN flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. So Maxwell will face the last ball.

9.4 0

Swing but the batsman connects with thin air.Slower ball outside off, Nathan is way too early into the shot and he misses.

9.3 0

Dot ball. Unless Ngidi bowls a really poor over, consisting of no balls and wides, South Africa have won this. Follows the batsman down the leg side, Coulter-Nile desperately swings hard but misses.

9.3 1

WIDE. A slower one but it is well outside off, Coulter-Nile is early into his pull and misses.

9.2 1

Excellently bowled. Full and just around off, Maxi can only get it towards mid off. Just a single.

9.1 6

SIX! Full and straight, Maxwell backs away and finally connects. Swings it down the ground and clears long on. 25 needed from 5 balls. Still a chance?

End of Over : 9 12 Runs AUS: 78/6
8.6 1

Almost a yorker, Maxwell jams it out towards mid-wicket for a run. 31 from the last 6. 5 maximums and one single. Only sounds easy though.

8.5 4

FOUR! TOP EDGE! Short and quick on the middle pole, Maxwell goes for the pull but gets a top edge over the keeper and into the fine leg fence.

8.4 4

FOUR! Boundaries on every delivery also won't do. Maxwell once again walks right across and then helps the bouncer on its way to the fine leg fence.

8.4 1

WIDE! A little too harsh on the bowler. It is a bumper on the body. Maxwell shuffles across and goes for the pull but misses. The umpire has signaled a wide. Rabada is not happy.

8.3 0

Backs a long way down the leg side, Maxi swings hard, only to miss again.

8.2 1

Follows the batsman again, outside leg, Coulter-Nile is cramped for room and jams his bat down. Gets it off the inner half towards square leg. A run taken.

8.1 1

A slower ball, short in length, following the batsman, Maxwell swings hard, only to miss. The ball runs down to third man and a single is taken. Must have been an inside edge then.


After a closely-fought three-match ODI series, which South Africa won 2-1 against Australia, the two sides will now lock horns in the shortest format of the game. In a one-off Twenty20 match, South Africa will take on Australia at Carrara Oval on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Aussies are seeking redemption after losing the ODI series to the visitors, and considering they are a better-ranked unit in ICC Men's T20I Team Rankings, they should settle for nothing less than a victory. Australia are ranked third, while Proteas are placed sixth in the list.


Speaking of Australia and South Africa's form in Twenty20s, the former side has won nine and lost six out of 15 T20I matches played this year. As for the African nation, they have won three and as and lost three matches played so far in 2018.


Likely South Africa Playing XI: Faf du Plessis (captain), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Quinton de Kock Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram.


Likely Australia Playing XI: Aaron Finch (captain), D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff and Chris Lynn.