Australia won the T20 series 2-1 against South Africa

Australia won the T20 series 2-1 against South Africa

Australian openers David Warner and Aaron Finch batted brilliantly as they formed an opening partnership of 120 runs. They were dominating the South African bowlers. In four overs, they brought up their fifty run partnership.

They scored 75 for 0 in the powerplay which was an outstanding start by the Aussies in the decider game. Their scoring rate dipped a bit but still, they were able to bring up a century partnership in only 8.5 overs. It was their third-century stand in T20Is. Both the batsman reached the fifties. 

Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade both of them are getting the chance in the playing XI so that they can be considered for the spot in the playing XI and was promoted up the order but they failed to deliver as they achieved 19 and 10. 

Steve Smith came late in the batting as Marsh and Wade were promoted up the order but still, he was able to make an impact as he scored 30 in just 15 balls and takes the team to the total score of 193 for 5. All the RSA bowlers picked a wicket each.

RSA started poorly as they lost 2 wickets for 23 in 3 overs. Aussies spinners bowled brilliantly as they picked key wickets in the middle overs they lost five wickets for 65 at the halfway stage and crumbled RSA to 65 for 5 at the halfway stage. Their pacers bowled exceptionally well as they restricted South Africa to 96. Mitchell Starc and Ashton Agar bagged three wickets each, whilst Adam Zampa took two key wickets in the game.

Another all-spherical dominant display by way of Australia helped them clinch the decider at Newlands by 96 runs on Wednesday (January 26) against South Africa and seal the series win 2-1. The victory was led by a century-stand by means of Aaron Finch and David Warner who cashed in on the possibility after being asked to bat first. 

 

 

 

 

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