Australia vs South Africa T20, Aus vs SA Highlights: South Africa spoilt the party at the Gold Coast after they beat Australia by 21 runs in a truncated one-off Twenty20 international by 21 runs on Saturday. Heavy showers delayed the match by nearly two hours after which the match was reduced to 10 overs a side. Batting first the Proteas got off to a flier scoring 60 in 5 overs. But they were pulled back to 108/6 in 10 overs. In reply, Australia lost three wickets within the powerplay. Tabriz Shamsi tightened the noose with an economical spell. Only Glenn Maxwell stood out with a well made 38 but it wasn’t enough as the Kangaroos ended at 87/7.
Australia vs South Africa T20I Highlights:
South Africa WINS
Glenn Maxwell is out for 38 as Ngidi and Proteas celebrate. The Australian comes to a close at 87/7 in 10 ovs handing South Africa a win in the one-off T20I by 21 runs. It was another poor batting performance by the hosts. This is their first bilateral series victory against Australia since 2009. For the Kangaroos it was their fourth T20 loss in a row.
Australia are reduced to 60/6 and require another 49 runs to win with three overs left to play. Carey tries to lift the run rate but he finds Klaasen on the rope. He is gone for 8
Phehlukwayo removes McDermott for four to claim his second wicket. Australia are five men down. They require 66 runs from 28 balls.
Australia are in trouble as South Africa claim fourth wicket. Stoinis departs for 5. He finds the rope but picks out the man at backward point the very next ball. AUS are 37/4.
Chriss Morris claims his second with a brilliant yorker as Lynn departs for 14. AUS are 27/3 at the end of powerplay. Australia in a bit of a trouble now.
D Arcy Short is out first ball caught at cover. His International poor form continues. Glenn Maxwell comes to the crease. AUS are 26/2
Aaron Finch's poor run continues. He goes for a big one but Ngidi hits the stumps. Aus are 21/1 after 2 overs
That's a good beginning from Australia! Lynn hits the boundary thrice in the first over. After first over: South Africa - 15/0, Australia - 13/0
Australia begin chase
Australia begin chase. Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn are at the crease as the hosts require 109 runs to win in 10 overs; Kagiso Rabada to bowl the first over of the innings.
De Villiers on Maxwell catch
Even though we lost, last night was fun!! We’ll be back fighting again tomorrow. Then, good start in Brisbane by @OfficialCSA , good composure by the bowlers will pull us through. Not enough talk about Maxwell’s catch, one of the best I’ve ever seen! He makes it look too easy— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 17, 2018
Australia need 109 to win
De Kock, Hendricks and Faf started well for South Africa but the Australian bowlers stepped up their game towards the end, and a good performance from Glenn Maxwell helped Australia restrict the visitors to 108/6. This means that the hosts will be chasing 109 to win from 10 overs.
Make that 5-104. Miller finds Short in the deep and Tye has his first. Australia have no reviews left anymore.
Nathan Coulter-Nile claims his second wicket as Klaasen is out for 12. Maxwell with the catch again SA are 104/4 after 9 overs
Klaasen and Miller at the crease
Eight overs down from South Africa's allotted 10, the visitors 3-98 with Klaasen and Miller at the crease
WICKET! Glenn Maxwell removes Quinton de Kock for 22. Brilliant play from Maxwell, who concedes five runs in his 1st over and nine in his second along with claiming Quinton's wicket. South Africa are 61/2 after 5 overs.
It is raining boundaries at Gold Coast. Faf du Plessis has come in place of Hendricks and the visitors are hitting the ball all over the stadium now. South Africa are 61/1 after 5 overs.
OUT! Reeza Hendricks is back in the sheds after being caught in the deep trying to hook Coulter-Nile. Australia get their first wicket as Hendricks departs for 19. SA are 42/1 after 3 overs.
The first six in an international cricket match at Metricon Stadium is hit by Quinton De Kock. And that is followed by a four from Hendricks. SA are 15/0 after the first over.
De Kock, Hendricks at crease
Quinton de Kock and Hendricks walk in to open for South Africa. De Kock is on strike. Jason Behrendorff will open the attack
Aaron Finch wins the toss on his 32nd birthday, Australia opt to bowl first against South Africa.
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Farhaan Behardien, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Updated playing conditions:10 overs a side. If no further rain, toss to take place in 15 min. Play to start in 30 min
"The covers are coming off and the super soppers are doing their thing at Metricon Stadium. Cricket looms on the Gold Coast," tweets Cricket Australia official page.
Covers coming off
The covers are coming off and the super soppers are doing their thing inside the stadium. We could see some cricketing action soon!
"Bad News, it's still raining and we are now officially losing overs," tweets Cricket South Africa.
The umpires had gone down for an inspection of the surface but it is raining once again. Not as heavy as before but enough to keep the players off.
It is not raining anymore and the stadium has a good drainage system. If no further rain, we could soon see some cricketing action.
Coming down heavily
Cricket South Africa with a video of scenes in Gold Coast. Does not look good at all.
The weather prediction was for a storm in Gold Coast and it surely has arrived. Coming down heavily as time for toss approached. Toss is definitely delayed. Will we get a game? Remains to be seen.
Australia vs South Africa
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Australia vs South Africa. A one-off T20 which has more of a bearing on Australia than it does on South Africa. Aussies take on India in a week's time and this could be a nifty fixture to get things in place. South Africa, however, would hope for another record - a first bilateral series win against Australia since 2009 and arrest the poor run in the format