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South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: SA win a thriller by 12 runs to level series

South Africa vs Australia (SA vs AUS) 2nd T20I Highlights: Quinton de Kock led SA pulled off a stunning 12-run win over Australia in the second T20I at Port Elizabeth.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 23, 2020 11:01:22 pm
South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights: South Africa’s bowler Tabraiz Shamsi, left, jumps as he attempts a catch off his own bowling. (AP)

South Africa vs Australia (SA vs AUS) 2nd Highlights: Quinton de Kock-led South Africa pulled off a stunning 12-run win over Australia in the second T20I at Port Elizabeth to level the series at 1-1. Chasing 158, Finch and Warner were terrific upfront and Australia looked odds-on for the victory. However, a mini-collapse helped South Africa find a way to cut off the boundaries and Australia finished short on 146/6.

Australia in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2020St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 27 January 2021

South Africa 158/4 (20.0)


Australia 146/6 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 2nd T20I ) South Africa beat Australia by 12 runs

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South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20I Highlights:

21:33 (IST)23 Feb 2020
South Africa have done it

South Africa WIN by 12 runs! Absolutely spectacularly brilliant death bowling by Nortje & KG Rabada. Series tied 1-1 with the final game at Newlands on Wednesday. Excellent bowling and fielding in the last 5 overs. Great game and great comeback after the Wanderers! Meanwhile, For the first time in his T20 career (279 T20Is), David Warner has remained unbeaten in a losing run chase.

21:20 (IST)23 Feb 2020
SA need to defend 17

17 required off the last over! South Africa are having a conference out at the center. If they can get Warner, no meeting required. Warner stands between South Africa and the series.

21:18 (IST)23 Feb 2020

It's all happening right now! Now Wade goes, his leading edge caught by Rabada in his follow through. Aus need 20 from 11 balls and in walks Agar.

21:13 (IST)23 Feb 2020
What a catch!!!!

Brilliant catch two fielders helping each other, Faf and Miller and much dot ball needed in this game for SA. Marsh skies Ngidi high to the straight boundary, Faf takes the catch and as he falls shovels a pass to Miller who completes the dismissal diving forward. Much better over from Ngidi as Marsh is GONE for 6. 21 from 13 needed by Australia.

21:05 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Knocked him over
21:03 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Umpiring howler
20:54 (IST)23 Feb 2020
50 up for Warner

Fifty up for David Warner, now he'll look to finish the chase with Australia needing another 55 in seven overs. Meanwhile, Shamsi completes his spell of 4 overs for 17 runs, at 4.25 RPO.

20:46 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Steve Smith departs

Steve Smith pulls straight, hard and flat - Faf takes an excellent low catch. He was diving forward at long-on to intercept that bullet from Smith. Out for 29, Australia 98/2. South Africa have hope..

20:37 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Smith, Warner keep AUS on track

10 overs gone and Australia are 84-1 with Warner (40*) & Smith (23*) at the crease. Aus need 75 off 60. Warner and Smith are enjoying themselves out there.

20:34 (IST)23 Feb 2020

DROP & WICKET! Ngidi gets Finch clean bowled for 14 just after he was dropped. Ngidi thumps his chest. That ball was back of a length which closed in on Finch as he looks to force it through the off-side and is chopped back on off the inside edge. AUS- 49/1 after 5 overs

20:33 (IST)23 Feb 2020

Warner works the short ball past the third man region. This is poor bowling really. Nortje's straying it on the pads when fine leg is inside the ring while Rabada's doing the mirror opposite but just as worse. AUS- 29/0 after 3 overs

20:33 (IST)23 Feb 2020

Warner and Finch are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Rabada will open the attack. Eight of the first over. AUS- 8/0 after 1 over

19:33 (IST)23 Feb 2020
SA 158/4 in 20 overs

Australia fightback after a hot start by Quinton de Kock to restrict South Africa to 158/4 from 20 overs

19:27 (IST)23 Feb 2020

OUT! Kane Richardson caps off a brilliant day with the wicket of van der Dussen for 37 to record figures of 2-21 from four overs. SA- 147/4 with an over to go.

19:24 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Just 4 off the over

Pat Cummins has bowled a marvellous over and conceded just four runs in it.  Van der Dussen is batting on 34(23) and giving him company is David Miller on 5(7) | SA- 142/3 after 18 ovs

19:10 (IST)23 Feb 2020
You gottta watch this!


19:06 (IST)23 Feb 2020

Just when things were looking a bit better for South Africa after van der Dussen's six, de Kock falls to Zampa's delivery as he tried to recreate his partner's shot. The catch was taken by Starc. The Proteas captain departs for 70. SA are 121/3 after 14.5 overs. 

18:57 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Hundred up!

Kane Richardson continues his brilliant bowling, maintaining his economy below 6, but couldn't stop from South Africa reaching the century mark in his over. While de Kock is on 63*, van der Dussen is on 4*. Just the five runs off the over. SA are 100/2 after 13 overs. 

18:54 (IST)23 Feb 2020
Singles galore for SA

de Kock brought back the boundaries in the last over against Cummins after scoring his fifty, but the singles ruled large again in Zampa's subsequent over. Both van der Dussen and de Kock are taking it a bit slow now. SA are 95/2 after 12 overs. 

18:46 (IST)23 Feb 2020

Faf du Plessis came. Faf du Plessis hit a four. Faf du Plessis went back to the pavilion, trying to hit a maximum. His mistimed shot landed in the hands of Richardson. Pat Cummins gets his first wicket of the day. The batsman departs for 15. SA are 81/2 after 10.1 overs. 

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South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w/c), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, D Arcy Short, Jhye Richardson