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South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20I Match Summary

SA vs AUS, 2016 - Summary

South Africa vs Australia Scorecard
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Match Ended   
158/7 (19.2)
157/9 (20)
South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    David Miller
AUS 157/9
Bat Top Batsmen
40 (18)
  • 2x4s
  • 4x6s
  • 222.22SR
35 (25)
  • 1x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 140.00SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 5.25
4
OVERS
21/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 4.00
4
OVERS
16/2
R/W
SA 158/7
Bat Top Batsmen
53 (35)
  • 3x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 151.42SR
40 (26)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 153.84SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
29/3
R/W
3
OVERS
17/1
R/W
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That is all for tonight. Can Australia bounce back and level the series or will South Africa clinch yet another T20I silverware? Do join us for the second match on Sunday, 6th March at 1800 IST to find out. Until then, goodbye and take care!
Man of the Match, DAVID MILLER says he really enjoys to come in and play in situations like these. Adds that there was a lot of pressure in the beginning but slowly he rode the ship. Further states they saw a couple of weeks ago when Morris was winning games for them against England. Ends by saying that Morris has showed the potential and he had confidence in him.
Victorious South African skipper, FAF DU PLESSIS says once again they shouldn't have won this game but winning such games makes him very happy. Adds earlier they were four wickets down but the guys down there won the game for them. Continues saying they have been great particularly between 7-14 overs with the ball and it has been their strong point. Further states there are few other lessons they have to learn. particularly in the death overs. Ends by saying that Miller (on finishing) has done that in the recent times and David Miller is a big player and going into the World Cup he will be the finisher for them.
Australian captain, STEVEN SMITH says that they looked like they would get more than what was the final total. Adds Finch added a bit of pressure in the starting particularly in Duminy's over but after that they lost wickets in clumps. Continues saying their bowling and fielding was good tonight. Also says that the outfield was a bit wet but the pitch remained the same. Ends by saying that David Miller played a gem of an innings and he has done that for South Africa quite a few times.
The Aussie bowling attack did a good job overall tonight. They went after the Protea batsmen from the first ball and picked up vital wickets quickly. If it weren't for Miller's heroics, they would have won this game for their team. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3/29. He was supported well by his fellow bowlers except Tye who had another bad outing. The Aussies were excellent in the field as well but it just wasn't their night. Stay tuned for the presentation...
After du Plessis' departure, things were looking quite bleak. But then in came David Miller. He got off to a nervous start, but after David Wiese's dismissal, took on the mantle and went all guns blazing. He scored his Maiden T20I fifty and saw his team over the finish line.
What a victory for South Africa! They've taken a 1-0 lead in this series and have done so in style. David Miller, the local lad is the hero tonight. South Africa got off to the worst possible start. They lost a couple of early wickets and seemed to be in trouble before the skipper took charge of things. He played a strong and sensible knock even though wickets were falling around him.
19.2
4
Andrew Tye To Kyle Abbott
FOUR! Fuller outside off, ABBOTT completes the formalities by hitting a boundary straight over the bowler's head. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
19.1
1
Andrew Tye To David Miller
Short delivery outside off, Miller pushes that to long off for a single.
ANDREW TYE is back into the attack.
Over 19 : 153/7
5 Runs
    D. Miller
    52 (34)
    K. Abbott
    2 (3)
    A. Zampa
    4-0-26-0
    18.6
    1
    Adam Zampa To David Miller
    Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
    18.5
    2
    Adam Zampa To David Miller
    Short delivery, Miller punches that to wide ling on for a couple. He gets his maiden fifty in T20's.
    18.4
    1
    Adam Zampa To Kyle Abbott
    Short delivery outside off, Abbott punches that to cover region for a single.
    18.3
    0
    Adam Zampa To Kyle Abbott
    Tossed up delivery outside off, Abbott pushes it to point.
    18.2
    1
    Adam Zampa To David Miller
    Fuller on leg, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
    18.1
    0
    Adam Zampa To David Miller
    Fuller delivery, Miller punches that off his back foot.
    ADAM ZAMPA back into the attack.
    Over 18 : 148/7
    13 Runs
      D. Miller
      48 (30)
      K. Abbott
      1 (1)
      J. Hastings
      4-0-29-0
      17.6
      1
      John Hastings To David Miller
      Driven through mid-on by the batsman. They pick up a single.
      17.5
      6
      John Hastings To David Miller
      SIX! HUGE! OUTSIDE THE PARK! Miller once again launches this outside the park for a biggie.
      17.4
      0
      John Hastings To David Miller
      Good length outside off, Miller gets beaten on this one.
      17.3
      1
      John Hastings To Kyle Abbott
      Fuller delivery on off, Abbott defends it and takes a single.
      17.2
      1
      John Hastings To David Miller
      Short ball, Miller pulls that one for a single.
      17.1
      4
      John Hastings To David Miller
      FOUR! Good length outside off, Miller smacks that to cover region for a boundary. Pressure relieved.
      JOHN HASTINGS is back into the attack.
      Over 17 : 135/7
      6 Runs
        D. Miller
        36 (25)
        K. Abbott
        0 (0)
        Nathan Coulter
        4-0-29-3
        16.6
        1
        Nathan Coulter-Nile To David Miller
        The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total
        KYLE ABBOTT is the new batsman in.
        16.5
        W
        Nathan Coulter-Nile To Chris Morris OUT!
        Good length delivery on off, Morris looks to loft it over mid on but he mistimes it. Finch comes running in from covers to get this one. Superb catch by finch.
        16.4
        1
        Nathan Coulter-Nile To David Miller
        Shortish delivery, Miller pulls this one for a single.
        16.3
        0
        Nathan Coulter-Nile To David Miller
        Shortish delivery, Miller plays a pull shot on this one.
        16.3
        wd
        Nathan Coulter-Nile To David Miller
        Wide! The batsman goes after a wide one and misses. The umpire has signalled a wide.
        Match Info
        • Venue Kingsmead, Durban
        • Toss Australiawon the toss and elected to bat
        • Result South Africa beat Australia by 3 wickets
        • Player of the Match David Miller
        • Umpire
        • Referee Sir Richie Richardson
        Match Notes
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