ICC T20 WC 2021 – Australia vs South Africa
Australia vs South Africa, the first Group 1 match (13th of WC) of ICC T20 WC scheduled to be played on 23rd October 2021 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Australia vs South Africa – Pre-match Updates
Australia vs South Africa Head to Head comparison of matches played and won shows that out of 21 matches played between them, Australia has won 13 times whereas South Africa managed to win on 8 occasions, which means Australia has a win percentage of around 40% against South Africa in T20s.
The last time, two teams met, was in February 2020 in Newlands with Australia hammering South Africa by 97 runs.
Australia vs South Africa – Match Details
Aaron Finch, the captain of Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Below are both teams that were declared:
South Africa squad for T20 WC: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Australia squad for T20 WC: Aaron Finch (c), Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
While batting first South Africa could not make a partnership and lost 9 wickets in 20 overs. Only Auden Markram tried to stay longer and score 40 runs off 36 deliveries. South Africa finished 119-9 in 20 overs.
Australian side bowled well and Starc, Hazlewood, and Zampa took 2 wickets each whereas Maxwell and Cummins took 1 wicket each.
Australia has to chase a reasonable small total of 120 with a required rate of 6 runs per over but they too did not have the desired start. They lost openers early but thanks to the middle order who achieved the target in 20th over.
Australia won the match by 5 wickets and finished at 121-5 in 19.4 overs.
Player of the Match
Josh Hazlewood was awarded Player of the match for his 2-19 in 4 overs.
South Africa Scorecard
|David Warner |
c Klassen b Rabada
|Aaron Finch |
c Rabada b Nortje
|Mitchell Marsh |
c Dussen b Maharaj
|Steven Smith |
c Markram b Nortje
|Glenn Maxwell |
|Marcus Stoinis |
|Mathew Wade |
|Total: 121-5 in 20 Overs|
|Temba Bavuma |
|Quinton de Kock |
|Van der Dussan|
c Wade b Hazlewood
|Aiden Markram |
c Maxwell b Starc
|Henrich Klassen |
c Smith b Cummins
|David Miller |
lbw b Zampa
|Dwaine Pretorius |
c Wade b Zampa
|Keshav Maharaj Runout (Maxwell/Wade)||0||2||0||0|
|Kagiso Rabada |
|Anrich Nortje |
c Finch b Starc
|Tabraiz Shamsi |
|Total: 118-9 in 20 Overs|