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International Cricket: Lone Twenty20 Match of 2018: Australia v South Africa 2nd Innings Write-Up at Metricon Stadium in the Gold Coast

Reeza Hendricks couldn’t hold onto the catch when he ran too far in.

In return, Chris Lynn fired off back to back fours to give Australia a red-hot start in the Gold Coast.

Aaron Finch was on the verge of leaving through a loose pull shot into the air.

Although, Finch survived when Andile Phehlukwayo dropped the catch before Lungi Ngidi clean bowled him two balls later.

Ngidi bowled a perfectly straight line & length where Finch went too thick with a swing and a miss.

Chris Morris added Australia’s second wicket fall this time on D’Arcy Short.

Short couldn’t execute the cut shot too early as Andile Phehlukwayo caught him through the air at extra cover.

Morris added his 2nd scalp with a perfect straight-ish yorker where he clean bowled Lynn on 14.

Marcus Stoinis may have executed the drive through thick cover to four.

But he mistimed the drive a ball later where Aiden Markram caught the ball at backward point on 5.

Ben McDermott looked to make the ramp shot trying to hit past the keeper’s head.

But he knicked the outside the edge straight to De Kock which proved wrong as Australia 5-43.

Alex Carey reached out for the drive with no pace where Heinrich Klaasen’s catch gifted Tabraiz Shamsi’s first scalp.

Although, Glenn Maxwell survived as long as he can in the middle.

The way he bats with his stance intact and use of the feet allowed him to score a quick play of 38.

But he got out on the last ball having slogged to Farhaan Behardien at mid-on.

Post-Match

After Australia reach ten overs, they’re 7-87 which isn’t enough to meet South Africa’s 108.

Hence, South Africa won by 22 runs.

Throughout the three week tour, South Africa took home three wins with two One-Day & one Twenty20 meetings.

South Africa will head home where some of their players will feature in the Mzansi Super League over the next four weeks.

Then they will be firing up for the Home Series v Pakistan from Boxing Day next month with:

  • Three Tests
  • Five One-Dayers
  • Three Twenty20s

On the other hand, Australia only won just one 50-Over match during the 2nd match a week ago.

In the T20 arena, they haven’t won in the last four matches going into next week.

That’s where Australia will face off India with three Twenty20 meetings.

That will begin from Wednesday at The Gabba in Brisbane from 6.15 PM AEDT LIVE on Fox Cricket.


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