Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

SPD Smith
SPD Smith
45(32) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
7 4 3 13 7 2 3 6
AJ Finch
AJ Finch
42(27) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 1 2 7 12 10 0 6

Best performances - Bowlers

AC Agar
AC Agar
O4
M0
R24
W5
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
A Zampa
A Zampa
O2.3
M0
R9
W2
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Alan Gardner

9.25pm: Well, the series has started with a bang, all right! Australia's women may have slipped on day one of the Women's T20 World Cup, but the men have handed out a right royal pasting in Johannesburg, as they sharpen their own tournament planning. Anyway, Firdose's report will have the long and the short of it (very short in the case of South Africa's innings) and we'll be back for more from Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Thanks for chipping in, from Matt, Ranjith and myself, it's good night and good luck. Bye!

9.15pm: Time for the presentations, starting with South Africa captain Quinton de Kock: "Not too sure what happened there [with the bowling], the energy was there but the skills weren't good enough tonight. We pride ourselves on our fielding and tonight we weren't at our best. But as long as we get up tomorrow and try and fight for the next game. We can't do much at practice, it's more of a mental thing, we have to come out with that fight on Sunday."

Ashton Agar is Man of the Match: "It was really exciting, the highlight of my cricketing life. My job is made a lot easier when I have Mitch, Patty Cummins, Richo and Zamps doing the job before me. [Starc new ball?] To have a guy steaming in and putting the ball down at 150kph, it puts fear in the opposition. Starting well is important in T20 and that's what we did today. Unbelievable catch [from Finch for the hat-trick], great team performance."

Australia captain Aaron Finch: [Great game] "Absolutely, it was, we set the tone in the field, took a couple of sharp chances and Ashton bowled really well, all round a good performance. When you're chasing 200, you have to get off to a good start, but Starcy bowling Quinton with a beauty, it puts you on the back foot. But I would have batted second, too, so it was a good toss to lose. The way we attacked the crease and bowled a good aggressive length was really impressive. Not letting them get away and put us on the back foot. [Hat-trick ball] There's about 10% chance of me catching that. He bowled beautifully today and deserved it."

9.05pm: Oh dear, that is a sorry mess for the Saffers: their lowest T20 international total, their biggest T20I defeat. Australia have steamrolled their way to victory here at the Wanderers, where after all the talk of having to brave a storm on their return to South Africa, it is the hosts who have been roughed up. Eighth T20I win in a row for Finch's side, and it really does look like they are building well towards the World Cup on home soil later this year. Everyone chipped in with the bat, and then Ashton Agar proved himself worthy of the Dre Russ bantz by ripping through South Africa, with only the second hat-trick by an Australian in T20Is!

14.3
W
Zampa to Rabada, OUT, bowled 'im, this one is done! Pushed through flatter and Rabada has one swing too many... Zampa hits middle, and South Africa have been retired on their stool! Australia win by 107 runs to go 1-0 up in the series

K Rabada b Zampa 22 (26m 19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 115.78

14.2
1
Zampa to Shamsi, 1 run, flicked for a single
14.1
1
Zampa to Rabada, 1 run, tossed up and worked off the stumps

Adam Zampa back... can he draw a line under things? SA still shy of their lowest T20I score

END OF OVER:
14 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 87/9 (110 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 18.33)

  • Tabraiz Shamsi1 (3b)
  • Kagiso Rabada21 (17b)
  • Ashton Agar4-0-24-5
  • Kane Richardson3-0-20-0

Best figures by an Australian in T20Is, notes Matt

13.6
0
Agar to Shamsi, no run, floated up wide of the stumps, Shamsi comes across and pokes it away safely... Agar finishes with 5 for 25, and that has pretty much finished South Africa
13.5
1
Agar to Rabada, 1 run, steps down and swings one more away through midwicket
13.4
0
Agar to Rabada, no run, tossed up and tapped back

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2HE van der DussenQ de Kock
2nd15F du PlessisHE van der Dussen
3rd21F du PlessisJT Smuts
4th2F du PlessisDA Miller
5th4F du PlessisPJ van Biljon
6th0PJ van BiljonAL Phehlukwayo
7th0DW SteynPJ van Biljon
8th33PJ van BiljonK Rabada
9th8L NgidiK Rabada
10th4T ShamsiK Rabada