South Africa has scored their fourth-lowest total in T20 Internationals, 118/9. Also, it came yesterday against Australia.
The Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 got underway with a low-scoring thriller. Australia and South Africa battled till the very last at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Also, the Men in Yellow just managed to cross the line. They have won the game by five wickets. On the other hand, South Africa did put up a commendable fight with the ball. However, they still have many loopholes in the ship.
The coin has landed in Australia’s favor. Also, they elected to bowl first. The Aussie bowlers justified the decision by ripping apart South Africa’s batting order. The Proteas side somehow crawled to 118-9 thanks to a 40-run knock from Aiden Markram. Although the target wasn’t massive, the Aussies had a hard time.
Their top-order couldn’t do much either as South Africa was in the hunt till the very last moment. The Proteas seemed in command after the Aussies lost five wickets inside 81 runs. However, Marcus Stoinis and Matthew Wade played substantial cameos as Australia crossed the line with two balls to spare.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the Australia vs South Africa clash in T20 World Cup 2021:
2 – Tabraiz Shamsi has now taken 29 T20I wickets in 2021, second-most for a bowler in a calendar year. Australia’s Andrew Tye took 31 wickets in 2018.
3 – Shamsi also became the third South African bowler after Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir to complete 50 T20I wickets.
85.71 – Glenn Maxwell had a strike rate of 85.71 during his 21-ball 18, the lowest for him in a T20I match where he faced a minimum of 20 deliveries.
4 – South Africa recorded their fourth-lowest total in T20 Internationals, 118/9.
2 – This is also South Africa’s second-lowest total in T20 World Cups.
8 – Kagiso Rabada has returned unbeaten in his last eight T20I innings.
4 – Josh Hazlewood became the fourth bowler to bowl a maiden over against South Africa in T20 World Cups.
5 – David Warner has now been dismissed five times by Kagiso Rabada in the T20s. No other bowler has dismissed him more often in this format.
2 – Aaron Finch became the second Australian captain after Aaron Finch to bag a duck in T20 World Cups.
6 – Finch now also has the joint-most ducks by an Australian player in T20Is (6). He joins David Warner at the top.
1500 – Marcus Stoinis completed 1,500 runs in international cricket.
1 – This was the first occasion of Mitchell Starc conceding 10 runs in his first over of a T20I match.