AUS v SA T20; Australia win by 5 wickets

RP | Published: 7:42 PM Oct 23 2021
Sports AUS v SA T20;  Australia win by 5 wickets

Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in their opening Super 12 Group 1 match of the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Australia chased down the target of 119 in 19.4 overs with Steve Smith scoring 34-ball 35. For South Africa, Anrich Nortje took two wickets while Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi got one each. 

Earlier, electing to bowl, Australia restricted South Africa to a meagre 118 for nine. Aiden Markram scored 40 for the Proteas after their top-order crumbled. 

Kagiso Rabada was the next best batter for them with an unbeaten 19-run knock at number eight. 

Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood (2/19) and Mithcell Starc (2/31) took two wickets apiece while spinner Adam Zampa (2/21) also accounted for two batters.


RP | Published: 7:42 PM Oct 23 2021

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