South Africa vs Australia: At the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban, the first T20I encounter saw Australia defeat South Africa. Mitch Marsh served as the captain of the Australian squad, which put up a strong display to defeat South Africa by a score of 111 runs. This is the biggest defeat of South Africa in the hands of Australia. Now, with just 2 games left South Africa need to win both the games to win the series.
The 2nd T20 match between South Africa vs Australia will take place on September 1, 2023, at Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban, South Africa.
Match Details to Note:
Match: South Africa vs Australia 2nd T20
Date: September 1st, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 09:30 PM IST
Venue: Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban, South Africa
In the absence of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Keshav Maharaj, South Africa’s strategy was experimental, and it was clear that they lacked experience. In this game, they only deployed five bowlers, and they all were expensive. The lines and lengths of the entire bowling attack were dull, and Lungi Ngidi conceded at a rate of more than 12 runs per over.
The score was still changeable at Kingsmead pitch, but South Africa was never in the race. Despite Reeza Hendricks’ eighth fifty in nine T20Is, they were 69 for 5 after nine overs and were unable to recover. Marcus Stoinis impressed with the new ball and grabbed 3 for 18 in three overs.
Aiden Markram (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Matthew Breetzke, Dewald Brevis, Gerald Coetzee, Donovan Ferreira, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams
Players to watch out for:
Reeza was the only player who was able to face Australian bowling in the last match. South Africa scored 115 runs in total out of which his contribution was 56. He scored his 8th half-century in 9 T20 games. All hopes of South Africans depend on him now.
Tabraiz Shamsi, a left-arm wrist spinner, is a differentiating bowler. With 74 wickets at an economy rate of 7.28, he leads South Africa in wickets in T20 internationals. In the last match Shamsi took a wicket but in just 4 overs he bowled, he got smashed for 42 runs.
Possible Playing XI:
Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markaram, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Tristin Stubbs, Dewald Brevis, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sisanda Magala
The squad was able to keep up its momentum despite losing Travis Head early on. A high score was established with significant contributions from Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Short. Marsh scored an incredible 92 points off 49 balls and kept his wicket. Tim David made a huge contribution as well, scoring 69 quickly off just 28 balls. With his fast cameo of 23 runs in just 14 balls, debutant Aaron Hardie helped Australia surpass the 200-run threshold.
Sangha continued to bowl, eventually taking four wickets for 31 runs. Despite their best efforts, South Africa fell short by 111 runs, giving Australia a convincing victory.
Mitchell Marsh (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Marnus Labuschagne, Tanveer Sangha, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
Players to watch out for:
A high score was established with significant contributions from Mitchell Marsh. Marsh scored an incredible 92 points off 49 balls and kept his wicket. He will be the batsman to watch out for in the match.
Tanveer Sangha was the best bowler for Australia in the first match. He took 4 wickets in 4 overs and conceded 31 runs in total. He was the key figure in bundling South Africa in 115 runs.
Possible Playing XI:
Matthew Short, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Tanveer Sangha, Sean Abbott
South Africa vs Australia Head to Head:
Played- 23 | Australia- 15 | South Africa- 8 | NR- 0 | Tie- 0
South Africa vs Australia Toss Prediction:
In nine of the fifteen T20I games played in Durban, the team batting first has won. Because the surface here grows harder to bat on as the game between South Africa and Australia progresses, the team that wins the coin toss will likely get to go first.
South Africa vs Australia Pitch Report:
On the Durban pitch, seam bowlers are known to perform well. Because the new ball has a lot of strong bounce and movement in the first few overs, batters must be careful with their technique. Once they are comfortable, they can play their strokes. However, rapid bowlers ought to have sufficient ground here to challenge hitters the entire game. The new ball will move around a lot when illuminated.
South Africa vs Australia Match Prediction:
South Africa now faces a challenging task after suffering a severe loss in the opening game. To win the series, they will need to win two straight games. Australia, on the other hand, appears to be very confident. Their batting lineup is very powerful, and they are scoring a lot of runs against South Africa’s feeble bowling.
Australia is predicted to win the match South Africa vs Australia at the odds of 1.60
South Africa vs Australia The Most Recommended Player To Bet:
A high score was established in the last game by Australia with significant contributions from Mitchell Marsh. Marsh scored an incredible 92 points off 49 balls and kept his wicket. He will be the batsman to bet for in the match South Africa vs Australia.