Mitchell Marsh led side face South Africa in the 3rd and final T20I match of the series to be played in Durban on 3rd September. Australia produced another dominating display with an 8-wicket win in the 2nd T20I match played at Kingsmead, Durban on 1st September 2023.
After inviting, South Africa to bat first, the Australian pace bowlers Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendroff, and Nathan Ellis did the damage in the first six overs. Despite South Africa’s recovery, they could only post 164 for 8 in 20 overs. Australia decided to bring Adam Zampa replacing Tanveer Sangha.
Mitchell Marsh played another captain’s knock remaining not out on 79 and helped Australia register 8 wicket win. It was a dominating performance by the Australian team as they sealed the series 2-0.
On the other hand, South Africa struggled with their batting. Temba Bavuma got the team off to a flying start but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Aiden Markram and Tristian Stubbs provided some resistance as they could only muster 164 for 8. The bowling looked ordinary as they picked up only 2 wickets. Imaad Fortuin was bought into the playing XI replacing Marco Jansen.
Details– South Africa vs Australia, 3rd T20I
Venue– Kingsmead, Durban
Date and Time– 3rd September, 5.30 PM
The pitch used for the second T20I was a good batting pitch. Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis showed their class with 3 wickets each while Jason Behrendroff grabbed 2 wickets. Temba Bavuma provided a flying start putting pressure on Australian bowlers in the initial stages. Aiden Markram was the top scorer with 49 helping South Africa post 164 for 8 in 20 overs.
Mitchell Marsh showed his class with an unbeaten 79 along with Matthew Short’s 66 that helped Australia chase down the target in 14.5 overs.
The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target. It promises to be a balance between bat and ball in the 3rd T20I match.
Australia (Aus) vs South Africa (SA)- Predicted Playing XI
Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (C), Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa/Tanveer Sangha, Jason Behrendroff.
Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (C), Dewald Brevis, Tristian Stubbs, Imaad Fortuin, Gerlad Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Shamsi.
Fantasy Team Selection – Aus vs SA
Team 1- Matthew Short, Temba Bavuma (VC), Josh Inglis, Van der Dussen, Marcus Stoinis (C), Dewald Brevis, Sean Abbott, Fortuin, Nathan Ellis, Lungi Ngidi, Adam Zampa.
Team 2- Travis Head, Reeza Hendricks, Mitchell Marsh (C), Aiden Markram (VC), Tim David, Tristian Stubbs, Aaron Hardie, Gerlad Coetzee, Nathan Ellis, Shamsi, Jason Behrendroff.