Updated: February 24, 2020 10:26:31 am
Faf du Plessis and David Miller’s acrobatics offered a serious enhance to South Africa in levelling the three-match T20I sequence towards Australia in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. On South Africa’s approach to the 12-run victory, the former captain defied age to contain himself in a relay catch at a vital juncture of the match.
After South Africa had posted 158/four at the finish of the 20 overs, driving on captain Quinton de Kock’s 47-ball 70, Australia had began nicely of their chase. With David Warner offering the surge from one finish, the guests discovered themselves able the place they wanted simply 32 runs from 24 balls with seven wickets in hand.
As stress was mounting due to the lack of boundaries, Mitchell Marsh fell sufferer to Lungi Ngidi’s supply in the 18th over. In the fifth ball of the over, to break the 16-ball boundary drought, Marsh lifted the ball straight down the floor.
What appeared like an assured most all of a sudden become disappointment for Australia as du Plessis mixed with Miller for a boundary-line catch to dismiss the batsman. The 35-year-old jumped up in the air and caught the ball, however since he was going over the line due to his momentum, he tossed the ball onto the path of Miller, who then dived completely to maintain the ball safely in his arms.
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After that, Kagiso Rabada bowled a wonderful penultimate over, conceding simply three runs and Anrich Nortje defended the remaining 17 runs with ease. Australia managed to rating simply seven runs from the remaining twelve balls, pouring water on David Warner’s sensible 67-run knock.
After shedding the opener by an embarrassing 107 runs, the Proteas bounced again with aplomb. The sequence decider will take place in Cape Town on February 26.
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