Proteas look to clinch T20I series against Australia

Australian cricket team in SA in 2019–20

South Africa v Australia

Third T20I Match
Newlands Cricket Ground
Cape Town, South Africa
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
South Africa and Australia will meet in the 3rd T20I match in Cape Town on Wednesday, February 26.
David Warner in action for Australia
The Proteas beat Australia by 12 runs in their second T20I match in Port Elizabeth on Sunday to level the three-match series 1-1.
South African captain Quinton de Kock provided a vital contribution as he made 70 runs from 47 balls.
It was the wicket-keeper batsman's first half-century against Australia in the format and his sixth overall.

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It earned De Kock, who is regarded as one of the leading wicket-keeper batsman in the world, the KFC Man of the Match award.
While batsman David Warner caught the eye when he made 67 runs from 56 balls, but the Baggy Greens were beaten on the day.

Lungi Ngidi in action for South Africa.
South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi excelled with three wickets against the former world champions.
The 23-year-old hailed the team's performance and he indicated that they had to win the 2nd T20I match ahead of the last encounter on Thursday.

“It’s been a very difficult build-up for us. There have been a lot of situations where we have been tested at the death,” Ngidi said.

“The chat has just been to have confidence in the skills that we have. We have done it before and to go out there and actually back an trust your skills.

“It means a lot to the team. Every win counts," the Durban-born cricketer added.

"They played very well in the first game. We were outplayed as simple as that. We knew we had to fight to stay in the series.”

South Africa v England T20I results

Matches - 20
South Africa - 8
Australia - 12
Draws - 0
No Result - 0

T20I Rankings

2 - Australia
5 - South Africa

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Published: 02/25/2020