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South Africa beat Australia by three wickets in 1st T20I

Updated: 05 March 2016 01:10 IST - Published: 04 March 2016 20:33 IST
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And that's it from us. Join us again on Sunday for the earlier start, if the Asia Cup final isn't something you fancy. Till then, Ta ra.
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For his unbeaten, maiden, match-winning fifty, David Miller is the Man of the Match.
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158 wasn't a tough target to chase but after losing both openers early, it looked tough. But Faf du Plessis made it look easy but when he was out going for a suicidal run, things became interesting. But with his maiden T20I fifty, David Miller saw the Proteas home, even if it was Kyle Abbott who got the winning runs.
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19.2 Tye to Abbott, FOUR, clears his leg and hits it straight past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. South Africa win by 3 wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
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19.1 Tye to Miller, 1 run, doesn't want to take the single but Abbott pushes him to take it.
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Andrew Tye to bowl the final over with South Africa needing just five to win.
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18.6 Zampa to Miller, 1 run, there is a chance of a couple but Miller opts to keep the strike.
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18.5 Zampa to Abbott, FIFTY, Maiden T20I fifty for Miller, who gets there with a brilliant shot through mid-wicket. It is only two thanks to good fielding in the deep.
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18.4 Zampa to Abbott, 1 run, drag down by Zampa and Abbott gets off strike and brings up the 150 with a single to sweeper cover.
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18.3 Zampa to Abbott, no run, cut straight to the fielder at backward point.
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18.2 Zampa to Miller, 1 run, flicked off his pads for a single to deep mid-wicket.
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18.1 Zampa to Miller, no run, punched back to the bowler.
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Adam Zampa into the attack. On debut, the leggie has to bowl the penultimate over. Plenty of pressure on the young man.
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17.6 Hastings to Miller, 1 run, slower ball and he does well to hit it past the ground and keeps strike. With that he also gets his highest T20I score.
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17.5 Hastings to Miller, SIX, Another one hits the roof. Too straight from Hastings and Miller just flicks it off his pads over square leg and deposits it onto the roof.
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17.4 Hastings to Miller, no run, almost gets an outside edge with another off-cutter.
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17.3 Hastings to Abbott, 1 run, punches it just past the bowler and he gets a single to get Miller back on strike.
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17.2 Hastings to Miller, 1 run, short ball and Miller does well to guide it to the fielder for another single.
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17.1 Hastings to Miller, FOUR, brilliant way to start the over as he crunches a drive past cover. Expertly placed and he does well to pick the off-cutter as well.
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23 runs needed off 18 balls.
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16.6 Coulter-Nile to Miller, 1 run, flicked off to deep mid-wicket for a single.
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Kyle Abbott comes to the crease. Joins another hometown boy in Miller at the crease.
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16.5 Coulter-Nile to Morris, WICKET, that is a stunning catch from Aaron Finch to dismiss Chris Morris. Morris tries a slog over cover but Finch takes a brilliant catch running backwards at full speed and diving at the end.
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16.4 Coulter-Nile to Miller, 1 run, another slower bouncer but Miller shows more control in guiding it to deep square-leg.
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16.3 Coulter-Nile to Miller, no run, pulls it straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.
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16.3 Coulter-Nile to Miller, WIDE, too wide and called a wide.
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16.2 Coulter-Nile to Miller, 2 runs, slower ball and Miller gets a top-edge but is lucky it lands in no-mans land and he gets a couple.
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16.1 Coulter-Nile to Morris, 1 run, short ball and pulled straight to the fielder in the deep.
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29 to win off 24 balls. How crucial will those two sixes be?
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15.6 Tye to Miller, no run, slower ball and the batsman doesn't pick it and drills it back to Tye.
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Change of balls required as the previous one disappeared out of the ground. Actually it is on the roof and not quite out of the ground.
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15.5 Tye to Miller, SIX, that went a country mile. This time Tye was too short and Miller hits him out of the park over square leg.
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15.4 Tye to Miller, 2 runs, nails the yorker but Miller still guides it wide of long-on and picks up a couple.
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15.3 Tye to Miller, SIX, misses his length by a whisker and Miller with a short arm jab punishes him over cow corner.
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15.2 Tye to Morris, 1 run, another good yorker results in a single down the ground.
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15.1 Tye to Miller, 1 run, fuller ball and driven down to long-off.
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Five overs to go, 45 to get. Can Miller and Morris guide the Proteas home?
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14.6 Marsh to Morris, no run, good yorker and even better fielding as Marsh dives to his right and fields it well.
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14.5 Marsh to Miller, 1 run, walks down the track and punches it to deep square-leg for another single.
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14.4 Marsh to Morris, 1 run, flicked off his pads to deep square-leg for a single.
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14.3 Marsh to Morris, FOUR, that was pure placement. That was just flicked over mid-wicket for a boundary. Easy as you like.
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14.2 Marsh to Miller, 1 run, dances down the track and takes a single to deep mid-wicket.
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14.1 Marsh to Miller, no run, punched to the fielder at cover.
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After 14 overs, South Africa are 106/6
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13.6 Zampa to Miller, 1 run, drilled down the ground for a single.
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13.5 Zampa to Miller, FOUR, swept powerfully past square leg for a much-needed boundary.
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13.5 Zampa to Miller, WIDE, races down to the boundary and they pick up a couple of runs as well.
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13.4 Zampa to Morris, 1 run, just wide of the fielder at cover and he takes a single.