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Australia beat South Africa to clinch T20I series 2-1

Updated: 10 March 2016 00:54 IST - Published: 09 March 2016 20:52 IST
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All things are clicking for Australia ahead of the World T20, can they continue this momentum into the World T20? Will the Proteas bounce and have a good showing in India, especially given the experience of all their players? Join us in a few days to find out. Until then, it is bye from me here and don't forget to join us for the World T20 qualifiers throughout the week.
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Despite being on the losing side, Hashim Amla gets the Man of the Match for his career-best T20I score of 97*
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Unlike the second T20I, this game was always in Australia's pockets, perhaps aside from that one over from Tahir in which both openers got out. Australia hit Tahir out of the park, Smith marshalled the chase well and the move to make Warner play in the middle order has worked. And they have also had Maxwell get into form before the World T20.
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19.2 Abbott to Marsh, FOUR, that is just bludgeoned down the ground and a record chase at the ground is achieved. Australia have won by 6 wickets and they have come from behind to win the series 2-1.
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19.1 Abbott to Maxwell, 1 run, slashed over the off-side but it bounces just short of Duminy.
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Australia are one hit away. Kyle Abbott has the ball.
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3 runs needed off the last over.
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This will go down to the last over once again.
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18.6 Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run, another swat, this time to cover and they take a single.
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18.5 Rabada to Maxwell, SIX, WHAT WAS THAT? Didn't go where Maxwell wanted but still went for six. Gave himself room and crashed it over point.
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18.4 Rabada to Maxwell, no run, goes for another slog but doesn't make contact with the slower ball.
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Mitchell Marsh is the new batsman but it will be Maxwell on strike.
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18.3 Rabada to Smith, WICKET, goes for the ramp but top-edges it to de Kock who takes a simple catch.
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18.2 Rabada to Maxwell, 1 run, just another single, that was a lot of effort for a single from Maxwell.
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18.1 Rabada to Smith, 1 run, yorker on leg stump and Smith works it away behind square.
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Rabada to continue. Can he work a miracle here?
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12 needed off the last 12 balls. With Maxwell at the crease, Australia are only two hits away.
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17.6 Steyn to Maxwell, 2 runs, this one goes over extra cover and the target is almost within reach.
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17.5 Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR, goes across the leg side and this time flat-batted it over mid-off for another boundary.
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17.4 Steyn to Maxwell, no run, slower bouncer and Maxwell misses out again.
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17.3 Steyn to Maxwell, no run, that was an excellent short ball but Maxwell went outside leg then went across and got himself into an awful position and was glad the ball didn't flick his gloves.
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17.2 Steyn to Maxwell, FOUR, first ball and Maxwell jumps outside leg and just slashes it behind point for a boundary. Maxwell seems to be in a hurry.
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If anyone thought that was good news, guess who just walked in, yes, it is Glenn Maxwell.
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17.1 Steyn to Warner, RUN-OUT, that was so wide but Warner still gets some bat on it and decides to go for two but Tahir delivers a perfect throw and he gets his man this time. There was never two there.
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Steyn to bowl his final over.
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The required run rate is under 8 now.
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16.6 Rabada to Warner, 1 run, another mishit that falls safely and well in front of the fielder.
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16.5 Rabada to Warner, no run, perfectly executed short ball and Warner cannot get any bat on it.
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16.4 Rabada to Smith, 1 run, goes for the same shot again but finds the fielder at short fine-leg.
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16.3 Rabada to Smith, SIX, goes across his stumps and Smith just flicks it over fine-leg for a six. That is a terrific shot and that wasn't a bad ball at all.
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16.2 Rabada to Warner, 1 run, dragged down to long-on on the bounce.
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16.1 Rabada to Warner, no run, gets through the defence and this one just goes over the top of middle stump.
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Four overs to go, Australia need 32 to win. This should be a cakewalk.
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15.6 Abbott to Smith, 2 runs, excellent running once again and Smith gets two for a pull to long-on.
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15.5 Abbott to Smith, no run, slower ball and Smith tries to work it to third man but misses outl
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15.4 Abbott to Warner, 1 run, drilled to long-off.
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15.4 Abbott to Warner, WIDE
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15.3 Abbott to Warner, 2 runs, top edges one to third man but Tahir misfields and that allows the two.
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15.3 Abbott to Warner, WIDE
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15.2 Abbott to Smith, 1 run, with everyone back on the leg side, Smith takes an easy single to deep square-leg.
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15.1 Abbott to Warner, 1 run, length ball outside off and Warner drills it down to long-off.
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Kyle Abbott into the attack.
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Five overs to go and Australia should cruise to victory unless something miraculous happens.
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14.6 Tahir to Smith, 2 runs, excellent running from Warner converts a single down the ground into a two.
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14.5 Tahir to Smith, no run, quicker ball but sliding down leg.
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14.4 Tahir to Warner, 1 run, lofted down to long-off for another single.
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14.3 Tahir to Smith, 1 run, drilled to sweeper cover.
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14.2 Tahir to Warner, 1 run, goes for the reverse switch hit but finds the fielder at short third man.
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14.1 Tahir to Smith, 1 run, walks down the track and punches it to long-on.
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Imran Tahir into the attack.