South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20I Highlights: Australia beat hosts by 97 runs, win series 2-1
South Africa vs Australia 3rd T20I Highlights: An all-round performance by Australia helped them overpower South Africa by 97 runs in the third and the final T20I in Cape Town on Wednesday. With this comprehensive win, the Aaron Finch-led Australian unit also secured a 2-1 victory in the three-match T20I series.
Having been put in to bat, Australia got off to a good start in Cape Town. At the end of the Powerplay AUS- 75/0 after which opener Warner and Finch went on to put a century stand. However, quick breakthroughs in the middle-overs helped the hosts bounce back in the contest. But some sensational hitting from Steve Smith in the final over helped Australia post a stiff 193/5 on the board, the highest at the venue in this format.
In response, South Africa lost their skipper Quniton de Kock and experienced Faf du Plessis early in the innings. Adam Zampa then went on to inflict some further damage in the Proteas camp as they were bundled out for 96 in 15.3 overs. This incidentally was also the lowest total at this venue in T20Is.