Australia vs South Africa Only T20: South Africa triumph in 10-over showdown

Chris Morris two wickets Australia South Africa Only T20 Carrara cricket

Chris Morris removed D’Arcy Short and Chris Lynn in the space of three deliveries as South Africa triumphed in the one-off Twenty20 International

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South Africa triumphed in the rain-affected Twenty20 International against Australia in Carrara as they came out on top by 21 runs.

With South Africa being put in to bat after rain reduced to match to 10 overs per side, the Proteas got off to a flyer as Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks amassed a 42-run partnership in less than three overs.

Hendricks was then dismissed by Nathan Coulter-Nile for 19, while De Kock went on to score 22 before he was stumped by Alex Carey off the bowling of Glenn Maxwell.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis hammered a 15-ball 27 before he was brilliantly caught by Maxwell off the bowling of Billy Stanlake.

Once Du Plessis was gone, South Africa began to lose wickets at regular intervals, and ended up finishing on 108/6 off their 10 overs.

Coulter-Nile and Andrew Tye picked up two wickets apiece, while Stanlake and Maxwell chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 109 to win, Australia also made a brisk start to their innings before captain Aaron Finch was clean bowled by Lungi Ngidi for seven runs.

D’Arcy Short failed to trouble the scorers as he was dismissed by Chris Morris for a golden duck.

Morris struck again two balls later as he cleaned up Chris Lynn for 14.

Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott and Carey followed shortly after, but Maxwell put up valiant fight with a 23-ball 38.

However his efforts went in vain as Australia concluded their innings on 87/7.

Ngidi, Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets apiece, while Tabraiz Shamsi claimed one.

Shamsi was named Man of the Match.

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