Australia vs South Africa 2018, T20I

South Africa was able to clinch the one-off against Australia by 21 runs. It was a delayed start to the game due to rain and the match was pruned to 10 overs per side. Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bowl first. South Africa was able to get 108-6 in the ten overs after brisk knocks from skipper Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock.

The visitors were able to get off to a perfect start as they were to get 15 runs off the first over. However, the Australian bowlers were not able to hit the right areas. The Proteas was able to race to 42 runs in just three overs as Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock batted in the topmost gear.

Australia vs South Africa 2018: Twitter Reacts as South Africa Clinches the One-Off T20I
Glenn Maxwell. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Proteas clinches both ODI and T20I series.

In fact, all the batsman had the license to go all guns blazing from the get-go as there were only ten overs in the innings. Faf du Plessis was able to smack four fours whereas de Kock scored two maximums in his brisk knock. Reeza Hendricks scored three fours and one six in his 8-ball knock of 19.

On the other hand, Australia could not get off to an ideal start. The hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals and lost five wickets for 43 runs. Thus, Australia could not get the impetus in their batting innings.

Australia vs South Africa 2018, T20I
Chris Morris. Twitter

Glenn Maxwell was the lone warrior in the batting innings as the all-rounder scored 38 off just 22 balls. However, he could not find support from the other end.

Meanwhile, Tabraiz Shamsi was able to impress with his bowling as he gave away 12 runs in two overs to bag the Man of the Match. Chris Morris bowled a fine yorker to get the better of dangerous looking Chris Lynn. Morris scalped two wickets and conceded only 12 runs in his two overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s convincing win:

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