South Africa will square off against Australia in the second T20I of the three-match series on Friday, September 1. The match is scheduled to take place at the Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. It is worth mentioning that Australia won the opening game by a record margin of 111 runs and leads the series (1-0).

Mitchell Marsh and Tim David shined for the Men in Yellow in their massive win over South Africa in the first T20. Marsh hammered 92 runs off 49 balls, while David contributed with a quickfire 64 runs off 28 deliveries in the Aussie side’s victory. On the other hand, Reeza Hendricks was the standout performer for South Africa. He scored a brilliant 56 runs off 43 deliveries but failed to get his team across the line.

Australia will now be looking to maintain their dominance over the Proteas side. Meanwhile, South Africa will be determined to bounce back and stay alive in the contest.

T20 stats and records at Kingsmead Stadium:

  • Total matches played: 18
  • Won batting first: 11
  • Won bowling first: 7
  • Average 1st innings scores: 152
  • Highest total: 226/6 (Australia)
  • Lowest total: 73/10 (Kenya)
  • ‘Highest run chase: 158/7 (South Africa)
  • Lowest total defended: 125/6 (South Africa)
  • Most runs: 141 runs (Quinton de Kock)
  • Highest score: 114 not out off 85 balls (Morne van Wyk)
  • Best bowling figures: 5/23 (David Wiese)
  • Most sixes: 12 sixes (Yuvraj Singh)
  • Most wickets: 9 wickets (David Wiese)

Also READ: SA vs AUS 2023, T20I series: Broadcast, Live Streaming details – When and Where to Watch in India, Australia, USA, UK, South Africa & other nations

Kingsmead Stadium Pitch Report:

Kingsmead Stadium Pitch (Image Source: Twitter)

The pitch at Kingsmead is known for its nature to favour the bowlers, and the seamers tend to find extra movement from the surface due to the moisture on the track. Meanwhile, spinners find it difficult to get going at this venue. However, batters can score big runs if they spend some time in the middle. The team winning the toss would look to bat first and put a substantial total on the board. Overall, a thrilling and high-scoring game is anticipated to take place at this venue.

Kingsmead Weather Report:

Durban Weather Forecast
Durban Weather Forecast (Image Source: Twitter)

The weather at Kingsmead in Durban will be cloudy, with a high chance of rain. The rain gods are likely to interrupt the game with a 41% chance of precipitation, and persistent showers could even play spoilsport. However, cricket enthusiasts can still expect the match to take place despite the interruptions. The temperature is expected to hover around 19 degrees Celsius with humidity levels to be around 80% and the wind blowing at a speed of 27 Km/hr.

SA vs AUS 2nd T20I, Probable XIs:

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (c), Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs (wk), Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Lungi Ngidi, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi

Australia: Matthew Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Tanveer Sangha, Spencer Johnson

Also READ: SA vs AUS 2023, 2nd T20I – Match Prediction, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | South Africa vs Australia

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