The second T20I of the Australia tour of South Africa 2023 witnessed another impressive performance from the Aussies as they clinched an emphatic victory over the Proteas at Kingsmead, Durban on Friday. Australia’s dominance continued as they secured an 8-wicket win, building on their previous commanding victory in the series.

South Africa’s Innings:

After winning the toss and opting to bat first, South Africa posted a total of 164-8 in their allotted 20 overs. The top-order struggled to find their rhythm initially, but Aiden Markram‘s resilient knock of 49 runs off 38 balls, featuring 3 fours and 2 sixes, provided stability to the innings. Captain Temba Bavuma contributed a fiery 35 runs off 17 balls, including 6 fours and 1 six.

However, the Australian bowlers put on a disciplined show, with Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis each claiming three wickets. Sean Abbott was particularly impressive, finishing with figures of 3/22 in his 4 overs, making him a key figure in the Australian bowling attack.

Australia’s Innings:

Chasing a target of 165, Australia showcased their batting prowess with a dominant performance. Matthew Short led the charge with a blistering 66 runs off just 30 balls, smashing 7 fours and 4 sixes. He was ably supported by Mitchell Marsh, who played a scintillating innings of 79 runs off 39 deliveries, which included 8 fours and 6 towering sixes. Their partnership proved to be the cornerstone of Australia’s successful run chase.

Australia reached the target comfortably at 168/2 in just 14.5 overs, showcasing their batting depth and aggressive intent.

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Player of the Match:

The Player of the Match award went to Sean Abbott for his outstanding performance with the ball, where he contributed significantly to Australia’s success by taking three crucial wickets.

Series Status:

With this victory, Australia has gained a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. They previously won the 1st T20I by a convincing margin of 111 runs. The third T20I, scheduled for Sunday (September 3) at the same venue, now becomes a crucial fixture for South Africa as they look to stage a comeback and salvage the series.

Here are some best tweets from the second T20I between South Africa and Australia:

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