|South Africa vs. Australia 2014|
||vs|| South Africa
ScheduleFriday, 7 November 2014 at 08:35 GMT / 08:35 UK / 14:05 IST
VenueMelbourne Cricket Ground
South Africa started their tour of Australia on a positive note by winning the first T20 against the hosts and will look forward to clinch the series by grasping the next one. The Kangaroos were restricted to 144 for the loss of six wickets while the Proteas chased the target successfully by smashing 145 with seven wickets remaining and six balls to spare. The latter has taken a lead of 1-0, must be looking forward to grasp the next game and win the series whereas the Aussies will fight hard to level it.
Shane Watson was the highest scorer for the home side with 47, James Faulkner made 41while Cameron White, Aaron Finch and Nathan Reardon must concentrate on attacking batting. Doug Bollinger, Pat Cummins and Cameron Boyce shared one wicket each whereas rest of their bowlers need sharpness and accuracy.
Rilee Rossouw along with Quinton de Kock shared a match winning partnership of 128 for the second wicket. They powered 78 and 46 runs respectively whereas Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien and Ryan McLaren have the ability to post a lot of runs. Kyle Abbott was the most successful bowler with three wickets, Wayne Parnell, Ryan McLaren and Imran Tahir bowled well and chipped in with one wicket each.
Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 08:35 GMT, 19:05 local at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Mostly sunny with the temperatures around 21-31ᵒC.
Jean-Paul Duminy will prefer to chase after winning the toss.
A nicely laid down surface for the T20 encounter.
Australia – Aaron Finch (C), Cameron White, Shane Watson, Ben Dunk, Nathan Reardon, , James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Doug Bollinger.
South Africa – Jean-Paul Duminy (C), Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Kyle Abbott, Kasigo Rabada, Imran Tahir.
Team South Africa is in great form, will possibly win the match and series.