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As it happened: Maxwell, Warner take AUS to victory

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06 Mar 2016

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06 Mar 2016

The 3rd and final T20 match will take place on Wednesday, 9th of March at Newlands at 18h00.

06 Mar 2016

RECAP:

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. South Africa made 204/7, mainly due to 79 from skipper, Faf du Plessis. Australia went onto a fiery start, thanks to a record 161 fourth-wicket partnership between Glenn Maxwell (75) and David Warner (77) and replied with 205/5, winning off the final ball of the innings. Australia won by 5 wickets and level the three-match series 1-1 going to the final at Newlands.

06 Mar 2016

MAN OF THE MATCH:

David Warner for his 77 off 40 (6x4, 3x6)

06 Mar 2016

Australia win by 5 wickets off the final ball.

Warner 77 off 40

Maxwell 75 off 43

Rabada 2-25

Steyn 2-32

06 Mar 2016

Australia end their five match defeats and level the series 1-1 with one game to go.

06 Mar 2016

Marsh hits straight down the ground and the batsmen scamper for two, misfield at long-off as Australia win by 5 wickets.

06 Mar 2016

AUSTRALIA WIN!

06 Mar 2016

Single.

Australia need 2 to win off the LAST BALL.

It's down to the wire!

06 Mar 2016

Going upstairs for a run-out but Marsh is safe. 3 to win from 2

06 Mar 2016

200 up for Australia, they need 5 off 3

06 Mar 2016

Another wide from Rabada!

Australia need 7 off 4.

06 Mar 2016

8 runs off 4...

06 Mar 2016

WIDE!

Australia require 10 off 5 deliveries. The nerves!

06 Mar 2016

NEW BATSMAN:

James Faulkner walks in. Australia on edge. 11 off 5

06 Mar 2016

Rabada bowls full and Warner swings and misses. Warner departs for 77 off 40 (6x4, 5x6). Amazing innings from Warner.

06 Mar 2016

WICKET!

06 Mar 2016

Last over, Australia need 11 to win. Rabada runs in.

06 Mar 2016

NEW BATSMAN:

Mitchell Marsh joins Warner in the middle.

06 Mar 2016

Maxwell drives and mistimes Morris to de Villiers at extra cover. Maxwell departs for a brilliant and blistering 75 for 43 balls (7x4, 3x6)

06 Mar 2016

WICKET!

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Maxwell reverse sweeps to fine leg and Australia need 12 to win.

06 Mar 2016

Two overs left, Australia require 18 off 12 balls. Morris runs in, bad call as he has been expensive, especially in his previous over.

06 Mar 2016

150 partnership for Warner (73) and Maxwell (70).

06 Mar 2016

Australia need 29 off 18 balls.

06 Mar 2016

WIDE!

This is getting ridiculous from Morris, bowls TWO wides and the free hit still applies, SA losing it here. Expensive over from South Africa so far, 16 runs off Morris' over.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR AND NO BALL

Morris bowls a high full toss and Maxwell swings it to third man. Free hit for Australia.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Warner drives the ball straight and over the bowlers head. AUS 166/3

06 Mar 2016

10 runs off Steyn's over, Australia are on the verge of victory, while the Proteas need a wicket.

The Aussies require 45 off 24 balls.

06 Mar 2016

SIX!

Warner pulls Steyn for another maximum over mid-wicket. Australia 157/3

South Africa are under pressure!

06 Mar 2016

Dale Steyn back into the attack as South Africa are desperately looking for a wicket.

06 Mar 2016

50 up for David Warner as he middles the ball to long-on boundary. He gets his 12th half-century in T20I off just 25 balls.

06 Mar 2016

SIX!

Warner obliterates the ball for a maximum over deep mid-wicket, Warner goes to 48*.

06 Mar 2016

David Wiese's expensive spell comes to end - he goes for 58 for none. Australia are in a comfortable position with Maxwell and Warner in. Australia require 74 to win.

06 Mar 2016

Glenn Maxwell brings up his 2nd T20I half-century by smacking a SIX over deep mid-wicket. He gets it off 26 balls and the partnership between Warner is at 97.

South Africa losing their way here.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Maxwell flicks the ball to third man, Maxwell hitting back-to-back boundaries for Australia now.

06 Mar 2016

SIX!

Maxwell sloshes the ball over deep long-on for a maximum in Wiese's final over.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Warner smashes the ball down the ground, as the ball races away. Australia 113/3 in the 13th over.

Warner 42*

Maxwell 37*

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Maxwell drives the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. AUS 104/3

06 Mar 2016

100 up for Australia in the 12th over. Australia require 105 off 40 with 7 wickets in hand.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Warner punches Tahir to deep extra cover. The Australians going steady now and getting runs on board.

06 Mar 2016

Half-way into the second innings, Australia need 117 to win off 60 balls.

06 Mar 2016

SIX!

Warner hooks all the way to deep mid-wicket and brings up the 50 partnership for Warner and Maxwell. Australia are 88/3 in 10 overs.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Maxwell pulls Wiese over deep mid-wicket and he goes onto 27 now.

06 Mar 2016

FOUR!

Maxwell flicks the ball to backward square and Tahir misfields and the ball races to the boundary.

06 Mar 2016

David Warner gets over 1500 runs in T20I cricket in just 56 matches, going at a strike-rate of 139.4
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