Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights – 30 Aug 2023

Kingsmead, Durban Records: 218/4 is the highest total of the twenty/20 format, scored by India against England in 2007. Home team highest score on this ground is 202/7 against England in 2020. The visitor team Australia’s highest total at this venue is 173/7 scored against India in 2007. Against Australia, South Africa scored 158 runs in chasing 158 runs target in 2016.

Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights 2023, Wednesday 30-8-2023, Australia tour of South Africa 2023, Kingsmead, Durban.

Markram: “Not 100 per cent sure how it’s going to play but a lot of guys have played a lot of cricket here and they all say it stays the same or gets a little better. It’s been really good to be honest. The young players bring a lot of excitement and energy. Two debuts in Gerald Coatzee and Dewald Brevis.”
Marsh: “We’d probably have bowled first as well but we’ll look to put on a big total. Guess this starts the T20 journey to next year. It’s an exciting time and a lot of cricket coming up and hopefully we’ll start with a win”

Toss: South Africa chose to field.

Australia team: 1 Matt Short, 2 Travis Head, 3 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 4 Josh Inglis (wk), 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Aaron Hardie, 8 Sean Abbott, 9 Nathan Ellis, 10 Tanveer Sangha, 11 Spencer Johnson
South Africa team: 1 Temba Bavuma, 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram (capt), 5 Dewald Brevis, 6 Tristan Stubbs (wk), 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Gerald Coetzee, 9 Lungi Ngidi, 10 Lizaad Williams, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

Head to Head In T20I’s: 22
Australia Won: 14
South Africa Won: 8
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
South Africa T20I Rankings: 5th

Form guide
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Australia WWWL-NR
South Africa LWLLL

Match Timings: 4:00 PM GMT | 6:00 PM Local
Umpires – Bongani Jele, Lubabalo Gcuma
TV Umpire – Stephen Harris
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Allahudien Paleker
Match number – T20I no. 2224



The wicket played really well and there was a bit of rust in every discipline. That’s no excuse for me and opportunities for new guys. It felt and looked a bit rusty and we have to come back strong on Friday. We want to be competitive and win games for the country.

Mitchell Marsh Player of the Match: Always nice to start a three-match series win a win and to score runs. I mean there’s a long process with injury and proud to be back and playing for Australia. Nice to contribute for the team. I thought Tim David was fantastic and the way he took pressure off me. I was playing a lot of Test cricket and missed my swing towards the end. Sangha has done well in the Big Bash and he’s a fantastic talent.

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