The second leg of the Icc men’s t20 world cup 2021 will start from today between Australia and South Africa. A total of 21 T20I matches had been played between South Africa and the Australian team from 2006 to 2020. Australia won 13 of them and South Africa got eight victories. In the recent form of both teams, Australia lost four T20I’s out of their last five matches. South Africa won five T20I’s out of their last five matches.
AUS vs SA Highlights Today, Saturday 23-10-2021. 13th Match, Group 1, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia vs South Africa, from Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Australia win the toss and choose to bowl.
Temba Bavuma admits he’s a bit nervous. “It’s a big privilege,” he said.
“Looks like a really good wicket and we don’t see it changing,” Aaron Finch says. Ashton Agar has been left out.
Australia team: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
South Africa team: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Points Table
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021/22 Complete Fixture
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Langton Rusere
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match number – T20I no. 1351 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 13th Match
Post Match Presentation
Josh Hazlewood is the Player of the Match:
“I think the length was the key, hitting the right length, just on top of the stumps. Anything slightly short or fuller seemed easy, so the length was key. The wicket seamed reasonably good, but it was a little bit stoppy, a little bit slow. It plays that way during the day and gets easier at night. We’ve got a number of all-rounder there and Maxi was the man today to bowl the four. It sort of got close in the end but we’ve got finishers and we were confident in them.”
“We want to talk about us being resilient, big effort to the guys getting it to the last over. With the bat – that was definitely not according to plan. Good effort to the bowlers to get it to that stage. I think Australia bowled well, probably barring the fast bowler. They adjusted to conditions, hitting that back of the length. Their spinners too didn’t give us anything. Credit to Aiden, but as a batting team, definitely not to plan. As much as it isn’t a day that didn’t go to plan, there are positives to take from it. We spoke about it at halftime that we weren’t going to leave anything out there.”
“The dugout was probably a bit more relaxed than I was. Anytime it comes down to the wire but Stoinis and Wade kept their cool there. It’s what experience can do. Maxwell did a really good job. We felt there were good match-ups for him in the powerplay, and then Miller came in and they couldn’t go hard, they were in a bit of a holding pattern [so it worked out]. Ideally, I would have been able to push him for a third in the powerplay (Hazlewood), he’s a world-class bowler in any form of the game.
People say that’s easy in this format but when you get it right on a pitch with variation, it can get tough. There’s never been any issue for us – we know people need to rest and I think for the longevity of Australian cricket it’s a great thing. Nice to get the experienced guys back because it counts in a World Cup. South Africa as good a fielding team as you get, in a big ground you think you can exploit [but they gave nothing away]. In the end, we needed a bit of luck to go our way and we got it.”