Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2015–16

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Australian cricket team in South Africa in 2015–16
  Flag of South Africa.svg Flag of Australia.svg
  South Africa Australia
Dates 4 March 2016–9 March 2016
Captains Faf du Plessis Steve Smith
Twenty20 International series
Results Australia won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Faf du Plessis (123) David Warner (130)
Most wickets Kagiso Rabada (5)
Imran Tahir (5)
Nathan Coulter-Nile (5)
Player of the series David Warner (Aus)

The Australian cricket team toured South Africa from 4 to 9 March 2016 to play three Twenty20 International matches.[1] The matches were in preparation for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 which started later that month in India. Australia won the series 2–1.

Squads[edit]

T20Is
 South Africa[2]  Australia[3]

T20I series[edit]

1st T20I[edit]

4 March
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
157/9 (20 overs)
v
 South Africa
158/7 (19.2 overs)
Aaron Finch 40 (18)
Imran Tahir 3/21 (4 overs)
David Miller 53* (35)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/29 (4 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: David Miller (SA)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Peter Nevill and Adam Zampa (both Australia) made their T20I debuts.

2nd T20I[edit]

6 March
14:30
Scorecard
South Africa 
204/7 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
205/5 (20 overs)
Faf du Plessis 79 (41)
James Faulkner 3/28 (4 overs)
David Warner 77 (40)
Kagiso Rabada 2/25 (4 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: David Warner (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ashton Agar (Aus) made his T20I debut.
  • This was Australia's highest successful run-chase in T20Is.[4]
  • The partnership of 161 between Warner and Glenn Maxwell was the highest 4th wicket partnership in T20Is.[4]

3rd T20I[edit]

9 March
18:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
South Africa 
178/4 (20 overs)
v
 Australia
181/4 (19.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 97* (62)
Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/36 (4 overs)
Steve Smith 44 (26)
Imran Tahir 2/38 (4 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Adrian Holdstock (SA)
Player of the match: Hashim Amla (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Africa announce itinerary for Australia T20s". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 5 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "South Africa Twenty20 Squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Smith to lead, Wade, Boyce dropped from World T20 squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Record Warner-Maxwell stand helps Australia win thriller". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 

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