Cape Town: David Warner and Aaron Finch launched a brutal assault on the South African bowlers to arrange a complete 97-run Australian victory in the series-deciding third Twenty20 worldwide at Newlands on Wednesday.
In a near-repeat of Australia’s document 107-run win in the primary match of the collection in Johannesburg, South Africa captain Quinton de Kock’s choice to bowl first backfired spectacularly.
Led by opening batsmen Warner (57) and captain Finch (55), Australia piled up 193 for 5 -– three fewer than they made in Johannesburg.
They then bowled out South Africa for 96, simply seven greater than the host nation’s document low in Johannesburg.
As in Johannesburg, left-arm quick bowler Mitchell Starc bowled De Kock, South Africa’s star batsman, in the primary over of the house staff’s reply.
He adopted up by dismissing former captain Faf du Plessis in the third over and was named man-of-the-match after taking three for 23.
Finch was named man of the collection for his aggressive batting and astute captaincy.
“The guys have bought into the roles they have been asked to play,” he stated.