Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: The Manuka Oval in Canberra will host Australia vs South Africa’s second Twenty20 International match in the ongoing series. Australia registered a commanding eight wickets win in the first match of this three-match Twenty20 International series to take a 1-0 lead.
Australia Women won the toss and chose to bowl first in the opening Twenty20 International. Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits, the opening batsmen for South Africa Women, opened their innings with a 20-run partnership. But Darcie Brown’s early strikes, including the dismissals of Wolvaardt and Marizanne Kapp, established the tone for Australia’s bowling effort.
With a 43-run partnership between Tazmin Brits and Sune Luus, they steadied the innings. Anneke Bosch, Chloe Tryon, and Nadine de Klerk all contributed, helping South Africa Women to a competitive total of 147 runs for the cost of six wickets in 20 overs. Ellyse Perry and Darcie Brown were key players for the home team, taking significant wickets.
The Australia Women’s reaction was impressive as openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney put down a strong foundation with a partnership of 72 runs. Even when Nadine de Klerk removed Alyssa Healy from the game, Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath carried on the attack with another 65-run partnership.
Australia Women eventually secured victory with eight wickets remaining after successfully chasing down the goal in 19.1 overs. For South Africa Women, Nadine de Klerk and Marizanne Kapp each claimed a wicket.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Match Details and Live Streaming
Date and Time: 28 January 2024, Saturday, 5:15 AM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network will live telecast the match. However, fans can enjoy the live stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The flat surface at Manuka Oval is not very helpful to bowlers, particularly those who spin the ball. Fast bowlers have a little advantage over spinners since they may cause the ball to bounce and move in midair.
The batswomen can hit the ball powerfully and easily score a lot of runs. Given that the ground slows down in the second half, the team that bats first has a slight advantage.
The temperature is likely to be 12°-14°C whereas the humidity will be 91%.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Head-to-Head
In the 19 occasions the two sides have played in this format, Australia has prevailed 16 times, with South Africa winning thrice. Between these two sides, a thrilling match is expected.
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Probable Playing XIs
Australia: Alyssa Healy (C & WK), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath (VC), Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Annabel Sutherland
South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt (C), Tazmin Brits, Suné Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Chloé Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Mieke de Ridder (WK), Anneke Bosch, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas
Australia vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Dream 11 Prediction
Keeper – Beth Mooney, Allysa Healy
Batters – Ellyse Perry (vc), Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Phoebe Litchfield
All-rounders – Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp (c), Ashleigh Gardner
Bowlers – Megan Schutt, Georgia Wareham