Super Eight Group 2: Australia Thrash South Africa

Shane Watson registered his fourth consecutive Player of the Match award and Australia not only won their fourth consecutive match easily but also forced South Africa on the verge of elimination. Their only hope is India’s win against Pakistan in the next match.

T20 World Cup 2012: Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    Shane Watson received his fourth consecutive Player of the Match award.
    Watson is now the highest scorer with highest number of sixes and also the leading wicket taker in 2012 T20 World Cup.
    8 Player of the Match award by Watson is a new record in T20, ahead of Afridi’s 7.
    Australia leads South Africa 5-4 now after their win in their first T20 World Cup Match.

South Africa innings (20 overs maximum)

    Levi b Doherty 0
    Amla c Wade b Watson 17 runs 15 balls 1 four 1 six
    Kallis c Wade b Doherty 6 runs 7 balls 1 four
    Duminy st Wade b Doherty 30 runs 25 balls 4 4s
    AB de Villiers c Bailey b Watson 21 runs 24 balls
    Behardien not out 31 runs 27 balls 2 4s 1 six
    Peterson not out 32 runs 19 balls 6 4s
    Extras (b 1, w 8) 9
    Total (20 overs) 146/5

Fall of wickets

    1-0 (Levi, 0.3 ov), 2-8 (Kallis, 2.1 ov), 3-33 (Amla, 5.5 ov), 4-64 (Duminy, 10.1 ov), 5-86 (de Villiers, 14.1 ov)

Bowling

    Doherty 4 ov 20/3
    Starc 4 ov 30/0
    Cummins 4 ov 33/0
    Watson 4 ov 29/2
    Hogg 3 ov 26/0
    Maxwell 1 ov 7/0

Australia innings (target: 147 runs from 20 overs)

    Warner b Morkel 5 runs 9 balls
    Watson c Parnell b Peterson 70 runs 47 balls 8 4s 2 6s
    Michael Hussey not out 45 runs 37 balls 2 4s 2 6s
    White not out 21 runs 13 balls 3 4s 1 six
    Extras (b 1, w 5) 6
    Total (17.4 overs) 147/2

Fall of wickets

    1-10 (Warner, 3.1 ov), 2-109 (Watson, 13.5 ov)

Bowling

    Steyn 3 ov 15/0
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