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It was South Africa’s heaviest defeat in men’s T20I history. MATCH CENTRE: South Africa vs Australia first T20 scorecardDurban spectators were literally ducking for cover throughout Marsh’s brutal assault, which featured 13 boundaries and two sixes, as Australia posted its highest men’s T20I team total against South Africa. Despite a gritty half-century from opener Reeza Hendricks, the Proteas never looked like chasing the 227-run target, with Sangha running through South Africa’s middle order in a classy spell of 4-31, the best bowling performance by an Australian debutant in men’s T20Is since 2005. “It’s always nice to start a three-match series with a win, ” Marsh said in the post-match presentation. “My job is to score runs, so it was nice to get a couple. ”Proteas captain Aiden Markram won the toss and elected to field first on a flat wicket with short square boundaries.
Australia named four debutants for the series opener, with Sangha, who touched down in Durban the previous day, replacing the ill Adam Zampa at the eleventh hour. Watch Australia’s Tour of South Africa on Kayo Sports. Every T20 & ODI Live & On-Demand. Join Kayo now and start streaming instantly >Captain's knock! Mitch Marsh smashes RSA | 03:50Australian opener Travis Head sliced the second ball of the match over deep point for six but fell victim to Marco Jansen the following delivery, edging an outswinger to Hendricks at first slip.
Marsh massacre! New Aussie skipper destroys South Africa in brutal blitz as new spin sensation Tanveer Sangha shines on debutA career-best performance from captain Mitchell Marsh and a superb spell from debutant Tanveer Sangha steered Australia towards a thumping 111-run victory over South Africa at Kingsmead on Thursday morning AEST. Marsh, leading his country for the first time, smacked a career-best 92* (49) before New South Wales spinner Sangha, who touched down in South Africa the previous day, snared four wickets to help Australia take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The tourists had suddenly lost 3-8 in 14 deliveries, collapsing from 1-69 to 4-77 in the blink of an eye. However, Marsh and Tim David steadied the ship, combining for a record-breaking 97-run partnership for the fifth wicket. The South Africans shot themselves in the foot with some sloppy misfields, while another match ball was lost when David clobbered Coetzee onto West Stand’s roof. Marsh brought up his half-century in 22 balls, while David followed suit with a 24-ball fifty.
A superb outfield catch from Temba Bavuma was required to break the partnership, with David departing following an entertaining 64 (28). “David was fantastic, ” Marsh continued. “The way he batted just took the pressure off me … he batted beautifully. ”Western Australian all-rounder Aaron Hardie, another debutant, nailed a reverse sweep and slapped a glorious cover drive for six before becoming Williams’ third victim of the match in the penultimate over for 23 (14). Marsh, later named player of the match, fell short of a maiden T20I century but guided Australia towards 6-226 from their 20 overs, the highest T20I team total at the venue.
South Africa vs Australia first T20 scorecard: Mitchell Marsh