South Africa beat Australia by 12 runs
South Africa beat Australia by 12 runs. (Pic Source: Twitter)

SA vs AUS: Twitter erupts as South Africa wins a thriller to level the T20I series against Australia

South Africa produced a fighting performance in the second T20I to edge Australia by 12 runs in a thrilling contest at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Defending a modest 158 runs, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and local hero Anrich Nortje produced some superb death bowling under huge pressure to clinch the win and square the series up at 1-1 as the Aussies finished on 146 for six.


The final match will be played at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday (February 26).

Aussie opener David Warner carried his bat for 67 not out in a brave innings that was just not enough to get his side over the finish line.


Earlier, Quinton de Kock blitzed a half-century as South Africa scored 158 for four.

The Proteas captain led from the front as he battered 70 in only 47 deliveries to help set Australia the second-highest target in T20Is at St George’s Park.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:


https://twitter.com/Mafiasanza/status/1231609877245677572

https://twitter.com/FourOverthrows/status/1231608611492810752

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