Only T20I (N), South Africa tour of Australia 2018, Watch SA v AUS Cricket highlights today – Only Twenty/20 from Carrara Oval (Australia) Saturday 17th November 2018. The start of the first international cricket match ever hosted on the Gold Coast was delayed by an hour and 50 minutes due to heavy downpour that turned the T20I into a 10 overs-a-side affair. The Powerplays were reduced to three overs and the bowlers can only bowl two overs maximum.
Australia captain Aaron Finch had no hesitation in bowling after winning the toss. Faf du Plessis would have bowled first as well if the coin had fallen his way. Australia left out the specialist spinner Adam Zampa. South Africa opted to play Tabraiz Shamsi instead of Imran Tahir while Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris got their first games of the tour.
Australia won the toss and elected to field.
Australia team/playing XI
AJ Finch (c), AT Carey †, CA Lynn, BR McDermott, GJ Maxwell, MP Stoinis, DJM Short, NM Coulter-Nile, AJ Tye, JP Behrendorff, B Stanlake.
South Africa team/playing XI
Q de Kock †, RR Hendricks, F du Plessis (c), H Klaasen, DA Miller, F Behardien, AL Phehlukwayo, CH Morris, K Rabada, L Ngidi, T Shamsi.