Australia vs South Africa 2018: One-off T20I – Statistical Highlights

Australia vs South Africa 2018: One-off T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the one-off T20I in Carrara Oval.

Lungi Ngidi
Lungi Ngidi. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

South Africa ended their tour of Australia with a comfortable 21-run win in the one-off T20I at the new venue Carrara Oval. The game was reduced to 10-overs a side due to the rain just before the scheduled start of play. South Africa made 108/6 in their 10 overs with contributions from all their batsmen. Australia were reduced to 43/5 by the 6th over with Glenn Maxwell struggled to get going and the required rate rocketing over 15. He finished a 23-ball 38 without which the Aussies wouldn’t have even managed 87 runs that they eventually got.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the one-off T20I in Carrara Oval:

1 – South Africa is the first team to win a bilateral series/one-off against Australia in Australia in all the three formats. Windies is the other visiting team to win a series/one-off/tournament in all three formats in Australia but never won a bilateral ODI series with the Aussies down under.


2 – Only the 2nd time Australia lost a T20I game at home against South Africa. They lost the 2014 Adelaide T20I before winning the next two games of that series. The Aussies and Saffers have faced off in seven T20Is in Australia thus far with the hosts winning on five occasions.


4 – Aaron Finch, on his 32nd birthday, became only the 4th captain to lead his side in a T20I game. AB de Villiers (28th birthday) in the 2012 Wellington T20I against New Zealand, Stuart Broad (26th birthday) in the 2012 Nottingham T20I against Windies and George Bailey (30th birthday) in the 2012 Dubai T20I against Pakistan led their respective teams on their birthday.

De Villiers’ team ended up on the losing side while Broad turned out to be a victorious captain on his birthday. In Bailey’s instance, the game ended in a Tie and Australia ended up losing in the Super Over.


10 – This 10-overs aside game is the shortest T20I game to be played in Australia. The 2016 Townsville T20I between Ireland and PNG was reduced to 11-overs aside. The shortest home T20I for Australia was against New Zealand in Sydney this year where they chased 95 in 15 overs after New Zealand made 117/9 in their 20 overs.


12 – Runs Aaron Finch has scored in his last five T20I innings. The Australia skipper scored 464 runs including a record 172 in the first nine T20I innings in 2018.


224 – The Carrara Oval in Queensland is the 224th venue to host an International game and the 103rd venue to host a T20I game. It is the 23rd International venue in Australia and the 10th venue to host a T20I in this country.

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