Defending a below-par score, South Africa started strongly against Australia. Anrich Nortje dismissed Aussie skipper Aaron Finch in the second over of the innings. The right-handed batter looked uncomfortable during his stay at the crease. Finch couldn’t open his account in the first match of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Earlier, South Africa scored just 118 runs from 20 overs. Aiden Markram was the only batter, who looked in good touch for South Africa. He scored 40 valuable runs for his team. Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc took two wickets each for Australia.