Australia v South Africa: Glenn Maxwell makes ridiculous catch look easy

Tanya Simon
November 19, 2018

The T20 is the start of four matches for Australia over the next week with three internationals against India.

"The T20 World Cup is in Australia and that's not too far away, so hopefully we'll be back for that and that will probably be my last worldwide tour I would think", Du Plessis said in Brisbane. "One player we'll really miss is Hardik Pandya, who's had an injury because he gives that balance to the side as a bowler and a batsman which allows you to play that extra bowler".

Heavy rains and a dominant South African performance proved too much for the Australians in their first-ever T20 global on the Gold Coast.

The mercurial Glenn Maxwell could not get Australia over the line despite his best efforts, top scoring with 38.

Virat Kohli & Co had a horrific time when they toured South Africa and England this year.

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Australia fought back well towards the end of the innings to restrict their opponents to 108.

The Proteas got away to a flyer with opener Quinton de Kock clubbing 22 off 16 balls with two sixes and skipper Faf du Plessis hitting 27 from 15 balls. But with the hosts cruising Maxwell put on the brakes with his offspin before the seamers Andrew Tye - 18 for two - and Nathan Coulter-Nile - 19 for two - maintained the pressure. Maxwell had de Kock stumped by wicketkeeper Carey and two overs later du Plessis fell to a brilliant leaping catch over the boundary rope by Maxwell off Billy Stanlake.

Rabada also failed to clinch a single wicket from the two overs that he bowled in the match. The match was reduced to 10 overs a side after heavy rain prevented a scheduled start.

The world no 1 Test batsman notched up 593 runs against England in the five-match series and followed that up with three back-to-back hundreds against the West Indies in the One-day worldwide series.

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