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16:01 – PICTURE
FRUSTRATION IS… SA skipper Faf du Plessis and all-rounder Albie Morkel… (Gallo Images)
15:57 – An unfortunate day in Port Elizabeth!
But join us again on Wednesday for the second T20 at Kingsmead in Durban. The third and final match is scheduled for SuperSport Park in Centurion next Friday. Both games will start at 18:00.
Have a good evening…
15:54 – PICTURE
Rain got the better of proceedings in Port Elizabeth on Sunday… – Gallo Images
15:48 – BREAKING NEWS: GAME ABANDONED
The first T20 international has officially been abandoned due to rain.
The second match in the three-game series is to be played in Durban on Wednesday (18:00 start).
Lets hope for better weather there!
15:32 – TWEET
More rain at St George’s. Can’t see any play taking place here today… #SAvsAus #KFCT20– Daron Mann
15:21 – PICTURE: RAINING HARD AGAIN!
Hosing down… – Neil Manthorp
15:14 – RAIN HITS AGAIN!
The rain has hit again and the covers are fully back on… sigh
15:11 – PICTURE
The roller is on as coaches meet #SAvAUS – CA Digital Media
15:07 – Better news, the covers have been taken off the pitch and the roller is currently in use…
But still no official announcement.
14:57 – PICTURE
Darren Lehmann and Cameron White talking to the St George’s Park curator. Inspection soon #SAvAUS – CA Digital Media
14:53 – PICTURE
Famous St.George’s Park band entertaining us in the indoor nets… Neil Manthorp
14:33 – PICTURE
We’ll know more at 3pm – CA Digital Media
14:31 – News coming in is that there will be a ground inspection by the umpires at 15:00. So, holding thumbs…
14:16 – It has stopped raining and the sky is looking a bit brighter. We may still get a game in…
14:12 – The square is covered, but the outfield is not under any protection.
A delayed start has been confirmed… but still uncertain if there will be any action…
14:04 – PICTURE
A wet St George’s Park… – (Gallo Images)
14:01 – Remember, 5 overs a side constitutes a game in T20 cricket. So we could see a little mini-game if possible…
13:56 – Bad news folks. It is raining quite heavily in Port Elizabeth today and still uncertain if there will be any action.
But we’ll keep you updated on the happenings from St George’s Park.
9:26 – ***The match is scheduled to start at 14:30***
9:23 – ABBOTT ADDED TO PROTEAS’ SQUAD
Kyle Abbott has been added to the Proteas T20 squad to play against Australia in the three-match T20 International series.
9:22 – INJURY RULES OUT THE ‘STEYN REMOVER’
A hamstring injury will keep SA fast bowler Dale Steyn of out of the first two T20 internationals against Australia.
9:21 – DYNAMIC ROLES FOR AB, MILLER
Hershelle Gibbs and Paul Harris have suggested David Miller and AB de Villiers should move up the order for the Proteas in T20I’s.
A reminder of the Proteas’ tour itinerary against Australia
February 12-16, First Test, Centurion – Australia won by 281 runs
February 20-24, Second Test, St George’s Park – South Africa won by 231 runs
March 1-5, Third Test, Cape Town – Australia won by 245 runs
March 9, First T20, St George’s Park – 14:30
March 12, Second T20, Kingsmead – 18:00
March 14, Third T20, Centurion – 18:00
F du Plessis*, KJ Abbott, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, BE Hendricks, Imran Tahir, DA Miller, JA Morkel, M Morkel, WD Parnell, AM Phangiso, DW Steyn, LL Tsotsobe
GJ Bailey*, DT Christian, NM Coulter-Nile, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, BJ Haddin†, MC Henriques, BJ Hodge, GB Hogg, GJ Maxwell, JM Muirhead, MA Starc, DA Warner, SR Watson, CL White
Umpires – Johan Cloete (South Africa) and Adrian Holdstock (South Africa)
TV umpire – Shaun George (South Africa)
Match referee – Chris Broad (England)
Reserve umpire – Karl Hurter (South Africa)
Welcome to Sport24’s LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on the first T20 between South Africa and Australia from St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth!