South Africa vs Australia T20Is: Here are the key takeawaysLast updated on Feb 27, 2020, 02:48 pm
Australia showed their ruthlessness in the third T20I against South Africa to win the three-match series 2-1.
This was the third successive T20I series win for the Aussies in recent times.
With the ICC World T20 later this year, the Aaron Finch-led side presents itself as an ideal bet for the tournament.
Here are the key takeaways from the SA-Australia T20Is.
Warner and Finch show their dangerous signs once again
Australia's opening combination is a treat for fans.
The two leading run-scorers for the side in T20Is dominated the scenes.
Warner got scores of 4, 67* and 57, whereas, Finch amassed 42, 14 and 55.
In the third T20I, they added 120 runs for the first wicket.
When you have two senior players performing at a top level, one cannot ask for more.
Impact of spinners a major plus for the Aussies
Australia's Ashton Agar was a major plus against SA and he showed his credentials with eight wickets in the three-match series.
On the other hand, Adam Zampa also impressed with five scalps.
Going forward, the Aussies will be tempted to use both spinners.
They can not only stem the run-flow but also claim wickets in the middle overs.
Something India have done so well.
South Africa show their inconsistency in T20Is
This was the second series in a row where the Proteas lost by a 2-1 margin at home.
However, this time the side wasn't up to the mark with the bat.
On two occasions they were all out for less than 100.
After losing a thrilling T20I series against England where they batted well, SA's inconsistency was highlighted this time around.
Steve Smith is finding his feet in T20Is
This series saw Steve Smith contributing immensely for Australia. The senior batsman got scores of 45, 29 and 30*. The number three batsman provides the ideal shield and reads the situation well. Earlier, he had also got a fifty each against Lanka and Pakistan respectively.