In-form Australia will be looking to beat rivals South Africa and book a spot in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2012, when the sides meet in the Group 2 Super Eights match in Colombo.

Where to Watch Live

The game starts at 11am BST. ESPN will stream the match live in selected countries on its official website. Sky Sports 3 will broadcast the match in the UK.


The Aussies are brimming with confidence after a thumping nine-wicket win over 2007 champions India, playing in typical subcontinent conditions, in their first Super Eights game. The Proteas, on the other hand, face the tough task of regrouping after losing their first Super Eights game against Pakistan from a winning situation - to once again reinforce the "chokers" tag.

With just one game remaining after this one, AB de Villiers' side cannot afford any more slip-ups in the tournament as that would mean an exit for them. Meanwhile, George Bailey's men will go into this clash as favourites, thanks to their sublime run of late and also the fact they have had the better of South Africa in all major tournaments over the last 20 years.

Team news

Australia: Bailey has no injury or fitness worries, and after outperforming India in all three departments in the last game, he should field the same line-up.

South Africa: Dale Steyn, who took a knock on the ankle against Pakistan, should be fit for this game. But if the pacer is unavailable, Lonwabo Tsotsobe or Wayne Parnell could come into the side. Johan Botha has managed just one wicket from the three games so far and if the Proteas decide to rest him, fellow spinner Justin Ontong could get a game. All-rounder Faf du Plessis also remains an option for de Villiers if he decides to replace the misfiring Richard Levi.

AB de Villiers

Pitch and Conditions

The slow Premadasa pitch will not offer much support for the pace bowlers but the likes of Brad Hogg, Glenn Maxwell, Johan Botha and Robin Peterson will have plenty to look forward to on Colombo's turner. Looking at the last few games, finding runs has proved difficult on this surface and scores of around 150 should be challenging for any side. There is always a chance of rain at this time of the year in Sri Lanka, though another hot day is expected.

Probable Line-ups

Australia: Warner, Watson, Hussey, White, Bailey (c), Maxwell, Wade (wk), Christian, Hogg, Cummins, Starc

South Africa: Levi, Amla, Kallis, de Villiers (c & wk), Duminy, Behardien, A Morkel, Botha, Peterson, M Morkel, Steyn