Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir is a key player for South Africa in the shorter formats of the game Getty

South Africa take on Australia in the second T20 International (T20I) of the three-match series on Sunday, 6 March, at Johannesburg. South Africa lead the series 1-0.

Where to watch live

The match starts at 12.30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


South Africa will look to continue their winning run when they take on Australia in the second T20 international on 6 March at Johannesburg. The hosts won by three wickets on 2 March, thanks to an unbeaten 35-ball 50 by left-hander David Miller, his first T20 international 50 and also his first since last February.

Imran Tahir continued to impress taking 3 for 21. The leg-spinner might struggle in test cricket, but in the shorter formats of the game, he is arguably their best bowler, better than even Dale Steyn. Their batting failed to click, something which skipper Du Plessis hopes was just a blip. The Proteas are expected to make one change with Steyn replacing Abott.

Australia showed just how vulnerable they are to spin, with Tahir causing all sorts of problems for them. This will need to be worked on, especially with the 2016 ICC World T20 just a week away. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh made some important contributions but ultimately the Aussies fell short.

The Men in Yellow have now lost five consecutive T20 internationals and as national selector Mark Waugh confirmed, they will make changes to their squad as they look to find their best XI. Shane Watson is set to return after missing three weeks due to an injury, with Aaron Finch most likely to make way.

South Africa to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • South Africa to win: 4/5
  • Australia to win: 5/4

Team news

South Africa

Possible XI: Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers, Rilee Rossouw, David Miler, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, David Wiese, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir


Possible XI: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew Tye, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill, John Hastings, Nathan Coulter- Nile, Adam Zampa