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Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I 2009 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I 2009


Watch the highlights of Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I 2009 - South Africa tour of Australia 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between South Africa and Australia at Melbourne in 11th January 2009.

Australia vs South Africa 1st T20I 2009 Highlights
David Warner goes over the top on his way to 89 on debut © PA Photos

Bowlers attack after Debutant David Warner's record-breaking 19-ball fifty helped to Australia comprehensive 52-run victory over South Africa, despite a fighting knock from JP Duminy's 78 and take a 1-0 lead in the first T20I.

* David Warner's 89 was the third highest score for Australia in T20 international and the joint fifth highest score in T20Is, jointly with Graeme Smith and Justin Kemp.

* David Warner became the third Australian player to win the Man-of-the-match award on debut T20I match and overall the 18th player in T20Is.

* David Warner hammered a 19-ball second fastest fifty in T20 international and the fastest fifty by an Australian batsman in T20I cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 25-ball half-century held by Andrew Symonds against South Africa at Brisbane in 2006.

Australia scored massive total of 182-9 in 20 overs with top scorer by debutant David Warner - who scored 89 off 43-balls on his debut T20I match, Ricky Ponting 21 and David Hussey 19.

South Africa best bowler by Dale Steyn picked up 3-wickets, Albie Morkel, Makhaya Ntini both takes two-wickets and one for debutant Lonwabo Tsotsobe took one-wicket on his debut T20I match.

South Africa scored 130 for all-out in 18-overs with top scorer by JP Duminy blasted a 78 off 48-balls including 9-fours & a six with strike rate of 162.50, Albie Morkel 12 and debutant Vaughn van Jaarsveld - who scored 12-runs on his debut T20I match.

Australia best bowler by David Hussey picked up 3-wickets for 25-runs in 4-overs, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Bracken, Shaun Tait each took 2-wickets and one for James Hopes.

David Warner named Player of the match for his debut record-breaking batting performance to smashed a 89-runs knocked off facing 43-balls including 7-fours and 6-sixes with strike rate of 206.97.

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