T20 World Cup 2021: Australia started the tournament with a bang by defeating South Africa by 5 wickets in the T20 World Cup on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa had scored 118 runs in the allotted 20 overs, in response to which Australia’s team achieved this target in 19.4 overs. Steve Smith scored 35 runs for Australia. At the same time, Marcus Stoinis played a match winning innings of 24 not out.
Australia won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision proved to be right and the bowlers of the team gave South Africa two setbacks in the beginning while performing brilliantly. Africa lost 3 wickets for 23 runs. After this, Aidan Markram took over the innings and played a brilliant innings of 40 runs. Apart from him, no batsman of the team could score big. South Africa’s team could score only 118 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.