Australia has secured a 3-0 clear sweep of their Twenty20 video games in opposition to South Africa after a Travis Head onslaught impressed them to a five-wicket win within the collection finale in Durban.
In reply to South Africa’s 8-190 on Sunday at Kingsmead, Head thumped a career-high 91 off 48 balls to assist elevate Australia to victory with 13 balls to spare.
Josh Inglis (42 off 22 balls) and Marcus Stoinis (37* off 21) joined in on the enjoyable, however Head was an unstoppable power for many of the innings.
Head, whose earlier highest rating in a T20I was 48 not out, cracked six sixes and eight fours in his blistering knock.
He was given a life on 55 when Temba Bavuma dropped a troublesome diving try.
Bavuma ultimately acquired his man with a catch within the deep, however Australia solely wanted 5 extra runs for victory by that stage.
Head had posted scores of simply 18 and 6 within the first two matches, and his show on Sunday is an ominous warning for South Africa forward of the upcoming five-match ODI collection, beginning on September 7.
“It is good to be again and contributing,” Head mentioned.
“There’s been restricted alternatives on this format for some time. I might been struggling somewhat bit to seek out my tempo and the way I wished to go about it on the high.”
Mitch Marsh was named man-of-the-series after plundering 186 runs from 100 balls throughout his three innings in a surprising begin to his reign as captain.
“I am actually pleased with a reasonably younger group coming over right here and successful the collection 3-0,” Marsh mentioned.
“We had a fantastic workforce effort. We ready rather well, and we took the sport on.
“We had a little bit of luck at instances, however as a workforce we had the mentality of being actually constructive.”
Helpful knocks from Proteas captain Aiden Markram (41 off 23 balls), Reeza Hendricks (42 off 30) and Tristan Stubbs (25 off 16) helped them recuperate from 2-12 within the third over, and Donovan Ferreira (48 off 21) offered the late fireworks.
However Sean Abbott claimed a double-wicket maiden to encourage the middle-order rot of 3-6, whereas Stoinis (2-39) did the early injury earlier than being pummelled late.
Abbott completed with career-best figures of 4-31 to limit South Africa to a complete below 200.