Either it’s ODI,Test or T20, South African opener Hashim Amla is the most consistent batsman in world cricket nowadays undoubtedly.Having elected to bat first in 3rd T20 against Australia, South Africa reached 178 courtesy of an unbeaten 97 from Hashim Amla, who replaced AB de Villiers in the side at the top of the order, and hit eight fours and four sixes in a 62-ball knock.The Proteas got off with 47-run opening stand from 25-ball, between Quinton de Kock and Amla.That stand was ended by Nathan Coulter-Nile (2-36 from 4 overs), who had de Kock caught at third man for 25 off 13.South Africa stalled from there with Faf du Plessis (4 off seven) and Rilee Rossouw (16 off 21) failing to get going.A 16-ball 30 from David Miller, and two sixes from Amla in the final over took the score to 4-178.But ultimately the total was not nearly enough, with a poor period in the middle over costing the Proteas dearly.

And as a result Australia chased down 179 with four balls to spare and six wickets in hand.The tourists got off to a flying start by Shane Watson (42 off 36) and Usman Khawaja (33 off 25), who put on a 76-run stand, before both men fell in the ninth over to Imran Tahir.But Steve Smith (44 off 26) and David Warner (33 off 27) kept the pressure on the hosts, putting on a 79-run stand in 49 balls.Smith felt to Kagiso Rabada, caught behind attempting the scoop shot for 44, leaving Australia with 10 to get off nine balls with six wickets in hand.But the result was never in doubt.Glenn Maxwell (19 off 10) and Mitchell Marsh (4 off one) made sure Australia’s win with four balls to spare.

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