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Theron, Parnell partnership level T20 series for South Africa

Theron, Parnell partnership level T20 series for South Africa

South Africa take on Australia in the first One-Day international (ODI) of the three-ODI match series on October 19 © Getty Images

 

Johannesburg: Oct 17, 2011

 

Tailenders Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron snatched an improbable three-wicket win for South Africa in the second Twenty20 international against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

 

Parnell (29 not out) and Theron (31 not out) put on an unbeaten 64 for the eighth wicket off just 27 balls to level a series which Australia had looked almost certain to win. Australia’s youth brigade took their side to the brink of victory but in the end a lack of experience proved costly to the tourists.

 

Teenage debutant Mitchell Marsh hit four sixes in the last two overs to give Australia’s innings a late boost, taking them to a total of 147 for eight, which seemed more than enough when fellow teenager, fast bowler Pat Cummins, sparked a South African collapse. Marsh, 19, made 36 off 21 balls on the day he joined older brother Shaun and father Geoff as an international cricketer.

 

Cummins, 18, opened the bowling and dismissed Colin Ingram and JP Duminy as he took two for three in a two-over burst. James Pattinson, 21, kept the pressure on, taking two for 17 in four overs.

 

South Africa were reeling at 84 for seven with only 32 balls remaining when Theron joined his franchise teammate Parnell. There were still 37 needed off three overs when Australian captain Cameron White brought left-arm slow bowler Steve O’Keeffe on to bowl.

 

The left-handed Parnell hit him for a four and two sixes in an over which cost 18 runs. Cummins bowled the 19th over and conceded 13 runs, including two wides. Six were needed off the final over and White turned to David Hussey instead of the inexperienced Mitchell Marsh. Theron the off-spinner’s first ball high over midwicket to settle the match with five balls to spare.

 

“It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” White admitted. “We didn’t execute our skills very well at the end but we’re a very young side. There were some really encouraging performances from some individuals and the experience of feeling the heat and pressure of Twenty20 international cricket will be invaluable.”

 

Man of the match Theron paid tribute to Parnell for his role in the winning partnership. “We never got ahead of ourselves,” he said. “We tried to take it as deep as we could, give ourselves a chance and see how close we could get.” (AFP)

 

Brief Scores: Australia 147 for 8 in 20 overs (Cameron White 39, Mitchell Marsh 36; Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4-0-11-2) lost to SouthAfrica 148 for 7 in 19.1 overs (Johan Botha 34, Juan Theron 30*, Wayne Parnell 29*; James Pattinson 4-0-17-2) by three wickets.

 

Man of the match: Juan Theron

 

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