Brad Hodge, David Warner star as Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets in second Twenty20

Chasing 81 to win from 7 overs after rain curtailed the match, Australia rode a 16-ball 40 from David Warner and an 8-ball unbeaten 21 from Brad Hodge to reach the target with two balls to spare.

updated: March 13, 2014 02:48 IST
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Durban: Brad Hodge hit two sixes in the last over as Australia clinched a five-wicket win in a helter-skelter second Twenty20 international against South Africa at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

In a match reduced to seven overs a side after heavy rain, Australia needed 15 in the last over to chase down South Africa's 80 for one. Thanks to Hodge, they achieved it with two balls to spare.

Only two runs came off Wayne Parnell's first two balls but Hodge launched the third and fourth deliveries over midwicket for six before Parnell bowled a wide to gift Australia the winning runs. Hodge's innings of 21 not out off eight balls won him the man of the match award.

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