Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell set up six-wicket win against South Africa; seal T20 series 2-0

Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell picked up two wickets each as South Africa were bundled out for 128. In reply, Aaron Finch (39) and Shane Watson (35) took Australia home to a six-wicket win to clinch series 2-0.

updated: March 15, 2014 01:19 IST
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Centurion: Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc and spinner Glenn Maxwell led a strong Australian bowling performance and set up a comfortable six-wicket win against South Africa in the third and final Twenty20 international at SuperSport Park on Friday. (Scorecard)

South Africa struggled to 128 for seven after being sent in. Aaron Finch hit 39 and Shane Watson 35 as Australia cruised to victory with five overs to spare.

Man-of-the-match Starc started with a maiden and dismissed Hashim Amla in a second over which cost only three runs. He came back later and bowled big-hitting Albie Morkel to finish with two for 16 in his four overs.

South African captain Faf du Plessis admitted South Africa were always in trouble after limping to 34 for two in the six power play overs.

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