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South Africa v Australia 3rd T20I preview: Australia target series sweep

Australia will be out to complete a T20I series whitewash when they take on South Africa in the third and final match at Kingsmead on Sunday.

Already leading the series 1-0, the Baggy Greens wrapped it up on Saturday with an eight-wicket win in the second match, and now they will be out to make it 3-0.

Australia won the second match with 31 deliveries to spare and Mitch Marsh’s men have been highly impressive over the two outings so far.

It is important to keep the momentum going ahead of the ODI series and skipper Marsh will be insisting his players keep their foot to the floor in the series finale, which they are 1.50 to win.

WhatSouth Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I
WhereKingsmead, Durban
When22:00 (AEST), Sunday 3rd September
How to watchFoxtel, Kayo
OddsSouth Africa 2.62, Australia 1.50

Marsh leads from the front again

Captain Marsh continued to lead by example with another impressive knock in the second match of the series.

Marsh smashed an unbeaten 92 as Australia won the opening match, his first as captain, and he followed that up with an unbeaten 79 in game two.

There appears to be no stopping Marsh, who is not letting the captaincy distract him from his batting and he is priced at 4.00 to be Team - Top Batter in the third match.

The Proteas have had no answer to Marsh and they need to come up with something quick if they are to save some face and avoid a whitewash.

Matt Short also put in an impressive performance when smashing 66 runs off 30 deliveries to get the Australian innings off to a perfect start.

It adds to the 20 he made on debut in the first match and it could be exciting times ahead for the Aussie white-ball side, who seem to be blessed with plenty of strength-in-depth all of a sudden.

Short can be backed at 4.50 to be the Team - Top Batsman in the third match.

Duo impress with the ball

South Africa made a small improvement from the first T20I match, when reaching 164-8 off their 20 overs in the second.

However, it was still not enough and the Aussies made light work of reaching the total with 31 balls to spare.

Sean Abbott and Nathan Ellis were the stars of the Australian bowling attack on this occasion, with both taking three wickets apiece for the concession of 22 and 25 runs respectively.

It remains to be seen if Australia will tinker with the side for the third match, but both players can be backed at 4.75 to be the Team - Top Bowler in the match.

Team news for finale

Australia have no selection concerns for the third T20I International, but they could opt to make changes once again.

Adam Zampa and Jason Behrendorff came into the side for the second match at the expense of Tanveer Sangha and Spencer Johnson.

Zampa failed to take a wicket and conceded 42 runs off the four overs he bowled and it remains to be seen if he will keep his place. However, Behrendorff impressed in taking 2-25 and will be hoping he has done enough to keep his place in the side.

Sangha took 4-31 in the first match and could replace Zampa as the leg-spin option in the Aussie line-up.

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