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Gold Coast’s first international sees South Africa win rain-affected T20

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 7pm AEDT: Tim Lane, Darren Lehmann, Alex Blackwell and Carl Rackemann

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SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 21 RUNS!

The tourists have easily won tonight’s T20 International at Metricon Stadium after rain reduced the match to 10 overs per side.

In front of 12,866 at Metricon Stadium – Gold Coast’s first-ever international match – Australia sent the tourists in and they took control from the outset.

Glenn Maxwell provided some resistance, blasting 38 off 23 balls but it proved to be in vain as South Africa coasted to victory.

Click PLAY to hear Darren Lehmann interview Chris Lynn post-game

Click PLAY to hear full match highlights

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INNINGS BREAK

South Africa have set Australia 109 for victory in tonight’s truncated T20 International.

In the 10-over-per-side match, Faf du Plessis top scored for the tourists with 27.

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Andrew Tye both took two wickets.

Click PLAY to hear highlights of the first innings

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TOSS

Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl tonight.

The teams are as follows:

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ben McDermott, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Billy Stanlake

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Farhaan Behardien, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

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UPDATE

Cricket is not far away, with a 10-overs-a-side to be played tonight.

The match is set to get underway at 9:10pm AEDT, 8:10pm local time.

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TOSS DELAYED

The rain is still coming down at Metricon Stadium and the toss has been delayed.

While we wait for more news from the Gold Coast, why not listen to Darren Lehmann’s chat with Tim Webster just before tonight’s broadcast started.

Click PLAY to listen

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WEATHER CLOSING IN

The predicted inclement weather looks to be closing in on the Gold Coast, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing a severe weather warning.

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THE BUILD UP

International men’s cricket hits the Gold Coast for the first time as Australia face off against South Africa in a one-off T20 International.

The Aussies will be hellbent on exacting revenge after losing the ODI series, while both sides will no doubt be looking for bragging rights in the shortest form of the game as the build up slowly begins to the T20 World Cup in Australia in less than two year’s time.

But weather may be an issue tonight, with severe storms predicted for the Gold Coast area.

Make sure you join Tim, Darren and the rest of the Macquarie Sports Radio Summer of Cricket team for all the action on the Gold Coast as Australia and South Africa square-off from Metricon Stadium.

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