The Super 12 round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has started. It started with the match between Australia and South Africa on Saturday. In this match, Kangaroo team started their campaign by defeating South African team by 5 wickets. In this match, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis played an important role in the team’s victory.
There was a time when the match seemed to be slipping from the hands of the Australian team, but the batsmen won the match by batting smartly. After the match, Stoinis said in the press conference, “It was good. I won’t lie, there was a slight feeling here that we should go again. Here is a run chase. I think no matter how you win, it’s always a better feeling. You wake up the next morning, it’s always better to win than to lose.”
When asked about his biggest challenge while chasing the target, the Kangaroo all-rounder said, “The most important thing for me was to try to stay as calm as possible. I mean you noticed there’s a little bit of emotion. Towards the end but the main thing is we were communicating, trying to figure out who’s going to bowl, make a plan and then stay calm from there.”
During this, Stoinis also praised the Australian bowlers. He held on to South Africa throughout the match, due to which they could score only 118 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 9 wickets. After this, the Kangaroo team won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls remaining. Steve Smith (35) and Marcus Stoinis (24 *) played excellent innings for Australia.