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Australia win toss and bowl in T20 versus South Africa

The match was reduced to ten overs a side after heavy rain prevented a scheduled start.

Australia's captain Aaron Finch (2/L) and teammates listen to the speeches after losing the third one-day international cricket match to South Africa who took the series 2-1, in Hobart on 11 November 2018. Picture: AFP

GOLD COAST - Australia won the toss and chose to bowl in the Twenty20 cricket international against South Africa on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

The match was reduced to ten overs a side after heavy rain prevented a scheduled start.

Australia captain Aaron Finch, who is celebrating his 32nd birthday, said the "wicket looks good."

Australia opted for an all-out pace attack with Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake and left out spinners Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar.

South Africa go into the T20 after a 2-1 ODI series win over Australia.

The T20 is the start of four matches for Australia over the next week with three internationals against India.

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

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

Umpires: Gerard Abood (AUS) and Paul Wilson (AUS)

TV umpire: Simon Fry (AUS)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

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