Duminy: They blew us away

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Positives were few and far between, as South Africa captain JP Duminy lamented Friday's seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Positives were few and far between, as South Africa captain JP Duminy lamented Friday's seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the second Twenty20 International at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Duminy's standalone 49 was the top score in a final, insufficient tally of 101 for seven, after which opposition skipper Aaron Finch's quickfire 44 not out assured the Aussies victory with all of 44 deliveries to spare.

"We were outplayed in all forms, there is a lot of learning. We know we need to come up with something to come back on Sunday," said Duminy, ahead of the series-deciding fixture in Sydney.

The South African T20I squad is effectively understrength, with relative rookies Rilee Rossouw, Kagiso Rabada and Reeza Hendricks selected ahead of the rested Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis.

"These things are good for youngsters, winning and losing, so we need to take a lot out of this result. I was happy batting first but they blew us a way. Every time we started building partnership they took wickets, so it was difficult for us," added Duminy.

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