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    T20 International - Australia v South Africa

    Nov 07, 2014

    Event:                         T20 International
    Teams:                        Australia v South Africa
    Date:                           Friday November 7, 2014
    Start time:                   7.38pm

    Women's T20 - Australia v West Indies (start time 2.30pm)

    Gate opening times:
    Public: 2.15pm
    MCC members: 2.15pm

    Expected attendance: 20,000


    Public tickets and MCC members' visitor tickets and reserved seats on sale at Ticketek HERE.

    MCG seating plan

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3 - 1.30pm
    Gate 5 - 3.00pm
    Gate 6 - 4.00pm
    Gate 7 - 7.00am (pass holders only) 


    Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Patrick Cummins, Ben Cutting, Ben Dunk (wk), James Faulkner, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Reardon, Kane Richardson, Shane Watson and Cameron White. 

    South Africa: JP Duminy (capt), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw and David Wiese.