Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.6 oh dear, that's an unforced error... attempting to scoop and Bavuma gloves it through to the keeper! Tried to get funky early doors and he's instead heading for an early bath (and why not? He won't have to field for an hour or so). Just a length ball in the channel but that looked premeditated from Bavuma, let down by poor execution 6/1
    9.3 plinked to cover! Jordan makes the breakthrough for England. Tried to hit him off his length, but he didn't get hold of it, sent the ball skimming straight to his counterpart Morgan on the edge of the circle! They were looking pretty untroubled, but Quinny sensed he had to try and crack on 83/2
    13.4 short ball, du Plessis swats leg side... but holes out to deep square leg! That's a handy wicket for England, with du Plessis well set and driving the SA innings. Looks like Curran took pace off even as he went short and Faf had to manufacture the power to the longer boundary. Well taken on the run by Jordan, who doesn't drop many 110/3
    18.4 Archer strikes, the full bunger does it! In the arc but Rassie can't get it out of the park, instead he miscues a swing to leg and sends it looping to deep backward square! Archer knows that wasn't his best ball, by a stretch, heads back to his mark 161/5
    16.6 SCurran's bumper does it again! Got up higher than Klaasen was expecting and his slash across the line only results in a thin edge through to the keeper! Third wicket of the piece for Big Sam, England applying the brakes once more 147/4
    not out
    7
    6
    0
    0
    116.66
    19.6 bowled 'im! Full and quick, 132kph/82mph and hits the base of off stump! Linde's feet didn't move and Curran brings it back just a touch with the final ball of the innings. Tough night for him, and that looks a competitive score 179/6
    Extras
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    TOTAL
    179/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Temba Bavuma, 0.6 ov), 2-83 (Quinton de Kock, 9.3 ov), 3-110 (Faf du Plessis, 13.4 ov), 4-147 (Heinrich Klaasen, 16.6 ov), 5-161 (Rassie van der Dussen, 18.4 ov), 6-179 (George Linde, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Curran402837.0093010
    JC Archer402817.0081100
    TK Curran4055113.7563420
    AU Rashid402706.7560110
    CJ Jordan4040110.0053130
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    0.2 shorter, wider, Roy flaps into a wild cut, and snicks through to the keeper! Another first-over dismissal for England's Mr All or Nothing ... and Linde has made his mark in no uncertain terms! Glee unbounded! And that's opened this chase up alright! He's never been at his most comfortable against spin first-up, and those hard hands paid the price! 0/1
    4.1 flogged off a full length and Buttler's holed out! Ngidi gets it right alright second-up, a poor shot by his high standards, the ball was in his arc, but his mega-wrists let him down on this occasion, as the cross-seam delivery spliced high into the covers, to dent England's chase once more! 27/2
    5.3 stunning catch at square leg! Malan climbed into a pre-meditated sweep, clawing the ball from outside off, but Rabada watched it all the way, dived forward, inviting a ball in the teeth, and scooped up the offering to give Linde figures of 2 for 2 in nine balls! 34/3
    not out
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    48
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    179.16
    14.1 holed out to long-on! Linde is the man just inside the rope, who barely has to move as Stokes winds into the long-hop, could have sent it anywhere, but it ended up in the new boy's breadbasket! And is that a glimmer for South Africa? 119/4
    17.3 flogged to deep midwicket, and Morgan is gone! Bowled into the deck, no pace as it rose into the skipper's swinging blade, and just a glimmer for South Africa, although England don't exactly have a dearth of batting to come... 159/5
    not out
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    3
    0
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    233.33
    Extras
    15 (lb 3, w 12)
    TOTAL
    183/5 (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jason Roy, 0.2 ov), 2-27 (Jos Buttler, 4.1 ov), 3-34 (Dawid Malan, 5.3 ov), 4-119 (Ben Stokes, 14.1 ov), 5-159 (Eoin Morgan, 17.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    GF Linde402025.00131100
    K Rabada403208.00104100
    BE Hendricks4056014.0067150
    L Ngidi3.203129.3062210
    T Shamsi302719.0050210
    H Klaasen1014014.0020200

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0JJ RoyJC Buttler
2nd27DJ MalanJC Buttler
3rd7DJ MalanJM Bairstow
4th85JM BairstowBA Stokes
5th40EJG MorganJM Bairstow
6th24JM BairstowSM Curran