Player of the Match
Player of the Match

9.55pm That was another entertaining tussle. Thanks for joining us. From Miller and Ranjith, goodnight!

Time for the presentations

The Player of the Match is Rilee Rossouw "[My neck] is alright I guess. I'm a little dizzy. You have to try to be proactive, Jordan bowls world-class yorkers so sometimes you have to try something silly and hope it comes off. I am very proud to be selected again, and coming off the Somerset run I felt could. I tried my best for three figures but we got the W. I tucked in my shirt... maybe it will become a superstition!"

Jos Buttler "We did well at the end, we could have restricted them better in the middle. The wicket played well so though [207] was par. Rilee got in and it looked tough to stop him scoring, we had guys like myself who got starts but didn't make the matchwinning contribution. Consistency-wise what can we do better. The Ageas Bowl will be a great decider.

David Miller "We'll take a win, a great turn-around tonight, we took our catches and the batters were phenomenal. Great performance. We had a few meetings after sleeping on it last night. Chuffed with the bowlers, they made it easier for me by picking up wickets all the way through. I was juggling and if it had gone deep.... but the guys were superb. Our left-right combinations were very tactical... one-one, one to go."

9.42pm Well, that was the chase that never was. England lose by 58 runs, with 20 balls to spare... and you sense that with wickets in hand and a hint more impetus, that could have been a classic. But Tabraiz Shamsi's three-wicket spell was pivotal, while Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve when the heat was on with three key wickets including two of the most dangerous, Buttler and Livingstone. Lungi Ngidi was brilliant too - seven wickets in 24 hours for him! And over-arching it all was a superb innings of 96 not out from Rilee Rossouw. He didn't field after taking a ball to the throat, but he has made his mark on his return to the colours

Uzair: "Coincidentally England got out on 149 by playing "HUNDRED" balls." Indeed... where do you think I got my maths from up top? 16.4 overs is an iconic figure now...

Dezz: "Surely Salt will take Roy's place at the top of the order for the decider...? When England were good at big chases, it was always the openers that set it up."

Mustafa Moudi : "Didnt get the logic behind having 2 T20Is at 2 different venues in 2 consecutive nights and then have a 2 days rest in between the 2nd and 3rd T20I. This match could have been played tomorrow to have a day's gap between all 3 games !!"

Ngidi to Gleeson, OUT, slower ball, down the leg side ... and South Africa are reviewing! Was there a thin tickle? There was! And that is the end of that!

RJ Gleeson c †de Kock b Ngidi 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Tom: "Although I really like him, it's pretty clear it's Roy that has mainly caused this issue tonight, at his best her never use 20 balls at less than a run a ball, needs to get his form back or be swapped out now I reckon"

Ngidi to Topley, 1 run, a big heave to leg, one bounce to deep midwicket

Simon Woodford: "At least Butler won the toss " Marginal gains...

Ngidi to Jordan, OUT, pace on this time, a wild swipe, a thin snick! Well, we thought it was... Jordan has reviewed, but there seemed to be a noise. Yep, right on the toe of the blade as he wiped across the bouncer. Good change-up from Ngidi, and quite the comeback for South Africa

CJ Jordan c †de Kock b Ngidi 5 (14m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Ngidi to Jordan, no run, slower ball, outside off, skips under a swat

16 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 148/8 (60 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.25, RRR: 15.00)

  • Chris Jordan5 (2b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo3-0-39-3
  • Kagiso Rabada3-0-35-1
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, OUT, bowled round his legs! Full leg was up, as Rashid walked across his crease to pick off backward square, but loses his bails to the legcutter. This is almost done now

AU Rashid b Phehlukwayo 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Phehlukwayo to Jordan, 1 run, slapped hard off the back foot to cover
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 run, steps across the crease, tucks the fifth-stump line to the on-side
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 wide, three in a row... it still doesn't yet add up to a boundary though...

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st37JJ RoyJC Buttler
2nd11DJ MalanJJ Roy
3rd29MM AliJJ Roy
4th11MM AliJM Bairstow
5th4JM BairstowSM Curran
6th36JM BairstowLS Livingstone
7th13CJ JordanLS Livingstone
8th7AU RashidCJ Jordan
9th0CJ JordanRJ Gleeson
10th1RJW TopleyRJ Gleeson