Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

JM Bairstow
JM Bairstow
90(53) 3x4 - 8x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 44 runs
  • 2x4 - 5x6
1 1 12 1 8 4 13 50
T Stubbs
72(28) 2x4 - 8x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
1 2 10 1 15 6 7 30

Best performances - Bowlers

L Ngidi
L Ngidi
O4
M0
R39
W5
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
RJ Gleeson
RJ Gleeson
O4
M0
R51
W3
Eco12.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Andrew Miller

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs | SA: 193/8 (42 runs required, RR: 9.65)

  • Keshav Maharaj4 (5b)
  • Lungi Ngidi1 (2b)
  • Chris Jordan4-0-30-0
  • Richard Gleeson4-0-51-3

10.15pm Right, time to draw a line under this one. Same time tomorrow? Go on then, from Miller and Binoy, good night!

Time for the presentations

David Miller: "The ball was travelling around tonight, a mammoth total, but a phenomenal knock by Stubbsy. Extremely disappointing result but two more to come. They were 98 after 10 but demolished us in the last ten, and 4-5 dropped catches cost us massively, and they executed better with their plans. One was the light, the rest was poor fielding. Stubbs played in the local T20, phenomenal competition there, clean striker, he's got a gift. Ngidi, he had good plans, five in the ring in the last over, great to see."

Jos Buttler "Great performance, what we've been looking for, brilliant total, under threat for a while but delighted with the win. Great to see guys step up and take responsibility. Welcoming Jonny back and Dawid Malan great consistency. Moeen is one of the most stylish players to watch, want to get more and more responsibility to. He played fantastically and a crucial wicket too. Jordan and Gleeson, both bowled with great pace as well. 18th over from CJ changed the momentum of the game, a brilliant over. We know that yorkers in T20 are a fantastic weapon but the margins are smaller... especially on this ground."

The Player of the Match is Moeen Ali "A nice time to go in, I went in as a left-hander to keep the left-right. Worked out nicely. Not easy to go in and hit spin straightaway but generally I back myself, try to see it and hit it. Jonny is so powerful, I try to remind him of the good things he does. Keep him calm and not go over the top. We talk options. Great wicket, and a great-sized ground for me. Get good bat on it, it travels."

9.58pm Well, that was fun. Outstanding batting throughout the evening, led by Bairstow and Moeen for England, and the rookie Tristan Stubbs with a thrilling fightback for South Africa. But the difference was in the field. South Africa were hopeless at times with their catching, England - and Jordan in particular - was inspired. A brilliant catch at long-off, and a gobsmackingly composed 18th over that went for just three runs. Without that, this could have been tight....

19.6
1
Jordan to Maharaj, 1 run, full into the blockhole, boshed to the leg side, and England take a 41-run win.
19.5
0
Jordan to Maharaj, no run, slower ball, back of a length, cunning variation, and a back-foot air-shot
19.4
1lb
Jordan to Ngidi, 1 leg bye, yorker again, leg-sided but thumps the shins, deflected to the leg side

Doug: "Last over of the match and no-one has reviewed anything. Is this a record?" South Africa did review an lbw, but you'd be forgiven for missing it

19.3
1
Jordan to Maharaj, 1 run, makes room to leg, smacked to the off side

Brian: "First time a bowler has hit the stumps in the match !" Gosh

19.2
1
Jordan to Ngidi, 1 run, dipping on the full, nudged out to the leg side
19.1
1
Jordan to Maharaj, 1 run, full toss, sliced out to cover, cramped on the big swing across the line

Right, I think this one's safe now. Here's Jordan to mop up

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3RR HendricksQ de Kock
2nd4RR HendricksRR Rossouw
3rd65RR HendricksH Klaasen
4th14RR HendricksDA Miller
5th50DA MillerT Stubbs
6th48AL PhehlukwayoT Stubbs
7th3AL PhehlukwayoK Rabada
8th1KA MaharajAL Phehlukwayo
9th5KA MaharajL Ngidi