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    England [147/6] defeat South Africa [146/6] by 4 wickets to win 2nd T20I

    Jonny Bairstow starring in his new role in the middle-order makes England's batting a scary proposition for South Africa as they head into the second T20I in Paarl on Sunday.

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    South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I
    Boland Park, Paarl
    Sunday, 29 November, 02:30pm local time, 12:30pm GMT

    England have won each of their last three T20Is in South Africa and appear favourites to take the series with a win on Sunday after their clinical run chase the other night. The Eoin Morgan-led side displayed their immense batting depth, benefitted by Jonny Bairstow's brilliant innings in a new role in the middle-order.

    With the ball they had more worries, not least in the form of Tom Curran, who conceded 55 runs in his four-over spell. Mark Wood, who remained on the sidelines, could be back to complement the pace of Jofra Archer in the Powerplay.

    Sam Curran, after a terrific performance on Friday, should retain his place ahead of Moeen Ali as the all-rounder. Jason Roy and Jos Buttler could continue at the top.

    South Africa were without David Miller in the opening T20I, but the hosts did well to get to a good total on board. While the batting clicked, it was largely due to the efforts of Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. Rassie van der Dussen took time to settle in and never really took off, while Heinrich Klaasen's solid start was cut off by a good Sam Curran bouncer.

    They have more worries, though, in the bowling department. Beuran Hendricks, whose final over on Friday leaked 28 runs and changed the course of the game, could sit out with four pacers, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Junior Dala and Glenton Stuurman, waiting on the bench.

    Remember the last time

    England were 34/3 in the last over of the Powerplay, chasing 180 for victory on a sluggish wicket and still went on to win the match with four balls to spare. The depth in the England batting is unbelievable as they showed at Newlands on Friday. With the ball, though, they had a mixed day as South Africa plundered 52 runs in the last five overs. The Proteas had a star performer in debutant George Linde, who picked up a wicket off his second ball in T20Is after a short cameo with the bat.

    Jonny Bairstow, England batsman: "I want to be playing cricket for England. I don't mind. As long as I am contributing, and putting in match-winning performances, whether that be opening the batting or batting at four, then so be it."

    Faf du Plessis, South Africa batsman: "We need six bowling options because if one guy goes on the day, it puts you under pressure. But with the balance of our squad, it doesn't look like it's possible to go for a six-man bowling attack. That's why the allrounder plays such a crucial role in balancing the side."


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    Teams:
    England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

    South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

    England have won the toss and have opted to field


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    RSA 29/0 (3.1) CRR: 9.16
    England opt to bowl


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    SA need to get rid of this fat *** temba

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    De Kock gone...

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    SA having a bit of a wobble after their bright start. Rashid is so good in limited overs.

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    Rashid has bowled beautifully

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    The other night they couldn't defend 180 today they don't look like they'll get more 150-160 which is quite unlikely as well.

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    95-5 sa

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    After Faf batted at 3 the first game and got a 58 they demoted him down the order especially when he's such a quality player.

    6 overs left and 97-5

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    Best T20 batting lineup in world cricket for sure. Rashid coming in at #11 is a testament to that, though I think he should come in before Archer.

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    Boland Park is a chasing venue for domestic T20's apparently. Since 2018, 74% of domestic T20's won batting second.


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    For those who call Hasnain, Harris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Musa, etc. fast . . please have a look at Nortje bowl . . that's pace! 150 ball after ball! That's the kind of pace you need to have to survive on, on JUST pace . .

    Bowling 140 to 145 on average and an odd ball above that isn't pace in todays game! Everyone can bowl that fast nowadays . .

    So if you want to play just on the basis of pace, you better be hitting 149 150 average . . otherwise, go get actual skills with the ball!

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    Rubbish Ngidi got smashed even here.


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    How many bouncers per over are they allowed to bowl???
    Glad that last one went for four

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    Ngidi garbage IPL bowler taken to the cleaners by David Malan

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    Malan getting some more well deserved ranking points. He was not that near the national selection when he got selected for PSL's first edition in 2016 and did well in the tournament, improved his game further as well and is now a top batsman in the world. Who would have thought that in 2016.

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    Malan might definitely be the Best T20 batsman in the world. Clutch innings today

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    Rabada, Nortje, shamsi, linde were all good. ngidi's trash lost them the game. But quota....


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    RSA 146/6 (20)
    ENG 150/6 (19.5) CRR: 7.56
    England won by 4 wickets


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    Dawid Malan’s half-century on a slow Eurolux Boland Park pitch proved to be the major difference as England claimed a four-wicket win over the Proteas in the second KFC T20 international in Paarl on Sunday.

    The result ensured the tourists claimed victory in the three-match series after moving into an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of game three on Tuesday.

    It was hugely unfortunate for the South Africans, who put up a strong fight despite posting a modest 146 for six on a sluggish surface – where Quinton de Kock top-scored with 30 off 18 balls.

    George Linde also hit 29 off 20 balls, while Rassie van der Dussen faced 29 deliveries for his unbeaten 25 that included not a single boundary. In fact the pair, together with Malan, were the only players to face 20 deliveries or more in the match.

    But the real star for the hosts was Tabraiz Shamsi after his career-best three for 19 put the squeeze on the tourists and took the game down to the wire, before they eventually crossed it with a delivery to spare.

    Defeat was tough on the home side, but they will feel they should have got a few more runs even though none of their batsmen really managed to settle.

    De Kock, who lost the toss and was put in to bat first, and Temba Bavuma (13) both fell inside the powerplay overs.

    Reeza Hendricks (16) and Faf du Plessis (11) were dismissed either side of the 10 over mark, both removed by excellent Adil Rashid (2/23) deliveries, before Heinrich Klaasen (7) followed.

    The Proteas’ lack of batting depth meant that all-rounder Linde and Van der Dussen could not take too many risks, the home side having to settle for a below-bar target of 147.

    The South Africans had their chances to put England under pressure with the ball, but they did not take them.

    In the second over, Jos Buttler (22) survived a run-out chance when Bavuma missed the stumps with an accurate throw that bounced over and during an eventful third over sent down by Nortje, Jason Roy (14) was given out leg before wicket – but at the last minute reviewed and survived.

    Rabada then dropped Buttler diving to his right at mid-on.

    But there was no escape for Roy when Lungi Ngidi (2/51) came in to bowl and he finally fell for 14, skying the fast bowler to Klaasen on the edge of the circle.

    Buttler and Jonny Bairstow (3), Friday night’s Player of the Match, followed in successive overs by the outstanding Shamsi, who could have had a third wicket in his third over when Stokes survived a strong shout against him for LBW, the umpire giving it not out, the hosts going upstairs and umpires call sparing the all-rounder.

    Shamsi, a champion bowler for Paarl Rocks when they won the Mzansi Super League 2.0 last year, did eventually get rid of Stokes for 16.

    But Malan, the former Paarl Boys High School graduate who made his first-class debut at the same venue nearly 15 years ago, scored 55 off 40 balls (7 fours, 1 six) and shared 51 with Eoin Morgan (26 not out) to seal the win.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    Rabada, Nortje, shamsi, linde were all good. ngidi's trash lost them the game. But quota....
    TBF Ngidi would be playing regardless of the quota.

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    Seems a bit of a mismatch. England were well below par with the bat but still crossed the line.

    Apart from India and Australia, it is very difficult to see anyone beating them over the course of a series. Maybe NZ in NZ, but England will have the edge.

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    South Africa need ABDV otherwise they will continue to getting smacked by not just top teams but also against the likes of Sri Lanka, West Indies and Bangladesh.


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