3rd T20I, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 25 June 2017

England vs South Africa

South Africa 2nd Inn:162/7 (20)

Andile Phehlukwayo* 27 (20);Morne Morkel 5 (2);
Tom Curran* 4-0-22-2; Chris Jordan 4-0-31-3;

Last bat: Mangaliso Mosehle

Result: England won by 19 runs.

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South Africa Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
JJ Smuts c Malan & b Plunkett 29 30 2 1 96.67
Reeza Hendricks c Plunkett & b Tom Curran 0 5 0 0 0
Chris Morris c A Hales & b Chris Jordan 8 9 1 0 88.89
AB de Villiers(c) c A Hales & b Mason Crane 35 19 2 2 184.21
David Miller c Jos Buttler & b Chris Jordan 7 6 0 0 116.67
Farhaan Behardien c Billings & b Chris Jordan 3 8 0 0 37.5
Mangaliso Mosehle(wk) c Billings & b Tom Curran 36 22 1 4 163.64
Andile Phehlukwayo not out 27 20 4 0 135
Morne Morkel not out 5 2 1 0 250
Dane Paterson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Imran Tahir dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 9, w - 2, nb - 1)12
Total(162 for 7 in 20 overs)162 (8.1 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/11 (Reeza Hendricks, 1.6 ov.) 2/22 (Chris Morris, 4.2 ov.) 3/59 (JJ Smuts, 9.1 ov.)
4/82 (AB de Villiers, 10.6 ov.) 5/86 (David Miller, 11.3 ov.) 6/91 (Farhaan Behardien, 13.4 ov.)
7/145 (Mangaliso Mosehle, 18.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
David Willey 4 0 40 0 10 (1w)
Tom Curran 4 0 22 2 5.5  
Chris Jordan 4 0 31 3 7.75 (1w)
Liam Plunkett 4 0 22 1 5.5  
Mason Crane 4 0 38 1 9.5  
               

England Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Jason Roy c Mosehle & b Morne Morkel 8 8 1 0 100
Alex Hales c Miller & b Phehlukwayo 36 28 2 2 128.57
Dawid Malan c Dane Paterson & b Tahir 78 44 12 2 177.27
Jos Buttler(c) & (wk) c Smuts & b Dane Paterson 31 22 1 2 140.91
Sam Billings c de Villiers & b Dane Paterson 12 11 0 1 109.09
Liam Livingstone b Dane Paterson 0 1 0 0 0
Liam Plunkett c Miller & b Phehlukwayo 0 2 0 0 0
David Willey b Dane Paterson 1 2 0 0 50
Chris Jordan not out 0 0 0 0 0.00
Tom Curran not out 1 2 0 0 50
Mason Crane dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 5, lb - 6, w - 3, nb - 0)14
Total(181 for 8 in 20 overs)181 (9.05 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/13 (Jason Roy, 1.6 ov.) 2/118 (Alex Hales, 12.3 ov.) 3/127 (Dawid Malan, 13.3 ov.)
4/166 (Sam Billings, 17.4 ov.) 5/166 (Liam Livingstone, 17.5 ov.) 6/179 (Liam Plunkett, 18.6 ov.)
7/180 (Jos Buttler, 19.3 ov.) 8/180 (David Willey, 19.4 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Chris Morris 4 0 24 0 6 (1w)
Morne Morkel 4 0 32 1 8 (1w)
Andile Phehlukwayo 4 0 44 2 11 (1w)
Dane Paterson 4 0 32 4 8  
Imran Tahir 4 0 38 1 9.5  
               
All|Overs 1-50
4

to Smuts, leg byes, FOUR, second ball and again down leg, flicks the pad and Buttler on the dive, gets a glove, but it runs away past his grasp and to the fence. Four extras

W

Curran to Hendricks, out Caught by Plunkett!! Curran takes his aeroplane off. That has been plinked to mid-off. Fuller than a good length on the stumps, Hendricks tried to loft through the line and it came right off the toe of the bat. A dolly to Plunkett and that's the early wicket they were looking for. Hendricks's third failure in a row in the series. Hendricks c Plunkett b Curran 0(5)

4

Curran to Chris Morris, FOUR, Chris Morris has outthinked Curran there. Made his plans very clear by backing away and even though the short ball came, he cut it over backward point and it runs away

W

to Chris Morris, out Caught by Hales!! gets Chris Morris. Good catch by Hales over his head at deep square leg. Looked back to see where he was and he was fine. Short ball into the body, Morris pulled and it was the short boundary, got himself cramped and that's why couldn't clear the man. So the Morris experiment has failed. Chris Morris c Hales b 8(9) [4s-1]

6

to Smuts, SIX, that's a massive blow. Smuts backs away and murders the full ball to the radio boxes at long-on. The timing on that was great as it soared off the bat. He can strike them a long way

4

to Smuts, FOUR, and goes again. This time over cover. Once again, making room and gets under the full delivery to loft that over the infield. So he is putting the pressure on

4

Crane to Smuts, FOUR, too full on the stumps and Smuts sweeps. Can deep square get there? No he can't. Very well hit and all along the ground too

4

Crane to de Villiers, FOUR, in-to-out and that's de Villiers at his best. Went after the flight on that outside off delivery and lofted it wide of the sweeper, one bounce over the ropes and nearly all the way

W

to Smuts, out Caught by Malan!! The pressure has got this wicket. Good bowling by , digging the short ball into the pitch and getting it to go big on the backing away Smuts, who can only top edge the pull. Malan at fine leg makes no mistake. Smuts c Malan b 29(30) [4s-2 6s-1]

4

Crane to de Villiers, FOUR, brilliant execution of the sweep. Right in between the two men on the leg-side. Kneels low and down to reach it on the full, then sweeps it to the fence

6

Crane to de Villiers, SIX, now goes outside off and takes the tossed up delivery to send it way over the deep mid-wicket fence. Crane can just look and wonder at the man. That came right out off the screws and de Villiers nailed the slog-sweep

6

Crane to de Villiers, SIX, de Villiers is turning it on now. Sinks low and this is the conventional sweep, but hit in the air and well over deep square. He got under the length and then smoked it into the crowd. That's the short boundary there and de Villiers has taken 16 off the first three

W

Crane to de Villiers, out Caught by Hales!! That could be the game. And the series. Look at Crane's reaction. He has taken off and takes some catching. He threw this up again, outside off, de Villiers swept but didn't keep it down. Hales at deep backward square, is a tall man, who leapt and judged the catch to a nicety. Keeps his feet, inside the playing area after taking it. After being hit for 18 in the over, Crane gets the prized wicket. AB can't take his side home, it is up to the rest now. de Villiers c Hales b Crane 35(19) [4s-2 6s-2]

W

to Miller, out Caught by Buttler!! Edged and gone. Wide length delivery outside off, Miller slashed hard and the top edge flew to Buttler who took a good catch. is happy as is the rest of the England team. Another star man gone and SA's task becomes that much more difficult. Miller c Buttler b 7(6)

W

to Behardien, out Caught by Billings!! The short ball keeps doing the trick. Outside off, Behardien fetched it and could only find deep backward square. Was hitting to the longer part of the boundary and he had no chance as soon as he miscued that. Behardien c Billings b 3(8)

6

to Mosehle, SIX, swatted away. Leg-side length ball and Mosehle has picked the bones out off that. Flies into the crowd and good job that no-one got injured as the ball landed

4

to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, Phehlukwayo is a big hitter and he isn't taking time to get his eye in. On the move and clubs the length ball straight back over the bowler. Long-on can't get across

4

to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, this is a good over for SA. Phehlukwayo on the charge, picks the knuckle delivery and lofts over mid-off. Dribbles away and Phehlukwayo, Mosehle have a glove-punch-up

6

Curran to Mosehle, SIX, caught by a spectator at the deep backward square fence and Bumble goes wild on air. Mosehle picks the short delivery, waits for it and pulls high and handsome behind square. Got a lot of meat behind the blow

6

to Mosehle, SIX, flat flat hit. Mosehle backs away and then slugs the length ball wide of long-on. Roy was the man and he had no chance. This short bloke can strike

6

to Mosehle, SIX, now to the other side. He is smoking these shortish length balls. Biffed over long-off and the ball is lost for the second time in the day. Newish one needed

OT

Curran to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, back of the hand slower delivery, Phehlukwayo swings off his feet, mistimes the big hit to long-on

4

Curran to Mosehle, FOUR, full toss outside off and Mosehle doesn't miss out. Almost six, wide of Livingstone at sweeper cover, one bounce over the ropes. Too late I feel

W

Curran to Mosehle, out Caught by Billings!! High full toss and caught at deep mid-wicket. They are checking whether it's over the waist. Looks fine. The ball dipped as soon as it reached Mosehle, who lost all shape on the shot. Spliced it to the man in the deep and the third umpire makes the call of sending Mosehle off. So Curran ends in impressive fashion. Mosehle c Billings b Curran 36(22) [4s-1 6s-4]

4

to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, what sort of a shot that is from Phehlukwayo. Sat down on one knee and top-edged the sweep, to a length delivery sliding across him. Clears short fine and it's one bounce over the ropes

4

to Phehlukwayo, FOUR, backs away and slugs it wide of long-on. Picked the length ball on the stumps and stayed back to hit it

4

to Morne Morkel, FOUR, over mid-off and four. But England win. They win the series 2-1. Length delivery on the stumps, Morne Morkel backs away and lofts over the fielder inside the ring and it races away. The players walk off with stumps in hand, patting, congratulating, arms-around-each-other. Morgan is out there congratulating his boys. They have sealed the series today without him and that shows the quality and depth in this English set-up

D

Morris to Roy, 2 runs, Mosehle has dropped a moonball! But what an effort to get there. Near the edge of the circle at backward square leg. Roy on the charge and top-edges the hoick. The ball went so high that Mosehle ran all the way and dropped it as it was swirling in the air. The breeze played a part in the ball moving away from the mitts of Mosehle. Roy and Hales have a laugh about that. There was the chance for a third, but they settle for two

4

Morkel to Hales, FOUR, backs away even as Morkel at the top of his mark, slashes hard to a delivery on the stumps, the edge flies over the leaping wide slip. Flew off the bat and since third man was inside the ring, it was four all the way

4

Morkel to Roy, FOUR, magnificent short-arm jab. Morkel hits his back of a length around off, Roy went across the line and those strong wrists came into play. What timing as it raced through the vacant mid-wicket region

W

Morkel to Roy, out Caught by Mosehle!! Morkel gets Roy. He angled this short of length delivery into Roy, cramped him for room, Roy was arching back looking to play the ramp wide of short third. The ball gained in height and brushed the glove, to loop to Mosehle. Easy catch and the dangerous Roy is gone. Replays show that it may have gone off the face of the bat too. Roy c Mosehle b Morkel 8(8) [4s-1]

6

Morris to Malan, SIX, wow! Second ball and it's six for Malan. Is deep in his crease and absolutely smashes the pull to the deep square fence. Was a perfectly good length delivery and angling across, but Malan had enough of a sighter and went bangggggggg

4

to Malan, FOUR, fine back cut. Waited for the ball to angle across and then cut it as late as possible. Beats the diving backward point to his left

4

to Malan, FOUR, anything in his zone and he is very powerful by the looks of his batting style. This cutter sits up around leg and he waits for it, before thumping the pull behind square. Deep square had no chance

4

Paterson to Malan, FOUR, the powerplay ends with a four. Malan shuffles across and then picks the fullish delivery from off and middle, flicked effortlessly over mid-wicket

D

Morris to Hales, 1 run, what a clanger by Phehlukwayo. So catchable and easy that Hales as soon as he hit the ball in the air, started walking towards the dugout. That easy. Hales scooping the slower delivery in the air after taking a couple of steps down the track, straight to mid-on. Phehlukwayo went for the reverse-cup and it bobbled out - onto the arm and then out. He is distraught

4

Morris to Malan, FOUR, leg-sidish and Malan gets four. Helped the off-line delivery wide of short fine. Raced away

4

to Malan, FOUR, dragged down on off, Malan hits the pull a lot straighter. Long-on is wide and he can't pull the ball back, despite a fine dive. The ball goes under his body to escape

4

to Malan, FOUR, the googly. Malan on the big cover-drive, gets a thick bottom-edge and it beats short third inside the ring. The outfield is very quick and it scooted away

6

Morkel to Malan, SIX, that's a fabulous straight hit. Floaty full slower delivery and Malan sits deep in his crease and lofts as clean as a whistle. Hits the wall behind the sightscreen and the ball goes into the river Taff. So that one is gone. Need a newish one now. "What a shot that is" gushes Morgan on air.

6

to Hales, SIX, full toss on the stumps and Hales won't miss out. Slogs and does so well. Clears deep mid-wicket and the ball finds the crowd. Meaty blow that

4

to Malan, FOUR, beautiful way to get to fifty. Shuffles across and then cutely paddles the full delivery, was in the air and just wide of Morkel at short fine. He stretched his long arm out but didn't get a fingertip on that as well. A fifty on debut and hasn't he played well. A raise of the bat to acknowledge all the applause

4

to Malan, FOUR, "catch" is the cry but this sliced drive goes wide of backward point. Sweeper too had no chance as Malan backed away and gave it his all on the shot. Successive fours and is under pressure

4

Morkel to Hales, FOUR, yorker length delivery outside off, Hales deliberately opens the face of the bat and comes down on it late. The edge runs away well wide of the diving Mosehle

4

Morkel to Malan, FOUR, moves across his stumps and picks the slower delivery, thwacks and beats mid-off to his left. He is rolling along nicely here, is Malan

6

Paterson to Hales, SIX, flat hit. Six. A good length delivery and Hales teed off there. Stands tall and clubs it. Kept long-on interested for a while, but it sailed over the fielder's head

4

Paterson to Malan, FOUR, he played this shot to get to fifty and does it again. Expects the slower delivery, so shuffles across and gets inside the line, the uses the bat like a hockey stick to scoop the full delivery over Morkel's head at short fine. That's exceptional execution

4

Paterson to Malan, FOUR, short and down leg, witn no pace, easy for Malan as he softs the pull and beats Morkel with ease to his left. Successive fours again

W

to Hales, out Caught by Miller!! Will that carry to Miller? Yes it does. End of Hales. He skipped down the track and hit the pull well, but couldn't clear deep mid-wicket. A low catch and Miller got down to take it with both hands. Made it look so easy. South Africa needed that wicket and has given them that. Sort of makes up for the earlier Hales drop. Hales c Miller b 36(28) [4s-2 6s-2]

4

to Malan, FOUR, he is taking everyone on. And winning for now. Backs away and goes in-to-out. Over extra cover and beats the despairing dive by Behardien

W

to Malan, out Caught by Dane Paterson!! Standing ovation by everyone to the departing Malan. He may not have got a 100 on debut, but has played superbly. The flight of did the trick there, not much power into the lofted hit and long-off ran to his right to pouch that. Malan would've liked to gone a bit straighter. But the spin after pitching drew the mistake. Malan c Dane Paterson b 78(44) [4s-12 6s-2]

4

to Buttler, byes, FOUR, look at 's reaction. He flings his headband away in disgust. After the full toss missed the stumps. It missed everything in fact. Buttler decided to reverse-paddle that and missed, as did Mosehle

4

to Buttler, leg byes, FOUR, and Mosehle go up for a big lbw appeal. Not given. Skidded off the pitch and beat Buttler on the flick, he was going across the line as he charged and missed. Three reds on Hawk-Eye but as of now T20Is don't have DRS, so Buttler gets lucky. What's more it runs away for four leg-byes, beating Morkel inside the ring at short third

6

to Buttler, SIX, mid-off and mid-on were up and didn't get the yorker right. Bowled a full delivery right in the slot and Buttler smashed that flat into the crowd

4

to Buttler, FOUR, after the full delivery, Buttler knows that the short one is coming, hangs back and murders the pull wide of deep mid-wicket. Outthinking the bowler

6

Paterson to Billings, SIX, Billings is looking for the deep square area and he gets a full toss which he puts away. Down on one knee and a sweep into the crowd at deep square leg. Connected well

W

Paterson to Billings, out Caught by de Villiers!! The change-up has worked. On a length and outside off, Billings tried to go over extra cover this time, one hand came off the bat handle and he lobs a dolly to AB. Paterson looks pleased. Billings c de Villiers b Paterson 12(11) [6s-1]

W

Paterson to Livingstone, out Bowled!! He is on a hat-trick. He jumps and punches the air in delight. Livingstone went across to a full toss on middle, looking to exploit the fine leg area. Missed the paddle-scoop and the ball landed on top of middle. Livingstone b Paterson 0(1)

6

to Buttler, SIX, unbelievable skill from Buttler. Stays back to the full delivery outside off and then opens the face of the bat at the last moment to slice the lofted drive well over sweeper's head. The ball sails all the way into the crowd. To get six, Buttler needed to execute it to perfection and didn't he do that well. Even AB applauds that hit

W

to Plunkett, out Caught by Miller!! Another cutter on the stumps, Plunkett heaves it and Miller is such a good fielder, charges and then slides to complete the catch at deep mid-wicket. Again made it look so simple. Any other fielder and it may have landed in front, not with Miller. Plunkett c Miller b 0(2)

W

Paterson to Buttler, out Caught by Smuts!! Paterson gets another and is hugged by a smiling AB. Length ball outside off, sliced straight up in the air and JJ Smuts gobbles up the skier at point. Big wicket that. Buttler c Smuts b Paterson 31(22) [4s-1 6s-2]

W

Paterson to Willey, out Bowled!! That's the yorker. Perfect. Pinpoint stuff. At the base of off and middle, beating the backing away Willey who fails to lay bat on ball. On a hat-trick again, for the second time in the match. Can he get a hat-trick? Willey b Paterson 1(2)