England in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2020

South Africa vs England - 2nd T20I

Venue: Kingsmead, Durban

Date & Time: 14 February 2020

South Africa 202/7

RR: 10.1 | England beat South Africa by 2 runs

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That's it from this nail-biting encounter that forces a decider! All to play for in the final T20I at SuperSport Park in Centurion. That game will be played on 16th February and it will begin at 1430 local (1230 GMT). We will love your company for that game too. Till then, take care!

Eoin Morgan, the England skipper, says that they would've loved to win both the games. Tells that South Africa gave a good fight during the chase. Praises the performance of de Kock and Bavuma. On their bowling performance, Morgan praises Jordan and tells that he has a cool and calm head on his shoulders. Further adds that it is a tough ground to bowl but he does that really well. On Curran's last ball, Morgan feels that those are tough to bowl but credits Curran for the same and praises Rashid for taking the catch under pressure.

MOEEN ALI IS NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH! On his knock, Ali says that it was nice to connect a few. Tells that he is happy that his shots came out well. Adds that they bat deep and that helps their cause. Feels that when you're playing well, you need to keep it simple and that's how it goes.

Quinton de Kock, the South African skipper, says that it was a great game of cricket. Tells that England fought till the end and they won the game. Says that the bowlers need to be a bit better in the next game. On van der Dussen's knock, de Kock says that he is known for such innings and adds that he can handle the pressure well. On him scoring the fastest half ton for South Africa in T20Is, he says that he wasn't sure if he would be able to do so but he is happy for it.

Earlier in the day, England smashed a mammoth total courtesy excellent knocks Ali, Roy and Stokes. However, South Africa were brilliant throughout. There were also a few brilliant knocks from their end like de Kock's fifty and van der Dussen's knock, in the end though, they fell just short. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Have to feel for the bowlers tonight! First the South Africans took a pounding and then the English bowlers too. Not a lot you can write about the bowlers in a game where more than 400 runs were scored. However, Chris Jordan was exceptional. Wood was expensive but he picked two huge wickets. Curran bowled well when it mattered. Rashid and Ali though had a day to forget but overall, England will be happy they defended this as it is not an easy ground to defend.

South Africa, on the other hand, can surely give themselves a pat on the back though. Yes, there were numerous times in the game where they felt it was their game to win but 205 is a massive chase and in the end, they fell short by just the 2 runs. Let's now though take you to what happened at the start of this chase - de Kock and Bavuma got their side of to a brilliant start. It was the skipper who led the way and Bavuma was happy playing second fiddle. De Kock ended up scoring the fastest half ton for the hosts in T20Is. South Africa got to the 100-run mark before the 10th over. They were cruising at that moment but Wood got rid of both the openers and England were back in the game. Miller then along with van der Dussen took South Africa back on top. Once DM fell though, South Africa then were always chasing the game. Smuts and Phehlukwayo could not contribute a lot. They needed 45 in the last three overs but then the game swung once again as 19 came from the 18th over. 11 from the 19th and 12 from the first 4 balls of the last saw the hosts needing 3 from the last 2. However, two wickets in the last two balls saw England come out on the right side.

WE HAVE A DECIDER! But what two games of cricket have we witnessed in this series! Magnificent! Two nail-bitters, both the games saw the batting side needing 3 on the last ball and on both occasion, the chasing side could not score it. It was Ngidi who kept his calm the last time around and it was Curran who did so this time. He had 14 runs to defend, he went for 10 from the first two balls but brilliantly came back in the end and ensured his side levelled the series. Take a bow, young man.

That was some drama, eh? The sponsors and broadcasters were already out in the middle even though the umpires and players were still out there in the middle. It took some time, but eventually, the decision was made. Nerves, choke. Nerves, choke. And a nervy end to boot! Whoa! Let's take a breather...

19.6
0
Tom Curran to B Fortuin, OUT! CAUGHT! No Super Over! ENGLAND WIN THE GAME BY 2 RUNS! Fortuin is caught off the last ball. This delivery though reminded me of the 2007 WT20 Final. Fortuin played the same shot which Misbah did. He shuffled right across and tried to paddle scoop it but there was absolutely no pace on this delivery. He only managed to hit it high up in the air towards the fielder there. Rashid takes a good catch. England have started celebrating but the umpire wants to check if Rashid was in the ring when the ball was bowled. Replays roll in and they show he was inside the ring when the ball was bowled but, but, excellent presence of mind from him. He started running back as soon as he saw BF get into position to play that shot and in the end, it went straight to where he was standing.

Bjorn Fortuin is the next batsman in. Rassie van der Dussen is into his ears straightaway. Do what you want, but do not take less than two! Poor Bjorn, what fortune! To come out at such a stage. Nothing that Rassie can do. Or de Kock. Just hope that Fortuin gets good enough bat on this. 3 to win, 2 for a Super Over.

19.5
0
Tom Curran to D Pretorius, OUT! Impact umpire's call! Wickets hitting umpire's call and the decision stays. South Africa need 3 from the last ball. Exactly what England needed in the last game. Curran bowls one more yorker this time. Pretorius shuffles across and looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. An appeal and up goes the finger. Pretorius is walking back disappointed. However, both his captain from the dressing room and van der Dussen want it to be reviewed. Pretorius does take it. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows a spike as the ball passes the bat. That though was of the ball hitting the ground. They move forward and it shows that the on-field call stays. An excellent knock from Pretorius comes to an end. Heartbreak for him but he really played well.

Pretorius is walking off as he has been giving out LBW! Quinton de Kock from the pavillion is screaming and signaling that signal the 'T'. Van der Dussen too is calling Pretorius back and wants him to review. DP does so. Stokes is arguing that there was a message from inside but the umpire does go ahead and he takes it upstairs. Looks out though. Let's see Ball Tracker. Inside edge? Yes! Hang on. Getting carried away. No inside edge. The bat has hit the ground.

19.4
2
Tom Curran to D Pretorius, NOT OUT! A brilliant dive from Pretorius saves him. This is a yorker on middle. Pretorius works it through mid-wicket. They take one and go for the second. Stokes picks the ball up and fires it to the keeper. He whips the bails off. Not a big appeal from the English players but it is still taken upstairs. Replays roll in and the umpire has a look at a few of them as the bat seems to be in the air when inside the crease. However, it is grounded before and hence, it is ruled in the favor of the batter. 3 needed in 2.

The umpire has taken it upstairs! However, there was hardly any appeal from the England players.

19.3
4
Tom Curran to D Pretorius, FOUR! 5 needed in 3 now! Pretorius you beauty! Curran offers width now and bowls it wide outside off. DP reaches out for it and hits it wide of the fielder at sweeper cover and bags a boundary. Pretorius is absolutely pumped up.
19.2
6
Tom Curran to D Pretorius, SIX! The early biggie which South Africa needed in the over. 9 needed in 4 balls. You have to favor the batting side now, right? One more slower one and this time it is on a length. Pretorius was waiting for it. He tonks it over the long on fence for a huge one.
19.1
0
Tom Curran to D Pretorius, A dot to begin! A lovely slower one outside off. Pretorius is done in by the pace. He swings way too early and misses.

Now then, who will bowl the last over of the game? The series is on the line here, high pressure, Stokes? Curran? It is Tom Curran. The youngster has been given the responsibility. Can he hold his nerves here?

18.6
1
C Jordan to D Pretorius, A single to end which means 15 needed in the last over. A yorker on off, DP jams it out towards cover for one.
18.5
4
C Jordan to D Pretorius, EDGY FOUR! Handy, handy boundary! South Africa won't care how they come as long as they do. A full toss outside off. Pretorius swings but it goes off the outside edge and to the third man fence.
18.4
2
C Jordan to D Pretorius, Another two! 20 needed in 8 now! One more yorker. DP looks to jam it out but it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for a brace.
18.3
2
C Jordan to D Pretorius, Tremendous stuff! Good running though! A yorker on middle, it is jammed out towards mid-wicket and the batters take two. 22 needed in 9 balls. Need a big hit do the hosts.
18.2
1
C Jordan to van der Dussen, Just a single! Jordan though gets away with one there! A full toss on middle, van der Dussen looks to go big but it is a little too quick. He mistimes it high up in the air but it lands safe in the mid on region. A single.
18.1
1
C Jordan to D Pretorius, Dropped! He actually saved a boundary there! It was clobbered! A full ball around off, Pretorius smashes it towards Jordan who sticks his left hand out but it does not stick again. A single as the ball rolls on the off side.
17.6
0
M Wood to van der Dussen, A dot! Still a top over for the hosts! 26 needed in 12. Full and around off, it is smashed but straight to cover. 19 from the over.
17.5
4
M Wood to van der Dussen, FOUR! 26 needed now in 13. South Africa back in the game! A very full ball outside off, van der Dussen smashes it through covers and it races away to the fence. Still a ball to go, can he end it well?
17.4
6
M Wood to van der Dussen, SIX! Van der Dussen is not going down without a fight! This game is not done yet. 30 needed in 14. Full and on the pads, right in the zone. Van der Dussen flicks it way over the mid-wicket fence for a huge one.
17.4
0
M Wood to van der Dussen, WIDE! Down the leg side, van der Dussen looks to flick but misses.
17.3
6
M Wood to van der Dussen, SIX! Out of the ground! Wood misses the yorker and ends up serving a full toss. Van der Dussen sends it sailing over the long off fence for a biggie. 37 in 15, can he end the over brilliantly? Two balls to go.
17.2
1
M Wood to D Pretorius, One more yorker on the pads, DP squirts it out towards deep square leg for one. Singles are something England won't mind.
17.1
1
M Wood to van der Dussen, Another delivery which is extremely full, not easy to hit those. The batter only manages to hit it towards cover for one.

Mark Wood returns. 3-0-20-2 are his figures so far.

16.6
0
C Jordan to D Pretorius, A dot to end an over which has probably won England the game and helped them level the series. Full and on off, Pretorius keeps it out towards the left of the bowler. He sets off for a run but is sent back. He sees Jordan misfield and then goes again but is sent back once again. Rightly so, van der Dussen would want to keep strike. 45 needed in 18.
16.5
2
C Jordan to D Pretorius, No hat-trick. Misses his yorker by a little. It ends up being a full ball on middle, Pretorius works it through square leg for two.

Dwaine Pretorius will face the hat-trick ball.

16.4
0
C Jordan to A Phehlukwayo, OUT! KABOOM! Cleans him up! Once again Jordan is on a hat-trick. It is another corker of a yorker. Right in the blockhole on middle. Too good for Phehlukwayo. He tries to jam it out but fails to get his bat down in time and it hits the stumps. Pin-drop silence here as they know, their side is staring down the barrel at the moment.

Andile Phehlukwayo is the new man in.

16.3
0
C Jordan to JJ Smuts, OUT! TIMBER! Excellent, Jordan is just too good at the death. Saw that in the last game and we are seeing that here. Smuts looks to innovate against someone who is giving nothing away, he walks right across and tries to paddle. Jordan bowls another yorker on middle. He misses and the stumps are shattered. England are into the bowling all-rounders now. An uphill task for the hosts. 47 needed in 21 balls.
16.2
1
C Jordan to van der Dussen, And again, extremely full and on middle, not easy to get under those. The batter jams it out for one towards cover.
16.2
0
C Jordan to van der Dussen, WIDE! Slips this one down the leg side, the batter looks to flick but misses. Jordan and Buttler both are not happy with the decision. They feel van der Dussen walked across there and had he stayed in his normal stance, it would have hit his pad. The umpire feels different.
16.1
1
C Jordan to JJ Smuts, Well bowled! Well played too but it is just a run. A pin-point yorker outside off. All Smuts can do is jam it down to third man for one.

Chris Jordan is back on. 2-0-15-0 from him so far.

15.6
1
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, Outstanding end to the over and a magnificent comeback! Just the 10 from it despite him going for 7 from just the one ball. A yorker to end. It is jammed out towards covers for one.
15.5
0
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, Brilliant, brilliant skill from Curran! He bowls another slower one just inside the tramline on the off side. Smuts thinks it is a wide and leaves it but not given.
15.4
1
Tom Curran to van der Dussen, A lovely dipping slower one outside off, van der Dussen guides it through covers and takes one.
15.3
1
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, An overthrow! Needless from Roy! A shy was just not needed there. A yorker on off, Smuts guides it towards point. The batters were not taking a run but Roy has a shy at the striker's end. He misses, the fielder backing up is in the deep and a run is gifted.
15.2
0
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, Good comeback! A slower one and it is outside off, Smuts is foxed by the lack of pace and does not play a shot.
15.1
6
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, SIX! Powered! That is a big, big one! Smuts is helped here as Curran bowls a length ball. Smuts smashes it way over the long on fence for a biggie. 7 from the first ball. Curran under pressure.
15.1
0
Tom Curran to JJ Smuts, WIDE! Full and just outside the tramline on the off side. Wided.

Tom Curran is back on.

14.6
1
Ben Stokes to JJ Smuts, Slower and on the pads, Smuts works it towards fine leg for a single. 14 from the over.
14.5
1
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, Full and around off, this is pushed towards point for a single.
14.4
6
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, SIX! That has gone all the way! Good length ball on middle, Rassie picks the length early and slams it over deep square leg for a maximum. 12 from the first 4 balls of the over.
14.3
0
Ben Stokes to JJ Smuts, Good length ball on middle, Smuts looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pads and the ball rolls towards short third man. The batters run through for a leg bye.
14.2
1
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, In the air... but safe. A back of a length ball on middle, van der Dussen looks to pull but does not time it well. It goes uppishly towards deep square leg but bounces well in front. A single taken.
14.1
4
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, FOUR! Smashed! A much-needed boundary. Full and on middle, van der Dussen hits it hard down the ground and bags a boundary towards the long on fence.
13.6
1
C Jordan to van der Dussen, Shorter and outside off, van der Dussen chops it towards point and a run is taken. Just the 5 runs from the over.
13.5
0
C Jordan to van der Dussen, A dot! Gold dust at this stage! Slower one outside off, van der Dussen swings but is early in the shot. Misses.
13.4
1
C Jordan to JJ Smuts, Shorter and on off, Smuts pulls it through square leg for one.
13.3
1
C Jordan to van der Dussen, Another single as this is hit down to long on. Singles won't do the job for the hosts.
13.2
1
C Jordan to JJ Smuts, Outside off, Smuts looks to go big but it goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg for one.
13.1
1
C Jordan to van der Dussen, Very full and on middle, van der Dussen looks to go across the line, it goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.

Chris Jordan is back on. 1-0-10-0 are his numbers so far.

12.6
1
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, Fuller and just outside off, van der Dussen flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. End of an excellent over from Stokes. Just 3 runs and a wicket off it.
12.5
1
Ben Stokes to JJ Smuts, Fuller and around off, Smuts pushes it towards covers for a run.
12.4
1
Ben Stokes to van der Dussen, Good length ball around middle, van der Dussen tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run.

JJ Smuts is the next batsman in.

12.3
0
Ben Stokes to D Miller, OUT! Caught! Miller crumbles under pressure! Stokes has done the trick for England. It is a low full toss which has got the wicket. Stokes bowls it wide outside off, Miller looks to deposit it over wide long on but finds Jordan in the deep. He pouches it comfortably. 82 more needed in 45 balls.
12.2
0
Ben Stokes to D Miller, Play and a miss again! Another length ball outside off, Miller looks to drive but once again fails to make any contact. Two dots.
12.1
0
Ben Stokes to D Miller, Swing and a miss! Good length ball outside off, Miller looks to cut but misses.

Ben Stokes is into the attack.

11.6
1
M Wood to D Miller, Another excellent over from Wood, just 6 from it. Short and on middle, Miller pulls it to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike for the next over.
11.5
1
M Wood to van der Dussen, Good length ball on off, it is worked towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
11.4
2
M Wood to van der Dussen, Excellent stuff all-around. Low full toss on middle, van der Dussen flicks it towards deep mid-wicket. Joe Denly there makes a good diving stop to save a couple of runs.
11.3
1
M Wood to D Miller, Short and on middle, Miller pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
11.2
1
M Wood to van der Dussen, Another length ball just outside off, Rassie once again targets the leg side but gets an inside edge towards the keeper. Buttler there cannot collect the ball well and it goes towards short third man. The batters take the single.
11.1
0
M Wood to van der Dussen, Swing and a miss! Length ball just outside off, van der Dussen looks to slam it over the leg side but fails to connect.
10.6
0
A Rashid to D Miller, Flatter and outside off, Miller guides it towards short third man for a dot. 14 from the over.
10.5
1
A Rashid to van der Dussen, Van der Dussen does well! He gently works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
10.4
1
A Rashid to D Miller, A single now! Rashid fires this outside off, Miller sweeps it through square leg for one.
10.3
6
A Rashid to D Miller, SIX! Miller is dealing in biggies! This is an audacious shot. He shuffles across and Rashid bowls it very full. He does not go down to sweep it but bends his knee a little and whips it over the square leg stand. 6, 0, 6 in the over so far.
10.2
0
A Rashid to D Miller, Rashid comes around the wicket and bowls it short. It is the googly. Miller looks to pull but it turns away. Miller tries to bail out but it hits the toe-end and goes on the off side.
10.1
6
A Rashid to D Miller, SIX! That is colossal! Wow! Runs needed below 100 now. This is tossed up on middle, Miller shuffles in and whips it way over the mid-wicket fence. Releases the pressure that was building.
9.6
1
M Wood to D Miller, A single to end a brilliant over! The over which England so desperately needed. A wicket and two runs. On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
9.5
0
M Wood to D Miller, Beats the outside edge! Fuller and around off, it shapes away. Miller pushes at it but is beaten.
9.4
1
M Wood to van der Dussen, Van der Dussen is off the mark! On middle, Rassie pushes it down towards mid on for one.
9.3
0
M Wood to van der Dussen, Wood goes wide of the crease and angles it into the middle pole. Van der Dussen keeps it out.
9.2
0
M Wood to van der Dussen, Fast and straight on the stumps, van der Dussen gets his bat down in time and keeps it out.

Rassie van der Dussen is the new batsman in.

9.1
0
M Wood to T Bavuma, OUT! Wood has two and both the openers back in the hut! England are back in the game now! A short one and on the body, Bavuma looks to pull but it hits the glove and goes to the left of Buttler who pouches it with ease. A good little innings from Bavuma, he played some sensible cricket out there but they needed him to bat longer. Game evenly poised at the moment, another 104 needed in 65 balls.
8.6
4
A Rashid to D Miller, FOUR! Whipped! First boundary for Miller. Full ball on middle, Miller whips it off his pads and finds the gap to perfection at deep mid-wicket. Good finish to the over for South Africa.
8.5
1
A Rashid to T Bavuma, Around off again, Bavuma once again works it towards long on and calls for a couple again. This time Jordan is quicker and keeps it down to a single.
8.4
2
A Rashid to T Bavuma, Short and outside off, Bavuma clips it towards long on and calls for a quick couple. He takes on Jordan in the deep and completes the run easily.
8.3
1
A Rashid to D Miller, Fuller and around middle, Miller flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
8.2
0
A Rashid to D Miller, Slightly short and turning away, Miller goes for the pull but fails to connect.
8.1
1
A Rashid to T Bavuma, Full ball on middle, Bavuma flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
7.6
0
M Wood to D Miller, BEATEN! This is on a length and outside off, Miller looks to stroke it on the up but misses. End of an action-packed over, 12 runs and a wicket from it.

David Miller is the next batsman in.

7.5
0
M Wood to de Kock, OUT! That is very marginal! It probably was touch and go and in the end, the umpire rules it in the favor of England. De Kock walks back slowly, he can't believe it as he is dismissed off a full toss. He walks off to a standing ovation as the skipper has surely done his job. He has got his team off to an outstanding start. England though will be extremely pleased to see the back of de Kock as he was taking the game away from them. Wood bowls a full toss. De Kock swings but mistimes it. It goes high up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Stokes there settles under it and takes it. De Kock is standing there, he feels it is a no ball for height. The umpire takes it upstairs. A few replays are viewed and in the end, de Kock has to take the long walk back. 113 more needed in 73 balls.

De Kock has been caught but the umpire is checking if the ball is just over the waist.

7.4
4
M Wood to de Kock, FOUR! De Kock is in some mood today! This is full and wide outside off, he lofts it over covers and bags a boundary. 12 from the first 4 balls of the over.
7.3
1
M Wood to T Bavuma, Full and on the pads, Bavuma works it through mid-wicket for one. Sensible batting from him.
7.2
1
M Wood to de Kock, A dipping low full toss, de Kock works it through mid-wicket for one.
7.1
6
M Wood to de Kock, SIX! Just out of the reach of Stokes! This is unreal hitting from de Kock. However, England are bowling to his strength. This is short and on the body. De Kock pulls but not right off the middle. It goes towards the mid-wicket fence. Stokes runs to his left and stretches his hand out but it is out of his reach.

Mark Wood is on.

6.6
0
A Rashid to T Bavuma, NOT OUT! Inside edge saves Bavuma! A full ball on middle and leg, Bavuma goes down and looks to sweep but misses. Rashid puts in a loud appeal and the umpire after thinking for a while raises his finger. Bavuma quickly signals the 'T'. They first check the front foot. It is fine. Now, is there any glove? Yes, the Ultra Edge confirms that. So, Bavuma survives.

Bavuma has been given out LBW! He goes for the review straightaway! Did that kiss the glove? Yes, it did and that is confirmed by the Ultra Edge.

6.5
0
A Rashid to T Bavuma, Full and around middle, Bavuma looks to sweep but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
6.4
2
A Rashid to T Bavuma, A couple now! Full and around off and middle, Bavuma works it on the leg side and scampers back for the second.
6.3
1
A Rashid to de Kock, Fuller and on the stumps, this time de Kock flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
6.2
6
A Rashid to de Kock, SIX! FIFTY UP FOR DE KOCK! What a sensational knock he is playing. He is eyeing the shorter square leg boundaries and clearing these with ease. Slightly shorter one on middle, de Kock moves inside the crease and hammers it over deep square leg for another maximum to get to his half ton. It is the fastest T20I half ton by a South African batsman.
6.1
2
A Rashid to de Kock, Loopy full ball outside off, de Kock forces it towards wide long off and picks a couple.

Adil Rashid is on now! How South Africa face him is going to be the key. He was good in the first game and needs to be good here too.

5.6
1
Tom Curran to de Kock, Slower bouncer, de Kock goes for the pull but mistimes it towards mid-wicket for a single. End of the Powerplay. South Africa are 69/0 after 6 overs.
5.5
6
Tom Curran to de Kock, SIX! Another one! He is tearing Curran apart here. Shorter in length and around off and middle, de Kock once again pulls it over the deep mid-wicket fence.
5.4
6
Tom Curran to de Kock, SIX! Whacked! De Kock is on fire here! Full toss around off, de Kock picks it early and sends it sailing over deep square leg for a biggie.
5.3
1
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, Shortish and around off but it is a slower one. Bavuma pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
5.2
1
Tom Curran to de Kock, Another fuller ball on middle and leg, de Kock pushes it towards mid on and takes a quick run.
5.1
1
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, Quick single! Curran starts with a full ball outside off, Bavuma pushes it towards covers and takes a quick run. The fielder picks the ball and fires the throw at the striker's end but misses.

Tom Curran is back on. 1-0-7-0 are his figures so far.

4.6
6
M Ali to de Kock, SIX! Third biggie in the over! 50 up in style and 20 runs come in the over. Brilliant one for South Africa and they are off to an excellent start. Ali gives it air this time but it is a little too full. De Kock lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie. 152 needed in 90 balls.
4.5
6
M Ali to de Kock, SIX! Flat biggie! Second in the over! The crowd here is loving it. Shorter and angled into the pads, de Kock goes back and pulls, it just goes over the mid-wicket fence.
4.4
0
M Ali to de Kock, Risky stroke! On off, de Kock makes room and tries to cut but is beaten.
4.3
6
M Ali to de Kock, SIX! That is huge! Out of the ground! A poor delivery that from Ali. It is short and it sits up to be hit. Maybe Moeen Ali thought he was going to charge down the wicket. De Kock stays back and pulls it high and handsome over the mid-wicket fence.
4.2
1
M Ali to T Bavuma, Quicker and shorter on middle, Bavuma now mistimes it towards mid on for one.
4.1
1
M Ali to de Kock, Mistimed! Floats it up on middle, de Kock looks to go over the bowler's head but does not time it well. It goes towards mid off. A single.
3.6
2
C Jordan to T Bavuma, A couple to end another good over for South Africa! 10 from it. Shorter and around off, Bavuma guides it through point for two.
3.5
0
C Jordan to T Bavuma, DROPPED! That had to stick though. A very hard chance to be honest. On off, Bavuma smashes it back towards the bowler. Jordan looks to take it with his left hand but the ball does not stay in.
3.4
1
C Jordan to de Kock, Looks to be innovative now as de Kock tries to play the paddle scoop! Jordan bowls it very full. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls towards short third man for one.
3.3
6
C Jordan to de Kock, SIX! Right in the zone for de Kock and he puts it away! A slower one and on the pads, de Kock whips it and it clears the backward square leg fence. First of the run chase.
3.2
1
C Jordan to T Bavuma, Very full and on middle, Bavuma strokes it towards mid on for a quick run.
3.1
0
C Jordan to T Bavuma, Looks to play the paddle but he had to drag it from outside off. Misses and gets hit on the body.

Chris Jordan is into the attack now.

2.6
4
M Ali to de Kock, FOUR! A boundary to end the over! 11 from it, a good one for South Africa. De Kock plays this with the angle. He brings out the slog sweep and hits it over square leg. No one in the deep, so a boundary.
2.5
1
M Ali to T Bavuma, One more single! On off, Bavuma stays back and works it through mid-wicket for one.
2.4
2
M Ali to T Bavuma, Lovely shot but does not go to the boundary! This is tossed up outside off, Bavuma lofts it over covers. It bounces and then slows down a touch. Stokes gives it a chase and keeps it down to two.
2.3
2
M Ali to T Bavuma, Bavuma now uses his feet and Ali drops it short. TB works it through mid-wicket. He calls for two and takes it.
2.2
1
M Ali to de Kock, De Kock comes down the track and looks to go over covers but it goes off the inner half down to long on for one.
2.1
1
M Ali to T Bavuma, On middle, it stays a touch low. Bavuma works it through mid-wicket for one.
1.6
1
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, A single to end! So despite a boundary, just 7 from it. Fuller and on off, it is driven towards cover for one.
1.5
0
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, Length and around off, Bavuma guides it towards point.
1.4
0
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, One more slower one outside off, Bavuma looks to hit it through the off side but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
1.3
4
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, FOUR! Up and over! A slower one and on middle, Bavuma picks it early and whips it over mid-wicket. It trickles over the fence. South Africa need a lot more boundaries.
1.2
2
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, Length delivery around off, Bavuma plays it late and guides it through point. Two taken.
1.1
0
Tom Curran to T Bavuma, Slightly shorter in length. Bavuma mistimes it towards cover.

Tom Curran to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Ali to de Kock, Slightly shorter in length and outside off, de Kock cuts but finds point. Just the 5 from the first over.
0.5
0
M Ali to de Kock, Quicker and on middle, it skids through. De Kock gets his bat down at the very end and keeps it out.
0.4
1
M Ali to T Bavuma, A single now as this is eased down to long on for one.
0.3
4
M Ali to T Bavuma, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Slightly shorter and around off, it sits up to be hit. Bavuma lofts it over point and it races away to the fence.
0.2
0
M Ali to T Bavuma, On middle, Ali pushes it back to the bowler.
0.1
0
M Ali to T Bavuma, Flatter and around off, Bavuma guides it towards point.

We are back for the run chase! The English players are out in the middle. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma are the two Protea openers who stride out to open the innings. Moeen Ali with the ball first up. Here we go...