South Africa vs England 2020: 1st T20I, Cape Town - Stats Review
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South Africa vs England 2020: 1st T20I, Cape Town – Stats Review

England
England cricket team (Image Credit: Twitter)

The visitors England have taken the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against the hosts South Africa after winning the opening game of this series by 5 wickets.

After winning the toss, England captain Eoin Morgan chose to field first. While the hosts managed to score 179/6 (20 overs) in the first innings, the visiting side successfully chased down that target in 19.2 overs after losing 5 wickets.

Brief Scores: South Africa – 179/6 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 58, Rassie van der Dussen 37; Sam Curran 3/28)

England – 183/5 in 19.2 overs (Jonny Bairstow 86*, Ben Stokes 37; George Linde 2/20)

The Result – England won by 5 wickets

Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:

Teams’ Stats

England

i) It was the third successive T20I victory for England against South Africa. It is the first time when England have achieved three consecutive T20I victories against South Africa.

Players’ Stats

(South Africa)

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, Stats
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Faf du Plessis registered his 10th 50+ score in T20I career (1 century and 9 half-centuries). After JP Duminy (11 half-centuries) and AB de Villiers (10 half-centuries), Du Plessis became the third South African batsman to score at least 10 50+ scores in T20I career.

(England)

Sam Curran

South Africa, England, South Africa vs England, Stats
Sam Curran (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Sam Curran had the bowling figures of 4-0-28-3. It was the fourth-best T20I bowling figures for an England bowler against South Africa.

Player Bowling figures Venue Date
Ryan Sidebottom 4-0-23-3 Bridgetown 8th May 2010
Chris Jordan 4-0-23-3 Cape Town 19th February 2016
Graeme Swann 4-0-24-3 Bridgetown 8th May 2010
Sam Curran 4-0-28-3 Cape Town 27th November 2020
Chris Jordan 4-0-31-3 Cardiff 25th June 2017

Jonny Bairstow

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Jonny Bairstow (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) England cricketer Jonny Bairstow scored match-winning 86 not out. It is the highest individual T20I score for an England batsman against Proteas. Their previous record was 85* by Eoin Morgan at Johannesburg on 13th November 2009.