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:
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.
Faf du Plessis
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.
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.
|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|
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.