South Africa, While batting first posted 179-6 with Faf Du Plessis scoring the highest 58 runs off 40 balls laced with 4 boundaries and 2 maximums.
Quinton De Kock made 30 runs off 23 balls with the help of 2 boundaries and a six.
Rassie van der Dussen scored 37 runs off 28 balls.
For England, Sam Curran picked 3 wickets while Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, and Chris Jordan bagged a wicket apiece.
While chasing, England lost Jason Roy for naught followed by the dismissals of Jos Buttler (7) and Dawid Malan (19) which left them tattering at 34-3.
Jonny Bairstow hammered 86 off 48 balls to help England walk over South Africa by five wickets in the first T20I, Bairstow single-handedly handled the pressure quite well and played the opponent’s bowlers with sheer brilliance as his 86-runs knock includes 9 boundaries and 4 sixes.
Bairstow along with Ben Stokes made 85 runs together to lay down a solid foundation for England to win.
Stokes smashed 37 runs off 27 balls with the help of a boundary and 3 sixes.
George Linde and Lungi Ngidi picked 2 wickets each while Tabraiz Shamsi bagged a wicket each for England.
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