In Durban England won in another last-ball thriller 2nd T20I match by 2 runs against South Africa and leveled the
South Africa needed 15 to win off the final over, Pacer Tom Curran produced three fine yorkers at just the right moment to grab victory, Bjorn Fortuin got out by scooping the final ball towards Adil Rashid at short fine leg.
Final match of the series will be played at Johannesburg on Sunday
Mainly the game seemed to turn on a combination-punch exchange between Moeen Ali and the elegantly explosive De Kock that took in the end of England’s innings and the start of South Africa’s.
Moeen Ali scored electrify 39 runs in just 11 deliveries hits 4 sixes and 3 fours.
Jason Roy was the top scorer from England side with 40 runs off 29 balls.
Lungi Ngidi got 3 for 48, Andile Phehlukwayo took 2 for 47, Tabraiz Shamsi & Dwaine Pretorius got 1 wicket each.
In reply Temba Bavuma & De Kock batted exceptionally well. Kock went to his 50 off 17 balls, the fastest by a South African, he was the highest scorer with 65 runs off 22 on which the skipper smacked 8 long sixes and 2 fours, De Kock was finally out mis-hitting a near waist-high full toss from Mark Wood to the midwicket fence.
Tom Curran and Chris Jordan hold their nerves at crucial stage and handled pressure beautifully by taking 2 wickets each.
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31 March, 2020