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193/8 (20)
ENG won by 41 runs.
Player of the match: Moeen Ali
 
427 runs. 27 fours. 29 sixes. This is what we witnessed in the first game and these two teams are set to battle it out in Cardiff in less than 24 hours. South Africa need to regroup and work on their fielding as they dropped Jonny Bairstow four times, and eventually, paid the price. It's been a six-hitting exhibition throughout and hopefully, they provide us with the same entertainment in Cardiff. That's it from us and hope you enjoyed the coverage and until next time, this is Pragadeesh and Shashwat Kumar saying goodbye and goodnight
Moeen Ali: It was a nice time to go and express myself. The left-right combination was working well. It's not easy to score runs straightaway. I was seeing the ball closely and trying to hit it. Jonny is so strong and powerful and that's the reason why he hit sixes at will. First of all, it's a great wicket and I am not a massive hitter like some of the other guys but I enjoy playing here.

Moeen Ali was adjudged as the Player of the match
Jos Buttler: Yeah it was a great performance. We were looking for a big performance and Jonny played extremely well. Yeah, it was great to see players taking up the responsibility. Happy to see Bairstow in the T20 set-up. Moeen is one of the stylish players to watch and he is someone who can be given many responsibilities and he enjoys it. He played extremely well. CJ bowled well and the 18th over just changed the game. Stubbs was putting us under a lot of pressure and the margin for error is very less. We know yorkers are a fantastic weapon in T20 format but the margin is very small on a ground like this
David Miller: The ball was travelling around and it was a great wicket. Credit to Stubbsy. Extremely disappointed with the result. I think we dropped 4-5 catches and that cost us the game. One was light and the rest was due to poor fielding. It was one of the nights and we have to get ready for tomorrow and try to put in a great performance. He had a phenomenal competition in the local T20 back in South Africa (on Tristan Stubbs) and he is a clean striker of the ball. Hopefully, he gets going for a long time. It was a phenomenal bowling effort from Lungi Ngidi and it's great to see his performance having five fielders inside the circle in the last over
England beat South Africa by 41 runs
Jonny Bairstow 90(53) | Tristan Stubbs 72(28)
Richard Gleeson 3-51(4) | Lungi Ngidi 5-39 (4)


A sumptuous victory for the hosts as they beat South Africa by 41 runs. All the damage was done by Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali in the batting but Reece Topley didn't let South Africa to get off to a flying start as he dismissed Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw in the same over.

It was hard for South Africa to chase a mammoth score after they lost two wickets in quick succession at the start but Tristan Stubbs proved everyone wrong and didn't allow England to run away from this contest easily. When other batters found it hard to get going, Stubbs rose to the occasion and played a scintillating knock.

He took on everyone and brought up his half-century in just 19 deliveries. Reeza Hendricks, on the other hand, played some lovely shots inside the powerplay to keep the scoreboard ticking but he didn't get enough support from the other end. 

Tristan Stubbs kept South Africa alive in the contest, with 64 needed in the final four overs, but Chris Jordan bowled an impressive 18th over as just three runs came off it. Then, Richard Gleeson picked up three wickets in the penultimate over including the wicket of Stubbs to ease the little tension that was building in the stadium. Heinrich Klassen and David Miller weren't at their free-flowing best and that was also one of the reasons for South Africa's downfall in chasing a huge target. 
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193 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Keshav Maharaj *
4 (5)
cricket bat icon Lungi Ngidi
1 (2)
cricket ball icon Chris Jordan
0 /30
19.6 Chris Jordan to Keshav Maharaj, THAT WILL BE THAT! Full delivery on middle and off stump. Maharaj clears his front leg and looks to hit it to Cardiff. Only manages to shank it towards deep mid wicket for a single
19.5 Chris Jordan to Keshav Maharaj, slower delivery on a back of a length outside off stump. Maharaj swings like a rusty gate and misses that one by an absolute mile
19.4 Chris Jordan to Lungi Ngidi, searing yorker slanted into the batter's toes. Ngidi hops around but does not get bat on it as the ball squirts off the boot for a leg bye
19.3 Chris Jordan to Keshav Maharaj, length delivery outside off stump. Maharaj backs away again and clogs the ball down the ground towards mid off for one more run
19.2 Chris Jordan to Lungi Ngidi, yorker angled into the batter's toes. Ngidi comes forward and tucks it towards the man at deep mid wicket for a single to get off the mark
19.1 Chris Jordan to Keshav Maharaj, full toss on middle and leg stump. Maharaj gives himself a bit of room and punches the ball towards extra cover for another single
Chris Jordan to bowl the final over of the match
Lungi Ngidi, RHB, walks in at no.10

Out of nowhere, its a triple-wicket over from Richard Gleeson and England are on the verge of taking a 1-0 lead in the series
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188 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Andile Phehlukwayo *
22 (17)
cricket bat icon Keshav Maharaj
1 (1)
cricket ball icon Richard Gleeson
3 /51
18.6 Richard Gleeson to Andile Phehlukwayo, OUT! SOFT DISMISSAL! Juicy full toss on leg stump that ought to have been hit onto the road. Instead, Phehlukwayo is taken aback by how juicy that delivery is and only manages to flick it straight to the fielder in the ring at square leg. South Africa are hurtling towards defeat now!

Andile Phehlukwayo c Adil Rashid b Richard Gleeson 22 (17b 3x4 0x6)
18.5 Richard Gleeson to Keshav Maharaj, length delivery on off stump. Maharaj backs away and slices the ball down the ground towards the sweeper at long off for a single
Keshav Maharaj, RHB, walks in at no.9
18.4 Richard Gleeson to Kagiso Rabada, OUT! KNOCKS HIM OVER! Full, straight, Rabada misses and Gleeson hits! Superb from Gleeson, sticking to his lines and lengths, and forcing Rabada to try something extravagant. The leg stump goes cartwheeling and Gleeson would be chuffed with that dismissal! Another South African batter bites the dust!

Kagiso Rabada b Richard Gleeson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
18.3 Richard Gleeson to Andile Phehlukwayo, slower yorker on middle and leg stump. Phehlukwayo gets his front foot out of the way and squeezes the ball out towards long on for one