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South Africa beat England 2-0 in T20I series

Updated: 21 February 2016 21:14 IST - Published: 21 February 2016 17:28 IST
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis: "We started very well, then it got away from us a little, but it was important how we came back. So that was important learning for us. There was great catching. We work a lot on it. Today was a good wicket for playing shots and AB played his 360 shots which made it easier for everyone else. I'm a very happy captain."
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England captain Eoin Morgan: "We had two men at the crease who were in and from there 190-200 was on the cards, but the fact we didn't even get to 180 was disappointing. Then we started terribly with the ball. I'm not sure it's naivety, there was an element of bad luck. I'd rather be honest, we missed our length too much and we were punished. I honestly think [we are on the right track] and can win an ICC event, whether it's this one or in 2017."
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For his five wickets in two matches, Imran Tahir is the Man of the Series. Tahir: "I'm really pleased for myself. My main goal is to do that as long as I can. I knew they would have a different gameplan today. It's been great talking to Faf about my plans. We are playing good cricket. It's a big honour to be part of a World Cup team for South Africa, maybe the pitches will suit spinners a bit more."
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For his 29-ball 71, AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match. AB: "I really enjoy it up the order, you can just play normal cricket strokes and get value for them. I love playing here, the crowd is amazing, no different today and they pushed us over the line. Hopefully I can win a few games for the team."
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England have now lost their last five international matches and South Africa have bounced back from losing the Test series to win the ODI and T20I series.
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After a brilliant start, England collapsed to hand South Africa a chaseable target of 172. Once AB clicked, no target was going to be enough and his fastest T20I fifty set the platform for a comfortable nine-wicket win for the hosts.
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14.4 FOUR! Captain finishes off the innings with a cover drive for four and seals the 2-0 T20I series win by nine wickets.
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14.3 1 run, Amla flicks it off his pads for a single down to fine-leg.
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14.2 1 run, Faf plays the same shot Amla did but this time off a full length ball.
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14.1 1 run, full toss to start and Amla caresses that to the fielder at sweeper cover for a single.
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Jordan, who conceded 41 in his first two overs, comes back to bowl.
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13.6 single, low full toss is driven for a single.
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13.5 SIX! That comes out of the blue. Amla smashes a slog-sweep for six over cow corner.
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13.4 another single, this time for Faf.
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13.3 Amla drives it down to the sweeper cover for a single.
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13.2 single for Faf
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13.1 2 runs, the ball keeps low but Faf still does his job of picking the gap and gets a couple
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19 to win off 7 overs and Moeen continues to bowl.
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12.6 dot ball, straight to backward point and it is a dot ball once again.
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12.5 SIX! Amla hits Rashid for a six straight down the ground.
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12.4 dot ball, Amla skips down the track, is almost beaten, but re-adjusts expertly and diverts the ball to backward point.
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12.3 1 run, Faf gets off strike with a single to backward point.
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12.2 2 byes, missed stumping from Buttler as Faf dances down and misses the ball but gets two runs.
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12.1 What? the ball from a spinner doesn't for single. Yes, that's what happened. Dot ball from Rashid.
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South Africa need 28 to win from 48 balls.
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11.6 six singles in six balls and South Africa are cruising to victory.
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11.5 Amla sweeps and gets the fifth single off the over.
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11.4 four singles out of four and Faf gets off strike.
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11.3 Drilled down the ground and you know what happens next, a single for AMLA.
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11.2 single, rinse and repeat the last shot from Amla, only this time from Faf.
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11.1 single, Another one for Amla through the leg side.
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9 overs to go and South Africa need 34 to win.
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10.6 dot ball to end the 11th over.
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10.5 Fifty for AMLA! A drag down from Rashid gifts Amla his second T20I fifty.
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10.4 single from du Plessis after a pull shot to deep square-leg.
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10.3 one run, Amla drills another down the ground for a single.
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10.2 single down to cover and du Plessis gets off strike.
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10.1 dot ball, Rashid fails to collect the ball but Jordan backs up well behind him.
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At the halfway stage, South Africa are 134/1. Rashid continues.
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9.6 1 run, Faf finishes the over with another single down to long on.
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9.5 FOUR, Faf opens the face and caresses the ball through cover and gets his first boundary.
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9.4 dot ball.
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9.3 single, Amla tries to dab it behind short third-man but he finds the fielder, who mis-fields and Amla gets his single.
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9.2 dot ball, Amla hits it back to Moeen.
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9.1 1 run, Faf pushes a length ball down the ground to long on for a single.
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Just six runs came off that over, which included a wicket. But South Africa are 127/1 from 9 overs. Moeen Ali comes in to bowl.
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8.6 1 run, single off the final ball and Faf keeps strike.
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8.5 dot ball, Faf begins with a cover drive straight to the fielder at extra-cover on the bounce.
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8.4 single, he then gets off the mark with a single down to deep square-leg.
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8.3 dot ball, huge shout for lbw but Amla survives.
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