The English way of describing this South African performance would be “havin’ a shocker!!” South Africa were never in the game. Their innings was dealt a blow in the first ball itself and another off the first ball of the second over. AB de Villiers and Farhaan Behardien did a good job of picking up the pieces but England made an absolute mockery of the South African bowling attack. The Proteas were plonking about on the field towards the end of it and were looking but their own usual selves.
England vs South Africa, First T20I, Live scores and updates: That’s it then, it wasn’t much of a match to be honest. England have just walked away with this one. Jonny Bairstow shows his class once again. Jason Roy was dismissed after a one-over burst off Wayne Parnell, Alex Hales stood guard for both.
South Africa: JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, AB de Villiers (C), David Miller, Farhaan Berhardien, Mangaliso Mosehle (WK), Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Mason Crane, Mark Wood.