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South Africa vs England 1st T20I: Dale Steyn makes a winning return as SA beat ENG by 1 run

South Africa vs England (SA vs ENG) 1st T20I Highlights: Dale Steyn is back in preparation for the upcoming World T20.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 13, 2020 1:22:45 am
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South Africa vs England (SA vs ENG) 1st T20I Highlights: South Africa beat England by 1 run and take a 1-0 lead in the series in a thrilling encounter at East London. It went down to the wire, with the Proteas picking a victory off the final ball of the match. Ngidi took 2 wickets and only conceded 5 runs while defending 7 of the last over.

Earlier, batting first, South Africa put 177/8 in their allotted 20 overs. However, with the kind of brisk start they secured with Quinton de Kock’s aggressive innings, it did seem the Proteas would score somewhere around 200. But England pulled it back with wickets at regular intervals. Only 17 runs came off the last three overs as England clawed back into the game.

Match EndedEngland tour of South Africa, 2019/20 - 1st T20I

South Africa

177/8 (20.0)


176/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I )
South Africa beat England by 1 run

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South Africa vs England 1st T20I Highlights:

01:08 (IST)13 Feb 2020
South Africa win by 1 run

RUN OUT OFF THE LAST BALL! & South Africa hold their nerve to win by 1 run! A terrific end to the match and a brilliant last over by Ngidi defending 7! South Africa beat England by one run in the first T20 international after a tense finish in East London. The Proteas go 1-0 up in the series SA - 177/8 (20.0 Ovs)ENG - 176/9 (20.0 Ovs)

01:03 (IST)13 Feb 2020

Moeen is bowled! England need 3 off the final ball - 2 runs needed for a Super Over! Anything is possible

00:59 (IST)13 Feb 2020

T Curran is gone for 2, caught at deep midwicket!! Lungi Ngidi is loving it  | SA- 173/7  | England need 5 runs in 4 balls

00:57 (IST)13 Feb 2020

But Eoin Morgan does not last long. He is gone right after getting to his half-century. ENG- 171/6 after 19 ovs | England need 7 runs in 6 balls. Ngidi to bowl

00:54 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Morgan dusts it off

First 2 balls went for two singles and 14 off the next! Clinical Morgan brings up his fifty. His two sixes and a four of B Hendricks has changed the complexion of the match.  Now ENG need 7 off 7 balls.

00:52 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Caught by Miller!!

The slower ball always works! Ngidi makes Stokes fetch it from far off and the toe-end off the bat connect. The fielder at deep mid-wicket fielder. Stokes is gone for 4. Pressure is on.  ENG- 155/8 after 18 ovs

00:46 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Expensive Over

Two boundaries of the over from B Hendricks and Eoin Morgan moves to 35 off 27. 150 comes up for England 28 needed from 3 overs with six wickets in hand

00:39 (IST)13 Feb 2020

Gone! Denly departs & Phehlukwayo gets his second of the night. He miscuing one to midwicket. Ben Stokes is in | England need 41 off 27

00:32 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Jason Roy falls

Beuran Hendricks finally gets Jason Roy's wicket. He walks, 70 off 38 balls. It was really slow and short and Roy went for the pull and the top-edge is taken. ENG- 132/3

00:30 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Excellent spell from Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi has finished his spell, with 0-25. He didn't get any wickets but didn't he bowl well?! ENG need 50 off 36  balls

00:27 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Steyn completes

Dale Steyn finishes with 1/33 from his four overs. His final over went for 7. England going along nicely in the first T20 against South Africa. ENG- 120/2 chasing 178 to win.

00:14 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Halfway Mark

So 10 overs are left now and ENG require 83 runs with eight wickets in hand.  Perfectly poised chase. Looks a 50/50 ball game. Who wins from here?

00:10 (IST)13 Feb 2020
What was this from Steyn?
00:08 (IST)13 Feb 2020
LBW! Phehlukwayo strikes

Big, big shout for LBW and it's given. Bairstow goes for 23 (19)| Change of pace works for Phehlukwayo | ENG 91/2 after 8.5 ovs. Captain Morgan on the crease.

00:02 (IST)13 Feb 2020
50 for Jason Roy

Roy reaches 51 off 22 balls. ENG- 87/1 after 8 ovs

00:01 (IST)13 Feb 2020
Change in attack

Finally, the Proteas turn to their only specialist spinner - Tabraiz Shamsi who replaces Lungi Ngidi from the Buffalo Park Drive End.

23:58 (IST)12 Feb 2020

England mirror South Africa exactly with 68/1 off the Powerplay - with the pitch rewarding slower balls, on comes Andile Phehlukwayo at the Bunkers Hill End.

23:58 (IST)12 Feb 2020

Ngidi replaces the chastened Smuts...and is  sent 89 metres back over his head by Jason Roy first ball and whipped hard through midwicket for four third ball! Roy's hit 33 off his last 10 balls! ENG- 61/1 after 5.1 ovs

23:48 (IST)12 Feb 2020
22 off the over!

JJ Smuts to Jason Roy --
Ball 1: 0
Ball 2: 6
Ball 3: 4
Ball 4: 6
Ball 5: 4
Ball 6: 2

23:41 (IST)12 Feb 2020
Dale Steyn strikes on return

Dale Steyn with the breakthrough. Dale Steyn’s first T20I wicket since March 2019. He moves ahead of Imran Tahir as South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the format.



South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Jon-Jon Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Heinrich Klaasen.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson.

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