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South Africa vs England 3rd T20I Highlights: ENG beat SA by 5 wickets, take series 2-1

South Africa vs England (SA vs ENG) 3rd T20I Highlights: England took the trophy home at the end of a thrilling T20I series

By: Sports Desk | Updated: February 16, 2020 10:27:02 pm
South Africa vs England 3rd T20I Highlights: England look to finish unbeaten in their tour. (Source: Reuters)

South Africa vs England (SA vs ENG) 3rd T20I Highlights: England ended the South Africa tour with their 2nd series triumph after the Tests, winning 6 out of the 10 matches they played across formats in the Rainbow nation. England took the trophy home at the end of a thrilling T20I series. Skipper Eoin Morgan (57no) hit a 21-ball fifty as the Three Lions beat South Africa by five wickets and take series 2-1.

Earlier, batting first, South Africa finished with 222/6 in 20 overs. Runs on the board and put pressure on the opposition is what Quinton de Kock said after winning the toss. However, no team batting second had ever won an International T20 at SuperSport Park Centurion, so that could explain why Quinton De Kock decided to bat first.

While the Proteas have a good record in Centurion, winning four out of five times at the venue, England have the momentum after levelling the series on Friday with a win over South Africa by two runs. Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback to give the hosts an edge with Quinton de Kock hopeful of maintaining his blistering form. England, on the other hand, is likely to remain unchanged.

England in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2020SuperSport Park, Centurion 27 January 2021

South Africa 222/6 (20.0)


England 226/5 (19.1)

Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) England beat South Africa by 5 wickets

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South Africa vs England 3rd T20I Highlights:

21:40 (IST)16 Feb 2020

An incredible run chase. An incredible match. An incredible series.  England plunder their way to victory, chasing down 223 with five balls to spare. Skipper Eoin Morgan hit 57 from 22 balls to see his side over the line. 

21:39 (IST)16 Feb 2020

Fifty from 21 balls for Eoin Morgan, with no fours and seven sixes!  He equals his own record for England's fastest T20I half-century! 

21:34 (IST)16 Feb 2020

DROPPED! Pretorius puts one down. Moeen given a life, and SIX next ball. ENG need 9 off 8

21:33 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Ngidi gets Stokes

Ngidi gets Stokes! Stokes clears his front leg and does not middle the heave, straight down Hendricks's throat at deep square leg. Stokes has just fallen, with England now needing 17 from 11

21:31 (IST)16 Feb 2020
20 off the over

1 6 2 6 1 4 = 20 from the over of Ngidi. ENG- 190/4 after 17 ovs. Ngidi leaks 20 and brings the equation down to 33 off 18. It is up to Phehlukwayo to keep the game in balance.

21:27 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Equation - 53 off 24.

Gettable. Ngidi and Phehlukwayo to bowl the remaining four overs. The former holds the key as he won them the game in East London and South Africa will be looking up to him. Here he is to Stokes from round the wicket.

21:27 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Equation - 53 off 24.

Gettable. Ngidi and Phehlukwayo to bowl the remaining four overs. The former holds the key as he won them the game in East London and South Africa will be looking up to him. Here he is to Stokes from round the wicket.

21:22 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Final Five

Last 5 overs coming up.. South Africa scored 58 from those and England need 62 from it. There's hardly anything to chose between the two sides and it has been like that right through the series. Steyn steaming in...and a dot to begin

21:09 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Caught by de Kock!

Shamsi Strikes, Excellent Come Back From Shamsi After Getting Trashed. England in some trouble now at 145/4. Great captaincy by De Kock to bring Shamsi back when there were 2 left handers batting. Most captains wouldn't have gone back to Shamsi after the tap he received in his first 2 overs.  

21:07 (IST)16 Feb 2020

CASTLED! The bowling change does the trick and Bairstow's dangerous innings comes to an end.  Could this be the game turning wicket? 

20:58 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Bavuma drops a sitter

DROPPED! Bavuma drops a dolly and Malan is let off the hook. What a chance!  ENG-138/2 after 12 ovs| REQ RR: 10.62 | England need 85 runs in 48 balls

20:56 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Costly over

17 runs off Shamsi's second over and that takes England to 128/2 after 11 overs. 'Why would SA play 2 spinners on such a flat pitch? There is NO spin up for grabs. That is just plain stupid,' asks Roy on Twitter. We are wondering the same...

20:54 (IST)16 Feb 2020
FIFTY for Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow reaches his half-century off 27 balls! It's his first fifty for England in any format since the Lord's Ashes Test last year.

20:49 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Shocking shot from Buttler

Buttler perishes while trying to play the scoop. England were going nicely and there was no need for that from Buttler. England need 116 runs in 62 balls Dawid Malan, a left-handed bat, comes to the crease. ENG 106/2 after 9.3 ovs | REQ RR: 11.23

20:35 (IST)16 Feb 2020
PowerPlay Ends!

HAMMERED! Bairstow flat-bats it passed it past the bowler for another boundary to move to 17 (13 balls). Giving him company is Joss Butler on 37 (19 balls). 10 fours and 2 sixes in the PowerPlay for England.  ENG- 62/1 after 6 overs. At this stage of their innings, South Africa were 63/0.

20:28 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Buttler and Bairstow deal in boundaries!

When was the last time you saw batsmen dealing with Dale Steyn so easily? The pair of Buttler and Bairstow are dealing in boundaries and keeping the required rate intact. Buttler started off the 5th over with a SIX and a four, and Bairstow follows it up by fetching a boundary in the fourth delivery. The South African seamer has already conceded 34 in 3 overs. ENG: 53/1 (5 overs)

20:17 (IST)16 Feb 2020
Pitch invader

Meanwhile, an intruder has been spotted at the Centurion. A woman dressed as Wonder Woman runs all the way up to de Kock, removes her mask and takes out one from the bag she's carrying to the South African captain. Dale Steyn joins in and he also gets the mask. 

20:14 (IST)16 Feb 2020
England lose Jason Roy early!

Lungi Ngidi strikes in the second ball of his first over as England lose Jason Roy early in the 223-run chase. Was a slower delivery by Ngidi and Roy fails to read it and ends up slicing it up high in the air, while trying to hit it across the line. Some work for Tabraiz Shamsi as he runs forward to grab it and eventually completes it in some style. ENG: 15/1 (1.2 overs)

20:09 (IST)16 Feb 2020
The chase begins!

Openers Jason Roy and Jos Buttler arrive in the middle to start the 223-run chase and the pair helps England start on a similar note. Buttler whacks Dale Steyn for consecutive boundaries as England reach 9/0 at the end of the first over. 

19:46 (IST)16 Feb 2020
The final over!

Mark Wood will bowl the final over and facing him is Andile Phehlukwayo, he just needs to give the strike to his partner Miller, who is batting on 27 from 16 balls.

Ball 1: Starts off with a full toss on the leg stump, and it hits his pads and races towards the boundary in the fine-leg region.

Ball 2: Slower delivery and Phehlukwayo tries to create some room for himself. He smashes the ball hard but unfortunate for him as it goes straight to Ben Stokes at long-off, he departs as it turns out to be a dot delivery. 

Ball 3: Miller on strike and Wood delivers a short delivery coming at 149kph case. Miller tries to pull but fails to make any contact. 

Ball 4:  Wood alters his length and pitches it up and wide. This helps Miller open his arms and slash the ball over the fielders towards the third-man area for a four. 

Ball 5: After bashing it hard to long-off, Miller decides not to take the single

Ball 6: Woods ends it up with a full toss outside off and Miller smashes it up towards the extra cover for four runs.

12 runs come off the final over as South Africa post a gigantic 222/6 after the end of 20 overs.


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.