South Africa vs England 1st T20, County Ground Bristol
South Africa won the toss and opted to bowl first. When both openers were dismissed at 41 runs at 4.3 overs – T20. They inform batsman Johnny Bairstow 90(53) and Malan 43(23) had a 71-run partnership to build an innings. After Malan’s dismissal, Moeen Ali 52(18) and Bairstow changed the gear and moved the scoreboard making a big score of 234/6 at 20. Ngidi picked 5 wickets in 4 overs.
Once again Topley troubled the opening pair and took the wicket of de Kock. Struggling at 7 runs losing 2 wickets, Hendricks 57(33) and Klaasen 201(12) added 65 runs for the third wicket. Stubbs’s 72(28) hard-hitting innings came to an end by Gleeson. South Africa ended its innings 193/8 at 20 Gleeson picked 3 wickets. England lead the series 1-0
South Africa vs England 2nd T20, Sophia Gardens Cardiff
England won the toss and chose to bowl.
South Africa’s opener’s struggle continues in the tournament. Hendricks’s 53(32) and Rossouw’s 96(55) big innings took the scoreboard to 207/3 at 20 overs.
Few contributions from the England players but not a big knock from star players. Johnny Bairstow’s 30(21) was the highest score in the game. South Africa’s spin bowler took care of the middle overs which destroyed the chase for England. phelplukwayo and Shamsi took 3 wickets. South win the match by 58 runs and level the series 1-1
South Africa vs England 3rd T20, The Rose Bowl Southampton
England won the toss and chose to bowl
Hendricks 70(50) and Rossouw 31(18) pair added 55 for the second wicket. Markram 51(36) and Miller 21(9) comes took 191/5 at 20 overs. Willey took 3 wickets in 4 overs conceding 25 runs including an over maiden.
Three batsmen scored double-digit runs, Roy, Butler, and Bairstow the batsman. Nortje and Maharaj took the wickets of the opener. Shamsi picked 5 wickets in 4 overs concerning only 24 runs. South Africa won the match by 90 runs and the series.
There is a lot to learn for team England in this series. The openers struggle to score the runs and put pressure on the middle order. Same as the bowling unit to fire up before the T20 world cup. The return of Archer and Wood would help England to tighten the bowling unit. The South African team was found to be a strong unit with Bauman and dussein on the bench but slog-over bowling should be focused. Before the T20 world cup, both teams could find their weaknesses and convert to strengthening which could help to succeed in the tournament.