Exciting first international match Tristan Stubbs not enough Proteas when they slide to a 41 runs Lost in the opening T20 International of their three-game series U.K. At Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol on Wednesday.
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In an entertaining game in the Southwest, the hosts batted first, clinching a record two-of-six after the visitors pitched and bowled in an inning that included 20 sixes. 234 points.
The visitors then lost key wickets early in the chase, with only Reeza Hendricks (57 of 33 balls, 9 fours, 1 6) sparkling as they looked to be heading for a Big defeat.
But Stubbs, who made his international debut against India in the previous subcontinent T20I series, failed to bat in the two matches he played, and showed remarkable boundary-hitting ability as he threw a punch in a thrilling Hit eight sixes and two fours in the game. 22% off only 28 balls.
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In the process, he recorded South Africa’s second-fastest T20I ever for half a century, but ultimately perished as running speeds soared, resulting in Proteas finishing eight times in 193.
Still, it’s a good effort Mark Boucher They will have the chance to make an immediate correction when they face the hosts in the second game of the series in Cardiff on Thursday.
One area they desperately need to improve will be where they let themselves down with some poor receptions that have left England’s totals more than they should be.
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only Longi Engidi Impressive with 5 good returns on 39 runs, the first five wickets of his career, most others have been disappointing.
hot Jonny Barstow Of his 53 balls (3 fours, 8 sixes), he was knocked down more than once in 90 innings, while Moeen Ali had 18 balls (2 fours, 6 sixes) ) hit 52. The latter inning saw him record the Briton’s fastest-ever 50 on the international stage.
The Proteas lost star player Quinton de Kock (2) and returning Rilee Rossouw (4) for a record 235 in the first two innings before Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen (20) started the game.
After the pair went down one after another, Stubbs began to pick up the pace, with substitute captain David Miller (8) willing him to move on from the other end.
Once the captain left, a healthy Andil Pehrukwayo (22) picked up the baton and kept flipping strikes, allowing 19-year-old Stubbs to reach 50 in 19 balls.
But the Chase’s 18th-round result proved key as Chris Jordan ended all hope by dropping just three points before Stubbs left at the start of the penultimate game to give England first place in the series dripping blood.
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PROTEAS T20I Squad
David Miller (captain, Hollywood Dolphins), Gerald Coetzee (Cavaliers), Quinton De Cock (Titans), Lisa Hendricks (Lions), Hein Rishi Klassen (Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywood Gaming), Aiden Markram (Titans), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Western Province), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Dragon), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Cavaliers), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Tristan Stubbs (Warriors), Lacy VanderDusen (Lions)
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South Africa T20I travel itinerary
Wednesday 27 July, England v South Africa – England win by 41 points
Thursday 28 July, England v South Africa – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff – 19:30
Sunday 31 July, England v South Africa – Ageas Bowl, Hampshire – 15:30