After Test and ODI series, the T20I series between South Africa and England have started finally. South Africa is the host nation but they could not dominate the ground against the World Cup champion in Test and ODI series. The local team was defeated in the test series. But the ODI series finished with the draw. Now, the T20I series started. Reportedly, the local team won the first T20I match. England could not win the 1st T20I against Proteas!
Yes, just for 1 run, England could not win the 1st T20I against Proteas! At the Buffalo Park, East London, the first T20I took place. Earlier today, South Africa won the first match by 1 run. The guest team won the toss and decided to field first. Under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan, team England was very confident. And truly, they have the balanced squad in recent time. South Africa scored 177 runs at first. Later, England came to chase the score. They went too close. But finished their innings scoring 176 runs so far.
Temba Bavuma and De Kock started the innings for Australia. The opening partnership was good enough. After adding 48 runs jointly, de Kock returned to the dressing room. The 2nd wicket partnership was also good. This time, Bavuma and Der Dussen added more than 60 runs jointly. The openers and top-order players played well. Bavuma was the highest scorer. He added 43 runs so far. Losing 8 wickets, Proteas scored 177 runs in 20 overs.
Later, England came to chase the score. They have plenty of top-rated T20 experts. Jason Roy and the captain Eoin Morgan fought well against Proteas. Roy scored the highest 70 runs and Morgan added 52 runs. But after their departure, no players could make any good stand. So, losing 9 wickets, their innings finished when they scored 176 runs. Now, team England is waiting for the 2nd match. It will take place on 14th February 2020 at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground.