Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 beauty! Rabada plucks out off stump! Nips back just enough at 146kph and removes the pole, beating Roy's wild attempted smear down down the ground. Roy is put out of his misery by the Gazelle of Doom 10/1
    7.6 nudged into the leg side for one, or is there two...? No, there's a run out instead! Hales wanted a second, Morgan started to come and then changed his mind, leaving Tahir plenty of time to take the throw from midwicket and gleefully smash the stumps 61/3
    7.5 Root tries to land a blow on Immy... but only succeeds in knocking himself out! Goes for the big blow over extra cover but this hasn't got the requisite oomph to clear the boundary, lands with a plop in the hands of the man in the deep 60/2
    16.4 full and driven back down the ground - Abbott gets a finger on it, the stumps are razed and England have lost two in two balls again! A wicket followed by a run-out, although Morgan is unlucky this time, he was backing up and had no chance to react 157/5
    16.3 makes room and slaps into the covers... only for du Plessis to snap it up just above the ground! They go upstairs to check it carried but Faf got his fingers under it and the Buttler rampage is over. Full toss from Abbott does the job 157/4
    17.1 full and crunched back towards the bowler, Morris takes the catch - and SA are celebrating. Was it a bump ball? They are going to send it to the TV umpire but it looked a bump ball on first glance... No, the bat struck the ground, took the power out of it, the ball floated back off the toe and Morris grabbed it. Du Plessis was certain and his judgement was proved sound 158/6
    18.5 picks out square leg, two in two again! Abbott covers his eyes with his hands, it was a half-tracker that Billings could have hit anywhere but instead sends to practically the only man in the ring on the leg side, where Amla plucks it casually above his head 166/9
    17.5 clubbed over cover point, in the air... and Duminy swoops to take a blinder! He dropped a catch from the first ball of the match but he has made up for it with that, diving full length to make the grab inches above the ground. Moeen fails to launch again 160/7
    18.4 Jordan tries to club down the ground... hit it straight in the air and du Plessis pulls of another smart catch running in from mid-off! Another for Abbott, England slide further 166/8
    19.4 bowled him! Rabada finishes as he began by removing off stump! Ugly swipe from Rashid and he's beaten for pace, bringing to a close an ugly collapse that saw England go from 157 for 3 to 171 all out. From the sublime to the ruddy ridiculous 171/10
    not out
    9 (lb 3, w 6)
    171 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 8.69)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Jason Roy, 2.5 ov), 2-60 (Joe Root, 7.5 ov), 3-61 (Alex Hales, 7.6 ov), 4-157 (Jos Buttler, 16.3 ov), 5-157 (Eoin Morgan, 16.4 ov), 6-158 (Ben Stokes, 17.1 ov), 7-160 (Moeen Ali, 17.5 ov), 8-166 (Chris Jordan, 18.4 ov), 9-166 (Sam Billings, 18.5 ov), 10-171 (Adil Rashid, 19.4 ov)
    K Rabada3.402827.63111220
    KJ Abbott402636.50122100
    CH Morris403328.25111240
    D Wiese3040013.3354300
    Imran Tahir402516.2581100
    JP Duminy1016016.0010200

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30

Match days

21 February 2016 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Morgan refuses to panic after defeats

    Eoin Morgan said England had to learn quickly from their mistakes ahead of the World T20 as they ended their tour of South Africa with a fifth successive limited-overs defeat

  • South Africa's upward curve raises World T20 hopes

    South Africa saved their strongest statement for last - a crushing win in Johannesburg - and with these two sides meeting again early in the World T20 it could yet have even greater significance

  • Dominant SA cruise to nine-wicket win

    An England implosion that saw their last seven wickets go down for just 14 runs and a sublime performance with the bat, combining the power of AB de Villiers with the elegance of Hashim Amla, saw South Africa seal the two-match T20 series in emphatic fash

Rocking start


No. of runs scored by SA in the first 6 overs - third-highest in T20Is. Top 2: 91 by Net v Ire, Sylhet, Mar 2014 and 90 by NZ v Sco, The Oval, Jun 2009.

Very quick chase!


No. of quicker successful run chases of 150 or more in T20Is, than SA's in 14.4 overs. Netherlands had chased 190 in 13.5 overs v Ireland, Sylhet, 2013-14.