Player of the Match
Player of the Match
, play 03:37
Jayawardene: Root is a very skillful cricketer

Mahela Jayawardene, who has been working as a batting consultant with England, analyses Joe Root's importance to the team

, play 03:26
Jayawardene: It was something special

England batting coach Mahela Jayawardnene was full of praise for the character the team showed on their way to chasing down South Africa's total of 230

, play 01:48
'England batted outstandingly' - Duminy

South Africa allrounder JP Duminy gives credit to England for playing attacking cricket right from the start of their innings

, play 02:29
Agarkar: Du Plessis took a risk with Morris

Ajit Agarkar gives his views on Faf du Plessis' bowling options and believes Dale Steyn would have been a better option than Chris Morris at the end

, play 03:34
Chappell: Root's got a good cricketing brain

Gaurav Kalra joined by Ian Chappell and Ajit Agarkar review England's two-wicket victory against South Africa in Mumbai

  • Joe Root stuns South Africa in record T20 chase

    Joe Root's 43-ball 83 helped England narrowly beat South Africa by two wickets and two balls to spare, in their Group 1 encounter, at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday

  • How did South Africa lose?

    It will take some time to reflect on what unfolded in the Wankhede, but too many wides, a misfiring strike bowler and Faf du Plessis' difficult day all played a part

  • Poor fielding, extraordinary batting

    Plays of the day from a run-soaked match between England and South Africa in Mumbai

  • Cold-blooded Root simmers in Mumbai heat

    In England's hour of need, and with World T20 elimination looming in the event of a slip off the tightrope, Joe Root's sure-footed guidance resulted in his best-ever performance in the shortest form of the game

  • SA buoyed by de Villiers' Wankhede affair

    South Africa's T20I captain Faf du Plessis believes his team is in a good space heading into the World T20, thanks mainly to the form of AB de Villiers, and the familiarity of the conditions at the Wankhede Stadium

Most runs between dismissals


The previous record for most runs between dismissals in T20Is, by Guptill; Amla has gone past that mark (had scores of 69* and 97* before this)

Stunning opening


Run rate during the 1st-wkt stand between Amla and de Kock, the 6th-best for a 50+ 1st-wicket stand in T20Is

Fifty in no time


Matches in a row, in which an SA batsman has got to 50 off 21 balls v Eng. de Villiers in the previous match, de Kock here

SA's Powerplay


Runs in the first six overs for SA; the last time these two teams met, SA scored 88 without loss in the Powerplays

Frenetic 50


Balls taken by SA to get to 50, the fastest for SA in T20Is

High-scoring ground


Average total for teams batting first at the Wankhede in the last two IPL seasons; also Eng's score v WI a couple of days ago

De Kock's due


Number of 50+ scores for Quinton de Kock in 25 T20I innings before this game. His highest is 48*

South Africa on top


SA's win-loss record in T20Is versus England. They've won more matches only against NZ