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2nd T20I, Centurion, Nov 15 2009, England tour of South Africa
(20 ov, target 242)157/8
South Africa won by 84 runs
player of the match
Loots Bosman
South Africa
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• The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

Bosman and Smith lead rout of England

Loots Bosman fell one blow short of recording only the second century in Twenty20 internationals, and Graeme Smith made a statement of his own by hammering 88 from 44 balls, as South Africa responded to their defeat in Friday's first T20I at the Wanderers

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Scorecard summary
South Africa241/6(20 overs)
England157/8(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 157/8CRR: 7.85 
Matt Prior10 (8)
Sajid Mahmood1 (1)
Albie Morkel4-0-35-2
Ryan McLaren4-0-26-1

England's next action is against South Africa A on Tuesday before the one-day series starts back at the Wanderers on Friday. It should be a cracking, and high-scoring, series. In the meantime, don't forget that India and Sri Lanka start a Test series tomorrow (remember cricket in whites with slips and close-catchers?) so tune into Cricinfo for the usual extensive coverage. I'll be back on Friday for the opening ODI, but from now from Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye.

Although Twenty20 results don't always mean much heading into the longer formats, England have some thinking to do about their bowling. They need Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann back fit, while Graham Onions must be considered for the ODIs. The batting actually looks quite good, especially with Pietersen back, Trott in form and Morgan firing. Andrew Strauss will return for the 50-over stuff so, despite being captain today, Cook could well be on the sidelines. Loots Bosman isn't in South Africa's one-day squad at the moment, although that might change after his two T20 innings.

So the series ends level as South Africa win by a huge 84 runs...the match was virtually over after Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman added 170 in 13 overs. England scored less in their whole 20 overs.

19.6
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run

full toss, clubbed to long off and that's that

19.5
4
Morkel to Prior, FOUR runs

that's about South Africa's first mistake, Steyn misses the ball at deep midwicket

19.4
1
Morkel to Mahmood, 1 run

swung out to deep midwicket

19.3
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run

worked through the leg side

19.2
W
Morkel to Rashid, OUT

top fielding from Kallis, direct hit from cover with one stump to aim at and Rashid is short...South Africa have been outstanding today

Adil Rashid run out (Kallis) 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
19.1
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run

driven down to long off

Morkel for the last over

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 149/7CRR: 7.84 • RRR: 93.00 • Need 93 from 6b
Matt Prior3 (4)
Adil Rashid1 (1)
Ryan McLaren4-0-26-1
Dale Steyn4-0-29-2

So one over to go...just 93 needed

18.6
1
McLaren to Prior, 1 run

driven square on the off side

18.5
1
McLaren to Rashid, 1 run

angled out to backward point

18.4
1
McLaren to Prior, 1 run

driven out to deep cover

18.3
W
McLaren to Bresnan, OUT

chipped down the ground and Smith takes a sharp running catch moving round from cover

Tim Bresnan c Smith b McLaren 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.2
McLaren to Bresnan, no run

strike two for McLaren, scoots past off stump

18.1
McLaren to Bresnan, no run

batsmen crossed, and Bresnan only connects with air first up

end of over 187 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 146/6CRR: 8.11 • RRR: 48.00 • Need 96 from 12b
Matt Prior1 (2)
Dale Steyn4-0-29-2
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-39-1
17.6
W
Steyn to Wright, OUT

another goes, the ball again goes miles in the air as Wright tries to find the grass banks on the leg side but instead finds Johan Botha

Luke Wright c sub (J Botha) b Steyn 12 (8m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 240
17.5
1
Steyn to Prior, 1 run

driven to backward point

17.4
Steyn to Prior, no run

well bowled, beats Prior's drive with a full ball that swings a touch

17.4
1w
Steyn to Prior, 1 wide

greets Prior with a bouncer which is too short and is called...but I think that's more about making a statement with the match well and truly safe

17.3
W
Steyn to Morgan, OUT

I think that's out...full, straight, quick and Morgan is left with only leg-stump standing. Was actually in the hitting arc for Morgan, but he just missed it

Eoin Morgan b Steyn 10 (11m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.86
17.2
1
Steyn to Wright, 1 run

goes off side again, picks out the cover fielder inside the circle

17.1
4
Steyn to Wright, FOUR runs

steps away and drives hard through the covers, almost a good save from Kallis but his foot slide into the rope

end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 139/4CRR: 8.17 • RRR: 34.33 • Need 103 from 18b
Luke Wright7 (2)
Eoin Morgan10 (6)
Roelof van der Merwe4-0-39-1
Albie Morkel3-0-27-2
16.6
1
Roelof to Wright, 1 run

clubbed down to long off

Best performances - batsmen
Loots Bosman
LE Bosman
94 runs (45)
5 fours
9 sixes
Control69%
Productive shot
leg glance
58 runs
2 fours
7 sixes
4451291752
Graeme Smith
GC Smith
88 runs (44)
8 fours
6 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
leg glance
46 runs
2 fours
5 sixes
0853391698
Best performances - bowlers
DW Steyn
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
2
ECO
7.25
Albie Morkel
JA Morkel
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
ECO
8.75
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of South Africa
Season2009/10
Player Of The Match
Loots Bosman
Loots Bosman
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberT20 No. 125
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days15 November 2009 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Heino Kuhn
Heino Kuhn
Umpires
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Brian Jerling
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Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
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Zed Ndamane
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath