full into the blockhole, boshed to the leg side, and England take a 41-run win.
|Tristan Stubbs||SA||65.9||72(28)||76.38||74.3||0/20||-||- 8.4|
10.15pm Right, time to draw a line under this one. Same time tomorrow? Go on then, from Miller and Binoy, good night!
Time for the presentations
David Miller: "The ball was travelling around tonight, a mammoth total, but a phenomenal knock by Stubbsy. Extremely disappointing result but two more to come. They were 98 after 10 but demolished us in the last ten, and 4-5 dropped catches cost us massively, and they executed better with their plans. One was the light, the rest was poor fielding. Stubbs played in the local T20, phenomenal competition there, clean striker, he's got a gift. Ngidi, he had good plans, five in the ring in the last over, great to see."
Jos Buttler "Great performance, what we've been looking for, brilliant total, under threat for a while but delighted with the win. Great to see guys step up and take responsibility. Welcoming Jonny back and Dawid Malan great consistency. Moeen is one of the most stylish players to watch, want to get more and more responsibility to. He played fantastically and a crucial wicket too. Jordan and Gleeson, both bowled with great pace as well. 18th over from CJ changed the momentum of the game, a brilliant over. We know that yorkers in T20 are a fantastic weapon but the margins are smaller... especially on this ground."
The Player of the Match is Moeen Ali "A nice time to go in, I went in as a left-hander to keep the left-right. Worked out nicely. Not easy to go in and hit spin straightaway but generally I back myself, try to see it and hit it. Jonny is so powerful, I try to remind him of the good things he does. Keep him calm and not go over the top. We talk options. Great wicket, and a great-sized ground for me. Get good bat on it, it travels."
9.58pm Well, that was fun. Outstanding batting throughout the evening, led by Bairstow and Moeen for England, and the rookie Tristan Stubbs with a thrilling fightback for South Africa. But the difference was in the field. South Africa were hopeless at times with their catching, England - and Jordan in particular - was inspired. A brilliant catch at long-off, and a gobsmackingly composed 18th over that went for just three runs. Without that, this could have been tight....
slower ball, back of a length, cunning variation, and a back-foot air-shot
yorker again, leg-sided but thumps the shins, deflected to the leg side
Doug: "Last over of the match and no-one has reviewed anything. Is this a record?" South Africa did review an lbw, but you'd be forgiven for missing it
makes room to leg, smacked to the off side
Brian: "First time a bowler has hit the stumps in the match !" Gosh
dipping on the full, nudged out to the leg side
full toss, sliced out to cover, cramped on the big swing across the line
Right, I think this one's safe now. Here's Jordan to mop up
full toss on the legs, flicked to square leg! Gleeson's figures get a massage, a slower ball on the hip and Rashid does the needful
makes room to leg, flogs the full length to wide long-off
leg stump out of the ground! Fast and straight, route one bowling from Gleeson, and this is over bar the Sweet Caroline
another yorker, this is excellent, leg-stump line, good pace, clipped to the on-side
yorker once more, cuffed to wide long-on, Bairstow tracks round. South Africa need five a ball to win
launched into the off side, and that will be the game! Bold, thrilling innings from Stubbs, but he couldn't get enough bat through this one, full length outside off, Roy at wide long-off swallows the chance
Has that put the game safe? Not quite. Gleeson has an important over to come here
that is the best over of the night. Full length again, another outswinger, more confounded strokeplay as he can't lay a splinter on it. Big ask now for South Africa
attempts a reversed stance, another yorker-length outswinger, and Phehlukwayo is aghast
this is outstanding from Jordan, outswinging yorker to the left-hander, who tries to open the face but can't connect
low full toss, outside off, and that's another cuff to the on-side. Just another single as deep midwicket gathers. Big over so far
Sophia: "Playing in smaller grounds like Bristol and Cardiff is counterproductive to World Cup preparations in Australia " True. But are you entertained?
yorker, exceptional, right in the blockhole, a hint of outswing, stabbed to cover for the single
wide line, full toss, under-edged hack to the leg side, Buttler tidies up
Jordan returns with two overs up his sleeve
Alex W: "England may have "not finished wel"l, but they did score 50 runs from the 17th and 18th Overs so started to finish well " Valid
opens the face, full length, jabbed down to backward point, Stubbs keeps the strike with the game on the wire
bottom-handed, inswinging yorker, clubbed to the on-side
|County Ground, Bristol|
|Toss||South Africa, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||England led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1693|
|Match days||27 July 2022 - daynight (20-over match)|
Over 20 • SA 193/8England won by 41 runs