RESULT
2nd T20I (D/N), Cardiff, July 28, 2022, South Africa tour of England
(16.4/20 ov, T:208) 149

South Africa won by 58 runs

Match centre 
Scores: Ranjith P
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Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
South Africa 207/3(20 overs)
England 149/10(16.4 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Rilee RossouwSA100.6396(55)99.88100.63--0
Tabraiz ShamsiSA70.18--03/273.5870.18
Moeen AliENG67.7728(17)32.4232.161/171.7335.61
Reeza HendricksSA60.0553(32)6060.05--0
Jos ButtlerENG48.1329(14)38.1148.13--0

9.55pm That was another entertaining tussle. Thanks for joining us. From Miller and Ranjith, goodnight!

Time for the presentations

The Player of the Match is Rilee Rossouw "[My neck] is alright I guess. I'm a little dizzy. You have to try to be proactive, Jordan bowls world-class yorkers so sometimes you have to try something silly and hope it comes off. I am very proud to be selected again, and coming off the Somerset run I felt could. I tried my best for three figures but we got the W. I tucked in my shirt... maybe it will become a superstition!"

Jos Buttler "We did well at the end, we could have restricted them better in the middle. The wicket played well so though [207] was par. Rilee got in and it looked tough to stop him scoring, we had guys like myself who got starts but didn't make the matchwinning contribution. Consistency-wise what can we do better. The Ageas Bowl will be a great decider.

David Miller "We'll take a win, a great turn-around tonight, we took our catches and the batters were phenomenal. Great performance. We had a few meetings after sleeping on it last night. Chuffed with the bowlers, they made it easier for me by picking up wickets all the way through. I was juggling and if it had gone deep.... but the guys were superb. Our left-right combinations were very tactical... one-one, one to go."

9.42pm Well, that was the chase that never was. England lose by 58 runs, with 20 balls to spare... and you sense that with wickets in hand and a hint more impetus, that could have been a classic. But Tabraiz Shamsi's three-wicket spell was pivotal, while Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve when the heat was on with three key wickets including two of the most dangerous, Buttler and Livingstone. Lungi Ngidi was brilliant too - seven wickets in 24 hours for him! And over-arching it all was a superb innings of 96 not out from Rilee Rossouw. He didn't field after taking a ball to the throat, but he has made his mark on his return to the colours

Uzair: "Coincidentally England got out on 149 by playing "HUNDRED" balls." Indeed... where do you think I got my maths from up top? 16.4 overs is an iconic figure now...

Dezz: "Surely Salt will take Roy's place at the top of the order for the decider...? When England were good at big chases, it was always the openers that set it up."

Mustafa Moudi : "Didnt get the logic behind having 2 T20Is at 2 different venues in 2 consecutive nights and then have a 2 days rest in between the 2nd and 3rd T20I. This match could have been played tomorrow to have a day's gap between all 3 games !!"

16.4
W
Ngidi to Gleeson, OUT

slower ball, down the leg side ... and South Africa are reviewing! Was there a thin tickle? There was! And that is the end of that!

Richard Gleeson c †de Kock b Ngidi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0

Tom: "Although I really like him, it's pretty clear it's Roy that has mainly caused this issue tonight, at his best her never use 20 balls at less than a run a ball, needs to get his form back or be swapped out now I reckon"

16.3
1
Ngidi to Topley, 1 run

a big heave to leg, one bounce to deep midwicket

Simon Woodford: "At least Butler won the toss " Marginal gains...

16.2
W
Ngidi to Jordan, OUT

pace on this time, a wild swipe, a thin snick! Well, we thought it was... Jordan has reviewed, but there seemed to be a noise. Yep, right on the toe of the blade as he wiped across the bouncer. Good change-up from Ngidi, and quite the comeback for South Africa

Chris Jordan c †de Kock b Ngidi 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 14m) SR: 125
16.1
Ngidi to Jordan, no run

slower ball, outside off, skips under a swat

end of over 1611 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 148/8CRR: 9.25 RRR: 15.00 • Need 60 from 24b
Chris Jordan5 (2b 1x4)
Andile Phehlukwayo 3-0-39-3
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-35-1
15.6
W
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, OUT

bowled round his legs! Full leg was up, as Rashid walked across his crease to pick off backward square, but loses his bails to the legcutter. This is almost done now

Adil Rashid b Phehlukwayo 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 100
15.5
1
Phehlukwayo to Jordan, 1 run

slapped hard off the back foot to cover

15.4
1
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 run

steps across the crease, tucks the fifth-stump line to the on-side

15.4
1w
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 wide

three in a row... it still doesn't yet add up to a boundary though...

15.4
1w
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 wide

more good judgement as Rashid lets Pheh target the tramlines

15.4
1w
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 1 wide

hitting the tramlines, but just the wrong side as Rashid lets it go

15.3
2
Phehlukwayo to Rashid, 2 runs

rocking back, using the pace, cut down to deep third

15.2
W
Phehlukwayo to Livingstone, OUT

snicked and gone! Width again, Livingstone chases the full length, feathers it on the half-volley, and that's a huge breakthrough. That's also, surely, the game

Liam Livingstone c †de Kock b Phehlukwayo 18 (10b 3x4 0x6 21m) SR: 180
15.1
4
Phehlukwayo to Livingstone, FOUR runs

pounded through the covers! Livingstone senses the wide line, strides into position and drills the drive!

end of over 1518 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 137/6CRR: 9.13 RRR: 14.20 • Need 71 from 30b
Chris Jordan4 (1b 1x4)
Liam Livingstone14 (8b 2x4)
Kagiso Rabada 3-0-35-1
Andile Phehlukwayo 2-0-28-1
14.6
4
Rabada to Jordan, FOUR runs

on the back foot, Jordan stands tall and smokes the cut through backward point!

14.5
1
Rabada to Livingstone, 1 run

angled bat into the off side, just the single

14.4
4
Rabada to Livingstone, FOUR runs

full length, crushed through the covers! Livi's not done yet, misses the yorker, opens the face, picks off the boundary ... and an over-step! Or not...? Nothing much making sense right now. Might be a technical failing there

I said this over would be fun! Is it also curtains for England? Chris Jordan might need to hit a long ball tonight

14.3
W
Rabada to Bairstow, OUT

slower ball bouncer, and Rababa has his man! A flapped uppercut from Welsh Fire's finest, and the Cardiff crowd is silenced as Ngidi at backward point runs back and clings on brilliantly over his shoulder!

Jonny Bairstow c Ngidi b Rabada 30 (21b 4x4 0x6 29m) SR: 142.85
14.2
4
Rabada to Bairstow, FOUR runs

full length, lambasted back through the line! Aiming for the yorker, misses by an inch, pays the price!

14.1
4
Rabada to Bairstow, FOUR runs

stunning! Bairstow unfurls the Natmeg! Inspired by Russo in the Euros maybe? The yorker, into the toes, Bairstow flatbats it through his legs!

14.1
1w
Rabada to Bairstow, 1 wide

swinging past the legs for starters

Rabada vs Bairstow. Oh joy. Popcorn at the ready!

Best performances - batters
RR Rossouw
RR Rossouw SA
96 runs (55)
10 fours5 sixes
Control
69%
Productive shot
pull
29 runs
3 fours2 sixes
11414111118189
RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks SA
53 runs (32)
3 fours2 sixes
Control
91%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours0 six
11151157112
Best performances - bowlers
T Shamsi
T Shamsi SA
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
AL Phehlukwayo
AL Phehlukwayo SA
O
3
M
0
R
39
W
3
ECO
13
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
Match details
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Rilee Rossouw
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1698
Match days28 July 2022 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
England
David Millns
England
Martin Saggers
TV Umpire
England
Alex Wharf
Reserve Umpire
England
Mike Burns
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
Language
English
Hindi
Win Probability
SA 99.71%
SAENG
100%50%100%SA InningsENG Innings

Over 17 • ENG 149/10

Chris Jordan c †de Kock b Ngidi 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 14m) SR: 125
W
Richard Gleeson c †de Kock b Ngidi 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 0
W
South Africa won by 58 runs
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