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South Africa vs England, 1st T20I at Cape Town, SA v ENG, Nov 27 2020 - Full Scorecard

1st T20I (N), Cape Town, November 27, 2020, England tour of South Africa
(19.2/20 ov, T:180) 183/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
86* (48)
South Africa Innings
England Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Buttler b SM Curran55-10100.00
c Morgan b Jordan3023-21130.43
c Jordan b SM Curran5840-42145.00
c Malan b Archer3728-03132.14
c †Buttler b SM Curran2012-20166.66
not out 76-00116.66
b TK Curran126-11200.00
Extras(lb 1, w 9)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.95)179/6
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Temba Bavuma, 0.6 ov), 2-83 (Quinton de Kock, 9.3 ov), 3-110 (Faf du Plessis, 13.4 ov), 4-147 (Heinrich Klaasen, 16.6 ov), 5-161 (Rassie van der Dussen, 18.4 ov), 6-179 (George Linde, 19.6 ov)
0.6 to T Bavuma, oh dear, that's an unforced error... attempting to scoop and Bavuma gloves it through to the keeper! Tried to get funky early doors and he's instead heading for an early bath (and why not? He won't have to field for an hour or so). Just a length ball in the channel but that looked premeditated from Bavuma, let down by poor execution. 6/1
13.4 to F du Plessis, short ball, du Plessis swats leg side... but holes out to deep square leg! That's a handy wicket for England, with du Plessis well set and driving the SA innings. Looks like Curran took pace off even as he went short and Faf had to manufacture the power to the longer boundary. Well taken on the run by Jordan, who doesn't drop many. 110/3
16.6 to H Klaasen, SCurran's bumper does it again! Got up higher than Klaasen was expecting and his slash across the line only results in a thin edge through to the keeper! Third wicket of the piece for Big Sam, England applying the brakes once more. 147/4
18.4 to HE van der Dussen, Archer strikes, the full bunger does it! In the arc but Rassie can't get it out of the park, instead he miscues a swing to leg and sends it looping to deep backward square! Archer knows that wasn't his best ball, by a stretch, heads back to his mark. 161/5
19.6 to GF Linde, bowled 'im! Full and quick, 132kph/82mph and hits the base of off stump! Linde's feet didn't move and Curran brings it back just a touch with the final ball of the innings. Tough night for him, and that looks a competitive score. 179/6
9.3 to Q de Kock, plinked to cover! Jordan makes the breakthrough for England. Tried to hit him off his length, but he didn't get hold of it, sent the ball skimming straight to his counterpart Morgan on the edge of the circle! They were looking pretty untroubled, but Quinny sensed he had to try and crack on. 83/2
England  (T: 180 runs from 20 ovs)
c †de Kock b Linde02-000.00
c Klaasen b Ngidi76-10116.66
c Rabada b Linde1920-3095.00
not out 8648-94179.16
c Linde b Shamsi3727-13137.03
c Bavuma b Ngidi1210-01120.00
not out 73-01233.33
Extras(lb 3, w 12)15
TOTAL19.2 Ov (RR: 9.46)183/5
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jason Roy, 0.2 ov), 2-27 (Jos Buttler, 4.1 ov), 3-34 (Dawid Malan, 5.3 ov), 4-119 (Ben Stokes, 14.1 ov), 5-159 (Eoin Morgan, 17.3 ov)
0.2 to JJ Roy, shorter, wider, Roy flaps into a wild cut, and snicks through to the keeper! Another first-over dismissal for England's Mr All or Nothing ... and Linde has made his mark in no uncertain terms! Glee unbounded! And that's opened this chase up alright! He's never been at his most comfortable against spin first-up, and those hard hands paid the price!. 0/1
5.3 to DJ Malan, stunning catch at square leg! Malan climbed into a pre-meditated sweep, clawing the ball from outside off, but Rabada watched it all the way, dived forward, inviting a ball in the teeth, and scooped up the offering to give Linde figures of 2 for 2 in nine balls!. 34/3
4.1 to JC Buttler, flogged off a full length and Buttler's holed out! Ngidi gets it right alright second-up, a poor shot by his high standards, the ball was in his arc, but his mega-wrists let him down on this occasion, as the cross-seam delivery spliced high into the covers, to dent England's chase once more!. 27/2
17.3 to EJG Morgan, flogged to deep midwicket, and Morgan is gone! Bowled into the deck, no pace as it rose into the skipper's swinging blade, and just a glimmer for South Africa, although England don't exactly have a dearth of batting to come.... 159/5
14.1 to BA Stokes, holed out to long-on! Linde is the man just inside the rope, who barely has to move as Stokes winds into the long-hop, could have sent it anywhere, but it ended up in the new boy's breadbasket! And is that a glimmer for South Africa?. 119/4
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  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 57 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 4.6 overs (30 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (Q de Kock 21, F du Plessis 29, Ex 0)
  • Over 8.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - A Paleker, Batsman - Q de Kock (Struck down)
  • F du Plessis: 50 off 34 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 3
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 17.2 overs (104 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 179/6 in 20.0 overs (PJ van Biljon 7)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 34 runs, 3 wickets)
  • England: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 3
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 31 balls (JM Bairstow 29, BA Stokes 20, Ex 1)
  • England: 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls), Extras 4
  • JM Bairstow: 50 off 30 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • England: 150 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 13
Newlands, Cape Town
TossEngland, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 1109
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days27 November 2020 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
TV Umpire
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Match Referee