Jonny BairstowThe stellar season continued as he scored 90 runs in England’s 41-run win over South Africa in the first T20 International in Bristol on Wednesday. Moeen Ali The hosts’ 234-6 in just 16 balls compiled England’s fastest T20 fifty – their second highest total at this level behind the posted 241-3 against New Zealand at Napier in 2019. “It was a great performance, were we looking for a great total, we were in danger for a while but were happy with the win,” said the England T20 captain joss butler told Sky Sports.
Moeen, the player of the match, said: “Usually I take myself back, watch it and try to kill it. Johnny is so powerful, I try to remind him of the good things he does.” does.”
But in England’s innings, the Proteas was fast between 20 sixes. lungi ngidi Took a brilliant 5-39, his career-best T20 International figure.
South Africa scored 86-4 in the 10th over reeza hendrix 57 runs in 33 balls, when Tristan Stubbs He returned to the game with a splendid first T20 International fifty including six sixes in just 19 balls.
Even allowing for a good pitch and relatively small ground, it was a spectacular display of ball-striking by 21-year-old Stubbs. But South Africa needed 54 runs in 18 balls, the fast bowler Chris Jordan Gave only three runs, with Andile Phehlukwayo lost to many yorkers
It was a decisive over, which also saw South Africa pay dearly for several fielding errors earlier in the match. “CJ (Jordan) changed the pace of the game, a great over,” Butler said.
stubs launch Richard Gleason A brilliant innings of 72 off just 28 balls for long-off came to an end, with South Africa finishing at 193-8. “They demolished us in the last 10 (overs) but we dropped four or five catches, which caused us huge losses on the field,” said the South Africa T20 captain. David Miller,
“It was a phenomenal knock by Stubby, a hugely disappointing result but it takes another two (matches) to get it right.”
The last thing South Africa needed to do was help Bairstow along the way. But in his first short-form appearance for eight months, he missed as 12, 57 and 72 Heinrich KlassenyRossouw and Hendrix take catches in the deep.
Bairstow was relieved for the first time when Klaasen missed the opportunity Tabrez ShamsiLosing sight of the ball, he hit a six.
Left-arm wrist spinner Shamsi conceded 19 runs in the 10th over with both David Malana (43) and Bairstow hit him for a six. The wheels came off for South Africa during the 17th over where Phehlukwayo conceded 33 runs.
Bairstow hit a six off the first two balls, saw two wides go, got out on the third legal ball, before Moeen hit three more sixes to the delight of the crowd. But as Moeen scored a half-century, he was caught off Ngidi to end the fourth-wicket stand of 106 runs off 37 balls.
Bairstow was 10 runs from three points with two balls from the innings when he threw Ngidi to legside to take a catch for Rossouw on the occasion. He faced 53 balls, which included three fours and eight sixes.
This trend continues in Cardiff on Thursday as well.
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