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England vs South Africa: 2nd T20I in Taunton- As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 24, 2017, 1:11 AM IST

2nd T20I, County Ground, Taunton 23 June, 2018

Toss won by England (decided to bowl)

South Africa beat England by 3 runs

Man of the Match: Chris Morris

England vs South Africa: 2nd T20I in Taunton- As It Happened

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Toss:

England have won the toss and have opted to bowl first

Squads:

England: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Liam Livingstone, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran

South Africa: JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Mangaliso Mosehle(w), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Morne Morkel, Dane Paterson

Commentary (England innings)

That's all from us for this game. A one sided affair followed by a nail biting victory. South Africa held their nerves and have managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat. They will now head to Cardiff for the final T20I. It will take place on the 25th of June at 1400 local (1330 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care!

Man of the Match, Chris Morris says that he is really happy with the performance today. Reckons that it has been a really good performance by the guys as they fought hard for it. Mentions that they knew they were a bit short at the halfway mark as the boundaries are really short in Tauton. Adds that he enjoyed a lot bowling today. Credits the other bowlers for bowling well. Ends by saying that they well try not to lose the final game.

Jason Roy departed in a horrific manner which changed the tide for them as he was looking really sublime in the middle. None of the other batsmen could score freely since then and the Protea attack made the most of it. Chris Morris, was the pick of the bowlers who ended with fantastic figures of 4-0-18-2. Dane Paterson and Phehlukwayo also bowled brilliantly in the death to seal the deal for South Africa.

What a sensational game of cricket we have witnessed. Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerves to guide his team to a fantastic victory. The hosts started off in a sensational manner where Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow stitched in an important partnership of 110 runs to set the game in their favour. The former scored his second T20I fifty while the latter missed out by mere 3 runs. It looked like a walk in the park for them at the 13-over mark where they were sitting comfortably at 124/1.

19.6 A Phehlukwayo to L Dawson, Phehlukwayo has won it for his team! Fires this one outside off, Dawson throws his bat at it but fails to make contact. The ball goes through the keeper and the South Africans are delighted as they have pulled out a spectacular win. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 3 RUNS AND LEVEL THE T20I SERIES 1-1! 171/6

19.5 A Phehlukwayo to L Dawson, FOUR! What a contest! Fuller outside off, Dawson lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 4 runs needed of the last ball. 171/6

Liam Plunkett strides out to the middle.

19.4 A Phehlukwayo to L Livingstone, OUT! Miscommunication costs them another wicket! Full toss outside off, Livingstone shuffles across and plays the scoop. Gets it towards fine leg for a single. He sees the fielder taking time and Livingstone runs the second but Dawson does not respond and the keeper collects the ball and throws it to the non-striker's end. The bowler dislodges the bails and the debutant has to depart. 167/6

19.3 A Phehlukwayo to L Dawson, Another full delivery outside off, Dawson carves it away off the outer half towards the deep backward point region for a single. 166/5

19.2 A Phehlukwayo to L Livingstone, Full and wide outside off, Livingstone drills it towards the cover region for a single. 10 needed off 4 balls. They needed a couple of boundaries. 165/5

19.1 A Phehlukwayo to L Dawson, Fuller outside off, Dawson drives it through covers for a single. 164/5

Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the last over for South Africa. Can he defend 11 runs?

18.6 D Paterson to L Dawson, Low full toss on leg stump, Dawson hits it down the ground for a run. 163/5

Liam Dawson strides out to the middle.

18.5 D Paterson to E Morgan, OUT! The captain has to depart. Big wicket and the game turns in South Africa's favor. Full toss on leg stump, Morgan hits it straight into the hands of de Villiers who takes the catch and gives a strange reaction. He might not have got proper sight of the ball. 162/5

18.4 D Paterson to E Morgan, FOUR! SHOT! Full on leg stump, Morgan thumps it past mid on for a boundary. 13 now from 8. 162/4

Change of bat for Liam Livingstone who broke it in the previous delivery while digging out the yorker.

18.3 D Paterson to L Livingstone, Yorker outside off, Livingstone digs it out on the leg side for a run. 158/4

18.3 D Paterson to L Livingstone, WIDE AGAIN! Full this time outside off, the batsman comes down the track and misses it and the umpire signals a wide. A bit harsh on the bowler there. 157/4

18.3 D Paterson to L Livingstone, WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Livingstone swings but does not connect and the umpire calls a wide. 156/4

18.2 D Paterson to L Livingstone, Full and wide outside off, Livingstone slashes at it but misses. Precious dot ball. 155/4

18.1 D Paterson to E Morgan, Morgan skips down the track, Paterson bowls it on a length and cramps him for room. Eoin plays it on the off side for a run. 155/4

17.6 A Phehlukwayo to L Livingstone, Innovation but does not pay off. Bowls a high full toss. Livingstone comes across and goes to scope it over short fine leg but does not connect and goes just over the stump. 154/4

17.5 A Phehlukwayo to E Morgan, Bowls it on a length on middle, Morgan flicks it on the leg side for a run. 154/4

Skipper Eoin Morgan is the next man in.

17.4 A Phehlukwayo to Jos Buttler, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! What a delivery to bowl at this time. A perfect yorker on off. Buttler tries to dig it out but it just dips on him and rattles his off stump. The danger man has to depart. Phehlukwayo is all pumped. 22 required of 14. 153/4

17.3 A Phehlukwayo to Jos Buttler, Slower ball on off, Buttler smashes it back past the bowler who gets a hand to it. Long on cuts it off and the batsmen run two. 153/3

17.2 A Phehlukwayo to L Livingstone, Fullish outside off, the batsman drives it through covers for a run. 151/3

17.1 A Phehlukwayo to L Livingstone, FOUR! TIMELY BOUNDARY! Short ball, Livingstone pulls it over square leg for a boundary. 25 needed now from 17. 150/3

Andile Phehlukwayo is back for a bowl.

16.6 D Paterson to L Livingstone, Shorter in length, Livingstone goes for a pull but gets a top edge to long on for a run. 146/3

16.5 D Paterson to L Livingstone, Yorker outside off, Livingstone tries to put bat on it but misses. 145/3

16.4 D Paterson to Jos Buttler, BIG APPEAL! Full ball outside off, Buttler walks across and tries to flick but is hit on the toe. Paterson makes a huge appeal but the umpire gives it not out. The bowler is not happy. Replays show it hit him outside off. 145/3

16.3 D Paterson to Jos Buttler, Full ball on the pads, Buttler flicks it through square leg for a couple. 144/3

16.2 D Paterson to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Lovely stuff from Buttler. Walks across to a full ball on off and flicks it past fine leg for a boundary where Shamsi dives but can't stop it. 142/3

16.1 D Paterson to Jos Buttler, Fuller delivery on off, Buttler punches it through covers for a couple. 138/3

16.1 D Paterson to Jos Buttler, Strays it down leg side and the umpire signals it as a wide. 136/3

Dane Paterson is called into the attack.

15.6 C Morris to L Livingstone, HUGE APPEAL! But it is not given. Morris bangs it fast and short. Livingstone comes down the track and tries to pull it. He gets it off his shoulder and it lobs to slip. The players appeal, Morris is elated but nothing form the umpire. The South Africans cannot believe it. And now the Ultra edge detects an edge there. Now then, how costly will this be? Morris has finished off here and bowled an excellent spell. 135/3

15.5 C Morris to L Livingstone, BOUNCER! The batsman ducks under it. 135/3

15.4 C Morris to Jos Buttler, Full on the pads, Buttler misses the flick and is struck on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and they run a leg bye. 135/3

15.3 C Morris to Jos Buttler, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 134/3

15.2 C Morris to L Livingstone, Bowls it on a length outside off, Livingstone gets it off the outside edge down to third man for a run. 134/3

Jos Buttler makes his way out to the middle.

15.1 C Morris to L Livingstone, OUT! What an unusual way to go back to the hut! Bowls it on a length outside off, Livingstone defends it to point. Roy sets off for a run but Livingstone sends him back. Phehlukwayo has a shy at the non striker's end and the ball hits the batsman. The South Africans appeal for obstructing the field. The umpire first calls it a dead ball and then goes to the square leg umpire and they both decide to go upstairs. The replays show that Roy did change his path and came in way of the throw. After taking his time, the umpire rules it out. Roy is not happy but he has to go. An important wicket for South Africa and they will be delighted. 133/3

The umpires have gone upstairs to check if Roy was trying to obstruct the field! It will surely be a tough call for the third umpire.

14.6 T Shamsi to J Roy, Goes for the reverse sweep and does not connect. Two good overs here for South Africa. They are fighting their way back into the game. 133/2

14.5 T Shamsi to L Livingstone, Slower through the air on middle, Livingstone flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 133/2

14.4 T Shamsi to J Roy, Darts it outside off, Roy flat-bats it down to long off for a run. 132/2

14.3 T Shamsi to L Livingstone, Wide outside off, the batsman cuts it to deep covers for a run. 131/2

14.2 T Shamsi to L Livingstone, CHEEKY! Tosses it up, Livingstone goes down on one knee and paddles it for a couple. 130/2

14.1 T Shamsi to J Roy, Wrong one on off, Roy hits it to long off for a run. 128/2

13.6 C Morris to L Livingstone, Full on the pads, Livingstone flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. He is off the mark. First runs for him in International cricket. 127/2

Chris Morris gives Liam Livingstone some piece of advice.

13.5 C Morris to L Livingstone, Bowls a shorter one on the body of the batsman. Livingstone tries to flick it but is hit on the pads. 125/2

Liam Livingstone strides out to the middle.

13.4 C Morris to J Bairstow, OUT! Morris provides the breakthrough. Bairstow is the man who has to go. Full ball on middle, Bairstow tries to go over mid on but does not get the elevation he wante. Ends up hitting it straight towards Farhaan Behardien who takes a simple catch. England need another 50 off 38 balls. Game on? 125/2

13.3 C Morris to J Roy, Back of a length ball on middle, Roy pulls it to deep square leg for a run. 125/1

13.2 C Morris to J Roy, Bowls a well directed bouncer. Roy goes for the pull but misses it. 124/1

13.1 C Morris to J Roy, Full ball on leg stump, Roy drives it to mid on. 124/1

Chris Morris into the attack.

12.6 T Shamsi to J Bairstow, FOUR! Flatter on middle, Bairstow sweeps it past short fine leg for a boundary. 124/1

12.5 T Shamsi to J Roy, Roy comes down the track and hits it to long on for a run. 120/1

12.4 T Shamsi to J Bairstow, Full ball, Bairstow hits it to long on for a run. 119/1

12.3 T Shamsi to J Bairstow, Comes down the track, Shamsi drags his length back. Bairstow goes to flick but gets a leading edge to covers. 118/1

12.2 T Shamsi to J Roy, The batsman picked it early and slog swept it through the leg side. They pick up a single. 118/1

12.1 T Shamsi to J Bairstow, Bowls it on middle. Bairstow punches it through the off side for a run. 117/1

100-run stand between Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow!

11.6 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! Pierces the gap with precision. Morkel doles it short on middle, Roy pulls it powerfully between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg. 59 required off 48 balls. 116/1

11.5 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! LOVELY SHOT! Length outside off, Roy cuts it late past the short third man fielder for a boundary. This is too easy for England. 112/1

11.4 M Morkel to J Roy, Good length outside off, Roy heaves at it but misses. 108/1

11.3 M Morkel to J Bairstow, A tad shorter on the stumps, Bairstow pulls it through mid-wicket for a run. 108/1

11.2 M Morkel to J Bairstow, FOUR! Full ball on off, Bairstow drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary. He makes full use of the Free Hit. 107/1

Free Hit coming up....

11.2 M Morkel to J Bairstow, NO BALL! He has hit the stumps while delivering the ball. Bowls a well directed bouncer. Bairstow tries to duck under it but falls to the ground. 103/1

11.1 M Morkel to J Bairstow, YORKER! On middle, Bairstow digs it out. 102/1

10.6 T Shamsi to J Roy, Short ball on middle, Roy pulls it through mid-wicket. Miller runs to his left and makes a good diving stop. The batsmen run two. 102/1

2nd T20I fifty for Jason Roy!

10.5 T Shamsi to J Roy, SIX! That is huge! He is back in form. Tosses it up Roy comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. 100/1

10.4 T Shamsi to J Bairstow, Fires it in on middle, Bairstow punches it off the back foot through covers for a run. 94/1

10.3 T Shamsi to J Roy, Drags his length back on off, Roy punches it down to long off for a run. 93/1

10.2 T Shamsi to J Roy, Bowls it outside off, Roy flat-bats it to covers. 92/1

10.1 T Shamsi to J Roy, Flatter ball on middle, Roy goes for the pull but gets an inside edge. Just goes past the stumps onto the boot of the keeper. 92/1

Tabraiz Shamsi is brought into the attack.

9.6 M Morkel to J Roy, Full toss on leg stump, Roy flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 92/1

9.5 M Morkel to J Roy, Length ball outside off, Roy shuffles across and tries to hit it out of England but does not connect. 91/1

9.4 M Morkel to J Bairstow, Good comeback. Yorker on middle, the batsman digs it out for a run. 91/1

9.3 M Morkel to J Bairstow, SIX! FLAT ONE! Short ball on the stumps, Bairstow pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Brilliant shot from Bairstow. 90/1

9.2 M Morkel to J Bairstow, FOUR BYES! UNLUCKY MORKEL! Bowls a fast bouncer and gets some extra bounce. Bairstow goes to pull it but is beaten for pace. The ball bounces over the keeper for a boundary. 84/1

9.1 M Morkel to J Bairstow, Bowls it on a good length on off, Bairstow goes to heave it but does not connect. 80/1

Morne Morkel is back for a bowl.

8.6 JJ Smuts to J Bairstow, Leg bye! Fuller into the pads, Bairstow cannot flick it away. Gets it off his pads for a leg bye towards square leg. 80/1

8.5 JJ Smuts to J Bairstow, FOUR! Short and punished! Again a bit short this time, Bairstow comes down then track and lofts it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 79/1

8.4 JJ Smuts to J Bairstow, FOUR! Bairstow hits hard! Fuller in the line of the stumps, Bairstow camps back and hammers that over the bowler's head for a boundary. Behardien cannot cut it off this time. 75/1

8.3 JJ Smuts to J Roy, Short into the stumps, Roy camps back and smacks that powerfully towards long on for a single where Behardien is quick to reach it. 71/1

8.2 JJ Smuts to J Bairstow, Fuller around off, driven towards long off for a single. 70/1

8.1 JJ Smuts to J Roy, Into the stumps, Roy goes to play the reverse sweep. Gets a top edge over the keeper for a single. 69/1

JJ Smuts comes into the attack.

7.6 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, Bairstow gets behind the line of the ball and drives it towards mid off. 68/1

7.5 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, Angles it into the pads, Bairstow shuffles across and tries to play the paddle. Misses it and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Seems like it was surely going down leg. 68/1

7.4 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Short delivery around off, Bairstow hammers that pull straight over the umpire's head for a boundary. 68/1

7.3 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, FOUR! Hard and effective! Fuller length outside off, Bairstow stays deep in his crease and drives it powerfully straight down the ground for a boundary. 64/1

7.2 A Phehlukwayo to J Roy, Fuller outside off, Roy drives it towards sweeper cover for a single. 60/1

7.1 A Phehlukwayo to J Roy, FOUR! Brutal! Short delivery outside off, Roy pulls it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 59/1

6.6 D Paterson to J Roy, Length delivery, Bairstow punches it towards wide mid off for a single. 55/1

6.5 D Paterson to J Bairstow, Length delivery outside off, Bairstow guides it towards third man for a single. 54/1

6.4 D Paterson to J Bairstow, Good length delivery outside off, Bairstow tries to cut it but cannot find bat to ball. 53/1

6.3 D Paterson to J Roy, Good length delivery around off, Roy punches it towards long on for a single. 53/1

6.2 D Paterson to J Roy, Dug in short outside off, Roy dances down the track and throws his bat to it. Fails to make contact and the ball goes through to the keeper. 52/1

6.1 D Paterson to J Bairstow, Bairstow pushes it through the cover region for a single. 52/1

5.6 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 51/1

5.5 A Phehlukwayo to J Roy, Short outside off, Roy pulls it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Brings up the 50 for England. 50/1

5.4 A Phehlukwayo to J Roy, Slower delivery at a shorter length, Roy drags it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple. Hendricks does well in the deep. 49/1

5.3 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, Leg bye! Angling into the hips, Bairstow tries to clip it away on the leg side. Misses it completely and the batsman gets hit on his body. The ball goes towards point and the batsmen run a leg bye. 47/1

5.2 A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow, Length delivery around middle and off, Bairstow drives it straight to the fielder at covers. 46/1

5.1 A Phehlukwayo to J Roy, Short delivery outside off, Roy pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 46/1

Andile Phehlukwayo is brought into the attack.

4.6 D Paterson to J Bairstow, Full into the stumps, Bairstow digs it out. 45/1

4.5 D Paterson to J Bairstow, Back of a length delivery outside off, Bairstow cuts it straight to the fielder at backward point. 45/1

4.4 D Paterson to J Bairstow, FOUR! Easy pickings! Angling into the hips, Bairstow just helps it over the short fine leg region for a boundary. 45/1

4.3 D Paterson to J Roy, Leg bye! Angling into the pads, Roy fails to clip it through. Gets rapped on the pads and the ball goes on the leg side. The batsmen scamper across for a leg bye. 41/1

4.2 D Paterson to J Roy, Back of a length delivery outside off, Roy punches it straight to the fielder at covers. 40/1

4.1 D Paterson to J Roy, FOUR! Freebies! Short delivery into the batsman, Roy pulls it through the short fine leg region for a boundary. 40/1

4.1 D Paterson to J Roy, Wide! Sprays it wide down the leg side, the batsman lets it through. 36/1

Dane Paterson is introduced into the attack.

3.6 C Morris to J Bairstow, FOUR! Glorius! Fuller outside off, Bairstow leans into the drive and plays it through the extra cover region for a boundary. He is off the mark with it. 35/1

3.5 C Morris to J Bairstow, Back of a length delivery around middle and off, Bairstow tries to defend in line but gets beaten by the away movement. 31/1

3.4 C Morris to J Bairstow, Length delivery around middle, Bairstow tries to clip it on the leg side but opens up and gets an outside edge towards covers. 31/1

3.3 C Morris to J Bairstow, Fuller around off, Bairstow drives it back to the bowler. 31/1

3.2 C Morris to J Bairstow, That's a peach of a delivery! Back of a length delivery around middle and off, the ball nips away after pitching. Bairstow tries to poke at it but gets beaten. 31/1

3.1 C Morris to J Bairstow, Yorker around off, Bairstow defends it on the off side. 31/1

2.6 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! Great shot! Short and wide outside off, Roy cuts it hard through the backward point region for a boundary. 31/1

2.5 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! Beautiful! Fuller into the pads, Roy clips it beautifully through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 27/1

2.4 M Morkel to J Roy, Dug in short outside off, Roy sways away from the line of the ball and lets it through to the keeper. 23/1

2.3 M Morkel to J Roy, Roy gets behind the line of the ball and defends it. 23/1

2.2 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! Successive lucky boundaries! Good length delivery outside off, Roy goes for the pull. Gets a bottom edge to it and the ball flies past the diving keeper for a boundary. 23/1

2.1 M Morkel to J Roy, FOUR! Lucky runs! Fuller around off, Roy goes hard at it. Gets an inside edge to it and the ball goes through the short fine leg region for a boundary. 19/1

Jonny Bairstow comes out to bat.

1.6 C Morris to Sam Billings, OUT! Morris strikes early! Short delivery outside off, extracts some extra bounce off the surface. Billings tries to flat bat it over the infield on the leg side but toe ends it and the ball balloons towards extra cover. Miller goes to his right to take a regulation catch. 15/1

1.5 C Morris to Sam Billings, Full toss into the pads, Billings tucks it through the backward square leg region for a couple. 15/0

1.4 C Morris to J Roy, Short delivery around off, Roy pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 13/0

1.3 C Morris to J Roy, FOUR! Powerful! Fuller delivery and Roy heaves it through the backward square leg region for a boundary. 12/0

1.3 C Morris to J Roy, Wide! Full toss down the leg side, Roy shuffles across and tries to play it fine. The umpire signals it as a wide. 8/0

1.2 C Morris to J Roy, Short delivery into the body, Roy pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 7/0

1.1 C Morris to J Roy, Length delivery outside off, Roy flashes hard at it but cannot make contact. 5/0

Chris Morris will share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 M Morkel to J Roy, Short outside off, Roy slaps it through the cover region for a single. 5/0

Slip has been taken out. A mid-wicket is in place.

0.5 M Morkel to J Roy, Another short delivery around off, Roy camps back and mistimes his pull over the mid on region for a couple. 4/0

0.4 M Morkel to J Roy, Short delivery at 85 mph, Roy makes room on the leg side and tries to hit over the cover region. Fails to make contact. 2/0

0.3 M Morkel to Sam Billings, Short delivery into the body, Billings hops and fends it towards square leg for a single. 2/0

0.2 M Morkel to Sam Billings, Good length delivery, the ball bounces a bit more off the deck. Billings gets behind it and defends it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.1 M Morkel to J Roy, Good length delivery into the pads to start off with, Roy clips it towards fine leg for a single. 1/0

First Published: June 23, 2017, 9:25 PM IST

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