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England vs South Africa: 1st T20I at Southampton - As It Happened

Catch all the Live action from the first T20I between England and South Africa in Southampton

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 22, 2017, 12:26 PM IST

South Africa vs England (T20)

CONCLUDED

ENG vs SA Cricket Scorecard (T20)

1st T20I T20, The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 21 June, 2017

South Africa

142/3

(20.0) RR 7.1

v/s
England beat South Africa by 9 wickets
England

143/1

(14.3) RR 9.86

England vs South Africa: 1st T20I at Southampton - As It Happened

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South Africa did not make it out of the group stage of the eight-team Champions Trophy, their fate sealed with a thumping defeat by India at The Oval.

England too were undone in their quest for Champions Trophy glory with a semi-final defeat by eventual champions Pakistan.

Now England and South Africa meet in a three-match Twenty20 series, starting at Southampton on Wednesday.

De Villiers's captaincy was called into question during the Champions Trophy but now he is ready to lead the side at the 2019 World Cup in England.

"I'm very excited to play in the three T20s, it was a tough few days after being knocked out of the Champions Trophy," said de Villiers at Southampton on Tuesday.

"To go through that phase of reflecting and hearing some of the criticism. It is never easy but I have always been the kind of guy to see the positives and see opportunity to improve and these three matches give me that opportunity as a player and a captain.

"I don't feel I have to prove anything; I just want to play, I feel like a youngster starting my career. I just want to score some runs again and captain this side to a couple of wins.

"We learnt a lot of things when it comes to playing cricket here (in England). Pakistan surprised all of us how they controlled the middle overs. We have taken some cricket things out of it but also from the mental point of view.

In the three-match ODI series prior to the Champions Trophy, South Africa lost 1-2.

Catch all the Live action from the first T20I between England and South Africa in Southampton.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler(w), Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Craig Overton, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood

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

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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