South Africa demolished England in the second T20 International (T20I) to level the ongoing three-match series at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday.
Rilee Rossouw looking every inch a man who’s just dropped the greatest Blast season of all time
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) July 28, 2022
Rilee Rossouw was the star of the night with his unbeaten 96, which laid the foundation for Proteas’ dominating 58-run victory in the contest. Riding on Rossouw’s spectacular innings, South Africa managed to post 207/3 in 20 overs.
Rilee Rossouw is left stranded in his nineties but he has powered South Africa to a huge total 💪 #ENGvSA | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/h3KZsxJU4M pic.twitter.com/3LO8HKQRlt
— ICC (@ICC) July 28, 2022
Apart from Rossouw, opener Reeza Hendricks also shined with the bat, scoring 53 off 32 deliveries to help the visitors reach a competitive total.
BACK 2⃣ BACK
Reeza Hendricks’ superb form at the top of the order continues as he brings up a second consecutive half-century – this time off 29 balls 💪#ENGvSA #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/vf6cNVhljE
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 28, 2022
In response, English batters failed to stand tall in front of South Africa’s bowling attack, getting bundled out for 149 in 16.4 overs.
Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi picked up a three-wicket haul for 27 in 4 overs. Similarly, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo also bagged three scalps for 39 as the tourists won the contest by 58 runs.
Defeat in Cardiff.
The series goes down to the final match.
🏴 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/htTSH65qXb
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 28, 2022
Notably, the hosts won the series opener by 41 runs, thanks to Jonny Bairstow (90) and Moeen Ali (52), who helped England post a massive 234/6 in 20 overs. The touring party did come close but fell 41 runs short of the mammoth total.
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