England beat South Africa to win series

  • England beat South Africa to win series

England beat South Africa to win series

The hosts then restricted the Proteas to 162/7 to win by 19 runs and clinch the series 2-1.

"I think if you look around all the best teams in the world, there's always very good players missing out with injuries or resting guys", Buttler said.

"But if I had bought a ticket today I would go home thinking I have seen a fantastic game of cricket and you have seen England win a series so you would go home pretty happy".

Following their dismissal, it was the pair of Mangaliso Mosehle and Andile Phehlukwayo, who gave South Africa an unexpected hope, as both the batsmen played some good cricket from thereon, providing late fightback.

But when De Villiers became a rather memorable first worldwide victim for leg-spinner Mason Crane at the end of the 11th over, South Africa were 82 for four and England were on their way to victory. JJ smuts was brilliant at the top but it was once again AB de Villiers, who played breathtaking strokes in his 20-ball 46.

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Buttler was able to call on the experience of Chris Jordan and Liam Plunkett, as the pace bowling duo recorded figures of 3-31 and 1-22, respectively.

Buttler was the stand-in captain on the day after Eoin Morgan had made the decision to drop himself and continue a trend of experimentation with newcomers.

Alex Hales saw the lighter side of the whole episode.

"I still maintain in the Champions Trophy we lost the game at the wrong time", added Morris, with top-ranked South Africa suffering a pool defeat by bottom-ranked Pakistan, the eventual winners, before another group loss to beaten finalists India sealed their fate.

"I will wait until the final decision on the coach and things like that are made", he explained, with Russell Domingo's future already uncertain before he left the tour prior to the Proteas' three-run win in the second Twenty20 at Taunton on Friday after his mother was involved in a traffic accident. "It was as though he was playing his 50th game as opposed to his first".

Earlier, Cape Town-born Tom Curran, a Surrey team-mate of Roy, marked his England debut with an impressive three for 33 in his maximum allowed four overs. He bowled well at Taunton and he knows his game very well, as does Liam Plunkett.

Mason Crane also returned to the England side, though there was no place for Craig Overton. "We showed the South Africa never-say-die attitude".

"They fielded pretty well and saved about 10, so there's a 30-run swing there".