South Africa wins the 2nd T20 cricket match against England by 58 runs


Kathmandu: South Africa have won the second T-20 cricket match against England by 58 runs in Cardiff on Thursday as the Proteas bounced back to level a three-match series at 1-1.

South Africa defeated England in 2nd T20I ©AFP

Rossouw’s innings was the cornerstone of a total of 207-3, with Reeza Hendricks making 53 — the opener’s second fifty in as many days.

Chasing the target of 208 runs given by South Africa, England were bowled out for 149 runs in 16 overs and 4 balls.

Jonny Baistrow of England scored 30 runs. Captain Jos Buttler added 29 runs and Moeen Ali added 28 runs. South Africa’s Tabrez Samsi and Andile took 3 wickets each.

Lungi NGD took 2 wickets and Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj took 1/1 wicket each. Before that, the visiting team South Africa, who batted first, scored 207 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs. Riley Russo and Riza Hendricks played half-centuries for him.

Russo scored an unbeaten 96 runs and Hendricks scored 53 runs. England’s Richard Gleeson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan took 1/1 wicket each.

England won the first match by 41 runs. The third and decisive T20 match between the two countries will be played on Sunday.

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