South Africa vs England match turned out to be an interesting one. After a blistering performance by South Africa, with scores of Amla 58 De Kock 52 Duminy 54 no one would have wondered England would possibly chase down the score.
England started out very well. Jason Roy 43 Joe Root 83 really kept the England’s hope alive. But after 15.2 overs England were 185/4 and they are cursing at this point in the game. Drama at this stage of the game really. Buttler gone for 21 of 14 balls.
Jason Roy 43 Joe Root 83 England vs South Africa Highlights
The game slowed down again. Fabulous run chase by England until 16 overs. Joe Root’s a 6 and a 4 gave a incredible start to the over. Its 200/5 after 16.3 overs and it looks like the score is keeping very much in game. Its the fastest T20 200 runs scored by England in 16.3 overs. England now need 28 runs in 19 balls.
With Joe Root and Moeen Ali in the crease 28 needed from 3 overs by England. This would be incredible chase if they could chase this off.
3 overs left and if root stays in the crease, England are more than capable of winning the game. And his gets 2 boundaries in the first two balls of the game. One on the offside and one on the on side of the game. Back to back boundaries. ICC T20 World Cup is getting hotter and hotter. Are you going to witness similar India vs Pakistan T20 world cup match tomorrow in ICC T20 Group 2 game? No one knows.
3 x 4’s in the first 3 balls of the game is certainly giving a great hope for England. In fact, England should easily win this game. A dot ball after 5 overs. South Africa need more of them to pull off a miracle after England’s Joe Root doing all the damage. A miss field allowing England to score just 11 runs of 12 balls.
A great innings from England’s Joe Root. He is certainly brought a great shine in the England squad now.
A dot ball of the first ball of the 19th over brings the equation to just 11 of 11 balls. Wicket and its the big one of Joe Root at 83. Will his innings change the game, we will have to wait and see.
In at 8 Chris Jordan. Boundary of the third ball and England needs 7 runs of 9 balls. Moeen Ali, can this man pull off an upset?
One of the 4th ball and England are one big hit away from Winning and absolute thriller. 4 more runs off the 5th ball. Now they need just 2 runs and a single of the last ball of 16th over give England just 1 run needed of the last over of the game.
Chris Jordan gone of the first ball of the last over. And a wonderful catch by duminy. And a run out of the second ball of the over. Some times the final over is hardest. Certainly a twist in the tail now. A dot of the third ball. South Africa just won’t give up. Incredible game this really.
An amazing International T20 World Cup game. And second highest chase in T20 games and first highest ever scored chased in World T20 game. Moeen Ali does the job for England.
Joe root’s 83 of 44 balls with 6 boundaries and 4 – 6’s kept England in the tournament.