1st T20I, SA beat England: Here's the complete statistical review
South Africa sealed a thriller in the first T20I against England to go 1-0 up in the series. Interestingly, the Proteas won by one run off the final ball of England's innings. The hosts managed 177/8 in 20 overs, with Temba Bavuma scoring 43. In reply, England collapsed after cruising at one stage to manage 176/9. Here's the statistical review.
How did the match pan out?
SA got off to a positive start and things looked good with Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen adding 63 runs for the second wicket. However, SA lost their way a bit in the middle. They managed to get past the 170-run mark. England were well on course with Jason Roy (70) and Eoin Morgan (52) scoring freely, However, Lungi Ngidi (3/30) was exceptional.
Morgan is now the seventh-highest T20I run-scorer
Morgan slammed his 12th career T20I fifty. He now has 2,054 runs in the format. The England skipper is now the seventh-highest run-scorer in T20Is. He went past Paul Stirling (2,052) in terms of T20I runs. Morgan, who hit one six, raced to 97 career T20I maximums. The England batsman amassed his second career T20I fifty against SA.
Roy slams England's joint-second fastest T20I fifty
Roy smashed his fifth career T20I fifty and this was also his second against the Proteas. Roy, who smashed seven fours and three sixes, registered his highest T20I score against SA. The dashing England opener surpassed the 800-run mark in T20Is (813). Roy also brought up his fifty in just 22 balls. This was England's joint-second fastest T20I fifty.
Other notable feats registered in this match
Chris Jordan (2/28) raced to 56 career T20I scalps. He went past Yuzvendra Chahal's tally of 55 T20I wickets. Dale Steyn (1/33) now has 62 career T20I wickets. He is now the highest wicket-taker for SA. This was South Africa's ninth T20I win against England in 16 matches. SA lead the head-to-head tally by a 9-6 margin. One match didn't have any result.