Written byRajdeep Saha
England cricket team beat South Africa by two runs in the second T20I.
After a thrilling one-run victory for SA in the first T20I, this match also stayed true to its tune.
England (204/7) overcame the Proteas (202/7) by two runs.
The three-match series is tied 1-1 at the moment.
Here's the complete statistical review.
England lost Jos Buttler (2) early on. However, Jason Roy (40) and Jonny Bairstow (35) added 52 runs for the second wicket.
SA hit back post half the innings and reduced SA to 125/5.
However, in a span of three overs Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali took SA to the cleaners.
SA got off to a flier but couldn't complete the job.
England opener Roy went past the 850-run mark (853).
Stokes (47*) registered his highest T20I score.
Eoin Morgan (27) has now raced to 2,081 career T20I runs.
The England skipper went past David Warner (2,079) in terms of T20I runs.
Morgan is now the sixth-highest run-scorer in the format.
He now has 98 career T20I sixes.
Quinton de Kock (65) slammed her fifth career T20I fifty.
He now has 1,114 runs under his belt in the format.
He went past several batsmen including Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard.
This was his second fifty against the Proteas.
De Kock also registered his highest score against South Africa.
Chris Jordan (2/31) raced to 58 career T20I scalps. He went past Dwayne Bravo's tally (57).
Lungi Ngidi (3/48) now has six wickets in the ongoing T20I series against the Proteas.
This was England's seventh T20I win against SA in 17 matches.
SA lead the head-to-head tally by a 9-7 margin. One match didn't have any result.
Wicketkeeper-batsman De Kock has bagged the record for scoring the fastest half-century in T20Is for South Africa
The southpaw, who slammed 65 in just 22 deliveries, got to his fifty in 17 balls.
Both he and AB de Villiers held the previous record for SA (21 balls).
Overall, De Kock is now the joint-sixth fastest in this list of the fastest T20I fifty.
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