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ENG vs SA 2nd T20: Rilee Rossouw’s 96 helps South Africa level series with 58-run win in Cardiff | Cricket News

ENG vs SA 2nd T20: Rilee Rossouw’s 96 helps South Africa stage collection with 58-run win in Cardiff | Cricket Information

South African batter Rilee Rossouw’s career-best 96 along with a vastly improved bowling efficiency powered the Proteas to a series-levelling victory after they overcame England by 58 runs within the second T20 Worldwide at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday (July 28).  The left-hander, again within the South Africa fold after six years, plundered 5 sixes and 10 fours in his unbeaten 55-ball innings that lifted the vacationers to 207 for 3 after they had been requested to bat first by the hosts. Reeza Hendricks struck a second successive half century on the high of the order, clubbing 53 off 32 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes).

Tabraiz Shamsi then led a effective bowling show with three for 27, whereas Lungi Ngidi was wonderful in amassing two for 11 in 2.4 overs. Andile Phehlukwayo additionally chipped away properly with three for 39 leaving the English all out for 149 in 16.4 overs.  It means the collection will now go right down to a decider when the 2 groups lock horns in match three on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday (July 31).

That was particular @Rileerr #ENGvSA #BePartOfIt

— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 28, 2022

Simply 24 hours earlier, the Proteas had misplaced by 41 runs to the identical opponents in a match that noticed them concede an enormous 234 in a largely forgettable fielding show. However they had been markedly improved in Wales and seemed a lot better from the get-go.

After shedding the toss and batting, Quinton de Kock (15) and Hendricks placed on 39 inside 4 overs, earlier than the latter and Rossouw added 73 for the second wicket. Proper-hander Hendricks went on to notch up his eighth T20I 50, with Rossouw following him to his third 50+ rating.

Though the South Africans had been restricted in direction of the top of their innings – Heinrich Klaasen made 19 and Tristan Stubbs 15 not out – they nonetheless set a formidable 208 for victory. England made a flying begin due to captain Jos Buttler (29) and Jason Roy (20), earlier than Phehlukwayo struck to dismiss the skipper within the fourth over after a stand of 37.

Keshav Maharaj (1/37) and fellow spinner Shamsi then took out Dawid Malan (5) and Roy respectively, with Moeen Ali (28) following not lengthy after. Sam Curran (2) additionally fell sufferer to Shamsi, whereas Kagiso Rabada (1/35) nabbed the massive wicket of Jonny Bairstow after he had top-scored with 30.

Phehlukwayo and Ngidi then mopped up the tail handing the Proteas a confidence-boosting win forward of the final recreation on Sunday.

Transient Scores: South Africa 207/3 (Rilee Rossouw 96 n.o., Reeza Hendricks 53; Moeen Ali 1/17) bt England 149 in 16.4 ovs (Jonny Bairstow 30, Jos Buttler 29, Moeen Ali 28; Andile Phehlukwayo 3/39, Tabraiz Shamsi 3/27)

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