TE24 Sports Desk:
Tableless Shamsi’s first international five-wicket Twenty20 haul helped South Africa to a 90-run thrashing of England on Sunday as the Proteas cruised to a 2-1 win.
The 32-year-old left-arm wrist-spinner saw him seeded 192 for victory, taking 5-24 as England slumped to 101 off 20 balls after losing their last eight wickets for 49 in Southampton. did
Earlier, in-form South African Reza Hendricks hit 70, his third 50 of the series. Aiden Markram remained unbeaten on 51 and the Proteas moved to 191-5 to stay competitive. He was 3-25 with David Willey’s quick left-arm withdrawal.
Bristol Shamsi’s performance was even more impressive as he returned 0:49 in his series opener.
But South Africa have improved on the field since the 41-run defeat and the win gave them their first T20I series success in England, as well as their first white-ball bilateral series win in the country since 1998.
In contrast, England are still looking for a first series win under new white-ball skipper Jos Buttler after opposite one-day internationals and T20Is against India and a drawn ODI campaign with the Proteas.
Jonny Bairstow (27) is the only England batsman to score more than 20, but Buttler and white-ball coach Matthew Mott have at least seven matches at this level, scheduled in Pakistan in September, to turn things around before the World Twenty20. Australia.
England’s push began when Buttler was dismissed for 14 runs by spinner Keshav Maharaj’s catch at short third man. – Roy struggles again –
Out-of-form Jason Roy fell for 17, caught by Enrich Nortje — after South Africa decided to risk fellow fast bowler Kagiso Rabada’s ankle injury ahead of the three-Test series in England next month.
And the hosts were 59-4 when Moeen Ali was superbly caught with one hand by part-timer Waco Markram’s jumping Tristan Stubbs. Shamsi took two wickets in two balls before removing Liam Livingston before Willey was clean bowled by Sam Curran. Chris survives his trick with Jordan only to be confronted by Shamsi.
The game ended when Maharaj sidelined Bairstow with his catch from David Miller while Adil Rashid was caught in front of Shamsi. England’s decision to bring Willey back in place of Richard Gleeson paid off early when Quinton de Kock faced the potential threat of hacking the stumps of a three-ball duck.
But at the end of the power play, South Africa recovered with the Proteas at 53-1. Hendricks completed his 42-ball 50 and then upped the ante in his 16th over, hitting three boundaries, bowled by Karan.
He was eventually well caught by the wicket-keeper Butler in front of the expensive Jordan (1-52).
However, Mark Lamb, who returned to South Africa’s T20 team for the first time since last year’s World Cup after first providing solid support, moved to 36 balls 50 before Miller raids at 22.
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