THE ASHES 2019
ENG vs SA, 1st T20I, England v South Africa T20I Series 2017, 21 June 2017
England won by 9 wickets
BALL BY BALL
AB de Villiers
14.3 - A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow
That will do it for England, they TAKE A 1-0 LEAD IN THE 3-MATCH SERIES! A touch ahead of a length outside off, Bairstow looks to push it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls on the off side beside the pitch and Hales takes off for a quick single and completes it as well. Then pumps his fist in delight as ENGLAND WIN BY 9 WICKETS!
14.2 - A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow
Banged in short outside off, JB lets it sail through to the keeper.
14.1 - A Phehlukwayo to J Bairstow
FOUR! Bairstow is in golden form! Short ball around off. There isn't much room on offer and Bairstow gets under it, watches the ball till the last moment and ramps it over the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. England just a run away from victory.
Ov 14: 2 0 4 0 2 1 | 9 Runs
13.6 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
Served full around off, milked down to long off for a single.
13.5 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
Full outside off, lofted over extra cover. The long off fielder cuts it off and keeps it down to a brace.
13.4 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
Beaten! Quicker one, sliding away, Bairstow swings his bat but misses.
13.3 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
FOUR! What a way to get the fifty! Full around off, Bairstow makes room and goes inside out through the covers for a boundary. Reaches his half century in only 29 balls.
13.2 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
13.1 - T Shamsi to J Bairstow
Bairstow works it through square leg. He is quick and comes back for the second. Also the bad bounce in front of the keeper from the throw from the deep makes things easy for him.
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