SA vs ENG: Eoin Morgan leads England to their second-highest chase in T20Is

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SA vs ENG: Eoin Morgan leads England to their second-highest chase in T20Is
Eoin Morgan (Pic Source: ICC)

England pulled off a record chase of 223 against South Africa in the third and final T20I at SuperSport Park and clinched the series 2-1.

Skipper Eoin Morgan smacked a quicked 57 off just 22 balls, leading England to their second-highest chase in T20Is – and the fourth-highest of all-time – with five balls remaining.

Morgan smashed seven sixes to take his side over the line after Jos Buttler (57) and Jonny Bairstow (64) also hit half-centuries.

Earlier, Henrich Klaasen guided the Proteas to a competitive total with a 33-ball 66 after the hosts got off to a flier, but England’s big-hitting always kept them in the chase.

With 53 runs needed from the last four overs, Morgan, with the help of Ben Stokes (22 off 12), took control in sensational style.

Stokes was caught on the first ball of the penultimate over, but Morgan hit back-to-back sixes before Moeen Ali sealed the win with a boundary.

Brief score: England 226-5 in 19.1 overs (Jonny Bairstow 64, Eoin Morgan 57*, Jos Buttler 57) beat South Africa 222-6 in 20 overs (Henry Klaasen 66, Temba Bavuma 49; Tom Curran 2-33) by five wickets.

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