Lungi Ngidi, South Africa beat England
South Africa beat England by 1 run (Pic Source: Twitter)

Twitter erupts after Lungi Ngidi’s superb final over gives South Africa a thrilling one-run victory

England crumbled late on to lose the first T20I against South Africa after a brilliant last over bowled by Proteas pacer Lungi Ngidi.

After South Africa registered 177-8 when batting first at Buffalo Park, England looked to be well in control as Jason Roy made 70 to leave the tourists on 132-3 in the 15th over, before wickets started to tumble.


Even so, when Ngidi came in to bowl the final over England were still favorites as they needed just seven off it for victory and had four wickets in their hand.

They could manage just five runs though as Ngidi also took three wickets to send the home crowd wild and propel South Africa into a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.


Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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