South Africa demolished England in the second T20 International (T20I) to level the ongoing three-match series at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday.
Rilee Rossouw looking every inch a man who's just dropped the greatest Blast season of all time
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Rilee Rossouw was the star of the night with his unbeaten 96, which laid the foundation for Proteas’ dominating 58-run victory in the contest. Riding on Rossouw’s spectacular innings, South Africa managed to post 207/3 in 20 overs.
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Apart from Rossouw, opener Reeza Hendricks also shined with the bat, scoring 53 off 32 deliveries to help the visitors reach a competitive total.
BACK 2⃣ BACK
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In response, English batters failed to stand tall in front of South Africa’s bowling attack, getting bundled out for 149 in 16.4 overs.
Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi picked up a three-wicket haul for 27 in 4 overs. Similarly, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo also bagged three scalps for 39 as the tourists won the contest by 58 runs.
Defeat in Cardiff.
The series goes down to the final match.
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Notably, the hosts won the series opener by 41 runs, thanks to Jonny Bairstow (90) and Moeen Ali (52), who helped England post a massive 234/6 in 20 overs. The touring party did come close but fell 41 runs short of the mammoth total.