England thrash Proteas in opening T20

2017-06-21 22:10
AB de Villiers (Getty Images)

Cape Town - England destroyed the Proteas in their opening T20 international at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.

As it happened: England v South Africa

Stand-in Proteas skipper AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat and was the visitors' top-scorer in posting 65* off 58 balls as South Africa reached 142/3 in their alloted 20 overs.

De Villiers was helped by Farhaan Berhardien (64* off 52 balls) as the pair put on an unbroken 110 runs for the fourth wicket.

However, England were untroubled by the Proteas attack as Alex Hales (47* off 38) and Jonny Bairstow (60* off 35) plundered the inexperienced line-up to all parts of the ground in winning by 9 wickets with a full 5 overs and 3 balls to spare.

The second T20 will take place at Taunton on Friday.

The first ball will be bowled at 18:00 SA time.



JJ Roy, AD Hales, JM Bairstow, EJG Morgan*, JC Buttler†, SW Billings, LA Dawson, MS Crane, DJ Willey, CJ Jordan, MA Wood

South Africa

JT Smuts, RR Hendricks, AB de Villiers*, DA Miller, F Behardien, M Mosehle†, WD Parnell, D Pretorius, AL Phehlukwayo, T Shamsi, Imran Tahir

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