South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

South Africa had lost the three-match ODI series 1-2 to England last month, which also served as their warm-up to the Champions Trophy.

Tom Curran made the most of his first England opportunity on a hard and fast Taunton track. Somerset could have sold 30,000 tickets for this game and they managed to pack in 12,500 using some temporary stands.

"I enjoyed the wicket, not just me, our bowlers bowled well at the death - Dane Paterson in his third game".

Earlier, Cape Town-born Tom Curran, a Surrey team-mate of Roy, marked his England debut with an impressive three for 33 in his maximum four overs. "You'll notice that he's on one side of the pitch and turns around and he's on the other side of the pitch". They will be without their in-form batsman Jonny Bairstow for the encounter as he has been released for his Yorkshire duties which might mean an opportunity for Dawid Malan.

England will be hoping to bounce back from their loss to South Africa on Friday (23 June) after suffering a major collapse. We had to bowl well, but saw how England tied us down at the end, thought we had a chance.

But Mosehle (15), after breaking his second bat as well, was caught behind gloving a slower ball from paceman Liam Plunkett (two for 36). While Roy was not, at first, at his most fluent, such was his conviction, that the runs flowed.

He struck nine fours and went to his fifty with a six against spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.

South Africa appealed and, after on-field umpires Rob Bailey and Michael Gough referred the decision, Roy was given out by TV umpire Tim Robinson, the former England opening batsman.

England required 12 from the final over but Andile Phehlukwayo, bowling yorker length outside the off stump, restricted the hosts to singles off the first three balls and debutant Liam Livingstone was run out after confusion over a second run.

Morgan had won the toss earlier in the day as he was confident England could complete a series win by chasing down South Africa on a flat surface with small boundaries all around. As if to emphasise the visitor's aggressive approach, JJ Smuts took two boundaries and a six from his first nine balls but it was more of a struggle for Reeza Hendricks who played on to Tom Curran's second ball in worldwide cricket after scoring just seven.

Curran troubled the batsmen from his very first ball in worldwide cricket, forcing a top edge from Reeza Hendricks which only just evaded Dawson as he ran back from backward short leg. The tenth over, bowled by Plunkett, was dispatched for 21 runs which included a beautifully timed six over cover, perhaps the shot of the innings.

But the highlight of his innings was a six he stuck which sailed over the boundary and into the river. "We showed the South Africa never-say-die attitude". The decision was sent to the third umpire, who adjudged that he had made a move to prevent the ball hitting the stumps and Roy had to go.

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