Highlights, South Africa vs England, 1st T20I at East London, Full cricket score: Lungi Ngidi shines in Proteas' thrilling win

Follow live scores from the first T20I between South Africa and England being played at East London

FirstCricket Staff, Feb 13, 2020 12:06:02 IST

South Africa beat England by 1 run

177/8
Overs
20.0
R/R
8.85
Fours
15
Sixes
5
Extras
12
176/9
Overs
20.0
R/R
8.8
Fours
20
Sixes
4
Extras
1

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Preview: The last leg of England tour of South Africa begins with the first T20I that takes place in East London at the Buffalo Park. The ODI series ended in a tie as both teams won a game each and the second ODI was washed out. England will be aiming to maintain their edge over the hosts on this tour, by winning the first of the three-match series.

The series also see the return of Dale Steyn, who has been on and off for a while thanks to injury concerns. Steyn, a day ago, had made it clear that he wants to play the T20 World Cup scheduled this year in Australia. Proteas squad will be bolstered by his return and the series will help the Cricket South Africa and Steyn himself to see how far he can go. The paceman had call it a day in Tests last year, focussing on the limited overs format.

England will continue to be without their ace pacer Jofra Archer who has been ruled out for four months due to stress fracture. Eoin Morgan's would want to carry on the momentum of last match win into this series. On the other hand, South Africa's newly made captain Quinton de Kock will hope to reignite a new energy in the team and begin the redemption as the team builds up the mega event in Australia later this year.

Squads:
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (w/c), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Petrus van Biljon, Bjorn Fortuin

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Updated Date: Feb 13, 2020 12:06:02 IST


IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
0 0 0 0 0
2
Delhi
0 0 0 0 0
3
Kolkata
0 0 0 0 0
4
Punjab
0 0 0 0 0
5
Mumbai
0 0 0 0 0
6
Bangalore
0 0 0 0 0
7
Rajasthan
0 0 0 0 0
8
Hyderabad
0 0 0 0 0
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
6 Sri Lanka 4191 91
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
6 New Zealand 7114 245