Tabraiz Shamsi bowls South Africa to T20I series victory over England | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON: Spinner South Africa Tabraiz Shamsi took five wickets to help his side beat England for 101 to win their decisive Twenty20 international by 90 runs at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday and win the three-game series 2-1.
South Africa were batted in and scored 191-5 from their 20 overs to set England a commanding goal, then ousted the home side for a one-sided victory.
Shamsi’s wrist spin represented Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran and David Willey, who were thrown first to create a hat-trick chance which Chris Jordan denied him.
But Shamsi had Jordan’s leg jammed before the wicket on his final over, then Adil Rashid got caught on the boundary, to finish with 5-24 from four overs.
England quickly fell behind the required run rate as neither of their batsmen managed to show the punching power of the start of the limited run of overs between the two countries, struggling to cope with the variety of bowling options to which South Africa subjected them.
Jonny Bairstow finished his top scorer with 27 after coming in at number four and being the last man out after watching a procession of batsmen fall around him.
Willey beat South African opener Quinton de Kock in a first opener early in the contest but the tourists set a substantial goal as Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram both netted half a century.
Their 87-point partnership also proved decisive after Rilee Rossouw was out for 31 of 18 balls.
Hendricks scored 70 before blasting the ball to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler wide for Jordan while Markram was not absent at 51.
There was also a lightning 22-run nine-ball contribution from free-swing captain David Miller, celebrating his 100th T20 appearance for South Africa. It included his team’s only six innings.
England won the opening game of the T20 series by 41 points before South Africa bounced back with a 58-point win to make the series decider on Sunday.

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