CRICKET NEWS - England secured a two-wicket victory over South Africa to square the three-match one-day international series 1-1 at the Imperial Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.
The visitors were cruising on 232 for four with just 25 runs away from their target of 257 before Lungi Ngidi (9-2-63-3) and Beuran Hendricks (10-0-59-3) grabbed three quick wickets to leave the visiting dressing room with a few nerves with still 16 runs to get.
Ngidi kept the flutters going as he had Adil Rashid (2) edging to Quinton de Kock behind the stumps with only five runs to get. But Moeen Ali (17 not out) kept his composure and put those nerves to bed, guiding his team to 257 for eight with 40 deliveries still in the bank.
England’s chase was given the most blistering of starts thanks to Jonny Bairstow (43) and Jason Roy (21) as the pair blasted their way to an opening stand of 61 off just 42 deliveries with Bairstow smashing six boundaries and three sixes from only 23 balls.