South Africa won the second T20I against England by 58 runs on Thursday at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff to level the series 1-1. Amidst the game, Jonny Bairstow’s unusual shot in the second innings attracted a lot of eyeballs.
In the fifteenth over of the second innings, Kagiso Rabada bowled a fiery yorker on the leg side. In what could have been a possible wide, Johnny Bairstow came up with a unique shot. And the ball raced to the boundary. You can watch the video here:
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South Africa thrash England in the second T20I
England, after winning the toss and electing to bowl first, conceded 19 runs off the first two overs. Quinton de Kock and Hendricks gave the team a great start before the former got out for 15 off 11. However, Reeza Hendricks continued scoring boundaries all across the park. He made 53 runs in 32 balls, a knock which was laced 3 fours and 2 sixes.
However, the one who stole the show was Rillee Rossouw, who played a sensational knock of 96 runs in just 55 balls, including 10 fours and 5 sixes. His knock helped the team reach a mammoth score of 207 runs on the board in the first innings.
For England, the likes of Moeen Ali, Richard Gleeson, and Chris Jordan picked one wicket each.
In pursuit of the target, England lost 2 wickets for 53 runs in the powerplay. They were in a decent position after the end of the tenth over at 87/3. However, a two-wicket eleventh over from Tabraiz Shamsi turned things upside down.
In the first ball of the fifteenth over, Bairstow produced an innovative shot that raced for a boundary. A two-wicket seventeenth over from Lungi Ngidi wrapped the English innings.
England will look to bounce back in the third T20I to be held at Rose Bowl Cricket Ground. The match will be played on 31st July. They will do all they can to clinch the series. South Africa, on the other hand, will do their best to spin the series in their favour.