While World T20 ongoing, Group A Team England yesterday clashed against South Africa in Mumbai, in a important match. It was all about South Africa and their strongest Batting lineup, which also showed similar response and smashed mounting target on the wall of 229, which were seems impossible or very low chance of chased back, however, England unusually with their younger batsmen outclass opponent bowling attack and won the match by 5 wickets.
South Africa while batting first didn’t hesitate and token out their premium openers Amla and Q de Kock, who responded aggressively. Both did exceptionally well, scored fifties, with the help 7 boundaries as fours and 3 sixes each. With the strike rate of 187 and 216 SR respectively. England seemed totally drain against openers which led to South Africa great start in world.
Later on When south Africa was in outstanding position AMLA and De Kock got out from Moeen Ali. AB de Villiers and Du Plessis joined the crease and started played slowing, however, they unable to score much, and back to pavilion in a quick interval. It was time when England can take over match, but duminy is fame for his batting skill especially when in needed times, he smashed and added 54 to total on 39 balls, while on the other hand, England bowling attack seemed totally out of touch, they had chance which they already drained it. SA’s 6th position Miller, who scored 28 from 20 balls, Both remained not out. At the end of innings SA successfully able to achieved 200 in fact they exceeded 29 runs, which makes it 229 to win for England. Well SA can’t do much better than that. Extremely great result from SA batting.
In response England when came out to bat, they’re opening batsmen taken the opportunity of wicket behavior, and thrashed 43 runs, which includes 5 fours and 3 sixes. England did 150 in 12.1 over. While in 16.3 over they already unburdened with 200 in total. Root was still on crease, who seemed have control on pitch behavior and his batting. With the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes he smashed 83 a stunning show he displayed in crowded stadium. He took all the pressure and help his team when in need. He played only 44 balls score at a strike rate of 188 highly impressive batting from Root.
England achieve the target with one over remain in the match. They won by 2 wickets and one over remains. Congratulations to England on a Stunning victory, one of the great chased in World T20 ever. One the special thing about his match was, England chased over 200 target which is rare to experience. Before that west indies strike with 239 runs chased down in a T20I Match.