Ngidi magic gives South Africa dramatic 1-run win
7 runs are needed from 6 balls. 4 wickets in hand. From here it is customary to not win the match, Most teams will win the match in such circumstances. But England lost the first T20I match against South Africa in East London yesterday in the same situation.
A dream-like over by Proteas paceman Lungi Ngidi upset the Englishmen. South Africa won by 1 run in a dramatic way. This had been the first time England had lost a T20I match by 1 run. On the other hand, Rabada kept his nerve and gave away just 5 runs in the last over taking 3 wickets.
South Africa gave a target of 178-run. England sent their finisher Joss Buttler in the opening. Butler disappointed with a 10-ball 15. However, England were well in the track by the batting of other opener Jason Roy (70 runs off 38 balls) and Eoin Morgan (52 runs off 34 balls).
But in the last over, Ngidi gave up two runs in the first ball, but he picked-up the wicket of Tom Curran in the next ball. England could take two runs from the next two balls. That means 3 runs were needed in the last two balls.
But Ngidi took two wickets from the last two and gave his team a memorable win. Earlier, South Africa scored 177 runs for 8 wickets. Temba Bavuma was the highest run-scorer for them with 43 runs.
Lungi Ngidi was adjusted man of the match for his last over heroic spell.