England went on to beat the Proteas by 2 runs during their T20 international series matchup. Quinton de Kock set a new record for South Africa but it was not enough to push his to victory.
The Proteas captain was able to set a new South African record by scoring the fastest T20 half-century in from just 17 deliveries.
With England losing the first match of the T20 series in Durban on Wednesday by one run, Eoin Morgan and his side were able to set a target of 204/7 for the hosts to chase.
Ben Stokes came just short of a half-century score leading the side with 47 runs. Jason Roy followed up with 40 runs and Moeen Ali managed an incredible 39 runs from just 11 balls.
South Africa chased the visitors with Quinton de Kock reaching 65 runs off 22 balls followed by Rassie van der Dussen who managed 43 runs.
Tom Curran managed to pull victory from the grasp of the Proteas as he took 2 wickets with his final 3 deliveries allowing the South African team to only make one run.
With both games ending with such close margins, the T20 series is turning out to be quite the nail biter for spectators as Quinton de Kock saying the following in his post-game interview:
“It is great cricket. Both teams are playing really good cricket.”
“They came out and fought right to the end and unfortunately we didn’t come across the line. They bowled really well at the death. We can get better.”