South Africa level T20 series with dramatic win


PV Sports Desk : England’s Twenty20 series with South Africa will go to a decider after the Proteas levelled the three-game contest with a three-run win at Taunton.

Chasing 175, England were cruising thanks to a stand of 110 between Jason Roy (67) and Jonny Bairstow (47).

But when Bairstow was caught and Roy controversially given out for obstructing the field, momentum swung.

With England needing 12 from the last over, the tourists held their nerve as Liam Dawson missed the final ball.

Debutant Tom Curran had earlier taken 3-33 to restrict South Africa to what looked to be an under-par 174-8.

But this was a much-improved display from AB de Villiers’ side, two days after their nine-wicket defeat in Southampton.