Classic chase-down by England


Joe Root’s brilliant knock led England to victory with a 44-ball 83

A very quick start by the openers of South Africa and had a partnership of 96 and South Africa score 100 runs in the 8 over. Quinton, Amla and Duminy scores fifty for South Africa and they made a massive total of 229 in 20 overs.

England with a very quick start and the openers had a partnership of 48 in just 2.3 overs. Jason Roy score 43 in just 16 balls After the dismissal of Stokes, Joe Root arrived and played a match winning knock of 83 in 44 balls.   

In the presentation party the winning captain spoke:                             “Honestly, I felt we would have felt to play out of our skin to chase them. But there’s a lot of talent in our team if we play with freedom. It’s been going for just under a year now, we’ve had some big chases. But to get a start like that, Roy and Hales were outstanding. We’ll take a lot of confidence. We came a little unstuck against Gayle, but tonight we finished well with the ball – it was just the first six overs. Batsmen are finding different ways of scoring.”

Joe Root was awarded the player of the match award.




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