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Tom Curran keeps his nerve as England defeat South Africa in last-ball thriller in 2nd T20

World Champions England squared the T20 international series with victory by two runs that ended in another last-ball thriller. The ...
Tom Curran keeps his nerve as England defeat South Africa in last-ball thriller in 2nd T20

World Champions England squared the T20 international series with victory by two runs that ended in another last-ball thriller. The hosts needed three off the last two balls to reach their target of 205, but Tom Curran dismissed Dwaine Pretorius and Bjorn Fortuin to secure a fine  win. Pretorius hit a six and a four to put the Proteas on the brink, but Curran responded with a superb yorker to remove him lbw. 

Curran then bravely sent down a slower ball that Fortuin ramped to Adil Rashid at short fine leg, leaving the hosts reeling on 202-7. Moeen Ali's  39 off 11 balls and Ben Stokes' fine unbeaten 47 off 30 balls had earlier propelled the tourists to 204-7 off their 20 overs.Proteas captain Quinton de Kock hit the fastest 50 by a South African in T20 cricket scoring a 22-ball 65 with 8 huge sixes. 

De Kock and Bavuma shared a opening partnership of 92 which set the tone for the chase. Rassie van der Dussen (43 not out) and Dwaine Pretorius (25) hit some mighty blows in the end bringing the target close but could not cross the line. The series, level at 1-1, concludes with the third T20 at Centurion on Sunday. England's Moeen Ali was adjudged Man of the Match at the end of the match.  

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