ENG 149/10 (16.4 ov, Reece Topley 1*, Lungi Ngidi 2/11)

9.55pm That was another entertaining tussle. Thanks for joining us. From Miller and Ranjith, goodnight!

Time for the presentations

The Player of the Match is Rilee Rossouw “[My neck] is alright I guess. I’m a little dizzy. You have to try to be proactive, Jordan bowls world-class yorkers so sometimes you have to try something silly and hope it comes off. I am very proud to be selected again, and coming off the Somerset run I felt could. I tried my best for three figures but we got the W. I tucked in my shirt… maybe it will become a superstition!”

Jos Buttler “We did well at the end, we could have restricted them better in the middle. The wicket played well so though [207] was par. Rilee got in and it looked tough to stop him scoring, we had guys like myself who got starts but didn’t make the matchwinning contribution. Consistency-wise what can we do better. The Ageas Bowl will be a great decider.

David Miller “We’ll take a win, a great turn-around tonight, we took our catches and the batters were phenomenal. Great performance. We had a few meetings after sleeping on it last night. Chuffed with the bowlers, they made it easier for me by picking up wickets all the way through. I was juggling and if it had gone deep…. but the guys were superb. Our left-right combinations were very tactical… one-one, one to go.”

9.42pm Well, that was the chase that never was. England lose by 58 runs, with 20 balls to spare… and you sense that with wickets in hand and a hint more impetus, that could have been a classic. But Tabraiz Shamsi’s three-wicket spell was pivotal, while Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerve when the heat was on with three key wickets including two of the most dangerous, Buttler and Livingstone. Lungi Ngidi was brilliant too – seven wickets in 24 hours for him! And over-arching it all was a superb innings of 96 not out from Rilee Rossouw. He didn’t field after taking a ball to the throat, but he has made his mark on his return to the colours

Uzair: “Coincidentally England got out on 149 by playing “HUNDRED” balls.” Indeed… where do you think I got my maths from up top? 16.4 overs is an iconic figure now…

Dezz: “Surely Salt will take Roy’s place at the top of the order for the decider…? When England were good at big chases, it was always the openers that set it up.”

Mustafa Moudi : “Didnt get the logic behind having 2 T20Is at 2 different venues in 2 consecutive nights and then have a 2 days rest in between the 2nd and 3rd T20I. This match could have been played tomorrow to have a day’s gap between all 3 games !!”

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