After clinching a victory by five wickets in the second one-day international (ODI) match against England on Sunday, South Africa now holds an unassailable 2-0 lead over England in the three-match ODI series.
After being given the opportunity to bat first, the visitors were able to score 342 runs in their allotted 50 overs because to the contributions of Jos Buttler (94*) and Harry Brook (80).
However, in the second innings, South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma hit 109 runs off 102 balls, and the home team was able to achieve their goal with five wickets down and five balls to spare. The game was entirely flipped on its head at that point.
Aside from such a magnificent triumph, one moment that got everyone’s attention was the conversation between Jos Buttler and Rassie van der Dussen that was recorded on stump mic. This was a moment that grabbed everyone’s attention.
The stump microphone picked up a conversation that took place during the 19th over of South Africa’s chase between England’s captain and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and van der Dussen. It was reported that Buttler said, “I am attempting to make my way to the ball, to which Dussen responds, “I saw.”
After that, Buttler said, and immediately the atmosphere became heated “What exactly is the matter with you, Rassie? It’s not always about you, no matter how much you think it is.
It is okay for me to make an attempt to catch the ball. After some time had passed, the referee or umpire came onto the field to mediate the dispute and urged both players to take a deep breath.
Bavuma, prior to the match, sent England into the batting position, predicting that there might be early life on the pitch. He was accurate. After a difficult start in which they lost both openers within the first seven overs, England was able to find success after the batting conditions improved.
Harry Brook scored 80 runs off of 75 balls while playing in his second one-day international after getting run out for zero in the previous match on Friday. Captain Jos Buttler scored 94 runs without being dismissed off 82 balls.
Moeen Ali was also in excellent form for England, striking 51 runs off 45 balls and contributing to a fifth-wicket stand with Jos Buttler that was worth 106 runs.
After Ali’s removal, there was a momentary gap in the action, but England managed to score 60 runs off of the last four overs, with Sam Curran smashing three sixes on his way to a score of 28.
The partnership between Bavuma and Quinton de Kock got off to a blazing start, scoring 77 runs for the first wicket in just 12 overs. Every single batsman for South Africa scored runs, and the home team was either ahead of or very close to the target run rate the entire time.
David Miller finished the match by hitting a six off Chris Woakes after hitting 58 runs not out off 37 balls.
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