South Africa 177 for 8 (Bavuma 43) beat England 176 for 9 (Roy 70, Morgan 52, Ngidi 3-30) by 1 run
A dramatic late collapse saw England throw away a winning position to lose the first T20I of the three-match series in South Africa by one run.
Needing seven off seven balls after Eoin Morgan’s late acceleration looked like it had secured a win, building on the platform set by Jason Roy’s powerful, 38-ball 70, England managed to score only five while losing four wickets, as Lungi Ngidi dismissed Tom Curran and Moeen Ali before Adil Rashid was run out coming back for a second to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
South Africa’s total of 177 after being inserted was the highest T20I score at East London, but owed as much to England’s profligacy with the ball as to their efforts with the bat. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock led a bright start as the hosts reached 105 for 1 at the…