Tristan Stubbs 72 (28) vs England 2022, South Africa dropped catches first T20 Bristol, Phehlukwayo 33 run over- Talking Points

England comfortably beat South Africa by 41 runs in the first T20 in Bristol with Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow putting the Proteas to the sword on a good batting wicket. The visitors were their own worst enemies though- Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj were economical with the ball after David Miller had won the toss and chose to put England in, but the remainder of the eight overs went for a whopping 132 runs, and that’s where the game was lost. Here are our talking points from this England vs SA First T20.

South Africa dropped catches against England- Klaasen, Rossouw, Hendricks all guilty

David Miller took an outstanding catch to send opposite number Jos Buttler back, but it was otherwise a terrible evening for the Proteas in the field. Jonny Bairstow was dropped thrice in his innings, and two of those dropped catches from Rilee Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks came in the two Stubbs-Phehlukwayo overs that England took 53 runs from (yes FIFTY THREE!). Catches win you matches, and England didn’t drop any that came their way- the difference between the two sides at the end.

Phehlukwayo 33 run over vs England 2022- concedes five sixes

Having recovered from concussion, Andile Phehlukwayo slotted back into the Proteas XI and his first 3 overs with the ball were pretty decent, considering the flat nature of the wicket. He however lost the plot in the fourth one, with Bairstow plundering him for two sixes, followed by two wides and then by a horror of a drop from Reeza Hendricks on the long-on boundary. Three more sixes were scored off Phehlukwayo, and he conceded 33 runs- the most England have taken off an over in T20 cricket!

Tristan Stubbs 72 vs England First T20 international

He made his debut against India earlier this year, but didn’t get to bat or bowl. This was Tristan Stubbs’ first real innings with the bat in senior cricket, and he delighted fans and pundits alike with a stunning 72 (28), that included 8 sixes- South Africa as a team scored only nine in the entire game.

He also showed great mental fortitude to recover with the bat following a 20 run over with the ball, although his figures could’ve been way better if Rilee Rossouw had not dropped a sitter in the drop. Continue reading “Tristan Stubbs 72 (28) vs England 2022, South Africa dropped catches first T20 Bristol, Phehlukwayo 33 run over- Talking Points”

India vs West Indies Third ODI Port of Spain July 27 Match Report 2022

Shubman Gill scored a sparkling unbeaten 98, as the visitors completed a clean sweep by defeating the hosts by 119 runs via D/L method at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Wednesday.

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Youngest France Player to score a T20I Hundred – Gustav McKeon vs Switzerland

France opener Gustav McKeon became the youngest player to score a T20I hundred , by scoring a scintillating 61-ball 109 against Switzerland on Monday. His knock comprised off five fours and nine sixes.

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India vs West Indies Second ODI Port of Spain July 24 Match Report 2022

Axar Patel scored a sparkling unbeaten 64, as India beat West Indies in a thrilling second one day international at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad, on Sunday.

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New Zealand Squad for ODI’s & T20I vs West Indies August 2022- Kane Williamson returns

New Zealand have announced a 15 member squad for the upcoming ODI’s and T20 internationals against West Indies beginning next month. Continue reading “New Zealand Squad for ODI’s & T20I vs West Indies August 2022- Kane Williamson returns”