Thursday, June 22, 2017

First T20 v South Africa.

England marmalised South Africa in last night's absorbing T20 fixture. Skipper, AB de Villiers, had a nightmare after winning the toss when David Willey (pictured) and then Mark Wood, each took a wicket with the first ball of their spell.
This meant that De Villiers was thrust into bat far earlier than planned. He batted through almost all of the overs but did not seem to have a clue how to score against what was surely, a lesser England attack.
The real exciting part was that the two Hampshire spinners, Crane and Dawson, only conceded 41 runs between them after completing their spells. Mason Crane, portrayed as the new wunderkind of English cricket, really looked the business.
England's top three batsmen dismissively knocked off the meagre 143 target with overs to spare.