England under Jos Buttler has now lost two home T20 series in a row. England lost the series against South Africa by 90 runs after suffering a humiliating defeat in Southampton by 90 runs.
Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markam hammered fifties to create the platform, allowing Tabraiz Shamsi to win with a fifer and propel Proteas to 191/5.
Aiden Markram played a straightforward off-spinner to Moeen in the tenth over of England’s innings.
Only during the opening over of the game, when David Willey came back with a wicket maiden, did England have the upper hand.
But from that point on, South Africa took the lead. Despite a slow start, Reeza Hendricks challenged Chris Jordan and Reece Topley.
He scored 70 on a 50-ball. His 55-run stand with Rilee Rossouw helped South Africa right the ship after the initial blow.
Rossouw left after an 18-ball 31 and was replaced by Aiden Markram. The 87 runs provided by Markram and Hendricks helped the onslaught reach England.
Heinrich Klassen was replaced by Markram, who quickly became a hit. Although Markram also got off to a sluggish start, he picked up speed in the end and hit a 36-ball 51.
In the end, South Africa reached 191/5 thanks to David Miller’s 9-ball 22. However, England’s pursuit went badly wrong.
After a solid beginning, Jos Buttler was the first to leave, which suddenly let all the rain pour in. Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, and Jason Roy all fell short.
Moeen got things going well, but England’s hopes were dashed by Tristan Stubbs’ amazing catch.
Moeen came out but ended up throwing a leading edge to mid off, and Stubbs sprinted from extra cover towards the mid off region to collect an incredible one-handed catch.
Tristan Stubbs of South Africa made a spectacular catch to eliminate England batsman Moeen Ali in the third Twenty20 match, garnering millions of views online.
Since then, the catch has been widely popular online. The variety of bowling options South Africa offered England’s batters proved to be too much for them to handle, as they quickly fell behind the required run rate.
In the limited overs series between the two countries, none of their batsmen were able to exhibit any of the power hitting from previously.
Jonny Bairstow finished as their leading scorer with 27 runs after coming in at number four and was the last man out after having a number of batters fall around him.
Quinton de Kock, the South African team’s opener, was dismissed by Willey in the game’s first over for a wicket, but the tourists went on to set a sizable total thanks to half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks.
After Rilee Rossouw was dismissed for 31 runs off of 18 balls, their 87-run partnership turned out to be crucial.
While Markram was 51 not out, Hendricks hit 70 before skying the ball to wicket keeper Jos Buttler off Jordan.
In order to bowl out England for just 101, Tabraiz Shamsi moved through the lower order, earning his first T20I century and posting career-best figures of 5/24.