Stubbs only passed the exam positively as Proteas scored T20



Tristan Stubbs passing the exam in his first innings for the Proteas was the only positive for South Africa as they lost 41 runs to England in the first T20 in Bristol on Wednesday night.

The Proteas, thanks to a gift from the English batsmen of half a dozen on-field lives and the absence of a sixth bowler, were chasing an unlikely 235 to win, but Stubbs cheered a little by making a name for himself on the international stage. or 72 for just 28 balls, taking South Africa to 193/8.

The quality of Stubbs’ hitting the ball was phenomenal when he hit eight sixes, but just as impressive were his temperament and shot selection, each of his boundaries thought ahead of time and clinically executed. While the 21-year-old was playing his third match for Proteas, it was his debut serve and what an impression he made as he only needed 19 balls to reach his half century. Rarely has a player had such an impact in such a short amount of time.

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South Africa came into the match with almost a minor roster, with Aiden Markram, Rassi van der Dussen and Henrich Nortier after the ODI, with Temba Bavuma also injured.

Markram’s omission was especially odd, as it left the Proteas with just five bowlers. England took full advantage as the out of sorts Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Fehlukvayo lost 112 runs in seven overs.

In contrast, Lungi Ngidi (5-39), Kagiso Rabada (4-0-30-0) and Keshav Maharaj (4-0-31-0) were outstanding.

David Malan set the tone with 43 out of 23 and Moin Ali made a phenomenal cameo appearance in 52 out of 18, but the star of the show was Johnny Bairstow, the real color of the summer in England.

Despite being down five times by Barstow, 90 of Barstow’s 53 balls were a powerful effort to win the match.

Loss of Qdk, Proteas clearly shell-shocked

The Proteas were clearly shell-shocked and the loss of Quinton de Cock (2) and Riley Rossow (4) in the second over to Reece Topley’s knockout was clearly the end of their chances.

Riza Hendrix was the highest scoring player in the rankings, poking his performance critics in the face with a brilliant 57 out of 33.

But a spin by Adil Rashid and Moen took the wickets of Hendrix, Heinrich Klaasen (20) and David Miller (8), leaving Stubbs to make his boldest claim in a losing case.

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