ENG vs SA: Jonny Bairstow plays an ‘outrageous’ shot, the ball goes through his legs for four.

England batsman Jonny Bairstow struggled in the first T20I against South Africa where he fell three runs short of his century even as England won the match by over 40 runs. But in the next game, he couldn’t save England from going down, but played a provocative shot that took the internet by storm.

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In a video that has gone viral, the right-hander can be seen playing a shot that went through his legs for four, splitting each one on the ground. The incident happened in the 14th over when Kagiso Rabada got the ball. England needed 88 runs from 36 balls at that time. The bowler saw the batsman coming forward and bowled a yorker which the batsman took out through his legs. The ball goes past fine leg for four. Check it out.

Riley Rossouw’s unbeaten 96 laid the foundation for South Africa’s stunning 58-run win over England in the second Twenty20 International in Cardiff on Thursday as the Proteas staged a comeback to level the three-match series 1-1.

Russo’s innings was the foundation of a total of 207-3, with Reza Hendricks scoring 53 – the opener’s second fifty in as many days.

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Left-arm wrist-spinner Tabrez Shamsi then took 3-27, all-rounder Andile Phahlukwayo 3-39 and pacer Lungi Ngidi 2-11 as England were 149 in the 17th over, chasing 208 for victory. Got out.

After a poor performance in their 41-run defeat in the series opener in Bristol on Wednesday, South Africa also took several fine catches in a comprehensive fielding effort as England cruised to a mammoth 234-6.

“It’s a great turnaround from last night,” South Africa captain David Miller said.

“We had a few meetings this morning to clear some things up.”

England captain Jos Buttler was left to lament the fact that none of his batsmen scored more than Jonny Bairstow’s 30.

“A couple of guys started but didn’t play the match-defining innings that Riley did,” he said.

“We didn’t perform to the level we deserve… it’s set up for a great decider in Southampton (on Sunday).”

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