Twitter reactions: Clinical South Africa thrash England in 3rd T20I to clinch series

An all round effort from South Africa helped them crush England in the third and final T20I to clinch the series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Sunday.

After being asked to bat first, the Proteas had a terrible start as they lost the explosive opener, Quinton de Kock, for a three-ball duck in the first over. But then the visitors turned things around completely, punishing English bowlers all around the ground to put up a mammoth total.

Reeza Hendricks was the leader of the attack, smashing 70 from just 50 deliveries, including nine boundaries. Similarly, Aiden Markram also shined with the willow and played an unbeaten knock of 51 off 36 balls to help South Africa post a massive 191/5 in their assigned 20 overs.

Apart from the duo of Hendricks and Markram, Rilee Rossow (31 off 18) and David Miller (22 off 9) chipped in with some valuable contributions to make sure the tourists get to a formidable total.

In reply, the Jos Buttler-led England bundled out for a mere 101 in 16.4 overs to lose the contest by 90 runs as well as the T20I series. crackhead Tabriz Shamsi was the chief destroyer as he picked up his maiden five-wicket haul to demolish the hosts’ batting line-up. The left-poor bagged a fifer while conceding only 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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Series win πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ†#ENGvSA #BePartOfIt

β€” Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 31, 2022

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Congratulations @OfficialCSA on the series win πŸ‘πŸ½ Must say the way SA have come up in the last year or so has been brilliant. They’re definitely one of the hot contenders for the T20 WC now. #ENGvSA

β€” Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 31, 2022

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Special effort from the boys to turn it around after that 1st T20. Setting up for a great test series to follow. #ENGvSA Great energy and hunger to this squad. Great to have Rilee and Stubbs bring a new dimension to this batting line up……

β€” Vernon Philander (@VDP_24) July 31, 2022

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South Africa seal series victory with a massive win at Southampton πŸ‘#ENGvSA | πŸ“ Scorecard:

β€” ICC (@ICC) July 31, 2022

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South Africa seal the series at Southampton.

Congratulations, @OfficialCSA πŸ‘

🏴ڠکڠکیہکیکیییییہیہییΫͺیΫͺ πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦

β€” England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 31, 2022

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1️⃣9️⃣1️⃣/5️⃣ for πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ with Captain Miller scoring 2️⃣2️⃣ off 9️⃣ in the end πŸ”₯

Time for England’s chase! #ENGvSA

β€” Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) July 31, 2022

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Tabraiz Shamsi 5/24 today at Southampton, became the only second left-arm wrist spinner after Kuldeep Yadav, also 5/24, and also against England at Manchester, to claim a five-wicket haul on T20Is.#ENGvsSA #ENGvSA

β€” Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 31, 2022

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England last 3 T20I series:

Lost versus South Africa
Lost versus India
Lost versus West Indies#Cricket #ENGvSA

β€” Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) July 31, 2022

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Tabraiz Shamsi is now the leading wicket taker for South Africa in men’s T20Is.

Most wickets:
66β€”Tabraiz Shamsi
64 – Dale Steyn
61 – Imran Tahir
52 – Kagiso Rabada
47 – Lungi Ngidi #ENGvSA

β€” Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 31, 2022

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South Africa defeated England in the 3rd T20i by 90 runs to seal the series by 2-1. Tabraiz Shamsi picked 5/24.

β€” Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 31, 2022

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