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England v South Africa 2022

Watch: Jonny Bairstow plays astounding ‘nutmeg’ shot to counter Kagiso Rabada yorker

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: Jonny Bairstow hit Kagiso Rabada for a four with an astonishing nutmeg shot during England’s second T20I against South Africa in Cardiff.

Struggling at 119-5 in 14 overs, Rabada sent down a wide on the first ball of the 15th over, bowling a fuller length delivery down the leg side. Bairstow shuffled across in his crease on the re-bowled delivery, looking to open up the off-side. Rabada followed him cleverly, sending down an 85 mph yorker at his legs. However, Bairstow cheekily hit the ball between his legs, slapping the ball towards fine leg for a boundary.

Chasing 208 for a series win, England were all out for 149, with Bairstow top-scoring, making 30 in 21 with the help of four fours.

Watch Jonny Bairstow’s nutmeg off Kagiso Rabada here:

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