Following South Africa’s 2-1 series win over England, here’s our team of the series.
180 runs @ 60, SR: 156.52
Three consecutive half-centuries for Hendricks saw him finish comfortably as the leading run-scorer amongst both sides. The finest series of his international career so far.
65 runs @ 21.66, SR: 209.67
Still waiting for his first series win as full-time skipper and couldn’t deliver a substantial score. Still, his first couple of cameos were destructive, with a 7-ball 22 at Bristol setting England on their way to a colossal total.
131 runs @ 65.5, SR: 170.12
Back on the international scene after more than six years away, Rossouw bounced back from a score of 4 in the first T20I to then smash an unbeaten 96 off just 55 balls in the second match of the series. It took a special delivery from Moeen Ali to stop him from causing similar damage in the final match.
147 runs @ 49, SR: 141.34
Struggled to get going in the final T20I, but was at his blistering best in the opener, smashing 90 off just 53 balls as England put up 234-6.
51 runs, SR: 141.66
Just the one innings in the series, and he used it well: an unbeaten 51 off 36 balls lifted South Africa to a series-winning total of 191-5. Picked up the wicket of Moeen too.
95 runs @ 47.5, SR: 215.9
Announced himself on the international stage with a stunning 72 off just 28 balls in the first T20I in a losing cause. In the final T20I he took an outrageous diving catch to dismiss Moeen off Markram’s bowling.
83 runs @ 27.66, SR: 207.5; 3 wickets @ 16, ER: 9.6
Smashed England’s fastest ever T20I half-century in the opener, taking just 16 balls to get there. Bowled the dangerous Rossouw in the final T20I to finish with a wicket in each match of the series.
3 wickets @ 8.33, ER: 6.25
In for the series finale, Willey struck a huge blow in his first over, getting Quinton de Kock to drag the ball onto his stumps. Took the final over too, picking up a couple more wickets to finish with handy figures of 3-25.
3 wickets @ 29.66, ER: 7.62
Held his own in a run-fest at Bristol, going at less than eight an over, and put on the brakes in the decider, taking the new ball to get rid of Buttler for 14.
7 wickets @ 8.57, ER: 6.92
Marvelled with his off-cutter in the first two T20Is, finishing with a remarkable five-wicket haul at Bristol as England’s batters made hay.
8 wickets @ 12.5, ER: 9.09
After taking some tap in the opener – figures of 0-49 from his three overs – Shamsi responded with a three-for in the next T20I and then five wickets in the finale, his wrist-spin picking up regular wickets as the equation became tougher and tougher for England.