- South Africa scored 177 runs first, while England were able to score 176 runs for 9 wickets.
- Lungi Ngidi gets Man of the Match, D. Africa won T20 for the third time by a margin of 1 run
South Africa defeated England by 1 run in the first match of 3 T20s. The team has won the T20 for the third time by a margin of 1 run. Before this Africa defeated the West Indies in 2010 and New Zealand in 2009. In this match, England won the toss and chose bowling. Batting first, South Africa scored 177 for 8 wickets. Whereas England team could score 176 runs for 9 wickets. African bowler Lungi Ngidi, who won the team with 3 wickets in the last over of the match, was adjudged Man of the Match.
South Africa defeated England by 1 run in the first match of 3 T20s
Temba Bavuma of South Africa scored 43, while Quinton De Kock and Rasi van der Dussen scored 31–31. Chris Jordan of England took 2 wickets, while Moeen Ali, Tom Karan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, and Ben Stokes got 1–1 wicket.
— ICC (@ICC) February 12, 2020
6 batsmen of England could not even touch the figure of ten
At the same time, England’s Jason Roy scored 70 and Eoin Morgan scored a half-century innings of 52 runs. The 6 batsmen of the team could not even touch the figure of ten. Lungi Ngidi of South Africa took 3 wickets, while Andile Fehluvayo and Buren Hendrix had 2–2 success.
Last two overs thrill
England, chasing the target, were 155 for 5 in 18 overs. 23 runs off 12 balls was needed to win. Then Eoin Morgan scored 15 runs in the over with 2 fours and a six and brought the match closer to victory. Now the team needed 7 runs in the last over. Meanwhile, Ngidi sent 3 players to the pavilion for 5 runs and gave the team the victory.