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Bavuma hundred fires South Africa to series win

Bavuma hundred fires South Africa to series win

Bavuma hundred fires South Africa to series win

ENG 342/7 (50)

RSA 347/5 (49.1)

South Africa won by 5 wkts


Temba Bavuma | SA Captain and Player of the Match: Very special. Always a tough ask against England. This was a good way to test our way of playing. To chase down 340 like that, gives us a lot of confidence. Really enjoyable for me today, it's good I'm making myself valuable. We were pretty relaxed with David and Marco still there, it needed something miraculous for us to lose the game. We dominated the first 10 overs with the ball, and they felt the intensity. Our ending not as good perhaps. With the bat, it was about understanding the conditions well and using it to our advantage. Lovely crowds today, been a while since I played here. We feel it will be the same in Kimberley, thanks to the crowds today. Wednesday will be another chance for us to execute our plans.

Jos Buttler: We didn't expect the ball to swing as much. South Africa bowled really well, and for us to come back after that start to get 340 was brilliant. (On the chase)The wicket got a bit tougher as it got older last game, but today SA led from the front with Temba along with Markram, Klaasen and Miller. This was a really good game of cricket, very competitive and entertaining for the crowds. (On Harry Brook)He's been performing in T20 and Test cricket, this is a great start for his ODI cricket. We've come here to win games of cricket, but the bigger picture is building to that World Cup. We'll try to win next time.

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