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SA win after dramatic turnaround

SA win after dramatic turnaround

SA win after dramatic turnaround

RSA 298/7 (50)

ENG 271 (44.2)

South Africa won by 27 runs

Player of the match: Sisanda Magala

Temba Bavuma: It changed really quickly. Player of the Match did his job, took two quick wickets and we really bounced back well after that. I thought it was a good wicket, we were thinking in excess of 300. Rassie and David summed it up differently, it did get slower and in the end, we felt we still were a few runs under-par. It was crucial to stay in the game. Their start was similar to ours, ball came on nicely in the start but they had one guy batting long, which we didn't. Magala, they hadn't seen enough of him, so it was a trump card for us. I was expecting at least one of the bowlers to do damage. All of them chipped in for us at different spots. We're trying to shift our mindset from the result and more about how we want to play our game. We need the win, we need the points, but it's also about how to go about our business.

Sisanda Magala | Player of the Match: Very happy! The game was going in just one direction, so to pull it back and win the game is really special. He (Bavuma) was just sussing situations and planning how to best use me. I was probably the fourth change, but that's how the game situation was today. Gameplan was simple, keep it straight and use some change-ups when possible. The bouncer was two-paced, some stood up, some didn't, so it was a good ball to have. Worked out for us.

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