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Summary

  1. Eng 143-1 - Bairstow 60*, Hales 47*, Roy 28
  2. De Villiers (65*) & Behardien (64*) rescue SA from 32-3
  3. Willey bowled Smuts with first ball of game
  4. Wood hostile and quick, taking two wickets
  5. SA win toss and choose to bat first

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Winning run

I'll leave you with the run that gave England as comprehensive a T20 victory as you will see.

Thanks for your company. We'll be back in a couple of days for round two.

'I played shots I didn't have a few months ago'

England batsman Jonny Bairstow, who was named man of the match for his unbeaten 60 off 35 balls: "I'm trying to progress all the time and I played a few shots I didn't have a few months ago. I'm feeling good, I was really pleased. The lads bowled outstandingly well, to take wickets up front is what we wanted and then our spinners tied them down. It's going to be high-scoring in the next match at Taunton, everyone is excited to go there."

WATCH: Bairstow brings up his 50

How is this man not one of the first names on every England teamsheet?!

'England were excellent'

England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to Sky Sports: "I thought we were excellent, we took early wickets and they came back hard but we contained them. Our spinners were impressive and never let AB and Farhaan get away from us. They managed to tie down one of the best players of our generation and a very good international cricketer."

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

It's as though South Africa were still in Champions Trophy mode and setting themselves up for another 30 overs.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

AB de Villiers will hold up his hands after this game and admitted that he struggled against a very good England bowling attack.

'Difficult to sum up'

South Africa captain AB de Villiers, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is difficult to sum up the performance. The result doesn't look good for us. We lost our way at the start, had to rebuild and we were 20-30 runs short in the end, which probably cost us.

"I found it quite difficult. I didn't time a lot of balls. It was difficult to create pace off the bat and in the end we tried to use the pace of the bowlers. I can't explain why it was so difficult to hit through the line - maybe they got the better of the conditions. From the 13th over, we tried to have a go and score 10 runs an over. We didn't do it enough."

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

England's spin bowlers Liam Dawson and Mason Crane did exactly what they needed to do. Crane utilised the googly really well and made it hard for the South Africans who also played Dawson poorly. They kept trying to go inside-out to a bowler who drifts it in.

WATCH: Hales dropped then nudged for four

This moment pretty much sums up South Africa's evening...

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Those big boys in the middle order for SA really under-performed. But credit to Eopin Morgan, who shuffled his bowling pack. And they were dominant with the bat. A clinical and expert batting performance.

England cruise

A truly bad day at the office for South Africa. They were outdone in every department.

England could not have hoped for a more emphatic win. They bowled and fielded superbly, restricted the tourists and then cruised to their target.

Eng 143-1

England win by nine wickets

Bairstow drops the ball and is called through for a match-winning single. Absolutely emphatic.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

That is a phenomenal shot. It bounced more than it should have, it nipped back in and Jonny Bairstow had enough time to move his head out of the way and guide it for four. Incredible.

Eng 142-1

Target 143

Phehlukwayo returns. Bairstow plays an absolutely class shot, rocking back to a short ball and guiding the ball over the keeper for four with an open face. Just brilliant. One run required.

Eng 138-1

Target 143

A stroll in the park for England. Just the five runs needed for the most comfortable of victories.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

This is what England love about Jonny Bairstow - they can throw him into any situation in any format and he'll perform.

50 for Bairstow

Eng 135-1

Maybe it was just a reaction to the heat? A quick swig of some liquids and a wipe down with a towel and Jonny is good to go again. He whips two runs to leg off Shamsi and then drives himself to 50 with a four.

Bairstow is down on one knee with helmet and gloves off. He doesn't look well. The physio is out sharpish to have a look.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

He had three days to think about that one. He should have taken that catch, it was a goober for somebody who plays at this level.

Eng 129-1

Target 143

Bairstow possesses some serious power. He rocks back and absolutely hammers a short Tahir ball through extra. Phehlukwayo dives and gets his hand to the ball but only to push it to another part of the rope.

Behardien goes one worse in the field as he positions himself under a high catch off Hales at long-on but then spills the catch to the turf and over the rope. Woeful.

Hales tips a bucket of salt in the wound with a six to cow.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

You can't bowl 77mph bouncers at Jonny Bairstow. He's just too good, Dwaine Pretorious.

Eng 112-1

Target 143

Quality. Bairstow is so good he can even adjust and hit four after Pretorious spots him coming down and digs the ball in. A little flick later and the ball is flying to the rope at fine leg.

The fight has now completely drained out of the fielding side.

WATCH: Bairstow clubs Tahir for six

Take that, Imran. Bairstow is in full flight...

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

England are going to win with five overs to spare.

Eng 104-1

Target 143

Back comes JJ Smuts. Fun fact: JJ's brother Kelly hit the highest score in the 125-year history of the Lancashire League in April. He made 211 out of a total of 323-6 for Todmorden against Enfield. This surpassed the score of Australia captain Michael Clarke, who struck an unbeaten 200 for Ramsbottom in 2002.

Sadly for JJ, things aren't going quite so well for him here. Bairstow takes him for another boundary with a reverse sweep that is allowed to hit the rope by a fielder, who pretty much dives over it.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I used to love batting with Jonny, he'll get you runs which other people couldn't. He's easily the fittest and quickest guy in the England team. Chris Jordan and Sam Billings are also quick.

Eng 97-1

Target 143

They are dancing in the stands. One England fan (with a steward as side-kick) are busting out some moves to Madness. And why not?

It is party time on and off the pitch as Bairstow and Hales take new bowler Dwaine Pretorious' seam for 12, which includes a sliced four from Hales that loops over and skips away from the infield.

Run-a-ball Jonny

Thanks to that over, Bairstow has a SR of 100 against leg-spin in T20I's. He now has a SR of at least 100 against all bowling types #ENGvSA

Eng 85-1

Target 143

Big shout for lbw as Shamsi spins one into Hales' pad. Clearly pitched outside leg, though. These are desperate times for Proteas. Even more so after Bairstow clubs his second six down the ground.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

South Africa have got to bowl England out, they have no other chance to win this game.

Eng 76-1

Target 143

England's assault continues as Bairstow clubs Tahir over mid-wicket for another six. The spinner is making plenty of noise to suggest he is on the verge of a breakthrough, but the cries are ringing hollow. England are cruising.

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John Holden-Peters: One of these days Jason Roy is going to score a real biggie. He is an exciting batsman. But he lacks the mental application.

WATCH: Roy lbw for 28

Roy had taken Parnell for 23 the previous over and then he goes and does this...

Eng 64-1

Target 143

Just one over from Phehlukwayo as left-arm leggy Tabraiz Shamsi is brought into the attack. The England boys won't have seen much of him and they approach with caution, taking him for a comfortable five runs.

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James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Imran Tahir is a matchwinner, he'll always take the positive option with the ball. He's what South Africa need. He's also one of the nicest men in cricket, a lovely man.

Eng 59-1

Target 143

Imran Tahir is on a hiding to nothing. He is brought on to try and wrestle South Africa a glimmer of hope and is swatted to cow corner for six second ball by Hales. No need to go hard again. Couple of easy singles ends the powerplay. A run a ball needed.

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Stoney: Roy managed to forget what he was doing during a change of overs. Fans don't have such short memories. Very poor shot.

Sonney Stelling: Roy was looking so good, absolute shocker of a shot!

Eng 51-1

Target 143

In comes Jonny Bairstow and picks up where Roy left off (before this over) with a late cut for four to get off the mark. England are cruising. So why did South Africa find this surface such a challenge?

WATCH: Roy sweeps Smuts for six

It was all going so well for Jason...