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  1. SA 162-7, England win by 19 runs
  2. Jordan takes three wickets; Crane removes De Villiers
  3. England finish on 181-8, collapsing from 166-3
  4. Malan hits highest score by England T20I debutant - 78 (44)
  5. Previous best 46 by Collingwood in 2005
  6. Hales 36, Buttler 31, Paterson 4-32
  7. SA won toss in series decider - currently 1-1

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us.

We'll be back on Tuesday for England against Pakistan in the Women's World Cup while today's two teams will return to action to on Thursday 6 July for the Test match series.

Today saw an excellent win for England and a second white-ball series victory for Eoin Morgan's side over South Africa.

"Over to you, Joe. Love Eoin."

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Daddycool‏: Excellent England. Wonder if the IPL & Big Bash franchises were watching? More English & fewer over-rated Aussies next year?

Mason Crane speaking to Sky Sports: "It was great fun. I said after first game that bowling to AB de Villiers was an amazing experience. He started hitting me out of the park but I was still trying to enjoy every ball.

"I was trying to slide it under his bat and go wide and he hit them for six. When it came to the last ball I thought throw it up and see what he does. Luckily it went straight down Alex Hales' throat.

"It (emotion) pours out when you get a big wicket. It was amazing to get a first wicket for England so I have got to enjoy it.

"It was great to win the series and I am over moon we got over the line."

The England players are awarded their medals and Eoin Morgan collects the series trophy.

The players spray champagne everywhere.

Mason Crane still doesn't look old enough to be allowed to drink it.

England stand-in captain Jos Buttler: "I thought we had a really good score. Dawid batted on a different wicket to the rest of us. Having played here a lot recently, the guys then had a plan in the field. Players like Tom Curran showed they have an old head on young shoulders. He's only 22, but he knows what he wants to do."

'We lost it in the field'

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "They played better. Credit to Morgs and Jos today. In the field we lost 20 runs and we lost by 19. We slipped up with a couple of mistakes, not just catching but fumbling a few balls.

"We were guilty in the first 10 overs of bowling a few soft deliveries but we finished well. Credit to Dane Paterson for a really good spell at the end.

"It wasn't easy to bat. Plunkett, Curran and Jordan all bowled well. We put a bit of pressure on the spinner and Willey and we were only 19 short but it comes down to the field. We let it slip there."

Asked if he considered not attacking Mason Crane when he was dismissed: "Never. I was always going to go. Well done to him. Well played. He stuck to his guns. I thought he handled it really well."

From the press box

Excellent form England's 'second-string' today. Malan, Curran and Crane have all done themselves a power of good in this T20 series.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Dawid Malan played a very measured innings. What I like most is that he played how he does for Middlesex. He picked up length really well, capitalised on any width and scored all around the wicket. As you progress in international cricket, bowlers work you out so it's good that he has so many options.

Man of the match

Dawid Malan, who scored 78: "I didn't think this day would ever come so it was nice to get the opportunity to show what I can do. I can't think I have made it after one game, I have to keep scoring runs for Middlesex and that's what I will do."

This has been a thoroughly enjoyable series of crash, bang, wallop T20 cricket.

The players are all pitchside to receive their medals.

Dawid Malan is awarded the man of the match prize for his 78 on debut.

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Daniel Potter: Now laughing at all the "experts" and fans moaning at the start over team selection. These boys did us proud.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

From what I know of Eoin Morgan, he won't care one jot that people are criticising him. He's such a steely character.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

It makes no sense if you're blooding new players to not have your captain out there. Eoin Morgan would have benefited from being alongside Mason Crane during that over when he was being smashed by AB de Villiers and then took a wicket.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I don't mind that England didn't play Craig Overton today - play your best team - but I don't like that they said publicly he would play and then went back on it.

Morne Morkel hit a four off the final ball but it mattered not one bit.

Here's the moment England clinched the match and series.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Both teams have blooded youngsters in this series and will be pleased that pressure was created in each game and players like Mason Crane and Dawid Malan reacted positively.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

England's result today justifies the changes they have made. They have excellent depth to their squad.


Will Eoin Morgan do a John Terry and turn up for the presentation...?

England win by 19 runs

Eoin Morgan can be pretty pleased with that.

When you decide to rest yourself in a series decider you MUST win.

But Dawid Malan's 78 on debut and an excellent all-round bowling and fielding performance does the job.

Chris Jordan took three wickets, Tom Curran two and Liam Plunkett and Mason Crane one apiece.

An all-round team performance.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Dawid Malan had a fantastic debut, scoring runs all round the wicket, and Jos Buttler's cameo got England up to a par score. England's bowlers then performed outstandingly throughout.


SA 162-7

A fine bowling performance from England.

For a while South Africa threatened but in the end, wickets at crucial times did for the visitors.

England win the series 2-1.

SA 158-7

24 to win from one ball

Just a single.

24 needed from one ball.

Good luck South Africa...

SA 157-7

Target 182

Another four to Phehlukwayo, this time smashed down the ground.

This will do nothing but damage Chris Jordan's figures the game is done.

Poor from the England man. He bowls a no ball on height and gives away a free hit.

SA 150-7

32 from four to win

Four to Phehlukwayo who is joined by Morkel at the crease.

He bravely gets low and sweeps Jordan.

Too little too late.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Even in the Champions Trophy, England managed to take wickets throughout the innings. That's been the difference in this game. England managed batting partnerships but South Africa haven't been able to do that.


Mosehle c Billings b Curran 36 (SA 145-7)

That should be that!

Mosehle tries to go big on a full toss from Curran but can only spoon it up for another catch in the deep.

The umpires have a look for a no ball but no, that's fine, and Curran has a second.

SA 145-6

Target 182

Maybe it is not all over. Four to Mosehle.

Eng 141-6

Target 182

Excellent from Curran.

I feel like I am repeating myself but it really is. Slower ball and Phehlukwayo can't get it away.

England are closing it out.

SA 139-6

Target 182

Tom Curran starts the 19th over with a dot followed by a leg bye. This is the over for South Africa.

Got to go to give yourselves a chance in the final over.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

It would be miraculous if South Africa were to win this. England would need to have a complete meltdown.

SA 138-6

Target 182

Phehlukwayo is trying to swing free but not quite timing it like Mosehle.

Better finish from Willey. A ball in the block hole and the batsman can do nothing.

A Mexican wave goes around the Cardiff crowd. They think this is done.

44 from 12 to win for South Africa.

SA 135-6

Target 182

David Willey is the odd man out in this England attack today. He's getting the treatment.

Mosehle flat bats him for six and then follows up with an even bigger maximum that goes out of the ground and I suspect into the River Taff.

New balls please*.

*It's nearly Wimbledon so thought I'd throw this in there, apologies.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Both of the Curran brothers invest a lot of time in their looks and appearance. There's a lot of product in their wash bags.

Surrey, in general, are like that. We used to call them the Surrey Strutters.

SA 122-6

Target 182

Four dots in the over. Excellent from Tom Curran. He gets a big clap from Paul Farbrace.

Fully deserved.

SA 121-6

61 to win from 20 balls

Tom Curran started this excellent bowling performance with the early wicket and is now back into the attack.

Three dots to start. Perfect. Fourth ball. Not so perfect. Six over fine leg.

Caught in the crowd. Well done, sir.

SA 115-6

Target 182

Plunkett finishes off the over well. He's been brilliant. Three overs one wicket for 22 from his four.

Could 11th over be the one that wins it for England? Mason Crane started it by conceding two sixes to AB de Villiers but ended it by dismissing the South African for his maiden international wicket.

In the words of Barry Davies, "just look at his face".

De Villiers launches for six

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Adam Wheeler‏: Buttler showing again that his captaining credentials are good.

SA 112-6

Target 182

Mason Crane is beaming on the boundary as his wicket celebration is played on the big screen. He's dismissed AB de Villiers for his maiden international. He's allowed a smile.

Liam Plunkett back into into the attack. He nearly knocks Phehlukwayo head off with a bouncer first up and then the batsman tries a clever scoop but only gets a single.

Good start to the over.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Phehlukwayo pummels the ball. He looks like the type of player who can knock a ball out of shape.

SA 111-6

Target 182

Four again!

An excellent over for South Africa but they need that every time.

Five overs to go. 71 needed.