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That's all from us for this game. A one-sided affair followed by a nail-biting victory. South Africa held their nerves and have managed to steal victory from the jaws of defeat. We will now head to Cardiff for the final T20I. It will take place on the 25th of June at 1430 local (1330 GMT). Until then, cheers and take care!

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Man of the Match, Chris Morris says that he is really happy with the performance today. Reckons that it has been a really good performance by the guys as they fought hard for it. Mentions that they knew they were a bit short at the halfway mark as the boundaries are really short in Taunton. Adds that he enjoyed bowling today. Credits the other bowlers for bowling well. Ends by saying that they will try not to lose the final game.

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Jason Roy departed in a horrific manner which changed the tide for them as he was looking really sublime in the middle. None of the other batsmen could score freely since then and the Protea attack made the most of it. Chris Morris, was the pick of the bowlers who ended with fantastic figures of 4-0-18-2. Dane Paterson and Phehlukwayo also bowled brilliantly in the death to seal the deal for South Africa.

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What a sensational game of cricket we have witnessed. Andile Phehlukwayo held his nerves to guide his team to a fantastic victory. The hosts started off in a sensational manner where Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow stitched in an important partnership of 110 runs to set the game in their favour. The former scored his second T20I fifty while the latter missed out by mere 3 runs. It looked like a walk in the park for them at the 13-over mark where they were sitting comfortably at 124/1.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Liam Dawson

Phehlukwayo has won it for his team! Fires this one outside off, Dawson throws his bat at it but fails to make contact. The ball goes through the keeper and the South Africans are delighted as they have pulled out a spectacular win. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 3 RUNS AND LEVEL THE T20I SERIES 1-1!

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Liam Dawson

FOUR! What a contest! Fuller outside off, Dawson lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 4 runs needed of the last ball.

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Liam Plunkett strides out to the middle.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to

OUT! Miscommunication costs them another wicket! Full toss outside off, Livingstone shuffles across and plays the scoop. Gets it towards fine leg for a single. He sees the fielder taking time and Livingstone runs the second but Dawson does not respond and the keeper collects the ball and throws it to the non-striker's end. The bowler dislodges the bails and the debutant has to depart.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Liam Dawson

Another full delivery outside off, Dawson carves it away off the outer half towards the deep backward point region for a single.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to

Full and wide outside off, Livingstone drills it towards the cover region for a single. 10 needed off 4 balls. They needed a couple of boundaries.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Liam Dawson

Fuller outside off, Dawson drives it through covers for a single.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to bowl the last over for South Africa. Can he defend 11 runs?

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Dane Paterson to Liam Dawson

Low full toss on leg stump, Dawson hits it down the ground for a run.

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Liam Dawson strides out to the middle.

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Dane Paterson to Eoin Morgan

OUT! The captain has to depart. Big wicket and the game turns in South Africa's favor. Full toss on leg stump, Morgan hits it straight into the hands of de Villiers who takes the catch and gives a strange reaction. He might not have got proper sight of the ball.

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Dane Paterson to Eoin Morgan

FOUR! SHOT! Full on leg stump, Morgan thumps it past mid on for a boundary. 13 now from 8.

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Change of bat for Liam Livingstone who broke it in the previous delivery while digging out the yorker.

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Dane Paterson to

Yorker outside off, Livingstone digs it out on the leg side for a run.

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Dane Paterson to

WIDE AGAIN! Full this time outside off, the batsman comes down the track and misses it and the umpire signals a wide. A bit harsh on the bowler there.

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Dane Paterson to

WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Livingstone swings but does not connect and the umpire calls a wide.

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