Chris Morris
Chris Morris helped South Africa beat England in a thriller in the first T20 InternationalGetty

South Africa take on England in the second and final T20 International (T20I) at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on 21 February (Sunday). The hosts currently lead the two-match series 1-0.

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Match starts at 12.30pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

South Africa will look to win the T20 series as they face England in the deciding T20 game at Johannesburg on Sunday. The hosts just managed to squeeze past England in the first T20I, clinching a thriller, winning in the last ball of the game. That the Proteas won was thanks to all-rounder Chris Morris, who kept his nerve at the death, scoring 17 off seven balls, including an astonishing 15 runs off the last over of Reece Topley.

Earlier, a disciplined bowling performance from the South African attack kept the opposition to just 134 runs off their 20 overs. Kyle Abott, Kagiso Rabada and David Wiese impressed but the star was Imran Tahir who took 4 wickets. The hosts are expected to go in with the same line-up that played in the first game.

Having seen their six game T20 winning streak coming to end, England go into this game on the back of four consecutive international losses, three in the One-Day International (ODI) format and one in the T20's. Skipper Eoin Morgan will be a worried man as the batsman have just not remained consistent, not putting up challenging totals, which has given the bowlers too much to do.

Alex Hales and Joe Root aside, the batting has looked poor with Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and the skipper himself not pulling their weight consistently. Buttler, in particular, has struggled since the second ODI, while Stokes and Ali have not been given chances to settle themselves at the crease.

Topley was widely criticised for botching an opportunity to run out Morris in the last ball of the first T20I but that aside the left-armer has been a real find for the Three Lions. Add David Willey and Adil Rashid to the mix and England have got a bowling attack that has a real freshness to it. No changes are expected with the same XI set to start.

Prediction

South Africa to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • South Africa to win: 4/6
  • England to win: 10/9

Team news

South Africa

Possible XI: Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers, Rillee Rossouw, David Miler, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, David Wiese, Kyle Abbot, Imran Tahir

England

Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Steven Finn