England suffer heavy defeat in second T20 with South Africa

Monday 16th November 2009

Second Twenty20 international, Centurion:
South Africa 241-6 beat England 157-8 by 84 runs

A world-record partnership of 170 between Loots Bosman and Graeme Smith helped South Africa to a comfortable 84-run victory over England in the second Twenty20 international.

Bosman (94 off 45 balls) and Smith (88 off 44) hit the runs in just 13 overs before the home side finished on 241-6 after hitting 17 maximums in Centurion. Kent’s Joe Denly (pictured) took the wicket of Smith – his one over of spin going for nine runs.

With Paul Collingwood injured, Alastair Cook took over as captain and Kevin Pietersen returned to the side as England finished on 157-8.

Denly then hit 14 with the bat, including two boundaries, but it was a hopeless run chase. Jonathan Trott top-scored with 51 but the tourists were never in the hunt as the series finished 1-1.

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