Jonny Bairstow made his global score as England beat South Africa by five wickets in Cape Town.
Going to the wrinkle at 27-2, pursuing 180 to win, Bairstow hit nine fours and four sixes in 86 off 48 balls.
He was a all-rounder Ben Stokes, who made a 27-ball 37.
, Sam Curran – picked over spinner Moeen Ali – recorded his best T20 global bowling took 3-28, including the critical wicket of Faf du Plessis for 58.
South Africa’s absolute of 179-6 was 21 more than the normal first-innings T20 all out at Newlands, and England mercilessness guided them to with four balls to save.
The second round of the at Boland Park, Paarl on Sunday at 12:30 GMT.
Before the game England commander Eoin Morgan talked players were content with the World Cup in India only 11 months away.
Bairstow may have discovered his at four.
Frequently aggressive opener, he saved England after Jason Roy fell in the Jos Buttler minutes after hook on to anything short and rebuff conveyances .
Dropped on 24 at long-on by Du Plessis, Bairstow scored 49 of his goes through mid-wicket and and game in support of England. fell, Bairstow – demonstrated development and remained quiet when Morgan beginning of his innings.
It delivered from Beuran Hendricks cost 28 runs, and Bairstow – on the ground where he scoredcentury in 2016 – finished the employment with a four and a six off Lundi Ngidi. around seven or eight World Cup positions being number seven spot is one that is available to all. competition being in the sub-landmass and maybe preferring the choice of Moeen, Sam Curran is on course to nail the situation down.
The left-armer has of getting wickets at the game, close by getting out high-class excusing Temba Bavuma and Du Plessis. understand conditions, realizing when to go to a variety, close blow the wicket
Du Plessis, whose place in the side was in uncertainty during England’s visit through South Africa in February,
went to the wrinkle after an early wicket and the two sides of the wicket.
His when he took Tom Curran for 24 off the fifth over, including
Britain have overseen just eight powerplay wickets in nine games in 2020, and that will concern Morgan with the more lie ahead.