Jos Buttler departs after smashing 22 off 7 balls

Jos Buttler was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for 22 off just 7 balls. South Africa must’ve heaved a sigh of relief at the departure of the English captain who hit two fours and two sixes in his short stay.

Earlier, Proteas’ stand-in captain David Miller opted to bowl first in the series opening T20I against England at Bristol as Jos Buttler lost his seventh success toss as captain.

South Africa welcomed Rilee Rossouw back into their side, nearly six years after his last international outing. They left Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dwaine Pretorius and Anrich Nortje out, with 21-year-old Tristan Stubbs being slotted into the middle order.

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