Moeen Ali hits England's fastest fifty in T20Is

Moeen Ali

Aryan Surana

Moeen Ali came out all guns blazing to smack England's fastest fifty in T20 internationals as he reached the landmark in just 16 balls. The southpaw hit two fours and six maximums in his thrill-a-minute knock before nicking through to the wicketkeeper on 52. Jos Buttler too fired on all cylinders, dismissed by Lungi Ngidi for 22 off just 7 balls.

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl against England in the first ODI of the three-match series in Bristol. The Proteas made two changes as Kagiso Rabada and Rilee Rossouw returned to the playing XI.