England go 1-up in three-match series against South Africa

Bairstow

Aryan Surana

Jonny Bairstow slammed a career-best 90 and Moeen Ali hit England's fastest T20I fifty as the hosts posted their second-best total in the format in a run-fest at Bristol. As a result, South Africa were facing the ardous task of completing their highest successful chase and stayed in the hunt until the 18th over, thanks to Tristan Stubbs' first trip to the middle in international cricket. He cracked a scarcely believable 28-ball 72 and shared stands of 65 with Heinrich Klaasen and 50 with David Miller but it proved insufficient in the end.