A wonder woman spreading awareness and a run-feast in Centurion

A wonder woman spreading awareness and a run-feast in Centurion

A wonder woman spreading awareness and a run-feast in Centurion(Pic Source: Sony Liv)

Sports and fans are quite inseparable entities, neither of them can exist without the other one.  During the third and final T20I between England and South Africa, a fan dressed up as the Wonder Woman intruded on to the field and was spotted exchanging masks with South African skipper Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn on Sunday.

In the second innings of the match, the woman dressed as Wonder Woman just ran all the way up to de Kock. And after a quick chat with him, she(Wonder Woman ) presented him with a mask from her bag. In the meantime, Dale Styen also joined them sharing a high-five with the intruder and in return getting a mask for himself.

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Coming to the match, South African Captain Quinton de-Kock elected to bat first after winning the toss. In the series decider, South Africa pile up 222/6 – a challenging total in batting friendly conditions. The duo of de Kock and Bavuma provided a volatile start to South African team as they racked up 60 in the first 5 overs. Before England fought backbriefly by removing both the openers in a span of four balls. But Heinrich Klaasen, one of the two changes in South African XI unleashed a flurry of strokes at his home ground to put the pressure back on England bowlers. He made 66 runs off just 33 balls hitting 4 sixes and 4 boundaries in his knock. In the back-end of the innings, David Millar played a little cameo to power South Africa to a challenging 222/6.

Though the total was challenging but it also needed South African bowlers to be on top of their game to defend this total in batting friendly conditions. And unfortunately, none of the bowlers could make an impact in the decider as all them went for over 10 runs per in the match.

In the chase, Roy went early but Buttler and Bairstow came to the party stitching a 91 run stand in just 8.1 overs. South African bolwers did make a comeback in the middle overs as they removed Bairstow and Malan of consecutive deliveries. Those wickets brought England captain Morgan and Ben Stokes to the crease with the requires rate hovering around 11.

But this time both Morgan and Stokes were outstanding with their shot-making and ensured England stayed in the game as they took it deep and finished it with five balls to spare. 

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