Buttler helps England beat South Africa

Sep 14, 2012, 08:04 IST | AFP

Jos Buttler's quickfire 32 not out provided the platform for England to beat South Africa by 28 runs in the third and final Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Wednesday

Victory saw World Twenty20 champions England, who headed to Sri Lanka yesterday to defend the title they won in the Caribbean two years ago, square this three-match series at 1-1 with one no result.


Jos Buttler

Most of Buttler’s runs, in a match reduced by rain to 11 overs per side, came in a costly ninth over worth 32 from left-arm quick Wayne Parnell.

England made 118 for five — with man-of-the-match Buttler facing just 10 balls including three sixes and two fours. South Africa, who were never up with the rate, finished on 90 for five.

“It’s nice it came off, it was one of those days,” said Buttler, whose previous England best was 13.

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