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Eoin Morgan 85* - South Africa vs England 1st T20I 2009 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Eoin Morgan 85* - South Africa vs England 1st T20I 2009


Watch the highlights of Eoin Morgan 85* - South Africa vs England 1st T20I 2009 - England tour of South Africa 2-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between England and South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in 13th November 2009.

Eoin Morgan 85* - South Africa vs England 1st T20I 2009 Highlights
Eoin Morgan continued his impressive form against South Africa © Getty Images

Eoin Morgan's record-breaking 85* and Paul Collingwood's blazing half-century sets up to England cruising to via DLS method thrilling 1-run victory over South Africa, despite a openers Graeme Smith - Loots Bosman's onslaught and take a 1-0 lead in a rain-affected game of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • England's 1-run win was their smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 internationals, previous their narrowest victory by 3-runs against India at Lord's in the 2009 World Twenty20.
  • Paul Collingwood hammered a 27-ball his second fastest fifty for England in T20 internationals.
  • Loots Bosman hammered a 26-ball second fastest fifty for South Africa in T20 internationals.
  • England's 202 was their highest score ever in T20 internationals, previous highest was 200 against India at Durban in the inaugural 2007 World Twenty20.
  • Eoin Morgan became the ninth England batsman to score a fifty in T20 international and the second England batsman to score a half-century against South Africa in T20Is.
  • Eoin Morgan's unbeaten 85 was the highest score by an England batsman in T20 international, surpassing the previous record of 79 jointy held by Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen.
  • Paul Collingwood became the first England batsman to score a fifty against South Africa in T20 international cricket history.
  • 98 : Paul Collingwood and Eoin Morgan set up the record fourth-wicket partnership for England against South Africa in T20 international, previously held by the 55-run stand between Matt Prior and Owais Shah at Cape Town in the inaugural 2007 World Twenty20 and England's second highest fourth-wicket stand in T20Is.
  • 97 : Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman set up the record first-wicket partnership for South Africa against England in T20 international, previously held by the 17-run stand between Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis at Nottingham in the 2009 World Twenty20 and South Africa's second highest opening stand in T20Is.

England scored massive total of 202-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Eoin Morgan 85 not out, Paul Collingwood blasted a 57 off 32-balls including 4-sixes & 3-fours with strike rate of 178.12 and Jonathan Trott struck 33 off 25-balls included five-fours.

South Africa best bowler by debutant Ryan McLaren - who picked up 3-wicket on his debut T20I match, Charl Langeveldt and Dale Steyn each took one-wickets.

South Africa scored 127-3 in 13 overs - due to rain DLS par score 128 after 13-overs South Africa were 1-run behind of the par score when the match-stopped.

South Africa top scorer by Loots Bosman blasted a 58 off 31-balls including 5-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 187.09 and Graeme Smith hammered a 41 off 23-balls including 4-sixes & 3-fours with strike rate of 178.26.

England best bowler by Luke Wright, Graeme Swann and Sajid Mahmood each took one-wickets.

Eoin Morgan named Player of the match for his career-best quick-fire unbeaten 85-runs knocked off facing 45-balls including 7-fours and 5-sixes with strike rate of 188.88.

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