Imagine not liking cricket.
England are level in the series after winning another absolute nail-biter in the second T20 in Durban.
Tom Curran proved the hero for the tourists in the final–bouncing back after being hit for consecutive boundaries and taking two wickets with the last two balls of the match.
The momentum was with the South Africans ahead of the start after their narrow victory at Buffalo Park but with England batting first, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow quickly saw to that.
However, following a brief cameo from Eoin Morgan, England faltered and the momentum began to swing back South Africa’s way.
The arrival of Moeen Ali changed that. Moeen’s ball-striking ability is so often underrated but it was clear to see in Durban as he made 39 of 11 and hit some truly remarkable strokes.
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He was backed up by Ben Stokes, who’s 47 from 39 balls helped the Three Lions to set South Africa a mammoth 205 to win.
Quinton De Kock and Temba Bavuma gave the Proteas the best possible start. The duo have proven a thorn in England’s side this tour and did so again in Durban, putting on 92 for the first wicket.
It was Mark Wood that did for them both, De Kock picking out Stokes in the deep from a full toss and Bavuma gloving one behind.
South Africa pushed on toward the total but were pegged back by the excellence of Chris Jordan.
The Three Lions seemed in full control when Jordan, in one of his most impressive games in an England shirt, took two wickets with two consecutive swinging yorkers to leave the South Africans 158-5 with just 3.2 overs to play.
That was far from the case, however, as Rassie van der Dussen and Dwaine Pretorius combined to take South Africa to the verge of victory.
The Proteas were left needing 15 runs from the final over and seemed to be in the driving seat as Pretorius carved Curran for 12 runs from the first four balls.
South Africa needed three runs from two balls to win the match and claim a series win, meaning the pressure was piled on the Surrey bowler.
What followed was a sensational bit of bowling that really shows the character and mental strength of the man, as Curran trapped Pretorius in front and then dismissed Bjorn Fortuin with a fantastic slower ball yorker the next ball.
Another absurdly entertaining T20 clash and an England victory that leaves the series finely poised at 1-1 ahead of Sunday’s finale.
What a perfect way to finish off a fantastic tour. I, for one, cannot wait.