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Batting might in focus as South Africa, England scrap for series

Batting might in focus as South Africa, England scrap for series

Centurion, Feb 15 (UNI) After two high-scoring encounters that both ended in narrow

margins, another potential thriller could be in store in the decider.

In a neck-and-neck series, both teams have traded jabs with each other, setting up

what could potentially be a cracking decider at Centurion’s Super Sport Park here on

Sunday.

South Africa won the first T20I by one run, England returned the favour by winning

the second by two runs.

With so little separating the two sides, making predictions is a pointless game. But

if the series so far is any indication, the only thing that can be said with certainty is that

this will once again be a test of batting might, an ICC report said.

That’s not to say that the bowlers are a complete non-entity. As many as 31 wickets

have fallen in the two games, which amounts to an average of nearly eight wickets per

innings. But with both teams possessing an imperious middle order, this comes down

to a battle of who can outdo whom.

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