9 Sep 2012

Proteas thrash England in T20

11:26 am on 9 September 2012

Jacques Kallis has guided his South Africa cricketers to a seven-wicket win over World Twenty20 champions England at Chester-le-Street in Durham.

The Proteas were in trouble at 29 for three, chasing a seemingly modest 119 for victory.

But opener Kallis, returning to international duty after being rested from the drawn one-day series between the two countries, made 48 not out of 44 balls with seven fours to win with an over to spare.

England and South Africa will meet again at Old Trafford on Monday in the second match of three.