14 Sep 2012

England beat South Africa in final Twenty20

11:39 am on 14 September 2012

The England cricketers have beaten South Africa by 28 runs to draw their Twenty20 series at Edgbaston.

In a shortened 11-over match after heavy rain left parts of the oufield soggy, England scored 118 for five - a total that proved more than enough after they restricted South Africa to 90 for 5 in reply.

Opener Craig Kieswetter top-scored with 50 and big-hitting Jos Buttler weighed in with an inventive cameo of 32 from just 10 balls.

Buttler smashed the ball to all parts, hitting three sixes in the penultimate over bowled by Wayne Parnell from which England took a massive 32 runs.

Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann took two wickets apiece as South Africa's challenge fizzled out once Hashim Amla was caught in the deep for 36.