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England and South Africa players make it out to the County Gorund at Taunton for 2nd T20I on Friday © Getty Images

Follwoing an embarrasing nine-wicket defeat in the openign tie, visitors South Africa held their nerves strong as they came up with a commendable performance and bounced back to beat hosts England by just three runs in the second of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) at the County Ground in Taunton on Friday. With this win, the Rpoteas manage to stay alive in the series. With the series being currently ties 1-1, both the teams would be fighting it out in the decider at cardiff on Sunday. South Africa’s Chris Morris was adjudged the Man of the match owing to his formidable bowling performance. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs South Africa 2017, 2nd T20I at Taunton

Jason Roy’s bizarre dismissal turned the second Twenty20 international’s South Africa’s way as the Proteas won by just three runs at Taunton on Friday. The narrow victory saw South Africa level the three-match series at 1-1 as they bounced back from a nine-wicket defeat by England in the series opener at Southampton on Wednesday to set-up a winner-takes-all clash in Cardiff on Sunday. England were on course for an unbeatable 2-0 lead while Roy (67) and Jonny Bairstow (47) shared a second-wicket stand of 110. But when Roy was given out obstructing the field — the first time this had happened in a T20 international — the innings fell away. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: England vs South Africa 2017, 2nd T20I at Taunton

England’s cause was not helped by batting second under increasingly dark skies in a match that started at 1600 GMT despite a lack of floodlights on the ground, although home skipper Eoin Morgan did field first after winning the toss. A target of 12 off the last over became four off the last ball after Liam Dawson hit Andile Phehlukwayo for a boundary.

(With inputs from AFP)