England levels Twenty20 series with South Africa at 1-1

Thursday 13 Sep 2012 10:08 a.m.

England leveled the Twenty20 series against South Africa at 1-1 by winning the final rain-shortened match by 28 runs after Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler starred with the bat.

In the third match shortened to 11 overs per side, England reached 118-5 at Edgbaston with Kieswetter hitting 50 from 32 balls and Buttler smashing 32 from 10 deliveries - all the runs coming in one over from Wayne Parnell.

Buttler belted the left-arm quick for three sixes and two fours, while Kieswetter collected three sixes and as many boundaries.

South Africa was restricted to 90-5 with only Hashim Amla (36) and Albie Morkel (17 not out) offering any resistance.

Tim Bresnan claimed 2-14 from two overs and Graeme Swann 2-24 from three overs.

AP

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