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Duminy and Kallis lead South Africa to victory

Deepankar Kaur | cricket20

A 90 run partnership between JP Duminy and Jacques Kallis was enough to help South Africa seal a seven wicket victory against England to go 1-0 up in their three game t20 International series.

Kallis (48) lead the way for the Proteas alongside Duminy (47) as the pair steered South Africa to victory at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street after the loss of three early wickets after they were set a victory target of 119 by England.

Jade Dernbach (2-27) and Steven Finn (1-22) gave England hope but Duminy and Kallis were untroubled as South Africa chased down England total of 118-7 with six balls to spare.

Having won the toss, South Africa skipper AB de Villiers decided to bowl first and it proved to be the right decision thanks to Johan Botha (2-19) and Robin Peterson (2-27) who lead the Proteas bowling attack.

Craig Kieswetter (25) offered some resistantís at the top of the order but with wickets falling at regular intervals it proved to be a poor day for the defending t20 World Cup champions.

Even with a lower order partnership of 33 between Graeme Swann (18) and Stuart Broad (18), South Africa were still confident of chasing down a total of just 119 to take the lead in their three game series.

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