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England Tour Of South Africa : Jonny Bairstow's 86 Not-Out Seals 5-Wkt Win For Visitors

Jonny Bairstow made his highest Twenty20 International score as England beat South Africa by five wickets in the series opener in Cape Town.

Coming to the crease at 27-2, chasing 180 to win, Bairstow hit nine fours and four sixes in a magnificent unbeaten 86 off 48 balls.

South africa's total of 179-6 was 21 more than the average first-innings T20 total at Newlands, and England were struggling at 34-3, but Bairstow's brutality guided them to an excellent win with four balls to spare.

The second game of the three-match series takes place at Boland Park, Paarl on Sunday at 12:30 GMT.