Tom Curran determined to build on confident start in England decider

South Africa’s pace and England’s errors, however, meant the sides meet in Cardiff on Sunday with the series all to play for.It was the first time in the history of global T20 cricket that a batsman had been given out obstructing the field.It looked as though England were going to stroll home, just as they had at Southampton in the first match, when Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow were batting so well in putting on 110 in pursuit of 174.Kuhn could be among four members of the South Africa A squad playing a four-day match against the England Lions in Canterbury to crack the nod to lengthen their northern summer.Livingstone – a renowned big-hitter in county cricket – was unable to find any rhythm, though, and fine bowling from Chris Morris, Dane Paterson and Andile Phehlukwayo limited England to 171-6.Chris Morris said South Africa were prepared to “take it and run” after the extraordinary dismissal of England’s Jason Roy helped set up a morale-boosting win in the second Twenty20 worldwide at Taunton.But de Villiers kept the runs coming, hitting four sixes in his 20-ball innings – including an extraordinary sweep off one knee against left-arm paceman David Willey that saw the ball fly out of the ground and into the River Tone.For England all-rounder, Liam Livingstone, and the South African-born seamer with a strong Zimbabwe cricket heritage, Tom Curran, were awarded caps.Prior to the series, Morgan told the European Central Bank website: “It’s an exciting time – we have rested players and a lot of new guys have come in”.Opposing captain AB de Villiers added: “We were in the right to ask the question of the umpires”.South Africa made 8-174 with JJ Smuts contributing 45 and skipper AB de Villiers striking 46 from 30 balls. It was probably a 50-50 call.Roy ran across the pitch, placing himself between the fielder and the wicket and Phehlukwayo’s return struck his leg, leading to the appeal, which was backed by the umpire’s after video review. Yet South Africa are still in there with a chance of pulling off an unlikely series victory.England, who won the first encounter in Southampton by nine wickets, won the toss on Friday at Taunton and made a decision to have a bowl against a South African side that had recalled Chris Morris, Morne Morkel and Dane Paterson to the starting line-up. Roy became the first cricketer ever to be given out in T20Is for obstructing the field.During the 15th over of the England chase, Liam Plunkett hit the ball towards the point fielder and Roy straightaway called for a run.Chris Morris, dropped twice off Jordan the previous over, was finally caught by Jason Roy in the deep. “He bowled tough overs and has definitely put on a yard which makes his slower balls and variations more effective”, Morgan said.