England could not believe their fate due to the batting of these two batsmen. Dekock was not stoppable, but he made a mistake and played a bad shot right in the hands of Root. The bowler was Rashid. That was the only bad shot he played, the partnership was broken and England took a sigh of relief.
Amla was a fighter in this match, he showed his real class and proved that he deserves a spot in this team. That is very important. Otherwise he was under a criticism for not playing well in the recent ODI matches for South Africa. He had to do something like this to impress the selectors.
Amla has levelled his record with Chris Gayle in the century’s table that makes him a super opener for the word class South African team. The other two legends joining him in this list are Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sourav Ganguly.
With just eight runs required for the team to win, he got out behind the stomps caught by the hands of Chris Jordan. The 32 year old Amla could not hit the winning shot of the team for England, that is why this credit goes to Faf du Plessis.