Somerset's Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler star for England
Somerset duo Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler smashed England to victory in their 11-overs per side Twenty20 international last night.
England made a formidable 118 for five in a rain-restricted clash at Edgbaston.
Kieswetter finished with 50 from 32 balls, while his Somerset colleague was unbeaten on 32 from just ten balls.
With two overs to go, England had 74 and new man Buttler set about adding to that in some style. After just one sighter, he crashed Wayne Parnell for a steepling six over long-off and then immediately repeated the stroke.
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Parnell was spooked and sent down successive no-balls, Buttler producing a pair of impudent paddled fours off the resulting free-hits.
Buttler's third maximum of the over, this time pulled flat over mid-wicket all but completed Parnell's misery.
Kieswetter was eventually dismissed for exactly 50 in the final over, but the damage was undoubtedly done.
South Africa were never in contention in reply and managed only to muster 90 for five, Hashim Amla top scoring for the tourists with 36.