SA v England at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium: Chris Morris was the destroyer in chief at PPC Newlands on Friday by hammering 17 off seven balls, including 14 off four to take South Africa to an unlikely victory. Reece Topley was the hero that turned villain when he dropped the ball off the last ball of the match and did not run out Kyle Abbott when he was nowhere near the crease.
CHANGES: It will be interesting to see what changes South Africa will make to their side for the series-defining match. Will they retain AB de Villiers as opener, or use him at number three, were analysts like Keper Wessels maintain that he is at his best, and also pick Quinton de Kock as opener. We will see soon.
MATCH-WINNER: Justin Kemp, a former South African player, recently claimed South Africa can win the ICC World Twenty20 as they possess at least four match-winners in AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir. Tahir captured 4-21 at PPC Newlands on Friday. Perhaps Kempie sould have added the name of Chris Morris to that list of match-winners. He just needed seven balls to stamp his authority on that 3-wicket thrilling win on Friday.
TOPLEY: Reece Topley wrecked the stumps after his failed attempt to run out Kyle Abbott when he literally did not keep his eye on the ball and dropped it with Abbott at his mercy miles out. His annoyance did not go down well with the ICC. How will this talented swing bowler respond to the criticism? That will be one of the interesting parts of the match at the Wanderers.
POWER PLAY: South Africa's batting approach during the power play will be vital as the countdown to the ICC World Twenty20 starts. A score of 50 in the first six overs will be about par, and on the subcontinent, 180 will be a decent score. The same will be true about today's game at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.
SA RECORD: South Africa has won seven out of nine T20-Internationals at the Wanderers, which is quite a sensational score. In 2015, the Proteas slammed 233 for seven against the West Indies at this iconic ground, but even a magnificent ton by Faf du Plessis was not enough to keep Chris Gayle and Company at bay.
PSYCHOLOGY: South Africa will have an opportunity to produce a psychological knock-out blow against England as the Proteas are in the same group as England in the ICC World Twenty20. The two foes kick off at the global showpiece on the 18th March, so the Wanderers-clash holds some importance. South Africa would like to whitewash England in the shortest format, but also gain psychological ascendance before the two play in India.
ENGLAND-CHANGE: England has made one change to the team that lost a last-ball dramatic clash at PPC Newlands. They have included Sam Billings and has axed David Willey, so they have one less bowler. Team: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben
Stokes, Jos Butler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
SOUTH AFRICA BOWL FIRST: South Africa won the toss and elected to field. South Africa has announced an unchanged side, with AB de Villiers opening with Hashim Amla, followed by Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, David Wiese, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Kyle Abbott.
CONDITIONS: The conditions at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is ideal for batting. You can hit on the up through the ball with more ease than at PPC Newlands. South Africa's bowling in the power play was expensive in Cape Town and Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott would like to improve their accuracy and strike-rate in the first six overs. Alex Hales and Jason Roy are incredibly dangerous and destructive early on.
SA STRENGTHS: South Africa's greatest strengths are that they do possess a number of players with great flair who can win the match on their own. It is about expressing themselves and playing fearless cricket a la Brendon McCullum. A decent score at the Wanderers might be 200 plus.
KG-START: Kagiso Rabada will start proceedings. Look for his slower ball variations.
ROY DROPPED FIRST BALL: Jason Roy is dropped first ball at short extra cover by JP Duminy off Kagiso Rabada. It went like a tracer bullet to him and burst through his hands. He should have taken it, though.
PACE: Kagiso Rabada opeated with pace in that first over, and conceded three runs. One delivery was measured at 146.1 km/h. He has tested England's openers by hitting good areas and beating the bat with a hint of movement.
CONTROL: Kyle Abbott bowled with very good control in the second over. England has not been given opportunity to free their arms and the length was admirable. Great atmosphere at the Wanderers. Alex Roy is on nine, but Alex Hales has not opened his account yet.
CRUSHING BLOW: Kagiso Rabada has struck Jason Roy a crushing blow against the helmet. He got amazing lift off a good length there, just an indication of his class. KG took 14-105 at the ground.
GONE: Jason Roy is bowled through the gate when he attempts to hammer Kagiso Rabada down the ground. He was arguably shaken and unnerved by the blow on the helmet off the previous delivery. It trattled Roy and he is bowled for 9. The wicket-delivery was a fuller one.
FAMILY CELEBRATIONS: Kagiso Rabada's dad shows his support in the pavilion celebrating with a pumped fist, along with more than 27 000 supports at the Wanderers when Rabada bowled Roy with that fuller delivery, as the off-stump went flying.
ROOT ON FIRE: Joe Root has struck two fours off his first two deliveries. The second boundary was excellent, because he collected it from above head height and played a controlled pull shot to deep mid-wicket. England moves to 22 for one. Root is just a very multi-talented batsman who can produce boundaries with contemptuous ease in ODI's, test cricket and T20-Internationals.
SHOT: Alex Hales has waited for that short ball of KG and has dispatched him over deep square-leg for six. Hales was the man of the series in the One Day Internationals and has been in sensational form.
NOT A GOOD OVER: Kagiso Rabada got a bit carried away with the short stuff and conceded two sixes to deep square leg. One was struck by Alex Hales and one by Joe Root. England has moved to 37 for one after five overs. KG conceded 16 runs in that over. Not good.
POWER PLAY: Joe Root got off to a rollicking start in the power play and was the architect of England's 47 for one after six overs in the power play. The bowling by Chris Morris and David Wiese would be key, especially their ability to capture wickets in the middle-period to restrict England's momentum.
ROOT-FLYER: Joe Root strikes a four to square leg off a strayed delivery by David Wiese as England moves to 53 for one. Root has struck 29 off 12 balls. It has been a real flying start. Two balls later he repeats the treatment. Wiese is bowling too much leg-side and Root is upsetting his length by using his feet, and then moving back deep into his crease off the next ball.
HALES RUN OUT: Alex Hales is run out from deep mid-wicket as his captain, Eoin Morgan, sold him a dummy, calling him for a second run off Imran Tahir and then belatedly sending him back. A triumphant Imran Tahir breaks the wicket and England is in trouble on 61 for three after 8 overs. England lost their two entrenched batsmen in that Tahir-over. Hales scored 16. There was never two runs. Morgan sold Hales down the proverbial Swanny-river.
MORRIS-PACE: Chris Morris has changed ends and has bowled with real pace in his second over. He operated at 144.4 km/h and beat Jos Butler once or twice by just keeping it a tad outside off-stump on a good length. It was a superb over.
HALFWAY-STAGE: England has reached 74-3 at the halfway-stage. Eoin Morgan, the skipper, is under pressure, as there has been criticism that he plays too aggressively and too high-risk early on, so he has been more sedate at the start against Imran Tahir.
SHOT: Jos Butler pierces the field behind square between point and backward point against David Wiese, and then hits a six over mid-wicket. The problem with Wiese is that he bowls a lot of slower cutters, and once the batsmen reads those variations, there is little reprieve for him, because he doesn't possess the pace to trouble batsmen with a quicker bouncer. England scored 13 runs off that Wiese-over.
GOOGLY MAGIC: Imran Tahir is troubling England with his googly. In his third over, he bowled a few of them, and Eoin Morgan cannot pierce the field behind point and is denied the single. Tahir concedes only two runs. Engand is on 89 for three after 12 overs. Brilliant bowling by Tahir. He keeps England at bay. Morgan's self-belief is under scrutiny here. He plays without self-confidence.