England seek parity and progress
September 10, 2012, Old TraffordStart time 6.30pm (1730GMT)
The Big Picture
It is dangerous to read too much into one match, but there did appear to be a significant gulf between England and South Africa during the first Twenty20. In reality though, not a huge amount new was learned: England struggle against spin, lack experience in the batting but have some good quick bowlers while South Africa, after their blip in the London ODIs, look overall a slick machine.
The way that Johan Botha and Robin Peterson tied down the batsmen on a slow turner – remember, this was…
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