Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the third and final match in the Twenty20 international series between England and South Africa, taking place at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
England won the first game of the three-match series in Bristol on Wednesday by 41 runs, but slumped to a 58-run defeat on Thursday night to allow the tourists to level the series.
Liam Livingstone wants to help England finish their white-ball summer on a high by ending his run of cameos with a “match-winning score” this afternoon.
“This summer has been a little bit up and down. I probably haven’t done as well as I would have liked but yeah, it is all about making sure when the opportunity comes for me to put in a match-winning score and win a game for England, that I am there and ready to do it,” Livingstone said.
“I feel like I have been able to affect certain games but I just haven’t got that big score to go on and win a game for the team.
“Hopefully that is tomorrow. If not, it is not as though I feel out of nick. I feel like I am playing really well but I just need a couple of things to go my way and hopefully I can get a big score in to help the team towards winning.”
Victory in Southampton would boost an England side in a transitional period as Jos Buttler looks for a maiden series victory following Eoin Morgan’s retirement from international duty last month.
Livingstone said: “We have a World Cup in three months time and ultimately everyone is working towards that and taking steps towards that.
“We want these games leading into a World Cup. It is kind of a knockout game and decider. Everyone is looking forward to it and hopefully we can finish this summer on a high.”