With the T20 World Cup starting in October in Australia, SA players are jostling to secure their spots in the Proteas squad.
“He's definitely put his hand up tonight for a spot in the World Cup,” Ngidi said.
“It's exciting to see and I don't think any coach would be sad with what he saw tonight. He's got a long career ahead of him and if this is how he's going to keep going, it's a bright future.”
The Proteas meet England in the second T20 on Thursday night and will be hoping to at least improve aspects such as bowling and fielding that were their downfall in the first match.
“It’s definitely a total we thought we could chase down, even though the message we were getting in the change room from the guys who had got out was that it was actually a good batting wicket.
“The boundary was small, so if you give yourself enough time, anything is probably chaseable in the last five overs. I think our downfall was we had lost a lot of wickets by the time we really needed to get going.”
The second T20 will be played at Sophia Garden in Cardiff at 7.30pm SA time.