Dawid Malan returned to his residence city on Sunday to steer England to a four-wicket win over South Africa of their second Twenty20 worldwide in Paarl as they clinched the three-match sequence.
England win T20 series against South Africa
The 33-year-old Malan, who was born in England, however, grew up within the Winelands city and made his top-notch debut at Boland Park, scored 55 off 40 balls to assist England to attain the modest goal of 147 set by South Africa, beating their hosts for the second time in three days.
Captain Eoin Morgan noticed England to victory with a ball to spare as they reached their goal having misplaced six wickets, after South Africa, put in to bat, laboured to 146-6 on a sluggish pitch.
Malan and Morgan compiled a 51-run partnership to haul England again into the sport after a career-best 3-19 spell for residence spinner Tabraiz Shamsi had South Africa well-placed to degree the sequence.
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Shamsi claimed the wickets of hard-hitting Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to supply the house aspect an opportunity of success with England nonetheless some 60 runs in need of the goal with six overs left.
Malan, nonetheless, had different concepts and along with Morgan cleverly thrashed Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada within the final 4 overs to show the tide again their means.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock made a promising begin for his aspect however his 30 runs off 18 balls proved to be their high rating.
The house group discovered themselves choked by the English bowling, particularly spinner Adil Rashid who took two wickets in successive balls and completed with 2-23 off his 4 overs.
Jofra Archer once more proved miserly within the power play with tight bowling, and Ben Stokes recovered from a preliminary fumble to expire George Linde for 29, ending a 44-run sixth-wicket partnership with Rassie van der Dussen that had given some respectability to the South African tally.
The 2 international locations meet once more on Tuesday, again at Newlands the place England beat South Africa by 5 wickets with 4 balls to spare within the opening T20 worldwide on Friday.