SAvsENG: England win second T20I match against Proteas by 4 wickets

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

30th Nov, 2020. 12:39 am
South Africa vs England

Dawid Malan on Sunday made it possible for England in a match-winning half-century in the second match of the series against South Africa in Paarl.

The 33-year-old Malan scored 55 off 40 balls to help England reach the modest target of 147 set by South Africa, beating their hosts for the second time in three days.

The final game takes place in Cape Town on Tuesday, December 02.

Captain Eoin Morgan saw England to victory with a ball to spare as they reached their target having lost six wickets, after South Africa laboured to 146-6 on a slow pitch.

Malan and Morgan compiled a 51-run partnership to haul England back into the game.

Shamsi claimed the wickets of hard-hitting Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to offer the home side a chance of success with England still some 60 runs short of the target with six overs left.

Malan, however, had other ideas and together with Morgan cleverly thrashed Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada in the last four overs to turn the tide back their way.

South Africa captain Quinton de Kock made a promising start for his side but his 30 runs off 18 balls proved to be their top score.

The home team found themselves choked by the English bowling, especially spinner Adil Rashid who took two wickets in successive balls.

moreover, the two countries meet again on Tuesday, back at Newlands where England beat South Africa by five wickets with four balls to spare in the opening T20 international on Friday.

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