David Malan’s half-century helped England beat South Africa by four wickets in the second T20 International cricket match here on Sunday after a fine performance by the bowlers. With this victory, the hosts took a 2–0 winning lead in the three-match series. Chasing South Africa’s target of 147, England won by scoring 147 runs for six wickets in 19.5 overs thanks to Malan’s 40-ball 55 with the help of seven fours and a six.
Captain Eoin Morgan remained unbeaten on 26 runs. Malan and Morgan played a key role in England’s victory by sharing a crucial 51-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Earlier, the South African team lost wickets at regular intervals and the team was able to score 146 runs for six wickets.
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South African captain Quinton de Kock scored the highest 30 off 18 balls. Racey van der Dussen (25 not out) and George Linde (29) also crossed the 20-run mark but none of the team’s batsmen played a big innings.
Leg spinner Adil Rashid was the most successful bowler for England, taking two wickets for 23 runs. Pacer Joffra Archer took one wicket for just 18 runs in four overs.