South Africa v England: Dawid Malan leads tourists to series win

Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan is the top-ranked batsman in T20 internationals
Second Twenty20, Boland Park, Paarl
South Africa 146-6 (20 overs): De Kock 30 (18), Rashid 2-23
England 148-6 (19.5 overs): Malan 55 (40), Shamsi 3-19
England won by four wickets; lead series 2-0

Dawid Malan helped England edge to a four-wicket win over South Africa in the second Twenty20 to wrap up the series with a game to spare.

Malan’s 55 from 40 balls led England’s recovery from 83-4 as they chased 147 for victory, following spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s career-best 3-19 in Paarl.

He fell with 13 runs needed but Eoin Morgan marshalled his side over the line with one ball remaining.

South Africa had earlier limped to 146-6 from their 20 overs.

Malan, the top-ranked batsman in T20 internationals, paced himself well, hitting seven fours and one six to take England’s target down to a run a ball.

The Proteas seemed to have the…

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