Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler launched a savage assault on the unfortunate bowlers of South Africa when England pulled off a clean run.
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Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler launched a ferocious attack on the South African bowlers when England scored a clean win in Newlands, Cape Town on Tuesday with a win over nine wickets in the third T20I.
Series man Malan didn’t finish on 99 while Buttler was undefeated on 67.
They shared a world record T20I partnership of 167 balls out of 90 to make South Africa’s 191 look insignificant to three.
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Rassie van der Dussen (74 not eliminated) and Faf du Plessis (52 not eliminated) created the largest total in South Africa in an unbeaten partnership of 127 out of 66 balls for the fourth wicket.
But left-handed Malan was quickly on the right track when he joined Buttler after Jason Roy was laid off. In the end, South Africa looked like a demoralized team.
« These guys played amazing innings, putting a lot of pressure on our bowlers, » admitted home captain and wicket keeper Quinton de Kock, who fumbled a return from outfield Temba Bavuma when 36-year-old Malan was way off his ground was.
« It was nice to get a little momentum in the beginning, » said Malan, who hit two fours and one six on the first four deliveries he faced. “The wicket played really well. ”
England captain Eoin Morgan said the field played far better than expected on the throw when he expected a low-score game.
« Winning in such an authoritative way creates a lot of confidence in the locker room, » he said.
Malan hit 11 fours and five sixs in his 47-ball innings. Buttler hit one less ball, hitting three fours and five sixes.
England has always been up to date at the required rate, but settled in 10th. and 11. Overs under command as it hit 21 and 19 runs from Lutho Sipamla and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Sipamla, who replaced the injured Kagiso Rabada and played his first match since the last South African season, was beaten for 45 runs out of 2. 4 overs.
Shamsi, a weirdo on his left arm, conceded 57 runs with four overs, two days after winning three for 19 in the second match in Paarl.
The teams meet in a one-day international series with three games that begins on Friday in the same place.
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