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England beat South Africa by four wickets to secure T20 series win  

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England beat South Africa by four wickets to secure T20 series win  

Dawid Malan bludgeons 55 before Eoin Morgan completes the job as England beat South Africa by four wickets in Paarl to secure T20 series win

  • England beat South Africa by four wickets to take 2-0 lead in three-game series
  • Dawid Malan hit 55 off 40 balls as England chased down target of 147 in Paarl
  • Captain Eoin Morgan got England over the line with 26 runs off 17 balls
  • Under-pressure opener Jason Roy went for 14 as he searches for form again
  • Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi recorded figures of 3-19 as England stumbled in chase 
  • Quinton de Kock top scored for South Africa with 30 off 18 balls 
  • Adil Rashid took the crucial wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis 

England secured victory in their T20 series with South Africa after Dawid Malan smashed 55 off 40 balls to secure a four-wicket win in Paarl.

Captain Eoin Morgan steered England over the line as they chased down their victory target of 147 to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-three series.

But England’s victory looked far from certain when at 83 for four after spinner Tabraiz Shamsi had taken the wickets of Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to record career best figures of 3-19. 

Adil Rashid had earlier made an impact with the ball, taking the key wickets of Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis as the hosts were limited to an under-par score of 146 for six. 

More to follow.  

Dawid Malan swings and hits another boundary during his excellent innings for England

Malan made 55 off 40 balls as England chased their victory target of 147 in Paarl

Malan made 55 off 40 balls as England chased their victory target of 147 in Paarl 

Malan marks his half-century with England captain Eoin Morgan but fell for 55 not long after

Malan marks his half-century with England captain Eoin Morgan but fell for 55 not long after

Morgan (right)and Chris Jordan steered England over the line as they secured another win

Morgan (right)and Chris Jordan steered England over the line as they secured another win

 

Jonny Bairstow couldn't repeat his heroics of the first T20i on Friday as he went for just three

Jonny Bairstow couldn’t repeat his heroics of the first T20i on Friday as he went for just three

Ben Stokes made 16 as England chased their target against South Africa in the second T20i

Ben Stokes made 16 as England chased their target against South Africa in the second T20i

Tabraiz Shamsi (left) celebrates taking the wicket of England opener Jos Buttler for 22

Tabraiz Shamsi (left) celebrates taking the wicket of England opener Jos Buttler for 22

Lungi Ngidi gets a hug from Kagiso Rabada after getting the wicket of opener Jason Roy

Lungi Ngidi gets a hug from Kagiso Rabada after getting the wicket of opener Jason Roy 

 

Chris Jordan celebrates after taking the crucial wicket of Quinton de Kock after he made 30

Chris Jordan celebrates after taking the crucial wicket of Quinton de Kock after he made 30

Tom Curran high-fives Chris Jordan after removing Heinrich Klaasen for seven runs

Tom Curran high-fives Chris Jordan after removing Heinrich Klaasen for seven runs

Rassie van der Dussen dives at full stretch as Chris Jordan prepares to take the bails off - the South African batsman did make his ground

Rassie van der Dussen dives at full stretch as Chris Jordan prepares to take the bails off – the South African batsman did make his ground 

Jofra Archer reacts during his spell, which saw him take the wicket of opener Temba Bavuma

Jofra Archer reacts during his spell, which saw him take the wicket of opener Temba Bavuma

The second of three T20 internationals was played out against the scenic background of Paarl

The second of three T20 internationals was played out against the scenic background of Paarl

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