|191/3 (20.0 ov) - R/R 9.55||192/1 (17.4 ov) - R/R 10.87|
|Jos Buttler (W)||not out||67||46||3||5|
|Dawid Malan||not out||99||47||11||5|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 25/1 (3.4)|
167 (167) R/R: 11.78
Dawid Malan 99(47)
Jos Buttler (W) 58(38)
Jason Roy 16(14) S.R (114.28)
lbw b Anrich Nortje
Right! That's it from this game. England take the series 3-0. A lot to ponder for the Proteas. They will have the chance to return the favor when the ODI series starts. The first game of the 3-match series will begin on Friday, 4th December 2020. The action will begin at 1630 local (1100 GMT). Do join us for that game. Until then, goodbye and take care!
England skipper, Eoin Morgan, says that it was extremely pleasing. Tells both the captains got it wrong as they expected it to be a low scoring game. Morgan admits they missed their execution with the ball in the second half and credits South Africa to cash in on those opportunities. Tells Malan and Buttler were outstanding and it builds a lot of confidence in the dressing room. Morgan says that pressure situations are when you are going through tough times and says chasing a total like that after not getting off to a flier is an encouraging sign. Morgan says putting an all-around game is where they can improve. Tells they have progressed nicely as the tour has gone on. Morgan says they have a large group of guys some of which are here just for the 50-over series. Tells there is not a great deal of time to change and expects another tough series.
South Africa skipper, Quinton de Kock, admits it is disappointing not to defend 191 but credits the England players for the way they played. De Kock tells they played well and they played cleverly and they were unable to find a way to stop them. De Kock feels they have not played as badly as perceived and says playing against England was always going to be difficult. Tells they are still confident. Tells they have a lot of fresh and new faces and expects them to come with a good attitude.
For his supreme knock in this game and his overall performance in the series, Dawid Malan is named the Player of the Match and also the Plyer of the Series. Malan says that he is very happy and says that he got starts. Tells it was nice to get momentum and adds the wicket played really well. Malan admits he thought that 190 was a bit too much. Credits how they started and said the boundaries were small. Malan says he had the momentum and adds Buttler did not have the start he would have liked. So he took the charge as he had momentum and Buttler joined later. Malan says he plays the same way every time and adds sometimes it comes off sometimes it does not. Tells he has the power. Malan says that he had two sixes in his mind to finish but that boundary changed the calculation.
Stay tuned for the presentation as we will hear from both the captains and also find ut who the Player of the Match and Player of the Series is.
Earlier in the evening, de Kock won the toss and opted to bat. The hosts managed to get to 191 courtesy of brilliant batting performance and partnership from Rassie van der Dussen and Faf d Plessis. Heading to the break it looked like it was a good enough score to avoid a whitewash but that was not to be as England hunted down the target comfortably.
A lot to think about for South Africa, especially the bowling performance. They were just all over the place. The hosts have a lot to work upon before the T20 World Cup next year. Linde was the pick of the bowler and the only bowler to go under 7 rpo. The rest were taken to the cleaners. Nortje was the sole bowler to get a wicket but that was just a mere consolation as the Proteas bowler showed no fight with the ball.
Chasing 192, England did not get off to a good start as Roy's poor form continued and he departed early. Buttler started off slowly but Malan was at it from get-go. Buttler then joined the party but played second fiddle. You usually don't say that about Buttler but Dawid Malan was just brilliant. The pair added an unbeaten 167-run stand with Malan scoring an unbeaten 99, while Jos was magnificent for his 67! A comfortable chase for England who achived it without sweating a bit.
A record chase at this venue and it has been achieved with minimum of fuss. What a masterclass of chase this has been from Malan and Buttler. The tourists have outplayed, outclassed and outmuscled the hosts emphatically in the series and clean sweeped the T20 series.
A single Malan will be stranded on 99. A shortish ball around off, Malan taps it towards the off side and goes for the run. Maybe he thought he has got more runs to play for. A single it will be. England win by 9 wickets.
FOUR! Clattered over extra cover! Scores are level. Malan is on 98 now. Can he get to his 100? Full and wide outside off, Malan thumps it over extra cover for a boundary.
WIDE! Sipamla goes for the wie yorker but ends up bowling it way wide.
SIX! BANG! That is walloped! A length ball right in the slot of Malan. He clobbers it over long on for a huge six.
A length ball around off, Jos tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
Lutho Sipamla is back on. 2-0-32-0 from him so far.
Single to end the over! Another low full toss, Buttler manages to poke it past the bowler for one. He will keep the strike. Just 13 needed now in 18 balls. 179/1
Low full toss, Buttler looks to hammer it down the ground but mistimes it towards mid off.
FOUR! England in a hurry to finish this! Length ball around off, Buttler punches it through point and gets a boundary. 150-run stand is up between the two.
Now takes a single at deep point for one.
EDGED AND FOUR! Nothing going South Africa's way! Short ball on the body. Malan looks to pull but get a top edge which goes high in the air and fine to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
Full around off, Buttler punches it off his back foot to sweeper cover for one.
Good delivery to end the over! Full and wide outside off, Malan looks to steer it towards the off side but misses. Top over from Ngidi. Just 3 from the over. 24 needed now in 24 balls. 168/1
A brilliant yorker! Well dug out by Buttler towards the off side for one.
One more dot! Good bowling. Change of pace form Lungi. It is shortish and around middle, Buttler tucks it to the right of the bowler and wants a single but Ngidi hares at the ball and keeps Buttler on strike.
A dot! Good length and just outside off, pushed towards point for nothing.