South Africa suffer 3-0 whitewash at home against England
England put on a complete show to chase down South Africa’s 191/3 with 9 wickets to spare in the third and last T20I in Cape Town on Tuesday, December 1 and with it completed the whitewash against the hosts by 3-0.
Winning the toss, South Africa chose to bat first. They scored 191 runs in 20 overs with the loss of just 3 wickets. Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis scored half-centuries for the team and both were unbeaten till the end of the innings. Van der Dussen, was more explosive between these two.
Van der Dussen scored 74 runs off just 32 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes while du Plessis scored 52 runs off 37 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Among others, Temba Bavuma scored 32 runs, captain Quinton de Kock scored 17 runs and Reeza Hendricks scored 13 runs. For England, Ben Stokes took 2 wickets and Chris Jordan took 1 wicket.
England again lost wicket early in the innings while chasing as opener Jason Roy had been in poor form in recent times. Roy got out after scoring just 16 runs off 14 balls. Then another opener Jos Butler and Dawid Malan took the charge. However, Malan was more aggressive than Buttler. Although he did not score a century for only 1 run, but the winning run came from his bat. Buttler and Malan made an unbeaten 167-run partnership in third wicket, which is the highest in T20 cricket history.
Malan scored 99 runs off just 47 balls with 11 fours and 5 sixes while Buttler’s 67-run innings came from 46 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes.
Toss: South Africa, opted to bat first
South Africa: 191/3 (20 overs)
Van der Dussen 74*, du Plessis 52*;
Stokes 26/2, Jordan 42/1
England: 192/1 (17.4 overs)
Malan 99*, Butler 67*;
Result: England won by 9 wickets
Player of the match: Dawid Malan
Player of the series: Dawid Malan.