England seal series win in South Africa
29/11/2020 | sport | cricket | 479
Dawid Malan helps England edge to a four-wicket win over South Africa to wrap up the Twenty20 series with a game to spare.
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29/11/2020 16:20:31 7 0
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You sense England made that victory far harder than it should have been!! There seems to be a real plan to attack the 17th or 18th over every game. Well played though.
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29/11/2020 16:22:55 6 0
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It was a slow wicket that doesn't suit englands style, Bairstow, Stokes and Roy all got out slogging too early.
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29/11/2020 18:14:13 1 0
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I believe they needed 40 from 4 overs. That's hardly edging.
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29/11/2020 16:20:56 4 0
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Weren't at our best with the bat today but I thought we bowled well. Rashid and Archer, in particular, were very good.

Special mention to Malan and another series win! Looking good for the WC.
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29/11/2020 16:27:43 3 0
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Team effort again and all helping out in some form or another.

One day all will click and what a game that may be.

Settle for the win anyway and take each game as it goes or comes .
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29/11/2020 16:21:09 4 0
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Could be that Morgan wants as much pressure/stress call it what you like - this is perfect dress rehearsal - England played Rabada, Nortje and Ngidi really well. Dawid Malan showing why he's so good at this format.
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29/11/2020 16:25:33 2 0
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Well we shall find out when the WC happens.

Yes do like making it interesting as we say but the lads came through.

Least Roy had some runs and hopefully start the run machine going again.
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29/11/2020 16:21:10 2 1
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Great result it was never in doubt
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29/11/2020 16:22:05 22 0
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Malan is such a great player, only 1 English player has more t20I 50+ scores than him, Morgan. He is tied with Buttler and Hales for 2nd Place.
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29/11/2020 16:31:12 7 1
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Maksi be happy again with Malan and Rashid too so be another Winning Posting ??.
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29/11/2020 18:33:05 0 5
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Except that he is Irish. Just saying.
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30/11/2020 07:52:18 0 0
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Malan is so deceptive. You watch him dawdling along, wondering whether he realises that this is a T20 and not an ODI, and then all of a sudden, at a well chosen time, he takes 17 off an over and completely changes the complexion of the game. The reason this is so important is that it is so sudden that SA were completely unable to respond.
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29/11/2020 16:22:47 6 2
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Another super win for England and another Yorkie leading the way with the bat and can say why Number 1 in the Rankings.

Team effort though to make this another win ... Can it be 3 in a row.

Lets just enjoy this Win today.
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29/11/2020 16:43:04 8 0
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I didn't know Roehampton was in Yorkshire...
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29/11/2020 19:13:16 2 0
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Malan is Middlesex and you know it pal.
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29/11/2020 16:20:31 7 0
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You sense England made that victory far harder than it should have been!! There seems to be a real plan to attack the 17th or 18th over every game. Well played though.
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29/11/2020 16:22:55 6 0
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It was a slow wicket that doesn't suit englands style, Bairstow, Stokes and Roy all got out slogging too early.
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29/11/2020 16:29:22 2 0
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True but this where we or they need to adapt and learn from it.

All comes down to planning and strategy by the Management and players using their experience.
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29/11/2020 16:30:06 3 0
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About as frustrating as a test cricketer going for a huge drive and being caught at slip. Really unnecessary - probably/hopefully would play different shots on another day. Morgan though would want the team to be in a game like that - great dress rehearsal. 50 off the last 5 overs. England are learning from the couple of occasions recently where they didn't quite chase down a total.
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29/11/2020 16:23:19 6 0
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This England T20 team have all bases covered. Fast bowling, spin and extraordinary batting depth. Bring on the T20 World Cup next year.
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29/11/2020 16:34:22 3 3
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I think we need one more spinner as the WC is in India, I'm not sure about Moeen any more so I'd have Root.
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29/11/2020 16:21:09 4 0
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Could be that Morgan wants as much pressure/stress call it what you like - this is perfect dress rehearsal - England played Rabada, Nortje and Ngidi really well. Dawid Malan showing why he's so good at this format.
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29/11/2020 16:25:33 2 0
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Well we shall find out when the WC happens.

Yes do like making it interesting as we say but the lads came through.

Least Roy had some runs and hopefully start the run machine going again.
Excellent win for England in third world conditions. England once again showed their class. Hopefully make it three wins in a row. Removed
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29/11/2020 16:33:21 3 0
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"third world"? Really?

Conditions were fine. Conditions were identical for both teams. Pitch was slow, not unplayable.
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29/11/2020 16:20:56 4 0
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Weren't at our best with the bat today but I thought we bowled well. Rashid and Archer, in particular, were very good.

Special mention to Malan and another series win! Looking good for the WC.
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29/11/2020 16:27:43 3 0
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Team effort again and all helping out in some form or another.

One day all will click and what a game that may be.

Settle for the win anyway and take each game as it goes or comes .
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29/11/2020 16:28:47 1 0
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Costa has been given the opportunity for a new account of a new year’s time
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29/11/2020 16:22:55 6 0
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It was a slow wicket that doesn't suit englands style, Bairstow, Stokes and Roy all got out slogging too early.
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29/11/2020 16:29:22 2 0
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True but this where we or they need to adapt and learn from it.

All comes down to planning and strategy by the Management and players using their experience.
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29/11/2020 16:22:55 6 0
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It was a slow wicket that doesn't suit englands style, Bairstow, Stokes and Roy all got out slogging too early.
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29/11/2020 16:30:06 3 0
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About as frustrating as a test cricketer going for a huge drive and being caught at slip. Really unnecessary - probably/hopefully would play different shots on another day. Morgan though would want the team to be in a game like that - great dress rehearsal. 50 off the last 5 overs. England are learning from the couple of occasions recently where they didn't quite chase down a total.
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29/11/2020 16:33:49 2 0
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Yeah Malan was key, his acceleration is so brutal, 25 of 29, followed by 30 of his last 11 balls.
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29/11/2020 16:30:38 2 0
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A good win again, a couple of players (T Curran and Roy) need to find some form
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29/11/2020 16:30:43 45 0
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Wonder if Vikram will appear, 2 England wins and 2 thrashings of India.
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29/11/2020 17:00:48 10 2
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Bit harsh as the Indian batsman today tried to put up a good fight seeing as their Top 7 all passed 20+ .

Still good runs total for the wicket too ...

Thanks for jogging my memory on Vikram as was wondering on his where abouts.
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29/11/2020 18:30:34 2 0
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Perhaps he is socially distancing himself until things change.
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29/11/2020 18:37:18 2 0
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Don’t hold your breath;)
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29/11/2020 16:22:05 22 0
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Malan is such a great player, only 1 English player has more t20I 50+ scores than him, Morgan. He is tied with Buttler and Hales for 2nd Place.
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29/11/2020 16:31:12 7 1
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Maksi be happy again with Malan and Rashid too so be another Winning Posting ??.
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29/11/2020 16:32:55 4 0
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Having the time of his life at the moment, if Root has a great winter, he may actually have a heart attack.
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29/11/2020 16:31:12 7 1
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Maksi be happy again with Malan and Rashid too so be another Winning Posting ??.
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29/11/2020 16:32:55 4 0
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Having the time of his life at the moment, if Root has a great winter, he may actually have a heart attack.
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29/11/2020 16:37:49 1 0
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Will do if he keeps on his dietary intake.

Crikey never here the last of it ...

Although he could become a T20 WC winner ??.
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29/11/2020 16:33:00 0 2
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We're winning matches with one stand out batting performance. There's the potential to do even better with the bat whilst our bowling is excellent and consistently so. The biggest issue is do England go for a second spinner for the WC in India? I think they have to and I reckon it should be Root, he almost won us the WC last time around if it hadn't been for the Stokes / Brathwaite final over.
Excellent win for England in third world conditions. England once again showed their class. Hopefully make it three wins in a row. Removed
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29/11/2020 16:33:21 3 0
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"third world"? Really?

Conditions were fine. Conditions were identical for both teams. Pitch was slow, not unplayable.
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29/11/2020 16:33:37 18 0
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Although Eoin would love to win 3-0 I have a feeling that he might look at other members of his available squad on Tuesday.
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29/11/2020 16:39:17 0 0
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What did we say last thread ... They like to keep the same set up.

May surprise us though now the Series is won and tinker a little though.
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29/11/2020 16:40:28 4 1
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I would be happy to see all the players that have been sitting on the bench starting the next one John. They are all good players and we need to get them out there.
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29/11/2020 17:01:39 3 0
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Give Billings a go I say. Had a great summer and deserves a match or two. Take Roy out and have Butler and Stokes/Bairstow opening with Billings coming in at 5 or 6
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29/11/2020 16:30:06 3 0
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About as frustrating as a test cricketer going for a huge drive and being caught at slip. Really unnecessary - probably/hopefully would play different shots on another day. Morgan though would want the team to be in a game like that - great dress rehearsal. 50 off the last 5 overs. England are learning from the couple of occasions recently where they didn't quite chase down a total.
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29/11/2020 16:33:49 2 0
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Yeah Malan was key, his acceleration is so brutal, 25 of 29, followed by 30 of his last 11 balls.
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29/11/2020 16:34:11 2 0
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Textbook
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29/11/2020 16:23:19 6 0
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This England T20 team have all bases covered. Fast bowling, spin and extraordinary batting depth. Bring on the T20 World Cup next year.
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29/11/2020 16:34:22 3 3
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I think we need one more spinner as the WC is in India, I'm not sure about Moeen any more so I'd have Root.
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29/11/2020 16:46:14 1 2
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Moeen in for the pugilist.
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29/11/2020 17:08:04 0 1
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Root is a solid back up/part timer/ 'all rounder' (I use that very loosely in this case). Dan Moriarty had a good T20 Blast for Gloucestershire as a spinner but it's his first season so I wouldn't ruin him just yet
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29/11/2020 16:36:07 3 4
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2:0 to us and it's been brutally hard against an excellent cricket team.

Are all singing and all dancing wrecking ball openers are struggling. Once again it would appear that Buttler has to keep getting in Jonny's way and as we can see Buttler is a finisher, not an opener for England.
Malan is a real bonus for us these days, that's for sure.
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29/11/2020 16:51:51 2 0
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That's 50/50 for me. Jonny Bairstow certainly finished in the last match.

It's tough for the players to get form (IPL ones excepted) and the selectors at the mo with such sporadic matches.
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29/11/2020 16:36:34 7 10
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T20 just isn’t cricket.
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29/11/2020 16:36:54 8 1
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Good result - nice to beat the saffers on their home soil - bodes well for india - but no mention of the excellent bowling group work and Rashids good figures, keeping the scoring down is a major part of T20 - smash bang batting is not really news - come on beeb.
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29/11/2020 17:17:56 14 0
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Archer only going for 4.5 per over is impressive too..
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29/11/2020 16:37:39 5 0
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We have won or drawn our last 8 T20I series, the last time we lost a series was against India in 2018.
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29/11/2020 16:37:43 7 2
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Congratulations to the Three Lions. Well played Dawid Malan & Co.
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29/11/2020 16:32:55 4 0
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Having the time of his life at the moment, if Root has a great winter, he may actually have a heart attack.
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29/11/2020 16:37:49 1 0
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Will do if he keeps on his dietary intake.

Crikey never here the last of it ...

Although he could become a T20 WC winner ??.
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29/11/2020 16:38:09 14 1
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Another victory for the players memory bank and shows that even at four down this side has so many options. Reminiscent of the great Australian test side where there was always one player ready to step up even if the others "failed". Class!!
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29/11/2020 16:39:02 13 7
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Let's be totally honest Joe Root, who is having a great tour down there anyway, should be in this side. No dot balls and he hits enough boundaries if we need it.

Still not sure about Tom Curran. Anybody help me out with regards to him?
Root got rid of the 2 monster Windies hitters in the World cup final with his spin. Maybe that's a clue?
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29/11/2020 16:43:22 14 3
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Where would Root come in though, Malan has 3 on lock, we can't afford another slow player like Root.
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29/11/2020 16:47:05 2 0
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Both lads had a not so good day with ball although Tom did get a wicket.

Yes Indian wickets will be a Tester and as we both know with the HYS Folks the Selectors have it mind who will be going barring injuries.
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29/11/2020 17:34:51 3 2
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Honestly the only way I see Root in the side is as a genuine all rounder. We are low on spin options and need a reliable no. 2 and as much as I’d like to see Mo do it I think that ship may have sailed.
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29/11/2020 18:37:30 4 1
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I enjoy the way he quickly racks up runs without anyone noticing, no showmanship, just good sharp batting. A bit like Hashim Amla did for Surrey this season.
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29/11/2020 16:33:37 18 0
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Although Eoin would love to win 3-0 I have a feeling that he might look at other members of his available squad on Tuesday.
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29/11/2020 16:39:17 0 0
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What did we say last thread ... They like to keep the same set up.

May surprise us though now the Series is won and tinker a little though.
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29/11/2020 16:40:27 3 22
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As a Scot, pains me to say it, but they are a fine cricket team (apart from when they cheated the kiwis) who I enjoy watching at the 1 day stuff

I can accept them being best at the 20/20, but thankfully the England footie team is a few levels below them or we would be looking at having to watch them win the Euros next year.
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29/11/2020 16:52:38 7 0
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Why does it pain You ? Do you not remember Mike Denness ?
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29/11/2020 16:33:37 18 0
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Although Eoin would love to win 3-0 I have a feeling that he might look at other members of his available squad on Tuesday.
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29/11/2020 16:40:28 4 1
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I would be happy to see all the players that have been sitting on the bench starting the next one John. They are all good players and we need to get them out there.
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29/11/2020 16:42:26 22 0
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2-0 away to South Africa - what’s not to like! For the World Cup under Indian conditions I see one change and that would be Tom Curran out replaced by either Moeen or Root. Would give us 2 spinners which will be needed. Not worried about Roy yet as he has plenty in the bank on previous performances. That said we have Sam Billings waiting in the wings to replace if needed. Very powerful squad!
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29/11/2020 16:46:30 22 0
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As much as we all love Rooty, with Malan there is no need for him
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29/11/2020 16:49:30 6 0
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The 3rd T20 will be an excellent chance to see what Moeen, Billings and maybe Topley can do.
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29/11/2020 20:14:52 1 0
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Roy has plenty in the bank for 50 over cricket, not sure about T20. Bairstow or Banton to replace him
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30/11/2020 07:19:32 1 0
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Hasn't Roy been off form since that disastrous decision to put him in the Test team. Probably destroyed his confidence!?
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30/11/2020 07:48:06 0 0
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Imagine what we would be like if Alex Hales had ever learned to behave properly.
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29/11/2020 16:42:26 9 8
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Who'd have thought an Irishman would be the greatest Captain and Revolutionary of England...!
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29/11/2020 17:12:18 1 0
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they dont like that kind of talk round here GreatMc

try the rugby hys's
that's full of internecine spleen venting
the whole NI playing with Ireland as Ireland does their parochial nuts

I would have had Morgan's options
were it not for the fact that I'm pp at cricket
I despair that it hates me because I love it
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29/11/2020 22:07:38 0 0
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English mother (so only half Irish)
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29/11/2020 22:44:58 1 0
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Why does cricket attract all these absurd references to history? Migration has characterised the world for thousands of years. There are no English players whose ancestry can't be traced back to immigrants - Vikings, Normans - you name it
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29/11/2020 16:42:47 1 31
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Morgan should be dropped Root should be captain
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29/11/2020 16:44:50 3 1
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Only if Joe only makes him bowl 2 overs max?
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29/11/2020 16:47:35 6 0
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???????????????????? I'll let you reflect on that post - Are you going to give reasons?
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29/11/2020 19:08:07 1 0
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Why? Is your name Nick Hoult of the Telegraph. Not the sharpest.
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29/11/2020 16:22:47 6 2
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Another super win for England and another Yorkie leading the way with the bat and can say why Number 1 in the Rankings.

Team effort though to make this another win ... Can it be 3 in a row.

Lets just enjoy this Win today.
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29/11/2020 16:43:04 8 0
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I didn't know Roehampton was in Yorkshire...
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29/11/2020 16:55:27 0 0
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Well let's say he plays for Yorkshire so his a Yorkie or if he stayed in Roehampton be be playing for the Brown Caps then of Surrey. ??
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29/11/2020 16:39:02 13 7
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Let's be totally honest Joe Root, who is having a great tour down there anyway, should be in this side. No dot balls and he hits enough boundaries if we need it.

Still not sure about Tom Curran. Anybody help me out with regards to him?
Root got rid of the 2 monster Windies hitters in the World cup final with his spin. Maybe that's a clue?
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29/11/2020 16:43:22 14 3
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Where would Root come in though, Malan has 3 on lock, we can't afford another slow player like Root.
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29/11/2020 16:44:39 41 0
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Dear Vikram, hope you are doing well. As Broad isn't playing for our ODI side would you like to borrow him to help with Warner.
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29/11/2020 17:05:16 10 69
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Na mate. Only one team that has use other countries players ?? 7 of the 11 not even English ??
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29/11/2020 16:42:47 1 31
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Morgan should be dropped Root should be captain
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29/11/2020 16:44:50 3 1
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Only if Joe only makes him bowl 2 overs max?
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29/11/2020 16:45:20 5 7
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Question. Should Malan have been given out? The fielder threw the ball in the air, stepped over the boundary rope, then caught the ball before he was back on the field of play. It was brilliant fielding, but was it within the laws of the game?
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29/11/2020 16:46:57 7 0
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Well within the laws of the game, has happened before. I like it, it rewards athletic fielding.
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29/11/2020 16:49:56 2 1
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As long as no part of the body is physically touching the boundary marking or over it the ball remains live and in play. So therefore the catch will stand, as it's beginning to happen in the game often now or being televised.

So if that helps you out fair play and sure some other HYS Cricket folks will comment too.
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29/11/2020 16:54:40 2 1
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Yes he should have been given out. 100% in the laws of the game providing the fielder is not holding the ball and touching the floor on the other side of the boundary ropes. This is something you see so often now in world cricket
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29/11/2020 17:18:51 1 3
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100% agree. Before he caught the ball a 2nd time he was airborne and he last grounded over the boundary.
Don't know who makes the rules but if this is allowed it shouldn't be.
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29/11/2020 16:34:22 3 3
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I think we need one more spinner as the WC is in India, I'm not sure about Moeen any more so I'd have Root.
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29/11/2020 16:46:14 1 2
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Moeen in for the pugilist.
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29/11/2020 16:42:26 22 0
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2-0 away to South Africa - what’s not to like! For the World Cup under Indian conditions I see one change and that would be Tom Curran out replaced by either Moeen or Root. Would give us 2 spinners which will be needed. Not worried about Roy yet as he has plenty in the bank on previous performances. That said we have Sam Billings waiting in the wings to replace if needed. Very powerful squad!
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29/11/2020 16:46:30 22 0
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As much as we all love Rooty, with Malan there is no need for him
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29/11/2020 16:56:42 6 2
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Root is the best player of spin in the country,he has to be in contention for the world cup in India, in my opinion,
where spin bowlers will have conditions in their favour
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29/11/2020 16:45:20 5 7
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Question. Should Malan have been given out? The fielder threw the ball in the air, stepped over the boundary rope, then caught the ball before he was back on the field of play. It was brilliant fielding, but was it within the laws of the game?
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29/11/2020 16:46:57 7 0
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Well within the laws of the game, has happened before. I like it, it rewards athletic fielding.
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29/11/2020 16:39:02 13 7
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Let's be totally honest Joe Root, who is having a great tour down there anyway, should be in this side. No dot balls and he hits enough boundaries if we need it.

Still not sure about Tom Curran. Anybody help me out with regards to him?
Root got rid of the 2 monster Windies hitters in the World cup final with his spin. Maybe that's a clue?
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29/11/2020 16:47:05 2 0
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Both lads had a not so good day with ball although Tom did get a wicket.

Yes Indian wickets will be a Tester and as we both know with the HYS Folks the Selectors have it mind who will be going barring injuries.
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29/11/2020 16:42:47 1 31
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Morgan should be dropped Root should be captain
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29/11/2020 16:47:35 6 0
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???????????????????? I'll let you reflect on that post - Are you going to give reasons?
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29/11/2020 17:20:14 2 0
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There aren't any sensible reasons so I doubt it very much..
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29/11/2020 16:42:26 22 0
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2-0 away to South Africa - what’s not to like! For the World Cup under Indian conditions I see one change and that would be Tom Curran out replaced by either Moeen or Root. Would give us 2 spinners which will be needed. Not worried about Roy yet as he has plenty in the bank on previous performances. That said we have Sam Billings waiting in the wings to replace if needed. Very powerful squad!
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29/11/2020 16:49:30 6 0
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The 3rd T20 will be an excellent chance to see what Moeen, Billings and maybe Topley can do.
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29/11/2020 16:45:20 5 7
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Question. Should Malan have been given out? The fielder threw the ball in the air, stepped over the boundary rope, then caught the ball before he was back on the field of play. It was brilliant fielding, but was it within the laws of the game?
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29/11/2020 16:49:56 2 1
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As long as no part of the body is physically touching the boundary marking or over it the ball remains live and in play. So therefore the catch will stand, as it's beginning to happen in the game often now or being televised.

So if that helps you out fair play and sure some other HYS Cricket folks will comment too.
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29/11/2020 16:50:59 30 2
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Still don't see what Tom Curran brings to the team ?

2 for 92 at 11.5 so far in this series,

In the last 11 innings he has gone for 10 and over in 5 of them,he has only gone for less than 8 an over once in that time.

Has a highest score of 14.
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29/11/2020 18:32:45 6 0
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Potentially very good with the ball and can bat a bit too. But I was surprised he was chosen over Wood today.
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29/11/2020 18:50:42 4 0
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Whilst I do think he is rightly in for the chop I have no issue with England giving him a fair run. He has had past credit in the bank and was a star performer in the Big Bash.

I do think he is surplus to requirement and a 2nd spinner who can bat, maybe one with a big beard, would be better placed.
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30/11/2020 10:19:17 0 0
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Yeah, he almost lost us the game. Feels like bit of a liability.
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Eye candy?
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29/11/2020 16:51:09 6 7
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Mo Ali must be given a chance now the series is wrapped up. The pitch is perfect for a spinner as we can see with the amount of turn Rashid is getting. Also, Roy is horribly out of form so i think bairstow should join buttler at the top of the order. This is my selection for the 3rd match.

Bairstow
Buttler
Malan
Stokes
Morgan
Ali
Sam Curran
Tom Curran
Rashid
Archer
Jordan

Thoughts?
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29/11/2020 17:02:49 7 0
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Perhaps bring wood in for tom curran?
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29/11/2020 16:36:07 3 4
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2:0 to us and it's been brutally hard against an excellent cricket team.

Are all singing and all dancing wrecking ball openers are struggling. Once again it would appear that Buttler has to keep getting in Jonny's way and as we can see Buttler is a finisher, not an opener for England.
Malan is a real bonus for us these days, that's for sure.
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29/11/2020 16:51:51 2 0
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That's 50/50 for me. Jonny Bairstow certainly finished in the last match.

It's tough for the players to get form (IPL ones excepted) and the selectors at the mo with such sporadic matches.
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29/11/2020 16:40:27 3 22
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As a Scot, pains me to say it, but they are a fine cricket team (apart from when they cheated the kiwis) who I enjoy watching at the 1 day stuff

I can accept them being best at the 20/20, but thankfully the England footie team is a few levels below them or we would be looking at having to watch them win the Euros next year.
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29/11/2020 16:52:38 7 0
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Why does it pain You ? Do you not remember Mike Denness ?
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29/11/2020 20:36:06 0 1
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Yep, England's worst ever batsman who had the good sense to sack himself.
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29/11/2020 16:53:55 37 6
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Tom Curran and Jason Roy both need to be replaced in the next game. Neither is doing enough to justify their place. That’s from a Surrey season ticket holder.
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29/11/2020 17:23:37 9 1
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T Curran was great in the summer. But he seems to be a very on and off bowler
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29/11/2020 17:38:26 4 1
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Winning 2-0??? why the negative comment? Sure footy pages full of united fans claiming they are ''best in the world'' after scraping a win. Great win,enjoy
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30/11/2020 15:06:07 0 0
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Roy is proven good enough and destructive enough to be given the opportunity to regain form.
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29/11/2020 16:45:20 5 7
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Question. Should Malan have been given out? The fielder threw the ball in the air, stepped over the boundary rope, then caught the ball before he was back on the field of play. It was brilliant fielding, but was it within the laws of the game?
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29/11/2020 16:54:40 2 1
bbc
Yes he should have been given out. 100% in the laws of the game providing the fielder is not holding the ball and touching the floor on the other side of the boundary ropes. This is something you see so often now in world cricket
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29/11/2020 16:43:04 8 0
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I didn't know Roehampton was in Yorkshire...
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29/11/2020 16:55:27 0 0
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Well let's say he plays for Yorkshire so his a Yorkie or if he stayed in Roehampton be be playing for the Brown Caps then of Surrey. ??
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29/11/2020 16:56:03 5 0
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Slow lifeless pitch. Another relatively average performance. Same result. Man we’re good.
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29/11/2020 16:46:30 22 0
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As much as we all love Rooty, with Malan there is no need for him
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29/11/2020 16:56:42 6 2
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Root is the best player of spin in the country,he has to be in contention for the world cup in India, in my opinion,
where spin bowlers will have conditions in their favour
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29/11/2020 17:22:20 4 0
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Please tell me where does Root fit in? I like brown sauce on my chips you like Tomato. All entitled to our opinions, i'd much rather Root focussed on bringing the Ashes home and let Morgan deal with the white ball stuff.The only comparison in the T20 team is the top T20 batsmen in the world, Malan.
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29/11/2020 16:59:00 4 1
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RE Tom Curran: If it wasn't for his age (wrong side of 30!) Benny Howell would be an excellent player to have in the side. His economy rate is 2nd only to Rashid Khan in T20 cricket, can bowl deliveries no one else can and the luminaries of T20 cricket, ABD and Gayle have gone on record saying that he's very hard to pick and play. Just a thought for you all.
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29/11/2020 17:00:54 2 0
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Indeed, very surprised that he has never been played by England.
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29/11/2020 17:21:31 1 0
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Plays for Gloucestershire so no chance also went unsold on ipl auction so no chance of proving himself against the best
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29/11/2020 16:59:14 27 10
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More than enough time has passed to give Alex Hales a chance to redeem himself.
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29/11/2020 19:21:52 4 2
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I do think it a bit odd that other players come off the naughty step after a time but Hales seems to be banned sine die.
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29/11/2020 21:21:02 0 3
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With less than a year to go before the WC and so limited matches before then, England isn't going to risk jeopardising their carefully constructed, professional set-up with the cocaine user Hales.

No one wants him in the set-up and, at least while Morgan is captain, won't happen.
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30/11/2020 11:50:24 0 0
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and England too
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30/11/2020 19:03:51 0 0
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I agree, He has more than paid for a stupid mistake.
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30/11/2020 20:45:18 0 0
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Morgan doesn't like him apparently, and in the England ODI set up, Morgan has the final say I understand. No doubt that Hales is a very talented player, but others of much talent have come unstuck - Monty and Symmo for example.
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29/11/2020 16:30:43 45 0
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Wonder if Vikram will appear, 2 England wins and 2 thrashings of India.
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29/11/2020 17:00:48 10 2
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Bit harsh as the Indian batsman today tried to put up a good fight seeing as their Top 7 all passed 20+ .

Still good runs total for the wicket too ...

Thanks for jogging my memory on Vikram as was wondering on his where abouts.
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29/11/2020 17:10:29 2 0
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The problem was their SR, chasing down nearly 400, they all went at about a run a ball. Smith hit 102 of 64 balls, Kohli had 65 runs by his 64th ball.
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29/11/2020 16:59:00 4 1
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RE Tom Curran: If it wasn't for his age (wrong side of 30!) Benny Howell would be an excellent player to have in the side. His economy rate is 2nd only to Rashid Khan in T20 cricket, can bowl deliveries no one else can and the luminaries of T20 cricket, ABD and Gayle have gone on record saying that he's very hard to pick and play. Just a thought for you all.
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29/11/2020 17:00:54 2 0
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Indeed, very surprised that he has never been played by England.
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29/11/2020 17:06:27 2 0
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If he's not going to play for England then why not let him reveal the secrets of some of his deliveries for the team. Apparently he has a vast repertoire of slower balls - some taken directly from Baseball, others he's mastered in his back garden with his pet dog!!
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29/11/2020 16:33:37 18 0
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Although Eoin would love to win 3-0 I have a feeling that he might look at other members of his available squad on Tuesday.
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29/11/2020 17:01:39 3 0
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Give Billings a go I say. Had a great summer and deserves a match or two. Take Roy out and have Butler and Stokes/Bairstow opening with Billings coming in at 5 or 6
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29/11/2020 16:51:09 6 7
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Mo Ali must be given a chance now the series is wrapped up. The pitch is perfect for a spinner as we can see with the amount of turn Rashid is getting. Also, Roy is horribly out of form so i think bairstow should join buttler at the top of the order. This is my selection for the 3rd match.

Bairstow
Buttler
Malan
Stokes
Morgan
Ali
Sam Curran
Tom Curran
Rashid
Archer
Jordan

Thoughts?
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29/11/2020 17:02:49 7 0
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Perhaps bring wood in for tom curran?
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29/11/2020 17:04:05 6 7
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I think we got away with one there. After bowling 20 overs and only needing just over sixes l don’t think our batters apart from Malan adapted very well to the conditions. Too many wasteful dismissals kept SA in the game for too long. I have no doubt about the ability in the side but sometimes find the approach puzzling . That said a wins a win.
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29/11/2020 17:07:48 2 0
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Don't you mean sevens?!
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29/11/2020 17:08:21 1 0
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Just over sixes!?! Bit inaccurate it was closer to 7.5 an over!!!
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29/11/2020 16:44:39 41 0
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Dear Vikram, hope you are doing well. As Broad isn't playing for our ODI side would you like to borrow him to help with Warner.
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29/11/2020 17:05:16 10 69
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Na mate. Only one team that has use other countries players ?? 7 of the 11 not even English ??
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29/11/2020 17:26:19 18 1
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What about New Zealand? Where do you think De Grandhomme, Munro, Sodhi, Aijaz Patel, Neil Wagner were born - not New Zealand!
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29/11/2020 17:30:28 8 3
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It's called diversity ?? Maybe if SA weren't as narrow minded they could of had so many great players.Asian influence has helped many countries, Canada,Germany,Holland,Scotland and USA to name a few. Commenting on the BBC for bites? Oh and Dravid was better, Kholi soon will be better than your ''god''????
hey Sachin , you throw the ball well !! ie " a complete tosser " Removed
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29/11/2020 19:04:33 10 0
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I assume you would tease if England lost though and talk about "English arrogance" chasing a modest total and blowing up? I assume also you would want it both ways.
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29/11/2020 19:38:50 10 1
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Same old argument that we have heard before. Where do you think these 'Non-English' players learnt their trade. They did not come over to England as ready-made international players, they became the players they are by playing over here, making their lives over here, living here and being U.K citizens. They are not "Other countries players", it's a free market and they can work where they like.
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29/11/2020 20:49:08 1 0
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Name the seven who weren't born in England?
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30/11/2020 07:39:15 2 1
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Each and every player in the England team is qualified to play for England. The fact that we are a country which welcomes and encourages immigrants who want to come here is, in my opinion, one of our great strengths as a nation - we are diverse and multi-cultural. Can you say the same about your country ?
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29/11/2020 17:06:08 3 0
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For Sale.

1 life sized cardboa.................................................... LOL
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29/11/2020 17:11:40 2 0
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You got the whole Yorkshire team to hand ... So has your new one arrived yet of Dom Bess ??.
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29/11/2020 17:06:16 5 0
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Another Toss won and deciding to Bat second, so paying off again so his tactics are working.

Be good to see Us actually set a Target and defend as this at sometime will happen.

For now though it's the Management's and Captains plan to do it that way so why change it.
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29/11/2020 17:00:54 2 0
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Indeed, very surprised that he has never been played by England.
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29/11/2020 17:06:27 2 0
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If he's not going to play for England then why not let him reveal the secrets of some of his deliveries for the team. Apparently he has a vast repertoire of slower balls - some taken directly from Baseball, others he's mastered in his back garden with his pet dog!!
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29/11/2020 17:04:05 6 7
bbc
I think we got away with one there. After bowling 20 overs and only needing just over sixes l don’t think our batters apart from Malan adapted very well to the conditions. Too many wasteful dismissals kept SA in the game for too long. I have no doubt about the ability in the side but sometimes find the approach puzzling . That said a wins a win.
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29/11/2020 17:07:48 2 0
bbc
Don't you mean sevens?!
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29/11/2020 16:34:22 3 3
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I think we need one more spinner as the WC is in India, I'm not sure about Moeen any more so I'd have Root.
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29/11/2020 17:08:04 0 1
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Root is a solid back up/part timer/ 'all rounder' (I use that very loosely in this case). Dan Moriarty had a good T20 Blast for Gloucestershire as a spinner but it's his first season so I wouldn't ruin him just yet
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29/11/2020 17:04:05 6 7
bbc
I think we got away with one there. After bowling 20 overs and only needing just over sixes l don’t think our batters apart from Malan adapted very well to the conditions. Too many wasteful dismissals kept SA in the game for too long. I have no doubt about the ability in the side but sometimes find the approach puzzling . That said a wins a win.
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29/11/2020 17:08:21 1 0
bbc
Just over sixes!?! Bit inaccurate it was closer to 7.5 an over!!!
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29/11/2020 17:30:59 1 2
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OK 7.5 but in modern T20 that is just over 6s and doesn’t require swinging from the hip from ball 1. Anyway that’s the way England players play and it’s very successful so what do I know .
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29/11/2020 17:08:54 4 3
bbc
Hard to disagree with the comments about Tom Curran .... but England see something in him. Great slower ball, good Yorker, variations and showed that Curran fighting spirit with the bat in the IPL. Given time, he may become our next Plunkett (who should never have been dropped).
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29/11/2020 17:08:55 0 8
bbc
Root in for Roy and let Malan and Buttler open
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29/11/2020 17:21:09 6 1
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Surely Banton is the next cab on the rank
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29/11/2020 17:00:48 10 2
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Bit harsh as the Indian batsman today tried to put up a good fight seeing as their Top 7 all passed 20+ .

Still good runs total for the wicket too ...

Thanks for jogging my memory on Vikram as was wondering on his where abouts.
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29/11/2020 17:10:29 2 0
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The problem was their SR, chasing down nearly 400, they all went at about a run a ball. Smith hit 102 of 64 balls, Kohli had 65 runs by his 64th ball.
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29/11/2020 17:25:19 2 0
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For the first 20-30 they were on par with how the Aussies were batting but after that it did fall down hill.

Still a good game though.
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29/11/2020 17:06:08 3 0
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For Sale.

1 life sized cardboa.................................................... LOL
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29/11/2020 17:11:40 2 0
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You got the whole Yorkshire team to hand ... So has your new one arrived yet of Dom Bess ??.
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29/11/2020 16:42:26 9 8
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Who'd have thought an Irishman would be the greatest Captain and Revolutionary of England...!
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29/11/2020 17:12:18 1 0
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they dont like that kind of talk round here GreatMc

try the rugby hys's
that's full of internecine spleen venting
the whole NI playing with Ireland as Ireland does their parochial nuts

I would have had Morgan's options
were it not for the fact that I'm pp at cricket
I despair that it hates me because I love it
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29/11/2020 17:13:14 35 3
bbc
Good old Amy, can't commentate and can't be bothered to look up where Malan was born. Poor journalism if ever there was! Still, anything is better than listening to Gough spew his words on Talksport.
Removed
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29/11/2020 16:36:54 8 1
bbc
Good result - nice to beat the saffers on their home soil - bodes well for india - but no mention of the excellent bowling group work and Rashids good figures, keeping the scoring down is a major part of T20 - smash bang batting is not really news - come on beeb.
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29/11/2020 17:17:56 14 0
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Archer only going for 4.5 per over is impressive too..
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29/11/2020 18:42:49 1 0
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I wasn't convinced but Archer to start with, thought he was too laid back and didn't want to win enough. But international and IPL exposure seems to have fired him up, he always comes good on the big stage now it seems.
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29/11/2020 16:45:20 5 7
bbc
Question. Should Malan have been given out? The fielder threw the ball in the air, stepped over the boundary rope, then caught the ball before he was back on the field of play. It was brilliant fielding, but was it within the laws of the game?
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29/11/2020 17:18:51 1 3
bbc
100% agree. Before he caught the ball a 2nd time he was airborne and he last grounded over the boundary.
Don't know who makes the rules but if this is allowed it shouldn't be.
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29/11/2020 17:30:53 2 1
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Completely allowed. Something that has happened several times now, to the point where it doesn’t even feel that impressive anymore! It’s equal for all teams, and if fielders can do it then fair play. I wouldn’t want the rules to change just because fielding has got better.
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29/11/2020 16:47:35 6 0
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???????????????????? I'll let you reflect on that post - Are you going to give reasons?
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29/11/2020 17:20:14 2 0
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There aren't any sensible reasons so I doubt it very much..
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29/11/2020 17:13:14 35 3
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Good old Amy, can't commentate and can't be bothered to look up where Malan was born. Poor journalism if ever there was! Still, anything is better than listening to Gough spew his words on Talksport.
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Removed
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29/11/2020 17:08:55 0 8
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Root in for Roy and let Malan and Buttler open
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29/11/2020 17:21:09 6 1
bbc
Surely Banton is the next cab on the rank
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29/11/2020 16:59:00 4 1
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RE Tom Curran: If it wasn't for his age (wrong side of 30!) Benny Howell would be an excellent player to have in the side. His economy rate is 2nd only to Rashid Khan in T20 cricket, can bowl deliveries no one else can and the luminaries of T20 cricket, ABD and Gayle have gone on record saying that he's very hard to pick and play. Just a thought for you all.
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29/11/2020 17:21:31 1 0
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Plays for Gloucestershire so no chance also went unsold on ipl auction so no chance of proving himself against the best
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29/11/2020 17:33:55 1 0
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Both Gayle and ABD persuaded him to go for the auction too. ABD was in the same side as him for the BPL about 2 years ago - apparently Benny continually bowled ABD in the nets with an ultra, ultra slow ball that ABD simply couldn't pick. Shame as I think he'd have been a real threat in the death overs for England.
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29/11/2020 16:56:42 6 2
bbc
Root is the best player of spin in the country,he has to be in contention for the world cup in India, in my opinion,
where spin bowlers will have conditions in their favour
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29/11/2020 17:22:20 4 0
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Please tell me where does Root fit in? I like brown sauce on my chips you like Tomato. All entitled to our opinions, i'd much rather Root focussed on bringing the Ashes home and let Morgan deal with the white ball stuff.The only comparison in the T20 team is the top T20 batsmen in the world, Malan.
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29/11/2020 18:06:55 4 0
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Well you could move Bairstow to open, drop Roy and bring in Root. Of course having said that they could play Roy in the next game and he scores 100!
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29/11/2020 17:22:43 2 9
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How can malan be best t20 batsman in world. How about babar azam, kohli etc etc south africa are a poor side.
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29/11/2020 17:26:30 5 0
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Top 3 Batting averages in t20I's, and SR:
Babar Azam: 50.93 at 130
Virat Kohli: 50.8 at 138.24
Dawid Malan: 47.25 at 144
The averages are very close, but Malan has a superior SR.
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29/11/2020 17:34:28 5 0
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Because over past 12 months he has been best Batsmen. Is that so hard?
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29/11/2020 18:25:54 2 0
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Your timing is diabolical. That very player has just won us an entire series, away down in South Africa.
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29/11/2020 17:23:05 3 7
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Better from Jordan with the ball today, though the two Currans served up their usual filth.
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29/11/2020 17:28:09 4 1
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As Sam has only played a handful of T20I's that must be the first time.
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29/11/2020 16:53:55 37 6
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Tom Curran and Jason Roy both need to be replaced in the next game. Neither is doing enough to justify their place. That’s from a Surrey season ticket holder.
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29/11/2020 17:23:37 9 1
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T Curran was great in the summer. But he seems to be a very on and off bowler
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29/11/2020 17:35:00 6 0
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It could be he tries too many things leading to erratic deliveries.
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29/11/2020 18:11:39 1 0
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Think his problem is his frenetic action. Can go wrong too easily.
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29/11/2020 17:10:29 2 0
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The problem was their SR, chasing down nearly 400, they all went at about a run a ball. Smith hit 102 of 64 balls, Kohli had 65 runs by his 64th ball.
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29/11/2020 17:25:19 2 0
bbc
For the first 20-30 they were on par with how the Aussies were batting but after that it did fall down hill.

Still a good game though.
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29/11/2020 17:05:16 10 69
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Na mate. Only one team that has use other countries players ?? 7 of the 11 not even English ??
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29/11/2020 17:26:19 18 1
bbc
What about New Zealand? Where do you think De Grandhomme, Munro, Sodhi, Aijaz Patel, Neil Wagner were born - not New Zealand!
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29/11/2020 17:29:05 23 4
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Ignore him, it's sad that he thinks multiculturism is something to be ashamed of.
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30/11/2020 07:36:02 2 0
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Um Gottes Willen. National identity and allegiance is based on far more than just place of birth, only simplistic trouble-makers pretend otherwise. Why should someone born overseas to parents who are living and working there temporarily be any less of a national than someone born on home soil ? The circumstances of overseas births are always complex, but they do not affect personal allegiance.
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29/11/2020 17:22:43 2 9
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How can malan be best t20 batsman in world. How about babar azam, kohli etc etc south africa are a poor side.
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29/11/2020 17:26:30 5 0
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Top 3 Batting averages in t20I's, and SR:
Babar Azam: 50.93 at 130
Virat Kohli: 50.8 at 138.24
Dawid Malan: 47.25 at 144
The averages are very close, but Malan has a superior SR.
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29/11/2020 17:27:11 55 2
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BBC accurate as ever. Malan was born in London. Not important, but it seemed like a dig in the article/report. Good game though.
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29/11/2020 17:29:05 23 0
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Born Roehampton.
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29/11/2020 17:37:59 19 3
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It’s typical bbc, this journalist is more interested in pushing her political agenda than reporting on the cricket...
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29/11/2020 22:00:40 2 0
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Yes agree, Malan's first seven years were clearly the most important in his cricket development, whilst, eg, Kevin Pietersen only developed as a cricketer after his high school. Same with Jofra. Morgan developed as a cricketer when he was at Dulwich (briefly). Why so sensitive? They are all English through and through.
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29/11/2020 23:07:41 1 0
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I tweeted Amy privately and she updated this article to remove this
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29/11/2020 17:23:05 3 7
bbc
Better from Jordan with the ball today, though the two Currans served up their usual filth.
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29/11/2020 17:28:09 4 1
bbc
As Sam has only played a handful of T20I's that must be the first time.
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29/11/2020 17:27:11 55 2
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BBC accurate as ever. Malan was born in London. Not important, but it seemed like a dig in the article/report. Good game though.
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29/11/2020 17:29:05 23 0
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Born Roehampton.
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29/11/2020 18:34:37 3 1
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Whenever I here Roehampton I think of the end of a well known Derek and Clyde sketch!
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29/11/2020 20:11:27 0 0
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I thought that error myself! Thanks for confirming
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29/11/2020 17:26:19 18 1
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What about New Zealand? Where do you think De Grandhomme, Munro, Sodhi, Aijaz Patel, Neil Wagner were born - not New Zealand!
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29/11/2020 17:29:05 23 4
bbc
Ignore him, it's sad that he thinks multiculturism is something to be ashamed of.
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29/11/2020 17:05:16 10 69
bbc
Na mate. Only one team that has use other countries players ?? 7 of the 11 not even English ??
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29/11/2020 17:30:28 8 3
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It's called diversity ?? Maybe if SA weren't as narrow minded they could of had so many great players.Asian influence has helped many countries, Canada,Germany,Holland,Scotland and USA to name a few. Commenting on the BBC for bites? Oh and Dravid was better, Kholi soon will be better than your ''god''????
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29/11/2020 18:31:34 17 1
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People forget that India can be as racist as anywhere (cast system for a start!) my partner is Indian, so I know. And yes, diversity is a good thing, and it is great that sport often leads the way in that. The England cricket team is a fine example.
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30/11/2020 10:52:14 1 0
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'Could have'....not 'could of'!
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29/11/2020 17:18:51 1 3
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100% agree. Before he caught the ball a 2nd time he was airborne and he last grounded over the boundary.
Don't know who makes the rules but if this is allowed it shouldn't be.
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29/11/2020 17:30:53 2 1
bbc
Completely allowed. Something that has happened several times now, to the point where it doesn’t even feel that impressive anymore! It’s equal for all teams, and if fielders can do it then fair play. I wouldn’t want the rules to change just because fielding has got better.
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29/11/2020 17:08:21 1 0
bbc
Just over sixes!?! Bit inaccurate it was closer to 7.5 an over!!!
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29/11/2020 17:30:59 1 2
bbc
OK 7.5 but in modern T20 that is just over 6s and doesn’t require swinging from the hip from ball 1. Anyway that’s the way England players play and it’s very successful so what do I know .
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29/11/2020 17:21:31 1 0
bbc
Plays for Gloucestershire so no chance also went unsold on ipl auction so no chance of proving himself against the best
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29/11/2020 17:33:55 1 0
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Both Gayle and ABD persuaded him to go for the auction too. ABD was in the same side as him for the BPL about 2 years ago - apparently Benny continually bowled ABD in the nets with an ultra, ultra slow ball that ABD simply couldn't pick. Shame as I think he'd have been a real threat in the death overs for England.