Malan hits 99 not out to seal series win
01/12/2020 | sport | cricket | 352
Dawid Malan hits 99 not out off 47 balls as England beat South Africa by nine wickets to complete a 3-0 Twenty20 series win.
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01/12/2020 20:30:19 17 0
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What a white ball team w are, number one in both of the white ball formats.
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01/12/2020 20:39:25 7 0
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What treats are we in for tonight then from Mr M...... ??

Especially as Rashid bowled well and Malan another knock.
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01/12/2020 20:31:54 73 1
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I would do anything... anything to be in Cape Town watching England play right now. Wonderful ground in a wonderful country
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01/12/2020 20:44:46 26 1
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Great shout Tommy
10yrs ago I was in Cape Town for the test match and safari in Shanwari, in total fantastic 16 days
Most amazing time and as you say wonderful place and people
I will go back and can’t wait.
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01/12/2020 21:31:08 3 1
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@tommy I hear you mate.

I lived in Paarl a while ago where they had the second game. That baking hot sun brought it all back! What a wonderful country.
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01/12/2020 21:45:23 4 1
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Was there in 2003 for the WC. Amazing place, would love to go back.
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Hes
01/12/2020 22:25:08 2 1
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Was looking at that sunshine they played in on Sunday - a long way from here!
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01/12/2020 22:44:12 6 1
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Agreed Tommy. I was there for the 2016 test when Stokes and Bairstow added 399 for the 6th wicket. They scored at such a rate and broke so many records there was a standing ovation every 10 minutes! The best days cricket I've ever seen.
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02/12/2020 07:39:12 2 1
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Cape Town is one of the best cities on Earth. Went there to watch England v Algeria in 2010.
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01/12/2020 20:32:29 16 1
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Boom boom boom what another super result.

Batted Dawid that's why you number 1 ranked T20 Batsman. Supported well by Buttler too and Team performance again although it appeared to be a Batting track looking at both sets of bowling figures.

Anyway what a Great T20 series it's been and a 3 - 0.
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01/12/2020 20:32:36 55 2
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I almost feel like a lot of people (myself included) have been waiting for Malan to come back down to Earth given he isn’t the most glamorous name in that England batting lineup. At this point though, I think it’s time to accept he is one of the world’s best at what he does. Made Buttler look average compared to him out there. Terrific to watch
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01/12/2020 20:32:42 45 0
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Absolutely phenomenal, particularly from Malan (special mentions to Buttler and Rashid too). The T20 team is very much reminding me of the ODI team in the run up to the 2019 WC, very impressive and intimidating to other sides with the depth in quality.
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01/12/2020 20:35:28 24 0
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Yes Rashid bowling figures best out of the two teams as well.
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01/12/2020 20:38:59 10 0
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This T20 team is reminding me of the England Rugby side leading up to the 2003 RWC in the sense that they give off an aura of invincibility!
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01/12/2020 20:32:49 3 1
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I’m still wondering what Malan is showing.
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01/12/2020 20:35:29 3 0
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Ah they fixed the blank finish to the headline so my comment doesn’t make sense anymore.
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01/12/2020 20:35:31 1 3
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In that case I'm guessing that white ball cricket isn't for you.
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01/12/2020 20:33:35 7 0
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Yes England!... Best in the world.
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01/12/2020 20:33:45 22 0
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Dawid Malan. You are a star!!
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01/12/2020 20:34:25 7 0
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just stunning performance.
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01/12/2020 20:34:26 57 0
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Why on earth isn't Malan in the 50 over side?
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01/12/2020 22:02:01 10 20
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He really should be. Unfortunately an out of form Joe Root will always be ahead of him.
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02/12/2020 20:51:01 0 0
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England don't really trust their bowlers.

Root is a pretty decent option with the ball and Stokes isn't good enough to trust 10 overs to.

Otherwise Stokes would be 1 of the 4 and Root the only option and there would be space.
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01/12/2020 20:34:52 16 1
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Wonderful performance from England, beating a very good SA team away from home and chasing (twice) decent totals. Very few passengers in the team, though I think Tom Curran is one. SA bowlers did start to look a bit shell shocked by about over 10. Excellent performance! Well done!
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01/12/2020 22:01:26 3 12
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South Africa are not a very good team though, are they? They're a team full of guys fairly or completely new to international cricket, plus one guy who's proved not to be international standard in Bavuma and one who's well past his best in Du Plessis. I suppose de Kock is good though.
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02/12/2020 18:00:11 0 0
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what about ROY batting against the very mediocre bowling attack ca not step up to international level
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01/12/2020 20:35:12 5 1
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This England batting lineup is something else! Not too sure about the bowling, but the batting 9/10 is amazing!

I think Aus are the only real challengers.
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02/12/2020 07:55:41 0 0
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Ind/WI, too
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02/12/2020 09:14:54 0 0
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NZ plus India a problem.
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01/12/2020 20:32:42 45 0
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Absolutely phenomenal, particularly from Malan (special mentions to Buttler and Rashid too). The T20 team is very much reminding me of the ODI team in the run up to the 2019 WC, very impressive and intimidating to other sides with the depth in quality.
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01/12/2020 20:35:28 24 0
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Yes Rashid bowling figures best out of the two teams as well.
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01/12/2020 20:32:49 3 1
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I’m still wondering what Malan is showing.
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01/12/2020 20:35:29 3 0
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Ah they fixed the blank finish to the headline so my comment doesn’t make sense anymore.
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01/12/2020 20:32:49 3 1
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I’m still wondering what Malan is showing.
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01/12/2020 20:35:31 1 3
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In that case I'm guessing that white ball cricket isn't for you.
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01/12/2020 20:36:19 5 0
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Men against boys. Malan just showing why he is number 1. Absolutely Superb
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01/12/2020 20:41:12 6 1
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Plus rashid is best spinner in white ball cricket. But I can pick him from me sofa lol
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01/12/2020 20:36:46 8 0
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Gutted that Malan didn't get his century. The look on his face when he paddled that last delivery for a single then realised what he'd done! This England side looks very, very good and has good players waiting in the wings too. Future looks bright!
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01/12/2020 20:40:43 10 0
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Took one for the Team as they say and cannot deny he shall have his time again to reach a 100.
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01/12/2020 20:37:14 2 1
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South Africa need some bowling, they are so bad! Good batting team but they cannot compete with their bowling issues!!! In T20 you can’t fail to protect scores of 180-190-200!! You need to win those or at least one or two
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01/12/2020 20:40:52 6 0
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This England side chased down 146 in 11 overs this time last year. Perhaps it was just the brilliance of the batting rather than the bowling.
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01/12/2020 20:41:22 4 0
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Not sure about that. In Nortje, Rabada and Ngidi they have some of the best in the world (as proven in the IPL) - granted, Shamsi is either brilliant or awful, but their bowling attack is pretty good.
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01/12/2020 20:37:54 8 0
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With the emergence of Malan, England have amazing T20 batting power and fans can sit back and enjoy the ride as this team dominates the next couple of years. The balcony signs are an unwelcome distraction to a great team and should be consigned to the dustbin -when the ICC wakes up.
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01/12/2020 20:38:17 56 0
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Always thought Malan was discarded from the test side a little too hastily. He was one of the few batsmen to come back from the last Ashes with any credit...
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01/12/2020 21:05:30 6 16
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Roy was never a test opener and I think Malan needs a lot more form in the longer format before being considered for the test team.
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01/12/2020 22:47:24 1 0
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Totally agree.
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02/12/2020 09:09:46 0 0
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At last, someone else who thinks that he was dropped from the test side too soon, especially given the number of chances others receive.
His ability to bat in accordance with the conditions should mean that he's worth a try in ODI and now, with a higher profile, he might be given the chance in tests the he should have been given.
We aren't brimming with top order test players.
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01/12/2020 20:38:33 0 4
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This is awesome but have they peaked too early!?
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01/12/2020 20:46:25 5 0
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Eoin Morgan wont let them!!
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01/12/2020 20:38:48 9 0
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Playing like they can add the T20 WC to the ODI WC win
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01/12/2020 20:32:42 45 0
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Absolutely phenomenal, particularly from Malan (special mentions to Buttler and Rashid too). The T20 team is very much reminding me of the ODI team in the run up to the 2019 WC, very impressive and intimidating to other sides with the depth in quality.
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01/12/2020 20:38:59 10 0
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This T20 team is reminding me of the England Rugby side leading up to the 2003 RWC in the sense that they give off an aura of invincibility!
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02/12/2020 09:52:46 1 0
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The common factor is the experience of knowing what it takes to win and knowing that they have done it many many times before.
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01/12/2020 20:39:25 34 2
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Sipamla? What on earth was that all about?

Tom Curran has played 3 matches now and when he bowls I actually drop on my knees and pray. I pray that he does not go for 24 runs per over.
Nowhere near good enough.

Batting? Well I just do not have enough adjectives to describe our boys.

3:0 and the ODI's are going to be very painful for a South African.
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01/12/2020 20:44:37 6 4
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Got a new Cut out I hear ??.

Bet your on cloud 9 and enjoyed the game as plenty of boundaries too.

Just looking at the figures now Sipamla econ rate 16.88 and Shamsi 14.25 ...

Yes Tom not had a promising series with the ball but at least gaining experience.
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01/12/2020 20:30:19 17 0
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What a white ball team w are, number one in both of the white ball formats.
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01/12/2020 20:39:25 7 0
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What treats are we in for tonight then from Mr M...... ??

Especially as Rashid bowled well and Malan another knock.
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01/12/2020 20:49:18 1 0
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Hes having a great winter so far
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01/12/2020 20:39:33 11 4
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Hard for a Scot to say this - but this engerlund 20/20 team are way way to good for SA

Batsmen simply can’t score runs quick enough to put any pressure on. Need at least 220 to defend and have to be well over 100 at 1/2 way.

Could play a dozen times and result will be same.
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01/12/2020 20:42:13 14 0
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South Africa did set England 223 to win earlier this year - and guess what? Yep England chased it down with almost an over to spare!!
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01/12/2020 21:38:21 4 1
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Not really interested where you're from.
And, it's England.
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01/12/2020 20:40:35 3 0
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Poor Malan. Still, what a pair of great innings by him and Buttler.

Bowling was off tonight but, to be fair, it was quite a flat wicket and South Africa managed to bowl worse so it turned out okay. 3-0 clean sweep and onto the ODIs.
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01/12/2020 20:36:46 8 0
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Gutted that Malan didn't get his century. The look on his face when he paddled that last delivery for a single then realised what he'd done! This England side looks very, very good and has good players waiting in the wings too. Future looks bright!
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01/12/2020 20:40:43 10 0
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Took one for the Team as they say and cannot deny he shall have his time again to reach a 100.
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01/12/2020 20:37:14 2 1
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South Africa need some bowling, they are so bad! Good batting team but they cannot compete with their bowling issues!!! In T20 you can’t fail to protect scores of 180-190-200!! You need to win those or at least one or two
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01/12/2020 20:40:52 6 0
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This England side chased down 146 in 11 overs this time last year. Perhaps it was just the brilliance of the batting rather than the bowling.
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01/12/2020 20:41:06 65 0
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Look at Rashids bowling figures. He really is class.
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01/12/2020 20:36:19 5 0
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Men against boys. Malan just showing why he is number 1. Absolutely Superb
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01/12/2020 20:41:12 6 1
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Plus rashid is best spinner in white ball cricket. But I can pick him from me sofa lol
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01/12/2020 20:41:16 8 0
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Dawid and Jos were fantastic. Congratulations to the Three Lions. Well played.
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01/12/2020 20:37:14 2 1
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South Africa need some bowling, they are so bad! Good batting team but they cannot compete with their bowling issues!!! In T20 you can’t fail to protect scores of 180-190-200!! You need to win those or at least one or two
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01/12/2020 20:41:22 4 0
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Not sure about that. In Nortje, Rabada and Ngidi they have some of the best in the world (as proven in the IPL) - granted, Shamsi is either brilliant or awful, but their bowling attack is pretty good.
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cjb
01/12/2020 20:39:33 11 4
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Hard for a Scot to say this - but this engerlund 20/20 team are way way to good for SA

Batsmen simply can’t score runs quick enough to put any pressure on. Need at least 220 to defend and have to be well over 100 at 1/2 way.

Could play a dozen times and result will be same.
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01/12/2020 20:42:13 14 0
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South Africa did set England 223 to win earlier this year - and guess what? Yep England chased it down with almost an over to spare!!
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01/12/2020 20:42:30 60 0
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Dawid Malan to T20 batting is becoming like Steve Smith to Test batting. Doesn’t have the star quality of Buttler or Stokes but by the sheer weight of his runs he has risen above everyone else.
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01/12/2020 20:45:43 9 1
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Smith doing it ODI too and yes see where you coming from. We shall see if he is selected for the ODI and run of form continues.
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01/12/2020 20:42:51 7 1
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South Africa is not allowed to select its strongest team due to the policy of quotas. Whether it is right or wrong does not matter, but in T20 it does make it very difficult.
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01/12/2020 21:51:45 2 4
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But diversity is strength.
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01/12/2020 20:42:59 121 0
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Credit to Rashid, only going for 5 an over in T20 is a phenomenal effort.
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01/12/2020 20:39:25 34 2
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Sipamla? What on earth was that all about?

Tom Curran has played 3 matches now and when he bowls I actually drop on my knees and pray. I pray that he does not go for 24 runs per over.
Nowhere near good enough.

Batting? Well I just do not have enough adjectives to describe our boys.

3:0 and the ODI's are going to be very painful for a South African.
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01/12/2020 20:44:37 6 4
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Got a new Cut out I hear ??.

Bet your on cloud 9 and enjoyed the game as plenty of boundaries too.

Just looking at the figures now Sipamla econ rate 16.88 and Shamsi 14.25 ...

Yes Tom not had a promising series with the ball but at least gaining experience.
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01/12/2020 20:55:18 6 0
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Bowling in the last ten was terrible and especially poor in the last 5. Curran seemed to start the contagion, but none of the seamers executed well and I felt they were gifted 30 runs too many (until we batted).

Whilst recognising that there's the pressure of performance, I find it extraordinary that our best T20 seamers are unable to control their length better than that.
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01/12/2020 20:31:54 73 1
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I would do anything... anything to be in Cape Town watching England play right now. Wonderful ground in a wonderful country
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01/12/2020 20:44:46 26 1
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Great shout Tommy
10yrs ago I was in Cape Town for the test match and safari in Shanwari, in total fantastic 16 days
Most amazing time and as you say wonderful place and people
I will go back and can’t wait.
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01/12/2020 20:44:58 173 1
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Malan has is all against him. He keeps a low profile, is humble, doesn't play for Surrey, has no swagger and has the pressure of keeping Root out (against the self-proclaimed better judgment of some on here).

To have steered England to a series win and become the world's leading T20 bat is remarkable.

Congrats England, but most of all Malan, so great to see one of the good guys succeed
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01/12/2020 22:06:34 7 0
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Great knock by Malan, no way he can be dropped. Rashid and Butler good too and with the batting we had to come it never looked in danger.

At one point the England balcony were getting the scorecards out, what was that all about?
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02/12/2020 10:03:19 1 0
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Unfortunately it does seem to be the case that some players have to more than prove their worth. Malan is one of them and you can't help but feel that just a couple of low scores will see him out as he may well have faced more balls than scored runs. Hopefully making it to world No 1 will secure him for a while at least
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01/12/2020 20:45:21 9 1
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Waiting for the South Africans to respond with - wait till we have AB De Villiers, Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn back. Are the South Africans really reliant on an almost 37 year old batsman, 41 year old leg spinner and a 37 year old pace bowler? Where are the young South Africans coming through
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01/12/2020 20:47:52 0 1
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Team selection again not changing a winning team as well.

May be one day they may surprise us on here.

Anyway good game and yes be interesting to the SA lads you mention against this current England set up in their heyday.
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01/12/2020 20:42:30 60 0
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Dawid Malan to T20 batting is becoming like Steve Smith to Test batting. Doesn’t have the star quality of Buttler or Stokes but by the sheer weight of his runs he has risen above everyone else.
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01/12/2020 20:45:43 9 1
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Smith doing it ODI too and yes see where you coming from. We shall see if he is selected for the ODI and run of form continues.
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01/12/2020 20:38:33 0 4
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This is awesome but have they peaked too early!?
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01/12/2020 20:46:25 5 0
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Eoin Morgan wont let them!!
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01/12/2020 20:45:21 9 1
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Waiting for the South Africans to respond with - wait till we have AB De Villiers, Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn back. Are the South Africans really reliant on an almost 37 year old batsman, 41 year old leg spinner and a 37 year old pace bowler? Where are the young South Africans coming through
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01/12/2020 20:47:52 0 1
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Team selection again not changing a winning team as well.

May be one day they may surprise us on here.

Anyway good game and yes be interesting to the SA lads you mention against this current England set up in their heyday.
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01/12/2020 20:55:52 0 0
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Team selection ? What did Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Mike Procter, Peter Pollock, Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow etc have in common ? Same reason why nowadays we have so many talented Kolpak S Africans over here,,,,,
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01/12/2020 20:48:59 10 11
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England white ball teams are world beating (to use it in its proper meaningful context) - ranked 1st in ODI (by miles) and T20

England's red ball team is a distant 4th

Why would this be?

Similar squads and red ball cricket is played a lot more in England than other countries (especially India 2nd and Aus 1st)

Morgan is a mature and focussed captain

Root is (still) utterly unequipped to lead
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01/12/2020 22:43:29 2 3
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Root is (still) utterly unequipped to lead - Where do you get such a ludicrous idea! Root has a good record as a test captain but please don't let facts get in the way of making idiotic comments will you!
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01/12/2020 20:39:25 7 0
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What treats are we in for tonight then from Mr M...... ??

Especially as Rashid bowled well and Malan another knock.
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01/12/2020 20:49:18 1 0
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Hes having a great winter so far
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01/12/2020 20:57:13 2 0
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And Maksi too ????
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01/12/2020 20:53:05 2 3
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Malans face was a picture at the end of the final over when it dawned on him he could easily have scored two or even three for his hundred instead he shortchanged himself to 99.
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01/12/2020 20:58:17 4 0
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Couldn't score 2 or 3, only 1,4 or 6
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01/12/2020 20:53:10 18 1
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Hope Jos's innings shuts the doubters about his worth as opener in T20 cricket. Jos's stats aren't too dissimilar to Dawid Malan's when it comes to opening.
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01/12/2020 20:53:36 7 3
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Given the lack of inspiration (besides Ronnie and Broad) in the SPotY shortlist, I think Malan should be nominated after that knock...
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01/12/2020 21:36:12 0 1
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Ronnie?
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01/12/2020 20:54:41 4 4
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Surely Malan should be in the test squad, he scored a century at the Gabba, not too many other Brits have,
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01/12/2020 20:56:48 3 0
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You mean at Perth
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01/12/2020 21:00:08 3 1
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Red ball cricket is totally different to white ball. Just ask Roy, Hales, Rashid and most of the West Indies one day squad etc.
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01/12/2020 21:19:19 4 0
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Tried him, but at 33 he's too old when the likes of Sibley, Crawley and Pope are doing well and are hopefully going to be people to build a squad around
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01/12/2020 20:54:48 35 3
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Well HYS folks guess you all had an entertaining few hours of blistering batting by both Teams and just so the Gents of England did it again chasing .

Understand Morgan would have batted first too but never the less we went out and conquered the challenge.

Yes not a day to be a bowler unless your name is Rashid. Superb bowling and figures too especially for T20.

Enjoy the night as we say.
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01/12/2020 20:55:10 24 1
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Was genuinely gutted Malan didn't turn down the single and at least have one more ball to try and hit a boundary for his century. I'd understand if he was off strike or if it was the last over etc but with 2 further overs to go surely Morgan/management wouldn't have had a problem with it.
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01/12/2020 20:57:58 8 0
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It seems like he made an error in how many runs were left. A similar situation saw a guy ran out for 499 in a first class match.
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01/12/2020 21:15:38 3 0
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Didn't he get a severe reprimand for not running a bye to win a game from Morgan.
Was maybe even dropped
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02/12/2020 09:59:11 0 0
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It was his choice - he said he didn't feel comfortable turning down the last single. At least he got the choice, unlike poor old Alex Tudor.
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01/12/2020 20:44:37 6 4
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Got a new Cut out I hear ??.

Bet your on cloud 9 and enjoyed the game as plenty of boundaries too.

Just looking at the figures now Sipamla econ rate 16.88 and Shamsi 14.25 ...

Yes Tom not had a promising series with the ball but at least gaining experience.
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01/12/2020 20:55:18 6 0
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Bowling in the last ten was terrible and especially poor in the last 5. Curran seemed to start the contagion, but none of the seamers executed well and I felt they were gifted 30 runs too many (until we batted).

Whilst recognising that there's the pressure of performance, I find it extraordinary that our best T20 seamers are unable to control their length better than that.
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01/12/2020 21:07:28 8 0
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Totally agree Harry. Sam Curran bowling wides miles outside off stump or full tosses.
Jordan bowling the ball in the slot to be hit for six or full tosses on leg stump.
Tom Curran. Well I have had enough of him already.
Even Jofra getting taken for his most expensive T20 over ever.
Rashid was superb again and Moeen Ali should have been out there today?

dunc. Fed Ex incoming with my Malan....
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01/12/2020 21:09:32 3 0
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Both sets had a mare tonight.

Yes considering Archer is supposed to be the One plus as you say we have talented bowlers.

It seems a trait with our lads not bowling to conditions of the pitch then suddenly realise they should do it in all aspects of the game.drom Test to T20.

Maybe one day they will realise but makes.yiu wonder what the Bowling Coach is doing about this.
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01/12/2020 20:47:52 0 1
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Team selection again not changing a winning team as well.

May be one day they may surprise us on here.

Anyway good game and yes be interesting to the SA lads you mention against this current England set up in their heyday.
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01/12/2020 20:55:52 0 0
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Team selection ? What did Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Mike Procter, Peter Pollock, Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow etc have in common ? Same reason why nowadays we have so many talented Kolpak S Africans over here,,,,,
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01/12/2020 21:00:59 0 0
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May have wires crossed ...

The lads John mentioned playing against our current bunch of lads in a game ... Probably worded it wrong or differently.
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01/12/2020 20:54:41 4 4
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Surely Malan should be in the test squad, he scored a century at the Gabba, not too many other Brits have,
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01/12/2020 20:56:48 3 0
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You mean at Perth
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01/12/2020 21:03:16 4 0
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He has cored a century in a warm up game at gabba. He didn't say test??
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01/12/2020 21:06:14 2 1
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Maybe wasn't at gabba but at another ground b4 2017 test
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01/12/2020 20:49:18 1 0
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Hes having a great winter so far
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01/12/2020 20:57:13 2 0
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And Maksi too ????
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01/12/2020 20:57:37 7 0
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Fantastic to watch. Malan isn't the muscular type of batsmen that you associate with this format. Timing and clean striking are much more pleasing on the eye and can be be just as effective.
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01/12/2020 20:57:50 4 3
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And occasionally he bats for the best county around ....
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02/12/2020 03:34:56 0 0
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Doesn't play for Notts !!!!!
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01/12/2020 20:55:10 24 1
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Was genuinely gutted Malan didn't turn down the single and at least have one more ball to try and hit a boundary for his century. I'd understand if he was off strike or if it was the last over etc but with 2 further overs to go surely Morgan/management wouldn't have had a problem with it.
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01/12/2020 20:57:58 8 0
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It seems like he made an error in how many runs were left. A similar situation saw a guy ran out for 499 in a first class match.
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01/12/2020 21:04:17 10 0
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I originally thought that, but then he said in his interview "I didn't know how that would go down if I turned down the single." reading between the lines, he thought about it, then decided to take the single because he was scared of any potential repercussions. All due to that nonsense about not running a bye off the last ball in NZ.
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01/12/2020 21:05:06 1 1
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The report has quite thrown me on this comment ....

I think he says turning down a single so he could reach his 100 may not go down well with the management.

Anyway he ended up not out and helped play a superb innings with Buttler whom batted well.

Any news on Stokes as read he went off with a cut hand .
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01/12/2020 23:11:52 1 0
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Saw a guy! One of the all time greats. Hanif Mohammed. Apologies if the spelling is wrong. I believe he also once batted for 999 minutes. A genuine legend. He deserves recognition.
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01/12/2020 23:54:26 1 0
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Hanif Mohamad a bad mistake-left his team struggling on 772/7. And the Australian No. 11 who got ran out leaving Bradman on 299.
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01/12/2020 20:58:11 3 1
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Blinding results
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01/12/2020 20:53:05 2 3
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Malans face was a picture at the end of the final over when it dawned on him he could easily have scored two or even three for his hundred instead he shortchanged himself to 99.
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01/12/2020 20:58:17 4 0
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Couldn't score 2 or 3, only 1,4 or 6
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01/12/2020 20:54:41 4 4
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Surely Malan should be in the test squad, he scored a century at the Gabba, not too many other Brits have,
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01/12/2020 21:00:08 3 1
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Red ball cricket is totally different to white ball. Just ask Roy, Hales, Rashid and most of the West Indies one day squad etc.
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01/12/2020 21:00:42 5 0
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England’s batting line up for these games was immense and deserve to be no.1 in both ODI and T20. My slight worries particularly for the world T20 is not having 2/3rd spinner for Indian conditions and some issues over years with the best spinners.
Regarding test team I feel England have some good young players and we could move up from a lowly 4th if potential becomes reality.
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01/12/2020 20:55:52 0 0
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Team selection ? What did Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards, Mike Procter, Peter Pollock, Trevor Goddard, Eddie Barlow etc have in common ? Same reason why nowadays we have so many talented Kolpak S Africans over here,,,,,
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01/12/2020 21:00:59 0 0
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May have wires crossed ...

The lads John mentioned playing against our current bunch of lads in a game ... Probably worded it wrong or differently.
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01/12/2020 21:08:47 2 0
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My point was that the South African supporters will point to the players who were missing from this T20I series - I was highlighting the ages of these players and, despite the emergence of some fantastic pace bowlers they aren't the complete package yet.
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01/12/2020 21:03:15 6 0
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Remarkable batting from England. Made the chase look so easy.
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01/12/2020 20:56:48 3 0
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You mean at Perth
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01/12/2020 21:03:16 4 0
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He has cored a century in a warm up game at gabba. He didn't say test??
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01/12/2020 20:57:58 8 0
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It seems like he made an error in how many runs were left. A similar situation saw a guy ran out for 499 in a first class match.
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01/12/2020 21:04:17 10 0
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I originally thought that, but then he said in his interview "I didn't know how that would go down if I turned down the single." reading between the lines, he thought about it, then decided to take the single because he was scared of any potential repercussions. All due to that nonsense about not running a bye off the last ball in NZ.
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02/12/2020 09:59:54 0 0
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I'd say it was more to do with being a team player and not looking for personal glory.
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01/12/2020 20:57:58 8 0
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It seems like he made an error in how many runs were left. A similar situation saw a guy ran out for 499 in a first class match.
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01/12/2020 21:05:06 1 1
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The report has quite thrown me on this comment ....

I think he says turning down a single so he could reach his 100 may not go down well with the management.

Anyway he ended up not out and helped play a superb innings with Buttler whom batted well.

Any news on Stokes as read he went off with a cut hand .
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01/12/2020 20:38:17 56 0
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Always thought Malan was discarded from the test side a little too hastily. He was one of the few batsmen to come back from the last Ashes with any credit...
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01/12/2020 21:05:30 6 16
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Roy was never a test opener and I think Malan needs a lot more form in the longer format before being considered for the test team.
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01/12/2020 21:25:21 9 0
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Agreed about Roy in the same way Hales was never a test match batsman, but Malan made 140 in Perth and averaged 42 for the series. He struggled a little in the next home series and was discarded and wasn’t picked again.

Now back in form he could become a useful asset to the test side.
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02/12/2020 07:05:07 0 1
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Hasn't he already failed at test level? He's much happier in the Bish Bash Bosh 'version' of the game.
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01/12/2020 20:56:48 3 0
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You mean at Perth
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01/12/2020 21:06:14 2 1
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Maybe wasn't at gabba but at another ground b4 2017 test
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01/12/2020 20:55:18 6 0
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Bowling in the last ten was terrible and especially poor in the last 5. Curran seemed to start the contagion, but none of the seamers executed well and I felt they were gifted 30 runs too many (until we batted).

Whilst recognising that there's the pressure of performance, I find it extraordinary that our best T20 seamers are unable to control their length better than that.
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01/12/2020 21:07:28 8 0
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Totally agree Harry. Sam Curran bowling wides miles outside off stump or full tosses.
Jordan bowling the ball in the slot to be hit for six or full tosses on leg stump.
Tom Curran. Well I have had enough of him already.
Even Jofra getting taken for his most expensive T20 over ever.
Rashid was superb again and Moeen Ali should have been out there today?

dunc. Fed Ex incoming with my Malan....
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01/12/2020 21:17:24 3 0
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Good news on the Fed ex ??.

Yes thought they may have tinkered today with the squad but as we know they like to keep a winning set up.

Roy not had a good series either but times do happen and need to battle on.

Yes ODI stuff is happening and Joe and Woakes are back too for some more stability in the team.
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01/12/2020 23:11:42 1 0
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I have the same gripe when watching football when they don’t beat the first defender from a set piece or corner.

These are the guys who get well paid to play sport at the highest level. Their job is practice, compete and a little media.

It’s really hard to understand basic skill levels that would disappoint any self-respecting club player.

Batting certainly made up for it, though
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02/12/2020 00:57:59 1 1
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Very harsh on Tom, he was great in the summer with his death bowling and was only off this match and the first one. He is actually in the top 10 of our leading wickets taking bowlers in t20 cricket!!!
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01/12/2020 21:00:59 0 0
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May have wires crossed ...

The lads John mentioned playing against our current bunch of lads in a game ... Probably worded it wrong or differently.
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01/12/2020 21:08:47 2 0
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My point was that the South African supporters will point to the players who were missing from this T20I series - I was highlighting the ages of these players and, despite the emergence of some fantastic pace bowlers they aren't the complete package yet.
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01/12/2020 21:12:22 0 0
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Fair comment like you do and I was chipping in as be nice to see them fair too against us.

As you know many on here have blinkers and do not see past certain aspects.

Yes we do not have the complete package to in our bowlers. The only way is playing and gaining experience.

Future looking good in many ways.
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01/12/2020 20:55:18 6 0
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Bowling in the last ten was terrible and especially poor in the last 5. Curran seemed to start the contagion, but none of the seamers executed well and I felt they were gifted 30 runs too many (until we batted).

Whilst recognising that there's the pressure of performance, I find it extraordinary that our best T20 seamers are unable to control their length better than that.
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01/12/2020 21:09:32 3 0
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Both sets had a mare tonight.

Yes considering Archer is supposed to be the One plus as you say we have talented bowlers.

It seems a trait with our lads not bowling to conditions of the pitch then suddenly realise they should do it in all aspects of the game.drom Test to T20.

Maybe one day they will realise but makes.yiu wonder what the Bowling Coach is doing about this.
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02/12/2020 09:57:01 1 0
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It's not always easy to hold your nerve when matey in the helmet is slapping your bowling to all parts of the neighbourhood. It would be interesting to know if the bowling plans devised for each and every opposition batsman include a plan B for use when plan A doesn't survive first contact with the enemy.
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01/12/2020 21:08:47 2 0
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My point was that the South African supporters will point to the players who were missing from this T20I series - I was highlighting the ages of these players and, despite the emergence of some fantastic pace bowlers they aren't the complete package yet.
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01/12/2020 21:12:22 0 0
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Fair comment like you do and I was chipping in as be nice to see them fair too against us.

As you know many on here have blinkers and do not see past certain aspects.

Yes we do not have the complete package to in our bowlers. The only way is playing and gaining experience.

Future looking good in many ways.
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01/12/2020 21:14:11 6 2
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Malan must be unique in T20 cricket in that his stats are better in T20I to his stats in the T20 Blast!! It's usually either very similar or worse!
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01/12/2020 21:14:17 9 0
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Well played Malan and Buttler, but the bowling line up is a concern with both Currans and Jordan getting tinked most games. I'd replace all three.
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01/12/2020 21:29:48 4 0
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Not too concerned with those 3 - T20 cricket is like that - remember Sam Curran returned 3-28 just 2 games ago and Chris Jordan is usually very reliable. Tom's going through a bad patch with his bowling - I suspect he's trying too many variations too early. A quick word in his ear from Eoin to change how he bowls is all that's needed.
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01/12/2020 20:55:10 24 1
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Was genuinely gutted Malan didn't turn down the single and at least have one more ball to try and hit a boundary for his century. I'd understand if he was off strike or if it was the last over etc but with 2 further overs to go surely Morgan/management wouldn't have had a problem with it.
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01/12/2020 21:15:38 3 0
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Didn't he get a severe reprimand for not running a bye to win a game from Morgan.
Was maybe even dropped
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:17:27 12 1
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No he's not!!! How many more times - he was born in Roehampton in England!!
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01/12/2020 21:19:32 2 0
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No no no don't start this again ... Check the last HYS and you strides up a hornets nest ....

Unless you already know and being cheeky.

Roehampton he was born and had some time in SA.
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01/12/2020 21:19:32 2 0
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No - he was born in Roehampton, UK. Just check google before posting - it's really easy.
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01/12/2020 21:20:56 2 0
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No - get your facts right.
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01/12/2020 21:21:20 1 0
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roehampton
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01/12/2020 21:21:47 0 0
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Who cares
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01/12/2020 21:23:18 1 0
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Only if Roehampton, London, England is somehow in South Africa!
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01/12/2020 21:28:15 1 0
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Was there from age 7 to 19. Went to Paarl Boys High. But not a problem, he has spent the same amount of time in England as the average of the T20 team.
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01/12/2020 21:07:28 8 0
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Totally agree Harry. Sam Curran bowling wides miles outside off stump or full tosses.
Jordan bowling the ball in the slot to be hit for six or full tosses on leg stump.
Tom Curran. Well I have had enough of him already.
Even Jofra getting taken for his most expensive T20 over ever.
Rashid was superb again and Moeen Ali should have been out there today?

dunc. Fed Ex incoming with my Malan....
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01/12/2020 21:17:24 3 0
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Good news on the Fed ex ??.

Yes thought they may have tinkered today with the squad but as we know they like to keep a winning set up.

Roy not had a good series either but times do happen and need to battle on.

Yes ODI stuff is happening and Joe and Woakes are back too for some more stability in the team.
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:17:27 12 1
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No he's not!!! How many more times - he was born in Roehampton in England!!
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01/12/2020 21:23:08 3 0
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Before anyone else says it - Sam Curran and Adil Rashid were both born in England too!!!
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01/12/2020 21:33:55 1 0
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Good lad!
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bdg
01/12/2020 21:17:45 7 4
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Obvious improvement in Malan is him joining God's own County him along with Johnny in match 2 plus Adil out spinning them each game - say it as it is!!!!!
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01/12/2020 21:32:25 4 0
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He was doing it for England while he was at Middlesex
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02/12/2020 09:10:58 0 0
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He was doing it afore he went to your dump. Need to follow cos you ain't got anyone who is any good. Middlesexshire.
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01/12/2020 21:18:56 10 1
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Awesome batting lineup England have atm. Vote #StuartBroad for spoty
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01/12/2020 20:54:41 4 4
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Surely Malan should be in the test squad, he scored a century at the Gabba, not too many other Brits have,
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01/12/2020 21:19:19 4 0
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Tried him, but at 33 he's too old when the likes of Sibley, Crawley and Pope are doing well and are hopefully going to be people to build a squad around
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:19:32 2 0
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No no no don't start this again ... Check the last HYS and you strides up a hornets nest ....

Unless you already know and being cheeky.

Roehampton he was born and had some time in SA.
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01/12/2020 21:21:22 0 0
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Stirred ...
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
85
01/12/2020 21:19:32 2 0
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No - he was born in Roehampton, UK. Just check google before posting - it's really easy.
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01/12/2020 21:20:05 4 0
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Unstoppable. Doesn’t matter what situation you put this team in.
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:20:56 2 0
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No - get your facts right.
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01/12/2020 21:21:13 13 0
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We're blessed to have two great teams in one day cricket, it really is a good time to be an England fan. Great knock by Malan and Buttler.
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:21:20 1 0
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roehampton
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01/12/2020 21:19:32 2 0
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No no no don't start this again ... Check the last HYS and you strides up a hornets nest ....

Unless you already know and being cheeky.

Roehampton he was born and had some time in SA.
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01/12/2020 21:21:22 0 0
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Stirred ...
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:21:47 0 0
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Who cares
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01/12/2020 21:17:27 12 1
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No he's not!!! How many more times - he was born in Roehampton in England!!
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01/12/2020 21:23:08 3 0
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Before anyone else says it - Sam Curran and Adil Rashid were both born in England too!!!
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:23:18 1 0
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Only if Roehampton, London, England is somehow in South Africa!
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01/12/2020 21:05:30 6 16
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Roy was never a test opener and I think Malan needs a lot more form in the longer format before being considered for the test team.
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01/12/2020 21:25:21 9 0
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Agreed about Roy in the same way Hales was never a test match batsman, but Malan made 140 in Perth and averaged 42 for the series. He struggled a little in the next home series and was discarded and wasn’t picked again.

Now back in form he could become a useful asset to the test side.
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Kev
01/12/2020 21:25:36 2 0
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England have fully deserved every one of these three T20 wins.
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01/12/2020 21:27:23 5 0
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Still got to ask what Tom Curran brings to the team ?

2 overs for his usual 12 an over today and he was bowling when the Saffers weren't hitting out.

What is it in this series ? 2 for 119 in 10 overs (or something like that)

Wasn't trusted with the ball at the death,sorry but Wood must be tearing his hair out.
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01/12/2020 21:33:03 3 0
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I agree. I think he's hopeless. Dreadful action.
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01/12/2020 21:27:54 10 0
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DNB: JM Bairstow, BA Stokes, EJG Morgan

The rest of the world would do to dwell on this....
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01/12/2020 21:27:58 8 0
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Great performance by malan and buttler
Once again no mention of Rashid in the report
Without his miserly overs in this high scoring contest, SA would have got 220+
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01/12/2020 21:15:53 1 13
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Isn't Dawid Malan South African by birth ? How ironic.
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01/12/2020 21:28:15 1 0
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Was there from age 7 to 19. Went to Paarl Boys High. But not a problem, he has spent the same amount of time in England as the average of the T20 team.
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01/12/2020 21:28:45 3 1
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Morgan says he would have batted first, wonder what damage may have happened and we will never know.

Yet again pulling one out of the bag batting second but guess many of us would like us to bat first and see how we cope with Bowling second.

Anyway the game plan seems to be working so now have the ODI to look forward too.

Happy days it is.
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01/12/2020 21:33:09 6 0
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The way Malan was batting a record score similar to last year when Dawid scored his 1st T20i century - England scored 241-3!! (and were similarly placed off 17.4 overs in that game too).
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02/12/2020 07:57:50 1 0
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and nights