England is number 1 T20 team in the world after clean sweeping South Africa in T20 series

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Dawid Malan’s unbeaten 99 in a record partnership helped England complete a 3-0 series sweep over the Proteas with a nine-wicket win.

This victory has taken Eoin Morgan’s team to No.1 in the ICC rankings above Australia. India is No. 3 in the ICC T20 Rankings.

The world’s top-ranked batsman shared in a record partnership T20I partnership of 167 with Jos Buttler (67 off 46 balls, 3 fours, 5 sixes) as the tourists completed the highest-ever chase at Six Gun Grill Newlands – hunting down the 192 target with 14 deliveries to spare.

ICC T20 Rankings 2020:

1) England 25 M – 275 Points
2) Australia 22 M – 275 Points
3) India 35 M – 266 Points
4) Pakistan 26 M – 262 points
5) S.Africa 20 M – 252 points

It was an unfortunate end to the series for the hosts, who themselves did exceptionally well with the bat thanks to Rassie van der Dussen’s career-best 74 off 32 balls (5 fours, 5 sixes) and 52 off 37 balls (5 fours, 3 sixes) by Faf du Plessis, who was making his 50th appearance for South Africa.

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England finished things off by claiming their most comfortable win of the series and beating the record high score of 183, which they themselves recorded in match one, to win a game batting second at Newlands.

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