England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Highlights Today 25 June 2017

Watch ENG vs SA highlights of the third T20 played today on 25-6-2017. It was the decisive game of three T20 match series. Both had won one match each and had hopes to overcome each other in the decider. An impressive debut from Dawid Malan helped England seal the T20 series over South Africa with a 19-run victory at Cardiff. Malan, the fourth England debutant in the series, contributed a classy 78 to help his new team cope with the absence of their captain, Eoin Morgan, and take the three-match series 2-1.

Morgan had decided to leave himself out in order to provide another opportunity for England to take a look at some of their fringe players. Specifically, he said they were keen to provide another game for Liam Livingstone, who endured a nervous debut at Taunton.

And while some ticket-holders were upset at the lack of star players in the England side – Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali were among those to be rested for this series, while Jonny Bairstow had returned to Yorkshire to prepare for the day-night Championship fixtures starting on Monday – Morgan’s decision might have helped England build some depth ahead of a typically relentless winter schedule during which resources will be stretched.

Malan, in particular, took advantage in a strikingly assured performance. Having left his first ball outside off stump, he pulled his second – from the distinctly sharp Morne Morkel – for six to kick-start an innings that displayed timing, power and an ability to improvise. It was, by some distance, the highest score by an England player on T20I debut.

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Toss – South Africa, who chose to field
Series – England won the 3-match series 2-1
T20I debut – DJ Malan (England)
Player of the match – DJ Malan (England)
Umpires – MA Gough and RT Robinson
TV umpire – RJ Bailey
Match referee – AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire – DJ Millns