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South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I 07 Sunday March 2021 212512000000 England won by 9 wkts Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 212512000000 RSA - 191/3 (20) ENG - 192/1 (17.4) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 212512000000 CRR:  10.87 Player of the Match Dawid Malan Player of the Series Dawid Malan Scorecard Refresh Commentary The England captain summarised the series rather well - it certainly wasn't as one-sided as the scoreline suggests, but England were certainly the dominant side, particularly today. It's fitting that they finish the series with their T20 talismans leading them off the park, but South Africa have got to come back strongly - because eventually, they need something to show for it. There's no point in being unlucky. They have to be cannier, smarter, and simply better, because they're looking at white-ball giants at the moment. On that morbid note for the Proteas and a triumphant one for the English, it's Rishi Roy , bidding you goodbye from the T20I series, alongside Mukesh, Pradeep and Abhinand . Ciao for now! _______________ Eoin Morgan | England captain: Extremely pleasing. At the half-way stage, we probably got it wrong at the toss, thinking that it would be a slow low-scoring wicket, but clearly it wasn't. In the second-half of our bowling we missed out quite a lot and credit to the SA batting line-up. Given the way the wicket got better, Dawid and Jos managed to win the game in such a commanding fashion, that instills a lot of confidence in the changing room. There are a lot of questions asked when you're not doing well, and to be able to chase a total like that given that we didn't get off to a flier, these are encouraging signs. The batting was outstanding, the bowling was a bit off, and the two games before were hard and scraping. The bowling was good in the last game, so we were always striving for a good collective performance is important and that's what we are looking at. There are a large group of guys who have been practising only 50-over cricket and the others know their roles, and I'm sure there will be a hard-fought series ahead. Quinton de Kock | RSA captain: It's disappointing, but they blew us away and played better cricket than us today. I thought they played really well, and put our bowlers under a lot of pressure. They played clever cricket and we couldn't really stop them. I think we are not playing as badly as the perception is, we're still getting together and up against the English first up was always going to be tough. We are still confident but it's just unfortunate that this series didn't go our way. Some fresh faces have done alright, and hopefully they will do well in the future. Dawid Malan | Player of the Match | Player of the Series: Very happy that the last two innings I wasn't hitting as well as I'd like, but this time I really got some momentum. The wicket played really well and that was to my advantage. Jos started really, credit to him, but it was skidding really nicely onto the bat and it was a lot of fun to play. Jos didn't start as quickly as he would have liked but I had the momentum and took the pressure off of him, and that ebbed and flowed over the course of the partnership. I play the same way everytime, sometimes it comes off and sometimes it doesn't. I have the power and it's just about applying myself. I honestly should've known about the hundred, I did, but I went for the single either way. MAYBE I should go back to math class. _______________ 21:25 Local Time, 19:25 GMT, 00:55 IST: Phew, this England white-ball side really is something extraordinary! The tenacity, the audacity, and so many other qualities that aren't generally associated with English cricket! It was a slow start by South Africa before van der Dussen went bonkers, and after the wicket of Roy in the chase, it was these two who absolutely flew into the South African bowling unit! Mind you, it wasn't the easiest wicket to bat on, and the South African bowlers didn't help themselves with their much-too-predictable variations, and the length balls with room. Shamsi was poor today, and Linde was possibly the only saving grace. They clearly need to do a lot more homework, particularly for the two musclemen - Buttler and Malan. Another battering, and the hosts have failed to get a consolation win under their belt. Presentations coming up... 17.4 Sipamla to Malan, 1 run, 3-0! He will remain stranded on 99* . Ekes out a yorker to point for a single to cleansweep the South Africans in their own backyard, but Malan looks at the skies because, and this is just speculation, I don't think he knew he was on 98! Or he might have tried to go for the boundary! It's just as well - a phenomenal innings comes to an end, as does an exhilarating run-chase on what hasn't been the easiest wicket... 17.3 Sipamla to Malan, FOUR , scores are level and Malan's on 98! Gotta be a boundary here, he can afford it! A full and wide one outside off, Malan makes room and lifts it easily over extra cover for four! 17.3 Sipamla to Malan, wide , far too wide outside the off-stump, nearly outside the pitch, and that's a wide! 17.2 Sipamla to Malan, SIX , he's just relentless, isn't he? South Africa keep bowling length, rather than going for the ribcage or the blockhole, and Malan carts another one over long-on for six! 94! Can he get another one away to get to a hundred? 17.1 Sipamla to Buttler, 1 run, slower short on at the body, Buttler delays the drop into the on-side for a quick single Lutho Sipamla [2.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack ENG: 179-1 after 17 overs 16.6 Nortje to Buttler, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off, Buttler digs it out towards long-off for a single 16.5 Nortje to Buttler, no run, very full and outside off, and Buttler does what he does to those yorkers - those hockey hands get low and through the ball to scythe this towards mid-off 16.4 Nortje to Buttler, FOUR , back of a length and just a hint of width on offer, Buttler stays low as he usually does and carves it easily away to deep backward point for four! 150 is the stand now! Mukul Katewa : What a matured innings, he looks very calm, cool and compose. May be he is the best wicket-keeper batsman in international cricket right now. 'Talking about Buttler'? 16.3 Nortje to Malan, 1 run, full and outside off, Malan opens the face and squeezes it square of the wicket for a single. Do I smell a hundred coming? 16.2 Nortje to Malan, FOUR , a beautifully executed short of length ball, Malan gets across and has a blind go at the cramped pull, but that takes the top-edge over the 'keeper for four! Can't fault the hosts here! 16.1 Nortje to Buttler, 1 run, full-toss outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover for a single Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack Load More Commentary

South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I

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England won by 9 wkts

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 212512000000

RSA - 191/3 (20)
ENG - 192/1 (17.4)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 07 Sunday March 2021 212512000000
CRR:  10.87

Player of the Match

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The England captain summarised the series rather well - it certainly wasn't as one-sided as the scoreline suggests, but England were certainly the dominant side, particularly today. It's fitting that they finish the series with their T20 talismans leading them off the park, but South Africa have got to come back strongly - because eventually, they need something to show for it. There's no point in being unlucky. They have to be cannier, smarter, and simply better, because they're looking at white-ball giants at the moment. On that morbid note for the Proteas and a triumphant one for the English, it's Rishi Roy, bidding you goodbye from the T20I series, alongside Mukesh, Pradeep and Abhinand. Ciao for now!

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Eoin Morgan | England captain: Extremely pleasing. At the half-way stage, we probably got it wrong at the toss, thinking that it would be a slow low-scoring wicket, but clearly it wasn't. In the second-half of our bowling we missed out quite a lot and credit to the SA batting line-up. Given the way the wicket got better, Dawid and Jos managed to win the game in such a commanding fashion, that instills a lot of confidence in the changing room. There are a lot of questions asked when you're not doing well, and to be able to chase a total like that given that we didn't get off to a flier, these are encouraging signs. The batting was outstanding, the bowling was a bit off, and the two games before were hard and scraping. The bowling was good in the last game, so we were always striving for a good collective performance is important and that's what we are looking at. There are a large group of guys who have been practising only 50-over cricket and the others know their roles, and I'm sure there will be a hard-fought series ahead.

Quinton de Kock | RSA captain: It's disappointing, but they blew us away and played better cricket than us today. I thought they played really well, and put our bowlers under a lot of pressure. They played clever cricket and we couldn't really stop them. I think we are not playing as badly as the perception is, we're still getting together and up against the English first up was always going to be tough. We are still confident but it's just unfortunate that this series didn't go our way. Some fresh faces have done alright, and hopefully they will do well in the future.

Dawid Malan | Player of the Match | Player of the Series: Very happy that the last two innings I wasn't hitting as well as I'd like, but this time I really got some momentum. The wicket played really well and that was to my advantage. Jos started really, credit to him, but it was skidding really nicely onto the bat and it was a lot of fun to play. Jos didn't start as quickly as he would have liked but I had the momentum and took the pressure off of him, and that ebbed and flowed over the course of the partnership. I play the same way everytime, sometimes it comes off and sometimes it doesn't. I have the power and it's just about applying myself. I honestly should've known about the hundred, I did, but I went for the single either way. MAYBE I should go back to math class.

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21:25 Local Time, 19:25 GMT, 00:55 IST: Phew, this England white-ball side really is something extraordinary! The tenacity, the audacity, and so many other qualities that aren't generally associated with English cricket! It was a slow start by South Africa before van der Dussen went bonkers, and after the wicket of Roy in the chase, it was these two who absolutely flew into the South African bowling unit! Mind you, it wasn't the easiest wicket to bat on, and the South African bowlers didn't help themselves with their much-too-predictable variations, and the length balls with room. Shamsi was poor today, and Linde was possibly the only saving grace. They clearly need to do a lot more homework, particularly for the two musclemen - Buttler and Malan. Another battering, and the hosts have failed to get a consolation win under their belt. Presentations coming up...

17.4 Sipamla to Malan, 1 run, 3-0! He will remain stranded on 99*. Ekes out a yorker to point for a single to cleansweep the South Africans in their own backyard, but Malan looks at the skies because, and this is just speculation, I don't think he knew he was on 98! Or he might have tried to go for the boundary! It's just as well - a phenomenal innings comes to an end, as does an exhilarating run-chase on what hasn't been the easiest wicket...

17.3 Sipamla to Malan, FOUR, scores are level and Malan's on 98! Gotta be a boundary here, he can afford it! A full and wide one outside off, Malan makes room and lifts it easily over extra cover for four!

17.3 Sipamla to Malan, wide, far too wide outside the off-stump, nearly outside the pitch, and that's a wide!

17.2 Sipamla to Malan, SIX, he's just relentless, isn't he? South Africa keep bowling length, rather than going for the ribcage or the blockhole, and Malan carts another one over long-on for six! 94! Can he get another one away to get to a hundred?

17.1 Sipamla to Buttler, 1 run, slower short on at the body, Buttler delays the drop into the on-side for a quick single

Lutho Sipamla [2.0-0-32-0] is back into the attack

ENG: 179-1 after 17 overs

16.6 Nortje to Buttler, 1 run, fuller length ball outside off, Buttler digs it out towards long-off for a single

16.5 Nortje to Buttler, no run, very full and outside off, and Buttler does what he does to those yorkers - those hockey hands get low and through the ball to scythe this towards mid-off

16.4 Nortje to Buttler, FOUR, back of a length and just a hint of width on offer, Buttler stays low as he usually does and carves it easily away to deep backward point for four! 150 is the stand now!

Mukul Katewa: What a matured innings, he looks very calm, cool and compose. May be he is the best wicket-keeper batsman in international cricket right now. 'Talking about Buttler'?

16.3 Nortje to Malan, 1 run, full and outside off, Malan opens the face and squeezes it square of the wicket for a single. Do I smell a hundred coming?

16.2 Nortje to Malan, FOUR, a beautifully executed short of length ball, Malan gets across and has a blind go at the cramped pull, but that takes the top-edge over the 'keeper for four! Can't fault the hosts here!

16.1 Nortje to Buttler, 1 run, full-toss outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover for a single

Anrich Nortje [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack