ICC T20I Batting Rankings: Dawid Malan once again intimated his temperament and class as he smashed an unbeaten 99 from 47 balls against South Africa in the third T20I at Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday. Dawid Malan creates history by achieving the highest rating points in T20I history. Malan also built an unbroken 167 run partnership with Jos Buttler (67*) during England’s successful run chase of 192 runs in the 3rd and final T20I and Morgan's team reached the top of the ICC T20I Rankings by clean sweeping South Africa in the T20 series.
However, Malan missed out on reaching the triple-figure as he miscalculated at the end of England's chase - and ended up with 99, admitted that ''I need to go back to Maths class'' after the post-match interview. Though Dawid Malan started the ENG vs SA series as ICC World No.1 T20I batsman and ends it by making history.
Malan smashed 173 runs in the three-match T20I series. For his mesmerizing efforts, he had received the ‘Player of the Match’ and 'Player of the Series' award.
Malan consolidates his top spot and he has 915 rating points now, but when he stepped out in the final T20I, he stood at 877 Rating points. Consequently, he grabbed 38 points in a single match which is the highest ever by any batsman in T20I history. Pakistan key man Babar Azam, who is next to him, standing with 871 rating points. KL Rahul and Kohli also in the top 10 in the latest ICC rankings.
Another South African middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen galloped 17 spots to storm into the top 5 of the ICC T20I Batting Rankings.
In the post-match interview, Dawid Malan admitted that he was not hitting the balls well in this series, but was happy that things changed in the dead rubber.
“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 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 every time, sometimes it comes off, and sometimes it doesn’t. I have the power, and it’s just about applying myself,” added Malan.
🏏 He started #SAvENG as the World No.1— ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2020
🏏 He ends it by making history
Dawid Malan has just achieved the HIGHEST rating points in T20I history 🤯
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While Dawid Malan made history with record rating points, Rassie van der Dussen jumped 17 spots to storm into the top five of the
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While Dawid Malan made history with record rating points, Rassie van der Dussen jumped 17 spots to storm into the top five of the @MRFWorldwide ICC T20I Batting Rankings 🤯— ICC (@ICC) December 2, 2020
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