He snapped up three wickets in the form of Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, and Heinrich Klaasen. "I feel my game has improved since I went there and I want to keep trying to improve and become a regular". They are much the stronger side, but both games have been tight, England winning them with four balls and one ball to spare respectively.
It was a completely different innings to Bairstow's the other night - if he had got out, he would've been criticised for eating up valuable balls, but instead he batted deep, got the half-century and played a key role in England's victory.
Jason Roy was given a reprieve on seven when he overturned an LBW decision upon review.
The pacers get some movement on this track, but overall it's a decent wicket to bat on with, the average 1 innings score being 159. "You're always one over away from sealing the game and that's the belief we had".
The home team found themselves choked by the English bowling, especially spinner Adil Rashid who took two wickets in successive balls and finished with 2-23 off his four overs.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Dawid Malan.
Quinton de Kock and Jose Butler In this game our wicket will remain keeper.
Skipper Quinton de Kock top-scored with 30 before the opener mistimed a delivery from fast bowler Chris Jordan.
Faf du Plessis will be our batsman from South Africa.
Dawid Malan of England poses with the player of the match trophy.
It was rarely pretty on the most turgid of Paarl pitches but Malan's 55 off 40 balls, his ninth score of 50 or more in 18 internationals, gave him the ideal return to his old home and clinched this series for England with a game to play.
Yet here was Malan, born in Roehampton but brought up on the Western Cape, showing again why he has become the top ranked short-form batsman in the world with a perfectly paced half century in a low scoring second Twenty20 worldwide. Malan has scored 701 T20Is at an average of 46.73 whereas his S / R has been 144.54.
Archer, Curran and Stokes all played in the IPL and resting them for the ODI series against South Africa is a reminder of modern-day priorities.
England encouraged players to appear in the IPL in the lead up to the 2019 World Cup and once that decision has been made, there is no going back given the sums of money on offer. Lungi has now taken 15 T20I wickets in 7 matches this year, while, Rabada won the IPL 2020 Purple Cap.
Additionally, England could give pace spearhead Jofra Archer a rest in this series. Jordan has picked 10 T20I wickets this season, whereas Archer is also a wicket-taking machine. These two are the actual T20 match winners. "It was nice to come home and win a game for England".