Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break bowler was the chief architect behind England’s success in the T20I match against South Africa as he picked up two crucial wickets.
England registered a comprehensive victory against South Africa in the second T20I of the three-match series to take an unassailable lead by 2-0 on November 29, Sunday at Boland Park, Paarl.
Adil Rashid Picks Two Crucial Wickets Of Reeza Hendricks And Faf Du Plessis
In the 2nd T20I, after winning the toss, Eoin Morgan sent the hosts to bat first. England opening bowlers especially Jofra Archer, Tom Curran and Chris Jordan ensured that no partnership was formed in the middle by taking wickets constantly. South Africa were reeling at 48/2 in 5.2 overs. However, they still had hopes of putting up a decent total on the board owing to the presence of Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis in the middle of the crease.
But their hopes ended when leg-spinner Adil Rashid diminished the hopes of the hosts as he managed to send both the duo back to the pavilion when they were batting at 16 and 11 respectively. Also, apart from all-rounder Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid was the only bowler who gave runs at an economy rate of less than 6.
Adil Rashid was the most successful bowler for England with the ball as he bowled an exemplary spell of 4-0-23-2. Thus, the visitors managed to restrict SA to a below-par total of 146 for 6 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Adil Rashid Should Have Been One Of Highest-Paid Picks in IPL: Michael Vaughan
Former England cricketer and ex-skipper Michael Vaughan was impressed with his performance as well. After seeing the exploits of Adil Rashid with the ball in the shortest format of the game, he expressed surprise that the former doesn’t play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The leg-spinner has applied for IPL auctions innumerable times in the past, but till now, no franchise has shown any interest in bidding for the England star.
Showering praises on Adil Rashid for his outstanding spell against South Africa in the second T20 International, Michael Vaughan took to his official Twitter handle to express his bewilderment over the spinner not being one of the highest overseas picks in the IPL.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 29, 2020
Adil Rashid has till now featured in 51 T20I games for England scalping 51 wickets at an economy of 7.57 and average of 25.4.
England registered a comfortable victory against South Africa as the left-handed batsman Dawid Malan scored a stunning half-century off 40 balls. With the help of seven fours and a six, Dawid Malan smashed 55 runs off 40 deliveries, and England won the match by 5 wickets and 1 ball. For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi picked 3 wickets conceding 19 runs but failed to be part of winning side.
Man of the Match Dawid Malan now has 756 runs in 18 T20I matches averaging 47.25 with 1 hundred and 8 fifties.