England beats South Africa in second T20I to take 2-0 lead

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 29: England captain Eoin Morgan is congratulated by South Africa captain Quinton de Kock at the end of the 2nd T20 International match between South Africa and England at Boland Park on November 29, 2020 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England took an unassailable 2-0 lead against South Africa in their three-game T20I series after winning the second T20I on Sunday.

England captain Eoin Morgan is congratulated by South Africa captain Quinton de Kock at the end of the 2nd T20 International match between South Africa and England at Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

England won the match at Boland Park in Paarl by four wickets to extend their unbeaten run in T20I series to eight.

Captain Quinton de Kock scored 30 as South Africa posted 146/6 before Dawid Malan, the top-ranked batsman in T20I cricket, posted 55 from 40 balls to lead the visitors to victory with one ball remaining.

England also won the first T20I on November 27 by five wickets in Cape Town.

The third T20I is scheduled to be played on December 1 at Newlands in Cape Town with the hosts aiming to avoid a whitewash.

History, however, does not bode well for South Africa when they play a T20I match at Newlands. The hosts have suffered five defeats in seven T20Is dating back to 2016.

A win in the third T20I, on the other hand, for England would see them go level with Australia at the top of the ICC rankings.

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