Dawid Malan hit an unbeaten 99 as England completed a 3-0 series victory over South Africa to go top of the international Twenty20 rankings.

Chasing 192 to win, Malan, who is ranked as the number one IT20 player in the world, and Jos Buttler shared 167 to power England to a nine-wicket win with 14 balls left.

Buttler made an unbeaten 67 off 46 balls and Malan faced only 47 balls as they hit a combined 14 fours and 10 sixes.

Earlier, Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten 74 and Faf du Plessis’ 50 not out helped South Africa post 191-3, their highest total of the series. But it wasn’t enough.

Victory took England above Australia at the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, although Justin Langer’s side could return to number one if they win their series against India starting on Friday.

The ODI series begins on Friday at Newlands at 11am GMT.

England return to Edgbaston in 2021 as the world champions take on Pakistan in a day/night ODI on Tuesday 13 July (provisional date). The ballot is now open and is the best way to secure tickets.

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