"He Delivers Everytime": Nasser Hussain Praises David Malan For Match-Winning Knock
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“He Delivers Everytime”: Nasser Hussain Praises David Malan For Match-Winning Knock

David Malan celebrates a milestone.

The first T20I between England and Australia went all the way to the wire with the hosts keeping their nerves to take a 1-0 lead. England, asked to bat, posted 162 runs on board with David Malan (66) and Jos Buttler (44) scoring most of the runs for their side. But Australia failed to chase down the target even after a strong start.

Malan continued to bat consistently in yet another T20s and helped his side reach a respectable total. Former England captain Nasser Hussain praised David Malan for his brilliant show and said that he is a kind of player who doesn’t likes to overhit any delivery.

 

Nasser Hussain, Keaton Jennings
Nasser Hussain. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

“Every single time, he delivers. T20 is not that easy to be consistent because at times you have to go in and give it a bit of a smack, he has been incredibly consistent,” Hussain told ‘Sky Sports’.

“What I like about him is that he doesn’t overhit. He’s got long levers, but you never really see Dawid Malan slogging, he’s in real control of all those shots,” he added.

In the match, Australia started their chase well with David Warner scoring a half-century and Aaron Finch hitting 48 runs but lost their way in the runs chase. The visitors, thus, lost the match by two runs. England captain Eoin Morgan was mighty pleased with the way Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan and Tom Curran bowled in the death and credited them for the victory.

"He Delivers Everytime": Nasser Hussain Praises David Malan For Match-Winning Knock
David Malan and Eoin Morgan.

Australia will look to avenge their first match defeat with a strong performance in the second match. England, however, will look to better their run scoring and consolidate their lead in the three-match T20I series. Both the team might opt for an unchanged eleven to maintain their respective momentum.

The second T20I will be played at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton on Sunday. After the series players from bot the team will head to UAE to join their franchises for the IPL 2020.