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Dawid Malan attains highest rating in T20I history
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Dawid Malan attains highest rating in T20I history

England batsman Dawid Malan has made the record for the highest rating points achieved in T20 internationals after amassing an impressive tally of 173 runs in his team's 3-0 whitewash over South Africa.

The 33-year-old had displaced Pakistan captain Babar Azam from the number one spot in September following an astonishing run in the shortest format.

Malan's terrific T20I performances received another boost after he grabbed the man-of-the-series award for his stellar display against South Africa.

He struck a match-winning 55 on Sunday before blasting a magnificent 99 not out from just 47 deliveries at Newlands on Tuesday.

Finishing one run short of the triple-figure landmark, Malan now has a total of 10 fifty-plus scores across 19 innings in T20Is.

He boasts 915 points in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, surpassing the previous-highest of 900 points attained by Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch.

Malan is 44 points clear of second-ranked Babar and 80 points ahead of Finch at No. 3 on the updated list.

Despite Malan's unparalleled brilliance in T20 cricket, he has been unable to break into England's ODI side managing to represent the team in only a single 50-over match.

Meanwhile, England have climbed to the top of the team rankings, pushing Australia to second place. Australia had dislodged Pakistan from the T20I summit back in May following a revision of the rankings.