Originally Posted by Corbo 60
Malan fought his way to that 50..serious test cricket.
I'm in two minds as to whether his battling, ugly 50s are worrying (i.e. against stronger sides he'll be gone) or promising (he's knuckled down and made the runs). Certainly in the context of this match - with the talent of Gabriel and the fact Holder and Roach have also bowled well - I'm more inclined to lean to the latter. Pitch seems to be quite flat now, though. Needs to push this one on to a big one to really make an impression.
It certainly bodes well that for such a fine limited overs player he still has the capacity to grind along at this kind of SR consistently, though. Has a bit more between the ears than plenty of other players we've tried.