England takes third ODI
Hosts South Africa and England have shared the spoils in the One Day International (ODI) series between the two countries. England won the third and final match in Johannesburg by two wickets on Sunday to level the series at 1-1.
The Proteas set a target of 257 for victory, England hit the winning runs in the 44th over.
The Proteas won the first match in Cape Town by 7 wickets, while the second match in Durban was abandoned due to rain.
England won the toss and sent the Proteas in to bat first. Opener, Reeza Hendricks lost his wicket for 11 runs but captain Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma stead the ship. Together, they added 66 runs for the 2nd wicket before Bavuma was trapped leg before wicket by Adil Rashid for 29.
De Kock eventually departed for 69 becoming Rashid’s second victim and with the score on 140 for 4. South Africa again struggled against spin and did themselves no favours with the run-outs of Jon-Jon Smuts and Beuran Hendricks. In the end, David Miller and Lutho Sipamla gave some respectability to the Proteas’ score. [Read More]