Updated: February 10, 2020 12:46:08 am
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid took the important thing scalps of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma as England beat South Africa by two wickets within the third and remaining one-day worldwide on Sunday.
World champions England received the toss and elected to subject, proscribing their hosts to 256 for seven in 50 overs, a below- par rating on a day when the gamers wore pink to boost cash for breast cancer consciousness. The touring facet seemed composed of their chase, aside from some late jitters, as Joe Denly top-scored with 66, reaching their goal with 40 balls to spare to say a share of the series after the second recreation was washed out by rain.
The groups meet in a three-match Twenty20 International series which begins on Wednesday in East London, and concludes subsequent Sunday in Pretoria.
“I thought we bowled well today,” England captain Eoin Morgan mentioned. “Adil and Mo (Ali coming in and showing their value, Adil with the control and variation, he was outstanding. I thought the chase was well within our grasp and it was disappointing to limp over the line. We should have done it four or five down with the partnerships we had.”
South Africa struggled to construct momentum of their innings, with captain De Kock (69 from 81 balls) and David Miller (69 not out from 53 balls) main their cost.
Rashid proved a handful for the highest order as he trapped Bavuma (29) lbw and bowled De Kock, eradicating South Africa’s two batting stars from their victory within the opening ODI in Cape Town.
Miller’s imperious hitting in the direction of the tip of the innings, through which he bludgeoned 4 large sixes, took the house facet previous 250 when it had seemed as although they’d fall in need of that mark.
Jason Roy (21) and Jonny Bairstow (43) rocketed England to 61 in 6.2 overs in reply earlier than each fell in fast succession. When Morgan (9) was caught and bowled by seamer Beuran Hendricks (3-59) South Africa felt within the recreation, however Joe Root (49) and Denly supplied the soundness via the center order to take their facet to close by of victory.
The house crew got hope when England misplaced 4 wickets for the addition of 20 runs as Lungi Ngidi (3-63) recovered from a poor begin to rattle the guests. But Ali (17 from 16 balls) supplied the steadying hand for England to seal the win.
“We thought it was getting tight and we had a bit of a sniff,” De Kock mentioned. “It was cool to make it tough for the English guys. “Our energy has stood out, we’ve got a young team but they had a lot of energy on the field and I enjoyed that.”
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