Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Rashid stars as England share ODI series with S Africa

Reuters | Johannesburg | Updated: 09-02-2020 22:09 IST | Created: 09-02-2020 22:08 IST
UPDATE 2-Cricket-Rashid stars as England share ODI series with S Africa
Image Credit: Twitter (@ICC)

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid took the key scalps of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma as England beat South Africa by two wickets in the third and final one-day international on Sunday.

World champions England won the toss and elected to field, restricting their hosts to 256 for seven in 50 overs, a below- par score on a day when the players wore pink to raise money for breast cancer awareness. The touring side looked composed in their chase, apart from some late jitters, as Joe Denly top-scored with 66, reaching their target with 40 balls to spare to claim a share of the series after the second game was washed out by rain.

The teams meet in a three-match Twenty20 International series which starts on Wednesday in East London and concludes next Sunday in Pretoria. "I thought we bowled well today," England captain Eoin Morgan said. "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 build momentum in their innings, with captain De Kock (69 from 81 balls) and David Miller (69 not out from 53 balls) leading their charge.

Rashid proved a handful for the top order as he trapped Bavuma (29) lbw and bowled De Kock, removing South Africa's two batting stars from their victory in the opening ODI in Cape Town. Miller's imperious hitting towards the end of the innings, in which he bludgeoned four massive sixes, took the home side past 250 when it had looked as though they would fall short of that mark.

Jason Roy (21) and Jonny Bairstow (43) rocketed England to 61 in 6.2 overs in reply before both fell in quick succession. When Morgan (9) was caught and bowled by seamer Beuran Hendricks (3-59) South Africa felt in the game, but Joe Root (49) and Denly provided the stability through the middle order to take their side to within sight of victory.

The home team were given hope when England lost four wickets for the addition of 20 runs as Lungi Ngidi (3-63) recovered from a poor start to rattle the visitors. But Ali (17 from 16 balls) provided 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 said. "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."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Globalization post-coronavirus to get a hit, self-sufficiency paradigm to rule

The massive scale of coronavirus outbreak, accompanied by uncertainty and fear, could lead to new behaviors and beliefs in the 21st-century population that is empowered with the internet....

Ayurveda for COVID 19: Professionals owe the responsibility to protect it from quacks and fake news

Indian Ayurveda professionals are lagging behind their foreign counterparts in handling quacks and protecting credentials of the Ayurveda at the time of COVID 19 pandemic. The professionals of Ayurveda cannot abjure the responsibility to co...

Education post-coronavirus: Schools to rush for more digitalization

Digital education would undoubtedly boom in the post-coronavirus world, supported by educational institutions that have discovered its efficiency during the crisis, but it is still not expected to outshine traditional classroom learning....

Videos

Latest News

BP cuts spend by quarter as virus slashes oil demand

British energy giant BP on Wednesday slashed its planned spending for 2020 by one quarter and announced a USD 1.0-billion hit from collapsing oil prices as the coronavirus outbreak destroys demand. The energy sector has been ravaged by the ...

India looks at China, South Korea, Germany for best practices, technology to contain coronavirus

India is looking at South Korea, Germany and China for procurement of cutting-edge technology and adopting best practices being followed by them in successfully containing the spread of coronavirus amid looming risk of the country entering ...

UK's Morrisons wins legal battle over former employee's data leak

British supermarket group Morrisons on Wednesday won a Supreme Court victory which ends a battle for compensation by thousands of its staff whose personal details were posted on the internet by a former employee. The court found that Morris...

Loss of taste and smell key COVID-19 symptoms, app study finds

Losing your sense of smell and taste may be the best way to tell if you have COVID-19, according to a study of data collected via a symptom tracker app developed by scientists in Britain and the United States to help monitor the coronavirus...

Give Feedback