Finally, the ODI series between the local team South Africa and the guest team England finished successfully. The 2nd ODI between them was abandoned due to the rain. So, Proteas was ahead of the English team. But by winning the 3rd ODI, England has successfully drawn the series. At the same time, they have avoided the series defeat or whitewash. Yes, South Africa-England ODI series was drawn!
Earlier the ODI series, these two big teams played the four matches Test series. England won the Test series. They managed three victories and the local team won just once. So, Proteas wanted to beat the World Cup champion. But no, they are not just an easy opponent for them. So, South Africa-England ODI series was drawn!
At the Wanderers Stadium, the 3rd match between them took place earlier today. Saqib Mahmood for the guest team made his ODI debut. South Africa came to bat first. They scored 256 runs in 50 overs. On the other hand, England chased the target in 43.2 overs. So, they have won by 2 wickets at the end.
The captain De Kock and Reeza opened the innings for South Africa. Reeza scored only 11 runs. The newborn player Saqib took him. The 2nd wicket partnership between De Kock and Bavuma added a few runs. De Kock scored 69 runs for the team. And Bavuma scored 29 runs so far. Among the rest players, The middle-order David Miller scored another 69 runs. Losing seven wickets, Proteas scored 256 runs totally.
Later, the opening partnership of England added 61 runs. Bairstow added 43 runs and went first. Jason Roy added only 21 runs. Top-orders of the team found runs but not so big. Joe Root scored 49 runs. In the match, the regular captain Morgan took part. Joe Denly scored 66 runs for the team. They lost 8 wickets but chased the score successfully.