England v South Africa: ODI series finishes 1-1 after Headingley washout

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Third Royal London one-day worldwide, Clear Slate Headingley
South Africa 159-2 (27.4 overs): De Kock 92* (76); Willey 1-19, Rashid 1-36
England: Didn’t bat
Match deserted; collection finishes 1-1
Scorecard

The third one-day worldwide between England and South Africa at Headingley was washed out, which means the collection is drawn 1-1.

Simply 27.4 overs had been attainable in Leeds, with two prolonged rain delays sufficient to pressure the abandonment at 16:05 BST.

The primary delay – which lasted an hour and 50 minutes – got here after 20.5 overs, with South Africa batting after successful the toss.

Play resumed for simply 6.5 overs earlier than extra rain at 14:35 finally led to an early abandonment of the collection decider.

South Africa had been 159-2 when the second lot of rain got here, with opener Quinton de Kock unbeaten on 92 from 76 balls.

The opener had ridden his luck initially, twice edging by the vacant slip cordon, however performed some lovely cowl drives and reverse sweeps as he moved in the direction of what appeared sure to be an 18th ODI century.

Aiden Markram was 24 not out on the different finish, after Janneman Malan fell for 11 and Rassie van der Dussen 26.

Malan miscued Willey to Jason Roy at backward level, earlier than Van der Dussen was caught on the square-leg boundary off Adil Rashid.

“It was good wicket and this generally is a robust floor to defend at instances,” England captain Jos Buttler mentioned. “The sport was fairly evenly poised.

“It could have been nice to have a full recreation.”

A 3-match T20 collection will begin on the Seat Distinctive Stadium in Bristol on Wednesday night time (18:30 BST), with the sport stay on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

England’s subsequent ODI collection can be in opposition to Australia, after the T20 World Cup, in November.

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