England, South Africa draw ODI series after third match washed out | Cricket News – Times of India


LEEDS: South Africa opener Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten 92 turned out to be in useless as rain scuppered hopes of a lead to Sunday’s third and closing one-day worldwide in opposition to England, with the collection ending all sq. at 1-1.
The Proteas have been 159-2 within the twenty eighth over, with De Kock having struck 92 off simply 76 balls, together with 13 fours, when rain stopped play for the second time within the match at Headingley.
Each side wanted to bat for no less than 20 overs for a consequence to be declared underneath the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern technique for rain-affected white-ball video games.
However the umpires deemed that might not be doable after they referred to as the sport off shortly after 4:00 pm native time (1500 GMT) as a collection that had began throughout a nationwide heatwave ended in additional acquainted English circumstances.
The abandonment meant left-hander De Kock was simply eight runs shy of what would have been his 18th ODI century.
England had gone into the sport trying to keep away from a 3rd consecutive white-ball collection defeat underneath new captain Jos Buttler, who succeeded now retired 50-over World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan, following T20 and ODI reverses in opposition to India.
South Africa gained the toss, with each side unchanged after England’s thumping 118-run win in a rain-affected match at Outdated Trafford which adopted the Proteas’ 62-run triumph at Chester-le-Avenue.
England made an early breakthrough when Janneman Malan (11) hit left-arm fast David Willey straight to Jason Roy at level to depart the Proteas 24-1.
However De Kock was in tremendous contact as he accomplished his first fifty of the collection off simply 39 balls, with the 29-year-old reaching the landmark by hitting boundaries off successive deliveries from leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
South Africa accelerated following the lack of Malan and have been 89-1 by the point wicketkeeper De Kock reached his half-century.
Rassie van der Dussen, who made a career-best 134 within the collection opener, shared a second-wicket stand of 75 with De Kock earlier than he holed out for 26 when sweeping in opposition to Rashid.
Rain first stopped play when South Africa have been 119-2 within the twenty first over.
De Kock deployed the reverse sweep to good impact when play resumed in a match now lowered to 45 overs per facet earlier than a contemporary downpour ended the match.
England and South Africa are scheduled to start a three-game Twenty20 collection at Bristol on Wednesday.


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