Fast bowler Jofra Archer, playing in his first international series for two years, took 6-40 and blew through South Africa’s top and middle order to carry England to its 59-run win in Kimberley.
Captain Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan made centuries and dragged England back from 14- 3 to post a big aggregate and win the third one- day transnational against South Africa for a consolation palm.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer, playing in his first transnational series for two times, took 6- 40 and blew through South Africa’s top and middle order to carry England to its 59- run palm in Kimberley. Archer meetly finished it off by bowling Tabraiz Shamsi.
South Africa was all out for 287 chasing England’s 346- 7.
South Africa had formerly won the series after taking a 2- 0 lead and while the palm in the final game of the series was a consolation for England, it had impacts for South Africa.
South Africa is still outside of the automatic qualifying places for the 50- over World Cup in India this time and needs every win it can get. The Proteas have two ODIs left against the Netherlands to decide automatic qualification. England is formerly assured of a place at the World Cup.
England erected its daunting aggregate in Kimberley through a magnific cooperation of 232 for the fourth gate between Buttler and Malan.
Nature Malan made 118 off 114 balls and Buttler hit 131 off 127 to turn England’s innings around after Jason Roy( 1), Ben Duckett( 0) and Harry Brook( 6) all went cheaply.
From 14- 3, England had surged to 246- 4 by the time the cooperation was broken when Malan miscued a slog high in the air and was caught by wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen.
Moeen Ali cracked 41 from 28 at the end to help England to the loftiest ODI aggregate at Kimberley by some way, surpassing the 304- 5 Sri Lanka got in 2012.
With South Africa resting top presto bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi put in the stylish performance with the ball for the Proteas with 4- 62.
South Africa was n’t suitable to maintain the rate demanded to win and Archer, who returned for England in the first game of the series after a long absence with elbow and back injuries, made all the meaningful improvements.
He removed Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, dangerman David Miller and top- arranger Heinrich Klaasen( 80) in his six lattices as England won comfortably this time after letting dominant positions slip in the first two games of the series. Know More News…