South Africa beat England in 3rd ODI, but hosts win series

South Africa beat England in 3rd ODI, but hosts win series
30-May-2017 08:28 MIDDAY

Kagiso Rabada South Africa beat England by seven wickets to gain a consolation win the third one-day international at Lord's yesterday. But England took the three-match series 2-1 despite being well beaten in a match where only 60 overs out of a scheduled 100 were bowled. England collapsed to 20 for six in five overs after being sent into bat in overcast conditions after South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss, with new-ball duo Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell, who eventually shared seven wickets between them, doing the damage. Jonny Bairstow top-scored with 51 in an innings where the only other batsmen to make it to double figures were tail ender Toby Roland-Jones, who made 37 not out on his ODI debut, and David Willey (26). South Africa openers Hashim Amla (55) and Quinton de Kock (34) put on 95 for the first wicket before JP Duminy (28 not out) and de Villiers (27 not out) completed the rout. This series served as a warm-up for the Champions Trophy, a featuring the top eight ODI sides. England launch the Champions Trophy against Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday, with SA playing Sri Lanka on Saturday.Download the new mid-day android app to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go https://goo.gl/8Xlcvr