ENG vs SA 2nd ODI: England beat South Africa by a margin of 118 runs in the second match of the rain-affected ODI series played on Friday to level the three-match ODI series 1-1. The match was reduced to 20 overs due to rain. Electing to bat after losing the toss, England were bundled out for 201 runs in 29.1 overs, but the bowlers made England come back and bowled out South Africa for 83 runs in 20.4 overs and leveled the series 1-1.
Bad start for England
The hosts, who came to bat first, had a very poor start. On England’s score of 22, Jason Roy (14) was shown the way to the pavilion by Enrique Norkhia. After this Jonny Bairstow and Phil Salt tried to advance the innings and took the score beyond 50 runs but Salt lost his wicket for 52 runs.
England lost 5 wickets for 72 runs
After this, half of England’s team returned to the pavilion on 72 runs. Bairstow (28), Salt (17), Joe Root (1), Moeen Ali (6) returned to the pavilion after scoring runs. In such a situation, Captain Butler took the lead with Liam Livingstone but he too got out on the score of 101 runs on the ball of Tabrez Shamsi.
Sam Curran and Liamstone led the England team in trouble. But Liamstone became the victim of Norkhia after playing an innings of 38 runs off 29 balls. In the end, David Willey scored 21 off 21 balls and Adil Rashid scored 12 runs in 12 balls to take the team beyond 200 runs. But in the end, England’s team was reduced to 201 runs in 28.1 overs. The most successful bowler for South Africa was Dwayne Pretorius. He sent 4 players to the pavilion. At the same time, 2-2 success was in the hands of Norkhia and Shamsi. Keshav Maharaj got 1 wicket.
South Africa lost 3 wickets for 6
Chasing the target of 202 runs, the start of South Africa was also very bad. On the score of 6 runs, three batsmen of the visiting team had returned to the pavilion. Quinton de Kock was dismissed after scoring 5 runs. Three South African batsmen Jaaneman Malan, Rasi van der Dussen and Aiden Markram returned to the pavilion without opening an account. In this way, South Africa’s team was bundled out for just 83 runs in 20.4 overs.
Curran named man of the match
The most successful bowler for England was Adil Rashid. He took 3 wickets. At the same time, Reece Topley and Moeen Ali got 2-2 wickets. 1-1 success came to David Willey and Sam Curran. Sam Curran contributed to the team’s victory with both bat and ball, for which he was adjudged man of the match.