Cricket match report: England out of bad luck, avoids back-to-back whitewash

England broke a five-game losing streak with a Round of 59 victory over South Africa in their third and final ODI at the Kimberley. Centuries of Jos Butler (131 out of 127) and Dawid Maran (118 out of 118) have allowed the visitor to recover from his precarious 14/3 and post 346. 6 to 40 helped visitors avoid plaster. However, the defeat meant South Africa would have to rely on other results to secure direct World Cup qualification later that year.

Chasing a challenging total, Temba in good shape His Bavuma (35) and Reeza Hendricks (52) hit the right notes on the new ball to add 49 runs before South African captain Chris Woakes in the middle. knocked out to After a few overs, Lassie van der Dussen was unable to catch Archer’s pitch and provided a catch for Buck Point. From there, Hendrix and Aiden Markram stabilized the ship with a 50-run tally, but was hit with an extra jump and it was Archer again who accounted for Markram.

Heinrich Klaasen was the leading scorer on 80 of his 62 pitches, and David He built up a key position after back-to-back repulsions of Miller and Marco his Jansen. Archer’s bowling days were filled with important breakthroughs and budding stifling partnerships. He hit Miller at breakneck speed and rebounded Klaasen before coming back and picking two wickets on seven balls to close out the game. Adil Rashid, who took wickets from Hendrix, Sisanda Magala and Jansen, finished on 3 for 68 figures as the SA were bowled out for 287 within his 44 overs. When England were sent to bat earlier, they met a wild Lungi Ngidi with a new ball. A big pacesetter, he picked three wickets in his first three overs. Jason Roy left the match first, scoring an easy catch midway through the match’s two overs. Ben Duckett was undone by an extra jump and nodded to the keeper. In Ngidi’s case of his third scalp, Harry Brook, the inside edge led to his fall. But by the time Butler and Maran teamed up to create a giant 232-seat stand, it was all one way. The duo started slowly, choosing 1 and 2 on offer before opening on opposite sides of the drink his break after spins were introduced from both sides. Marang was dropped for 46 by Shamsi, who failed to hold a hard return catch, but other than that, the duo had little to offer.

Things turned around for him, especially after his 30th over, when his next five runs yielded up to 61 runs. Marco His Jansen was put under pressure by Maran, who scored his 6th, 4th, 6th consecutive goal. Spinner scored just 12 combined overs, losing 96 runs in the process.

Marang fell to a late delivery from Magala in 41 overs, but Moen Ali came out with a swing, hitting two fours and four sixes during his 23-ball 41. Ngidi fell for him with an off-cutter and finished with numbers 4-62. However, Butler extended his stay, clearing the ropes a total of seven times before digging deep against Jansen. But his 67-run stand between him and Moen brought the score closer to 350 and the total for the day was clear enough.

Brief Scores: England 347/7 in 50 overs (Buttler 131, Malan 118; Ngidi 4-62) beat South Africa 287 in 43.1 overs (Klaasen 80, Hendricks 52; Archer 6-40, Rashid 3-68) by 59 runs

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