Captains Jos Butler and Dawid Maran pulled England back 14–3 for centuries, scoring big and securing a consolation victory in their third one-day international competition against South Africa.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer, playing in his first international series for two years, blew out South Africa’s top and middle tiers at 6–40, leading England to his 59-run win at Kimberley. Archer rounded it out snugly by bowling Tablais Shamsi.
South Africa wanted 287 to chase England’s 346-7.
South Africa had already won the series after her 2–0 lead, and although a win in the final match of the series was a consolation for England, it had an effect on South Africa. South Africa are still out of an automatic qualifying spot for the World Over 50 Championship in India this year and need every win they can get. qualify for. England have already qualified for the World Cup.
England made a formidable total in Kimberley with a fantastic partnership of 232 in his fourth wicket between Butler and Maran.
Opener Maran hit 118 of his 114 pitches, Butler hit 131 of 127, with Jason Roy (1), Benduckett (0) and Harry Brook (6) all hitting. Later, England overturned the innings. England were up from 14-3 to 246-4 but the partnership fell apart when Maran missed a slog in the air and was caught by wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen.
Moeen Ali ultimately succeeded 41 of his 28, beating his 304-5 Sri Lanka achieved in 2012 and helped England achieve the best overall ODI in the Kimberley.
South Africa’s top his fast his bowler Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje rested while Lungi nigdi put in his best performance of 4–62 at the Proteas ball.
South Africa were unable to maintain the pace they needed to win and Archer returned to England for the first game of the series after a lengthy absence with an elbow and back injury, but managed all important breakthroughs. bottom.
He had Lassie van der Dussen, Aiden He mark Lamb, danger man David Miller and top scorer Heinrich Klaasen (80) off his six wickets.