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South Africa beat England to win the series 3-2

Talal Dar - 14-02-2016 - View: 292

Ab De Villiers scored a century to help his side the target

South Africa beat England to win the series 3-2

South Africa have comeback from 2-0 down to beat England 3-2 in the One-Day International (ODI) series as Alex Hales scored century for England and helped them score 236 and South African Ab De Villiers scored an unbeaten century to help them chase with 6 overs to spare.

The hosts had momentum on their side after winning last two games and they chose to field first as they had won last two games while batting second. They got the first wicket early as opener Jason Roy was dismissed after scoring 8 runs but Alex Hales kept the amazing form going.

Alex Hales had scored fifties in first four games as well and made fifth consecutive fifty to become the fifth English batsman after Geoffrey Boycott, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart and Jonathan Trott to score fifties in five consecutive matches. He went on to score a century.

Other batsmen did not do well and Ben Stokes, Joe Root scored 29 and 27 respectively to be second and third highest scorer. Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and David Wiese took 3 wickets. But South Africa did not get off to a good start and lost Quinton De Kock early.

Reece Topley dismissed De Kock and he got Faf Du Plessis off the first ball. Rilee Rossouw could only score 4 runs and soon they were struggling at 22/3, but then Hashim Amla and Ab De Villiers had a match winning partnership. Amla got out after scoring 59 but De Villiers stayed till the end and scored 101 whereas David Wiese was not out on 41.

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