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South Africa v England 3rd ODI: Malan, Buttler slam centuries in final ODI win against South Africa

England hit back to beat South Africa by 59 runs, in the 3rd and final ODI of the series, at the Diamond Oval, Kimberley today. South Africa win the series 2-1.

Match Summary

South Africa vs England, 3rd ODI, England tour of South Africa

South Africa 287/10 (43.1 ov)

England 346/7 (50 ov)

Result - England won by 59 runs


After South Africa won had won the toss and elected to field, Dawid Malan and captain Jos Buttler both hit centuries as England overcame a poor start in the third and final one-day international against South Africa at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Wednesday.

Malan made 118 and Buttler scored 131 to enable England to pile up 346 for seven after being sent in.

It was a total which seemed unlikely when Lungi Ngidi took the first three wickets to reduce the tourists to 14 for three in the sixth over.

The left-handed Malan and his right-handed captain rebuilt the innings, slowly at first and eventually in a torrent of runs.

Their partnership was eventually worth 232 off 211 balls.

South Africa, holding a winning 2-0 lead in the series, opted to go into the match without their two fastest bowlers, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada, and appeared powerless to keep the scoring in check even after the two centurions were dismissed. 

Ngidi took three for eight in a four-over opening spell but was expensive later on, finishing with four for 62. His last four overs cost 47 runs.

There were 19 sixes in the England innings, six of them by Malan, who faced 114 balls, and seven by Buttler, who faced 127 deliveries.

In the run chase, South Africa, needing 347 runs to win, fell short by 59 runs, under pressure from the run rate required. Jofra Archer 6-40 was outstanding with the ball for England, whilst Heinrich Klaasen 80 top scored with the bat for the Proteas.

Match Stats

England Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Jason Roy - 1.6 ov), 2-5 (Ben Duckett - 3.1 ov), 3-14 (Harry Brook - 5.4 ov), 4-246 (Dawid Malan - 40.4 ov), 5-313 (Moeen Ali - 46.4 ov), 6-315 (Jos Buttler - 47.1 ov), 7-326 (Sam Curran - 47.6 ov)

South Africa Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Temba Bavuma - 8.6 ov), 2-62 (Rassie van der Dussen - 11.4 ov), 3-112 (Reeza Hendricks - 18.3 ov), 4-158 (Aiden Markram - 25.4 ov), 5-174 (David Miller - 27.1 ov), 6-193 (Marco Jansen - 30.4 ov), 7-278 (Heinrich Klaasen - 39.4 ov), 8-281 (Sisanda Magala - 40.6 ov), 9-281 (Wayne Parnell - 41.1 ov),10-287 (Tabraiz Shamsi - 43.1 ov)

Playing XIs

South Africa - Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma(C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(WK), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala

England - Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Jos Buttler(WK/C), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Match Details

Date - 2023-02-01 11:00:00

Venue - Diamond Oval, Kimberley, Kimberley, Kimberley

Toss - South Africa won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Allahudien Paleker(South Africa), Marais Erasmus(South Africa), Adrian Holdstock(South Africa TV)

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