South Africa vs England Match Details
- South Africa have taken a significant lead of 1-0 in the three-match series after winning the first ODI.
- England was let down by their batters as they were restricted to only 271 runs while chasing 298 runs in 50 overs.
- The two teams have locked horns with each other in 67 ODIs and South Africa have won 32 times.
England will be going up against South Africa in a do-or-die match at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on January 29, Sunday. South Africa will be playing without any pressure in the second One Day International as they have already established their domination in the series by winning the first ODI by 27 runs.
Batting in the first innings, the Proteas cricket team registered a score of 298 runs on the scoreboard. The team got off to a good start as the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma stitched a partnership of 61 runs. The top-order batter Rassie van der Dussen continued the momentum as he smacked his fourth international hundred.
Dussen found an ally in the middle-order batter David Miller. The 33-year-old exploited the playing conditions with a knock of 53 runs off 56 balls. The 90-run partnership between Rassie and David steered South Africa to a score of 298 runs. For England, Sam Curran was the pick of the bowler with three wickets.
Following the score in the second innings, England witnessed a brilliant opening partnership. The likes of Dawid Malan and Jason Roy added 146 runs on the scoreboard for the first wicket. Malan played a good knock of 59 runs while Roy hammered 113 runs.
However, the other England players could not carry forward the good performance. They ended up scoring a defeat after collapsing at a score of 271 runs. Playing on Sunday, the England cricket team will be hoping to fill the holes in the ship and bounce back in the three-match series.
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