Even though South Africa opener Quinton de Kock scored an unbroken 92 in the third and final match of the series on Sunday, the one-day international series between South Africa and England ended in a tie at 1-1. The rain made it impossible to win the game, so the series was tied. When play was stopped for the second time at Headingley because of rain, the Proteas were at 159-2 in the 28th over. Before the game was stopped, De Kock had hit 13 fours and scored 92 runs off of 76 balls.
Under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system, each team had to bat for at least 20 overs before a decision could be made about the winner of a white-ball match that was interrupted by rain.
The umpires, though, decided that this wasn’t going to happen and called the game off just after 4:00 pm local time (1500 GMT). This was the end of a series that had started in the middle of a heatwave in England and continued in more typical weather for the country. De Kock, who bats left-handed, was only eight runs away from his 18th century in one-day internationals when the game was called off.
South Africa’s captain, Keshav Maharaj, said of De Kock’s innings, “He looked in great form, but it’s too bad he couldn’t reach the magical mark.” But there is still a lot of cricket to be played, and all we can do is hope that he can keep up his good performance.
The captain of the England team, Jos Buttler, said, “It was a good wicket, and sometimes it’s hard to defend on this pitch.” “The match’s outcome was very hard to guess. It would have been great if you could play the whole game.”
After losing the Twenty20 and One-Day International series against India, England went into this match hoping not to lose a third straight white-ball series under their new captain, Jos Buttler. Buttler took over for Eoin Morgan, who had just retired after leading England to win the 50-over World Cup.
Both teams chose to bat first, and the toss was won by South Africa. At Chester-le-Street, England beat the Proteas by 62 runs the day before. At Old Trafford, England beat the Proteas by 118 runs in a match that was stopped by rain.
When Janneman Malan (11) hit David Willey’s quick left-arm delivery right to Jason Roy at point, England got on the board early and put the Proteas ahead by 24-1.
But De Kock was in great form as he reached his first fifty of the series off of only 39 balls. The 29-year-old hit four consecutive fours off of leg-spinner Adil Rashid’s balls to reach the benchmark. The first fifty that De Kock made in the series only took 39 balls.
After Malan was taken out of the game, South Africa’s scoring rate picked up, and by the time wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock reached 50 runs, they were at 89-1. Rassie van der Dussen made 134 in the first game of the series, which was his best score ever. He and Quinton de Kock put on 75 runs together before De Kock holed out against Rashid for 26. Rassie van der Dussen scored 134 in the first game of the series, which was his best score ever.
Rain stopped the game for the first time in the 21st over, when South Africa had 119 runs and 2 wickets. When play started again after being stopped for more than two hours, the match was cut down to 45 overs for each team. De Kock used the reverse sweep delivery well.
After 47 balls and 20 minutes of play, South Africa scored 40 more runs, which led to the end of the game because it started to rain again. On Wednesday, England and South Africa will play the first game of a Twenty20 series in Bristol. There will be three games in the series.