The England bowlers were right on the money as they bundled out South Africa for 83 runs in the second ODI to level the series 1-1.
Rashid was the hero with the ball for England (Courtesy: Reuters)
- England secured a 118-run win in Manchester
- Rashid and Topley set up the win with their fine bowling efforts
- Series decider will be played on the 24th of July
The England bowlers were right on the money on Friday as they bundled out South Africa for 89 runs to secure a 118-run win on Friday. Adil Rashid and Reece Topley were the stars for the hosts during the match with ball.
The match was reduced to 29 overs due to rain after heavy rain in the morning.
The English batters started off the blocks quickly before Jason Roy was dismissed by Anrich Nortje. However, the Proteas bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals to put the hosts in a spot of bother with the score at 101 for six.
Liam Livingstone was the highest scorer for the hosts with 38 runs to his name. He also had a valuable 43-run partnership with Sam Curran as both men got England out of trouble to reach 144 runs.
Livingstone also hit three sixes and a boundary in the 21st over off Nortje, but the South African pacer would get his man as the right-handed batter’s innings came to a close at 38 runs.
Curran also scored an important 35 off 18 balls as England reached 201 runs.
Dwaine Pretorius was the pick of the bowlers for South Africa as he ended with figures of four for 36.
In response, the Proteas got off to the worst possible start and found themselves in all sorts of trouble as they were reduced to six for four wickets.
Topley did the most damage upfront, as three of the four batters were dismissed for ducks. After that, South Africa failed to get any sort of momentum and kept losing wickets regularly.
While Heinrich Klassen offered some resistance, none of the others were able to support him as Rashid ran through the lineup. The leg-spinner finished with figures of three for 29 runs as the visitors were bundled out for 83 in just 20.4 overs.
With the win, England levelled the series 1-1 with the decider being played on 24th July.
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