In India, Shubman Gill stunned the Kiwis bowlers with a century in the shorter format. However, on the other hand, two batsmen from England also played a surprising innings. England batsmen Jos Buttler and David Malan blasted centuries on Wednesday and attacked the South African bowlers fiercely. Malan scored 118 and Buttler scored 131 runs. Both of them put on a partnership of 232 runs for the second wicket. Based on the batting of Malan and Butler, England won the third ODI by 59 runs.
At one point England lost 3 wickets for just 14 runs. Jason Roy Duckett and Harry Brooke joined the pavilion soon after. Buttler and Malan, who came to the crease after that, took the team to a huge score of 346 runs with centuries. In reply, the South African team was bowled out for 287 runs. Jofra Archer took 6 wickets and showed his power in England’s victory. But South Africa won the series 2-1.
Buttler, Malan centuries..
Jason Roy (1), Ben Duckett (0) and Harry Brook (6) reached the pavilion later. Malan excelled with seven fours and six sixes in his 114 balls, while Buttler hit 6 fours and 7 sixes in 127 balls. Together they hit 13 sixes and 13 fours.
After that, Moeen Ali played a brilliant innings of 43 runs off 23 balls with the help of two fours and four sixes. With this, England registered a huge ODI score on this ground. Earlier this record was held by Sri Lanka. In 2012, Sri Lanka scored 304 runs for five wickets. South Africa rested Kagiso Rabada and Enrich Narkia in this match. Lungi Ngidi was the team’s best bowler with 62 runs and 4 wickets.
South Africa still not qualified for the World Cup.
South Africa are yet to qualify for the 50-over World Cup to be held in India this year. Every match needs to be won. The team has two ODIs left to qualify against the Netherlands. England has finalized its ticket for this World Cup.
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