South Africa 347 for five (Bavuma 109, Miller 58*) beat England 342 for 7 (Buttler 94*, Brook 80, Moeen 51) by 5 wickets
South Africa’s chase bought underway with Quinton de Kock, who left the sector after 15 overs within the England innings when he was hit on the suitable thumb off a Brook under-edge, cleared to bat. He was taken for an X-ray, which didn’t choose up a fracture, however he didn’t seem totally comfy. He was overshadowed by a decided Bavuma, who dominated their 77-run stand and had even scored twice as many runs as de Kock at one level within the chase. De Kock was tied down by Olly Stone, whom he finally hit to midwicket to finish his knock.
That went virtually unnoticed by Bavuma, who batted with intent and scored rapidly. In explicit, he peppered the on facet, the place 70 of his complete runs got here. He was additionally the senior companion within the 97-run second-wicket partnership with Rassie van der Dussen, who was on the different finish when Bavuma, fighting cramp, drilled Adil Rashid by way of the covers to carry up his hundred. He celebrated in emphatic type, pointed to his identify on his again and thudded his hand on his coronary heart and the Protea badge. And then he was spent.
Bavuma scooped Sam Curran onto his personal stumps three overs later to present England a gap. In the subsequent over, van der Dussen hit Rashid straight to backward level and South Africa gave the impression to be in some hassle. But their depth got here good.
Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klaasen scored 55 runs in 39 balls earlier than Klaasen edged Stone and Buttler took a very good catch; Markram went on to attain 49 however was bowled by a Rashid googly, leaving it to Miller and Jansen to complete off. They placed on 65 in 46 balls, with Miller enhancing his standing as a finisher and Jansen his as an allrounder.
Earlier, South Africa made three adjustments to the assault that gained them Friday’s sequence opener and not noted Kagiso Rabada, Sisanda Magala and Tabraiz Shamsi for Jansen, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj. The bowlers have been on prime initially, after Bavuma opted to area. Ngidi discovered early seam motion and made the primary incision when he bowled Jason Roy with a supply that nipped again. At the opposite finish Wayne Parnell pinned Dawid Malan on the again pad to depart England 33 for two within the seventh over, and 42 or 2 after 10.
England solely started to construct some momentum when the change bowlers got here on. Brook, who was dismissed for a duck on debut on Friday, confirmed his class with a high-quality 80 made up of clean-hitting and intelligent footwork. The highlights of his innings have been his ramp off Jansen over the slips for six and the way in which he took on Maharaj. He scored 19 runs off the 13 balls he confronted from Maharaj, together with the one that introduced him his fifty.
Ben Duckett was largely a spectator and holed out to Maharaj, which introduced Buttler to the crease within the seventeenth over. The England captain performed second fiddle to Brook at first, however upped the ante as soon as Brook was out, and England had a platform. They have been 161 for 4 after 30 overs, however started to boost the tempo as Moeen bought to his first fifty in 64 matches in an over the place he hit Anrich Nortje for 14 runs. Nortje bought his personal again when Moeen dragged him onto his stumps and South Africa might apply the brakes.
They gave away simply 21 runs within the subsequent 5 overs and have been squeezing England till Buttler bought maintain of Ngidi. He hit 22 runs off Ngidi’s eighth over, together with three sixes, whereas Curran performed the right cameo with a 28-ball 17 to present England impetus on the finish. In complete, England scored 181 runs of their final 20 overs, together with 60 within the final 4 but it surely was not sufficient to avert a fifth consecutive defeat in ODIs.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent
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