South Africa put in a clinical performance in the third and final game of the series against England played at Lords Cricket Ground. Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell bowled menacing spells upfront to reduce hosts 20 for 6 but Jonny Bairstow and debutant Toby-Roland Jones to help the side cross 150-run mark. Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock formed a nice partnership in the chase to help South Africa win the game by seven wickets. The visitors would be happy with a consolation win after losing the series at Southampton by a whisker as they failed to win the game from a winning position.
Amla crossed milestone of 7,000 runs in the one day cricket and broke Kohli’s of achievement the feat in just 150 games. He notched up his half century before he was bowled by Toby Roland Jones to see claim his first wicket in one day cricket. Jake Ball bowled well as he dismissed De Kock and Du Plessis to see South Africa lose three wickets at a critical juncture.
AB de Villiers and JP Duminy put on a unbeaten stand to help South Africa cruise to a comfortable win without any further hiccups. It turned out to be South Africa’s first victory over England at Lords in one day internationals
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. Kagiso Rabada ran through the top order to see England reeling at 20 for 6 before Bairstow and Roland-Jones chipped with good performances to see England 154 runs on the board.
Rabada was named man of the match for his four wickets in the game.