As South Africa succumb, series levelled at 1-1
England swept to a dominant 118-run victory as they dismissed South Africa for a paltry 83 to win the second ODI at Old Trafford on Friday to square the three-match series at 1-1.
England set the visitors a target of 202 but South Africa had their top-order swept away as they slumped to 6 for 4 and were rumbled out in 20.4 overs for their joint lowest ODI score against England.
Rain delayed the start of play by almost four hours, restricting the game to a 29-over per innings contest, with England bowled out for 201 in 28.1 overs as South Africa looked to take the series after a 62-run victory in the opening ODI at Chester-le-Street on Tuesday.
But any advantage they might have had from putting England into bat amid gloomy conditions quickly faded as their top-order collapsed. Three of South Africa’s top four batsmen failed to score.
England 201 in 28.1 (L. Livingstone 38, S. Curran 35; D. Pretorius 4/36). SA 83 (A. Rashid 3/29).
England won by 118 runs