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ENG Vs SA, 3rd ODI: Rain Plays Spoilsport; England, South Africa Share Honours

The third ODI cricket match between England and South Africa ended as no result after 27.4 overs at Headingley, Leeds. The series ended 1-1.

Players leave as staff pull rain covers during the 3rd ENG vs SA ODI cricket match in Leeds, July 24, 2022.
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The third and final ODI cricket match between England and South Africa at Headingley, Leeds ended as 'no result' on Sunday. The series ended 1-1.

South Africa captain Keshav Maharaj won the toss and opted to bat first. Both teams are unchanged from the previous game.

The match was stopped after 20-5 overs with the Proteas 120/2 with Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram in the middle. It was stopped again after 27.4 overs. South Africa were 159/2, and de Kock was unbeaten on 91 off 74 around  7:05 PM IST. And the match officials called off the match at 8:35 PM IST with unrelenting rain playing the spoilsport.

Rassie van der Dussen, who hit a century in the first match, was adjudged the player of the series. South Africa won the first ODI against England by 62 runs before the hosts bounced back in the second. At Old Trafford in Manchester, England bundled out South Africa for just 83 runs and won the rain-truncated game by 118 runs.

South Africa were looking for their first ODI series win in England since 1998. This is the fifth no result between the two teams. The head-to-head record is now 31-29 in the favour of South Africa.

South Africa's tour of England 2022 will continue with the first of three T20Is at County Ground, Bristol on July 27. The T20Is will be followed by a three-match Test series.

Playing XIs

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Philip Salt, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

South Africa: Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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