England win thriller against South Africa by two runs

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England win thriller against South Africa by two runs

A bilateral series is going between South Africa and England, prior to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. In the second match of the series England sealed their consecutive in the series after beating the tourists by just two runs at Southampton on Saturday.

Batting first, England posted big total of 330 runs in the score board after 50 overs, thanks to Ben Stokes for his brilliant century.

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In reply, half-centuries from Quinton de Kock, David Miller and AB de Villiers kept South Africa on the track.Some late big hitting from Chris Morris, then took Proteas to the brink of a series-levelling victory.

But defending seven runs from the last over, Mark Wood held his nerve to restrict the visitors to 328-5 and spare England the bother of a series decider at Lord’s on Monday.

Brief scores:

England : 330/6 in 50 overs
(Ben Stokes 101, Jos Buttler 65*)

South Africa : 328/5 in 50 overs

(Quinton de Kock 98, David Miller 71*, AB de Villiers 52; L Plunkett 3-64)

Result: England won by 2 runs