Watch England vs South Africa 3rd ODI 2017 Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
3rd ODI 2017: England vs South Africa
England: EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood
South Africa: AB de Villiers*, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, KA Maharaj, DA Miller, M Morkel, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, K Rabada
South Africa failed to close out the Southampton ODI in dramatic style as they failed to score seven runs in the last over. With the series lost and the ICC Champions Trophy just around the corner, AB de Villiers’ side will be eyeing some pride as they aim to prevent a 3-0 whitewash ahead of the third and final ODI at Lord’s. However, it will not be easy against an Eoin Morgan side that is continuing to build serious momentum. England have won four consecutive ODIs in their home summer and will be aiming to clean sweep South Africa before they start the tournament against Bangladesh on June 1.
England have rested all rounders Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, and paceman Chris Woakes for the third and final one day international against South Africa on Monday as the trio aim to overcome injury concerns ahead of the Champions Trophy.
Batsmen Liam Dawson and Toby Roland Jones, and bowler Steven Finn have been called up to replace the rested players for the last match of a series England hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in following Saturday’s two run win.
All three are expected to be fit for Thursday’s Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh at The Oval but Stokes’ niggling knee problem is the biggest concern due to his value to the team.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 127 balls remaining).
Series: England won the 3-match series 2-1.
Player of the match: K Rabada (South Africa).
Player of the series: EJG Morgan (England).