Bloemfontein: South Africa dominated the ODI cricket series against England. Their dominance was secured by winning the second match of the three ODI series.
They won the first ODI by 27 runs and won the second by five wickets. The final match will take place on Wednesday. South Africa won the second ODI with a brilliant performance.
Batting first, England scored 342 runs for seven wickets. South Africa batted in response and scored the winning run with five balls to spare. Captain and opener Themba Bavuma (109 off 102 balls with sixes and 14 fours) led the way, while David Miller and Marco Jansen were on fire. Miller (58 off 37 balls with three sixes and two fours) and Jansen (32 off 29 balls with one six and a four) scored the winning runs.
Aideen Markram (49 off 43 balls with two sixes and three fours), Razi Vander Dusan (38 off 38 balls) and opener Quinton de Kock (31 off 28 balls with one six and four fours) also came with the batting good
Bavuma, who has been out of form for a long time, got his third century in ODIs. Former South African captain Shaun Pollock and former opener Ashwell Prince assessed the performance as the best in the player’s career. After scoring 110 runs against India in January last year, Bavuma failed to shine. He scored only four fifties in 33 innings (Test, ODI, Twenty20). 15 times it returned missing the second digit. He was out twice against India. In the second ODI, England crossed 300 on the strength of captain Jos Buttler (94 not out including three sixes and eight fours off 81 balls). Harry Brooke (80 off 75 balls with four sixes and seven fours) and Moeen Ali (51 off 45 balls with one six and six fours) also benefited England. The South African bowlers were prolific conceding 34 extra runs. They conceded 18 overs and five penalty runs.