England in SA

Rain delays Durban ODI

2009-12-04 14:26
Getting wet (File)
Durban - Rain delayed the start of the fifth and final one-day international between South Africa and England at Kingsmead on Friday.

England hold an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the series, with the first match having been rained off.

England are seeking to become only the third team to beat South Africa in a bilateral one-day series in South Africa. The host country have won 21 out of 24 home series, including the most recent 15 in succession.

The last team to beat South Africa at home was Australia in 2001/02. Australia also won a series in 1996/97 and shared a series in 1993/94.

Teams:

South Africa squad:
Graeme Smith (captain), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Alviro Peterson, Mark Boucher (wk), Albie Morkel, Ryan McLaren, Roelof van der Merwe, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Dale Steyn, Charl Langeveldt, Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel

England squad:
Andrew Strauss (captain), Joe Denly, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wk), Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Sajid Mahmood, James Anderson, Liam Plunkett, James Tredwall, Alastair Cook, Graeme Onions, Adil Rashid



Groundmen attempt to get Kingsmead ready for play (Gallo Images)

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