Rain delays Durban ODI

2009-12-04 14:26

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.


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)


  • jacob - 2009-12-04 14:54

    Every year we have an ODI in Durban its rain-affected. WTF? Maybe they shouldn't host one day games in future.

  • FOTA - 2009-12-04 15:16

    It's not going to happen today. South Easter is up, going to rain the whole weekend. Might as well head for the pub.

  • alexis nonkwali - 2009-12-04 15:21

    This series lost must mean the end of M Arthur. His time is up and we need to seek a new coach to take us forward. Arthur is all talk, but there is no results and no trophies in our cabinet. I propose we look at Kepler Wessels....his experience at the highest level is what we need + his killer instinct that he obtained while playing in Australia. Another option might be "Jet". Are there people out there that concur with my views

  • Mathematical Genius - 2009-12-04 15:29

    5th and final International with Enfgland 2-1 up. Malema, concentrate now!

  • michael - 2009-12-04 15:35

    so...loads of Saffars were writting they would win the summer 3-0. Lets review it so far. 20/20 draw. ODI 2-1 ENGLAND. Tests i reckon England will win that too. All in all its going very well for the POMS. I wonder what the Proteas will predict next? 'We'll whitewash the poms in the tests' ? HAHAH...

  • dave - 2009-12-04 15:38

    Can anybody in Durban give us an indication of what the weather is like? Do you think we will get a result tonight? Looks like those guy's are on rubber ducks!

  • marco - 2009-12-04 15:58

    If i ever run into Greame "ashole" Smit I'll f***king kill him.This is all because you and your stupid decisions on the day,team selections etc.Now its going to be a washout in Durban and you still have the damn nerve to say on tv the "team" hasn't perform well through this series.Its you mate you the son of a b***h,you the f***king culprit.We have to wait now for the weather where we could have finnished this off a long while before this.In England the media are having a field day saying such things as" a first oneday series win fo England" and "no other team but Australia have ever manage oneday series victory over sa in sa" and this one i find most annoying "the balance of power in oneday cricket is sifting Englands way" and that's all because of you. And we have to listen to that k@k.Hope you rot in hell.

  • Dgs - 2009-12-04 16:56

    Well Smithey at least if the rain washes out the game you can say you only JUST lost 2-1 instead of losing comprehensively 3-1. Lol

  • @Dave - 2009-12-04 16:58

    Sorry mate. Still raining No play today. Reckon its going to rain all weekend

  • Patrick - 2009-12-04 17:25

    How come you want to fire a coach because it rained! Rather make sure that you do not swear. This is what will happen regularly in the near future as we do not select the best players on merit in our national sides. Selected players can only perform well if their tallent allows it.

  • JustinD - 2009-12-04 17:42

    Wow Marco what a hero you are.....personally I think Smith will FCK you up....little weasle hiding behind your compo screen. What a tosser you are.....MARCO for TOSSER of the year.

  • MARCO - 2009-12-04 19:36

    JustinD f**k you tosser you a c**t a w*****r for having a go at people writing in.focus on the players and coaches not people corresponding you twat

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