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England and South Africa draw series after third ODI washout | England vs South Africa 2022

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The class crackling from the flashing blades of Quinton de Cock was as good as I got for the crowd sold out in Headingley. The third day’s international match between England and South Africa was abandoned after only two hours of play due to rain.

Decock stroked towards 92 instead of 76 balls, and South Africa went from over 27.4 to 159 with 2. The second deluge of the day proved the end, and authorities called the time at 4:03 pm. That meant the series depicted in 1-1, a 50% refund to the audience, and a fairly chunky end to England’s 50 over program this summer.

After losing 2-1 to India in Twenty20 and ODI, the full-time captain hit Jos Buttler and missed the chance to claim victory in the first series. He lamented the lack of strength from his side during the first hour of play here – David Willey and Adil Rashid’s ticket gates brought things back a bit – and a possible reason for this in Manchester on Friday. Pointed out the 38-hour turnaround since his victory.

Indeed, the schedule was what Butler wanted to emphasize when assessing the beginning of his life as Eoin Morgan’s successor. England will have three Twenty20 against South Africa next week starting Wednesday in Bristol and will complete 12 Whiteball International runs in just 24 days. Thanks to the reorganized fifth test against India last month, there was little rest between the fixtures.

This may be a long-standing mourning-the type that prompted Ben Stokes to spend more time on his ODI career-but for Butler it was just one full training day and therefore he as a captain. It was especially serious due to lack of time to convey the vision of. England, formerly very dominant in the bat under Morgan, was balled out in all five ODI innings and missed the opportunity to claim again here.

Butler said: I think these training days are really important for team cohesion, energy within the group, fielding drills, and friendships around men without match pressure. And they are very important for high performance.

Quinton Decock hits four runs. Photo: Jason Keandaf / Action Image / Reuters

“Most of the training time is when you get away from the pressure of the game, have a good conversation, feel where the group is and do your best work. And not only is it always in game mode, but the men of the day To get the highest level of cricket possible, you need to be well prepared.

“Hopefully that’s what we can see. As a new captain, you just have time to sleep and you can work around the player or with your coach. To be honest, it’s frustration. It was a ration. It’s good to work at that time, but we aren’t, so you just have to adapt and find the best way. “

The batting average didn’t really fire in five ODI innings, but Johnny Bainsu was 27 above average and one of three half-century was summoned. Butler’s main positive was Reese Topry. 5 appearances. Butler said he “looked threatened whenever he had the ball,” noting three injured absentees, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Walks.

England’s plan to defend the over 50 crowns in India next year can be put on hold for magic, but the next ODI series will not be until November. Before that, there will be a fierce meal of Twenty20 leading to the shortest format World Cup, followed by a three-game series against South Africa, seven games in Pakistan and three games against Australia.

The format switch has made some changes to the English team against Protea, with Dawid Malan and Harry Brook back in the batting options-Joe Route will drop out-Chris Jordan and Richard Gleason. Provides a few right arm seamers on the side that finished ODI with three left arms. Butler emphasized the need for players to start scoring spots in his T20 World Cup starting with XI.

The 18th century ODI century was denied by the opening of heaven, but the return to Decock’s appearance is ominous. The opener appeared in the series without a warm-up cricket, initially starting with a score of 19 and 5. He now ran under his belt, slid on all threes in a wonderfully lazy way, and at least the crowd of Headingley wanted to see more of the player’s gems in full flow.