Van Der Dussen Stars As Proteas Deny Stokes A Farewell ODI Win

ChesterleStreet, United Kingdom, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – twentieth Jul, 2022 ) :Rassie van der Dussen’s century helped South Africa spoil Ben Stokes’s farewell to one-day worldwide cricket because the Proteas received by 62 runs on the England star’s Durham residence floor to go 1-0 up in a three-match sequence.

Van der Dussen’s career-best 134 was the cornerstone of South Africa’s 335-5, their highest ODI complete in England, and he additionally shared stands of 109 with opener Janneman Malan (57) and 151 with Aiden Markram, who made a trendy 77.

Test captain Stokes didn’t have a fairytale end to a 50-over worldwide cricket profession that peaked with a participant of the match show in England’s 2019 World Cup closing triumph.

The struggling 31-year-old paceman took an costly 0-44 in 5 overs amid searing warmth, after being cheered by his loyal followers as he led England onto the sector.

Stokes then made simply 5 with the bat earlier than he was lbw to off-spinner Markram having missed a reverse sweep.

Joe Root, a detailed pal of Stokes since their days enjoying youth cricket, took up the cost with a run-a-ball fifty.

But a goal of 103 off the final eight overs, with England already six wickets down, was an excessive amount of even for Root.

The world’s top-ranked Test batsman was finally bowled for a wonderful 86 by categorical fast Anrich Nortje, who completed with 4-53 from 8.5 overs.

England openers Jason Roy (43) and Jonny Bairstow (63) had launched the 50-over world champions’ chase with a partnership of 102 in 19 overs.

But that stand ended when Roy, trying to loft Proteas captain Keshav Maharaj, chipped the left-arm spinner and David Miller, working spherical from long-off, held a superb low catch.

Bairstow, having accomplished a 53-ball fifty, was reprieved when Lungi Ngidi dropped a routine probability at lengthy leg solely to be lbw quickly afterwards on the sweep to Markram.

And after Markram snared Stokes, sluggish bowling proved the undoing of England captain Jos Buttler as effectively, with the dangerman caught and bowled for 12 by Tabraiz Shamsi after an inside edge onto his pad lobbed again low to the diving left-arm wrist-spinner.

Stokes had introduced on Monday that this recreation could be his a hundred and fifth and final match at this degree, with the dynamic all-rounder saying the calls for of a congested England fixture schedule meant he needed to jettison ODIs to be able to nonetheless give of his greatest in Tests and Twenty20s.

England, who misplaced the third ODI, and with it a three-match sequence, in opposition to India at Old Trafford on Sunday, gave a 50-over debut to Matthew Potts after the Durham seamer made a formidable Test bow in opposition to New Zealand final month.

– Potts falters within the warmth – But on a day the place temperatures touched 37-degrees, Potts bowled simply 4 overs earlier than leaving the sector because of the warmth after Maharaj, skipper instead of the injured Temba Bavuma, had received the toss and unsurprisingly opted to bat first on this day/evening match.

Following the early lack of Quinton de Kock, South Africa’s second-wicket duo have been finally separated when Malan holed out in opposition to off-spinner Moeen Ali.

But van der Dussen’s leg-glanced boundary off Curran noticed him to a 90-ball hundred together with 9 fours. It was the 33-year-old’s third century in 36 ODIs and first in opposition to England.

Van der Dussen, dropped on 121 when Bairstow failed to carry a tough low working probability at midwicket, went on to surpass his earlier highest ODI rating of 129 not out in opposition to India at Paarl in January this yr. He was bowled by a Livingstone supply that stored low two balls after the spinner dismissed Markram.

The sequence continues at Old Trafford on Friday.

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