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Fifth ODI abandoned, England win series 2-1

The washout handed England their first series win (2-1) in 4 visits to South Africa.

December 4, 2009, 5:14 PM IST
Fifth ODI abandoned, England win series 2-1

Durban: England won their one-day international series against South Africa when the fifth and final match was rained out at Kingsmead on Friday.

England won the series 2-1, with two matches abandoned because of rain.Australia had been the only team previously to win a bilateral series in South Africa, where the host country had won 21 out of 24 home series, including the most recent 15 in succession.

Australia won series in 1996/97 and 2001/02 and shared a series in 1993/94.South Africa will meet England in a four-match Test series, starting in Centurion on December 16.

Results:

Nov 20, Johannesburg. No play - rain.

Nov 22, Centurion. England won by 7 wickets.

Nov 27, Cape Town. South Africa won by 112 runs.

Nov 29, Port Elizabeth. England won by 7 wickets.

Dec 4, Durban. No play - rain.

Series: England won 2-1.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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