Rain washes away England v South Africa in one day to leave series squared

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – England’s decisive one-day international against South Africa at Headingley on Sunday was abandoned due to rain, with South African opener Quinton de Kock short of ‘a century.

No result meant the three-game series was tied 1-1 after South Africa won the first ODI by 62 points, with England bouncing back to win the second by 118 points.

South Africa won the draw on Sunday and opted to beat with De Kock 69 not out before the first rain break.

When the teams returned for another seven overs, it went to 92 paces before the rain fell again, leading to the decision to abandon the contest.

South Africa was 159-2 from 27.4 overs.

The two countries now meet in three Twenty20 internationals, starting in Bristol on Wednesday.