De Kock, Amla tons help Proteas thrash England in third ODI

Centurion: South Africa openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla scored brilliant centuries as the hosts secured a comfortable seven-wicket win over England in the third ODI of the five-match series here at Super Sport Park.
De Kock smashed sixteen boundaries and four sixes, as he made 135 off just 117 balls in his side’s chase of a daunting 319-run target.

De Kock was well supported by Amla (127 off 130 balls) as the duo shared an opening stand of 239 runs to provide an initial thrust to the hosts.

Faf du Plesis also made a significant contribution in his side’s innings as he remained unbeaten at 33.

For England, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier, opting to bat first, star batsman Joe Root (125) notched up his highest ODI score till date to help England score 318 for the loss of eight wickets.

Alex Hales and Ben Stokes also contributed 65 and 53 respectively.

Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada were the pick of the bowlers for South Africa as the duo shared four wickets between them.

South Africa, which are now 1-2 against England in the five-match series, will play their next match at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday. (ANI)