England take series spoils

England have won the five-match ODI series 2-1 after yet another washout at Kingsmead.

Not a ball was bowled in Friday’s decider as the weather that’s afflicted Durban for the last few weeks had the final say. South Africa were ultimately denied a chance to fight for a series draw which would have given them a much needed boost ahead of the coming Test series.

This ODI series victory is also the first by a visiting team in the last seven years. England beat South Africa the last time these two met in a limited-overs tournament back in 2008.

The first Test in Centurion starts on 16 December.