Durban downpours frustrated England and South Africa

South Africa and England were frustrated by Durban rains which resulted in rejecting the second ODI in their three match series to be held on Friday.

Play was delayed by succession of down pours then after South Africa innings started but interrupted  and finally brought about squashy end to the contest.

At Kingsmead, England were seeking for a victory to thump seven wicket defeat on Tuesday at Newlands and hosts were looking forward to seal a series success by winning.

Due to wet weather play began two hours late and South Africa completed 6.3 overs with a score of 37-1. Joe Root was bowling Quinton  de Kock for 11 and heavy showers forced the play off.

The conditions were compulsory lead to no result outcome as the outfield took a wet thoroughly and at early evening Umpires give the go-head to continue the match and it cut to 26 overs a side.

Reeza Hendricks unbeaten 35 pressed South Africa on but the fall of Temba Bavuma lbw to Chris Jordan for 21 made the home side 71-2 and suddenly rain returned leading to cancel the match.

Just over 20 minutes later the confirmation of abandonment took place with the teams heading to final match in Johannesburg on Monday.