South Africa beats England by 80 runs in 2nd ODI

South Africa became the world's top-ranked team in all three forms of cricket.

Written by Agencies | Southampton | Published: August 29, 2012 1:19:08 am

South Africa beat England by 80 runs at the Rose Bowl on Tuesday in the second one-day international to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series:

South Africa 287-5 (Hashim Amla 150,Graeme Smith 52; Graeme Swann 2-50,Steven Finn 1-59,Tim Bresnan 1-61) def. England 207 (Ian Bell 45; Wayne Parnell 2-30,Robin Peterson 2-51)

South Africa became the world’s top-ranked team in all three forms of cricket after Hashim Amla’s 150 lead his team to an 80-run thrashing of England in the second one-day international on Tuesday.

The Proteas replace England as the top ODI team after the hosts collapsed to 207 all out,chasing South Africa’s 287-5 at the Rose Bowl.

All seven South Africa bowlers took at least one wicket,with Morne Morkel claiming the best figures of 2-29. Samit Patel and Ian Bell were England’s top scorers with 45 each.

Amla was twice dropped by England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter,on 42 and 92,en route to is highest ever ODI score.

South Africa leads 1-0 in the five-match series. The third ODI is at The Oval on Friday.

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