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England survive late wobble to square ODI series with South Africa

South Africa 256-7; England 257-8; England win by two wickets
• Joe Denly hits 66 but England rely on Moeen Ali to finish game

Welcome back, then, England. Just about. On a muggy, fun, celebratory day in Johannesburg England beat South Africa by three wickets, limping over the line an unexpectedly nerve-shredding finish. The victory was England’s first in ODIs since the World Cup final and enough to draw the three match series 1-1.

This was an angsty, slightly tortuous performance from Eoin Morgan’s team rather than a champion one – and a victory almost thrown away by an alarming late collapse.

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