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England beat South Africa in one-day series

Published:Friday | December 4, 2009 | 1:27 PM

England have won their one-day international series against South Africa 2-1 after rain forced today\'s fifth and final match to be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The start was delayed with the outfield waterlogged by downpours during the days leading up to the match and eventually abandoned following an umpires\' inspection at 5:00 in the afternoon local time.

The first match in the series in Johannesburg was also washed out.

England won by 7 wickets in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, while South Africa picked up a 112 runs victory in Cape Town.

The abandonment means England win a one-day series in South Africa for the first time in four visits since the host\'s isolation from the international game ended in the 1990s.

England next play a couple of two-day warm-up matches against a South Africa Invitation Eleven in East London on December 9-10, and December 11-12, before a four match Test series gets underway in Pretoria on December 16.