5 Dec 2009

England claim one day series win over South Africa

7:49 am on 5 December 2009

The England cricket team has won their one-day international series against South Africa after the fifth and final match was rained out at Kingsmead.

England won the series 2-1, with two matches abandoned because of rain.

Australia had been the only team previously to win a bilateral series in South Africa, where the host country had won 21 out of 24 home series, including the most recent 15 in succession.

Australia won series in 1996/97 and 2001/02 and shared a series in 1993/94.

South Africa will meet England in a four-match Test series, starting in Centurion on December 16.