South Africa vs. England LIVE: follow Eion Morgan's world champions trying to avoid the series defeat at the last one-day international in Johannesburg
The world champions of Eoin Morgan hope to prevent their first defeat of the ODI bilateral series in three years when they take on in South Africa in Johannesburg.
England suffered an extensive defeat of seven wickets in the series opener earlier this week after a brilliant century of Quinton de Kock.
And the tourists were unable to reach themselves level in Durban after the game was rained out with South Africa ready at 72-2.
But Morgan revealed before the series that England would use the experience to test new players, instead of looking for their strongest available match in search of victory.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have been on the sidelines so far, with Matt Parkinson largely entrusted as the front-line spinner – and Tom Banton and Sam Curran continue to compete for middle-order positions.
Morgan opted to both remember Ali, return for his first England match since the first Ashes test in June, and Rashid for the last one-day international. Saqid Mahmood will also act against the Proteas.
The English captain first chose to go bowling and said: & # 39; The circumstances make it a nice place to chase. There is a short limit on one side and in our experience it is difficult to break partnerships.
& # 39; It is an opportunity for Saqib Mahmood today, who will share the new ball with Sam Curran. He impressed us in the T20 & # 39; s he played in New Zealand.
& # 39; It has been a stop-start series for us so far, so hopefully we can play good cricket today. & # 39;