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Fifth and final ODI: Hosts South Africa win toss, opt to bowl in series-decider against England

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Cape Town: South Africa won the toss and sent England in to bat in the fifth and final one-day International at Newlands on Sunday.

The pitch was under covers until shortly before the toss because of light rain. South African captain AB de Villiers said he hoped there would be some early assistance for his bowlers.

With the series locked at 2-2, South Africa brought in batsman Rilee Rossouw for JP Duminy in the only change in either side following South Africa's one-wicket win in the fourth match in Johannesburg on Friday.

South Africa had won the fourth ODI by one wicket on Friday to set up Sunday's series-decider.

Joe Root hit his second successive century for England but again finished on the losing side after Chris Morris delivered an all-round performance to square the series at the Wanderers.

Man-of-the-match Morris, dropped on 14 when South Africa were eight down and still 52 runs short of victory, slammed 62 off 38 balls. AFP

TEAMS (from):

South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott, Imran Tahir

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Umpires: Johan Cloete (RSA), Chris Gaffaney (NZL)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

First Published On : Feb 14, 2016 14:07 IST

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