Eng vs SA 2nd ODI: Reece Topley Strikes As England Thrash South Africa

During the second one-day international at Old Trafford on Friday, England hammered South Africa by 118 runs to level the three-match series at 1-1 thanks to the returning Reece Topley.

After being reduced to 29 overs per side by rain, South Africa ended up bowled out for 83 runs in their chase of 202.

As a result of a spell of 2-17 in four overs from Topley, whose career has been halted by several stress fractures, the top-order slumped from 58-1 to 27-5.

Against England at Nottingham in 2008, spinner Adil Rashid shared five wickets between him and Moeen Ali to dismiss South Africa for their equal second-lowest completed ODI total, following 69 all out against Australia in Sydney in 1993.England captain Jos Buttler said, "It feels great to get the win.".It's a brilliant bowling performance from the guys. Dave (Willey) getting early wickets, Topley getting early wickets."

Just three days after scoring fifty and one hundred respectively, Topley removed Janneman Malan and Rassie van der Dussen for ducks after England lost the first ODI by 62 runs.

The England captain Jos Buttler collected a thin edge off wicketkeeper and mid-on batsman Malan's chip.

Quinton de Kock chipped to cover for Willey, also a left-arm quick. By the time Buttler had run out Aiden Markram, South Africa were 6-4.David Miller was then bowled for 12 by another left-arm seamer, Sam Curran, to leave the Proteas at 27-5 after nine overs.The Proteas were utterly beaten by a disciplined England attack despite Heinrich Klassen's 33 - one of only three double-figure scores in the innings.Earlier, Dwaine Pretorius took four wickets as England were dismissed for 201 as he made his return to South Africa duty.

Including the removal of star batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow within three balls, Pretorius finished with career-best figures of 4-36.Two wickets each were taken by left-arm wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (2-39) and fast bowler Anrich Nortje (2-53) during the match.

The only other England all-rounders to break 30 were Liam Livingstone (38) and Sam Curran (35) before Willey became Pretorius' fourth wicket.

The series was leveled ahead of Sunday's decider in Leeds, as England played well enough to level.

According to South Africa captain Keshav Maharaj, the score could be chased on that wicket.

As a batsman, we failed to adapt well enough, soft wickets abound, and four wickets fall in the powerplay."

Within nine overs, England collapsed to 62-4 when Maharaj sent them into bat.

Root and Bairstow were removed in his second over by Pretorius, who replaced the concussed Andile Phehlukwayo in the only change to the side that won on Tuesday.

In the second innings, Root turned, but top-edged the ball, and wicketkeeper De Kock held the catch until Pretorius fooled Bairstow (28) with a slower ball.