Rain ends England’s hopes of T20 victory

ENGLAND can only hope for a draw from the Twenty20 series with South Africa after rain caused last night's second match at Old Trafford to be abandoned. Hashim Amla's 47 off 30 balls helped the tourists reach 77-5, with downpours limiting both sides to nine overs, and England were on 29-2 when the weather intervened again five balls short of the minimum five overs needed to constitute a match.