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Wet weather ends England's victory push

The second youth Test between England Under-19s and their South Africa counterparts ended in a draw after rain washed out the fourth and final day at Wantage Road.

Skittled for just 77 on the second evening, the tourists responded with a much-improved display with the bat yesterday to reach 235 for four at the close, still 81 runs in arrears.

But with England sensing a final-day victory, the wet weather sweeping across the country came to South Africa’s rescue to ensure they took a share of the spoils in the series following the stalemate at Fenner’s last week.

Both teams now turn their attentions to the five Royal London one-day internationals that start on Friday at Edgbaston.

England play a warm-up match against an EDP Select XI at Loughborough University on Wednesday.  

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