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Summary

  1. Amla hits half-century as SA cruise to target
  2. England recovered from 20-6 to make 153 all out
  3. Debutant Roland-Jones hits 37*; Bairstow 51, Willey 26
  4. Rabada takes four wickets, Parnell & Maharaj pick up three
  5. England win series 2-1
  6. Click audio icon for TMS (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

They've been thrashed today but England are still in high spirits as they spray each other with champagne and Eoin Morgan collects the trophy for winning the series 2-1. How will their mood be after the opening Champions Trophy? We shall see.

There will be plenty of preview material to look out for on the BBC website over the next couple of days and please join the team for the first Champions Trophy match, which takes place between England and Bangladesh at The Oval on Thursday morning. Until then, happy travelling, cheerio now.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Jonny Bairstow is unlucky to be out of the team, but who do you bring him in for? It's a brave man who leaves Jason Roy out. He destroys bowling attacks. While he and Alex Hales aren't as successful as a pair as you might expect, generally one of them lays a platform for England when the other one fails.

'We'll give it a crack'

More from Eoin Morgan: "Jason (Roy) has scored a lot of runs and been a part of our team for a long time now. A player like him, the score is always around the corner.

"We've gained a l ot of confidence from this series and it's important we take that into the Champions Trophy."

On the tag of being favourites with the bookmakers: "Somebody fancies us - I don't know who it is but someone's had a big punt somewhere! It's flattering but today is a reminder not to get too carried away with us as a side. We'll give it a good crack."

Tuffers and Vaughan preview

BBC Radio 5 live

There will be an extensive preview of the tournament in the excellent Tuffers and Vaughan programme on BBC Radio 5 live on Wednesday (31 May) at 21:00 BST.

Champions Trophy

A couple of things to remind you about before we leave you and BBC Sport will show highlights of the ICC Champions Trophy on BBC Two every night of the tournament starting on Thursday, right through to the final on 18 June.

You can also follow every delivery via Test Match Special's ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, online and digital services.

England captain Eoin Morgan: "I think the batting was summed up in the first hour. A tinge of green and we seemed to nick everything this morning.

"They made us play a hell of a lot and managed to get the ball moving around. Certainly, it's not down to a lack of trying. We've put in a lot this series but today was just a bit of a hiccup.

"It's a lesson with the bat and ball - our bowlers to be disciplined and our batsman that, sometimes, you have to sit in.

On resting players: "It was precautionary. it gives guys an extra day's rest going into Thursday's game. It's important we start well, and go into the game mentally and physically fit."

More from England coach Trevor Bayliss, talking to Sky Sports about whether the form of Jason Roy is a concern, with 13 runs from three innings: "Yes it is if one of your players is not scoring the runs he would like. We stuck with Jason before and he came good and he has been the basis of a lot of our success so that makes it a difficult decision. We'll have to wait and see but it will be an interesting selection meeting."

Here is a highlights package of the match for you to see all those England wickets clattering in close proximity.

'We've got a good chance'

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "It's looking a lot better now after winning a good game of cricket. We had a lot to play for today. We said it's not all about the result but there were some encouraging signs in this last game.

"The boys hung on to almost everything that came their way. There's still a few areas to work on in the field but the boys struck from the word go.

"All three grounds have been different, the conditions have changed from ground to ground. It's all about the senior players adapting and communicating to the rest of the team what will work well."

On the forthcoming Champions Trophy: "We're pretty sure what our best XI is. We have 15 really good players. I think the team can change at any time and whoever comes in is very confident, that's for sure. I like to think we've got a good chance."

It was a promising debut for Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones. He made 37 from as many balls and took the wicket of Amla during his 1-34 from seven overs. Let's enjoy those moments again now.

South Africa only needed 28.5 overs to reach their modest target of 154, but it was enough time for Hashim Amla to become the fastest player to reach 7,000 ODI runs. The 34-year-old was playing his 150th innings and beat Virat Kohli's record.

'There was something there for the bowlers'

Man-of-the-match Kagiso Rabada: "There was something there for the bowlers today that all of us could capitalise.

"I didn't think the slope was that bad. I struggled a bit at Leeds though. That's what you try to do - if you're not getting better, it's a bit of a concern, I think.

"There was a bit in the wicket in the first 10 overs and a bit of a bounce, which bodes well for the Champions Trophy. Hopefully we can go there on even more of a high."

Kagiso Rabada wins man of the match for his spell of 4-12, the paceman finishing with 4-39 from nine overs.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Kagiso Rabada is key to South Africa's chances in the Champions Trophy. If he makes inroads into the opposition, he puts them onto the back foot. Their top five is up there with the very best and Imran Tahir could come into his own on pitches which are likely to become more worn as the tournament progresses.

England coach Trevor Bayliss: "We didn't play too well today but a 2-1 series over South Africa... we'll take that every day. We should have done better than we did and probably didn't read the conditions as well as we could have done but credit to them on a wicket which had a little bit in. Today's result ensures we go into the Champions Trophy without big heads."

Jonny Bairstow impressed yet again, top-scoring for England with 51 from 67 balls before he departed in the 28th over, the eighth wicket to fall. Here is with one of his eight boundaries.

While we wait for the presentation let's have a look back at the story of the match - and the main point to emphasise is that England were 20-6 after five overs, with South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada taking 4-12.

Here is Alex Hales caught at slip, one of three wickets to fall in the fifth over.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Roland-Jones would have been nervous but he has come out and shown again what depth we've got.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I'm all for being positive, taking the attack to the opposition and is what has been successful, one of the reasons why they are one of the favourites for the Champions Trophy but what disappointed me was we looked as though we were the visitors, batting at Lord's for the first time, not taking into account the slope. You still have to apply yourselves to the conditions.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

They have been wonderful for two years so now and again you are going to slip up. I'd rather they did that now than in the Champions Trophy.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

If you do start badly there is a point where you do have to rein things in. I'm not saying bat like Geoffrey Boycott but you have to show some common sense.

Champions Trophy coverage

Speaking of the Champions Trophy, a reminder that BBC Sport will show highlights of the ICC Champions Trophy on BBC Two every night of the tournament from 1-18 June and you can also follow every delivery via Test Match Special's ball-by-ball commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, online and digital services.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

A very good win for South Africa, but they earned the right by putting England on the back foot this morning. No team can recover from 20-6 - no matter how good they are. It's a little hiccup heading into the Champions Trophy, but I still think they go into it as one of the favourites.

SA WIN BY 7 WICKETS

SA 156-3 (Duminy 28* De Villiers 27*)

A nice way to do it, Duminy with a fluent cover drive to the boundary off Willey and at 16:28 BST it's all over. The series ends 2-1 to England and we look ahead to the Champions Trophy, which begins on Thursday.

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Watch: De Villiers turns the screw

SA 147-3

Target 154

They are beginning to drift out of the Grace Gates now. Not an early enough finish to get down to Alton for Auntie Nita's birthday but I can wish them all a lovely time. As Ken Bruce would say: "here's your chance to say any hellos". Duminy collects two more off Finn into the offside.

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I'm not too concerned about England. I'd much rather be in their position going into the Champions Trophy than South Africa's.

SA 142-3

Target 154

The rain is falling quite steadily now as Willey returns. It was 80mph but De Villiers played a delightful little sweep to the boundary, which brings a gasp of appreciation from the crowd. Just the 12 needed now.

How's stat?!

Andy Zaltzman

BBC Test Match Special statistician

Devon Malcolm registered five maidens on his ODI debut for England in 1990. (Scorecard here)

How's stat?!

Andy Zaltzman

Comedian & BBC Test Match Special statistician

Toby Roland-Jones is the first person to bowl two maidens on his England ODI debut since Matthew Hoggard in 2001.

SA 132-3

Target 154

Runs coming a little more freely now, Duminy using the pace of Finn to guide his second boundary neatly away backward of square and De Villiers coming down the wicket to crunch a straight drive to the long-on fence. The end is nigh.

SA 121-3

Target 154

There are no floodlights for the match we can see taking place beyond Lord's, where a batsman in what looks like a gold Aussie Rules vest is at the crease hitting out. Back at the Home of Cricket, an authoritative drive from De Villiers at Roland-Jones brings him his first boundary.

SA 115-3

Target 154

De Villiers finally gets off the mark from his 13th ball. Might have been close had Morgan's throw been a good one but it was wide of the mark. The South Africa skipper could wrap this up quickly with a few lusty blows but we have not seen any yet in the gloomy conditions.

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

That's a very fine over from Toby Roland-Jones. He did everything but get the batsman out.

SA 112-3

Target 154

Accurate again from Roland-Jones, fully justifying the four slips given to him. Only 11 runs from the last five overs for South Africa.

SA 112-3

Target 154

Very rare that AB de Villiers takes 12 balls to open his account but he is still on nought. It's getting like a night match out there under the lights now. Finn is only up around 83mph but he is seaming the ball away and it is not easy for the batsmen.

SA 112-3

Target 154

Now more than 20 overs have been completed the DLS target comes into the equation and it is 60, so fair to say South Africa are on top. A bank of dark clouds heading in from behind the pavilion but still dry at the moment. Duminy clips Roland-Jones off the back foot for four, the fourth boundary conceded by the impressive debutant.

SA 106-3

Target 154

The end of Ball's allocation and a shame for England because he was angling the ball into the right-handers superbly. He finishes with 2-43 from his 10.

Watch: Ball picks up his second wicket