England crowned Tri-Nations Champions

England have been crowned champions of the 4th Inas Tri-Nations Tournament at the De Beers Diamond Oval in South Africa.

The victory came after England had gone unbeaten throughout the 40-over tournament dominating reigning champions Australia and defeating South Africa twice each, before holding their nerve to claim a 19-run victory over South Africa in the final today.

Captain Gavin Randall said: “I didn’t know what to do when Chris (Edwards) got that final wicket – jump up and down, run off the pitch, celebrate.

“To go unbeaten is such an achievement. I thought we could push Australia and South Africa but I didn’t think we could win every game.

“On the trophy it lists Australia as the only winners of this tournament. Now it will say England and that’s such a good feeling.”