NatWest Series [South Africa in England] - 4th ODI

England v South Africa

England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

Out come the teams and we're about to get going. Steven Finn will take the first new ball from the Pavilion End

10.10am: "Ridiculous decision to leave Morne Morkel out," fumes Kunal. "It should have been Tsotsobe. 2-1 England in 8 hours time."

Here's Dav: "Surely England must be thinking about a spinner after Swann, where on earth is Briggs? Or Kerrigan or someone?" Not a fan of James Tredwell, I assume ...

10.05am: "Murky" appears to be the Sesame Street Word of the Day on the conditions. ABdV says he probably would have bowled first too ... The Lord's pitch is usually pretty true, though England will be expecting the ball to swing and seam. There's a possibility they might need to fire up the floodlights but I don't think they're on yet.

9.50am: No changes to the England team, so there's still no room for hit parade favourite Jonny B(airstow) Goode. South Africa, meanwhile, have brought back Ryan McLaren in place of Morne Morkel to bolster the batting.

England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ravi Bopara, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 7 Samit Patel, 8 James Tredwell, 9 James Anderson, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Jade Dernbach

South Africa 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Dean Elgar, 4 AB de Villiers (capt & wk), 5 JP Duminy, 6 Faf du Plessis, 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Robin Peterson, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe

9.47am: England have won the toss and will bowl, sounds like there's a bit of cloud cover at Lord's, so probably a straightforward decision for Cook.

9.45am: Good morning and welcome to the Sunday chart show - who will be No. 1 when our countdown concludes late this afternoon? We've got a familiar bill for you, pop pickers, with Alastair Cook's classic rock England taking on New Kids on the Block, South Africa, fronted by teen favourite AB de Villiers. I'm Alan Gardner, spinning the hits to start off, and I'll be joined by Alex Winter, fresh from an A&R trip across the pond. Andrew McGlashan provides the preview for today's game and I'll bring you the toss news shortly.

0.1

Finn to Smith, no run, good length ball outside off, Smith steps forward and leaves

Two slips in place to begin with, Trott and Tredwell

0.2

Finn to Smith, FOUR, too straight from Finn, full and on middle and Smith swings that bottom hand through a leg-side clump for four

0.3

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, pitched up a little more towards off stump, pushed between point and cover

0.4

Finn to Smith, no run, full, around the line of off, whipped to leg again but this time straight at midwicket

0.5

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball pushed through wide of the stumps, Smith leaves

0.6

Finn to Smith, no run, beats the outside edge this time with a lifter speared through in the corridor outside off, Smith fending on the back foot

End of over 1 (6 runs) South Africa 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
GC Smith    6* (6b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-6-0
HM Amla    0* (0b)     

From the Nursery End, it will be James Anderson

1.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, wide of the stump and back of a length, bit of a loosener, Amla mistimes a cut towards point

1.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, angled in on a length, off-stump line, defended

1.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, bit if width, seams away as Amla stays back and swings from the hip, beaten past the outside edge

1.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitched up and punched into the covers on the front foot

1.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, length ball, on the stumps, closes the face and turns into the leg side

1.6

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, beautiful shot through the covers to get Amla off the mark, not much foot movement but he middles a drive on the up for four

"Woakes Conspiracy continues... he should be in for Samit." Not a bad suggestion, Fasih, if England expect it to swing

End of over 2 (4 runs) South Africa 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
HM Amla    4* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0
GC Smith    6* (6b 1x4)      ST Finn    1-0-6-0

2.1

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball angled across and defended on the front foot

2.2

Finn to Smith, no run, touch wider, Smith opens the face and edges low towards slip

2.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and they steal one as Cook comes in to field

2.4

Finn to Amla, 1 wide, slides down the leg side - that'll be a wide

2.4

Finn to Amla, no run, back of a length, still not doing much through the air of off the pitch, left alone outside off

2.5

Finn to Amla, no run, short ball coming back in towards the batsman from outside off, defended to cover

2.6

Finn to Amla, no run, length ball, wide of the stumps and seaming back a touch, Amla shoulders arms

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
HM Amla    4* (9b 1x4)      ST Finn    2-0-8-0
GC Smith    7* (9b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-4-0

3.1

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads and clipped through backward square leg

3.2

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, full and straight and again Smith brings his bat down like an executioner's axe to chop through square

3.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, drags his length back, angled across and tapped to midwicket on the front foot

3.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, better line from Anderson, wide of off and drawing Smith out, he drives a little hesitantly and the ball whistles past the outside edge

3.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, oh, that's close! Smith is almost bowled in the same manner of his dismissal in the Oval Test, defending with a closed bat face on to his front pad, the ball rolling between his legs and just past leg stump

3.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, pushed across and left alone outside off

"Woakes should be in for Samit whether it swings or not, Patel did not even get a bowl at the Oval." Yes, Allan Scott Schoenherr, but he did hit the winning runs. How quickly we forget!

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 16/0 (RR: 4.00)
GC Smith    11* (15b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0
HM Amla    4* (9b 1x4)      ST Finn    2-0-8-0

4.1

Finn to Amla, no run, length ball outside off and defended back to Finn

4.2

Finn to Amla, no run, good length, wide of off and Amla is hit on the pad trying to flick through the leg side

4.3

Finn to Amla, no run, edged and dropped! Amla flashed at a back-of-a-length ball outside off, got a thick edge to second slip, where Tredwell shelled it! Got his hands in the wrong place and seemed to lose the flight at the last minute

Holy moly, England have dropped Amla again. Will this one be just as costly?

4.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, full and wide and sliced to third man via a low outside edge

4.5

Finn to Smith, no run, round the wicket to Smith, length ball in the corridor and left alone

4.6

Finn to Smith, no run, pitched up a little more, shaping away and Smith steps out and leaves

End of over 5 (1 run) South Africa 17/0 (RR: 3.40)
GC Smith    11* (17b 1x4)      ST Finn    3-0-9-0
HM Amla    5* (13b 1x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-8-0

5.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, short and slightly wide, steered to point with an open bat face

5.2

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, back of a length outside off and chopped to cover, playing back

5.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, length ball, speared across and shaping away from the left-hander, no stroke

5.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, angled across wide of the stumps, Smith follows it on the walk and tries to tuck the ball into the leg side, hit on the thigh pad

5.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, length ball outside the line of off, pushed into the covers this time

5.6

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, more width, touch short from Anderson and Smith cuts, thickish edge flies low through gully and Finn does well to prevent four at third man

"Re future England spinners, as a Sussex supporter, I would have been quite happy for Briggs to have been tied up on England duty yesterday ... and most the rest of the Hamshire team come to think of it." Yes, Mark, Briggs was Hampshire's best bowler yesterday. Think he'll get his ODI chance soon enough

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa 20/0 (RR: 3.33)
GC Smith    13* (21b 1x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-11-0
HM Amla    6* (15b 1x4)      ST Finn    3-0-9-0

6.1

Finn to Amla, no run, beaten outside off, rare false stroke from Amla (ignoring all the edges England have dropped), pushing at a shorter ball that left him off the pitch

6.2

Finn to Amla, no run, coming back in this time and hits Amla on the knee roll, it was going over the stumps but good bowling from Finn

6.3

Finn to Amla, FOUR, cracking response from Amla, hooking a tracer bullet wide of the diving midwicket fielder, the ball scorching a trail to the boundary rope

6.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, punched back past the bowler for a single to mid-on

6.5

Finn to Smith, no run, round the wicket, length ball around the line of off, defended back to the bowler

6.6

Finn to Smith, no run, shorter length, tight line and Smith blocks on the back foot

"A drop in the slips? Not again... Where is Trottsky fielding? Surely with Strauss out of the picture, he should be a lock at 1st now. Thats where he is for Warks and apparently is a monster at it." Aye, PDTM, that's where he is - but the edge flew to second, where Tredwell is stationed

End of over 7 (5 runs) South Africa 25/0 (RR: 3.57)
GC Smith    13* (23b 1x4)      ST Finn    4-0-14-0
HM Amla    11* (19b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-11-0

7.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, length ball outside off, pushed into the off side

7.2

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, Amla shuffles right across his stumps to take a length ball from outside off and flick it long leg for a couple

7.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitched up outside off and defended on the front foot

7.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, good length and in the channel, again Amla tries to take it through the leg side and is hit on the knee roll outside the line of off

7.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, persistent line from Anderson, turned to midwicket

7.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, stays back and chopped to mid-on

Pretty tight start from England. But wickets are what they want and once again they've made life difficult for themselves by missing a big chance

End of over 8 (2 runs) South Africa 27/0 (RR: 3.37)
HM Amla    13* (25b 2x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-13-0
GC Smith    13* (23b 1x4)      ST Finn    4-0-14-0

8.1

Finn to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot outside off

8.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, bit more width, drives and squirts a low edge through gully to the man on the fence

8.3

Finn to Amla, no run, touch short of a length in the corridor of befuddlement and Amla plays and misses on the back foot

8.4

Finn to Amla, no run, gets forward to defend a length ball towards cover

8.5

Finn to Amla, no run, hit on the front pad, length ball and it seams back in ... and England review the not-out decision. However, Finn's height means the bouncer would have taken it over, enough seam movement to send it down leg too, so England have now played their one DRS card

8.6

Finn to Amla, no run, another in-ducker on a length beats Amla flick to leg and hits the pad above the knee roll and probably outside off too

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 28/0 (RR: 3.11)
HM Amla    13* (29b 2x4)      ST Finn    5-0-15-0
GC Smith    14* (25b 1x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-13-0

Jade Dernbach and his box of magic slower balls into the attack ...

9.1

Dernbach to Smith, no run, length delivery outside the line of off, left alone by Smith

9.2

Dernbach to Smith, no run, full and slightly wide of the stumps, attempted drive doesn't connect cleanly and mid-off fields

9.3

Dernbach to Smith, no run, Smith advances, and early hop out of the crease, then tries to cut a short, wide ball and bottom-edges into the ground towards the slips

9.4

Dernbach to Smith, FOUR, another very wide delivery, Smith throws his bat it it and gets a thick bottom edge past the wicketkeeper for four

9.5

Dernbach to Smith, no run, back of a length, tighter line and tapped to point

9.6

Dernbach to Smith, no run, full and wide of off, still trying to drag Smith into his discomfort zone, slashed to cover on the drive

Here's John Muir: "It has to be said that, well though Amla has played this Summer, he's had enough luck for six regular batsmen. His only problem has been running wih those horseshoes in his boots."

End of over 10 (4 runs) South Africa 32/0 (RR: 3.20)
GC Smith    18* (31b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-4-0
HM Amla    13* (29b 2x4)      ST Finn    5-0-15-0

Time for England's, er, fourth seamer, Ravi Bopara

10.1

Bopara to Amla, no run, full and wide of the stumps, Amla jams his bat down and tabs to point

10.2

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, pitched up around the line of off, dropped into the covers for one

10.3

Bopara to Smith, no run, low full toss outside off, punched back to the bowler on the full and Bopara then throws down the stumps as Smith hastily returns to his crease

10.4

Bopara to Smith, 1 run, length ball clipped through the leg side for one

10.5

Bopara to Amla, 1 leg bye, big offcutter and Amla is thumping on the knee roll, again umpire Illingworth shakes his head - it came back a long way from outside off but Hawk Eye reckons it would have thumped into leg stump

10.6

Bopara to Smith, no run, length ball and this rise and seams away from Smith, who is beating dabbling away from his body

End of over 11 (3 runs) South Africa 35/0 (RR: 3.18)
GC Smith    19* (34b 2x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-2-0
HM Amla    14* (32b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    1-0-4-0

11.1

Dernbach to Amla, 2 runs, fullish length, sliding down the leg side and Amla lofts this over mid-on, not quite where he was aiming but there's enough bat on it to clear the infield

11.2

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, length ball on the pads, clipped through square

Slip back in now

11.3

Dernbach to Smith, no run, slower ball out the back of the hand, Smith doesn't pick it and end up being through his shot early, patting the ball back down the track

11.4

Dernbach to Smith, no run, wide of the off stump, on a length and tapped to mid-off

11.5

Dernbach to Smith, 1 run, shorter length, Smith stays back and guides one to third man

11.6

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, seaming in towards the stumps on a good length, whipped through midwicket with a flick of the wrists

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 40/0 (RR: 3.33)
HM Amla    18* (35b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-9-0
GC Smith    20* (37b 2x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-2-0

"I guess my point was just proved!" John Muir is counting Amla's lives. We'll have to start calling him the Cat ... that lbw in Bopara's last over was pretty plumb

12.1

Bopara to Amla, no run, length ball played back to the bowler

12.2

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, bit of width, full and enticing the drive, Amla gets a thick edge to third man, no slip in place for Bopara currently

12.3

Bopara to Smith, 1 run, back of a length and angled across, steered off the face of the bat to third man

12.4

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, pitched up and driven through the covers

12.5

Bopara to Smith, 1 run, full and around the line of off, Smith brings the bat down to shovel through square leg

12.6

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, back of a length in the corridor, dropped short on the leg side and they take one

End of over 13 (5 runs) South Africa 45/0 (RR: 3.46)
HM Amla    21* (39b 2x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-7-0
GC Smith    22* (39b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    2-0-9-0

England still seeking a breakthrough, despite the helpful conditions. South Africa won't be displeased with how the first hour has gone. Here's Samit Patel on for a bowl ...

13.1

Patel to Amla, no run, tossed up on off, played back to the bowler

13.2

Patel to Amla, no run, length ball, spinning and straightening, driven back down the pitch

13.3

Patel to Amla, no run, full and flighted on middle and off, punched back and fielded by Patel

13.4

Patel to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, gets out and pushes through the covers to the sweeper

13.5

Patel to Smith, no run, round the wicket to Smith, full and outside off, punched to mid-off

13.6

Patel to Smith, no run, touch short and Smith steps out, the ball spins quite a way back from outside off and the batsman plays it late, down on to Kieswetter's boot and he fields

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 46/0 (RR: 3.28)
GC Smith    22* (41b 2x4)      SR Patel    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    22* (43b 2x4)      RS Bopara    2-0-7-0

14.1

Bopara to Amla, no run, pitched up outside off and punched towards cover

14.2

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, full and straight, driven to mid-on and they successfully take on Cook's arm

14.3

Bopara to Smith, no run, length ball angled across, bit of unexpected lift off the pitch and Smith's waft is beaten past the outside edge

"I think the English love watching Amla's wristy batting so they give him lives," chuckles Itch

14.4

Bopara to Smith, no run, back of a length and fiddled towards point, not quite what he was trying to do

14.5

Bopara to Smith, 1 run, opens the face and steers a length ball to third man

14.6

Bopara to Amla, no run, pitched up on off stump and driven back to Bopara

That's me done for a spell, here's Alex

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 48/0 (RR: 3.20)
HM Amla    23* (46b 2x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-9-0
GC Smith    23* (44b 2x4)      SR Patel    1-0-1-0

Hello everyone, hope all is well, cloudy in London today, the end of summer it feels like...

15.1

Patel to Smith, 1 run, tossed up just outside off, paddle swept to leg for an easy single

15.2

Patel to Amla, 1 run, whipped via midwicket from a full length outside off

15.3

Patel to Smith, 1 run, played with the spin to leg hanging back

15.4

Patel to Amla, 1 run, full and slapped down the ground

15.5

Patel to Smith, no run, turn there for Patel, this strikes the pad as Smith looked to move it to leg again

15.6

Patel to Smith, no run, well outside off, swept at and missed

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 52/0 (RR: 3.25)
GC Smith    25* (48b 2x4)      SR Patel    2-0-5-0
HM Amla    25* (48b 2x4)      RS Bopara    3-0-9-0

Powerplay two now and Steven Finn returns...

16.1

Finn to Amla, 1 leg bye, length ball that nips back and strikes the thigh pad, they take a single towards point

Around the wicket, gully in place...

16.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, back of a length and angled down to third man

16.3

Finn to Amla, no run, a length ball again, off the pad outside off and it runs into the off side

16.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, good length ball again, this a little straighter so it's worked down to long leg

16.5

Finn to Smith, 1 run, dropped again! Can you Adam and Eve it! It's a genuine nick from a fuller ball and Tredwell at first slip has allowed this straight through his hands, Kieswetter did dive across him but I think Tredwell has seen that all the way and doesn't get anywhere near catching it really

Once again, the camera pans to Jonathan Trott, supposedly a great slip catcher who England fail to ever employ...

16.6

Finn to Amla, 1 run, straight again and tucked down to long leg

Drinks time with South Africa, sent in remember, the happier of the sides, if having made only modest progress. England will, once again, be wondering how they have forgotten to catch...they have let Amla alone score over 500 runs after giving chances on this tour...

End of over 17 (5 runs) South Africa 57/0 (RR: 3.35)
HM Amla    27* (52b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-0-19-0
GC Smith    27* (50b 2x4)      SR Patel    2-0-5-0

Jade Dernbach is back from the Nursery End...

17.1

Dernbach to Amla, no run, length ball just outside off, pushed to point

17.2

Dernbach to Amla, SIX, full length and Amla times the pants off it over long off all the way for six, a fraction full and played really well, a good stride down the wicket and the full blade through the ball

17.3

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, back of a length just outside off, worked wide of mid on on the back foot

17.4

Dernbach to Smith, no run, step across the off stump, tried to be played to the on-side but only an edge into the ground

17.5

Dernbach to Smith, 1 run, length with width offered, chopped down to third man, timed well but straight to the fielder

17.6

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, slower ball outside off, Amla throws the bat at it and gets it off low on the bat towards cover

End of over 18 (9 runs) South Africa 66/0 (RR: 3.66)
HM Amla    35* (56b 2x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    3-0-18-0
GC Smith    28* (52b 2x4)      ST Finn    6-0-19-0

18.1

Finn to Amla, no run, just outside off, played back and dropped towards the slip corner

18.2

Finn to Amla, no run, outside off, a shuffle across the stumps and a shovel back to the bowler

18.3

Finn to Amla, 1 run, back and dropped towards point, Smith calls Amla through for a sharp single

18.4

Finn to Smith, 1 run, full and driven on the bounce over the bowler, Cook slides at mid off to field

18.5

Finn to Amla, no run, wild waft outside off, played without foot movement, missed

18.6

Finn to Amla, no run, fuller and much straighter, blocked down to mid on

End of over 19 (2 runs) South Africa 68/0 (RR: 3.57)
HM Amla    36* (61b 2x4 1x6)      ST Finn    7-0-21-0
GC Smith    29* (53b 2x4)      JW Dernbach    3-0-18-0

19.1

Dernbach to Smith, OUT, edged and finally England take a chance as Smith top edges a pull through to the keeper. It was a quick bumper that surprised Smith a little, he got in no position to pull to leg and was late on the stroke and got a healthy top edge that Kieswetter took above his head

GC Smith c †Kieswetter b Dernbach 29 (86m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.70

Breakthrough for England and now JP Duminy for South Africa, who haven't had a settled No. 3 in this series...Dean Elgar demoted today...

19.2

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, full ball just outside off, left alone

19.3

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, similar ball and left alone again

19.4

Dernbach to Duminy, FOUR, full again, this time tighter to the off stump and Duminy edges and gets a nick and it would have been a chance to second slip but England's second catcher is floating about fifth slip, moonlighting as a gully, so well away from the chance that runs for four

19.5

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, this time left outside off stump

19.6

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, length ball now and blocked just outside off stump

End of over 20 (4 runs) South Africa 72/1 (RR: 3.60)
JP Duminy    4* (5b 1x4)      JW Dernbach    4-0-22-1
HM Amla    36* (61b 2x4 1x6)      ST Finn    7-0-21-0

Anderson for Finn now at the Pavilion End...

20.1

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, blocked into the covers and Bopara does well to throw the stumps down at the strikers end but Duminy got through for the single

20.2

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, way down the leg side

20.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, back of a length outside off, pushed towards point

20.3

Anderson to Duminy, FOUR, full outside off, a drive in the air that is just past Eoin Morgan diving at backward point

20.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, tighter to off stump, left alone

20.5

Anderson to Duminy, 2 runs, another drive off an outside edge but this is along the ground past point towards third man

20.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, wide and left outside off

End of the bowling Powerplay, 28 for 1 in that five over set...

End of over 21 (8 runs) South Africa 80/1 (RR: 3.80)
JP Duminy    10* (10b 2x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-21-0
HM Amla    37* (62b 2x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    4-0-22-1

21.1

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, forward just outside off, punched past extra cover with excellent timing, Bell fields well on the cover fence, sliding to his right to keep them to one

21.2

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, bumper and ducked beneath

21.3

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, fuller and slapped to mid off

21.4

Dernbach to Duminy, FOUR, full and tighter to off stump, punched with excellent timing past mid on, lovely stroke, textbook

21.5

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, little wider, guided down to third man

21.6

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, tucked down to long leg to a fuller ball on the stumps

End of over 22 (7 runs) South Africa 87/1 (RR: 3.95)
HM Amla    39* (64b 2x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    5-0-29-1
JP Duminy    15* (14b 3x4)      JM Anderson    5-0-21-0

22.1

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, too straight and worked behind square on the leg side

22.2

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, outside off, full, guided through cover

22.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, blocked into the covers hanging back on off stump

22.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, blocked again just outside off stump

22.5

Anderson to Amla, 1 leg bye, jags back down the hill and strikes the body before running towards point

22.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, full and driven on the front foot to point

End of over 23 (3 runs) South Africa 90/1 (RR: 3.91)
JP Duminy    16* (16b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-23-0
HM Amla    40* (68b 2x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    5-0-29-1

Finally time for James Tredwell's offies, he's got a few things to make up for...

23.1

Tredwell to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven down to long off

23.2

Tredwell to Duminy, no run, little bit of turn from outside off, played forward off the outer half of the bat

23.3

Tredwell to Duminy, 1 run, off stump, paddled down to deep backward square

23.4

Tredwell to Amla, no run, tucked to midwicket playing with the spin

23.5

Tredwell to Amla, 2 leg byes, goes down for a big slog sweep, comes off the pad past the wicketkeeper

23.6

Tredwell to Amla, FOUR, this time he gets the sweep over square leg, nicely played that, safely from outside off

End of over 24 (8 runs) South Africa 98/1 (RR: 4.08)
HM Amla    45* (72b 3x4 1x6)      JC Tredwell    1-0-6-0
JP Duminy    17* (18b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-0-23-0

Another change now and Bopara returns...

24.1

Bopara to Duminy, no run, full just outside off, driven to point

24.2

Bopara to Duminy, 1 wide, well outside off, missed with the pull, and called wide too

24.2

Bopara to Duminy, 1 leg bye, leg stump-ish and strikes the pad and runs into the leg side

24.3

Bopara to Amla, OUT, cleaned him up! Bit of surprise this, Bopara has tailed one past the attempted off drive of Amla and scattered his stumps. Full and straight, moved in a little and Amla, driving a little loosely was done between bat and pad, middle and leg skittled

HM Amla b Bopara 45 (111m 73b 3x4 1x6) SR: 61.64

24.4

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, played ever so late down to third man on the back foot

24.5

Bopara to Duminy, 1 run, full and worked out through cover

24.6

Bopara to de Villiers, 3 runs, outside off and de Villiers goes to play very very late again and gets an inside edge so nearly onto his stumps, runs down to long leg

End of over 25 (7 runs) South Africa 105/2 (RR: 4.20)
AB de Villiers    4* (2b)      RS Bopara    4-0-15-1
JP Duminy    18* (21b 3x4)      JC Tredwell    1-0-6-0

25.1

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, floated up outside off, flicked to midwicket who slid and saved well

25.2

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, this time de Villiers finds the gap past midwicket

25.3

Tredwell to Duminy, OUT, beautifully bowled and Duminy is done like a kipper floated up, Duminy is drawn out of his ground, doesn't get to the pitch and the turn past the attempted flick provides the simplest of stumping chances for Kieswetter, superbly bowled by Tredwell

JP Duminy st †Kieswetter b Tredwell 18 (31m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

There's one back for Tredwell...

25.4

Tredwell to du Plessis, no run, tossed up outside off, played forward into the covers

25.5

Tredwell to du Plessis, no run, stays back this time, flicked to midwicket

25.6

Tredwell to du Plessis, no run, turn there into the right hander, blocked around off stump staying back

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 106/3 (RR: 4.07)
F du Plessis    0* (3b)      JC Tredwell    2-0-7-1
AB de Villiers    5* (4b)      RS Bopara    4-0-15-1

So the unlikely candidates striking for England...

26.1

Bopara to de Villiers, FOUR, full and beautifully played down the ground, superb to watch this, on driven to perfection

26.2

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, again the ball tailing in, strikes the batsman on the pad, would have been going down

26.3

Bopara to de Villiers, 2 runs, straighter and played towards long leg, very athletic running brings two

26.4

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, tails in and driven back to the bowler

26.5

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, well outside off and left alone comfortably

26.6

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, full and driven again, this time straight back to the bowler

End of over 27 (6 runs) South Africa 112/3 (RR: 4.14)
AB de Villiers    11* (10b 1x4)      RS Bopara    5-0-21-1
F du Plessis    0* (3b)      JC Tredwell    2-0-7-1

27.1

Tredwell to du Plessis, 1 run, just outside off, premeditated paddle behind square on the leg side

27.2

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, full and tucked with the spin to midwicket

27.3

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, down the track now and worked to midwicket

27.4

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, swept from outside off, missed and hit the pad

27.5

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, waited for and moved past midwicket out to the sweeper for a single

27.6

Tredwell to du Plessis, no run, well outside off and left alone getting right across the stumps

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 114/3 (RR: 4.07)
F du Plessis    1* (5b)      JC Tredwell    3-0-9-1
AB de Villiers    12* (14b 1x4)      RS Bopara    5-0-21-1

28.1

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, waited for just outside off, guided down to third man in that oh-so-late fashion in which de Villiers generally operates

28.2

Bopara to du Plessis, no run, full and tucked to square leg

28.3

Bopara to du Plessis, no run, back of a length and tucked to midwicket

28.4

Bopara to du Plessis, OUT, back to guide to third man and played on trying to run it down to third man, tried to play it like de Villiers but forgot his name is Faf, inside edge onto the stump, almost got down on one knee there and again Bopara's drift into the right hander is decisive

F du Plessis b Bopara 1 (11m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

28.5

Bopara to Elgar, no run, full outside off and blocked coming forward

28.6

Bopara to Elgar, no run, sliding away outside off and left alone

End of over 29 (1 run) South Africa 115/4 (RR: 3.96)
D Elgar    0* (2b)      RS Bopara    6-0-22-2
AB de Villiers    13* (15b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    3-0-9-1

29.1

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, moved with the turn behind square on the leg side

29.2

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, superbly bowled, grip and turn past the outside edge as Elgar played forward

29.3

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, flighted up again, driven towards cover

29.4

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, floated up again, tucked to midwicket on the front foot

29.5

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, touch shorter, backed away and cut out to deep cover

29.6

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, turned with the spin behind square leg

End of over 30 (3 runs) South Africa 118/4 (RR: 3.93)
AB de Villiers    15* (17b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    4-0-12-1
D Elgar    1* (6b)      RS Bopara    6-0-22-2

30.1

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, full and driven down to long off

30.2

Bopara to Elgar, no run, full again, nudged towards point

30.3

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, middle and leg this time, tucked to midwicket

30.4

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, played very late once more, guided down to third man

30.5

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, full outside off, driven out to deep point

30.6

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, length ball comes off an edge as it's look to be turned

Back to Monty...

End of over 31 (4 runs) South Africa 122/4 (RR: 3.93)
AB de Villiers    17* (20b 1x4)      RS Bopara    7-0-26-2
D Elgar    3* (9b)      JC Tredwell    4-0-12-1

Hello again. So, have England dropped Hashim since I was last on?

31.1

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, tossed up on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

31.2

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, flighted outside the line of off, blocked into the cover area

31.3

Tredwell to Elgar, 2 runs, goes back, bit of width and cut through point for a couple

31.4

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, looping offbreak outside off stump, prodded back down the track

31.5

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, length ball outside off, worked through the leg side

31.6

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, turned through midwicket for one

End of over 32 (4 runs) South Africa 126/4 (RR: 3.93)
AB de Villiers    18* (21b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    5-0-16-1
D Elgar    6* (14b)      RS Bopara    7-0-26-2

Bopara continues. "What is the handshaking about?" wonders Kundi. It's just a polite English way of celebrating - as opposed to the Dernbach footballer sprint to square leg

32.1

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, full and driven back to the bowler from in front of off stump

32.2

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length outside off, played past the bowler to long-on

32.3

Bopara to Elgar, no run, full, almost yorker length, punched to mid-off

32.4

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, plays around the front pad to work a length ball through midwicket

32.5

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, outside the line of off, pushed back to the bowler

32.6

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, another nip-backer, on a length and it defeats de Villiers glance, hit on the knee roll and deflects square - and that is time for drinks

End of over 33 (2 runs) South Africa 128/4 (RR: 3.87)
AB de Villiers    19* (25b 1x4)      RS Bopara    8-0-28-2
D Elgar    7* (16b)      JC Tredwell    5-0-16-1

This is a crucial partnership for South Africa, because even though Ryan McLaren is in for Morkel, there doesn't seem to be much batting below No. 6. Samit Patel comes back into the attack

33.1

Patel to Elgar, no run, tossed up outside off and steered to point

33.2

Patel to Elgar, no run, full and spinning in towards off, Elgar goes down on one knee and misses trying to sweep, hit on the front pad well outside the line

33.3

Patel to Elgar, no run, stays back and nudges a length ball to midwicket

33.4

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, again looks a bit uncomfortable trying to sweep, flips the ball into the away toward short fine leg

33.5

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, round the wicket to ABdV, length ball, tickled through the covers

33.6

Patel to Elgar, no run, tossed up and more spin and bounce, Elgar plays across the line and is again hit on the pad, well outside off though

End of over 34 (2 runs) South Africa 130/4 (RR: 3.82)
D Elgar    8* (21b)      SR Patel    3-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    20* (26b 1x4)      RS Bopara    8-0-28-2

34.1

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched up on middle and off, rotates the wrists to whip this through square leg

34.2

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, down the leg side, touch short and nudged off the hips to long leg

34.3

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched up outside the line of off, de Villiers plays with a straight bat and drives one to long-on

34.4

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, length ball, slanted across, worked towards mid-on

34.5

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, full and slightly wide, steps out and punches through the covers to Patel sweeping on the boundary

34.6

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, full, almost a leg-stump half-volley, clipped off the pads to deep backward square - a full over of singles

End of over 35 (6 runs) South Africa 136/4 (RR: 3.88)
D Elgar    11* (24b)      RS Bopara    9-0-34-2
AB de Villiers    23* (29b 1x4)      SR Patel    3-0-7-0

With 35 overs completed, South Africa have to take their batting Powerplay, whether they like it or not. Patel will continue, all three men outside the circle on the leg side

35.1

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, length ball outside off and spinning across, helped down to long leg playing with the turn

35.2

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, round the wicket to de Villiers, tossed up on middle, worked wide of mid-on for one

35.3

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, full and on the stumps, tipped down the ground to long-on

35.4

Patel to de Villiers, no run, flighted on off stump, de Villiers pushes to extra-cover on the front foot

35.5

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, plays with the spin through the off side, driving to the cover sweeper

35.6

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, floated up outside off, nurdled towards midwicket for another scuttled single

Here's Bipeen: "Again awful selection by RSA. How can you pick 5 bowlers in the line-up that has 3 allrounders? May be AB has no respect for the word allrounder."

End of over 36 (5 runs) South Africa 141/4 (RR: 3.91)
D Elgar    14* (27b)      SR Patel    4-0-12-0
AB de Villiers    25* (32b 1x4)      RS Bopara    9-0-34-2

From the Pavilion End, it will be Steven Finn

36.1

Finn to Elgar, no run, round the wicket, pitching on a length outside off stump, shapes away from Elgar, who leaves

36.2

Finn to Elgar, 1 wide, full and wide, swings a bit further and the batsman stretches to drive, misses, and it's called wide

36.2

Finn to Elgar, no run, back of a length, plenty of width again, under-edged on to the pitch through to the keeper trying to cut

36.3

Finn to Elgar, no run, tighter line, coming back in towards the batsman, who blocks to the on side

36.4

Finn to Elgar, no run, touch short of a good length again, wide of the stumps and chopped on the bounce to point

36.5

Finn to Elgar, no run, feisty bumper from Finn, homing in on the throat and Elgar does well to get above it and block down on to the pitch

36.6

Finn to Elgar, 1 wide, short again, veering down the leg side - another wide

36.6

Finn to Elgar, 2 runs, full length, drifting towards leg stump, flicked round the corner for a couple as Anderson comes round from deep backward square

End of over 37 (4 runs) South Africa 145/4 (RR: 3.91)
D Elgar    16* (33b)      ST Finn    8-0-25-0
AB de Villiers    25* (32b 1x4)      SR Patel    4-0-12-0

37.1

Patel to de Villiers, no run, turn for Patel, the ball gripping and straightening in line with off and de Villiers edges low towards point

37.2

Patel to de Villiers, no run, this one goes on with the arm and is blocked in front of the stumps

37.3

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside of, pushed through the covers

37.4

Patel to Elgar, no run, looped up outside off, plenty of air and spinning back in to hit the pad as Elgar tries to play with the spin, outside the line again though

37.5

Patel to Elgar, 2 runs, tossed up full on off stump, well worked through square leg for a couple

37.6

Patel to Elgar, no run, flighted on off, doesn't get a clean connection and the ball dribbles to midwicket

"What happened to the South Africa I've come to love over the past few weeks? This is ridiculous," complains Ashley. Well, losing the toss hasn't helped them ... though England's catching/reviewing has

End of over 38 (3 runs) South Africa 148/4 (RR: 3.89)
D Elgar    18* (36b)      SR Patel    5-0-15-0
AB de Villiers    26* (35b 1x4)      ST Finn    8-0-25-0

38.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, de Villiers gets across but is beaten by the bounce trying to pull and wears this on his forearm

38.2

Finn to de Villiers, 2 runs, short and well wide of off, ABdV gets very far across to manufacture a pull through midwicket for a couple

38.3

Finn to de Villiers, no run, stays back in the crease and is beaten on the inside edge by a length ball that nips back a touch and possibly stays low

38.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, full of a length, outside the line of off, played via bat and pad short on the off side

38.5

Finn to de Villiers, 1 run, short and slightly wide, driven with a angled bat through cover off the back foot

38.6

Finn to Elgar, no run, round the wicket to Elgar, slip in place, defends a back of a length ball in front of the wicket

End of over 39 (3 runs) South Africa 151/4 (RR: 3.87)
D Elgar    18* (37b)      ST Finn    9-0-28-0
AB de Villiers    29* (40b 1x4)      SR Patel    5-0-15-0

De Villiers gets a bit of cold spray on his right arm after being hit by Finn. Here's Gareth, the voice of reason: "Let's not forget that Kallis is being rested, and Albie Morkel is out. I'd imagine a full strength SA would be even more balanced and potent."

39.1

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, whipped through midwicket

39.2

Patel to Elgar, 2 runs, round the wicket, full and outside off, pulls between deep midwicket and long-on for a couple

39.3

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, tickled back down the track to long-on

39.4

Patel to de Villiers, 3 runs, edged, fine and past Kieswetter's gloves, little bit of turn as de Villiers drove but he got just enough on it, Trott does well in the field to prevent four

39.5

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, pushed through on off stump, worked through the leg side on the front foot

39.6

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven to the fielder in the deep

End of over 40 (9 runs) South Africa 160/4 (RR: 4.00)
AB de Villiers    34* (43b 1x4)      SR Patel    6-0-24-0
D Elgar    22* (40b)      ST Finn    9-0-28-0

Last ten overs, then, can South Africa kick on? James Tredwell comes back into the attack

40.1

Tredwell to de Villiers, FOUR, flighted outside off, de Villiers reverses the bat and sweeps fine past short third man, well place and well timed

40.2

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up again de Villiers reverse sweeps again, more powerfully this time but closer to the fielder and they pick up one

40.3

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, tossed up outside off, pushed through the covers

40.4

Tredwell to de Villiers, OUT, advances to play an expansive drive and is stumped! Tredwell maybe dragged the line a bit wider, pushed it through a bit quicker and Kieswetter was quick to pull off his second stumping, de Villiers unable to get his big toe back across the line

AB de Villiers st †Kieswetter b Tredwell 39 (66m 46b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.78

Another nearly-but-not-quite innings from de Villiers. I don't think he's got an international fifty on this tour yet ... Anyway, out comes Wayne Parnell

40.5

Tredwell to Parnell, no run, round the wicket, slip in place, tossed up and blocked outside off

40.6

Tredwell to Parnell, no run, full length ball on the stumps, driven back to the bowler

"If Tredwell could only catch he would be a real threat to Swann's place in the team." Well, Alistair, he's bowled nicely again today, and earned his two drops back

End of over 41 (6 runs) South Africa 166/5 (RR: 4.04)
WD Parnell    0* (2b)      JC Tredwell    6-0-22-2
D Elgar    23* (41b)      SR Patel    6-0-24-0

41.1

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, flighted in towards the stumps, worked through square leg

41.2

Patel to Parnell, no run, pushed through on off stump, played back to the bowler

41.3

Patel to Parnell, 1 run, full, steps out and pushes one down the ground to long-on

41.4

Patel to Elgar, 1 run, flighted around the line of off, worked into the deep towards long-on

41.5

Patel to Parnell, 1 run, spinning in towards the stumps, played on the back foot to long-on for another single

41.6

Patel to Elgar, no run, length ball spinning in, hit on the front pad outside the line

Right, Alex is back to take you through to the innings close

End of over 42 (4 runs) South Africa 170/5 (RR: 4.04)
D Elgar    25* (44b)      SR Patel    7-0-28-0
WD Parnell    2* (5b)      JC Tredwell    6-0-22-2

Cheers Monty, eight overs to go and Dernbach, tattoos, slower balls n'all, returns...

42.1

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, nothing slower about this though, lift from back of a length and it flies past the outside edge through to the keeper

42.2

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, forward and pushed to point from off stump

42.3

Dernbach to Parnell, 2 runs, forward press outside off, runs past Trott at extra cover who goes down for the dummy slide but Ian Bell behind him doesn't read it and lets the ball skirt past him also, so they take two, not the sharpest work there

42.4

Dernbach to Parnell, 1 wide, short and wide outside off, too wide

42.4

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, forward and clipped to extra cover

42.5

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, short, Parnell goes to pull and gets a bottom edge to the keeper

42.6

Dernbach to Parnell, 1 run, slower ball onto middle stump, tucked behind square on the leg side

End of over 43 (4 runs) South Africa 174/5 (RR: 4.04)
WD Parnell    5* (11b)      JW Dernbach    6-0-33-1
D Elgar    25* (44b)      SR Patel    7-0-28-0

Work to do for South Africa to get towards 220 here...Tredwell replaces Patel at the Nursery End...

43.1

Tredwell to Parnell, no run, flatter onto leg stump, hits the pad and runs into the leg side

43.2

Tredwell to Parnell, OUT, more big turn and another stumping. Once again Tredwell draws a batsman to drive outside off, the turn beats the outside edge, the back foot slips outside the popping crease and Kieswetter does the rest, lovely stuff from Tredwell

WD Parnell st †Kieswetter b Tredwell 5 (12m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

43.3

Tredwell to Peterson, no run, forward just outside off, pushing into the covers

43.4

Tredwell to Peterson, no run, played late around middle and off, blocked on the crease

43.5

Tredwell to Peterson, 1 run, tossed up, ran into the covers, a suicidal single, easy run out surely, but Anderson can't gather Kieswetter's poor return, it was a terrible run and a huge let off

43.6

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, pushed out through point on the front foot

More evidence of England's poor fielding today...

End of over 44 (2 runs) South Africa 176/6 (RR: 4.00)
D Elgar    26* (45b)      JC Tredwell    7-0-24-3
RJ Peterson    1* (3b)      JW Dernbach    6-0-33-1

44.1

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, back of a length outside off, shaping away, felt for and missed

44.2

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, back of a length again, more of a cut this time but missed by a long way again

44.3

Dernbach to Elgar, 2 runs, full outside off, carved past point for a couple to Bell's right on the cover fence

44.4

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, wide of off stump again and again there is no contact as Elgar feels for it a long way away from his body

44.5

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, angled in, struck on the pad too high for the lbw appeal to be satisfied

44.6

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, slower ball outside off, ran to point

Super over from Dernbach again...

End of over 45 (2 runs) South Africa 178/6 (RR: 3.95)
D Elgar    28* (51b)      JW Dernbach    7-0-35-1
RJ Peterson    1* (3b)      JC Tredwell    7-0-24-3

45.1

Tredwell to Peterson, FOUR, I say, a huge long-handelled reversed slog sweep over backward point, lovely strike

45.2

Tredwell to Peterson, SIX, goes again and this is into the grandstand, marvellous strike, excellent timing and all the way this time, beautiful

45.3

Tredwell to Peterson, no run, goes for the reverse again so Tredwell fires it down the leg/off side and not called wide and rightly so because Petersen turned himself right-handed

45.4

Tredwell to Peterson, 1 run, goes again and now adjusts and plays it out to deep cover, remarkable

45.5

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, forward and blocked back to the bowler

45.6

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, another floaty off spinner blocked up the wicket

Better over for South Africa...needed momentum...

End of over 46 (11 runs) South Africa 189/6 (RR: 4.10)
D Elgar    28* (53b)      JC Tredwell    8-0-35-3
RJ Peterson    12* (7b 1x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    7-0-35-1

Anderson for Dernbach...

46.1

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, angled in, off the pads to square leg via the inside edge

46.2

Anderson to Elgar, 1 run, short of a length, tucked in front of mid on

46.3

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, went for the pull, got it high on the bat towards midwicket

46.4

Anderson to Elgar, FOUR, lifted down the ground for four, no-one at long on so this pick up on-drive goes past the fielder for four, goo stroke

46.5

Anderson to Elgar, 1 run, back of a length outside off, guided down to third man

46.6

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, full wide of off stump, ran to point

End of over 47 (9 runs) South Africa 198/6 (RR: 4.21)
RJ Peterson    15* (10b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-32-0
D Elgar    34* (56b 1x4)      JC Tredwell    8-0-35-3

Dernbach now returns having changed ends to the Nursery End, so the end of spin for the innings one would have thought...

47.1

Dernbach to Peterson, FOUR, slower ball, just outside off, picked and heaved away to cow corner, a good strike again from Petersen, good knock this now

47.2

Dernbach to Peterson, FOUR, across his stumps and flicked to fine leg for four more, really good stuff again, recognised no-one was at home at long leg

No change in the field...

47.3

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, full outside off, angled down to third man

47.4

Dernbach to Elgar, 1 run, fuller and pushed down to long on

47.5

Dernbach to Peterson, no run, slower ball again, waited for and slapped to point

47.6

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, full on leg stump, turned to midwicket

Another good over for SA...need over 220 you would think...

End of over 48 (11 runs) South Africa 209/6 (RR: 4.35)
RJ Peterson    25* (15b 3x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    8-0-46-1
D Elgar    35* (57b 1x4)      JM Anderson    7-0-32-0

35 from 28 so far this partnership, excellent progress...Finn for the last over from the Pavilion End...

48.1

Finn to Peterson, FOUR, back of a length and a wild cut comes off an edge to fine third man, fortunate but effective

48.2

Finn to Peterson, no run, fuller, another swing outside off, missed this time

48.3

Finn to Peterson, 1 leg bye, went for the paddle to leg again but got it wrong from outside off and was struck on the pad, leg bye to cover

48.4

Finn to Elgar, no run, back of a length, ended up angling it off the shoulder of the bat to the keeper

48.5

Finn to Elgar, OUT, short, goes for the pull and gets a glove to the keeper. Tried to help a slower-ball bouncer around the corner but got there too early and provided a simple chance to Kieswetter

D Elgar c †Kieswetter b Finn 35 (86m 59b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.32

A tired vigil comes to an end, never looked fluent at all did Elgar...

48.6

Finn to McLaren, 1 run, OUT, angled in and comes off the pads, cry for lbw, it runs to third man and as they come back for the second, third man has thrown down the stumps and Ryan McLaren is gone. Great work from Dernbach charging in off the boundary, a low, flat throw connects and finally England do something right in the field

R McLaren run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 49 (6 runs) South Africa 215/8 (RR: 4.38)
     ST Finn    10-0-33-1
RJ Peterson    29* (18b 4x4 1x6)      JW Dernbach    8-0-46-1

Last over then with Robin Petersen on strike...

49.1

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, slower ball, back of a length, slugged to long on

49.2

Dernbach to Steyn, no run, full, just outside off and through to the keeper

The lbw by the way before the run out was stone dead, another awful decision from Richard Illingworth...

49.3

Dernbach to Steyn, 1 run, low full toss swung out to deep cover

49.4

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, full length, inside edge into the pad, it runs towards point as they take a single

49.5

Dernbach to Steyn, no run, slower ball outside off, Steyn completely deceived and swings and misses outside off

49.6

Dernbach to Steyn, 2 runs, slugged down to long off, they come back for two and this could be another run out but Kieswetter, gathering the throw, has three yards to throw the stumps down from and misses so another extra run

So not ideal for England in the field but at tea they will be pretty pleased, generally controlled the innings and took regular wickets. They will be pleased with how their spinners bowled too. South Africa will feel they are under par, particularly given the scores in the last few ODIs at Lord's but there is enough in the pitch to encourage them. Monty will be back in 30 minutes as England try to take a lead in the series...

End of over 50 (5 runs) South Africa 220/8
DW Steyn    3* (4b)      JW Dernbach    9-0-51-1
RJ Peterson    31* (20b 4x4 1x6)      ST Finn    10-0-33-1
Series Results
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Sep 5, 2012
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Lord's - Sep 2, 2012
England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 31, 2012
England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Southampton - Aug 28, 2012
South Africa won by 80 runs
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Sep 2, 2012

Eoin Morgan and Craig Kieswetter saw England home, England v South Africa, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 2, 2012

Eoin Morgan and Craig Kieswetter saw England home

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Sep 2, 2012

Ian Bell raises his bat after reaching fifty, England v South Africa, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 2, 2012

Ian Bell raises his bat after reaching fifty

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