NatWest Series [South Africa in England] - 5th ODI

England v South Africa

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)

4.4

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, back of a length, outside the line of off, Bairstow drops his bat out of the way

4.5

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, Steyn thinks he's got another, beating Bairstow's outside edge with a snorter, but there wasn't an edge

4.6

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, darts another length ball past the bat, tight line and Bairstow just played inside it

England 24/2   JM Bairstow 0* (3b)

5.2

Morkel to Bairstow, 1 wide, line drifts down the leg side, that's a wide

5.2

Morkel to Bairstow, FOUR, pitched up on the stump and whipped through midwicket ... that was the shot Bairstow was aiming for when Morkel bowled him on 95 at Lord's

5.3

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, length ball, coming in towards the stumps, pushed into the covers coming forward

5.4

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, pitched up wide of off stump, driven with an open bat face towards point

5.5

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, short ball and pulled flat and hard straight to forward square leg

5.6

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, on the stumps, gets behind the ball and defended back down the track

England 30/2   JM Bairstow 4* (8b 1x4)

7.1

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, back of a length, outside the line of off stump, stays back and steers square into the off side

7.2

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, pitched up outside off and driven square to point, who drives to stop

7.3

Morkel to Bairstow, FOUR, short but too much width here and Bairstow hits in front of square, almost a tennis swing on the back foot and the ball races away

7.4

Morkel to Bairstow, 1 run, opens the face and guides a length ball down to third man

England 35/2   JM Bairstow 9* (12b 2x4)

8.1

Steyn to Bairstow, 1 run, short and dropped short on the off side for one

8.4

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, pitched up, not much swing evident now and Bairstow clips to midwicket

8.5

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, length ball skids through a touch low outside off stump as Bairstow plays back, can't his bat down in time

8.6

Steyn to Bairstow, no run, is that a drop? Steyn fizzed one back in off the pitch, Bairstow played a little loosely at it, got a thin inside edge and de Villiers plunged full-length to his left but it popped in and out of his hand. So, yes, technically it was a drop

England 41/2   JM Bairstow 10* (16b 2x4)

9.3

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, gets forward and pushes a length delivery into the covers

9.4

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, pitched up and driven square on the off side

9.5

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, length delivery, maybe takes the pace off it a touch, Bairstow seems to be through the shot early and the ball loops safe on the off side

9.6

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, short of a good length, goes back and defends down on to the pitch, it bounces a few inches past the stumps as Bairstow hops back to try and kick it away

England 42/2   JM Bairstow 10* (20b 2x4)

10.4

Parnell to Bairstow, 1 run, on leg stump, length ball and turned into a gap at midwicket, they think about two but the fielder in the deep makes good ground

England 44/2   JM Bairstow 11* (21b 2x4)

11.1

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, tossed up outside off stump and played back to the bowler

11.2

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, full and on off stump, driven back to Elgar again

11.3

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, flighted on the stumps, worked down the pitch on the on side, Elgar gets across to field

11.4

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, tossed up and punched to mid-on on the full

11.5

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, tight line, full and on middle stump, defended into the leg side

11.6

Elgar to Bairstow, 1 run, finally a bit of width for Bairstow, who rocks back and chops one through point - good start from Elgar, though

England 49/2   JM Bairstow 12* (27b 2x4)

12.1

Parnell to Bairstow, no run, short ball, wide of the stumps, tapped towards point

12.2

Parnell to Bairstow, no run, full length and angled across, gets forward and pushes into the covers

12.3

Parnell to Bairstow, 1 run, short and hooked slightly awkwardly over square leg, tried to roll the wrists but ended up getting a top edge, the ball bouncing short of the deep square fielder

12.5

Parnell to Bairstow, 2 leg byes, big lbw appeal from Parnell, Bairstow misses with a shot across the line, hit on the knee roll but probably pitched outside the line of leg stump. They get back for a couple of leg byes as the ball deflected behind square, though Cook has to hustle at the non-striker's end

12.6

Parnell to Bairstow, no run, defended on the back foot into the off side

England 53/2   JM Bairstow 13* (32b 2x4)

13.2

Elgar to Bairstow, 1 run, floated up on off stump, Bairstow walks out to the pitch and chips over midwicket for one

13.4

Elgar to Bairstow, 2 runs, tossed up on off, Bairstow is quickly forward, angles the bat and paddles very fine for a couple to long leg

13.5

Elgar to Bairstow, 1 no ball, full toss, chopped back to the bowler ... but Elgar had overstepped, no-ball

13.5

Elgar to Bairstow, no run, excellent way to deal with the free hit, a quicker ball, yorker length and Bairstow has to jam his bat down on it at the last minute

13.6

Elgar to Bairstow, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, turned through midwicket with a flick of the wrists

England 60/2   JM Bairstow 17* (37b 2x4)

14.1

Parnell to Bairstow, 1 run, back of a length, angled across towards off stump, played into the midwicket region off the back foot

England 61/2   JM Bairstow 18* (38b 2x4)

15.1

Peterson to Bairstow, no run, full on leg stump, Bairstow misses with a sweep and gets struck on the pad

15.2

Peterson to Bairstow, no run, straighter and driven back to the bowler

15.3

Peterson to Bairstow, 1 run, middle and leg, nudged out to deep midwicket on the front foot

15.6

Peterson to Bairstow, FOUR, leg stump and this time the gap is found on the sweep, nicely played between square leg and the 45

England 69/2   JM Bairstow 23* (42b 3x4)

16.3

Morkel to Bairstow, 1 wide, short and leg side

16.3

Morkel to Bairstow, 1 run, just outside off, guided down to third man

16.6

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, short outside off and pulled but there too soon and missed

England 73/2   JM Bairstow 24* (44b 3x4)

17.5

Peterson to Bairstow, no run, down the wicket, Peterson holds it back and Bairstow is forced to defend

17.6

Peterson to Bairstow, 1 run, too leg side and tucked away for an easy single

England 75/2   JM Bairstow 25* (46b 3x4)

18.1

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, length ball around off stump, played forward and blocked back up the wicket

18.2

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, full-ish and flicked back past the bowler, mistimed, it runs to mid on

18.3

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, outside off, cut into the ground to point

18.4

Morkel to Bairstow, no run, full ball, tried to go leg side, comes off high-ish on the bat back towards the bowler

18.5

Morkel to Bairstow, FOUR, short and pulled for four, seemed to take the bottom hand off the bat after playing it but it was timed to perfection and finds the gap behind square

18.6

Morkel to Bairstow, OUT, clipped into the leg side and caught at deep square leg. Bad way to go really, he improvised, going across the stumps to flick over the leg side, it was timed pretty well but he picked out the fielder with a little flick with perfection

JM Bairstow c Ontong b Morkel 29 (62m 52b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.76

England 79/3   JM Bairstow 29 (52b 4x4)
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
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Aug 24, 2012
No result
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Sep 5, 2012

South Africa bat as the sun sets over Trent Bridge, England v South Africa, 5th NatWest ODI, Trent Bridge, September, 5, 2012

South Africa bat as the sun sets over Trent Bridge

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Sep 5, 2012

Alastair Cook looks on as the game slips away, England v South Africa, 5th NatWest ODI, Trent Bridge, September, 5, 2012

Alastair Cook looks on as the game slips away

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