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

England v South Africa

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

0.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, full of a length and swinging back in towards middle stump straight away, Cook prods into the leg side

0.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, pitched up outside the line of off, curving back as Cook steps out and leaves

0.3

Steyn to Cook, FOUR, full and shaping back on off stump, it's gentle swing though and Cook is able to punch down the ground fine past mid-off for four

0.4

Steyn to Cook, 1 wide, angled across, on a length and leaving Cook - that's wide

0.4

Steyn to Cook, no run, fuller length, again sprayed towards the slips ... but this time umpire Illingworth is happy enough

0.5

Steyn to Cook, no run, full and wide of off, Cook leans out and lets it through

0.6

Steyn to Cook, no run, length ball, tighter line but still safe enough for Cook to leave

England 5/0   DW Steyn 1-0-5-0

2.1

Steyn to Bell, FOUR, overpitched on leg stump and Bell pings this through backward square leg with a flick of the wrists, drawing a snort of the nostrils from Steyn

2.2

Steyn to Bell, no run, length ball around the line of off stump, Bell gets behind it in defence

2.3

Steyn to Bell, no run, pitched up on the stumps and Bell drives back down the pitch, Steyn gets his fingertips on it and prevent the ball going a long way, with mid-on coming across to field

2.4

Steyn to Bell, 1 run, back of a length and wide of the stump, stays back and cuts one to the sweeper through point

2.5

Steyn to Cook, no run, a length ball fizzes past the outside edge as Cook fences from the crease

2.6

Steyn to Cook, FOUR, strays on the the pads again and Cook middles a back-foot glance through midwicket all the way to the rope

England 19/0   DW Steyn 2-0-14-0

4.1

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, back of a length wide of the stumps and steered down to third man

4.2

Steyn to Bopara, no run, length, in the channel outside off, left alone

4.3

Steyn to Bopara, OUT, and now he's gone, second ball edged behind! England are immediately two down and you have to wonder about the logic of promoting Bopara on his current form. He simply pushed indeterminately at a ball he could have left and feathered through to de Villiers, a type of dismissal we've seen a couple of times previously in the series

RS Bopara c †de Villiers b Steyn 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   DW Steyn 3-0-15-1

6.1

Steyn to Cook, no run, fullish length and wide of the wicket, Cook happy to let that through

6.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, short of a length and at the stumps, defended on the back foot

6.3

Steyn to Cook, no run, touch short again, angled across and Cook has to make a late adjustment to squeeze the ball to point

6.4

Steyn to Cook, no run, short ball stays low and Cook blocks into the leg side from in front of the stumps

6.5

Steyn to Cook, no run, full and on leg stump, whipped off the pads but straight to square leg

6.6

Steyn to Cook, no run, another ferocious lifter snarls its way past the outside edge as Cook hops back

England 30/2   DW Steyn 4-1-15-1

8.1

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

8.2

Steyn to Cook, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, played into the off side

8.3

Steyn to Cook, 1 run, length ball, turned off the pads in front of square leg

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   DW Steyn 5-1-17-1

28.1

Steyn to Kieswetter, no run, forward just outside off stump, played into the covers

28.2

Steyn to Kieswetter, no run, defended in identical fashion

28.3

Steyn to Kieswetter, no run, length outside off, left alone

28.4

Steyn to Kieswetter, no run, length ball, clipped to midwicket

28.5

Steyn to Kieswetter, no run, slower ball just outside off, went to run it down to third man but gets in on the bounce to the keeper

28.6

Steyn to Kieswetter, 1 run, forward outside off, angled towards cover

England 118/5   DW Steyn 6-1-18-1

30.1

Steyn to Patel, no run, length ball, defended solidly in front of off stump

30.2

Steyn to Patel, no run, touch wider, good length delivery, pushed into the off side

30.3

Steyn to Patel, OUT, slower bouncer and Patel has been duped, gloving through to the keeper! The ball sat up, hovered in front of the batsman's eyeline and he tried to fiddle it round the corner only to get a faint fist-bump through to de Villiers

SR Patel c †de Villiers b Steyn 9 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

30.4

Steyn to Woakes, no run, short and wide, seaming away further as Woakes dangles his bat out

30.5

Steyn to Woakes, no run, another back-of-a-length delivery outside off, this time he draws the bat out of the way

30.6

Steyn to Woakes, no run, gets in line to defend a length ball in front of off stump - wicket maiden from Steyn. He's bowled mighty fine today

England 124/6   DW Steyn 7-2-18-2

42.1

Steyn to Tredwell, no run, length outside off, left alone

42.2

Steyn to Tredwell, 1 run, back of a length, cut down to third man

42.3

Steyn to Woakes, no run, length ball, moving away, slower ball too, followed it and couldn't run it down to third man

42.4

Steyn to Woakes, no run, flash outside off and missed

42.5

Steyn to Woakes, no run, patiently pushed to point

42.6

Steyn to Woakes, 1 run, length just outside off and finally Woakes is able to nudge it past the fielders, this runs to third man

England 174/7   DW Steyn 8-2-20-2

44.1

Steyn to Dernbach, no run, length and a play and miss just outside off, miles away from it

44.2

Steyn to Dernbach, no run, better, on the stumps, but Dernbach keeps it out to cover

44.3

Steyn to Dernbach, no run, fuller, just outside off, an attempted off drive misses by a long way again

44.4

Steyn to Dernbach, 1 run, it's towards the stumps, flicked in the air slightly but wide of mid on and they take a run

44.5

Steyn to Woakes, 2 runs, width outside off, cut down to third man where Morkel slips...and just about reaches out to save four, that was very well saved in the end

44.6

Steyn to Woakes, 1 run, short and paddled down to long leg

England 181/9   DW Steyn 9-2-24-2
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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