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

England v South Africa

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

5.1

Morkel to Cook, 1 run, back of a length, dropped short into the off side and they scamper one

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   M Morkel 1-0-6-0

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

7.5

Morkel to Cook, no run, round the wicket, back-of-a-length delivery, left alone outside off stump

7.6

Morkel to Cook, FOUR, short and at the batsman, Cook is quickly on to it and pulls over midwicket for his fourth boundary

England 39/2   M Morkel 2-0-15-0

9.1

Morkel to Cook, no run, short and outside the line of off, Cook lets it sail through

9.2

Morkel to Cook, 1 run, length and coming in, turns the ball behind square on the leg side

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   M Morkel 3-0-16-0

16.1

Morkel to Cook, no run, length ball just outside off, Cook forward and blocking into the covers

16.2

Morkel to Cook, 1 run, leg stump, tucked through square leg

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

16.4

Morkel to Cook, no run, middle and off, Cook half-forward to defend to midwicket

16.5

Morkel to Cook, 1 run, similar line and similarly played but it comes off a big inside edge past the pads into the on side

16.6

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

England 73/2   M Morkel 4-0-20-0

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   M Morkel 5-0-24-1

35.1

Morkel to Kieswetter, FOUR, full and well outside the line of off, Kieswetter smears this over cover and away for four

35.2

Morkel to Kieswetter, no run, tighter line, length delivery in the corridor, lets it through

35.3

Morkel to Kieswetter, 1 run, angled in and holding its line on a good length, opens the face and steers one to third man

35.4

Morkel to Woakes, no run, bumper, well-directed and Woakes drops his hands, jerks his head out of the way

35.5

Morkel to Woakes, no run, length ball, coming back in towards off, pushed to extra-cover on the front foot

35.6

Morkel to Woakes, FOUR, another good bouncer and Woakes pulls, gets a solid top-edge connection and it flies over ABdV for four - moral victory for Morkel; runs for Woakes

England 149/6   M Morkel 6-0-33-1

37.1

Morkel to Woakes, no run, full and in the corridor, plants the front foot and drives to extra-cover

37.2

Morkel to Woakes, 1 run, full length again and scooped over cover for one to the sweeper on the bounce

37.3

Morkel to Kieswetter, OUT, slogged and gone, straight up in the air and caught at mid-off! Kieswetter was maybe fooled by a slower ball there, went to drive down the ground and hold the pose but was left staring at the ground as the ball soared up and down into the safe hands of Amla

C Kieswetter c Amla b Morkel 33 (75m 53b 3x4 0x6) SR: 62.26

37.4

Morkel to Woakes, no run, short and in the channel, Woakes lets it through

37.5

Morkel to Woakes, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, turned through deep backward square

37.6

Morkel to Tredwell, no run, bouncer, rearing at the throat, Tredwell plays it down into the off side

England 157/7   M Morkel 7-0-35-2

39.1

Morkel to Tredwell, no run, length ball, speared across and pushed into the covers on the front foot

39.2

Morkel to Tredwell, no run, opens the face and steers a length ball towards point on the front foot

39.3

Morkel to Tredwell, 1 run, dug in short, Tredwell goes back and drops short on the leg side, they trot a quick one

39.4

Morkel to Woakes, FOUR, short and at the man, Woakes plays this very well, flicking it off the hips down to the vacant long leg boundary

39.5

Morkel to Woakes, 1 run, back of a length, on the legs again and flicked through square

39.6

Morkel to Tredwell, no run, Tredwell happy to let a length ball go through outside off

England 165/7   M Morkel 8-0-41-2
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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