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

England v South Africa

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

Out come the teams, SA in green, England in blue. Dale Steyn will take the first new ball

1.55pm: "With this series almost done, thoughts turn to the touring party for India (I know there's the little matter of the World T20 first, but ...). I think we can assume that KP won't go, and that England will want to play 2 spinners. I'd like to see Root brought in to open (probably easier in India than Australia or South Africa), with Bell and Trott remaining in place. If you assume 4 bowlers (2 spin, 2 pace), I think Bopara's useful seam bowling would help balance the side. Swann/Tredwell will be one spinner. The other either Monty (who should go), or possibly Samit Patel. Possibly also take a young leggie (Borthwick?). Any thoughts?"

Well, James, that's quite a starter for ten. Perhaps we can chew this over during England's innings ... Certainly Root should be in the party, though whether I'd blood him straight away, I don't know. Interestingly, they've just carried out this exercise on Sky and Mike Atherton had Pietersen back in the side, Eoin Morgan at No. 5 and three seamers, claiming that Ahmedabad might be a greentop. And he's a former England captain!

1.50pm: Here's Chris Cameron-Dow: "On what planet is Justin Ontong a 'genuine top-order batsman'? I can only assume that you're having a good chuckle." He averages 38 in first-class cricket - that's all right. Isn't it? Maybe I'll change that to "genuine lower middle-order batsman", to be on the safe side.

1.45pm: "Justin Ontong has an identical high score of 32 in Tests, ODIs AND T20s," Kanishka Phatak. "Now how many people can claim that?" Jiminy, he's even more obsessive compulsive than Neil McKenzie, keeping his top-score column immaculately neat and tidy...

Stiaan, meanwhile, is convinced that 32, 32, 32 is the answer: "If South Africa wanted to make the batting line-up stronger, they should've played Albie Morkel. Do not understand why Ontong is still being 'tried'..."

1.40pm: So, Woakes gets a go and it's not raining. Wait for the clouds to blow over ... England, apparently, will bat Ravi Bopara at No. 3, despite his struggles, with Jonny Bairstow at four and Eoin Morgan staying at No. 5. With Justin Ontong a genuine top-order batsman, South Africa have heeded calls for less bits-and-bobs and more specialists.

1.30pm: England have won the toss and Alastair Cook decides bat first, they've brought in Jonny Bairstow for the injured Jonathan Trott and Chris Woakes for Steven Finn. AB de Villiers says he would have bowled first anyway ... South Africa bolster the batting with Justin Ontong in the side and bring back Morne Morkel's menace; Ryan McLaren and Lonwabo Tsotsobe drop out. Those teams:

England 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Ravi Bopara, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Craig Kieswetter (wkt), 7 Samit Patel, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 James Tredwell, 10 James Anderson, 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 Justin Ontong, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Robin Peterson, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Morne Morkel

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1.20pm: Hello, and welcome to the last knockings. Where have the bright-eyed juggernauts of South Africa's Test series domination gone? Since England suffered another Amla-ing at West End in the second ODI, South Africa have faded like a watercolour left in the sun, their batting line-up, missing the rested Jacques Kallis, unable to live up to heavyweight expectations. Where should AB de Villiers bat in the order? Can Dean Elgar turn a solid base into a spectacular contribution? And is Wayne Parnell an international No. 7? England, meanwhile, have a conundrum wrapped in an enigma of their own, in the shape of fourth seamer batting allrounder Ravi Bopara. Answers to some of those questions may be provided over the course of the next few hours, as South Africa attempt to deny England a 13th victory out of 14 completed ODIs this year. Get yourself in the mood with Alex Winter's match preview and join me, Alan Gardner, shortly for news on the toss from Trent Bridge.

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

"Ontong for McLaren is one 'bits and pieces' player for another. Morkel for Tsotsobe makes sense: 'Lopsy' has been very poor this series, in a country which should suit his bowling." Maybe, James, but at least Ontong's bits and pieces are more bat than ball-orientated

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
AN Cook    4* (6b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0
IR Bell    0* (0b)     

Spin to begin, for the first time in the series, with Robin Peterson's slow left-arm. Not something you see that often in England ...

1.1

Peterson to Bell, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Bell leans out to his first ball and drives one to long-off

Slip in place to begin with

1.2

Peterson to Cook, no run, nice drift across the left-hander, Cook feels for it outside off and the ball slides past the edge into de Villiers' gloves

1.3

Peterson to Cook, no run, length, down the leg side, nudged off the pads short and square

1.4

Peterson to Cook, no run, tossed up on leg stump, worked to midwicket coming forward

1.5

Peterson to Cook, FOUR, full, around the line of leg stump, Cook goes down on one knee and gets his sweep shot away through backward square leg for another four

1.6

Peterson to Cook, no run, pushed through a bit quicker, on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 2 (5 runs) England 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
AN Cook    8* (11b 2x4)      RJ Peterson    1-0-5-0
IR Bell    1* (1b)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0

"What about Chopra," suggests George Dobell Anthony. "Opens for the champions, has just scored 190 odd and is the highest run getter this year." Definitely in with a shout

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

Here's Mayank Nanda: "@James : DO NOT take Borthwick to India unless you would like to prematurely end his bowling career."

End of over 3 (9 runs) England 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
AN Cook    12* (13b 3x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-14-0
IR Bell    6* (5b 1x4)      RJ Peterson    1-0-5-0

3.1

Peterson to Bell, no run, flighted, angled towards leg stump, played back to the bowler

3.2

Peterson to Bell, no run, full and on the stumps, driven back down the wicket and Peterson fields again

3.3

Peterson to Bell, no run, drags his length down as Bell advances, pushed into the covers

3.4

Peterson to Bell, FOUR, too short from Peterson, Bell goes deep in the crease and cuts late, it's briefly in the air but wide of slip and scoots away off the outfield

3.5

Peterson to Bell, no run, tossed up on the stumps and defended

3.6

Peterson to Bell, OUT, sliding in with the arm and Bell is hit in front ... Dharmasena gives it but England review, which replays show was a poor decision, Bell played for turn that wasn't there and the ball went on past the bat, impact was inside the line and leg stump would have been rattled

IR Bell lbw b Peterson 10 (19m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

A good decision from Dharmasena, as the appeal wasn't all that enthusiastic. Peterson may not be Saeed Ajmal but he's still a spinner and that was enough to fox Bell

End of over 4 (4 runs) England 23/1 (RR: 5.75)
     RJ Peterson    2-0-9-1
AN Cook    12* (13b 3x4)      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

Ravi Bopara, in at No. 3 and bereft of recent runs, to face his first ball

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

Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow strolls out to face the music. Something loud and drum-heavy, in Steyn's case

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

End of over 5 (1 run) England 24/2 (RR: 4.80)
JM Bairstow    0* (3b)      DW Steyn    3-0-15-1
AN Cook    13* (14b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    2-0-9-1

Peterson, job done, is replace by Morne Morkel

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

"A crazy decision to put Ravi in at No3," says John. "He should have been No7. Now England has not only cost itself an early wicket, but Bopara's confidence will have shrunk to zero - it was only 0.1 before."

End of over 6 (6 runs) England 30/2 (RR: 5.00)
JM Bairstow    4* (8b 1x4)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0
AN Cook    14* (15b 3x4)      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

Amid all the excitement, Cook has remained calm at the crease. England need another ODI captain's innings from him now

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

End of over 7 (maiden) England 30/2 (RR: 4.28)
AN Cook    14* (21b 3x4)      DW Steyn    4-1-15-1
JM Bairstow    4* (8b 1x4)      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

"I realised a while ago that Ravi Bopara is an anagram of 'A pair. Bravo!'" notes Steve Wood. "Strangely fitting"

End of over 8 (9 runs) England 39/2 (RR: 4.87)
AN Cook    18* (23b 4x4)      M Morkel    2-0-15-0
JM Bairstow    9* (12b 2x4)      DW Steyn    4-1-15-1

News update from Gnasher at Trent Bridge: Jonathan Trott is out for the rest of the season after scans found a fracture in his right hand. The ECB statement says: "Jonathan Trott has been ruled out of the remainder of the domestic season with an undisplaced fracture of the third metacarpal in his right hand. The injury was sustained during the fourth ODI in the current NatWest Series against South Africa and although initial X-rays were clear, a subsequent MRI scan revealed a fracture at the base of his third metacarpal. No intervention is required and the 31 year old should be able to resume batting in 3-4 weeks and is expected to available for the tour of India next month."

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

End of over 9 (2 runs) England 41/2 (RR: 4.55)
JM Bairstow    10* (16b 2x4)      DW Steyn    5-1-17-1
AN Cook    19* (25b 4x4)      M Morkel    2-0-15-0

Here's Sriram: "Since the Test touring party was raised, here is my two cents... teams look similar on batting with Cook, Trott and Bell the experienced, Jonny, Taylor the young faces and a new opener, just like Viru, Gauti and SRT at the top and Pujara, Kholi the future still No.7 not sorted... but the bolwling is the contrast... how to compare them is anyones guess..."

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

End of over 10 (1 run) England 42/2 (RR: 4.20)
JM Bairstow    10* (20b 2x4)      M Morkel    3-0-16-0
AN Cook    20* (27b 4x4)      DW Steyn    5-1-17-1

Steyn is given a blow and on comes Wayne Parnell

10.1

Parnell to Cook, no run, starts over the wicket to Cook, tight line and this climbs through to the keeper outside off

10.2

Parnell to Cook, no run, edged, short of the keeper though, Cook trying to cut off the back foot and the ball dies quickly

10.3

Parnell to Cook, 1 run, goes back and cuts a wide delivery through the infield behind point

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

"What is Ontong doing there?" wonders Bevan Smith. "Where is Miller? Just don't understand selections." Now Miller certainly looked a batsman South Africa could use during his T20 stint at Yorkshire

10.5

Parnell to Cook, no run, touch short, on the stumps, pushed towards mid-on off the back foot

10.6

Parnell to Cook, FOUR, width again from Parnell and Cook slashes like Freddy Krueger through backward point for another boundary

End of over 11 (6 runs) England 48/2 (RR: 4.36)
AN Cook    25* (32b 5x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-6-0
JM Bairstow    11* (21b 2x4)      M Morkel    3-0-16-0

Another change in the attack from de Villiers, with Dean Elgar on

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

End of over 12 (1 run) England 49/2 (RR: 4.08)
JM Bairstow    12* (27b 2x4)      D Elgar    1-0-1-0
AN Cook    25* (32b 5x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-6-0

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

12.4

Parnell to Cook, 1 run, length ball, drifting down the leg side, flicked round the corner for one

"Sriram, it's easy to compare the bowling," says Nick, unscrewing the cap on his can of gasoline... "England's is better in every department. Quite simple really."

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

End of over 13 (4 runs) England 53/2 (RR: 4.07)
JM Bairstow    13* (32b 2x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-8-0
AN Cook    26* (33b 5x4)      D Elgar    1-0-1-0

13.1

Elgar to Cook, 1 run, tossed up outside the line of off, worked through the leg side

13.2

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

13.3

Elgar to Cook, 1 run, pushes this across outside off stump, quite wide and Cook stretches to slap through point 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

End of over 14 (7 runs) England 60/2 (RR: 4.28)
JM Bairstow    17* (37b 2x4)      D Elgar    2-0-8-0
AN Cook    28* (35b 5x4)      WD Parnell    2-0-8-0

Here's Dirkie: "Justin Ontong is the SA version of Ronny Irani during the 2002 Aussie tour (with respect). No one knows why he is STILL there. I bet David Miller would love to know how he manages it." Oi, I'll not hear a bad word about Ronnie Irani on here

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

14.2

Parnell to Cook, no run, short and a touch wide but Cook can't beat the infield with his back-foot hack

14.3

Parnell to Cook, no run, continues to dig it in short, stays back and plays towards mid-on

14.4

Parnell to Cook, no run, slightly fuller length, outside the line of off, driven to cover

14.5

Parnell to Cook, 2 runs, pitched up, in the corridor outside off, Cook pokes at it and thick-edges low past slip for a couple as Amla fields at third man

14.6

Parnell to Cook, no run, on the stump, full length and punched to mid-on

Right, that's me done for a spell, here's Alex

End of over 15 (3 runs) England 63/2 (RR: 4.20)
AN Cook    30* (40b 5x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-11-0
JM Bairstow    18* (38b 2x4)      D Elgar    2-0-8-0

Hello everyone, stunning September day again, Peterson is back into the attack and SA take the Powerplay...

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

15.4

Peterson to Cook, no run, just outside off, full, ran back to the bowler

15.5

Peterson to Cook, 1 run, straighter and flicked through midwicket to the deep fielder

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

End of over 16 (6 runs) England 69/2 (RR: 4.31)
JM Bairstow    23* (42b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    3-0-15-1
AN Cook    31* (42b 5x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-11-0

Another change, Morkel returns to the attack...very good for South Africa that he is back today, offers more than Tsotsobe in my opinion...

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

Drinks with England recovering well from a dreadful start...

End of over 17 (4 runs) England 73/2 (RR: 4.29)
JM Bairstow    24* (44b 3x4)      M Morkel    4-0-20-0
AN Cook    33* (46b 5x4)      RJ Peterson    3-0-15-1

17.1

Peterson to Cook, no run, forward, played up to cover from just outside off

17.2

Peterson to Cook, no run, tried to go leg side I think but shovelled it down to mid on in the end

17.3

Peterson to Cook, no run, again ends up shovelling a full ball straight and it nearly produces a catch back to the bowler, he shelled it on the dive but it might have been a bump ball

17.4

Peterson to Cook, 1 run, swept from middle and leg to the deep fielder

17.5

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

That chance wasn't a bump ball in fact, so a very very difficult chance put down...

17.6

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

50 stand now between these, good progress but South Africa still on top...

End of over 18 (2 runs) England 75/2 (RR: 4.16)
JM Bairstow    25* (46b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    4-0-17-1
AN Cook    34* (50b 5x4)      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

End of over 19 (4 runs) England 79/3 (RR: 4.15)
     M Morkel    5-0-24-1
AN Cook    34* (50b 5x4)      RJ Peterson    4-0-17-1

And now JP Duminy to bowl at two left-handers...

19.1

Duminy to Cook, no run, wide of off stump, went to cut a fairly fullish ball and missed

19.2

Duminy to Cook, 2 runs, similar delivery but this time gets it past point

19.3

Duminy to Cook, 1 run, fuller and punched down to long on

So Eoin Morgan has a long long time to bat now, for the first time in a long while...

19.4

Duminy to Morgan, no run, forward outside off and blocked to cover

19.5

Duminy to Morgan, OUT, oh another one gone! Tried to go over mid on and mistimed it straight to mid on, poor dismissal, Hashim Amla bags the simple catch as Morgan stepped down the wicket, trying to find the long on rope but got it off the outer half of the bat I think and slapped it straight to the fielder

EJG Morgan c Amla b Duminy 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Two poor dismissals from an England point of view and South Africa right on top now...

Slip goes in...

19.6

Duminy to Kieswetter, no run, outside off, full and ran back to the bowler

19 for 2 in that Powerplay, a very good set for South Africa...

End of over 20 (3 runs) England 82/4 (RR: 4.10)
C Kieswetter    0* (1b)      JP Duminy    1-0-3-1
AN Cook    37* (53b 5x4)      M Morkel    5-0-24-1

A long while since England were asked to get out of this type of situation...Wayne Parnell is back from the Radcliffe Road End...

20.1

Parnell to Cook, no run, full and blocked back to the bowler

20.2

Parnell to Cook, FOUR, just outside off, it was cut off a genuine edge and runs where fourth slip would have been down to the fine third man rope

20.3

Parnell to Cook, no run, straighter and tucked to midwicket staying in the crease

20.4

Parnell to Cook, no run, fuller just outside off, played to midwicket again

20.5

Parnell to Cook, no run, length again, back foot punch to cover

20.6

Parnell to Cook, no run, forward and blocked into the covers from just outside off

End of over 21 (4 runs) England 86/4 (RR: 4.09)
AN Cook    41* (59b 6x4)      WD Parnell    4-0-15-0
C Kieswetter    0* (1b)      JP Duminy    1-0-3-1

Peterson from the Pavilion End...

21.1

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, full just outside off, blocked back to the bowler

21.2

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up a little more, forward blocking again

21.3

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, tighter to middle stump, skids on a little, kept out into the leg side

21.4

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, very full, dug out on the crease

21.5

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 leg bye, tossed up more, runs off the pads behind square on the leg side

21.6

Peterson to Cook, 1 run, down to sweep, meets it on the full, gets it out to square leg in the deep

End of over 22 (2 runs) England 88/4 (RR: 4.00)
AN Cook    42* (60b 6x4)      RJ Peterson    5-0-18-1
C Kieswetter    0* (6b)      WD Parnell    4-0-15-0

22.1

Parnell to Cook, no run, full onto the off stump, punched back towards the bowler, runs off Kieswetter's boot into the leg side

22.2

Parnell to Cook, no run, short, goes to pull but only gets it to midwicket

22.3

Parnell to Cook, no run, length ball onto off stump, blocked in the crease

22.4

Parnell to Cook, 2 runs, leg stump, fuller, whipped out between deep square leg and long leg

22.5

Parnell to Cook, 1 run, short outside off, clipped down to third man

22.6

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, sliding past the off stump, left alone

End of over 23 (3 runs) England 91/4 (RR: 3.95)
C Kieswetter    0* (7b)      WD Parnell    5-0-18-0
AN Cook    45* (65b 6x4)      RJ Peterson    5-0-18-1

23.1

Peterson to Cook, 2 runs, back of a length, pushed past extra cover and there's a misfield in fact so they take two

23.2

Peterson to Cook, 1 run, outside off, swept to deep square leg

23.3

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, forward and defending around off stump

23.4

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 run, Kieswetter removes the pressure of eight balls without scoring by moving down the track and clipping to long off

23.5

Peterson to Cook, 1 run, outside off, it slides on and is cut to deep point

23.6

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, fuller on middle and leg, turned to midwicket

End of over 24 (5 runs) England 96/4 (RR: 4.00)
C Kieswetter    1* (10b)      RJ Peterson    6-0-23-1
AN Cook    49* (68b 6x4)      WD Parnell    5-0-18-0

24.1

Parnell to Cook, 1 run, back of a length outside off, chopped down to third man

And a 13th fifty in ODIs for Cook, valuable innings, he needs plenty more for his side today...

24.2

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, sliding past the off stump, left alone

24.3

Parnell to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length and clipped through square leg

24.4

Parnell to Cook, 1 run, back of a length ball dropped wide of midwicket

24.5

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, fuller just outside off, played into the covers

24.6

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length outside off, cut at and missed

End of over 25 (3 runs) England 99/4 (RR: 3.96)
C Kieswetter    2* (14b)      WD Parnell    6-0-21-0
AN Cook    51* (70b 6x4)      RJ Peterson    6-0-23-1

Faf du Plessis is introduced, spin the way perhaps...

25.1

du Plessis to Cook, no run, middle and leg, forward to block

25.2

du Plessis to Cook, OUT, chipped back to the bowler and caught! Another very soft dismissal and now England in serious trouble, it was a low full toss that Cook went to punch back down the ground but spooned a low catch to the bowler who claimed it low, a sharp take and a bad way to go for another England batsman

AN Cook c & b du Plessis 51 (112m 72b 6x4 0x6) SR: 70.83

25.3

du Plessis to Patel, 1 run, leg stump full toss, flicked behind square on the leg side

25.4

du Plessis to Kieswetter, 1 run, back of a length, cut out to deep cover

25.5

du Plessis to Patel, no run, this is much better, tossed up onto middle stump, ran back to the bowler

25.6

du Plessis to Patel, no run, outside off and fiddled to backward point

End of over 26 (2 runs) England 101/5 (RR: 3.88)
SR Patel    1* (3b)      F du Plessis    1-0-2-1
C Kieswetter    3* (15b)      WD Parnell    6-0-21-0

"Good bowling change. In my opinion Du Plessis' bowling is shockingly underutilised. He should be getting 3-4 overs every match. Not be used only one in four games like currently." You know more about his bowling than men then Tim...

26.1

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, wide of the off stump and left alone

26.2

Parnell to Kieswetter, (no ball) 2 runs, back foot and pushed past point

Free hit...but before that Parnell wants to change his boots...so i'll tell you that We have some tickets available for the CB40 final at Lord's, next Saturday, if you're interested. Just share this post (UK only, sorry) on our Facebook page and we'll pick a winner tomorrow...good luck...should be a great game...

26.2

Parnell to Kieswetter, (no ball) 1 run, another huge no-ball, low full toss carved to deep point

Another free-hit...

26.2

Parnell to Patel, 1 run, full ball and carved through cover, only a single

26.3

Parnell to Kieswetter, FOUR, glorious this, full outside off and lavishly driven past extra cover, everything perfect about that

26.4

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, better now, length ball around off stump, blocked into the covers

26.5

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, short well outside off, threw the kitchen sink at it and got a bottom edge into the ground, missed out really

26.6

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, forward just outside off and played to mid off

End of over 27 (10 runs) England 111/5 (RR: 4.11)
C Kieswetter    10* (22b 1x4)      WD Parnell    7-0-31-0
SR Patel    2* (4b)      F du Plessis    1-0-2-1

27.1

du Plessis to Patel, no run, played back and blocked back up the wicket

27.2

du Plessis to Patel, FOUR, dragged down outside off and cracked past point, gets it to the fence

27.3

du Plessis to Patel, no run, forward on off stump, played to cover

27.4

du Plessis to Patel, 1 run, tossed up and a misfield at extra cover, single down to long off

27.5

du Plessis to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up onto middle and off, forward blocking

27.6

du Plessis to Kieswetter, 1 run, dragged down again but only pulled down to long on

End of over 28 (6 runs) England 117/5 (RR: 4.17)
C Kieswetter    11* (24b 1x4)      F du Plessis    2-0-8-1
SR Patel    7* (8b 1x4)      WD Parnell    7-0-31-0

Steyn was warming up, maybe a burst from him now...indeed it is Steyn coming on...

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

End of over 29 (1 run) England 118/5 (RR: 4.06)
C Kieswetter    12* (30b 1x4)      DW Steyn    6-1-18-1
SR Patel    7* (8b 1x4)      F du Plessis    2-0-8-1

"Slow bowlers so far: 10 overs: 3 for 36," says something that does James, here's another slow bowler, the seventh bowling change from the Pavilion End so far, Elgar it is...

29.1

Elgar to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, clipped into the on side

29.2

Elgar to Kieswetter, 1 run, down the track and clipped down towards long off, good stroke but just a single

29.3

Elgar to Patel, 1 run, tucked down the ground again playing forward

29.4

Elgar to Kieswetter, 1 run, taken off middle and off through midwicket

29.5

Elgar to Patel, 1 run, tossed up and ran down the ground again

29.6

Elgar to Kieswetter, 2 runs, using the feet again, slapped down the ground, long on cuts it off

Monty's back with you...

End of over 30 (6 runs) England 124/5 (RR: 4.13)
C Kieswetter    16* (34b 1x4)      D Elgar    3-0-14-0
SR Patel    9* (10b 1x4)      DW Steyn    6-1-18-1

All righty, everyone. England need something from two of the more maligned members of the one-day side; South Africa will be happy if their approval ratings don't receive a boost

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

England are right in it now. Forget what I said a minute ago - Samit has obviously been taken lessons in how to win friends and influence people from Mitt Romney

Chris Woakes could be the allrounder England have been looking for. Could be

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

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) England 124/6 (RR: 4.00)
CR Woakes    0* (3b)      DW Steyn    7-2-18-2
C Kieswetter    16* (34b 1x4)      D Elgar    3-0-14-0

31.1

Elgar to Kieswetter, FOUR, short ball, sits up nicely and Kieswetter steps back to cream and short-arm jab through midwicket for his second boundary

31.2

Elgar to Kieswetter, no run, on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

31.3

Elgar to Kieswetter, 1 run, pushed through, flatter delivery on leg stump, tapped through square leg

Slip in place for the new batsman

31.4

Elgar to Woakes, no run, flighted outside the line of off, pushed towards cover

31.5

Elgar to Woakes, no run, defended in front of off stump

31.6

Elgar to Woakes, 1 run, full and looping leg-stump delivery, shuffles around and clips one to long leg - that'll be drinks. Up here in the comms box, we'll just do a few star jumps

"'England need something from two of the more maligned members of the one-day side' ... 3 balls later gone - that's three comments, 8 balls and 3 wickets - well done guys!!" Thanks, Peter Minchell. We're only here for the benefit of superstitious types.

And here's Aditya: "So Alan, you support Obama, and Alex Winter supports Romney. Am I right?" Are you accusing Alex of being a friendless right-winger, Aditya? Are you?

End of over 32 (6 runs) England 130/6 (RR: 4.06)
CR Woakes    1* (6b)      D Elgar    4-0-20-0
C Kieswetter    21* (37b 2x4)      DW Steyn    7-2-18-2

Robin Peterson comes back on to give us spin at both ends

32.1

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, full and flighted on the stumps, grips and Woakes doesn't get it out of the middle but they take one to long-on

32.2

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, on the stumps, pushed into the off side

32.3

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, pushed towards leg stump, tries to flick into the on side, hit on the pad

32.4

Peterson to Kieswetter, no run, tossed up, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

32.5

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 run, goes back and turns a length ball to square leg

32.6

Peterson to Woakes, no run, tossed up, advances but is hit on the pad trying to work to leg

End of over 33 (2 runs) England 132/6 (RR: 4.00)
CR Woakes    2* (8b)      RJ Peterson    7-0-25-1
C Kieswetter    22* (41b 2x4)      D Elgar    4-0-20-0

AB de Villiers puts a quarter in the juke box and this time selects a blast of JP Duminy

33.1

Duminy to Kieswetter, no run, round the wicket, angled across on off stump, blocked back to the bowler

33.2

Duminy to Kieswetter, 1 run, touch shorter, on the stumps, flicked through the leg side

33.3

Duminy to Woakes, no run, full and on middle and leg, leans out and pushes back to the bowler

33.4

Duminy to Woakes, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, leaves the crease the punch down the ground to long-on

33.5

Duminy to Kieswetter, 1 run, shorter length, goes back and turns the ball through square leg

33.6

Duminy to Woakes, no run, pushed across, cuts with a windmill of the arms but Parnell makes a good stop at backward point

Good spot from Tony: "Kongrats to Kieswietter on reaching 1000 ODI runs. Despite losing wickets, England seem to keep a steady run rate."

End of over 34 (3 runs) England 135/6 (RR: 3.97)
CR Woakes    3* (11b)      JP Duminy    2-0-6-1
C Kieswetter    24* (44b 2x4)      RJ Peterson    7-0-25-1

34.1

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 run, pushed through outside the line of off, tapped through point

34.2

Peterson to Woakes, no run, tossed up on off, driven to extra-cover

34.3

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, drifting in with the arm towards middle and leg, worked through square on the leg side

34.4

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Kieswetter rotates the wrists to flick one out to deep midwicket

34.5

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, punched back at the bowler, it stays in the air and slips just out of reach as Peterson dives to his left, they get one to long-off

34.6

Peterson to Kieswetter, 1 run, pushed through in the channel, tapped to point

End of over 35 (5 runs) England 140/6 (RR: 4.00)
C Kieswetter    27* (47b 2x4)      RJ Peterson    8-0-30-1
CR Woakes    5* (14b)      JP Duminy    2-0-6-1

With the arrival of the batting Powerplay, Morne Morkel returns to the attack

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

"I have a feeling that AB de Villiers is good when things start his way like the first ODI and now but when England get too much in like the last two ODIs he doesn't have enough creative ideas." If there's one thing ABdV doesn't seem short on, Itch, I'd say it's creative ideas. Maybe a decent batsman (like Jacques)?

End of over 36 (9 runs) England 149/6 (RR: 4.13)
CR Woakes    9* (17b 1x4)      M Morkel    6-0-33-1
C Kieswetter    32* (50b 3x4)      RJ Peterson    8-0-30-1

Parnell replaces Peterson at the other end

36.1

Parnell to Kieswetter, 1 run, short of a length, angled across wide of the stumps, cut through backward point

36.2

Parnell to Woakes, no run, probing line, pushed across the right-hander and beating the outside edge

36.3

Parnell to Woakes, no run, tighter to off stump, stays back and defends into the off side

36.4

Parnell to Woakes, FOUR, another streaky bacon four for Woakes, he had a real go at a short ball outside off, thick-edging over Smith at first slip

36.5

Parnell to Woakes, 1 run, full length and pushed wide of off stump, driven behind square

36.6

Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, pitched up around the line of off stump, jabbed into the off side

End of over 37 (6 runs) England 155/6 (RR: 4.18)
C Kieswetter    33* (52b 3x4)      WD Parnell    8-0-37-0
CR Woakes    14* (21b 2x4)      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

"Or an experienced bowler (like Jacques)?" points out James. Yeah. His presence would be pretty handy, wouldn't it?

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

Out comes James Tredwell, though Woakes will be on strike

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

End of over 38 (2 runs) England 157/7 (RR: 4.13)
JC Tredwell    0* (1b)      M Morkel    7-0-35-2
CR Woakes    16* (25b 2x4)      WD Parnell    8-0-37-0

Duminy back on for a roll

38.1

Duminy to Woakes, no run, tossed up and played back to the bowler

38.2

Duminy to Woakes, 1 run, shorter length, on the pads and flipped through the leg side

38.3

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, looping offbreak, bit of drift in towards off stump from round the wicket, pushed back wide of the bowler and Duminy fields

38.4

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, angled in with the arm, gets an inside edge to short fine leg

38.5

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, full and on off stump, forward defensive

38.6

Duminy to Tredwell, 1 run, short and wide and cut behind point, Amla throws himself to make the stop but they get one

End of over 39 (2 runs) England 159/7 (RR: 4.07)
JC Tredwell    1* (5b)      JP Duminy    3-0-8-1
CR Woakes    17* (27b 2x4)      M Morkel    7-0-35-2

"Yet another one for the silly shot competation," says rssampat of Kieswetter. But who's out in front?

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

Now, Morkel is struggling with something, he holds his back and winces. On comes the physio - looks like he might have tweaked a side (intercostal?) muscle. Well, he's all right to continue

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

Here's Greg: "Ironically it doesn't look like SA will need the extra batsman today. Definitely their weakness in last 2 games, bad mistake."

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

Time for me to hand back to Alex for the last ten ...

End of over 40 (6 runs) England 165/7 (RR: 4.12)
JC Tredwell    2* (9b)      M Morkel    8-0-41-2
CR Woakes    22* (29b 3x4)      JP Duminy    3-0-8-1

Cheers Monty, what can England cobble togather here...

40.1

Duminy to Woakes, 1 run, worked off leg stump through midwicket

40.2

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, forward just outside off, dropped towards point, they consider a single and think against it

40.3

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, angled towards the pads, strikes the front protector as Tredwell looked to clip it away

40.4

Duminy to Tredwell, no run, short to cut, missed and it doesn't evade off stump by much

40.5

Duminy to Tredwell, 1 run, sharp single into the off side, direct hit would have been gone, it was sharp work but he missed

40.6

Duminy to Woakes, 1 run, dragged down, paddle swept behind square on the leg side for just a single

End of over 41 (3 runs) England 168/7 (RR: 4.09)
CR Woakes    24* (31b 3x4)      JP Duminy    4-0-11-1
JC Tredwell    3* (13b)      M Morkel    8-0-41-2

41.1

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, pushed wide of the bowler having come down the wicket, single to long off

41.2

Peterson to Tredwell, 1 run, length ball moved through midwicket

41.3

Peterson to Woakes, no run, tossed up and punched back towards the bowler

41.4

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, waited for and tucked through square leg

41.5

Peterson to Tredwell, no run, flicked to midwicket from outside off

41.6

Peterson to Tredwell, 1 run, this time taken inside midwicket so they can take the single

End of over 42 (4 runs) England 172/7 (RR: 4.09)
JC Tredwell    5* (16b)      RJ Peterson    9-0-34-1
CR Woakes    26* (34b 3x4)      JP Duminy    4-0-11-1

"Save for the 2nd ODI, this series has been full of moderate scores in the 220-230 region. And this ODI seems to be going the same way. Should we put that down to better bowling from both sides or simply poor batting?" I think both sides batting first have undersold themselves really, there's been no amazing spells to rip through a team. You could say Tredwell at Lord's perhaps? Steyn comes back...

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

Good over from Steyn...

End of over 43 (2 runs) England 174/7 (RR: 4.04)
CR Woakes    27* (38b 3x4)      DW Steyn    8-2-20-2
JC Tredwell    6* (18b)      RJ Peterson    9-0-34-1

43.1

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, down the wicket and worked to long off

43.2

Peterson to Tredwell, OUT, nicely flighted this, Tredwell is done and gets bowled. No where near the pitch of the ball and swings across it to be bowled middle stump. Really well bowled from Peterson, tossed up and Tredwell was done, completely misread it

JC Tredwell b Peterson 6 (22m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.57

43.3

Peterson to Anderson, OUT, what on earth, first ball, straight up in the air and caught. Goodness me that is an awful shot, skied it straight up first ball an absolute shocker from Anderson, tried to find the pavilion to a ball that was again tossed up and floated nicely, two in two deceiving the batsman in the flight

JM Anderson c Morkel b Peterson 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So Jade Dernbach in but Woakes will face the hat-trick ball...

43.4

Peterson to Woakes, no run, floated up again, onto leg stump this time, off bat and pad behind square on the leg side

43.5

Peterson to Woakes, 1 run, dance down and clip to long off

43.6

Peterson to Dernbach, 1 run, leg stump again, clipped through square leg

That gives Dernbach the strike to Steyn...could be a mistake that you know...

End of over 44 (3 runs) England 177/9 (RR: 4.02)
JW Dernbach    1* (1b)      RJ Peterson    10-0-37-3
CR Woakes    29* (41b 3x4)      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

Hit the stumps Dale...

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

Woakes managed to keep the strike...

End of over 45 (4 runs) England 181/9 (RR: 4.02)
CR Woakes    32* (43b 3x4)      DW Steyn    9-2-24-2
JW Dernbach    2* (5b)      RJ Peterson    10-0-37-3

Parnell on again...

45.1

Parnell to Woakes, 1 run, pulled square of the wicket on the leg side

45.2

Parnell to Dernbach, OUT, caught behind and that ends a pretty poor effort from England. A short ball, Dernbach goes to pull and nicks behind, done for pace and a thin edge goes through to the keeper at shoulder height

JW Dernbach c †de Villiers b Parnell 2 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

First time England have been bowled out batting first at home since 2009. It has been an extremely poor effort from England, plenty of soft dismissals and examples of wickets being given away. South Africa bowled well and AB de Villiers marshalled his attack effectively but the majority factor in this low total is poor batting and England have got a rabbit to pull out of the hat after tea where Monty will be back for the start of South Africa's chase, they need 183 to win and square the series...

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

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