South Africa tour of England, 1st ODI: England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 22, 2008
Played at Headingley, Leeds
22 August 2008 - day/night match (50-over match)
  England innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal IR Bell c de Villiers b Kallis 35 84 69 0 0 50.72
19.3 caught! Splendidly done by de Villiers! Kallis bowls a slower ball wide outside off stump, Bell chases it and slashes the ball in the air towards point, de Villiers times his jump to perfection and leaps high in the air to take the catch above his head with both hands 77/1
View dismissal MJ Prior c de Villiers b Kallis 42 94 52 5 1 80.76
21.3 caught by de Villiers at point again! Prior slashed at one that was away from his body and hit the ball in the air towards de Villiers who didn't have to jump this time, that was a sitter by his lofty standards 86/2
View dismissal OA Shah c Philander b Botha 12 35 26 0 0 46.15
28.1 Philander juggles and he'll thank the heavens it actually stuck, flighted on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and gets a big top edge on the slog sweep, Philander at fine leg gets under it, tries to catch it Aussie style, the ball slips through his hands and he holds onto it when it rebounds off his chest 113/3
KP Pietersen* not out 90 121 82 7 1 109.75
View dismissal A Flintoff b Steyn 78 92 70 9 0 111.42
49.2 bowled him! Flintoff moves outside off stump and tries to flick Steyn past short fine leg, he did it successfully against Nel but Steyn is significantly quicker, Flintoff misses and the ball hits middle stump 271/4
LJ Wright not out 2 3 2 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 4, lb 5, w 6, nb 1) 16
  Total (4 wickets; 50 overs; 215 mins) 275 (5.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 10 0 67 1 6.70 28 7 1 (2w)
49.2 to Flintoff, bowled him! Flintoff moves outside off stump and tries to flick Steyn past short fine leg, he did it successfully against Nel but Steyn is significantly quicker, Flintoff misses and the ball hits middle stump 271/4
  M Ntini 9 0 38 0 4.22 32 2 0 (2w)
  A Nel 10 1 53 0 5.30 33 7 0
View wickets JH Kallis 5 0 25 2 5.00 12 0 1
19.3 to Bell, caught! Splendidly done by de Villiers! Kallis bowls a slower ball wide outside off stump, Bell chases it and slashes the ball in the air towards point, de Villiers times his jump to perfection and leaps high in the air to take the catch above his head with both hands 77/1
21.3 to Prior, caught by de Villiers at point again! Prior slashed at one that was away from his body and hit the ball in the air towards de Villiers who didn't have to jump this time, that was a sitter by his lofty standards 86/2
View wicket J Botha 7 0 33 1 4.71 19 1 0
28.1 to Shah, Philander juggles and he'll thank the heavens it actually stuck, flighted on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and gets a big top edge on the slog sweep, Philander at fine leg gets under it, tries to catch it Aussie style, the ball slips through his hands and he holds onto it when it rebounds off his chest 113/3
  VD Philander 9 0 50 0 5.55 21 4 0 (1nb, 2w)
  South Africa innings (target: 276 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal HH Gibbs b Patel 37 68 44 5 1 84.09
15.4 England celebrate as Gibbs is bowled! He moved back to cut one that went straight through from Patel, there was no room and the ball was quick, Gibbs missed and Patel hit off stump, the bowling change pays immediate dividends 93/2
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Prior b Harmison 21 35 21 2 0 100.00
7.4 caught! Harmison strikes in his first over in his comeback match. Harmison pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and seams it across the left-hander, Smith fends at it and gets an edge through to Prior who takes a simple catch 50/1
View dismissal JH Kallis run out (Bell/Pietersen) 52 77 69 7 0 75.36
28.6 from Pietersen, Kallis is run out!! He pushed the ball towards midwicket and was slow in setting off for the single, Bell swooped down on the ball, picked up and turned around to throw at Kallis' end for Duminy was quick, the throw came to Pietersen who collected in front of the stumps but managed to break the stumps with Kallis well short 149/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Bell b Pietersen 24 37 35 3 0 68.57
26.6 would you believe it, Pietersen's struck!! He can do little wrong at the moment, de Villiers leans forward and across and flicks a flat delivery in the air towards midwicket where Bell takes a simple catch 142/3
View dismissal JP Duminy c †Prior b Harmison 18 48 33 0 0 54.54
39.4 caught! Harmison pitches short of a length and slants the ball across Duminy who stays rooted to his crease and reaches out for it, he's looking to run it down to third man but feathers a nick through to Prior who takes a sharp low catch, Harmison delivers in the first over of a spell once again 202/6
View dismissal MV Boucher st †Prior b Pietersen 16 11 15 2 0 106.66
32.3 loud appeal for a stumping! Has Pietersen got another one? Boucher tried to sweep from outside off stump and was beaten, he dragged his back foot outside the crease and took an age to get it back, Prior collected and whipped off the bails, replays showed Boucher's foot to be just on the line, close call but the third umpire's given it out, it didn't look like there was anything grounded behind the line 168/5
View dismissal J Botha c sub (TT Bresnan) b Broad 26 50 32 2 0 81.25
44.1 caught! Something had to give! Botha moved forward and across and swung a length ball towards deep square leg, he didn't get enough on it to clear the boundary and Tim Bresnan, the substitute fielder, ran in to take a well-judged catch 219/7
View dismissal VD Philander run out (Broad) 23 43 27 2 0 85.18
48.3 Broad to Nel, Philander's run out! Nel tried to pull the ball from outside off and inside edged it on to his leg, the ball fell on the pitch and after some hesitation the batsmen decided to go for the single, Broad ran to the ball and hit the stumps at the batsman's end with an under-arm throw, Philander was just short 245/8
View dismissal A Nel b Flintoff 10 23 17 0 0 58.82
49.1 and he's got it! Fintoff fired in the yorker, Nel went across his stumps looking to chip the ball to fine leg, Flintoff was too fast and the ball crashed into the base of middle stump 249/9
DW Steyn not out 3 4 2 0 0 150.00
View dismissal M Ntini b Flintoff 2 2 3 0 0 66.66
49.4 that's the end of that! Flintoff detonates leg stump from the ground with another pinpoint yorker, he flexes his muscles in celebration, England have won the first ODI by 20 runs 255/10
Extras (b 4, lb 8, w 11) 23
  Total (all out; 49.4 overs; 196 mins) 255 (5.13 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket SCJ Broad 10 0 61 1 6.10 25 3 1 (3w)
44.1 to Botha, caught! Something had to give! Botha moved forward and across and swung a length ball towards deep square leg, he didn't get enough on it to clear the boundary and Tim Bresnan, the substitute fielder, ran in to take a well-judged catch 219/7
  JM Anderson 3 0 18 0 6.00 13 3 0 (4w)
View wickets SJ Harmison 10 1 43 2 4.30 39 6 0 (3w)
7.4 to Smith, caught! Harmison strikes in his first over in his comeback match. Harmison pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and seams it across the left-hander, Smith fends at it and gets an edge through to Prior who takes a simple catch 50/1
39.4 to Duminy, caught! Harmison pitches short of a length and slants the ball across Duminy who stays rooted to his crease and reaches out for it, he's looking to run it down to third man but feathers a nick through to Prior who takes a sharp low catch, Harmison delivers in the first over of a spell once again 202/6
View wickets A Flintoff 9.4 1 46 2 4.75 33 6 0
49.1 to Nel, and he's got it! Fintoff fired in the yorker, Nel went across his stumps looking to chip the ball to fine leg, Flintoff was too fast and the ball crashed into the base of middle stump 249/9
49.4 to Ntini, that's the end of that! Flintoff detonates leg stump from the ground with another pinpoint yorker, he flexes his muscles in celebration, England have won the first ODI by 20 runs 255/10
View wicket SR Patel 10 0 42 1 4.20 30 2 0
15.4 to Gibbs, England celebrate as Gibbs is bowled! He moved back to cut one that went straight through from Patel, there was no room and the ball was quick, Gibbs missed and Patel hit off stump, the bowling change pays immediate dividends 93/2
  RS Bopara 2 0 11 0 5.50 5 1 0
View wickets KP Pietersen 5 0 22 2 4.40 15 2 0
26.6 to de Villiers, would you believe it, Pietersen's struck!! He can do little wrong at the moment, de Villiers leans forward and across and flicks a flat delivery in the air towards midwicket where Bell takes a simple catch 142/3
32.3 to Boucher, loud appeal for a stumping! Has Pietersen got another one? Boucher tried to sweep from outside off stump and was beaten, he dragged his back foot outside the crease and took an age to get it back, Prior collected and whipped off the bails, replays showed Boucher's foot to be just on the line, close call but the third umpire's given it out, it didn't look like there was anything grounded behind the line 168/5

Match details


Toss - England, who chose to bat
Series - England led the 5-match series 1-0
Player of the match - KP Pietersen (England)
Umpires - IJ Gould and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - NJ Llong
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - SA Garratt

Match Notes


    • England innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • England: 50 runs in 12.4 overs (79 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (IR Bell 22, MJ Prior 25, Ex 4)
    • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
    • Drinks: England - 65/0 in 17.0 overs (IR Bell 30, MJ Prior 29)
    • England: 100 runs in 25.2 overs (156 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: England - 130/3 in 33.0 overs (KP Pietersen 26, A Flintoff 7)
    • England: 150 runs in 35.5 overs (221 balls), Extras 9
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (KP Pietersen 21, A Flintoff 28, Ex 1)
    • KP Pietersen: 50 off 55 balls (3 x 4)
    • England: 200 runs in 41.6 overs (259 balls), Extras 11
    • A Flintoff: 50 off 52 balls (5 x 4)
    • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 100 balls (KP Pietersen 47, A Flintoff 53, Ex 3)
    • England: 250 runs in 47.5 overs (294 balls), Extras 12
    • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 125 balls (KP Pietersen 66, A Flintoff 78, Ex 8)
    • Innings Break: England - 275/4 in 50.0 overs (KP Pietersen 90, LJ Wright 2)
    • South Africa innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 11
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (HH Gibbs 18, GC Smith 21, Ex 11)
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Power Play 3: Overs 16.1 - 21.0
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 17.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 12
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 63 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 29.4 overs (184 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: South Africa - 190/5 in 37.0 overs (JP Duminy 16, J Botha 12)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 38.3 overs (237 balls), Extras 14
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 49.2 overs (306 balls), Extras 19
 
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