ICC Champions Trophy, 8th Match, Group B: South Africa v England at Centurion, Sep 27, 2009
ICC Champions Trophy - 8th match, Group B
England won by 22 runs
27 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

2.20pm The two teams walk out for the national anthems.

Deepak from India is clearly thrilled Gibbs is back. "For cryin' out loud, 2899 ODIs and not a single double century. Come on Herschelle Henry Gibbs, today's your day. Anwar's had the record for just too long and I suspect whether Coventry knows that he has a world record. Just think that you're chasing 435+25, and bat like you did on 12 March 2006. Go Hershy."

Plenty of South African flags being waved around in the stands, a big cheer from the fans after the South African national anthem is sung. The home side huddle together, Smith has some motivational words for his team-mates.

Steyn has the ball, Strauss on strike, and we are all set to kick off.

2.15pm It's another cloudless day in Centurion, a fair crowd has turned up to cheer on the home side.

It's a hard pitch which hasn't been used before in the tournament. Shaun Pollock says it will be a two-paced track, and that there will be plenty of dew around later in the day.

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Toss: Ian Bishop is out in the middle with the captains. Smith flips the coin, 'Heads' is the call, Heads it is. England will bat. Strauss confirms Prior is out of the game because of an illness, Morgan will keep. Ravi Bopara gets a game.

Smith says he would have batted first as well but adds that South Africa are generally good chasing at Centurion. Herschelle Gibbs is back, he takes Hashim Amla's place.

If you didn't know what's at stake in today's game, check out Andrew McGlashan's preview.

1.45pm Hello all, welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of South Africa v England at Centurion. Group B is proving hard to predict, Sri Lanka beating the hosts, and then being trumped by England. Now, Sri Lanka are facing a tough target against New Zealand. Can England pull off another upset?

This is Siddarth Ravindran bringing you the commentary, with Sanjay doing the scoring.

Bad news for England fans: Matthew Prior might be injured, he wasn't out there warming up with the rest of the England team, Eoin Morgan had the keeping gloves on. We're still not sure whether Prior is definitely out of the game.

0.1

Steyn to Strauss, 1 wide, Steyn starts with a horror ball way outside off stump, would have been a wide in Tests

0.1

Steyn to Strauss, no run, a lot better from Steyn, on a length and on middle and leg, blocked back to the bowler

0.2

Steyn to Strauss, FOUR, a fantastic shot from Strauss to get off the mark, a well-timed push sends the ball rocketing past the bowler, all along the ground

0.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, a bit outside off, Strauss shoulder arms

0.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, on off this time, Strauss is a bit early on the shot as he punches it towards mid-off, slightly uppish

Kallis positioned at a very straight silly mid-off

0.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, angling across Strauss, who is content to leave that alone

0.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, fullish and on the pads, clipped towards square leg

End of over 1 (5 runs) England 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • AJ Strauss 4 (6b 1x4)
    • JL Denly 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0

Two slips in place for Parnell

1.1

Parnell to Denly, FOUR, Denly also gets going with a lovely stroke, pitching on middle and leg, slightly overpitched, flicked past midwicket for four

1.2

Parnell to Denly, 1 run, angling across Denly, who glides it towards third man for a single

1.3

Parnell to Strauss, no run, Parnell gets the ball to shape away a touch after pitching outside off, Strauss shoulders arms

1.4

Parnell to Strauss, 2 runs, slightly shorter, pretty close to off, Strauss rocks back and crunches that behind backward point

1.5

Parnell to Strauss, no run, on offstump this time, Strauss gets forward and defends towards the leg side

1.6

Parnell to Strauss, no run, shortish ball on off, sat up to be hit, Strauss goes for the pull, mistimes it to square leg

End of over 2 (7 runs) England 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • AJ Strauss 6 (10b 1x4)
    • JL Denly 5 (2b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-7-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0
2.1

Steyn to Denly, no run, Denly is beaten by that 85.6mph delivery, just outside off, Denly looks to defend, can't get bat on ball

Brian from South Africa: "@ Deepak from India, Would love to see Gibbs make a double century, pity England is batting first. Not sure if they have it in them to set South African 400+."

2.2

Steyn to Denly, 1 run, slightly wider this time, Denly glides it to third man for a single

2.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, overpitched and well outside off, driven firmly towards extra cover

2.4

Steyn to Strauss, FOUR, Another short ball for Struass, he hops onto the backfoot and dispatches this one past square leg

2.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, fuller from Steyn this time, angling across Strauss, who thought of defending the ball before tucking his bat inside the line to leave it to the keeper

2.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, closer to Strauss's body this time, Strauss taps it towards point

End of over 3 (5 runs) England 17/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • AJ Strauss 10 (14b 2x4)
    • JL Denly 6 (4b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-7-0
3.1

Parnell to Denly, no run, Denly defends towards Gibbs at backward point

3.2

Parnell to Denly, 1 leg bye, Parnell gets the ball to jag into Denly after pitching on a length, Denly is struck on the thigh pad, the ball rolls behind backward point

3.3

Parnell to Strauss, no run, short and wide, Strauss carves that towards backward point, straight at AB de Villiers

3.4

Parnell to Strauss, FOUR, Parnell overcompensates with a full ball on the pads, Strauss picks up four by tucking it past midwicket, superbly timed

3.5

Parnell to Strauss, 1 run, this time Strauss gets an inside edge to the right of the keeper

3.6

Parnell to Denly, no run, on middle and leg, Denly pushes it towards midwicket

End of over 4 (6 runs) England 23/0 (RR: 5.75)

    • JL Denly 6 (7b 1x4)
    • AJ Strauss 15 (17b 3x4)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-12-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-10-0
4.1

Steyn to Strauss, FOUR, Strauss is being gifted runs here, short and wide from Steyn, smacked past point for a boundary, England are motoring along

Kallis moves out of that straight silly mid-off position

4.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, full and just outside off, blocked towards the off side

4.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, back of a length, tight around the offstump, Strauss shows the full face of the bat as he defends

4.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, similar delivery from Steyn, Strauss defends stoutly off the backfoot

Fine leg comes into the circle, square leg goes to the boundary

4.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, slower ball from Steyn, running the fingers across the seam, blocked back to the bowler

4.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, back to normal pace from Steyn, just outside off, Strauss blocks it towards point, good comeback from Steyn after that loose first delivery this over

End of over 5 (4 runs) England 27/0 (RR: 5.40)

    • AJ Strauss 19 (23b 4x4)
    • JL Denly 6 (7b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-14-0
    • WD Parnell 2-0-12-0
5.1

Parnell to Denly, no run, Parnell is on target with a length ball on off stump, Denly blocks it back down the pitch

5.2

Parnell to Denly, FOUR, slightly overpitched from Parnell this time, Denly takes one step out and lofted it between the bowler and mid-off, not as well timed as he would have liked, gets to the boundary anyway

5.3

Parnell to Denly, no run, much shorter from Parnell, well outside off, Denly tries to flat bat it past the bowler, mistimes it and it rolls towards mid-off

5.4

Parnell to Denly, no run, good-looking drive from Denly towards cover, placement isn't great though, straight at the fielder

5.5

Parnell to Denly, no run, Denly pinned to the backfoot by Parnell's short delivery, defended towards point

5.6

Parnell to Denly, 3 runs, full this time and outside off, Denly manages to get his bat under that one and slices it over point, Gibbs chases after it and just about keeps it from crossing the ropes with a desperate dive

End of over 6 (7 runs) England 34/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • JL Denly 13 (13b 2x4)
    • AJ Strauss 19 (23b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-19-0
    • DW Steyn 3-0-14-0
6.1

Steyn to Denly, 1 run, length ball angling into the pads, Denly turns it toward midwicket

6.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, shortish ball close to off, Strauss cuts it towards backward point

6.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, length ball from Steyn, Strauss takes a step out of the crease, drops the ball at his feet, wonders whether to take a single but decides against it

6.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, length ball on middle and leg, blocked back down towards the bowler

6.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, and again Steyn has some fielding to do, this was a slower delivery, Strauss pushes it towards the bowler

6.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, back of a length, on middle and leg, Strauss again takes a step out of the crease, looks to play that to the leg side, is struck on the thigh pad, the ball lobs towards backward point

End of over 7 (1 run) England 35/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • AJ Strauss 19 (28b 4x4)
    • JL Denly 14 (14b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-15-0
    • WD Parnell 3-0-19-0

Jacques Kallis takes over from Parnell

7.1

Kallis to Denly, no run, just back of a length, outside off, Denly gets forward and defends

Nick from the US: "ODI's don't need regig, all it needs are pitches where scores can be between 250-300 and we got a game on."

7.2

Kallis to Denly, no run, Kallis keeps it tight around off again, Denly is content to block it to the off side

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7.3

Kallis to Denly, no run, on middle and leg this time, Denly defends off the back foot to the leg side

7.4

Kallis to Denly, FOUR, Shot! first loose ball from Kallis, full and on the pads, Denly flicks that over square leg off the front foot, lands just a few yards within the rope

7.5

Kallis to Denly, 1 run, again sliding down leg, Denly turns this towards midwicket for a single

7.6

Kallis to Strauss, 1 run, that was a tight single, Strauss decides to take on Gibbs after tucking the ball towards midwicket, Gibbs misses the stumps, Strauss would have made his ground anyway

End of over 8 (6 runs) England 41/0 (RR: 5.12)

    • AJ Strauss 20 (29b 4x4)
    • JL Denly 19 (19b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-6-0
    • DW Steyn 4-0-15-0
8.1

Steyn to Strauss, FOUR, poor delivery from Steyn, length ball and very wide outside off, Strauss slashes it over backward point for yet another boundary

8.2

Steyn to Strauss, no run, this one cramps Strauss for room, shorter too, Strauss cuts it to backward point

8.3

Steyn to Strauss, no run, slower ball from Steyn, length ball on middle, defended towards the bowler

8.4

Steyn to Strauss, no run, jags into Strauss after pitching on middle and leg, Strauss is hit on the pads but outside leg, mild appeal from Steyn

8.5

Steyn to Strauss, no run, length ball on middle and off, Strauss looks to turn it to the leg side, inside edges onto his pad

8.6

Steyn to Strauss, no run, pitching short of a length, on middle and off, defended off the back foot toward extra cover

End of over 9 (4 runs) England 45/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • AJ Strauss 24 (35b 5x4)
    • JL Denly 19 (19b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 5-0-19-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-6-0
9.1

Kallis to Denly, no run, shortish ball from Kallis, just outside off, Denly is surprised by the lift off the track, bottom hand comes off the bat as he defends

9.2

Kallis to Denly, 1 wide, way down the leg side, the crowd cheers after Boucher dives to his left to collect

9.2

Kallis to Denly, no run, much better this time, back of a length moving into Denly after pitching outside off, Denly defends off the back foot

9.3

Kallis to Denly, no run, similar length, just outside off, Denly goes for a flamboyant pull, misses and is struck on the hip, the ball bobbles towards backward point

9.4

Kallis to Denly, 2 runs, on the legstump this time, clipped towards deep square leg, Duminy is onto the ball quickly, he slips in his eagerness to return the ball immediately, the ball barely makes it to Gibbs at midwicket

9.5

Kallis to Denly, no run, back of length delivery, nips into Denly, driven off the backfoot to mid-on

9.6

Kallis to Denly, OUT, Kallis gets the breakthrough, Denly is gone, not exactly a wicket-taking ball, back of a length on the pads, Denly swings it towards square leg, looked like a good shot when the ball left the bat, but Denly manages to pick out Duminy in the deep

JL Denly c Duminy b Kallis 21 (41m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.00

End of over 10 (3 runs) England 48/1 (RR: 4.80)

    • AJ Strauss 24 (35b 5x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-1
    • DW Steyn 5-0-19-0

Owais Shah is the new batsman, he did a decent job against Sri Lanka after his horror run in the one-dayers against Australia. Bowling Powerplay has been taken

10.1

Parnell to Shah, no run, Shah's not short of confidence from the evidence of that shot, it was slightly overpitched outside off, he cracks it towards cover, straight at the fielder though

10.2

Parnell to Shah, no run, angling across Shah, watchfully left alone

10.3

Parnell to Shah, no run, and again Shah shoulders arms to a delivery that is outside off

10.4

Parnell to Shah, no run, full and wide, Shah looks to hammer it through the off side, gets a thick edge towards cover

10.5

Parnell to Shah, no run, short ball angling across Shah, glides the ball off the backfoot towards point

10.6

Parnell to Shah, 1 run, back of a length delivery pitching just outside off, Shah drives off the front foot towards sweeper cover for a single

End of over 11 (1 run) England 49/1 (RR: 4.45)

    • OA Shah 1 (6b)
    • AJ Strauss 24 (35b 5x4)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-20-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-1

Morkel has the ball

11.1

Morkel to Shah, no run, short of length ball, on off, defended to the bowler

Kallis has picked up an injury, not quite sure what the problem is but he's off the field

11.2

Morkel to Shah, SIX, whoah, what a shot that is, after some watchful defending, he picks up the ball from outside off and swings it behind square leg for a big six

11.3

Morkel to Shah, 2 runs, this time Shah goes over the off side, not too well timed, lands short of sweeper cover

11.4

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, punched off the front foot towards extra cover

11.5

Morkel to Strauss, 1 run, on a length, on middle and leg, Strauss pushes it towards mid-on

11.6

Morkel to Shah, no run, just back of a length, pitching on off, Shah gets forward and defends

End of over 12 (10 runs) England 59/1 (RR: 4.91)

    • OA Shah 10 (11b 1x6)
    • AJ Strauss 25 (36b 5x4)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 4-0-20-0
12.1

Parnell to Strauss, OUT, fantastic reflexes from Boucher, stunning catch to dismiss Strauss, a wide delivery outside off, Strauss gets a thick edge, Boucher throws himself to his left to pluck that one, two quick wickets for South Africa

AJ Strauss c †Boucher b Parnell 25 (51m 37b 5x4 0x6) SR: 67.56

Paul Collingwood, Man of the Match against Sri Lanka, walks out

12.2

Parnell to Collingwood, 2 leg byes, the ball brushes Collingwood's pads and runs away towards fine leg, the trows comes in from Steyn, hits the stumps directly, the South Africans are excited but Collingwood is well in

12.3

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler this time

12.4

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, gets behind the line of this one and defends solidly

12.5

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, angling across Collingwood, who is happy to leave that one

12.6

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, on a length, on the pads, Collingwood pushes it towards mid-on, 'No, no, no' he shouts as Shah wonder whether to take a single

End of over 13 (2 runs, wicket maiden) England 61/2 (RR: 4.69)

    • PD Collingwood 0 (5b)
    • OA Shah 10 (11b 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 5-1-20-1
    • JA Morkel 1-0-10-0
13.1

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, Shah slashes this one towards deep backward point for a single

13.2

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, outside off, Collingwood jabs it towards point

13.3

Morkel to Shah, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler by Shah

13.4

Morkel to Shah, FOUR, lovely shot from Shah, lashed to long-on for a boundary, Collingwood had to jump as the ball speeds through his legs

13.5

Morkel to Shah, no run, well outside off, Shah leaves that for the keeper

13.6

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, full and outside off, Shah carves it to deep backward point

End of over 14 (7 runs) England 68/2 (RR: 4.85)

    • OA Shah 16 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 1 (6b)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-17-0
    • WD Parnell 5-1-20-1
14.1

Parnell to Shah, no run, length ball, angling across Shah, who walks across the stumps and defends the ball

14.2

Parnell to Shah, no run, 'Nooooo' Shah cries to Collingwood after shuffling across the stumps and dropping the ball at his feet

14.3

Parnell to Shah, no run, back of a length, quite wide outside off, poked towards backward point by Shah

14.4

Parnell to Shah, no run, another dot ball as Shah shuffles across for the fourth ball in a row, defends towards backward point

14.5

Parnell to Shah, no run, on the pads this time, Shah gets a leading edge towards mid-off as he looks to work it to midwicket

14.6

Parnell to Shah, no run, and that's a maiden, Shah opens the face to guide the ball towards backward point

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End of over 15 (maiden) England 68/2 (RR: 4.53)

    • OA Shah 16 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 1 (6b)
    • WD Parnell 6-2-20-1
    • JA Morkel 2-0-17-0

van der Merwe into the attack

15.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, flighted delivery, driven confidently wide of mid-off for a single

15.2

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah gets well forwards and blocks the ball

15.3

van der Merwe to Shah, 2 runs, clipped towards midwicket, there's plenty of confused calling before the batsmen decide to come back for the second

15.4

van der Merwe to Shah, 2 runs, not much turn for van der Merwe so far, Shah gets on the backfoot and glides it towards backward point

15.5

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah offers the forward press to smother the ball

15.6

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah gets forward and blocks the ball towards the off side

End of over 16 (5 runs) England 73/2 (RR: 4.56)

    • OA Shah 20 (27b 1x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 2 (7b)
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-5-0
    • WD Parnell 6-2-20-1

Spin from both ends now as Botha is brought on

16.1

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, punched towards mid-on off the front foot

Jatin from India: "I think the name of the Champions Trophy should be changed to Casualty Trophy.I think this tournament will make world record for injuries to most players.Before the tournament started Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Brad Haddin and Darren Powell were ruled out. And since the tournament has started it has clinched Yuvraj Singh, Nathan Bracken, Jacob Oram, earlier today Jesse Ryder was ruled out, Ian Butler has been suffering from a stomach bug, Michael Clarke from a stiff back and now Matt Prior.....phew"

16.2

Botha to Shah, no run, nudged towards square, both batsmen scream' No'

16.3

Botha to Shah, no run, Shah charges down the pitch, Botha manages to get a bit of turn and strikes Shah on the pads on legstump

16.4

Botha to Shah, 1 run, guided towards backward point this time

16.5

Botha to Collingwood, 2 runs, comes out of the crease and eases the ball wide of long-on to get a couple

16.6

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood skips away from the stumps and carves the ball towards cover

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End of over 17 (5 runs) England 78/2 (RR: 4.58)

    • PD Collingwood 6 (10b)
    • OA Shah 21 (30b 1x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 1-0-5-0
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-5-0
17.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, guides the ball towards sweeper cover for a single

17.2

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, punched down to long-off for a comfortable single

17.3

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, stands tall and eases it towards sweeper cover for another single

17.4

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah opens the face and plays it to backward point, 'No, no, no' shouts Shah, Collingwood was charging for the single, he turns back and makes his ground in time

17.5

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, driven towards short cover

17.6

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, uses his feet and drives towards de Villiers at cover

End of over 18 (3 runs) England 81/2 (RR: 4.50)

    • OA Shah 22 (34b 1x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 8 (12b)
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-8-0
    • J Botha 1-0-5-0
18.1

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, full ball, on middle and off, jammed towards long-on for a single

18.2

Botha to Shah, 1 run, a bit of air, plenty of width for Shah, who drives it to sweeper cover

18.3

Botha to Collingwood, no run, fullish ball just outside off, batsman gets behind the line and defends

18.4

Botha to Collingwood, no run, flighted delivery, overpitched outside off, Collingwood goes for a paddle sweep, misses and is hit on the pads outside off

18.5

Botha to Collingwood, no run, cries of 'Catch it' as Collingwood gets a leading edge to the off side as he looks to work the ball to the leg side

18.6

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, pulled towards deep square leg for a single

End of over 19 (3 runs) England 84/2 (RR: 4.42)

    • PD Collingwood 10 (17b)
    • OA Shah 23 (35b 1x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-8-0
19.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, turns it behind square leg for a single

19.2

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, Shah comes down the pitch and drives firmly to long-off

19.3

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood punches to long-on this time

19.4

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, full, on middle and leg, Shah plays it inside out towards cover

Boucher chirping away behind the wicket

19.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 wide, way down the leg side

19.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, on leg stump, glanced to short fine leg

19.6

van der Merwe to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood uses his feet to get near the pitch of the ball, swings it to the deep square leg boundary

End of over 20 (9 runs) England 93/2 (RR: 4.65)

    • PD Collingwood 16 (21b 1x4)
    • OA Shah 25 (37b 1x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-17-0
    • J Botha 2-0-8-0
20.1

Botha to Shah, no run, on the pads, nudged towards midwicket

20.2

Botha to Shah, FOUR, Shah stretches forward and opens the face, gets an outside edge that takes the ball past the keeper for four

20.3

Botha to Shah, 1 run, steered to short third man

20.4

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, a touch short, driven off the backfoot to long-on

20.5

Botha to Shah, no run, back of a length, watchfully defended by Shah

20.6

Botha to Shah, no run, pitching just outside off, Shah turns it to midwicket, straight at the fielder

End of over 21 (6 runs) England 99/2 (RR: 4.71)

    • OA Shah 30 (42b 2x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 17 (22b 1x4)
    • J Botha 3-0-14-0
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-17-0

Morkel is given the for a second spell

21.1

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood does Hayden-esque walk down the track, but he wafts at the shortish ball outside off, and doesn't make contact

Omar Iqbal from Norway: "@ Jatin: You really cant expect players to play 100% games in every series. Some will probably get injured, and teams should be able to present new players as a back up for injured ones. Nations like India, Pakistan, Australia etc got some talented players, why blame injuries?"

21.2

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, England 100 comes up as Collingwood cuts the ball towards sweeper cover

21.3

Morkel to Shah, 1 wide, Morkel's slower offcutter goes awry, well outside off stump

21.3

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, length ball, Shah walks across the stumps and works it towards midwicket, again the calling is not too clear between the batsmen

21.4

Morkel to Collingwood, 2 runs, short and wide, slower offcutter, Collingwood calls for two as soon as he steers the ball behind point

21.5

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, length ball outside off, Collingwood eases it to mid-off

21.6

Morkel to Collingwood, no run, another slower ball, short and wide, Collingwood gets a lot power behind the cut shot, but doesn't beat the man at backward point

End of over 22 (5 runs) England 104/2 (RR: 4.72)

    • PD Collingwood 20 (27b 1x4)
    • OA Shah 31 (43b 2x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-22-0
    • J Botha 3-0-14-0
22.1

Botha to Shah, 1 run, Shah dinks the ball towards cover and sets off for a single

22.2

Botha to Collingwood, FOUR, Collingwood comes down the track and chips that over midwicket, couple of bounces before it crosses the ropes

22.3

Botha to Collingwood, no run, full and outside off, Collingwood looks to squeeze it behind point, misses the ball

22.4

Botha to Collingwood, no run, defends the ball onto his foot

22.5

Botha to Collingwood, no run, full and quick into the leg stump, defended towards midwicket

22.6

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood takes a couple of paces down the pitch and drives it to long-on

End of over 23 (6 runs) England 110/2 (RR: 4.78)

    • PD Collingwood 25 (32b 2x4)
    • OA Shah 32 (44b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 4-0-20-0
    • JA Morkel 3-0-22-0
23.1

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, Morkel's first ball of the over is eased to long-on for a single

23.2

Morkel to Shah, no run, Morkel provided plenty of short and wide deliveries but is getting away with it, this one is carved to backward point

23.3

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, just outside off, opens the face to steer it to third man

23.4

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, again short and plenty of room for the batsman, Collingwood slashes it to sweeper cover

23.5

Morkel to Shah, 1 no ball, beamer from Morkel, head high, Shah slips as he ducks under that

23.5

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, a low full toss this time, played towards sweeper cover

23.6

Morkel to Collingwood, FOUR, Morkel continues to feed wide deliveries, Collingwood punishes this one, cracked past extra cover

End of over 24 (9 runs) England 119/2 (RR: 4.95)

    • PD Collingwood 31 (35b 3x4)
    • OA Shah 34 (48b 2x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-31-0
    • J Botha 4-0-20-0

van der Merwe is back

24.1

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, nudged behind square leg for a single

24.2

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, Collingwood shows the full face as he punches the ball to long-on

24.3

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah skips way beyond legstump and defends to the offside

24.4

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point

24.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, a bit of turn for van der Merwe after pitching outside off, gets a thick outside edge which runs towards short third man

24.6

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, muscled towards sweeper cover for a single to end the over

End of over 25 (5 runs) England 124/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • OA Shah 37 (52b 2x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 33 (37b 3x4)
    • RE van der Merwe 4-0-22-0
    • JA Morkel 4-0-31-0

Kallis has recovered from whatever his injury was, he's into the attack now

25.1

Kallis to Shah, 1 run, pitching back of length outside off, punched to the covers

25.2

Kallis to Collingwood, no run, back of length, Collingwood goes for the pull, but gets an under edge onto his pads

25.3

Kallis to Collingwood, 1 run, shortish and just outside off, guided down to third man for a single

25.4

Kallis to Shah, 1 run, a cross-batted heave from Shah, edges it to fine leg for a single

25.5

Kallis to Collingwood, 1 run, short of length, flicked behind square for a single

25.6

Kallis to Shah, 1 run, Shah walks across his stumps, turns an offstump ball towards midwicket

End of over 26 (5 runs) England 129/2 (RR: 4.96)

    • OA Shah 40 (55b 2x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 35 (40b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-14-1
    • RE van der Merwe 4-0-22-0

Duminy into the attack, two minutes after Nahim from Bangladesh suggested it

26.1

Duminy to Shah, 1 run, Shah opens the face to guide the ball towards backward point

26.2

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, fullish ball outside off, driven firmly to short cover

26.3

Duminy to Collingwood, 1 run, punched to long-on for an easy single

26.4

Duminy to Shah, 1 run, back of a length, a little bit of turn into the batsman, steered behind point for a single

26.5

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, great fielding from van der Merwe at backward point, diving full-length to his right to stop the ball, Collingwodod though he had got past the fielder and set of for the single, Shah screamed 'Wait' and Collingwood turns back

26.6

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 27 (3 runs) England 132/2 (RR: 4.88)

    • PD Collingwood 36 (44b 3x4)
    • OA Shah 42 (57b 2x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-3-0
    • JH Kallis 3-0-14-1
27.1

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, Shah comes down the pitch and blocks it back to the bowler

27.2

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, nudged behind square leg for a single

27.3

van der Merwe to Collingwood, FOUR, full and on the pads, whipped powerfully against the spin to midwicket for a boundary

27.4

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, shorter ball, on middle and leg, Collingwood tucks it off the backfoot behind square leg

27.5

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, defended towards cover by Shah

27.6

van der Merwe to Shah, 2 runs, lofted over the bowler's head by Shah, not particularly well-timed, long-on can run around and cut it off

End of over 28 (8 runs) England 140/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • OA Shah 45 (61b 2x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 41 (46b 4x4)
    • RE van der Merwe 5-0-30-0
    • JP Duminy 1-0-3-0
28.1

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, gets forward and turns it to midwicket

28.2

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, quicker ball down the leg side, Collingwood backs away and is struck on the pads

28.3

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, clipped towards short fine leg for a single

28.4

Duminy to Collingwood, 1 run, nudged towards deep square leg for a single

28.5

Duminy to Shah, FOUR, superb drive from Shah, just a bit of width, Shah gets a big stride in and forces it past short cover and wide of sweeper cover

28.6

Duminy to Shah, 1 run, a single to backward point brings up Shah's half-century

End of over 29 (6 runs) England 146/2 (RR: 5.03)

    • OA Shah 50 (63b 3x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 42 (50b 4x4)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-9-0
    • RE van der Merwe 5-0-30-0
29.1

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point for a single

29.2

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 wide, arm ball gone wrong, down the leg side

29.2

van der Merwe to Collingwood, SIX, short ball, Collingwood goes on the backfoot and swings it for a big six, hits a blonde spectator sitting in the grass bank, she doesn't seem to badly hurt though

29.3

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run

29.4

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

29.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, short ball, pulled in front of square for a single

29.6

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, dabbed to backward point for a single

End of over 30 (10 runs) England 156/2 (RR: 5.20)

    • OA Shah 52 (65b 3x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 49 (54b 4x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 6-0-40-0
    • JP Duminy 2-0-9-0
30.1

Duminy to Shah, 1 run, skips down the track and whips it to midwicket

30.2

Duminy to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood looks to defend, inside edges onto his pad

30.3

Duminy to Collingwood, 1 run, 50 for Collingwood, he back away and flat bats the ball to long-on for a single

30.4

Duminy to Shah, no run, Shah looks to swipe the ball from outside off, misses

30.5

Duminy to Shah, no run, defended cautiously to the leg side

30.6

Duminy to Shah, SIX, great way to bring up the 100 stand, Shah gets on one knee and slog-sweeps powerfully to square leg, the ball just clears the rope

End of over 31 (8 runs) England 164/2 (RR: 5.29)

    • OA Shah 59 (69b 3x4 2x6)
    • PD Collingwood 50 (56b 4x4 1x6)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-17-0
    • RE van der Merwe 6-0-40-0
31.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, defended back to the bowler

31.2

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, rocks back and punches the ball towards long-on

31.3

van der Merwe to Shah, no run, gets forward and blocks the ball to the leg side

31.4

van der Merwe to Shah, SIX, a massive six from Shah, what did he have for lunch? he waltzes down the track and hammers it over long-off, a long way beyond the boundary

31.5

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, nudged behind square leg for a single

31.6

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood also gets the ball away to square leg for a single

South Africa's spinners not making much of an impact here.

Roger from Portugal: "Why is Morkel in the team? he bowling is poor and as for batting its a hit and miss situation. Surley the must be other players who would contibute more to their team."

End of over 32 (9 runs) England 173/2 (RR: 5.40)

    • PD Collingwood 52 (59b 4x4 1x6)
    • OA Shah 66 (72b 3x4 3x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 7-0-49-0
    • JP Duminy 3-0-17-0
32.1

Botha to Collingwood, FOUR, short and wide, 'Hit me' says the ball, Collingwood obliges by carving it past sweeper cover

32.2

Botha to Collingwood, no run, pushed towards mid-on

32.3

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, leg stump ball, tucked to square leg for a single

32.4

Botha to Shah, FOUR, superb cricket there, Shah was backing away from the stump, Both follows him, Shah plays a cut paddle fine down leg, Duminy dives at short fine but can't stop it

32.5

Botha to Shah, 1 run, opens the face and guides the ball to bckward point

32.6

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, full on middle and leg, Collingwood works it behind square leg for a single

End of over 33 (11 runs) England 184/2 (RR: 5.57)

    • PD Collingwood 58 (63b 5x4 1x6)
    • OA Shah 71 (74b 4x4 3x6)
    • J Botha 5-0-31-0
    • RE van der Merwe 7-0-49-0
33.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, pushed back to the bowler

33.2

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, driven to short cover, where the fielder makes a diving stop

33.3

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood shuffles across and tucks the ball behind square

33.4

van der Merwe to Shah, 1 run, an offstump ball is whipped to square leg for another single

33.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, punched off the backfoot towards long-off for another single

33.6

van der Merwe to Shah, SIX, again the spectators on the grass bank behind midwicket are kept on their toes, Shah swings that way beyond the boundary, England are stepping up the pace here

End of over 34 (9 runs) England 193/2 (RR: 5.67)

    • OA Shah 78 (76b 4x4 4x6)
    • PD Collingwood 60 (67b 5x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 8-0-58-0
    • J Botha 5-0-31-0
34.1

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, well outside off, run down to third man for a single

34.2

Morkel to Shah, no run, defended watchfully back to the bowler

Dipesh Udeshi from India: "It feels very good to see England and New Zealand play the way they are right now. Cricket badly needs more competitive teams."

34.3

Morkel to Shah, SIX, Shah is going berserk here, the sweep is proving very handy for him, uses the pace and flicks it for another big six

34.4

Morkel to Shah, no run, slower ball outside off, defended towards the off side

34.5

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, mistimed toward mid-on for a single

34.6

Morkel to Collingwood, 2 runs, a thick outside edge for Collingwood, 'catch' is the cry but the ball is just past a diving backward square leg, Duminy manages to stop the ball at the boundary

End of over 35 (10 runs) England 203/2 (RR: 5.80)

    • PD Collingwood 63 (69b 5x4 1x6)
    • OA Shah 85 (80b 4x4 5x6)
    • JA Morkel 5-0-41-0
    • RE van der Merwe 8-0-58-0
35.1

Steyn to Shah, SIX, Steyn is greeted with another Shah six, pulled off the front foot over backward square leg

35.2

Steyn to Shah, FOUR, Shah is on fire here, clubs another short one through midwicket, some power behind that shot

35.3

Steyn to Shah, no run, another pull, doesn't beat short midwicket this time

35.4

Steyn to Shah, 1 run, wide outside off, glided down to third man

35.5

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, back of a length just outside off, Collingwood defends towards the off side

35.6

Steyn to Collingwood, 2 runs, Collingwood gets forward and drives it wide of sweeper cover, enough time to take two

End of over 36 (13 runs) England 216/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • PD Collingwood 65 (71b 5x4 1x6)
    • OA Shah 96 (84b 5x4 6x6)
    • DW Steyn 6-0-32-0
    • JA Morkel 5-0-41-0
36.1

Morkel to Shah, no run, slower delivery, driven to mid-on

36.2

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, clipped off the thigh pad behind square

36.3

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood swivels as he pulls that one to deep backward square leg

36.4

Morkel to Shah, 1 run, slower offcutter again from Morkel, turned behind square leg

36.5

Morkel to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood takes a couple of steps down the pitch, and tucks an offstump ball behind square leg

36.6

Morkel to Shah, no run, Morkel's overdosing on slower offcutters here, Shah defends off the front foot

Quitin from Taiwan: "Roger there is is nothing wrong with Morkel. How players are there that arent performing up to there standerds now. What start swap and changing team players? There is nothing wrong with the SA team as it is. Some players have their ups and downs you start changing then the player replaced has two good and two bad games what then he is also not performing to expectations and he then needs to be replaced too"

End of over 37 (4 runs) England 220/2 (RR: 5.94)

    • OA Shah 98 (88b 5x4 6x6)
    • PD Collingwood 67 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 6-0-45-0
    • DW Steyn 6-0-32-0

The players are back after a drinks break

37.1

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood goes for an ambitious pull to a short of length ball, eying the short boundary to midwicket, misses the ball

Phil Joesbury from UK: "I hope England don't leave it too late to take the power play. These pair are both on fire. "

37.2

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, length ball well outside off, Collingwood blocks it towards cover

Nick from Malaysia: "A 150+ partnership for Eng's ODI team! Thats never been heard of for the last couple of years"

37.3

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, short of length, closer to offstump, inside edge onto his pads

37.4

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, full delivery, on middle and leg, Collingwood punches it to mid-on

37.5

Steyn to Collingwood, no run, a near yorker just outside off, defended back to the bowler

Could we have a maiden here? Not a common sight today

37.6

Steyn to Collingwood, 1 run, nope, Collingwood gets on the front foot, and eases the ball to long-on for a single to keep the strike, and extends Shah's wait for a century

End of over 38 (1 run) England 221/2 (RR: 5.81)

    • PD Collingwood 68 (79b 5x4 1x6)
    • OA Shah 98 (88b 5x4 6x6)
    • DW Steyn 7-0-33-0
    • JA Morkel 6-0-45-0

Botha is back

38.1

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, down the leg side, Collingwood skips away and pushes the ball to square leg,

38.2

Botha to Shah, OUT, oh, that's cruel for Shah, a fantastic innings comes to an end, he looked to dink a legstump ball towards square leg, inside-edges onto his pad, ball pops up and gives Boucher an easy catch

OA Shah c †Boucher b Botha 98 (108m 89b 5x4 6x6) SR: 110.11

Botha round the wicket for Morgan

38.3

Botha to Morgan, no run, defends his first ball off the backfoot to the bowler

Mesh from the US: "I wonder what those Shah critics are saying now. Hasn't he just assured himself a place in this side for at least several more months and a return trip to South Africa based on this performance?"

38.4

Botha to Morgan, no run, bottom edges the ball towards cover point

38.5

Botha to Morgan, no run, on the pads, helped to short fine leg but no run

Botha switches to over the wicket

38.6

Botha to Morgan, no run, driven firmly to covers, Morgan will have to wait a bit to get off the mark

End of over 39 (1 run) England 222/3 (RR: 5.69)

    • EJG Morgan 0 (4b)
    • PD Collingwood 69 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 6-0-32-1
    • DW Steyn 7-0-33-0
39.1

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, Collingwood rocks back onto the back foot and carves the ball towards sweeper cover

39.2

van der Merwe to Morgan, FOUR, great shot to get off the mark ,what do you call that, a reverse-slap fine of third man for four

39.3

van der Merwe to Morgan, 1 run, a far more conventional drive to long-on this time

39.4

van der Merwe to Collingwood, no run, defended to the off side by Collingwood

39.5

van der Merwe to Collingwood, 1 run, punched to long-off for a single

39.6

van der Merwe to Morgan, 2 runs, dropped a reverse-sweep from Morgan flies low to Parnell at backward point, a tough chance but you would expect that to be held

End of over 40 (9 runs) England 231/3 (RR: 5.77)

    • EJG Morgan 7 (7b 1x4)
    • PD Collingwood 71 (83b 5x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 9-0-67-0
    • J Botha 6-0-32-1
40.1

Botha to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss on the pads, whipped to the leg side

40.2

Botha to Morgan, SIX, Morgan shows he can do the orthodox shots very well, sashays down the pitch and launches the ball over long-off for a six

40.3

Botha to Morgan, 2 runs, jabbed wide of long-on , Collingwood call for two and they complete a tight second

40.4

Botha to Morgan, 1 run, tucked behind square leg by Morgan

40.5

Botha to Collingwood, 2 runs, great running from Morgan, Collingwood punched the ball wide of long-on, Morgan wanted two from the outset, he dives back to complete the second

Botha around the wicket

40.6

Botha to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood goes for the reverse-sweep, a thick inside edge take the ball towards silly point

End of over 41 (12 runs) England 243/3 (RR: 5.92)

    • PD Collingwood 74 (86b 5x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 16 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • J Botha 7-0-44-1
    • RE van der Merwe 9-0-67-0

Parnell is back

41.1

Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to long-off

South Africa had six players in the ring for that ball, Smith indicates he thought the Powerplay had been taken, Smith had wanted van der Merwe to bowl, then gave the ball to Parnell (after he thought it was the Powerplay).

Now the umpire signals the Powerplay, what on earth is going on? South Africa have four people outside the circle.

Now long-on comes into the ring

41.2

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, outside off, tried to slog over midwicket, edged towards cover, chance of a run-out but Parnell misses the stumps

41.3

Parnell to Collingwood, FOUR, length ball, Collingwood bends his knee and swipes that to the midwicket boundary

Parnell coming round the wicket

41.4

Parnell to Collingwood, no run, Collingwood clears the front leg for a big heave to the leg side, it's full from Parnell, Collingwood drives to mid-on

41.5

Parnell to Collingwood, 1 run, Parnell bowling from wide of the crease, a yorker just outside off, driven to long-off

41.6

Parnell to Morgan, FOUR, Super shot from Morgan, length ball just outside off, Morgan stands tall and thumps it past cover for a boundary, superb placement helps him beat the sweeper cover as well

End of over 42 (10 runs) England 253/3 (RR: 6.02)

    • EJG Morgan 21 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • PD Collingwood 79 (90b 6x4 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 7-2-30-1
    • J Botha 7-0-44-1
42.1

Steyn to Collingwood, 1 run, full toss just outside leg stump, Collingwood squeezes it out to midwicket

42.2

Steyn to Morgan, FOUR, Morgan is in sublime form here, a low full toss outside off, not much footwork as he clubs that wide of long-off

Steyn and Smith confer about the field placement, three men back on the leg side now

42.3

Steyn to Morgan, 1 run, good ball from Steyn, a yorker on middle, dug out past the bowler, mid-off does the fielding

42.4

Steyn to Collingwood, 1 run, slower ball from Steyn, Collingwood backs away and guides the ball to short cover, Gibbs has one stump to aim at as Collingwood struggles to complete the run, Gibbs misses

42.5

Steyn to Morgan, 1 run, full toss, punched to mid-off for a single

42.6

Steyn to Collingwood, 1 run, Steyn keeps it full, Collingwood drives a bit wide of Gibbs to have time for an easier single

End of over 43 (9 runs) England 262/3 (RR: 6.09)

    • PD Collingwood 82 (93b 6x4 1x6)
    • EJG Morgan 27 (15b 3x4 1x6)
    • DW Steyn 8-0-42-0
    • WD Parnell 7-2-30-1
43.1

Parnell to Collingwood, OUT, Parnell continues to pick up the wickets, a full and wide delivery, Collingwood looks to carve it through the off side, gets an inside edge, the ball slams into middle and leg stump

PD Collingwood b Parnell 82 (122m 94b 6x4 1x6) SR: 87.23

Update: Steve Davies, the Worcestershire wicketkeeper, is set to fly to South Africa as cover for Matt Prior tonight

Luke Wright send in ahead of Ravi Bopara, good move this

43.2

Parnell to Wright, 1 run, great job from Boucher to save three runs, it was a short ball from Parnell just outside off, Wright guides it fine, Boucher takes a couple of paces before diving full length to his right to stop that

43.3

Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, on the pads, Morgan swipes it down to fine leg for a single

43.4

Parnell to Wright, no run, full and just outside off from Parnell, Wright wafts at it and is beaten

43.5

Parnell to Wright, 1 run, keeps it up to the batsman, Wright backs away and throws his bat at it, gets it away to third man

Parnell over the wicket for the left-hander

43.6

Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, a yorker on the pads, Morgan jams it towards mid-off for a single, great over from Parnell

Matty from the UK: "Honestly, is the England are ill or something because 2 players have scored more than 70.....and even scarier we somehow manage a partnership of 163, are they making up there 6-1 lost against the Oz....or do they like South Africa because most our players from there."

End of over 44 (4 runs) England 266/4 (RR: 6.04)

    • EJG Morgan 29 (17b 3x4 1x6)
    • LJ Wright 2 (3b)
    • WD Parnell 8-2-34-2
    • DW Steyn 8-0-42-0
44.1

Steyn to Morgan, FOUR, a low full toss from Steyn, Morgan manages to get under it, and forces it past long-on for four, superb stuff from Morgan

44.2

Steyn to Morgan, SIX, even better from Morgan, Steyn test hims with the short ball, Morgan answers with a pull over deep backward square leg

44.3

Steyn to Morgan, 1 run, full toss this time, Morgan hacks it to long-on for a single

44.4

Steyn to Wright, no run, a yorker on offstump from Steyn, Wright can only block it back to the bowler

44.5

Steyn to Wright, 1 run, a high full toss this time, not high enough to be a no ball, but surprised Wright, who gets his bat in the way and turns it towards midwicket

44.6

Steyn to Morgan, 1 run, another yorker from Steyn, on legstump, Morgan clips it to long-on for a single

End of over 45 (13 runs) England 279/4 (RR: 6.20)

    • EJG Morgan 41 (21b 4x4 2x6)
    • LJ Wright 3 (5b)
    • DW Steyn 9-0-55-0
    • WD Parnell 8-2-34-2
45.1

Parnell to Morgan, SIX, breathtaking batting from Morgan, low full toss outside leg, Morgan backs away and times that one straight over the bowler's head for six

45.2

Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, goes the reverse-sweep, gets an edge towards fine leg

Parnell around the wicket

45.3

Parnell to Wright, FOUR, Wright walks across the stumps, gets on his knee and swings that past deep backward square leg for four

45.4

Parnell to Wright, 1 run, edged to third man for a single

45.5

Parnell to Morgan, no run, a bouncer from Morgan, slower one as well, 78mph, Morgan looks to guide it to third man but is beaten

45.6

Parnell to Morgan, OUT, Wright is run-out, tough luck, a low full toss from Parnell, punched back towards the bowler, who gets a boot on it and deflects it onto the stumps, catchng Wright out of the crease

LJ Wright run out 8 (12m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Enjay from the UK: "Steve Davies? What has Foster done wrong? Apparently the best wicketkeeper in the country, and can bat superbly. Clearly out of favour for some reason." Davies is currently keeping for Worcestershire in the Pro40, so it will be a mad dash to the airport for him

End of over 46 (12 runs) England 291/5 (RR: 6.32)

    • EJG Morgan 48 (25b 4x4 3x6)
    • WD Parnell 9-2-46-2
    • DW Steyn 9-0-55-0

Botha is brought back after the Powerplay ends

46.1

Botha to Bopara, 1 run, turned to long-on for a single

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Botha round the wicket

46.2

Botha to Morgan, 2 runs, full delivery on the pads, nudged to long-on to bring up Morgan's half-century

46.3

Botha to Morgan, 1 run, eased to long-on again, Bopara wanted the second, but Morgan wisely sends him back

46.4

Botha to Bopara, OUT, Bopara is gone, length ball outside off, Bopara looks to heave that over midwicket, a top edge sends the ball swirling towards Albie Morkel who hangs on to it

RS Bopara c Morkel b Botha 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.5

Botha to Morgan, 1 leg bye, full ball, Morgan is hit on the pads outside legstump, the ball dribbles towards square leg

46.6

Botha to Broad, no run, full again, on middle and leg, Broad looks to sweep fine, doesn't beat short fine leg

Ali from the UK: "What is happening here, just finished from other game where Sirilanka lost and England is close to 300, last 3 games all are +300. What did Southafricans do with the pitches."

End of over 47 (5 runs) England 296/6 (RR: 6.29)

    • SCJ Broad 0 (1b)
    • EJG Morgan 51 (28b 4x4 3x6)
    • J Botha 8-0-48-2
    • WD Parnell 9-2-46-2
47.1

Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, Morgan backs away from the stumps, Parnell follows him with a low full toss, Morgan thumps it to long-off

47.2

Parnell to Broad, OUT, Parnell gets rid of Broad with a ripper of a delivery, inswinging yorker homes in on the base of legstump, better batsmen than Broad would have had trouble keeping that out

SCJ Broad b Parnell 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

47.3

Parnell to Swann, FOUR, this one ends as a half-volley, flicked off the pads past square leg for a boundary, not a bad start for Swann

Talha from South Africa: "Damn all of you who wanted england to make a score big enough for a Gibbs double century.this carnage is all your fault!"

47.4

Parnell to Swann, 1 run, low full toss outside off, carved through covers for a single

47.5

Parnell to Morgan, SIX, knee-high full toss on the pads, Morgan dispatches that coolly over square leg, two men back on the boundary on the leg side, Morgan's not concerned by that

47.6

Parnell to Morgan, 2 runs, another full toss, lashed down to long-on where Gibbs fields

End of over 48 (14 runs) England 310/7 (RR: 6.45)

    • EJG Morgan 60 (31b 4x4 4x6)
    • GP Swann 5 (2b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 10-2-60-3
    • J Botha 8-0-48-2
48.1

Botha to Swann, 1 bye

48.2

Botha to Morgan, SIX, Morgan continues his onslaught, it was a half-volley on middle, Morgan swings his bat cleanly to send it for a straight six

48.3

Botha to Morgan, 1 run, this one is a yorker, Morgan muscles it to long-off

48.4

Botha to Swann, no run, Swann blocks it back to the bowler

48.5

Botha to Swann, no run, comes down the pitch, but again he can only hit it as far as the bowler

48.6

Botha to Swann, 1 run, skips to the leg side and slices it towards extra cover to get a single

End of over 49 (9 runs) England 319/7 (RR: 6.51)

    • GP Swann 6 (6b 1x4)
    • EJG Morgan 67 (33b 4x4 5x6)
    • J Botha 9-0-56-2
    • WD Parnell 10-2-60-3
49.1

Steyn to Swann, 1 run, dabs the first ball towards the off side to get off the strike

49.2

Steyn to Morgan, OUT, superb catch from Smith ends Morgan's brilliant innings, Steyn kept it full, Morgan backed away and powered it towards extra cover, Smith dives to his right to take a low catch

EJG Morgan c Smith b Steyn 67 (54m 34b 4x4 5x6) SR: 197.05

49.3

Steyn to Anderson, 1 run, outside off, driven off the backfoot towards backward point

Swapnil from India: "Actually the thing to note is - though there have been 3 scores in excess of 300 [excluding this on-going game] - none of the teams have been able to chase down these scores. The closest of these games was India v Pakistan yesterday which was really over when Raina and Yousuf were out. Even today - though Kulasekara played really well towards the end once Mahela was gone NZ had won the match."

49.4

Steyn to Swann, 1 run, high full toss, just below waist high, Swann shuffles across and clips it to fine leg where Kallis does a good job of cutting it off

49.5

Steyn to Anderson, 1 run, full and just outside off, carved towards point for a single

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49.6

Steyn to Swann, no run, a fullish ball outside off, the batsman looks to swing it to the leg side but doesn't connect

It was a flat track but this was a superb batting effort from England. After a decent start, Collingwood and Shah consolidated initially, before launching an all-out attack. Shah smashed six sixes (Flinotff, who once clubbed seven sixes, is the only Englishman to do better) before falling short of a century, and Eoin Morgan played an absolute blinder to ensure the top-order's efforts weren't squandered.

Edmund from the UK: "This Irishman is amazing! But how did the ICC ever let him play for England after having previously represented his mother country? FIFA would never have allowed it in football. And how are we ever going to change the dominance of the old countries if the so-called minnows lose their best players?"

End of over 50 (4 runs) England 323/8

    • GP Swann 8 (9b 1x4)
    • JM Anderson 2 (2b)
    • DW Steyn 10-0-59-1
    • J Botha 9-0-56-2
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