England in South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

South Africa v England

England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

James Anderson will begin with the new ball, looking for some early swing. Two slips in place with a regulation field

9.55am We are almost ready for the action so sit down with your breakfast (or whichever meal fits the time zone you are following this from) and get ready for a day of action.

9.50am The feeling is that this pitch should produce plenty of runs despite the rain over the last few days, but there is likely to be something on offer for the quicks early on so it's vital England's new-ball bowlers make the most of it.

9.40am The good news is that the weather is fine which is a pleasant sight. It can change quickly in these parts, but fingers crossed it stays dry

9.30am I have team news for you. Here are the two sides.

South Africa 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Hashim Amla, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Alviro Petersen, 6 Albie Morkel, 7 Mark Boucher (wk), 8 Ryan McLaren, 9 Roelof van der Merwe, 10 Dale Steyn, 11 Charl Langeveldt

England 1 Andrew Strauss, 2 Jonathan Trott, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 8 Luke Wright, 9 Tim Bresnan, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Sajid Mahmood, 11 James Anderson

England have won the toss and decided to bowl. Andrew Strauss says he wants to take advantage of some early moisture after all the recent rain. The visitors have shown faith in Adil Rashid, selected ahead of James Tredwell, while Jonathan Trott will open alongside Strauss with Joe Denly left out. Paul Collingwood becomes England's most capped ODI player.

Graeme Smith didn't seem too disappointed about losing the toss and Hashim Amla is confirmed as Jacques Kallis' replacement while Roelof van der Merwe gets a game.

9.25am Good morning and welcome to coverage of the second one-day international between South Africa and England at Centurion Park. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will be joined by Sahil Dutta to bring you all the action today.

We didn't get very far with the opening match, heavy rain in Johannesburg leading to a washout, so this is now a four-match series. The big news yesterday was that Jacques Kallis is out of the series with a rib fracture and I'll bring you all the other team news (and a weather update) as soon as I get it.

Don't forget about our latest game, the Cricinfo Predictor, which lets you challenge your mates in guessing the outcome of the match. It's worth a look on quiet Sunday morning.

0.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, nice start, good line outside off stump and it carries at a good height through to Matt Prior

0.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, closer to off stump and Amla defends into the covers

0.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, beaten as he plays a rather loose prod without much footwork and the ball fizzes past the outside edge

0.4

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, on the body, Amla whips it through midwicket with a neat turn of the wrists and there's a misfield from Mahmood running round from mid on which gives a second run

0.5

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, lovely shot, full delivery outside off and Amla leans into a strong square drive which finds the gap between backward point and cover...the outfield looks quick

0.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, left alone to end the opening over, bounces at head height to Prior so something there for the quicks

A hint of movement in that first over and England must make the most of it...South Africa will be looking to see off the new ball

End of over 1 (6 runs) South Africa 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
HM Amla    6* (6b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-6-0
GC Smith    0* (0b)     

Tim Bresnan shares the new ball

1.1

Bresnan to Smith, no run, pushed across Smith outside off and a hint of movement back into the left hander as he leaves alone

1.2

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, driven firmly into the covers, he's away with a quick single to the right of mid-off

1.3

Bresnan to Amla, 1 wide, too wide outside off from Bresnan, but more encouraging bounce through to the keeper

1.3

Bresnan to Amla, no run, better line, tight on off stump, Amla defends from the crease back down the pitch

1.4

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, thick outside edge forcing off the back foot, flies down to third man, decent line from Bresnan to Amla who can be vulnerable playing away from his body

1.5

Bresnan to Smith, no run, bat and pad together, covering for any swing, defended into the covers

1.6

Bresnan to Smith, 2 runs, nearly done by the inswing, moves late into Smith who gets a thick inside edge down to fine leg...Bresnan thought he was nearly through there

End of over 2 (5 runs) South Africa 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
GC Smith    3* (4b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0
HM Amla    7* (8b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-6-0

2.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, Amla stands tall and punches to point

2.2

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, played off the back foot again, takes the inside half of the bat into the leg side...Amla takes a scampered single to mid on and it would have been tight if Mahmood had hit the one stump he had to aim at

A very nice man walks in front of the sightscreen...idiot

2.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, tries the outswinger to the left hander for the first time, Smith defends straight down by his feet

2.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, on off stump and defended into covers

2.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, goes a touch fuller on off stump, Smith comes forward and defends to mid off

2.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, pushed across outside off, not far off being a wide but it's within the little white markings so Anderson is fine

A steady start by both sides here, but having bowled first England will want an early wicket or two

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 12/0 (RR: 4.00)
GC Smith    3* (8b)      JM Anderson    2-0-7-0
HM Amla    8* (10b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-5-0

3.1

Bresnan to Amla, FOUR, handsome drive, Bresnan goes full searching for the swing and Amla threads it through the covers

3.2

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, drags the length back, Amla onto the back foot and forced to the left of mid off

3.3

Bresnan to Smith, no run, driven firmly into the covers

3.4

Bresnan to Smith, no run, walks across the crease outside off, works the ball down to mid on...you could see all the stumps behind Smith's legs

3.5

Bresnan to Smith, no run, solid defence into the covers

3.6

Bresnan to Smith, 1 run, plays the ball late and angles it down to third man to keep the strike

End of over 4 (6 runs) South Africa 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
GC Smith    4* (12b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0
HM Amla    13* (12b 2x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-7-0

4.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, another outswinger to Smith who pushes it square to backward point

4.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, goes across to off stump, defends into the covers

Second slip has gone to gully

4.3

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, whipped away from off stump through square leg with sweet timing, but there's a risk in that shot with the ball swings

4.4

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, too straight this time, turned through the leg side and it doesn't look like being a boundary before Eoin Morgan makes a hash of it on the boundary by grabbing at fresh air

4.5

Anderson to Smith, no run, corrects his line, back outside off, defended down to backward point

4.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full on off stump, Smith onto the front and drives firmly...cover parries it towards mid off and prevents any runs

South Africa will be happy with this start given the conditions which have offered swing

End of over 5 (8 runs) South Africa 26/0 (RR: 5.20)
GC Smith    12* (18b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-15-0
HM Amla    13* (12b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-11-0

A very short point catching for Amla

5.1

Bresnan to Amla, no run, flashes and misses outside off, there was width on offer from Bresnan but Amla didn't get into position

5.2

Bresnan to Amla, no run, takes the thigh pad down into the leg side

5.3

Bresnan to Amla, 1 run, he's timing it nicely, pushed off the back foot and cover is on the edge of the circle so there's an easy single

Short cover for Smith, just the one slip

5.4

Bresnan to Smith, no run, driven straight to cover

5.5

Bresnan to Smith, no run, wide from Bresnan but a great save by Paul Collingwood at backward point as Smith slashes a square cut in his direction

5.6

Bresnan to Smith, OUT, there's the breakthrough, good line outside off, Smith pushes with a half-open face and sends a comfortable edge to first slip...he was trying to steer that to third man, but the ball was too close to him

GC Smith c Strauss b Bresnan 12 (24m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Important wicket for England, Smith is the fulcrum of this batting line-up with Kallis out injured

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 27/1 (RR: 4.50)
     TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1
HM Amla    14* (15b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-15-0

AB de Villiers the new man but not in strike

6.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, outside off and flies through to the keeper

6.2

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, another edge shoots down to third man as Amla forces off the back foot...might have been wide of third slip if he'd been in there

6.3

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, that's a cracker - Amla at his best - as he drives at the top of the bounce square through the off side

6.4

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, too straight as Anderson tries to compensate, turned into the leg side

6.5

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, he's away first ball with as he opens the face down to third man

6.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, full on off stump, encouraging the drive again but this time it picks out mid off

End of over 7 (10 runs) South Africa 37/1 (RR: 5.28)
HM Amla    23* (20b 4x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-25-0
AB de Villiers    1* (1b)      TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1

7.1

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, adjusts well to the right hander, on off stump and defended into the covers

7.2

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, bat and pad together, played solidly into the covers

7.3

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, tight on off stump, de Villiers makes half a stride into the shot and defends square on the off side

7.4

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, turns this into the leg side straight to midwicket

7.5

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, pushed down to mid on as Bresnan maintains a testing line

7.6

Bresnan to de Villiers, 1 run, touch more width allows de Villiers to run this down to third man wide of second slip

End of over 8 (1 run) South Africa 38/1 (RR: 4.75)
AB de Villiers    2* (7b)      TT Bresnan    4-0-13-1
HM Amla    23* (20b 4x4)      JM Anderson    4-0-25-0

8.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, outside off and left alone...still a hint of swing

8.2

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, driven into the covers

8.3

Anderson to de Villiers, OUT, that's a Collingwood special...he marks becoming England's most capped ODI player by pulling off a blinder at backward point as de Villiers cuts in the air. It came out of the middle, but Collingwood dived to his left and got both hands to the catch...that's a wicket for the fielder

AB de Villiers c Collingwood b Anderson 2 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

de Villiers didn't quite get over the top of his cut...the pressure now on JP Duminy

8.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, he's greeted by a bouncer, but it's too far down leg side and Anderson will have to bowl that again

8.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, very short and very loopy, well over Duminy's head and Prior does well to collect

8.4

Anderson to Duminy, no run, back on a good length, Duminy defends into the leg side

8.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, well bowled, fuller on off stump with a hint of movement away and Duminy defends without much footwork

8.6

Anderson to Duminy, 3 runs, top shot, he leans elegantly into a cover drive with just a push...Pietersen chases hard and pulls off a good save at the rope

End of over 9 (5 runs) South Africa 43/2 (RR: 4.77)
JP Duminy    3* (3b)      JM Anderson    5-0-30-1
HM Amla    23* (20b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    4-0-13-1

9.1

Bresnan to Duminy, no run, almost squared up by a touch of extra bounce, lobs into the off side but very safe

9.2

Bresnan to Duminy, 1 run, worked off the stumps down to long leg

9.3

Bresnan to Amla, no run, good length, defended into the covers

9.4

Bresnan to Amla, no run, not much footwork on that occasion as he drives confidently into the covers

9.5

Bresnan to Amla, no run, banged in short, Amla ducks underneath

9.6

Bresnan to Amla, 2 runs, too straight this time, turns his wrists to guide the ball down to long leg

With England having two wickets in the bag it's time to welcome Sahil Dutta to the commentary chair. It's his first proper stint...so be gentle, folks

End of over 10 (3 runs) South Africa 46/2 (RR: 4.60)
HM Amla    25* (24b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-16-1
JP Duminy    4* (5b)      JM Anderson    5-0-30-1

Hello... England have taken their Powerplay, which makes sense given the good start and Sajid Mahmood comes into the attack

10.1

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, good start, takes the outside edge but lands short of second slip

10.2

Mahmood to Duminy, FOUR, lovely punch down the ground for a boundary

10.3

Mahmood to Duminy, FOUR, driven past mid on, too full from Mahmood and another elegant shot from Duminy who looks in good touch

10.4

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, defended into the covers

10.5

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, tries to work it away on the leg side but misses and takes one on the body

10.6

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 11 (8 runs) South Africa 54/2 (RR: 4.90)
JP Duminy    12* (11b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-8-0
HM Amla    25* (24b 4x4)      TT Bresnan    5-0-16-1

11.1

Bresnan to Amla, no run, banged in short, Amla ducks underneath one as Bresnan tests him again with a bouncer

11.2

Bresnan to Amla, no run, pushed back to the pitch to Bresnan

11.3

Bresnan to Amla, FOUR, beautiful forcing short through point, comes on to the front foot and drives square through the off side, another elegant boundary from Amla

11.4

Bresnan to Amla, no run, good response from Bresnan, Amla is beaten as he tries to force off the back foot

11.5

Bresnan to Amla, 1 wide, short one from Bresnan down the leg side and he'll have to bowl that one again

11.5

Bresnan to Amla, no run

11.6

Bresnan to Amla, no run, good line and length to finish the over

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 59/2 (RR: 4.91)
HM Amla    29* (30b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-21-1
JP Duminy    12* (11b 2x4)      SI Mahmood    1-0-8-0

12.1

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, pushed into the off side, back of a length from Mahmood

12.2

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, good length on off stump Duminy plays with a straight bat back towards Mahmood

12.3

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, left alone outside off stump, angling across the left hander

12.4

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, back of length again from Mahmood as Duminy defends towards cover

12.5

Mahmood to Duminy, FOUR, flashing blade, over pitched and wide from Mahmood and Duminy threads it through extra cover for a boundary

12.6

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, full on the stumps but Duminy picked out mid on with his punchy drive

Not a great start from Mahmood and England will need more from him to back up the good work from Bresnan and Anderson

End of over 13 (4 runs) South Africa 63/2 (RR: 4.84)
JP Duminy    16* (17b 3x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-12-0
HM Amla    29* (30b 5x4)      TT Bresnan    6-0-21-1

Another change from England as Luke Wright gets his first bowl of the match

13.1

Wright to Amla, no run, Good start, back of length outside off and Amla inside edges

13.2

Wright to Amla, 1 run, short again and Amla moves across his stumps to work it to leg with a flick of the wrists

13.3

Wright to Duminy, no run, defended into the off side

13.4

Wright to Duminy, no run, good length ball which Duminy drives airily towards Pietersen at mid off, a little early on the shot there

13.5

Wright to Duminy, no run, defended to cover, this is a decent start from Wright

13.6

Wright to Duminy, no run, fuller length, Duminy plays around his front pad a tad to knock the ball to mid off

End of over 14 (1 run) South Africa 64/2 (RR: 4.57)
JP Duminy    16* (21b 3x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-1-0
HM Amla    30* (32b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    2-0-12-0

14.1

Mahmood to Amla, no run, better line from Mahmood, on off stump and Amla can only defend towards cover

14.2

Mahmood to Amla, no run, full length delivery which Amla drives towards mid on

14.3

Mahmood to Amla, no run, banged in again but not called wide, Amla ducks underneath easily enough

14.4

Mahmood to Amla, no run, another good ball from Mahmood, on off stump and Amla can't beat mid off

14.5

Mahmood to Amla, 2 runs, good shot as Amla stands tall and leans on an off side punch through point, Morgan fields well to save the boundary, making up for his earlier mistake

14.6

Mahmood to Amla, no run, inside edge on to his pad as Amla tries to flick it away

End of over 15 (2 runs) South Africa 66/2 (RR: 4.40)
HM Amla    32* (38b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-14-0
JP Duminy    16* (21b 3x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-1-0

15.1

Wright to Duminy, 1 run, shortish turned around the corner for a single

15.2

Wright to Amla, 1 run, sharp single could have been tight if Anderson's throw hit the stumps

15.3

Wright to Duminy, no run, good line from Wright, just outside off stump and Duminy can only defend that

15.4

Wright to Duminy, FOUR, another short ball, slightly quicker than Duminy imagined and he top edges for a lucky boundary

15.5

Wright to Duminy, no run

15.6

Wright to Duminy, no run, Duminy advances at Wright who drops it slightly shorter again in response and Duminy forces towards point

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 72/2 (RR: 4.50)
JP Duminy    21* (26b 4x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-7-0
HM Amla    33* (39b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    3-0-14-0

Amla looks in fine touch here

16.1

Mahmood to Amla, no run, On off stump and Amla defends to cover

16.2

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run, Amla walks across his stumps to flick a fullish ball from off stump through midwicket

16.3

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, loud appeal from England, short ball on leg stump clips the thigh pad on the way through to Prior

16.4

Mahmood to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy stands tall and works a back-of-a-length delivery towards third man

16.5

Mahmood to Amla, no run, great fielding from Anderson saves a boundary as Amla climbs into a half-volley on off stump

16.6

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run, interesting shot, Amla gets down on one knee and tennis-slaps a length ball for a single out to midwicket

After the opening 17 overs it's high time for a drink.

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 75/2 (RR: 4.41)
HM Amla    35* (43b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-17-0
JP Duminy    22* (28b 4x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-7-0

A decent start for both sides. Amla has played beautifully for his 35 for far and the pitch looks good

17.1

Wright to Amla, 1 run, Amla squirts a length ball on off stump through point

17.2

Wright to Duminy, no run, driven sweetly but straight to mid off

17.3

Wright to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy turns a short ball towards mid wicket and the batsmen take a sharp single

17.4

Wright to Amla, no run, short ball that Amla ducks underneath

17.5

Wright to Amla, no run, a good ball on off stump angled down towards point and sharp fielding prevents the single

17.6

Wright to Amla, no run

End of over 18 (2 runs) South Africa 77/2 (RR: 4.27)
HM Amla    36* (47b 5x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-9-0
JP Duminy    23* (30b 4x4)      SI Mahmood    4-0-17-0

18.1

Mahmood to Duminy, no run, dropped Strauss drops a sitter at short extra. Duminy was too early on his drive. He's on 23 and that could hurt England

18.2

Mahmood to Duminy, 1 wide, follows up with a wide

18.2

Mahmood to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy angles a shortish ball to third man to get off strike

18.3

Mahmood to Amla, no run

18.4

Mahmood to Amla, 1 run, Amla works a full ball from middle stump through mid wicket

18.5

Mahmood to Duminy, 1 run, single out to deep square leg

18.6

Mahmood to Amla, 2 runs, slower ball to finish from Mahmood, which Amla slashes towards third man where sharp fielding saves a boundary

End of over 19 (6 runs) South Africa 83/2 (RR: 4.36)
HM Amla    39* (50b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    5-0-23-0
JP Duminy    25* (33b 4x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-9-0

19.1

Wright to Duminy, 1 run, short ball turned around the corner towards fine leg

19.2

Wright to Amla, 1 run, pushed off the back foot out to deep cover

19.3

Wright to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy picks out deep cover as he cuts through the off-side

19.4

Wright to Amla, 1 run, dug in short again, Amla pulls in the air towards deep square but landed safely

19.5

Wright to Duminy, no run, pushed down towards mid on

19.6

Wright to Duminy, no run, good line on off stump defended into the off side

Right, I'm off for to catch my breath and leave you with Gnasher

End of over 20 (4 runs) South Africa 87/2 (RR: 4.35)
JP Duminy    27* (37b 4x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-13-0
HM Amla    41* (52b 5x4)      SI Mahmood    5-0-23-0

Hi folks...didn't he do well! Adil Rashid into the attack...this will be interesting after all the comments of recent days

20.1

Rashid to Amla, 1 run, helped down the ground

20.2

Rashid to Duminy, no run, tossed up on middle, worked into the leg side

20.3

Rashid to Duminy, 1 run, swept from outside off to deep square-leg

The good thing for Rashid is that the tempo is very different from the Twenty20 last week when Rashid's single over cost 25

20.4

Rashid to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside off, cut away through backward point and Eoin Morgan touches the rope at the same time as the ball as he tries to make a diving save

20.5

Rashid to Amla, 1 run, nicely bowled on off stump, driven down the ground to long off

20.6

Rashid to Duminy, no run, the left hander sweeps again but this time finds Strauss at short fine leg

Well, that was far less expensive than Rashid's effort here last week.

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 94/2 (RR: 4.47)
JP Duminy    28* (40b 4x4)      AU Rashid    1-0-7-0
HM Amla    47* (55b 6x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-13-0

21.1

Wright to Amla, no run, cramps Amla for room, defended back down the pitch, a consistent line from Wright

21.2

Wright to Amla, no run, on off stump, tries to work into the leg side but can't get it away

21.3

Wright to Amla, 1 run, whipped nicely away from leg stump

We are sorry for the loss of commentary. Technical issues which are being sorted

21.4

Wright to Duminy, no run, on off stump, dropped into the off side and the fielders are in quickly

The pitch appears to have lost some of the early pace and bounce

21.5

Wright to Duminy, 1 run, worked off the stumps behind square, Duminy looks for two but Prior chases hard and keeps them to a single

21.6

Wright to Amla, no run, well bowled again from Wright, nips back into Amla as he tries to work to the leg side and the ball lobs towards backward point

End of over 22 (2 runs) South Africa 96/2 (RR: 4.36)
HM Amla    48* (59b 6x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-15-0
JP Duminy    29* (42b 4x4)      AU Rashid    1-0-7-0

22.1

Rashid to Duminy, 1 run, worked from off stump with the turn down to long on

22.2

Rashid to Amla, 1 run, this time Amla drives neatly down to long off

This pair happy to tick over at the moment

22.3

Rashid to Duminy, 1 run, turned into the square-leg area, they set off for a quick single and have to hurry as the throw comes into the none-striker's end

22.4

Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, drives down the ground to bring up his fifty from 61 balls and South Africa's 100

22.5

Rashid to Duminy, FOUR, excellent innovation from Duminy, brings out the reverse sweep against Rashid's googly and collects a boundary through third man

22.6

Rashid to Duminy, SIX, and now he goes over the leg side, gets down and sweeps up and over deep square-leg to collect the first six of the day...pressure back on Rashid

End of over 23 (14 runs) South Africa 110/2 (RR: 4.78)
JP Duminy    41* (46b 5x4 1x6)      AU Rashid    2-0-21-0
HM Amla    50* (61b 6x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-15-0

23.1

Wright to Amla, 1 run, shapes back into Amla, worked into the leg

23.2

Wright to Duminy, OUT, big breakthrough for England...Wright rewarded for a probing spell as Duminy pushes outside off and gets a thin, low edge through to Matt Prior. Like Smith, he was trying to find third man and pays the price

JP Duminy c †Prior b Wright 41 (64m 47b 5x4 1x6) SR: 87.23

Strauss's drop costs 18 in the end, much to England's relief, and that's a key wicket at a key time.

Alvrio Petersen is the new man

23.3

Wright to Petersen, no run, defended into the covers

23.4

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, extra bounce from back of a length, Petersen gets into line and works it neatly down to long leg

23.5

Wright to Amla, 2 runs, jumps into line, plays the ball at the top of the bounce and works it through square leg

23.6

Wright to Amla, no run, on off stump, defended into the covers to end a good over

Impressive stuff from Wright, who is keeping a lid on the scoring rate

End of over 24 (4 runs) South Africa 114/3 (RR: 4.75)
HM Amla    53* (64b 6x4)      LJ Wright    6-0-19-1
AN Petersen    1* (2b)      AU Rashid    2-0-21-0

24.1

Rashid to Petersen, 2 runs, big full toss, Petersen gets down and paddle-sweeps through square leg

24.2

Rashid to Petersen, 1 run, driven into the covers

24.3

Rashid to Amla, no run, can't find the gap as he picks out cover

24.4

Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside off, an expansive square drive goes straight to the deep sweeper

24.5

Rashid to Petersen, no run, left alone outside off, hint of spin for Rashid

24.6

Rashid to Petersen, 2 runs, big stride forward, drives very correctly through extra cover and the sweep has to run round to collect

End of over 25 (6 runs) South Africa 120/3 (RR: 4.80)
AN Petersen    6* (6b)      AU Rashid    3-0-27-0
HM Amla    54* (66b 6x4)      LJ Wright    6-0-19-1

25.1

Wright to Amla, no run, punched back down the pitch, Wright dives to his right in his follow through and makes an superb save

25.2

Wright to Amla, 1 run, worked down towards mid on, Pietersen is deep and it's a safe single

25.3

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, whipped from middle and leg, more good timing out to deep square-leg

25.4

Wright to Amla, 1 run, dragged down short and a little too leg side, pulled down to long leg

25.5

Wright to Petersen, FOUR, timing and placement from Petersen, short again from Wright and it sits up nicely...Petersen picks the gap between long leg and deep square-leg with precision

25.6

Wright to Petersen, 2 runs, works the ball off the stumps through the leg side and sharp running makes it into a brace

End of over 26 (9 runs) South Africa 129/3 (RR: 4.96)
AN Petersen    13* (9b 1x4)      LJ Wright    7-0-28-1
HM Amla    56* (69b 6x4)      AU Rashid    3-0-27-0

Andrew Strauss has seen enough for Rashid for now - three overs for 27 - and here comes Paul Collingwood with his mixture of medium pace and cutters. He's often been England's most effective ODI bowler

26.1

Collingwood to Amla, 1 run, turned away through the leg side

26.2

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

26.3

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, big appeal from Collingwood for leg before, looks close but there's a hint of inside edge and Brian Jerling thinks it's also drifting down leg side...gee, the replays look close

26.4

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, pushed out to deep cover

26.5

Collingwood to Amla, no run, dropped that's the second chance England have put down today, Amla playing early and done by a lack of pace but Collingwood can't hold on in his follow through

Wasn't as easy as Strauss's earlier chance, but Collingwood will have expected to hold on

26.6

Collingwood to Amla, OUT, this time he's gone! The ball after being given a life and it's almost an action replay...Amla plays early and is done by a lack of pace and a touch of tennis-ball bounce, this time the chance goes to short cover where Strauss holds on

HM Amla c Strauss b Collingwood 57 (116m 72b 6x4 0x6) SR: 79.16

Well, as commentators like to say, it's all happening

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 131/4 (RR: 4.85)
     PD Collingwood    1-0-2-1
AN Petersen    14* (12b 1x4)      LJ Wright    7-0-28-1

And here's a double surprise...Ryan McLaren promoted up the order and Jonathan Trott handed the ball

27.1

Trott to Petersen, no run, good start, outside off stump, pushed back to the bowler

27.2

Trott to Petersen, no run, comes forward and defends

Trott bowls medium pace in a similar style to Collingwood

27.3

Trott to Petersen, no run, worked up to mid-on

Strauss has assessed the pitch and reckons wicket-to-wicket is the way to go

27.4

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, offers up some width this time, allows Petersen to free his arms with a drive through the covers

27.5

Trott to McLaren, 2 leg byes, down the leg side, picked off fine by McLaren and he's swift between the wickets

27.6

Trott to McLaren, no run, worked out to short midwicket

End of over 28 (3 runs) South Africa 134/4 (RR: 4.78)
R McLaren    0* (2b)      IJL Trott    1-0-1-0
AN Petersen    15* (16b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-2-1

28.1

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, on middle stump, defended back towards Collingwood

28.2

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, excellent work from Anderson at midwicket, the ball was whipped off the stumps and he dived full length to prevent a single and almost create a run out

28.3

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, more good fielding, this time by Pietersen at backward point as he intercepts a strong square drive

28.4

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, picks out midwicket again as takes another one off middle stump

Pressure building on South Africa's middle order

28.5

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, he can't do much with Collingwood at the moment, defended into the leg side

28.6

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, still no maidens today as Petersen finally finds a gap down to long on

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End of over 29 (1 run) South Africa 135/4 (RR: 4.65)
AN Petersen    16* (22b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-3-1
R McLaren    0* (2b)      IJL Trott    1-0-1-0

29.1

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, driven into the covers

29.2

Trott to McLaren, 1 run, worked off the stumps through midwicket

29.3

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, driven firmly towards mid off when Bresnan pulls off a good diving save

29.4

Trott to McLaren, no run, can't beat the bowler on this occasion

29.5

Trott to McLaren, no run, pushed out to midwicket

29.6

Trott to McLaren, no run, can't find the gap past backward point...another tight over

Another useful over from Trott in this slightly unexpected role

End of over 30 (3 runs) South Africa 138/4 (RR: 4.60)
R McLaren    1* (6b)      IJL Trott    2-0-4-0
AN Petersen    18* (24b 1x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-3-1

30.1

Collingwood to Petersen, 2 runs, worked off the hip out through square leg and Collingwood isn't happy that they came back for a second

30.2

Collingwood to Petersen, SIX, handsome, crunching blow to relieve the pressure...Petersen takes a step down the pitch and drives high over mid-off. As we know, the ball carries a long away

30.3

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, nurdled into the leg side

30.4

Collingwood to McLaren, 1 run, leading edge as McLaren tries to go through the leg side, lobs away from cover and bobbles down to long off

30.5

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, dropped square on the off side, good running as this pair have seemed to have settled a little

30.6

Collingwood to McLaren, no run, slower ball, 59mph, defended carefully back to the bowler

Now, because he's so desperate to have another crack, it's back to Sahil

End of over 31 (11 runs) South Africa 149/4 (RR: 4.80)
R McLaren    2* (8b)      PD Collingwood    3-0-14-1
AN Petersen    28* (28b 1x4 1x6)      IJL Trott    2-0-4-0

31.1

Trott to Petersen, no run, full ball worked out towards mid wicket

31.2

Trott to Petersen, no run, slower ball, if Trott could get any slower, and wicket to mid on

31.3

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, on off stump, gentle, and hit to mid off

31.4

Trott to McLaren, 1 run, waited on it and worked a ball just outside off stump to third man, classic one-day cricket

31.5

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, looser ball on leg stump flicked out to deep square

31.6

Trott to McLaren, 1 run, on leg stump worked away to square leg, to complete a decent, if forgettable, over

End of over 32 (4 runs) South Africa 153/4 (RR: 4.78)
R McLaren    4* (10b)      IJL Trott    3-0-8-0
AN Petersen    30* (32b 1x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    3-0-14-1

32.1

Anderson to McLaren, no run, dropped tough chance back to Anderson, stuck out his left hand and it brushed his fingers. Again the ball stopped on the wicket a tad and the batsman played too early

32.2

Anderson to McLaren, 1 run, angled down towards third man

32.3

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, driven into the covers for an easy single

32.4

Anderson to McLaren, OUT, the bowling change works, as McLaren goes for a flashy drive well outside off stump but can only feather one through to Prior

R McLaren c †Prior b Anderson 5 (20m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

England keep chipping away at South Africa here. Each time a partnership threatens, England have found a way of breaking through, despite a few dropped catches.

The new man is Albie Morkel who won't have his usual licence to launch the attack. Strauss on the attack with an extra slip and a short extra cover

32.5

Anderson to Morkel, no run, starts with firm push to cover

32.6

Anderson to Morkel, 2 runs, finds the gap this time on the off side Luke Wright sprints across the cover boundary to prevent a four

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 157/5 (RR: 4.75)
JA Morkel    2* (2b)      JM Anderson    6-0-34-2
AN Petersen    31* (33b 1x4 1x6)      IJL Trott    3-0-8-0

33.1

Trott to Petersen, no run, another drive straight to cover of a full ball

33.2

Trott to Petersen, no run, slower still from Trott and Petersen can't get that away

33.3

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, shorter ball should have gone for four but Morgan scoots across the mid wicket boundary to keep it to one

33.4

Trott to Morkel, no run, 72mph just outside off stump and Morkel inside edges

33.5

Trott to Morkel, no run, yorker length which Morkel can only dig out

33.6

Trott to Morkel, 1 run, worked down to long on, another good over from Trott

End of over 34 (2 runs) South Africa 159/5 (RR: 4.67)
JA Morkel    3* (5b)      IJL Trott    4-0-10-0
AN Petersen    32* (36b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    6-0-34-2

34.1

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, sharper from Anderson on off stump which Morkel angles down to third man for a single

34.2

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, shorter and wider, Petersen cuts strongly down to the point boundary where Trott does the fielding

34.3

Anderson to Morkel, no run, bouncer which sticks in the pitch a little and Morkel avades without problem

34.4

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, another ball comes off a little slowly from the pitch and is worked through the leg side

34.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, fuller length driven back down the pitch

34.6

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, dragged down and pulled away to midwicket for a single

End of over 35 (4 runs) South Africa 163/5 (RR: 4.65)
AN Petersen    34* (39b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-38-2
JA Morkel    5* (8b)      IJL Trott    4-0-10-0

35.1

Trott to Petersen, no run, Trott contines his good work, holding a decent line and length

35.2

Trott to Petersen, no run, very slowly bowled, his mystery off-spinner, prodded into the off side

35.3

Trott to Petersen, no run, on off stump again

35.4

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, drifts slightly straighter and is worked for a single on the leg side

35.5

Trott to Morkel, no run, just outside off stump and again finds the fielder

35.6

Trott to Morkel, 1 run, shorter, wider, slower but mistimed towards to cover boundary for a single

End of over 36 (2 runs) South Africa 165/5 (RR: 4.58)
JA Morkel    6* (10b)      IJL Trott    5-0-12-0
AN Petersen    35* (43b 1x4 1x6)      JM Anderson    7-0-38-2

Collingwood back to replace Anderson

36.1

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, starts with a Trott-esque medium pacer on off stump, which is prodded to point

36.2

Collingwood to Morkel, OUT, great catch! dragged down from Collingwod and Morkel's swipe to deep square-leg is slightly mistimed. Morgan timed his jump perfectly to hold an excellent catch.

JA Morkel c Morgan b Collingwood 6 (16m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

England are firmly on top here but the pitch is a little slower than in the Twenty20 here so a good score could be around 250

36.3

Collingwood to Boucher, 1 run, angled through backward point, just past the fielder for a single

36.4

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, good ball on off stump defended into the off side

36.5

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, slightly fuller, which allows Petersen a drive, but he picks out mid off

36.6

Collingwood to Petersen, FOUR, short ball is pulled away strongly from outside off stump to the midwicket boundary

End of over 37 (5 runs) South Africa 170/6 (RR: 4.59)
AN Petersen    39* (46b 2x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    4-0-19-2
MV Boucher    1* (1b)      IJL Trott    5-0-12-0

37.1

Trott to Boucher, no run, Trott continues with his military off stump bowling, defended to cover

37.2

Trott to Boucher, no run, drilled to mid off

37.3

Trott to Boucher, no run, pushed out into the covers

37.4

Trott to Boucher, 1 run

37.5

Trott to Petersen, no run, big appeal, another slower ball and Petersen plays too early and is struck on the thigh, a bit high

37.6

Trott to Petersen, no run, dropped Boucher's drive just carries to a diving Strauss but the impact of hand on ground knocked the ball out. England's fourth drop.

End of over 38 (1 run) South Africa 171/6 (RR: 4.50)
AN Petersen    39* (48b 2x4 1x6)      IJL Trott    6-0-13-0
MV Boucher    2* (5b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-19-2

38.1

Collingwood to Boucher, no run, worked out to mid wicket

38.2

Collingwood to Boucher, 1 run, massive appeal from Collingwood looking for his 100th ODI wicket, Boucher lunges forward defending and Collingwood thought it was pad before bat. Replays show it was very close but probably a fair decision.

38.3

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, clipped into the gap at midwicket

38.4

Collingwood to Boucher, no run, couldn't find the gap in the field

38.5

Collingwood to Boucher, no run, pushed out towards backward point

38.6

Collingwood to Boucher, no run

End of over 39 (2 runs) South Africa 173/6 (RR: 4.43)
MV Boucher    3* (10b)      PD Collingwood    5-0-21-2
AN Petersen    40* (49b 2x4 1x6)      IJL Trott    6-0-13-0

39.1

Trott to Petersen, 2 runs, half edge and half guide towards third man

39.2

Trott to Petersen, FOUR, for the first time in this spell, Trott loses his line towards and is clipped towards fine leg and where Rashid is too square to cut off the boundary.

39.3

Trott to Petersen, 1 run, driven down the ground

39.4

Trott to Boucher, no run

39.5

Trott to Boucher, no run, defended square to cover

39.6

Trott to Boucher, 1 run, worked into the leg side

End of over 40 (8 runs) South Africa 181/6 (RR: 4.52)
MV Boucher    4* (13b)      IJL Trott    7-0-21-0
AN Petersen    47* (52b 3x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    5-0-21-2

40.1

Collingwood to Boucher, 1 run, worked round the corner on the leg side

Hi, it's Andrew back for the final 10 overs while Sahil goes for a lie down

40.2

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, dropped, would you believe it, Strauss has put down his third for the day and his second complete dolly. Another drive lobs in his direction at short cover and somehow he goes to ground

Paul Collingwood stays stuck on 99 ODI wickets

40.3

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, pushed towards backward point, could be a tight run but despite a direct hit Boucher is safe

40.4

Collingwood to Boucher, no run, well fielded by Pietersen at backward point to cut off any runs

40.5

Collingwood to Boucher, 1 run, places this one into the covers to rotate the strike

40.6

Collingwood to Petersen, no run, play and miss outside off as he tries to guide towards third man

End of over 41 (3 runs) South Africa 184/6 (RR: 4.48)
AN Petersen    48* (55b 3x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    6-0-24-2
MV Boucher    6* (16b)      IJL Trott    7-0-21-0

Change of bowling, Sajid Mahmood is back into the attack...a calculated gamble from Strauss?

41.1

Mahmood to Boucher, 1 run, starts with a good yorker, dug out through square leg

41.2

Mahmood to Petersen, 1 run, worked off leg stump into the on side

41.3

Mahmood to Boucher, 1 run, still in accumulation mode as they bide their time before the final Powerplay

41.4

Mahmood to Petersen, 1 run, driven out through the covers to the deep sweeper, brings up his fifty off 57 balls...the second of his career

41.5

Mahmood to Boucher, 1 run, targeting the yorker again, searching for any late swing, and all Boucher can do is drive down to long off

41.6

Mahmood to Petersen, 1 run, opens the face and angles towards third man, doesn't get much pace on the ball...six singles in the over, England won't mind that

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 190/6 (RR: 4.52)
AN Petersen    51* (58b 3x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    6-0-29-0
MV Boucher    9* (19b)      PD Collingwood    6-0-24-2

Now this could get interesting...the batting Powerplay has been taken by these two and James Anderson is back into the attack

42.1

Anderson to Petersen, FOUR, poor start, leg-stump full toss that is tickled down to fine leg...all it needed was a small piece of bat on it

42.2

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, that's better, on middle and sensibly worked towards mid on by Petersen

Petersen has looked very impressive in this innings...rewarding the selectors' faith

42.3

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, jumps across the crease and works into the leg side

42.4

Anderson to Petersen, 2 runs, angling into the pads, worked down the ground through mid on and good running brings two although the deep fielder was a little slow

42.5

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, pushed into the covers

42.6

Anderson to Boucher, no run, what a beauty...almost out of nowhere. Boucher is beaten all ends up by one that holds its line and zips past the outside edge

End of over 43 (9 runs) South Africa 199/6 (RR: 4.62)
MV Boucher    10* (21b)      JM Anderson    8-0-47-2
AN Petersen    59* (62b 4x4 1x6)      SI Mahmood    6-0-29-0

Tim Bresnan is back

43.1

Bresnan to Petersen, FOUR, he too concedes a boundary first up, searching for a yorker and it comes out as a full toss which Petersen whips through midwicket

43.2

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, chopped down to short third-man

43.3

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, half an appeal from Bresnan as the ball bobbles into the off side, but he's quickly into fielding mode as he tries to effect a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Boucher cleverly runs the line of the throw

43.4

Bresnan to Petersen, OUT, gone! Timely breakthrough from Bresnan, a good delivery beats Petersen as he looks to guide the ball away and clips the top of the stumps

AN Petersen b Bresnan 64 (86m 65b 5x4 1x6) SR: 98.46

England into the bowlers now so they may be able to have some control in the Powerplay

The new man is Roelof van der Merwe who can certainly give the ball a thump

43.5

Bresnan to van der Merwe, no run, driven on the bounce to backward point

43.6

Bresnan to van der Merwe, no run, can't get off the mark as he pushes firmly into the covers

End of over 44 (6 runs) South Africa 205/7 (RR: 4.65)
RE van der Merwe    0* (2b)      TT Bresnan    7-0-27-2
MV Boucher    11* (22b)      JM Anderson    8-0-47-2

44.1

Anderson to Boucher, FOUR, another low full toss and another first-ball boundary, turned away through midwicket as Anderson searches for a yorker

44.2

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, dropped down square on the off side, well taken quick single

44.3

Anderson to van der Merwe, 1 run, full on middle and leg, worked comfortably towards mid on who is on the edge of the circle

44.4

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, pushed out square on the off side, all England's inner fielders are deep so there's a single every time

44.5

Anderson to van der Merwe, no run, hint of late swing from a good length, squares up van der Merwe as he pushes to cover

44.6

Anderson to van der Merwe, 1 run, gets away with a full toss this time, van der Merwe can only pick out midwicket

End of over 45 (8 runs) South Africa 213/7 (RR: 4.73)
RE van der Merwe    2* (5b)      JM Anderson    9-0-55-2
MV Boucher    17* (25b 1x4)      TT Bresnan    7-0-27-2

45.1

Bresnan to van der Merwe, 1 run, tucked off the stumps into the gap at midwicket

45.2

Bresnan to Boucher, FOUR, excellent shot from Boucher, he's the key now, as he goes over cover with a strong drive...didn't quite come out of the middle but had enough power on it

45.3

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, good response from Bresnan, cramps Boucher for room and he can only defend back to the bowler who fields in his follow through

45.4

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, again Boucher misses out as he tries to work to the leg side, the ball takes the pad back towards Bresnan

45.5

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, drives strongly but without much timing straight to mid off

45.6

Bresnan to van der Merwe, 1 run, dropped square on the off side for an easy single

End of over 46 (7 runs) South Africa 220/7 (RR: 4.78)
RE van der Merwe    4* (7b)      TT Bresnan    8-0-34-2
MV Boucher    22* (29b 2x4)      JM Anderson    9-0-55-2

The last over of the Powerplay coming up...Anderson starts his last

46.1

Anderson to van der Merwe, 1 run, angled out square towards point...England happy to give up the singles

46.2

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, worked from middle and off down to long on

46.3

Anderson to van der Merwe, OUT, gone...England continue to chip away and Anderson collects his third, although it wasn't a great ball as van der Merwe clips a leg-stump delivery straight into the hands of midwicket on the edge of the ring

RE van der Merwe c Bresnan b Anderson 5 (11m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

South Africa's first aim needs to be to bat out their 50 overs

Dale Steyn arrives in the middle

46.4

Anderson to Steyn, 1 run, tucked neatly into the square-leg area as Steyn opens his account

46.5

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, opens the face and collects one to short third man...no major damage for England in the shape of boundaries

46.6

Anderson to Steyn, 1 run, another single into the covers

That's the end of Anderson's spell...he'll be pleased with three wickets, less so with conceding 60 runs but his job is to take wickets at various stages so he's done his job

End of over 47 (5 runs) South Africa 225/8 (RR: 4.78)
DW Steyn    2* (2b)      JM Anderson    10-0-60-3
MV Boucher    24* (31b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    8-0-34-2

47.1

Bresnan to Steyn, no run, pushed back to Bresnan who sticks out a right hand in his follow through

47.2

Bresnan to Steyn, 1 run, drops and runs to backward point, would have been out if Collingwood had managed a direct hit but his throw is way off

47.3

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, guided down to third man

The continued loss of wickets has meant Boucher hasn't really been able to open his shoulders

47.4

Bresnan to Steyn, 1 leg bye, flies off the top of the pad to backward point, England appeal for the catch but don't get any joy as Steyn steals a leg bye

47.5

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, heaved through the leg side

47.6

Bresnan to Steyn, 1 run, turned through square leg

End of over 48 (5 runs) South Africa 230/8 (RR: 4.79)
DW Steyn    4* (6b)      TT Bresnan    9-0-38-2
MV Boucher    26* (33b 2x4)      JM Anderson    10-0-60-3

Sajid Mahmood returns for a one-over spell

48.1

Mahmood to Steyn, 1 no ball, oh dear, oh dear...fires down a beamer which almost takes Steyn's head off and then Mahmood ends up in a heap on the ground with a leg problem...looks like cramp

Now then, if Mahmood has to go off will Smith allow England a sub for a fielder with cramp. I think I know the answer. Right, well he's up and walking again so looks like he's able to continue

48.1

Mahmood to Steyn, 1 run, manages to pitch this one, width outside off and Steyn picks out deep cover

48.2

Mahmood to Boucher, 1 run, slower ball which is dragged down, Boucher just waits long enough on his shot and pulls through square leg

48.3

Mahmood to Steyn, SIX, picks up another slower ball, launches it over long on but Collingwood came in too far off the boundary as the ball flies over his head

Priceless runs for South Africa

48.4

Mahmood to Steyn, 1 run, worked into the leg side

48.5

Mahmood to Boucher, 1 run, another slower ball dragged down short and Boucher swats it through midwicket

48.6

Mahmood to Steyn, 1 wide, ooh, that might be a harsh call as Mahmood sends down a slower-ball bouncer which Steyn doesn't play at

48.6

Mahmood to Steyn, OUT, well, the extra ball allows him to end with a wicket as Steyn tries to heave over midwicket and doesn't get any real distance on the shot

DW Steyn c Trott b Mahmood 12 (14m 11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

End of over 49 (12 runs) South Africa 242/9 (RR: 4.93)
     SI Mahmood    7-0-41-1
MV Boucher    28* (35b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    9-0-38-2

So, six balls to go and the batsmen crossed meaning Charl Langeveldt is on strike

49.1

Bresnan to Langeveldt, 1 run, gives himself room outside leg and launches a power drive towards mid off...Mahmood makes the save, but then stretches that troublesome leg again

49.2

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, gets away with a short ball, Boucher middled his pull but it goes one bounce to Morgan at deep square-leg

49.3

Bresnan to Langeveldt, no run, drags the length back and Langeveldt misses a huge swing across the line

49.4

Bresnan to Langeveldt, FOUR, backs away to the leg side again and hammers a cracking shot square through the off side for a valuable boundary

49.5

Bresnan to Langeveldt, 1 run, slower ball, well bowled, and that should have been a wicket but a labouring Mahmood moved late from mid off and didn't get there

49.6

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, low full toss swung out through midwicket straight to the man on the fence to end the innings on 250

South Africa have battled hard to reach a decent score (which our latest recruit, Sahil, picked earlier on) with half centuries for Hashim Amla and Alvrio Petersen. England had a curious day - a lot of what they did was excellent, but a few dropped catches won't please the captain (especially as he missed three of them). Scoring was harder against the older ball so the early overs of England's chase will be vital. Join us in around half an hour from now at 2.10pm (12.10GMT) for all the action.

End of over 50 (8 runs) South Africa 250/9
MV Boucher    30* (37b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    10-0-46-2
CK Langeveldt    6* (4b 1x4)      SI Mahmood    7-0-41-1
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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Nov 22, 2009

The stands were far from full for the second one-day international, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Centurion Park, November 22, 2009

The stands were far from full for the second one-day international

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Nov 22, 2009

Paul Collingwood leaves the field at Centurion after his fifth ODI century, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Centurion, November 22, 2009

Paul Collingwood leaves the field at Centurion after his fifth ODI century guided England to a seven-wicket victory against South Africa

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