England in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v England

England won by 7 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)

James Anderson will star with the new ball...he has been expensive in this series so far

9.55am We are just a few minutes away from the action as the teams line up for the anthems. England know they need to be much sharper with the new ball than they were on Friday, for South Africa it's a case of keeping the batting form going.

9.50am The pitch has a decent covering of grass and may get a litter slower as the game goes, but all in all looks a good surface. The weather is set fair.

9.40am Meanwhile, here are some very exciting things to liven up your Sunday. We have a predictor game for this series which means you challenge your mates to, well, predict stuff.

Also, have a read of this fascinating interview with Muttiah Muralitharan who says he may quit before the 2011 World Cup as he struggles for form.

9.35am South Africa have won the toss and will bat. Graeme Smith confirms that Dale Steyn is out with a hamstring strain, to be replaced by Charl Langeveldt, and Roelof van der Merwe makes way for Johan Botha.

England, meanwhile, have named an unchanged side and Andrew Strauss says the side are keen to bounce back. So James Anderson's knee is clearly not a major problem.

South Africa 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Alvrio Petersen, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Johan Botha, 9 Wayne Parnell, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Charl Langeveldt

England 1 Jonathan Trott, 2 Andrew Strauss (capt), 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 7 Luke Wright, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Graeme Swann, 11 James Anderson

9.30am Greetings folks and welcome to coverage of the fourth one-day international between South Africa and England at Port Elizabeth. The series is tied at 1-1 after South Africa's handsome 112-run victory at Newlands and it has been a very quick turnaround for the teams heading into this match. I'm Andrew McGlashan and will shortly be joined by Sahil Dutta to bring you all the action. Stay tuned for the team and toss news.

0.1

Anderson to Amla, 1 wide, wild start down the leg side, not what England wanted and South Africa are off and running

0.1

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, leg side again from Anderson, clipped down to fine leg as Amla opens his account

Anderson needs to find some swing

Fine leg inside the circle, deep square is out on the boundary

0.2

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, outside off, Smith leans forward and pushes into the covers for a well-judged single

0.3

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, excellent batting already, dropped into the leg side and the good understanding between Amla and Smith allows another single

0.4

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, on the stumps, searching for some inswing, Smith works it through midwicket but deep square-leg keeps it to a single

0.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, the ball is going dead straight so far, Amla stands tall and defends to the off side

0.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, some aggression to end the over, banged in outside off stump and Amla drops his hands to allow it through to the keeper

Steady start by South Africa and no hint of movement with the new ball

End of over 1 (5 runs) South Africa 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
HM Amla    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    2* (2b)     

Two slips catching and fine leg is inside the circle

1.1

Broad to Smith, 1 wide, he also starts with a leg-side wide and then has a kick at the footholes

1.1

Broad to Smith, no run, he gets away with this one which is again on leg stump and Smith flicks it straight to short fine-leg

1.2

Broad to Smith, OUT, well, what an early breakthrough for England as Broad pitches the ball up and finds a hint of movement to trap Smith on the crease as he plays to leg...wasn't a huge appeal to be honest, and it didn't look stone dead, but England won't be bothered about that

GC Smith lbw b Broad 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Broad certainly has the knack of taking wickets and importantly that was from a full length

1.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, well bowled again, full outside off which draws de Villiers into a loose drive and misses the outside edge

Replays show that wicket was taking leg stump so an excellent decision from Rod Tucker

1.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off, good line, left alone through to Prior

1.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, shoulders arms again, carries fairly low through to the keeper

1.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, pitched up on off stump, de Villiers comes half forward and defends to cover

End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 6/1 (RR: 3.00)
AB de Villiers    0* (4b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-1
HM Amla    2* (4b)      JM Anderson    1-0-5-0

2.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length, Amla jumps into line and defends to the off side

2.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, banging the ball in, keeps Amla on the back foot as he defends down by his feet

2.3

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, it's clearly a plan to pin Amla on the back foot, this one is turned around the corner on the leg side for a sharp single

Anderson is more of a threat when he pitches the ball up

2.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, bangs in a bouncer outside off, de Villiers not interested as he watches it sail through

This length wastes the new ball

2.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, that's more like it, fuller and closer to off stump but de Villiers can still leave alone

2.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, in the channel outside off, still no shot from de Villiers as he gets used to conditions

End of over 3 (1 run) South Africa 7/1 (RR: 2.33)
AB de Villiers    0* (7b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0
HM Amla    3* (7b)      SCJ Broad    1-0-1-1

3.1

Broad to Amla, no run, back of a length to Amla, forced back down the pitch where Broad fields in his follow through

3.2

Broad to Amla, no run, the middle of the pitch gets plenty of work when Amla is on strike, he defends comfortably to the on side

3.3

Broad to Amla, no run, turned off his hip and sweetly timed but picks out the man at square leg

3.4

Broad to Amla, no run, short outside off, this one flies through and beats Amla's attempted upper-cut

England intent on banging the ball in against Amla even though the early wicket came from a full ball...go figure

3.5

Broad to Amla, no run, forced off the back foot into the covers...England building good pressure even if the length is a little off

3.6

Broad to Amla, FOUR, that's Amla at his best, punches off the back foot between cover and mid-off with just enough timing to beat Pietersen's dive into the boundary

End of over 4 (4 runs) South Africa 11/1 (RR: 2.75)
HM Amla    7* (13b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-1
AB de Villiers    0* (7b)      JM Anderson    2-0-6-0

4.1

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, better length outside off, left alone

4.2

Anderson to de Villiers, FOUR, full and searching for swing, met with a perfect straight drive from de Villiers which races down the ground. But that shouldn't worry Anderson

4.3

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, pulls the length back a fraction, dropped square on the off side and it could be a tight single but the throw from backward point misses the stumps...Amla was probably safe

4.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, short again at Amla, he brings out the pull but the ball is well intercepted by Luke Wright at square leg

4.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, hint of width offered up, Amla cuts but can't beat backward point

4.6

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, short, wide and hammered with a upper cut over point...goes one bounce across the boundary

Not great stuff from Anderson

End of over 5 (9 runs) South Africa 20/1 (RR: 4.00)
HM Amla    11* (16b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-15-0
AB de Villiers    5* (10b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-5-1

5.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, good line outside off, well judged and left alone

5.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, shoulders arms to another one...England are pitching it up except when Amla is on strike

5.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, gets behind this one and defends back down the pitch

5.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, tempting length outside off stump, de Villiers happy to leave alone again

5.5

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, waited for the ball and slotted it between cover and backward point with an open face...that was all timing, barely a follow through

5.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, on off stump and defended to cover

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 24/1 (RR: 4.00)
AB de Villiers    9* (16b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-9-1
HM Amla    11* (16b 2x4)      JM Anderson    3-0-15-0

6.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, that's better, full at off stump and a hint of shape back into Amla who gets a thick inside edge as he drives without much footwork

6.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, beaten outside off as he plays a flat-footed waft to ball that didn't seem to bounce as Amla expected

6.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, tight on off stump, Amla drives firmly down to mid-off

6.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, half an appeal here as Amla moves right across his stumps and plays the pull...the ball scoots past his gloves but didn't touch anything and isn't called a wide, either

6.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, driven into the covers

6.6

Anderson to Amla, OUT, gone! England have their second and a fuller length pays off as Amla flicks straight to short midwicket...that's a good fielding position for Amla who didn't get over the ball and Anderson was clearly delighted with that

HM Amla c Swann b Anderson 11 (28m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) South Africa 24/2 (RR: 3.42)
     JM Anderson    4-1-15-1
AB de Villiers    9* (16b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-9-1

South Africa under early pressure and here comes JP Duminy who has a poor record against England (but so did AB de Villiers before the last match)

7.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, on off stump, defended with bat and pad together into the off side

7.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, comes across outside off stump and defends back down the pitch

7.3

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, full outside off stump, de Villiers frees his arms and flays the ball in the air between cover and mid-off...that was risky, but he gets away with it

7.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, full on the stumps, that's the spot, and de Villiers defends awkwardly to the leg side

7.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside off

7.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, punched off the back foot to cover

End of over 8 (4 runs) South Africa 28/2 (RR: 3.50)
AB de Villiers    13* (22b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-13-1
JP Duminy    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    4-1-15-1

8.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, on off stump, defended back down the pitch

8.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, full on off stump, driven into the covers

8.3

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, wayward bouncer down the leg side which Duminy ducks out of the way of

8.3

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, another short one which is helped around the corner to fine leg

8.4

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, probing away outside off, he should book in there for the spell

8.5

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, another leave from de Villiers who knows how important he now is to this innings

8.6

Anderson to de Villiers, no run, three leaves in a row to end the over

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 30/2 (RR: 3.33)
AB de Villiers    13* (25b 3x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-17-1
JP Duminy    1* (3b)      SCJ Broad    4-0-13-1

9.1

Broad to Duminy, no run, going across the left hander, left alone to the keeper

9.2

Broad to Duminy, no run, good line on off stump, Duminy jumps across and defends

9.3

Broad to Duminy, FOUR, dragged down a little short and Duminy latches onto it quickly with a strong pull that races through square leg

9.4

Broad to Duminy, 1 run, another short one and he nearly top edges it straight to fine leg but it goes on the bounce to Bresnan

Slip and a short cover catching

9.5

Broad to de Villiers, no run, full on middle and off, driven out to midwicket

9.6

Broad to de Villiers, no run, ooh, that was a good leave, it shapes back from outside off and nearly shaves the timber as de Villiers lets it go...heart in mouth moment

And on that exciting note it's over to Sahil for the first time today

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa 35/2 (RR: 3.50)
AB de Villiers    13* (27b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-18-1
JP Duminy    6* (7b 1x4)      JM Anderson    5-1-17-1

England have taken the Powerplay, which makes sense given the score

10.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, good length ball nips back and Duminy misses a flick to leg

10.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, full and outside off stump, Duminy drives but straight to point

10.3

Anderson to Duminy, OUT, well, that was strange! A slower-ball bouncer catches the back of Duminy's bat as he tried to guide a pull away, and the ball looped slowly to Prior. England haven't bowled all that well and the pitch is flat, but it's 35 for 3.

JP Duminy c †Prior b Anderson 6 (14m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Alviro Pietersen is the new man, and he's in good nick after two fifties

10.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, Full and straight and defended out to the off side

10.5

Anderson to Petersen, no run, good full length and left alone just outside off

10.6

Anderson to Petersen, no run, good fielding off his own bowling saves Anderson as a full length ball is driven back down the ground

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) South Africa 35/3 (RR: 3.18)
AN Petersen    0* (3b)      JM Anderson    6-2-17-2
AB de Villiers    13* (27b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    5-0-18-1

11.1

Broad to de Villiers, no run, an ambitious appeal from Broad as de Villiers walks down the track and across his stumps and misses an attempted work to leg

11.2

Broad to de Villiers, 2 runs, this time he does connect and eases it through the leg side

11.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, good tight line around off and middle and it's prodded into the leg side

11.4

Broad to de Villiers, 1 run, repeat delivery but de Villiers this time drops it by his feet and the batsmen cross

11.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, outside off again and Petersen watches it pass him

11.6

Broad to Petersen, 2 runs, good full ball is pushed down to mid-on where a fumble allows the batsmen to come back for two

End of over 12 (5 runs) South Africa 40/3 (RR: 3.33)
AN Petersen    2* (5b)      SCJ Broad    6-0-23-1
AB de Villiers    16* (31b 3x4)      JM Anderson    6-2-17-2

Luke Wright comes into the attack. He has bowled well so far in these one-dayers

12.1

Wright to de Villiers, 1 run, immediately finds the outside edge as a good length ball goes down to third man

12.2

Wright to Petersen, no run, slightly shorter, outside off and blocked firmly to point

12.3

Wright to Petersen, no run, worked into the leg side firmly but straight to mid-on

12.4

Wright to Petersen, FOUR, shorter this time, which makes no sense at his pace, and Petersen hangs back and crashes it over midwicket for a boundary

12.5

Wright to Petersen, FOUR, overcompensates with a half volley that is driven sweetly back down the ground

12.6

Wright to Petersen, no run, finishes with a better ball which is defended to cover but the damage has been done

End of over 13 (9 runs) South Africa 49/3 (RR: 3.76)
AN Petersen    10* (10b 2x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-9-0
AB de Villiers    17* (32b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    6-0-23-1

Double bowling change as Tim Bresnan comes into the attack.

13.1

Bresnan to de Villiers, 1 run, starts with a shortish ball that is worked around the corner

At 50 for 3 there are no slips in place

13.2

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, gets a leading edge out one bounce to point

13.3

Bresnan to de Villiers, FOUR, half edge half guided through the vacant slip area for a boundary

13.4

Bresnan to de Villiers, no run, tighter line, around middle worked into the leg side

13.5

Bresnan to de Villiers, OUT, England continue to strike. Much fuller and de Villiers was disappointed but the replays show the ball was clipping the top of leg. Big wicket and South Africa are in real trouble

AB de Villiers lbw b Bresnan 22 (51m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 61.11

Mark Boucher is at the crease much earlier than he would ever have liked to.

13.6

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, sharpish delivery on off stump is guided to backward point

End of over 14 (6 runs) South Africa 55/4 (RR: 3.92)
MV Boucher    0* (1b)      TT Bresnan    1-0-6-1
AN Petersen    11* (11b 2x4)      LJ Wright    1-0-9-0

14.1

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, bit short, bit too straight and turned easily around the corner

14.2

Wright to Boucher, 1 run, much better length and gets the outside half of the bat as the ball trickle down to third man

14.3

Wright to Petersen, no run, Petersen looks calm and in control, which given the situation and his inexperience, is impressive, as he watches one pass off stump

14.4

Wright to Petersen, no run, defended firmly into the off side

14.5

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, Wright over pitches and its clipped confidently out to deep mid-wicket

14.6

Wright to Boucher, no run, reverts to back of length and Boucher stands tall and blocks into the off side

End of over 15 (3 runs) South Africa 58/4 (RR: 3.86)
MV Boucher    1* (3b)      LJ Wright    2-0-12-0
AN Petersen    13* (15b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    1-0-6-1

15.1

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, prodded into the leg side for one

15.2

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher waits on it and back cuts to third man

15.3

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, nicely done, turned it into the leg side with soft hands

15.4

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, good length ball around off stump

15.5

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, defended into the off side

15.6

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, shorter delivery pulled with control to deep square-leg

End of over 16 (4 runs) South Africa 62/4 (RR: 3.87)
MV Boucher    3* (7b)      TT Bresnan    2-0-10-1
AN Petersen    15* (17b 2x4)      LJ Wright    2-0-12-0

It's been a fantastic morning for England, and South Africa have plenty to contemplate at drinks.

16.1

Wright to Boucher, no run, Wright continues as the sun finally comes out. Defended into the off side

16.2

Wright to Boucher, no run, Wright slips and tumbles in his follow through, but not a lot else happened as the ball was defended

16.3

Wright to Boucher, FOUR, short and wide and Boucher controlled his cut shot well, beating the in-field for a boundary

16.4

Wright to Boucher, FOUR, action replay, short, wide and cut for four

16.5

Wright to Boucher, 1 run, back of a length again, but straighter and Boucher drops it towards cover

16.6

Wright to Petersen, no run, defended to cover

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Africa 71/4 (RR: 4.17)
AN Petersen    15* (18b 2x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-21-0
MV Boucher    12* (12b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    2-0-10-1

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17.1

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, good tight line from Bresnan, honing in around off stump

17.2

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, defended back to the bowler, Bresnan looks in good rhythm here

17.3

Bresnan to Boucher, 1 run, this time drifts too close to leg stump and is steered to deep mid-wicket

17.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, better line defended out to cover

17.5

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, neatly taken from middle into the leg side

Strangely, given the score and how well he's bowling, there are no slips for Bresnan

17.6

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, good tight line defended towards point

End of over 18 (2 runs) South Africa 73/4 (RR: 4.05)
MV Boucher    13* (16b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1
AN Petersen    16* (20b 2x4)      LJ Wright    3-0-21-0

Broad is replacing Wright who'd be disappointed with his spell. He bowled far too short.

18.1

Broad to Petersen, FOUR, well that is sloppy from Swann. A full ball is clipped straight through Swann at midwicket and the ball goes all the way. Broad fuming

18.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, nice length this from Broad, fullish and around off stump, defended into off

18.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, clipped again to Swann, this time less firmly, and he makes no mistake

18.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, tight line outside off and blocked

18.5

Broad to Petersen, no run, similar line, Petersen tries to guide it to third man but gets too much of it and it goes to point

18.6

Broad to Petersen, no run, defended into the leg side, Boucher wanted a single, but there wasn't one there

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 77/4 (RR: 4.05)
AN Petersen    20* (26b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-27-1
MV Boucher    13* (16b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    3-0-12-1

19.1

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, hanging back and defended into off

19.2

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, big appeal from Bresnan as the ball nipped back and beat Boucher, but it was too high and probably missing leg

19.3

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, sharpish delivery that Boucher can only defend off the back foot to the bowler

19.4

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, fuller length this time and defended

19.5

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, good full length again and the batsmen can only defend

19.6

Bresnan to Boucher, no run, completes an excellent maiden over with another full ball defended into off

That's it from me for a while and Gnasher will take over

End of over 20 (maiden) South Africa 77/4 (RR: 3.85)
MV Boucher    13* (22b 2x4)      TT Bresnan    4-1-12-1
AN Petersen    20* (26b 3x4)      SCJ Broad    7-0-27-1

Hello folks, another change of bowling as Anderson replaces Broad...England searching for wickets

20.1

Anderson to Petersen, no run, excellent fielding at cover from Pietersen as he dives to stop a strong drive from Petersen

20.2

Anderson to Petersen, no run, drifting into middle and leg, flicked straight to short midwicket

20.3

Anderson to Petersen, no run, turned off the stumps to that man at short midwicket again...needs to be careful not to get a leading edge

20.4

Anderson to Petersen, no run, full on off stump, driven firmly to mid-off

15 dot balls in a row now

20.5

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, there's a run, flicked down to fine leg to end the sequence of scoreless deliveries

20.6

Anderson to Boucher, OUT, what a ripper! That's a beauty from Anderson, holding its line and beating Boucher's outside edge to take out the off stump...almost silence around the ground as South Africa slip further

MV Boucher b Anderson 13 (31m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

England had built up excellent pressure in the last three overs, but that wicket as all down to Anderson who produce a cracking delivery. Not a bad effort from a man with a dodgy knee.

End of over 21 (1 run) South Africa 78/5 (RR: 3.71)
     JM Anderson    7-2-18-3
AN Petersen    21* (31b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    4-1-12-1

The new man is Ryan McLaren with a major rescue act needed

21.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, touch more bounce on off stump, defended into the covers

21.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, continues with a tight line on off stump, defended into the midwicket area

21.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, gets onto the front foot and drives into the covers

21.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, back of a length outside, forced into the covers

21.5

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, whipped from off stump to short midwicket

21.6

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, touch fuller and again worked out to midwicket...another maiden for Bresnan

That's two maidens in a row for Bresnan. Just seven runs in the last five overs

End of over 22 (maiden) South Africa 78/5 (RR: 3.54)
AN Petersen    21* (37b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    5-2-12-1
R McLaren    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    7-2-18-3

Anderson continues...aggressive captaincy from Strauss

22.1

Anderson to McLaren, no run, on off stump to the left hander, defended to the on side and Anderson fields in his follow through

The captain himself is stationed at slip

22.2

Anderson to McLaren, no run, pushed across outside off and left alone

22.3

Anderson to McLaren, no run, angled across and again left alone

22.4

Anderson to McLaren, no run, fuller and draws the drive which goes to cover

22.5

Anderson to McLaren, OUT, gone! Another for Anderson, that's four...South Africa in a real hole as McLaren, starved of any scoring opportunities, drives at a hint of width but can only pick out Collingwood at backward point and he wasn't going to miss that chance

R McLaren c Collingwood b Anderson 0 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The scoring has completely dried up of late and the pressure has told...great move to recall Anderson who has two wickets in his last two overs. Johan Botha, recalled to the side, now faces the music

22.6

Anderson to Botha, no run, outside off and left alone to end another successful over

Anderson is having a cracking day and England are all over South Africa at the moment

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) South Africa 78/6 (RR: 3.39)
J Botha    0* (1b)      JM Anderson    8-3-18-4
AN Petersen    21* (37b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    5-2-12-1

23.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, on off stump, driven into the covers

23.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, driven from middle and off to midwicket

Bresnan has been outstanding today...has barely bowled a bad ball

23.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, not offering any width, stays tight on off stump and defend back down the pitch

23.4

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, run off Bresnan shocker...worked wide of short midwicket

23.5

Bresnan to Botha, no run, bangs in a short ball, speed gun says 90mph, Botha ducks underneath

23.6

Bresnan to Botha, no run, angling in on off stump, defended back to Bresnan

Bresnan has conceded just a single in his last three overs

End of over 24 (1 run) South Africa 79/6 (RR: 3.29)
J Botha    0* (3b)      TT Bresnan    6-2-13-1
AN Petersen    22* (41b 3x4)      JM Anderson    8-3-18-4

Anderson will carry on...he could well bowl out his quota

24.1

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, dragged down short and Petersen pulls it comfortably out to deep square-leg

24.2

Anderson to Botha, 1 run, little too straight as he allows Botha to tuck this down to fine leg...Anderson annoyed with himself

24.3

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, waits for the ball and cuts down to third man

24.4

Anderson to Botha, no run, nice shape but Botha judges it well as he leaves along

24.5

Anderson to Botha, no run, this one doesn't bounce as much as expected, Botha plays over the top with his cut and Prior has a difficult take

24.6

Anderson to Botha, no run, outside off, left again and this time the carry is waist-height to the keeper

End of over 25 (3 runs) South Africa 82/6 (RR: 3.28)
J Botha    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    9-3-21-4
AN Petersen    24* (43b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    6-2-13-1

25.1

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, on off stump, worked to midwicket

Crucial for Petersen to bat out these overs from South Africa's point of view

25.2

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, the immaculate line continues and Petersen pushes back to the bowler

25.3

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, tries to drop this into a gap at cover but the fielders are in quickly

25.4

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, pushed into the leg side

25.5

Bresnan to Petersen, no run, a hint of width and Petersen's eyes light up but he can't make contact with his cut

25.6

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, uses his wrists and turns this one out to deep square-leg

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 83/6 (RR: 3.19)
AN Petersen    25* (49b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    7-2-14-1
J Botha    1* (7b)      JM Anderson    9-3-21-4

Anderson will bowl out his 10 overs

26.1

Anderson to Petersen, 1 run, extra bounce takes the outside edge and it flies high through the vacant slip area...may not have gone to hand even if someone had been there

26.2

Anderson to Botha, OUT, that's five! A career-best for Anderson as it rears off a length and takes the outside edge through to Prior...that was almost unplayable and Anderson rightly takes all the plaudits

J Botha c †Prior b Anderson 1 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

What a day Anderson has day...he has four balls left as Wayne Parnell comes in

26.3

Anderson to Parnell, 1 wide, welcomes his fellow quickie with a bouncer but it was too short

26.3

Anderson to Parnell, no run, fuller on off stump, Parnell confidently onto the front foot and defends to cover

26.4

Anderson to Parnell, no run, nips between bat and pad, bobbles out to backward point

26.5

Anderson to Parnell, no run, searching for the lbw, full on middle and off, Parnell defends solidly

26.6

Anderson to Parnell, no run, finishes with one full and straight, dug out back to Anderson who has a shy at the stumps

A brilliant effort from Anderson, a new career-best and there were some pearling deliveries in his spell

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 85/7 (RR: 3.14)
WD Parnell    0* (4b)      JM Anderson    10-3-23-5
AN Petersen    26* (50b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    7-2-14-1

27.1

Bresnan to Petersen, 1 run, bouncer which Petersen pulls away down to fine leg

27.2

Bresnan to Parnell, no run, back of a length, stands tall and defends to backward point

27.3

Bresnan to Parnell, no run, good job he hit that one, homing in on middle and off, pushed back down the pitch

27.4

Bresnan to Parnell, no run, full on off stump, pushed firmly into the covers

Parnell is certainly capable with the bat...he has proper all-round potential

27.5

Bresnan to Parnell, no run, drops his hands and lets a short ball pass over off stump

27.6

Bresnan to Parnell, no run, defended off middle and Bresnan collects

End of over 28 (1 run) South Africa 86/7 (RR: 3.07)
WD Parnell    0* (9b)      TT Bresnan    8-2-15-1
AN Petersen    27* (51b 3x4)      JM Anderson    10-3-23-5

Change of bowling with Anderson having completed...here's Luke Wright

28.1

Wright to Petersen, no run, chopped away to backward point

Important for Wright to maintain this suffocating pressure

28.2

Wright to Petersen, no run, on off stump, can only defend with a straight bat

28.3

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, advances towards the bowler who drops short and the ball is clubbed through the leg side, but only a single to deep midwicket

28.4

Wright to Parnell, no run, shortish ball, worked down to mid on

Slip still in place

28.5

Wright to Parnell, no run, nearly gets a leading edge but goes safely to mid off

28.6

Wright to Parnell, no run, punched off the back foot to cover

End of over 29 (1 run) South Africa 87/7 (RR: 3.00)
WD Parnell    0* (12b)      LJ Wright    4-0-22-0
AN Petersen    28* (54b 3x4)      TT Bresnan    8-2-15-1

Anderson back on the field after a short post-spell break...and here comes Graeme Swann, the first spin of the day. Actually, no he doesn't. He was going to bowl but South Africa have called the Powerplay so Strauss turns to Paul Collingwood instead. Cheers Swanny, thanks for coming. Short delay as Matt Prior gets a helmet so he can stand up to the stumps.

29.1

Collingwood to Petersen, 2 runs, worked off the stumps towards deep square-leg, good running makes it into a couple

29.2

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, pushed firmly into the leg side, midwicket is on the edge of the circle

29.3

Collingwood to Parnell, 1 run, outside off, driven through the covers out to the sweeper

29.4

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, another single picked off into the leg side with the fielders on the edge of the ring

29.5

Collingwood to Parnell, OUT, what a stunner! Andrew Strauss has pulled off a cracking catch at backward point (normally filled by the man bowling) as he flings himself low to his left to pluck the chance inches off the turf after Parnell tried to drive square. That gives Collingwood his 100th ODI wicket and England can do no wrong today.

WD Parnell c Strauss b Collingwood 1 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

Morne Morkel in at No. 10

29.6

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, outside off and left alone...successful over for Collingwood and another landmark for him

Well, with England continuing to run through the home side it's over to Sahil to wants a piece of the action

End of over 30 (5 runs) South Africa 92/8 (RR: 3.06)
M Morkel    0* (1b)      PD Collingwood    1-0-5-1
AN Petersen    32* (57b 3x4)      LJ Wright    4-0-22-0

Hello, this is all rather surprising isn't it. Stuart Broad is back into the attack. Let's see if he can finish this off

30.1

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, starts with a shortish ball that's casually pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single

30.2

Broad to Morkel, no run, bit of aggression from fast bowler to fast bowler, short ball goes back to the bowler who shapes a throw at the stumps

30.3

Broad to Morkel, no run, shortish again and blocked into the off side

30.4

Broad to Morkel, no run, goes fuller this time but Morkel mistimes a flat-footed drive

30.5

Broad to Morkel, no run, Morkel looks a bit like Broad with the bat. Shapes a back-foot drive but mistimes it

30.6

Broad to Morkel, no run, fuller and left alone outside off

End of over 31 (1 run) South Africa 93/8 (RR: 3.00)
M Morkel    0* (6b)      SCJ Broad    8-0-28-1
AN Petersen    33* (58b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-5-1

Petersen has looked excellent again today, the sole shining light in a forgettable South African display.... so far

31.1

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, gently eased to long on for a single

31.2

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, nice looking drive is mistimed to mid-off

31.3

Collingwood to Morkel, 1 run, close, just cleared the infield. Attempted swipe catches the toe end, luck for Morkel there

31.4

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, slower ball and Petersen waits, pauses before very gently pulling it towards fine leg

With the field up Morkel will be tempted for the big shot

31.5

Collingwood to Morkel, 1 run, but instead just pushes to long on for a single

31.6

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, Petersen keeps the strike with a neat steer to leg

End of over 32 (5 runs) South Africa 98/8 (RR: 3.06)
AN Petersen    36* (61b 3x4)      PD Collingwood    2-0-10-1
M Morkel    2* (9b)      SCJ Broad    8-0-28-1

Just as Gnasher delivers a cup of tea, the players also take drinks. South Africa will want to push up towards 150 and if Morkel can hang around with Petersen it's not out the question.

Luke Wright comes back for another go.

32.1

Wright to Petersen, 2 runs, worked to leg for a couple

32.2

Wright to Petersen, FOUR, far too short and easily swatted away to deep mid-wicket

32.3

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, leg side again and guided towards deep square-leg

32.4

Wright to Morkel, 1 run, tight line on off stump but carefully guided to third man

32.5

Wright to Petersen, no run, finally finds a good length and a bit of indecision in Petersen's forward defensive stroke

32.6

Wright to Petersen, 1 run, back of a length again and dropped into leg. Petersen keeps the strike

End of over 33 (9 runs) South Africa 107/8 (RR: 3.24)
AN Petersen    44* (66b 4x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-31-0
M Morkel    3* (10b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-10-1

33.1

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, push and go from Petersen, dropped to mid-off and collects one

The mandatory ball change has happened, so let's see if Morkel fancies giving the harder ball a smash.

33.2

Collingwood to Morkel, FOUR, over pitched and a lovely free-armed drive down the ground

33.3

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, this time repeats the stroke but it wasn't quite full enough and lands short of short extra

33.4

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, slower ball, the off-spinner and it turned. Message there for Strauss.

33.5

Collingwood to Morkel, no run, another off spinner, 59mph and prodded into leg

33.6

Collingwood to Morkel, OUT, another cutter but beat Morkel's defensive stroke. It jumped a little off the pitch and a long, long appeal was finally rewarded. Morkel was a long way down but replays suggested again that the umpire was right.

M Morkel lbw b Collingwood 7 (22m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

End of over 34 (5 runs) South Africa 112/9 (RR: 3.29)
     PD Collingwood    3-0-15-2
AN Petersen    45* (67b 4x4)      LJ Wright    5-0-31-0

South Africa on the brink here as Charl Langeveldt joins Petersen. Broad will want to finish off here

34.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, Petersen serenely defends into the off side

34.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, good delivery from Broad, bounced a bit from a good length defended back to the bowler

34.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, intent from Petersen, walks down at Broad and attempts an ugly heave and misses

34.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, another more attacking shot attempted but mistimed straight to point

34.5

Broad to Petersen, 1 run, walks down again and swiped but the ball trickles to mid-on

34.6

Broad to Langeveldt, no run, oh dear. Langeveldt gives himself a bit of room, swishes and misses. Bounced a bit but that won't give Petersen too much confidence

End of over 35 (1 run) South Africa 113/9 (RR: 3.22)
CK Langeveldt    0* (1b)      SCJ Broad    9-0-29-1
AN Petersen    46* (72b 4x4)      PD Collingwood    3-0-15-2

Petersen is looking for his third fifty in a row and he may have to attack Collingwood here

35.1

Collingwood to Petersen, FOUR, gets down on one knee and slogs it to cow corner. Excellent shot completes a composed fifty

35.2

Collingwood to Petersen, 1 run, turns this one into the leg side

35.3

Collingwood to Langeveldt, no run, slower ball have Langeveldt too much time to think and he misses an attempted guide to third man

35.4

Collingwood to Langeveldt, no run, pushed away into the leg side

35.5

Collingwood to Langeveldt, no run, this time Langeveldt gets behind it and defends comfortably

35.6

Collingwood to Langeveldt, no run, prodded back to the bowler

End of over 36 (5 runs) South Africa 118/9 (RR: 3.27)
CK Langeveldt    0* (5b)      PD Collingwood    4-0-20-2
AN Petersen    51* (74b 5x4)      SCJ Broad    9-0-29-1

36.1

Broad to Petersen, no run, turned from around off stump into the leg side. Doesn't take the single on offer

36.2

Broad to Petersen, 1 wide, fired down the leg side for a bonus run

36.2

Broad to Petersen, no run, better line is defended back to the bowler

36.3

Broad to Petersen, no run, bit of extra bounce there catches the inside edge of Petersen's defensive stroke

36.4

Broad to Petersen, no run, slightly slower ball defended

field comes in, let's see if Petersen goes big

36.5

Broad to Petersen, OUT, Stunner! Petersen advances but Broad sees him coming and goes short. The attempted swipe is mistimed and Luke Wright, back-peddling, timed a one-handed leap perfectly to take a pearler in his right hand. Sums up England's performance perfectly.

AN Petersen c Wright b Broad 51 (126m 79b 5x4 0x6) SR: 64.55

As South Africa have been bowled out well inside their overs and before 1pm, there'll be a ten-minute break for the change of innings. Gnasher will be here for the start of England's run chase.

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Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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