Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    8
    19
    16
    1
    0
    50.00
    4.1 gone! Roy is simply beaten for pace by a full, fast, straight yorker. He was playing all around it from the moment it left the hand, aiming through midwicket and losing his off stump instead 12/1
    13.2 the drop costs just those six runs, it turns out! Outside off, bounces more than Hales anticipates as he leans back to cut, and de Kock snaffles a well-judged edge. Hales' record of fifties against South Africa comes to an end 70/2
    15.5 Uh-oh! Has Root been run out at the non-striker's end? A fierce straight drive from Morgan, appears to flick the bowler's fingers, and he's a dead duck if the replays prove a fingertip... which it does! A calamitous way to go. He was looking set for a big'un 80/3
    32.5 taken this time! How South Africa needed that. Angled across outside off, Morgan goes for the cut and gets a top edge which just carries through low to de Kock. Neat gather 175/4
    43.2 gives himself room for a tonk over the off-side, but it comes off the toe as Maharaj holds his line outside off, and that's the end of a fine innings from Ben Stokes, easily pocketed in the deep 252/5
    not out
    65
    81
    53
    7
    0
    122.64
    49.6 Another wipe, another top-edge, and a wicket to complete another crunching day's work from England's brutal top seven 330/6
    Extras
    15 (b 1, lb 6, w 8)
    TOTAL
    330/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.60)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (JJ Roy, 4.1 ov), 2-70 (AD Hales, 13.2 ov), 3-80 (JE Root, 15.5 ov), 4-175 (EJG Morgan, 32.5 ov), 5-252 (BA Stokes, 43.2 ov), 6-330 (MM Ali, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Rabada1005025.00324040
    CH Morris1006606.60296220
    D Pretorius1006116.10309000
    KA Maharaj1007217.20176100
    AL Phehlukwayo1017417.402811120
  • BATSMEN
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    35.6 he's been given! He's tickled it behind for 98. What a moment. Bowled slower by Moeen, may just have gripped a touch, de Kock trying to open the face and run it towards third man but just gets a graze through to Buttler 211/4
    9.5 and he's struck! Stokes is having a decent day. Full, wide, quite inviting for the batsman who drives it straight to cover. Amla had to reach for it a little and couldn't keep it down 56/1
    16.1 edged! Plunkett has done it again. In the channel outside off, du Plessis looking to guide it down to third man and gives a think nick to Buttler 93/2
    32.3 that's a brilliant piece of aggressive fast bowling! Short, sharp, following de Villiers as he limboed out of the way, but he left his gloves dangling, and Buttler did well to reach forward and scoop a teasing low chance inches from the turf! A huge moment in this match, and nay, series. While AB was in situ, anything was possible 189/3
    not out
    71
    80
    51
    5
    2
    139.21
    43.3 finds mid-off! If we are honest, that might help South Africa. Tries to send a length ball over the in-field, comes off the bottom of the bat and Moeen snaffles the catch above his head moving to his left 266/5
    not out
    35
    38
    22
    3
    2
    159.09
    Extras
    15 (lb 6, w 9)
    TOTAL
    328/5 (50 Overs, RR: 6.56)
    Fall of wickets: 1-56 (HM Amla, 9.5 ov), 2-93 (F du Plessis, 16.1 ov), 3-189 (AB de Villiers, 32.3 ov), 4-211 (Q de Kock, 35.6 ov), 5-266 (F Behardien, 43.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    MA Wood1004704.70334110
    JT Ball1008108.102311120
    BA Stokes301214.00111020
    LE Plunkett1006436.40255130
    AU Rashid604106.83113010
    MM Ali805917.37104100
    JE Root301806.0072000

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