Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
25(24) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 0 0 4 1 2 6
JH Kallis
48(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 1 5 1 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JW Dernbach
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs | SA: 119/3

  • JH Kallis48 (44b)
  • JP Duminy47 (54b)
  • JW Dernbach4-0-31-2
  • RS Bopara2-0-20-0

5.50pm: So, another day, another South Africa win over England - that's five out of eight now. David Hopps has dissected the performances. Can the hosts claw their way back into the series? Join Alex and me again on Monday for full coverage of the second T20I from Old Trafford. Now scram.

5.40pm: It's presentation time. England captain, Stuart Broad: "We were probaby 20 or 30 runs short, we didn't adapt to the conditions very well and we have to move that forward on Monday. We struggled against spin and it's something we have to work on. It's not to much of a concern right now, we obviously need to adapt and turn it around. When you struggle to rotate the strike, you search for boundaries and they're hard to come by. We picked up early wickets and it gave us a sniff but we didn't have enough runs. We know Ravi is a class player and you only need one thing for it to click as a batsman, a bit of luck and hopefully Ravi can get that. Old Trafford [the next venue] has changed a lot, it's gone from one of the quickest wickets to one of the slowest, so we'll look at our options."

South Africa captain, AB de Villiers: "I was very pleased with that performance, the bowlers did really well. Dale Steyn bowled superbly whenever he came on, and the fielding unit did the job. Dale is one of the best bowlers in the world, he's a strike bowler. If you keep bowlers on the batsmen can get used to the pace, so ... The combinations, we're getting closer, Hashim didn't play today - he's scored so many runs, he needed a break, but he'll probably back for the next game or the one after. The batting is long and looks good, we'd like to get more of the guys time in the middle. I think captaining brings the best out in me and I like the view behind the stumps. Jacques looks fresh and energised and he's making the game look really easy."

Dale Steyn was named Man of the Match: "All the bowlers bowled well today, it was a team effort. I can live with bowling one-over spells, it's easier than bowling in a Test match. If you don't hit your mark straight away in Twenty20 batters can hit you out of the ground. The wicket was a bit slow and it was hard to hit over the top. [Ravi Bopara] is in a bit of a rough patch but he's a class player - it's not going for him at the moment. A guy like Hash misses out and a guy like Jacques comes in and does really well. I love Twenty20, it's easier on the body ... I can play a match and wake up feeling all right in the morning."

5.30pm: Well, that wasn't so much crash, bang, wallop as tickle, fiddle, yawn. South Africa take a deserved 1-0 lead in the series, they were very well organised and can take encouragement from the way they brushed England aside on a dry, turning pitch. AB de Villiers was proactive and inventive in managing his bowlers, who responded exceptionally well, while Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy were like cold-blooded contract killers in knocking off the runs. The psychological blows of the summer seem to have stupefied England and this was another heavy defeat.

18.6
1
Dernbach to Kallis, 1 run, full length again, big swing into the ground, probably would have snapped the old bat at the handle, it squeezes out to short third man and that'll do it, the throw misses and South Africa have won by seven wickets

And, with the scores tied, one run needed, Kallis has decided his bat is broken ... out trots water boy Amla with a selection of replacements

18.5
0
Dernbach to Kallis, no run, full and outside off, half-driven back down the pitch, Dernbach stops it with his foot
18.4
1
Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, good length, on leg stump, pinged through square to the man on the fence
18.3
1
Dernbach to Kallis, 1 run, pitched up, Kallis chops a half-volley into the ground and it loops over Dernbach's head, Broad fields at mid-off and misses the stumps, a direct hit would have had Kallis struggling
18.2
1
Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, touch short, on the body, nudged to long leg
18.1
0
Dernbach to Duminy, no run, feisty bouncer, angled across from wide on the crease, Duminy ducks it

Dernbach replaces Broad. England have been smothered with a pillow today

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
25(24) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %52%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 0 0 0 4 1 2 6
JH Kallis
48(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 7 1 5 1 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JW Dernbach
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF