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Best performances - Batsmen

EJG Morgan
73(67) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 5x4 - 1x6
4 6 9 7 10 4 22 11
IJL Trott
71(125) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 4 5 13 7 6 1 27

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O9.4
M0
R44
W4
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JW Dernbach
O9
M0
R44
W3
Eco4.88
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45

Match days

31 August 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs | ENG: 212/6 | RR: 4.41

  • SR Patel13 (17b)
  • JC Tredwell1 (3b)
  • M Morkel10-1-41-1
  • WD Parnell10-1-23-1

Presentation time...first it's AB de Villiers: "Thought it was a good toss to win, it wasn't a 210 wicket. The top order didn't take responsibility and we came up short. Most of our senior players got in and didn't make it count, including me, I played a very poor shot."

Alastair Cook: "A lot of character was shown there. It was a really good bowling performance. You wouldn't want to chase too many more on that wicket. Eoin and Jonathan played two very good innings. It's always nice to get a first win. There were a few nerves up there. Credit to the way we batted. So to cross the line is really pleasing. Jade came in, we wanted a wicket-taker, and he took wickets for us."

The Man of the Match goes to Eoin Morgan. Fair decision. He was the only batsman to score freely on the pitch. "Tonight the pitch played consistently throughout and I could play myself in. I've been in the side for a while now and I enjoy taking the reins in the middle order."

That wraps things up for the evening. It's all square with two to play and the next match is at Lord's on Sunday. There's still cricket going on today (or tomorrow, or whenever it is) with the ODI in Abu Dhabi. So you can head over there if you like. For now, though, from Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

England win by four wickets and the series is level. They are also back to No. 1 in the one-day rankings. A solid performance from the home side, sparked by the bowling of Jade Dernbach who was excellent on his recall. He was backed up by Ravi Bopara and James Anderson, while James Tredwell also took two important wickets on his return to the team. With the bat, England knew all they had to do was bat out the overs and they'd win. Eoin Morgan gave the innings important impetus while Jonathan Trott played the ideal anchor knock. We'll bring you news of the Man of the Match shortly. I'd go for Dernbach, personally, as I thought he made the different with key wickets. But it could also be either Trott or Morgan.

47.6
1
Morkel to Patel, 1 run, it's all over...drives a full ball over cover, not quite out of the middle but it gets the single they needed

All the fielders come up...

47.5
1
Morkel to Tredwell, 1 run, flicked away off leg stump down to long leg so the scores are level
47.4
0
Morkel to Tredwell, no run, speared in full at leg stump, dug out to the leg side
47.3
1
Morkel to Patel, 1 run, played off the back foot and gets a controlled outside edge to third man
47.2
0
Morkel to Patel, no run, drives again and this time comes off a thick inner part of the bat to midwicket
47.1
2
Morkel to Patel, 2 runs, driven on the up, was wide outside off and it went in the air for a while past a diving cover but well out of reach of the fielder