Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    37
    68
    44
    5
    1
    84.09
    15.4 England celebrate as Gibbs is bowled! He moved back to cut one that went straight through from Patel, there was no room and the ball was quick, Gibbs missed and Patel hit off stump, the bowling change pays immediate dividends 93/2
    7.4 caught! Harmison strikes in his first over in his comeback match. Harmison pitches the ball on a good length in line with the stumps and seams it across the left-hander, Smith fends at it and gets an edge through to Prior who takes a simple catch 50/1
    28.6 Kallis is run out!! He pushed the ball towards midwicket and was slow in setting off for the single, Bell swooped down on the ball, picked up and turned around to throw at Kallis' end for Duminy was quick, the throw came to Pietersen who collected in front of the stumps but managed to break the stumps with Kallis well short 149/4
    26.6 would you believe it, Pietersen's struck!! He can do little wrong at the moment, de Villiers leans forward and across and flicks a flat delivery in the air towards midwicket where Bell takes a simple catch 142/3
    39.4 caught! Harmison pitches short of a length and slants the ball across Duminy who stays rooted to his crease and reaches out for it, he's looking to run it down to third man but feathers a nick through to Prior who takes a sharp low catch, Harmison delivers in the first over of a spell once again 202/6
    32.3 loud appeal for a stumping! Has Pietersen got another one? Boucher tried to sweep from outside off stump and was beaten, he dragged his back foot outside the crease and took an age to get it back, Prior collected and whipped off the bails, replays showed Boucher's foot to be just on the line, close call but the third umpire's given it out, it didn't look like there was anything grounded behind the line 168/5
    44.1 caught! Something had to give! Botha moved forward and across and swung a length ball towards deep square leg, he didn't get enough on it to clear the boundary and Tim Bresnan, the substitute fielder, ran in to take a well-judged catch 219/7
    48.3 Philander's run out! Nel tried to pull the ball from outside off and inside edged it on to his leg, the ball fell on the pitch and after some hesitation the batsmen decided to go for the single, Broad ran to the ball and hit the stumps at the batsman's end with an under-arm throw, Philander was just short 245/8
    10
    23
    17
    0
    0
    58.82
    49.1 and he's got it! Fintoff fired in the yorker, Nel went across his stumps looking to chip the ball to fine leg, Flintoff was too fast and the ball crashed into the base of middle stump 249/9
    not out
    3
    4
    2
    0
    0
    150.00
    49.4 that's the end of that! Flintoff detonates leg stump from the ground with another pinpoint yorker, he flexes his muscles in celebration, England have won the first ODI by 20 runs 255/10
    Extras
    23 (b 4, lb 8, w 11)
    TOTAL
    255 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (GC Smith, 7.4 ov), 2-93 (HH Gibbs, 15.4 ov), 3-142 (AB de Villiers, 26.6 ov), 4-149 (JH Kallis, 28.6 ov), 5-168 (MV Boucher, 32.3 ov), 6-202 (JP Duminy, 39.4 ov), 7-219 (J Botha, 44.1 ov), 8-245 (VD Philander, 48.3 ov), 9-249 (A Nel, 49.1 ov), 10-255 (M Ntini, 49.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SCJ Broad10.006116.10253130
    JM Anderson3.001806.00133040
    SJ Harmison10.014324.30396030
    A Flintoff9.414624.75336000
    SR Patel10.004214.20302000
    RS Bopara2.001105.5051000
    KP Pietersen5.002224.40152000

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