Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    4s
    6s
    SR
    2.2 gottim, off stump rattled! Amla is bowled off his pads, he's not enjoyed this angle of attack and Topley gets one through his defences, it shaped back but Amla played the wrong line, past the outside edge and flicking the back leg - would have been plumb lbw if the ball hadn't deflected on to off stump. It was actually a cracking ball, looked to be swinging and then nipped away 4/1
    10.4 on the stumps, straightening a touch and de Kock misses playing across the line... Dharmasena gives it! The batsman is going to review and only the matter of whether it pitched outside leg can save him now, you feel. It's definitely homing in on the stumps - and Hawk-Eye has it just pitching in line! De Kock's appeal fails, he's been dismissed for the first time in the series and Ben Stokes has made something happen for his team again 53/2
    19.5 pitches, grips, edged, gone! Du Plessis tried to angle his shot into the leg side, he was seduced by the drift but beaten by the spin as that one took a leading outside edge, for Jordan to tumble well and gather at slip! 98/3
    40.4 full and dispatched high into the leg side... hang on, that's coming down with ice on it, and Jordan makes the catch! Brilliant work, running back to take a steepler over his shoulder, diving full length - never in doubt with that man. AB has been gunned down just as he looked to be getting going 205/4
    41.1 pitched up and Duminy is hit on the pads, aiming a drive down the ground... and given! Looked a little leg side but SA used their review for de Kock's dismissal so Duminy will have to drag himself away. Yes, Hawk-Eye shows the ball missing leg stump, not a great decision but, in this case, the umpire's word is final 206/5
    43.6 beats him on the inside, Buttler sprawls to take the catch low to his right... Topley appeals, Morgan likes it and England decide to review. Lots of high fives among the England players but Rossouw is calling for new gloves... Who's right? The ball was full and swinging in, Rossouw chopped down on it, possibly the sound was the bat hitting the ground. Can't see an obvious deflection and Ultra Edge is struggling to differentiate between the ball passing the bat and the bat hitting the ground. Think this will stay not out... But what do I know! Given, caught behind! 225/6
    not out
    23
    26
    48
    1
    0
    88.46
    47.3 slower ball, Rabada swipes at it... top-edged to backward point! Smartly bowled, out the back of the hand and anticipating the attempt to go hard at the ball, looped up tamely to Morgan pedaling back to his right 245/7
    not out
    7
    7
    13
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    17 (lb 8, w 9)
    TOTAL
    262/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.24)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (HM Amla, 2.2 ov), 2-53 (Q de Kock, 10.4 ov), 3-98 (F du Plessis, 19.5 ov), 4-205 (AB de Villiers, 40.4 ov), 5-206 (JP Duminy, 41.1 ov), 6-225 (RR Rossouw, 43.6 ov), 7-245 (K Rabada, 47.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    RJW Topley915045.55277020
    DJ Willey723304.71232110
    BA Stokes905426.00195020
    AU Rashid1004314.30231000
    MM Ali1014104.10352030
    CJ Jordan503306.60132110
  • BATSMEN
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    14
    13
    11
    3
    0
    107.69
    2.6 nailed him! That is just the sweetest dismissal for a fast bowler, full length, fast, nipping off the seam and steam-rollering through the gate as Roy propped forward in an otherwise impeccable forward defence! The gap was there for a fraction of a second, and he dived straight through it like Indiana Jones rolling under a cave door 20/1
    41.2 short, pulled, gloved ... on my Lord, what has Hales done?! It took an eternity for the finger to go up but his guilty look probably pulled his own trigger! A lobbed chance to de Kock as Hales grabbed at his chance for three figures, and well, that non-jinxy statement has had its non-intended non-effect! 202/5
    38
    64
    93
    2
    0
    59.37
    25.5 on the move, tucked up, angled bat... and Root plays on! South Africa have their breakthrough and it's Abbott again! The Gopher of Economy has morphed into the Woodchuck of Penetration, he perhaps saw Root coming and dropped short, cramped him for space and he could only deflect the ball down on to his stumps 117/2
    34.3 a massive mow as Morgan is fractionally deceived by a slower ball, Morkel rolls his fingers down the side of the ball, de Villiers steadies himself at deep midwicket, and takes a vital breakthrough catch! 169/3
    36.4 bowled him! Stokes hasn't looked comfortable at all in this innings, the slower deck working against him perhaps. Morkel angles one across the left-hander, cramping him for room outside off, and the ball doesn't get up much, cannons off the inside edge and into the stumps! 176/4
    not out
    48
    28
    42
    4
    3
    171.42
    not out
    21
    15
    24
    3
    0
    140.00
    Extras
    14 (lb 11, w 3)
    TOTAL
    263/5 (46.2 Overs, RR: 5.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (JJ Roy, 2.6 ov), 2-117 (JE Root, 25.5 ov), 3-169 (EJG Morgan, 34.3 ov), 4-176 (BA Stokes, 36.4 ov), 5-202 (AD Hales, 41.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    KJ Abbott915836.44289010
    K Rabada903503.88334000
    M Morkel8.203123.72303010
    Imran Tahir1006606.60262400
    F Behardien603505.83121110
    JP Duminy402706.7542000

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30, Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

6 February 2016 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20AD HalesJJ Roy
2nd97AD HalesJE Root
3rd52EJG MorganAD Hales
4th7AD HalesBA Stokes
5th26AD HalesJC Buttler
6th61MM AliJC Buttler