Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
26(18) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 0 3 10 1 7
AN Cook
10(15) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 7

No result

Commentary

3.45pm The match has been abandoned. The heavy burst of rain that has come across the ground has put paid to everyone's best efforts. It has always looked it would end this way today.

So after this false the start the series moves to Southampton on Tuesday. At this stage the forecast is a little more promising. Before then, however, is Friends Life t20 Finals Day tomorrow. Yorkshire, Sussex, Hampshire and Somerset are all chasing the title. We'll have ball-by-ball commentary for you from both semis and the final starting from 11am on Saturday. If you can, please join us. Until then, From Andrew McGlashan and Alan Gardner, it's goodbye.

3.35pm Not exactly sure how much time is left to work with, but it's probably about 25 minutes or so.

"What are the England selectors on!" starts MayurRao "Not having Prior and Bell in the T20 squad? They are proper stroke makers, clean hitters! No sloggers!" Point is, without those two the Twenty20 team has done pretty well.

Gah! The rain is back. Off the players troop. What a miserable day, and just when Ian Bell was starting to motor.

"Morkel without the self-confident Steyn goes into a Harmison/Mitch Johnson pie-throwing routine," suggest David. "The difference between the two sides is on the bench."

5.3
0
Tsotsobe to Bell, no run, well-timed again, on off stump and driven but straight to the man at cover

"Oh boy! I am ready to pay double to see those 2 sixes of Bell again!" says Altaf

5.2
4
Tsotsobe to Bell, FOUR runs, lovely placement from Bell, he walks across the crease then flicks a back-of-a-length delivery over short fine-leg

One wide slip in place

5.1
1
Tsotsobe to Cook, 1 run, dragged down short outside off stump and pulled to deep square-leg

END OF OVER:
5 | 16 Runs | ENG: 32/0

  • IR Bell22 (16b)
  • AN Cook9 (14b)
  • M Morkel3-0-19-0
  • LL Tsotsobe2-0-13-0
4.6
0
Morkel to Bell, no run, full on off stump, opens the face to try and place into a gap at cover but picks out a fielder
4.5
0
Morkel to Bell, no run, tries to glide this through the off side and is beat by ball that is a touch shorter
4.4
6
Morkel to Bell, SIX runs, shot! Bell's flying. Opens his stance to free up the off side then drives him with a straight bat high over mid-off...he isn't in the Twenty20 squad

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

IR Bell
26(18) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 0 3 10 1 7
AN Cook
10(15) 1x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 7