Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
100(137) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 4 0 12
AB de Villiers
97(170) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 6 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O16.2
M4
R44
W3
Eco2.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O24.0
M3
R94
W5
Eco3.91
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

And that's a consolation win for England. Kevin Pietersen gets off to a winning start as captain, he stands at the entrance and greets the South Africans. Will this be the start of a new era for England?

The star performers for England were Pietersen and Harmison, backed by neat supporting acts from Cook, Strauss, Collingwood, Broad and Anderson. The final result reads 2-1 to South Africa, but England go in to the Twenty20 and five one-dayers with better spirits. Besides Pietersen, Harmison and Strauss will be pleased with their efforts. Same too for Ntini and de Villiers.

Stay with us for the presentation ceremony.

We're ready. Michael Atherton is the master of ceremonies.

The umpires receive their medallions. The Man of the Match is Kevin Pietersen. Mickey Arthur adjudicated on the England Man of the Series and it's Pietersen again. South Africa's Man of the Series is the captain Graeme Smith.

Pietersen speaks: "After all the commotion of last week the boys have pulled through really well. SA have played some fantastic cricket and I think 2-1 proved right. They drummed it into us for seven-eight days after we had the upper hand at Lord's. We need to regroup for the one-dayers and the India Tests. Harmison was fantastic in his comeback and I would rather have seen him get the Man-of-the-Match award."

Smith gets the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy from Giles Clarke.

Smith speaks: "We didn't get enough runs in the first innings and credit to England for that. We waited a long time for this series win. The Australia tour is a whole new challenge for us. I'm really proud if the guys, everyone has contributed. The Edgbaston innings was the highlight of my life."

That's it from us. Do join us for the one-off Twenty20 International on August 20 at Chester-le-Street. Thanks for your mails. I enjoyed bringing this game to you and we hope you enjoyed our company as well. On behalf of Andrew McGlshan and the scorer Raghav, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

52.5
6
Harris to Flintoff, SIX runs, seals it in emphatic style! Harris gives it plenty of air around the off stump, Flintoff stays at the crease and lofts it swiftly through the line, the ball crashes onto the boundary board straight down the ground, he couldn't have done it better
52.4
0
Harris to Flintoff, no run, flighted outside off, he edges it down to short third man
52.3
0
Harris to Flintoff, no run, tossed up around middle and leg, he gets forward and defends

Just five needed

52.2
4
Harris to Flintoff, FOUR runs, flighted outside off, he goes back and across, plays with an angled bat and carves it wide of short third man
52.1
0
Harris to Flintoff, no run, lunges forward and defends this back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
52 | 2 Runs | ENG: 188/4

  • PD Collingwood25 (50b)
  • A Flintoff1 (9b)
  • A Nel5-0-21-0
  • PL Harris19-5-46-2
51.6
0
Nel to Collingwood, no run, comes inti him sharply gets a thick inside edge onto the pads

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KP Pietersen
100(137) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 4 4 0 12
AB de Villiers
97(170) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 6 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SCJ Broad
O16.2
M4
R44
W3
Eco2.69
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ntini
O24.0
M3
R94
W5
Eco3.91
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF