ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 15th match, Group E

South Africa v England

South Africa won by 19 runs

5.55pm England booed onto the field ... welcoming hosts ... unlike the South African openers, loud cheers and thousands of flags being waved. James Anderson to Graeme Smith.

5.35pm England have won the toss and will field. "The pitch looks dry and cracked," says Nasser Hussain. "It's a great atmosphere, Newlands is no place for the faint hearted."

"Obviously the sun is coming down and hopefully it will nibble around a bit. KP will go up to three and everyone will move up one. Hopefully we will get off to a good start. It's a big challenge for us but let's see if we can do it." says Paul Collingwood.

"Hopefully we can get off to a good base and put them under some pressure," counters Graeme Smith. "We found the right lines and lengths [against Bangladesh]. We've discussed a few things and hopefully we can put the plans into place." And on Pietersen: "Hopefully we can knock him over."

South Africa Graeme Smith, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers, Justin Kemp, Mark Boucher (wk), Shaun Pollock, Vernon Philander, Albie Morkel, Johan van der Wath, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini.

England make two changes, Jimmy Anderson and Jeremy Snape in, James Kirtley and Darren Maddy out.

England Matt Prior (wk), Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Owais Shah, Andrew Flintoff, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Chris Schofield, Jeremy Snape, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

5.20pm Both teams out going through their pre-match warm-ups as the sun sets over Table Mountain. "The atmosphere has been superb around the ground today," chirps Andrew McGlashan, before completely ruining the moment by adding: "But the Bangladesh game was ****."

5.15pm Herschelle Gibbs has had a massive fitness test today, sprinting all over the place. Graeme Smith said last night that he expects him to be fine.

4.45pm Good afternoon and welcome to the last match of the day, England against South Africa. A humdinger in prospect. Let's hope it's a better contest than when the two countries met in the Rugby World Cup in France on Friday. South Africa won 36-0 and England were utterly pathetic.

0.1

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, Smith back, dropped into the leg side and a quick run, disproportionate cheers

"It's massive," boom the TV commentators. As if any game covered on TV isn't ... for Cricinfo today it's Martin Williamson and Jenny Thompson.

0.2

Anderson to Duminy, no run, shortish and Jean-Paul Duminy back and defends to point

: England are looking very keen in the field so far; Smith's unfazed, mind, chewing gum as ever

0.3

Anderson to Duminy, no run, Duminy beaten, it smacks him on the pads, a loud appeal but it pitched well outside the leg stump

0.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, more cheers as Anderson loses his line and sends down a big off-side wide

0.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 wide, identikit ball, more semi-mocking cheers and Anderson looks miffed

0.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 leg bye, it spits off a length and catches Duminy in no-man's land, the ball scoots behind square on the off

0.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, leg-side, Smith eases it off his hips and the ball shoots away, much to fine for deep square leg to get anything on it

0.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, full, the ball lifts and Smith shoulders arms as the ball is taken by Prior at head height

End of over 1 (8 runs) South Africa 8/0 (RR: 8.00)
GC Smith    5* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-7-0
JP Duminy    0* (3b)     

1.1

Broad to Duminy, OUT, what a start, super delivery, on a length it seamed away and then swung back in, Duminy played a nothing shot and a thin edge was taken by Prior

JP Duminy c †Prior b Broad 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's Andrew McGlashan: "A rather pathetic firework has just fizzled from the top of the scoreboard, but all the sparks were from Broad with that ball." Fizzled, sparks, see what he did there.

1.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off, de Villiers leaves

1.3

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off once more - 84mph - and de Villiers again adopts a watching brief

It's all gone quiet ... that won't last long

1.4

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, seconds ... half volley which de Villiers creams between cover and extra cover

1.5

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, Broad drops slightly short and de Villiers leans back and heaves that over midwicket ...a one-bounce four. The crowd goes wild.

Impossible to count all the SA flags waving that four up.

1.6

Broad to de Villiers, 2 runs, fuller, inside edge down to fine leg where Anderson does the business

End of over 2 (10 runs) South Africa 18/1 (RR: 9.00)
AB de Villiers    10* (5b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-1
GC Smith    5* (3b 1x4)      JM Anderson    1-0-7-0

Anderson off and on comes Andrew Flintoff.

2.1

Flintoff to Smith, no run, a peach, slightly short and the ball snorts and leaves Smith flailing

2.2

Flintoff to Smith, FOUR, lovely placement, whipped off his hips and again it beats the man at square leg

That fielder has to be finer ...

2.3

Flintoff to Smith, 1 run, turned off middle-and-leg to Mascarenhas who had moved finer after the last four

2.4

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, more bounce from Flintoff, the ball leaps and de Villiers can only spar at it

Gnasher's turned on his favourite Lancastrian: "Flintoff seems to have got half way through having his hair cut, and left without getting it finished." He does look like Tintin, though, it must be said.

2.5

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, outside off and de Villiers leaves

2.6

Flintoff to de Villiers, no run, dug in, de Villiers plays a whirling pull but is too early and the ball goes through to Prior

End of over 3 (5 runs) South Africa 23/1 (RR: 7.66)
AB de Villiers    10* (8b 2x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0
GC Smith    10* (6b 2x4)      SCJ Broad    1-0-10-1

The fourth over and another bowling change ...

3.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, half volley driven to Mascarenhas at mid-on

3.2

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, Smith drives again but with much more bottom hand and that takes it between midwicket and mid-on. Ugly but effective

Mascarenhas chases just because he has to, rather than expecting to have a hope.

3.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, back of a length, Smith surprised and he jumps as he blocks

3.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, same length, Smith rocks back and looks to cut but it's too close to get away with that

3.5

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, wide half-volley, smashed through the covers, lovely shot and that flew to the rope

3.6

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, slightly short, Smith heaves that into the on side where the man at deep backward square leg fields

End of over 4 (9 runs) South Africa 32/1 (RR: 8.00)
GC Smith    19* (12b 4x4)      JM Anderson    2-0-16-0
AB de Villiers    10* (8b 2x4)      A Flintoff    1-0-5-0

Fifth over, and each one by a different bowler ... well, not five bowlers but none has bowled more than one on the trot. How our scorers love this ...

4.1

Broad to Smith, 1 wide, leg side, Smith shapes to swish it off his hips but misses

4.1

Broad to Smith, OUT, Smith tries to pull but gets a massive top edge, the ball swirls in the twilight, Prior leaves it to Mascarenhas at long leg and he takes it with no alarms

GC Smith c Mascarenhas b Broad 19 (19m 13b 4x4 0x6) SR: 146.15

"Smith's disgusted with himself, spitting out his gum and flat-batting it away - he connected with that all right, but it's all a bit too late now," Jenny chips in.

4.2

Broad to de Villiers, no run, outside off stump at 82mph, de Villiers, who is either cautious or utterly carefree with little in between, leaves

4.3

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, loose drive, a thick edge and that scurries away for four

The big-hitting Kemp's been practising his airshots in the dug-out - specifically his backfoot punches and pulls. Let's see if he gets them out in the middle

4.4

Broad to de Villiers, no run, another flashing drive but nowhere near the ball

4.5

Broad to de Villiers, FOUR, half volley and driven through extra cover, a lovely stroke and he really middled that ... he couldn;t have asked for Broad to give him one more in the slot

Reebok have produced some signs for the crowd to hold up which helpfully note that that was a "Shot". Yes, it was

4.6

Broad to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, slower ball, de Villiers misses, Broad start to run for the ball as it bobbles into the leg side, decides to appeal and falls over mid-pitch in the confusion

End of over 5 (10 runs) South Africa 42/2 (RR: 8.40)
AB de Villiers    18* (13b 4x4)      SCJ Broad    2-0-19-2
JM Kemp    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    2-0-16-0

And no bowling change ... just kidding, of course there is. Flintoff back after his rest.

5.1

Flintoff to de Villiers, OUT, another loose drive from de Villiers but this time he only succeeds in getting a thin edge and Prior leaps around like Zeberdee as he takes the catch

AB de Villiers c †Prior b Flintoff 18 (18m 14b 4x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

de Villiers trots off using some language that would not be allowed pre-watershed. He's furious

All three wickets have come off the first legitimate ball of the over. Says staty Jenny with glasses and anorak in place.

5.2

Flintoff to Boucher, 1 run, pushed jerkily into the on side

"It's been musical chairs with England's bowlers, but it's certainly worked so far," adds Gnasher, not wanting to be left out. In comes a second slip ...

5.3

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, left alone as Flintoff probes just outside off stump. "God wheels," observes Andrew Miller

5.4

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, straight, quick and blocked ... Flintoff quickly through in his follow through to field

5.5

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, back of a length, seamed into the batsman and he can only fend it a few yards down the pitch, Flintoff fields once more

5.6

Flintoff to Kemp, no run, fuller, Kemp flicks to mid-on

Andrew Miller leaps for joy as a wicket falls ... then realises he was watching a replay.

End of over 6 (1 run) South Africa 43/3 (RR: 7.16)
JM Kemp    0* (4b)      A Flintoff    2-0-6-1
MV Boucher    1* (1b)      SCJ Broad    2-0-19-2

6.1

Broad to Boucher, no run, fractionally short, Boucher stands tall but can only push to point

6.2

Broad to Boucher, no run, no foot movement, a spar and Boucher misses

6.3

Broad to Boucher, FOUR, pulled from outside off stump, didn't seem to be timed but it raced away

6.4

Broad to Boucher, 1 run, push and run to Snape at extra cover, well stopped but good running between the wickets

6.5

Broad to Kemp, 1 run, short, no timing in the pull and the ball apologetically wheezes about two-thirds of the way to the boundary, well picked up and only the one

6.6

Broad to Boucher, no run, beaten by movement away off the seam

End of over 7 (6 runs) South Africa 49/3 (RR: 7.00)
MV Boucher    6* (6b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-25-2
JM Kemp    1* (5b)      A Flintoff    2-0-6-1

Mascarenhas on to slow things down ...

7.1

Mascarenhas to Kemp, no run, defended to cover

7.2

Mascarenhas to Kemp, 3 runs, neatly picked up off middle, swished over wide mid-on, Anderson fields on the rope

7.3

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, full, no more than defended to mid-on who makes a complete sow's ear of stopping it and it goes through his legs

7.4

Mascarenhas to Kemp, no run, wide would have been had he left it - slammed to mid-off

7.5

Mascarenhas to Kemp, no run, he drives, he misses and Prior, standing up, takes

7.6

Mascarenhas to Kemp, 1 run, back and steered to the left of wide mid-on, an easy single but England won't mind that

End of over 8 (5 runs) South Africa 54/3 (RR: 6.75)
JM Kemp    5* (10b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-5-0
MV Boucher    7* (7b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    3-0-25-2

Another over, another new bowler. Chris Schofield on as Jenny purrs ...

8.1

Schofield to Kemp, 1 run, Kemp winds up and drives a half volley to long-off

8.2

Schofield to Boucher, no run, floated, gentle drive to short extra cover

8.3

Schofield to Boucher, no run, much the same, well bowled

8.4

Schofield to Boucher, 1 wide, swept from leg stump, not middled ... not even hit ... and the ball bobbles to short fine leg

8.4

Schofield to Boucher, no run, driven into the leg side but not into a gap

8.5

Schofield to Boucher, no run, steps back and mistimed drive back to the bowler

8.6

Schofield to Boucher, no run, slightly too short but Boucher can't capitalise and hits the ball back to a happy Schofield

End of over 9 (2 runs) South Africa 56/3 (RR: 6.22)
MV Boucher    7* (12b 1x4)      CP Schofield    1-0-2-0
JM Kemp    6* (11b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-0-5-0

Snape on for the first time. Watch out for the moon ball, will he be brave enough?

9.1

Snape to Kemp, 1 run, pushed into the off side, between the close fielders but no second even though there should have been

9.2

Snape to Boucher, 1 run, on drive past a diving wide mid-on

9.3

Snape to Kemp, 1 run, long hop, mown to long-off ... "horribly" adds Jenny

9.4

Snape to Boucher, 2 runs, dropped swatted to deep midwicket, Anderson steaming in gets there but can't hold the chance

9.5

Snape to Boucher, 1 run, dropped flicked to midwicket where Wright drops it a foot or so off the ground diving to his left

9.6

Snape to Kemp, SIX, and to make Snape feel better Kemp launches that over midwicket for the first six

And here's the still purring Jenny Thompson. Lies. Hello everyone. Thanks Martin. That was, incidentally, Snape's first over in international cricket for five years... and he had several chances just now to add to his 13 wickets for England

End of over 10 (12 runs) South Africa 68/3 (RR: 6.80)
JM Kemp    14* (14b 1x6)      JN Snape    1-0-12-0
MV Boucher    11* (15b 1x4)      CP Schofield    1-0-2-0

10.1

Schofield to Boucher, FOUR, smashed, just smashed, off the back foot through point sending the dancers into a frenzy

10.2

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, driven out to long-off

10.3

Schofield to Kemp, 1 run, down the track, and driven on the move to mid-on

10.4

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, drags it a touch short, cut away - a tad too late on the shot - to point

10.5

Schofield to Kemp, 1 run, not so lovely cricket, Schofield dragging short again and a big hoick of a mistimed pull whooshes up short of long-on

10.6

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, steps away to make room and driven up to wide mid-off

End of over 11 (9 runs) South Africa 77/3 (RR: 7.00)
MV Boucher    18* (19b 2x4)      CP Schofield    2-0-11-0
JM Kemp    16* (16b 1x6)      JN Snape    1-0-12-0

11.1

Mascarenhas to Boucher, FOUR, dragged short, outside off, and driven on the up over midwicket for a one-bounce four

Fine leg and third man come up

11.2

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, steps back to make room for a sweet drive out to Schofield at long-off

11.3

Mascarenhas to Kemp, 1 run, slower ball, rolling the fingers over it, drops short and wide but nearly gets the wicket, with the fielder getting a fingertip to it at cover

11.4

Mascarenhas to Boucher, no run, a rare dot, flamingo-whipped - that shot is copyright Pietersen by the way - straight to the man at midwicket

11.5

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 2 runs, short again, dragged out to the sweeper on the off-side

11.6

Mascarenhas to Boucher, 1 run, driven out to midwicket, could have been two; instead he keeps the strike

Anderson now.

End of over 12 (9 runs) South Africa 86/3 (RR: 7.16)
MV Boucher    26* (24b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-14-0
JM Kemp    17* (17b 1x6)      CP Schofield    2-0-11-0

12.1

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, short and gets away with it as the batsman can only pick out point with the back-foot drive

12.2

Anderson to Kemp, no run, good bouncer, nipping in off the seam and rising through unexpectedly

12.3

Anderson to Kemp, 1 run, low full toss, driven out straight to long-off and only one run is available

12.4

Anderson to Boucher, no run, good short ball again, similar to the other one earlier this over, Boucher steps back and tries to hook - but isn't too close to the ball

12.5

Anderson to Boucher, 1 run, connects this time, but not convincingly, with the drive to short midwicket

12.6

Anderson to Kemp, no run, full delivery, on off, dug out towards the bowler

Schofield on again

End of over 13 (3 runs) South Africa 89/3 (RR: 6.84)
JM Kemp    18* (20b 1x6)      JM Anderson    3-0-19-0
MV Boucher    28* (27b 3x4)      AD Mascarenhas    2-0-14-0

13.1

Schofield to Boucher, 1 run, a deliberate-looking full toss - but perhaps he didn't mean to bowl it that high all the same - and it's flatbatted to mid-on

England have sent Pietersen out into the deep to field just so he can sample some of the local wit.

13.2

Schofield to Kemp, 1 run, I know Kemp hits the ball hard, but this is something else - he's lost a good Mars Bar Kingsize' worth off the bottom of the bat with the drive to long-on. Is Prior's shout to "Get on that" referring to the wood or the ball?

New bats, please

13.3

Schofield to Boucher, OUT, driven up to long-on, Pietersen didn't have to move, three yards inside the boundary

MV Boucher c Pietersen b Schofield 29 (27m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

And Pietersen resists all temptation to involve the crowd and simply trots in and underarms the ball to the umpire ... actions louder than words etc ...

13.4

Schofield to Kemp, no run, full delivery, defended on the front foot

13.5

Schofield to Kemp, no run, Schofield saw him coming, aimded at his legs, he could only pat it back

13.6

Schofield to Kemp, no run, shapes to cut and misses

End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa 91/4 (RR: 6.50)
JM Kemp    19* (24b 1x6)      CP Schofield    3-0-13-1
SM Pollock    0* (0b)      JM Anderson    3-0-19-0

14.1

Anderson to Pollock, OUT, wheels coming off a touch, here, Pollock shaped to hook, Prior hanging on with ease, not having to move too much to take the ball

SM Pollock c †Prior b Anderson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pollock heads off keeping his thoughts to himself. It's down to Kemp, then. But here's Albie Morkel to help him, who likes the cover-drive, by the way

14.2

Anderson to Kemp, 1 run, and Kemp shows him how it's done with a cover drive for a single

14.3

Anderson to JA Morkel, no run, bouncer greets Morkel - he ducks under without alarm

14.4

Anderson to JA Morkel, no run, inside edges off the back foot down towards his toes - no danger of rolling towards the sticks

A slip in in the 15th over...not something you see very often - though Ponting favoured having a slip right towards the end of England's innings the other day

14.5

Anderson to JA Morkel, 1 run, worked out square for a quick single

14.6

Anderson to Kemp, 1 run, hard drive to long-off for a quick strike-stealing single

Lots of arm-folding going on in the dug-out - would make a great photo. Mascarenhas now.

End of over 15 (3 runs) South Africa 94/5 (RR: 6.26)
JM Kemp    21* (26b 1x6)      JM Anderson    4-0-22-1
JA Morkel    1* (3b)      CP Schofield    3-0-13-1

15.1

Mascarenhas to Kemp, OUT, another pull which doesn't come off and skies high. Now, Prior did very well there to make the call in a sea of fielders, and cut right through them to take a difficult catch, leaping forward at the last second

JM Kemp c †Prior b Mascarenhas 21 (39m 27b 0x4 1x6) SR: 77.77

Big wicket, that, and yet another wicket with the first ball of an over. "Wow," begins Gnasher, "we now have multiple fireworks...it must be good."

15.2

Mascarenhas to JA Morkel, 1 run, a quick single

15.3

Mascarenhas to Philander, 1 run, worked down off the backfoot wide of third man

15.4

Mascarenhas to JA Morkel, SIX, a huge strike over midwicket... and over the crowd. That is massive "Into the brewery, full pint!" laughs David Lloyd

15.5

Mascarenhas to JA Morkel, 1 run, worked into the on-side

15.6

Mascarenhas to Philander, 1 run, veering in at leg and despite the misfield at midwicket they settle for one

Never run on ... etc. Meanwhile, England fans are getting into good voice. Funny that. Four overs to go, then - let's see how many South Africa can make.... we expect not the 180 that Smith wanted - particularly not now it's Flintoff

End of over 16 (10 runs) South Africa 104/6 (RR: 6.50)
VD Philander    2* (2b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-24-1
JA Morkel    9* (6b 1x6)      JM Anderson    4-0-22-1

16.1

Flintoff to Philander, 1 wide, oh, Flintoff's not at all happy that's been given a wide - a big bouncer, all the same

16.1

Flintoff to Philander, 1 run, nips in off the same and is swirled round to midwicket for a comfortable single

"It's happy hour time," says Allan Donald, "We need to hang in there." He's referring to England, by the way

16.2

Flintoff to JA Morkel, no run, moves away, big hook, misses completely

Donald says he got a lot of abuse today for being in the England camp. "It feels a little strange," he admits.

16.3

Flintoff to JA Morkel, 1 run, across him this time

16.4

Flintoff to Philander, 1 run, driven back straight

Good, tight bowling this... fifth ball coming up...

16.5

Flintoff to JA Morkel, FOUR, backs away and gives himself plenty of room on leg to drive that on the up over extra cover

As I was saying, good tight bowling... ahem

16.6

Flintoff to JA Morkel, no run, round the wicket, and a great delivery rounds off the over, up there and on off

For those who are interested in such statasticality, Morkel's six was the second biggest this tournament at 100m, just one metre behind... yes, Chris Gayle's for West Indies v South Africa

End of over 17 (8 runs) South Africa 112/6 (RR: 6.58)
JA Morkel    14* (10b 1x4 1x6)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-1
VD Philander    4* (4b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-0-24-1

17.1

Schofield to Philander, 1 run, driven straight

17.2

Schofield to JA Morkel, 1 run, Collingwood goes for the one over his head, while Shah was running in towards it - it was his catch. Collingwood apologises

17.3

Schofield to Philander, 1 run, flicked to Flintoff at backward point

17.4

Schofield to JA Morkel, SIX, down on one knee and bashes over midwicket

Massive, out the ground

17.5

Schofield to JA Morkel, SIX, same again - and same again

Massive, more massive, most massive

17.6

Schofield to JA Morkel, SIX, goes straight this time - over long-on

That is onto the train tracks, notes Gnasher. This is some cleanhitting all right and vital for South Africa at this stage. That over has brought them right back into it. Morkel now has the top two longest sixes, eclipsing Gayle. Broad on now.

End of over 18 (21 runs) South Africa 133/6 (RR: 7.38)
JA Morkel    33* (14b 1x4 4x6)      CP Schofield    4-0-34-1
VD Philander    6* (6b)      A Flintoff    3-0-14-1

HRG puffs into life ... "Matt Prior became the second wicket keeper to pouch four catches in a Twenty20 game. The other wicket keeper was Adam Gilchrist who took four catches against Zimbabwe earlier in this tournament." Good stattage.

18.1

Broad to Philander, OUT, the ball pitches outside off; Philander, looking to pull, goes down on one knee and drags an inside edge on to off-stump

VD Philander b Broad 6 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

18.2

Broad to van der Wath, 1 run, driven out to long-off

18.3

Broad to JA Morkel, 1 run, deliberate full toss, the batsman fends his hands higher and jabs his glove down on it, the ball moving down to gully for a quick single

18.4

Broad to van der Wath, 2 wides, a very wide outside off - in line with the outside line, in fact and they take the single to boot

18.4

Broad to JA Morkel, FOUR, on leg and pulled exceptionally hard through square

Now it's the time for England's dug-out to sit there, arms folded. "This is like Lance Klusener at his best," suggests Gnasher, who's not wrong

18.5

Broad to JA Morkel, no run, full and wide, crashes a cut down into the ground

18.6

Broad to JA Morkel, FOUR, full toss and flatbatted high in the air to Schofield on the long-on boundary who fluffs with one hand, the ball then bounces and moves on to the rope. Broad is a man unamused

Flintoff, of course, to bowl the final over

End of over 19 (12 runs) South Africa 145/7 (RR: 7.63)
JA Morkel    42* (18b 3x4 4x6)      SCJ Broad    4-0-37-3
JJ van der Wath    1* (1b)      CP Schofield    4-0-34-1

19.1

Flintoff to van der Wath, 1 run, veers in towards middle, driven back out to deep extra cover

Boucher is all a-beam in the dug-out

19.2

Flintoff to JA Morkel, 1 run, round the wicket, full and straight, the left hander backs away to carve straight to cover

Morkel's highest score in Twenty20 cricket

19.3

Flintoff to van der Wath, FOUR, lovely straight drive hit with immense power to bring the 150 up

Flintoff looks pained - more with the four than with his ankle (let's hope)

19.4

Flintoff to van der Wath, 2 runs, Pietersen's misfielding mishaps continue... arriving too late to collect a catch off a straight drive to the deep

19.5

Flintoff to van der Wath, 1 run, driven out to long-on

Flintoff's discomfort looks to be ankle-related now, that's a touch worrying for England

19.6

Flintoff to JA Morkel, OUT, Snape takes the catch at cover to round off the innings - a decent effort, running round and diving forward, completing the move with a roll

JA Morkel c Snape b Flintoff 43 (27m 20b 3x4 4x6) SR: 215.00

154 for 8 is a decent score here, Morkel changing the game around with his 43 from 20 deliveries. After being 94 for 6 South Africa will take that. "I think there's something in the wicket, so we will give it a good go," says Morkel. Let's hope their fielding is prettier than England's. Join Martin Williamson in a few minutes when he will take you through the opening blows of their chase.

End of over 20 (9 runs) South Africa 154/8
     A Flintoff    4-0-23-2
JJ van der Wath    9* (5b 1x4)      SCJ Broad    4-0-37-3
Tournament Results
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Photos

Sep 16, 2007

Johan van der Wath removes Andrew Flintoff , Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Johan van der Wath removes Andrew Flintoff

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Sep 16, 2007

Shaun Pollock hurdles the stumps to celebrate his dismissal of Paul Collingwood, Group E, ICC World Twenty20, Cape Town, September 16, 2007

Shaun Pollock hurdles the stumps to celebrate his dismissal of Paul Collingwood

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