Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 174/8 | RR: 8.70

  • Dane Paterson4 (1b)
  • Morne Morkel0 (1b)
  • Chris Jordan4-0-38-1
  • Tom Curran4-0-33-3

6.35pm: Is that enough? The consensus seems to suggest not... But South Africa at least have an attack that looks like it could take a few wickets this time. I'll be back for England's frantic attempts to deposit as many balls into the River Tone as possible in 10 minutes; in the meantime, some crowd-sourced content:

Benny: "20 runs under par me thinks!"

Ian Gibson raises Benny: "This score is at least 30 short of par. England to win at a canter again, I'm afraid."

"Ordinary power play and ordinary last 5," huffs Kapil. "Only 41 off last 5 and 45 off first 6. What's wrong with SA? Why not playing QDC in these T20s?" He's gone back to SA for a rest between the Champions Trophy and Tests... This is very much an experimental XI, I'd say. But the results have not been all that pretty

19.6
4
Jordan to Paterson, FOUR runs, pitched up and slapped in no-nonsense fashion over cover for four, Paterson rounds the innings off with a boundary and England will need 175 to take the series

Dane Paterson, SA's No. 10, with one ball to face...

19.5
W
Jordan to Behardien, OUT, gone, that's plumb! Ugly heave across the line from Behardien, the ball arrowing in on middle and leg, Jordan picks up a wicket and South Africa's finish continues to fizzle

F Behardien lbw b Jordan 32 (34m 21b 2x4 2x6) SR: 152.38

19.4
0
Jordan to Behardien, no run, Jordan continues to come back well, full and wide, big ole swing and a miss from the batsman
19.3
0
Jordan to Behardien, no run, pitched up outside off, drilled into the covers
19.2
6
Jordan to Behardien, SIX runs, misses the yorker... and Behardien nails it into the crowd at deep backward square leg! This was a filthy full toss from Jordan and the batsman wiped it dismissively beyond the ropes
19.1
0
Jordan to Behardien, no run, full and straight, Behardien swings himself in circles but can't get anything worth running for

Jordan to bowl the final over... Meanwhile: An injury update on Stuart Broad

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | SA: 164/7 | RR: 8.63

  • Morne Morkel0 (1b)
  • Farhaan Behardien26 (16b)
  • Tom Curran4-0-33-3
  • Chris Jordan3-0-28-0

"Speaking of Lucky's Luck... couldn't get worse." He needed more than luck to keep that ball out, Sam. A snow scoop might have helped

18.6
0
Curran to Morkel, no run, pitched up and clipped nonchalantly off the pads - although they choose not to run, keeping Behardien on strike

In comes Morne Morkel, unusually high at No. 9

18.5
W
Curran to Phehlukwayo, OUT, timber! Bowled him with the yorker... Another for Curran, who's off once more on a celebratory dash. Too hot for Phehlukwayo, who may have been hoping for a sighter first ball but in the event couldn't get his bat down in time as the ball thudded into off stump

AL Phehlukwayo b Curran 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4
1
Curran to Behardien, 1 run, pitched up and poked into the off side coming forwards

"What's with all these dolly drops? Poor fielding is often a bad omen for a team," muses Burli. "Hopefully just aberrations"

18.3
6
Curran to Behardien, SIX runs, drops short and Behardien lands him on the Sky pod at deep midwicket! A Hail Mary blow, well over the ropes, bouncing on the roof of the mobile commentary box on its way

Andile Phehlukwayo is the new man, Behardien on strike as they crossed

18.2
W
Curran to Morris, OUT, taken this time, does him with the slower ball! Curran's undercut is bobbing in the evening breeze again, it was nicely bowled, a back-of-the-hand slower ball and Morris top-edged an agricultural swipe towards mid-on, Roy holding a smart low catch running in

CH Morris c Roy b Curran 12 (19m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

18.1
1
Curran to Behardien, 1 run, low full toss to start with, shovelled down the ground for one

Tom Curran back into the death-overs mixer

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | SA: 156/5 | RR: 8.66

  • Farhaan Behardien18 (13b)
  • Chris Morris12 (10b)
  • Chris Jordan3-0-28-0
  • David Willey4-0-29-1
17.6
1
Jordan to Behardien, 1 run, pitched up, driven wide of the bowler in his follow through, Jordan nearly gets a hand on it... and then mid-off has a chance to run out Behardien - but needed a direct hit!
17.5
1
Jordan to Morris, 1 run, dropped! This is a dolly, Livingstone shells it at deep midwicket, he immediately shows his frustration but Morris will continue... It was a full toss from Jordan that was clumped straight to the man in the deep, but it didn't stick

"Chris Jawdan," chuckles J

17.5
1w
Jordan to Morris, 1 wide, fired in full and wide... this time deemed too wide by the umpire
17.4
0
Jordan to Morris, no run, full and wide, maybe a slower ball, inside the tramlines and Morris misses out
17.3
4
Jordan to Morris, FOUR runs, top-edge, swung hard and it clears Buttler... although Willey then swoops in from leftfield and nearly takes a brilliant diving catch, having run from third man! Instead it bounces through him and away to the boundary
17.2
1
Jordan to Behardien, 1 run, well bowled, good pace at 89mph and squeezed out for a single
17.1
4
Jordan to Behardien, FOUR runs, pitched up and mullered down the ground, back over the bowler, four more for Behardien - pain of a different kind for Jordan

And now Chris Jordan has to shake off that blow and come on to bowl...

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | SA: 144/5 | RR: 8.47

  • Farhaan Behardien12 (10b)
  • Chris Morris7 (7b)
  • David Willey4-0-29-1
  • Tom Curran3-0-25-1

"Bumble seems to be on the mark today. I'd like whatever he's had with the evening tea." Isn't that always the case, Brutus_Shylock?

16.6
1
Willey to Behardien, 1 run, dropped! By Chris Jordan, of all people...! This was struck even more sweetly and flew towards mid-off, Jordan barely had time to react - in fact, he took a blow on the jaw, as it slipped through his hands!
16.5
4
Willey to Behardien, FOUR runs, goes full and wide, Behardien opens his shoulders and clubs in front of deep cover, firm connection and it bounces away
16.4
1
Willey to Morris, 1 run, length on the stumps, flicked behind square for one
16.3
1
Willey to Behardien, 1 run, whipped leg side into the deep, Billings races in and keeps them to a single
16.2
1
Willey to Morris, 1 run, here's Willey's knuckle-ball, floating out of the hand with nothing on it, like a badminton cock, up on the toes and Morris can't do anything with it
16.1
0
Willey to Morris, no run, low full toss from Willey, aiming wide of the stumps to stop Morris targeting the leg side, flumped towards mid-off

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15SW BillingsJJ Roy
2nd110JM BairstowJJ Roy
3rd8JJ RoyLS Livingstone
4th20JC ButtlerLS Livingstone
5th9EJG MorganLS Livingstone
6th5LA DawsonLS Livingstone
7th4LE PlunkettLA Dawson