Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Andrew McGlashan is our man on the scene today and he's pondering his thoughts about England's fielding, bringing you the best reaction shortly and David Hopps has described today's play. But that's it from Monty and I today, join us again on Wednesday for the final match of this series, until then...

England, therefore, 2-1 up in the series and return to the top of the world rankings, which they will now hold until at least January when they take on India. Still another match to come in this series with Trent Bridge hosting the 5th ODI, a day-night affair, on Wednesday, so join us for that. Still three T20s to come on this South Africa tour. And be sure to log on for the continuation of India v New Zealand, a intriguing Test set up for tomorrow at 4am GMT.

Presentation time..."We weren't at our best today," says AB de Villiers. "We've got a lot to look out now; our middle order failed again; we keep getting in an fail to go on to big runs. We just didn't have enough runs on the board today."
"We made the most of the early conditions. Finny and Jimmy up front asked plenty of questions," says Alastair Cook. "Craig Kieswetter has been really good for us this summer, you can see how hard he can hit the ball with that six at the end."
Man of the Match, Ian Bell for his 88 from 137 balls: "I've been working at Warwickshire at hitting over the top, that's what you need to do opening the batting in one-day internationals."

So in the end Dale Steyn comes back and gets the winnings runs tonked off him as England cruise home by six wickets. A very comfortable victory with the real damage done with the ball, South Africa's 220 for 8 was never going to be enough if England batted properly, which they did with Ian Bell in nice touch again and Jonathan Trott dogging out more runs.

46.4
6
Steyn to Kieswetter, SIX runs, and that is finished in regal fashion, a straight driven six over long off, takes some doing that off Dale Steyn but what a way to confirm a huge win, marvellous timing into the pavilion

One hit will do it now...

46.3
2
Steyn to Kieswetter, 2 runs, leg stump, clipped out towards deep square leg, Amla slides and fields
46.2
4
Steyn to Kieswetter, FOUR runs, four more, this is very lucky though, a charge and a swing at a ball too quick for him, it flies straight over the keeper's head

You can't help feeling the moment was lost in taking Steyn off after taking the wicket of Bell...

46.2
1w
Steyn to Kieswetter, 1 wide, short and outside off now, a wide
46.1
4
Steyn to Kieswetter, FOUR runs, back of a length around off stump and dismissed through midwicket, whipped away, really well played, nicely timed and it races down the hill

Funny decision to take Steyn off the last over but now he's back, perhaps too little too late...

END OF OVER:
46 | 12 Runs | ENG: 207/4 (14 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.50, RRR: 3.50)

  • Eoin Morgan36 (36b)
  • Craig Kieswetter5 (8b)
  • Ryan McLaren9-0-52-1
  • Wayne Parnell8-0-39-0

That was the big over to put things totally beyond doubt...

45.6
4
McLaren to Morgan, FOUR runs, and this is four more, to long leg, again help on it's way to long leg, short and pulled away again
45.5
4
McLaren to Morgan, FOUR runs, down on one knee and slugged over mid on, Morgan shuffled outside off stump, got down low and hoiked it to long on
45.4
0
McLaren to Morgan, no run, finds point again, this time a full ball dug out
45.3
0
McLaren to Morgan, no run, length outside off, blocked towards point
45.2
4
McLaren to Morgan, FOUR runs, step across the stump and a slower ball, which is too short, is helped down to long leg, simple adjustment and sweep around the corner
45.1
0
McLaren to Morgan, no run, down the wicket and slapped straight to mid off

McLaren replaces Steyn...

END OF OVER:
45 | 6 Runs | ENG: 195/4 (26 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.33, RRR: 5.20)

  • Craig Kieswetter5 (8b)
  • Eoin Morgan24 (30b)
  • Wayne Parnell8-0-39-0
  • Dale Steyn9-0-30-2
44.6
0
Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, wide of off stump, ugly waft without moving the feet misses
44.5
0
Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, short and goes to pull from outside off, gets it to mid on
44.4
0
Parnell to Kieswetter, no run, back of a length on off stump, blocked staying in the crease
44.3
1
Parnell to Morgan, 1 run, fine save in the covers, uppish drive but well timed towards Amla who got down well to save with one hand with a dive to his left
44.2
1
Parnell to Kieswetter, 1 run, and now a single down to third man taken off the back foot
44.1
4
Parnell to Kieswetter, FOUR runs, that will get it done quicker, blazing extra cover drive off the front foot, blistering strike and deep cover can't get there, four into the grandstand

Are England going to limp over the line again...

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 189/4 (32 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 4.29, RRR: 5.33)

  • Eoin Morgan23 (29b)
  • Craig Kieswetter0 (3b)
  • Dale Steyn9-0-30-2
  • Wayne Parnell7-0-33-0
43.6
2
Steyn to Morgan, 2 runs, tucked softly into the leg side and they charge back for the second as deep backward square can't get in quickly enough

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2IR BellAN Cook
2nd141IR BellIJL Trott
3rd13IR BellRS Bopara
4th30IR BellEJG Morgan
5th38EJG MorganC Kieswetter