Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 157/8 (85 runs required, RR: 7.85)

  • Matt Prior10 (8b)
  • Sajid Mahmood1 (1b)
  • Albie Morkel4-0-35-2
  • Ryan McLaren4-0-26-1

England's next action is against South Africa A on Tuesday before the one-day series starts back at the Wanderers on Friday. It should be a cracking, and high-scoring, series. In the meantime, don't forget that India and Sri Lanka start a Test series tomorrow (remember cricket in whites with slips and close-catchers?) so tune into Cricinfo for the usual extensive coverage. I'll be back on Friday for the opening ODI, but from now from Andrew McGlashan it's goodbye.

Although Twenty20 results don't always mean much heading into the longer formats, England have some thinking to do about their bowling. They need Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann back fit, while Graham Onions must be considered for the ODIs. The batting actually looks quite good, especially with Pietersen back, Trott in form and Morgan firing. Andrew Strauss will return for the 50-over stuff so, despite being captain today, Cook could well be on the sidelines. Loots Bosman isn't in South Africa's one-day squad at the moment, although that might change after his two T20 innings.

So the series ends level as South Africa win by a huge 84 runs...the match was virtually over after Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman added 170 in 13 overs. England scored less in their whole 20 overs.

19.6
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run, full toss, clubbed to long off and that's that
19.5
4
Morkel to Prior, FOUR runs, that's about South Africa's first mistake, Steyn misses the ball at deep midwicket
19.4
1
Morkel to Mahmood, 1 run, swung out to deep midwicket
19.3
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run, worked through the leg side
19.2
W
Morkel to Rashid, OUT, top fielding from Kallis, direct hit from cover with one stump to aim at and Rashid is short...South Africa have been outstanding today

AU Rashid run out (Kallis) 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.1
1
Morkel to Prior, 1 run, driven down to long off

Morkel for the last over

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 149/7 (93 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.84, RRR: 93.00)

  • Matt Prior3 (4b)
  • Adil Rashid1 (1b)
  • Ryan McLaren4-0-26-1
  • Dale Steyn4-0-29-2

So one over to go...just 93 needed

18.6
1
McLaren to Prior, 1 run, driven square on the off side
18.5
1
McLaren to Rashid, 1 run, angled out to backward point
18.4
1
McLaren to Prior, 1 run, driven out to deep cover
18.3
W
McLaren to Bresnan, OUT, chipped down the ground and Smith takes a sharp running catch moving round from cover

TT Bresnan c Smith b McLaren 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.2
0
McLaren to Bresnan, no run, strike two for McLaren, scoots past off stump
18.1
0
McLaren to Bresnan, no run, batsmen crossed, and Bresnan only connects with air first up

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 146/6 (96 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 48.00)

  • Matt Prior1 (2b)
  • Dale Steyn4-0-29-2
  • Roelof van der Merwe4-0-39-1
17.6
W
Steyn to Wright, OUT, another goes, the ball again goes miles in the air as Wright tries to find the grass banks on the leg side but instead finds Johan Botha

LJ Wright c sub (J Botha) b Steyn 12 (8m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 240.00

17.5
1
Steyn to Prior, 1 run, driven to backward point
17.4
0
Steyn to Prior, no run, well bowled, beats Prior's drive with a full ball that swings a touch
17.4
1w
Steyn to Prior, 1 wide, greets Prior with a bouncer which is too short and is called...but I think that's more about making a statement with the match well and truly safe
17.3
W
Steyn to Morgan, OUT, I think that's out...full, straight, quick and Morgan is left with only leg-stump standing. Was actually in the hitting arc for Morgan, but he just missed it

EJG Morgan b Steyn 10 (11m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 142.85

17.2
1
Steyn to Wright, 1 run, goes off side again, picks out the cover fielder inside the circle
17.1
4
Steyn to Wright, FOUR runs, steps away and drives hard through the covers, almost a good save from Kallis but his foot slide into the rope

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 139/4 (103 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.17, RRR: 34.33)

  • Luke Wright7 (2b)
  • Eoin Morgan10 (6b)
  • Roelof van der Merwe4-0-39-1
  • Albie Morkel3-0-27-2
16.6
1
van der Merwe to Wright, 1 run, clubbed down to long off
16.5
6
van der Merwe to Wright, SIX runs, no hanging around from Wright, that was a massive blow over long on as he goes down on his knee and gets a great connection
16.4
W
van der Merwe to Pietersen, OUT, the switch hit brings his downfall, done in by a quick, full ball and Pietersen was barely in his 'new' stance when the ball arrived

KP Pietersen b van der Merwe 29 (32m 19b 1x4 2x6) SR: 152.63

16.3
4
van der Merwe to Pietersen, FOUR runs, handsome drive, gave himself room and slotted in through cover...at least this knock will do Pietersen some good
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20AN CookJL Denly
2nd45IJL TrottAN Cook
3rd52KP PietersenIJL Trott
4th15KP PietersenEJG Morgan
5th12LJ WrightEJG Morgan
6th2MJ PriorLJ Wright
7th0MJ PriorTT Bresnan
8th4MJ PriorAU Rashid
9th7MJ PriorSI Mahmood