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    6.6 gone! England have their second and a fuller length pays off as Amla flicks straight to short midwicket...that's a good fielding position for Amla who didn't get over the ball and Anderson was clearly delighted with that 24/2
    1.2 well, what an early breakthrough for England as Broad pitches the ball up and finds a hint of movement to trap Smith on the crease as he plays to leg...wasn't a huge appeal to be honest, and it didn't look stone dead, but England won't be bothered about that 6/1
    13.5 England continue to strike. Much fuller and de Villiers was disappointed but the replays show the ball was clipping the top of leg. Big wicket and South Africa are in real trouble 55/4
    10.3 well, that was strange! A slower-ball bouncer catches the back of Duminy's bat as he tried to guide a pull away, and the ball looped slowly to Prior. England haven't bowled all that well and the pitch is flat, but it's 35 for 3. 35/3
    36.5 Stunner! Petersen advances but Broad sees him coming and goes short. The attempted swipe is mistimed and Luke Wright, back-peddling, timed a one-handed leap perfectly to take a pearler in his right hand. Sums up England's performance perfectly. 119/10
    20.6 what a ripper! That's a beauty from Anderson, holding its line and beating Boucher's outside edge to take out the off stump...almost silence around the ground as South Africa slip further 78/5
    22.5 gone! Another for Anderson, that's four...South Africa in a real hole as McLaren, starved of any scoring opportunities, drives at a hint of width but can only pick out Collingwood at backward point and he wasn't going to miss that chance 78/6
    26.2 that's five! A career-best for Anderson as it rears off a length and takes the outside edge through to Prior...that was almost unplayable and Anderson rightly takes all the plaudits 84/7
    29.5 what a stunner! Andrew Strauss has pulled off a cracking catch at backward point (normally filled by the man bowling) as he flings himself low to his left to pluck the chance inches off the turf after Parnell tried to drive square. That gives Collingwood his 100th ODI wicket and England can do no wrong today. 92/8
    33.6 another cutter but beat Morkel's defensive stroke. It jumped a little off the pitch and a long, long appeal was finally rewarded. Morkel was a long way down but replays suggested again that the umpire was right. 112/9
    not out
    5 (w 5)
    119 all out (36.5 Overs, RR: 3.23)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Graeme Smith, 1.2 ov), 2-24 (Hashim Amla, 6.6 ov), 3-35 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 10.3 ov), 4-55 (AB de Villiers, 13.5 ov), 5-78 (Mark Boucher, 20.6 ov), 6-78 (Ryan McLaren, 22.5 ov), 7-84 (Johan Botha, 26.2 ov), 8-92 (Wayne Parnell, 29.5 ov), 9-112 (Morne Morkel, 33.6 ov), 10-119 (Alviro Petersen, 36.5 ov)
    JM Anderson1032352.30462030
    SCJ Broad9.503023.05485020
    LJ Wright503106.20155000
    TT Bresnan821511.87361000
    PD Collingwood402025.00112000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

29 November 2009 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Andrew Strauss hails England attack

    Andrew Strauss has saluted his bowlers after England's clinical seven-wicket victory over South Africa, just two days after a 112-run mauling in Cape Town

  • 'We didn't assess conditions properly' - Graeme Smith

    South Africa's captain Graeme Smith has called on his young team to learn to adapt to conditions better

  • Anderson leads rout of South Africa

    South Africa's batsmen veered from the sublime to the ridiculous in the space of three days, as England demonstrated the staggering extent of their inconsistency in one-day cricket by following one of their heaviest thumpings with arguably their most domi

England 2nd innings Partnerships

1st74AJ StraussIJL Trott
2nd6KP PietersenIJL Trott
3rd3PD CollingwoodIJL Trott
4th38IJL TrottEJG Morgan