Player of the Match
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601dThe Bulletin by Andrew Miller

South Africa overpowered in 20-over thrash

England were once again able to exploit the soft underbelly of South Africa's batting, thanks to a three-wicket haul from Andrew Flintoff and a lacklustre display from an inexperienced lower-order

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
74(75) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 5 7 7 23 6 7 17
OA Shah
44(40) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 5 6 3 4 5 11 3

Best performances - Bowlers

A Flintoff
O7
M1
R21
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O3
M0
R17
W1
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Flintoff has been named the Man of the Match. Can England sweep the series 5-0? Or will SA get a consolatory win? Join us on Wednesday. For now, good bye and good luck.

17.4
4
Nel to Flintoff, FOUR runs, That's the game. Flintoff brings up the victory with a swing to the deep backward square leg boundary. He dashed outside off, got outside the line and lapped it around the corner. England lead the series 4-0. Pietersen is all smiles in the pavilion. A glum Kallis walks out with his players. Huge cheers for Flintoff and Shah.
17.3
0
Nel to Flintoff, no run, another short-pitched delivery, Flintoff moves outside leg, has a waft but can't connect.
17.2
0
Nel to Flintoff, no run, Flintoff charges out and Nel fires in a bouncer and Flintoff falls on his backside to get away from that.

The big dark pregnant cloud is still going through labour pains. Don/'t you push down now! gloom descends on the arena.

17.1
1
Nel to Shah, 1 run, slower one, coming in, turned to midwicket for a single

END OF OVER:
17 | 13 Runs | ENG: 132/3 (5 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 1.66)

  • Andrew Flintoff27 (9b)
  • Owais Shah43 (39b)
  • Vernon Philander4-0-30-0
  • Johan Botha3-0-25-1
16.6
2
Philander to Flintoff, 2 runs, thrusts his back foot across, opens his stance and clubs a full pitched delivery over extra cover for couple of runs
16.5
4
Philander to Flintoff, FOUR runs, Oh another full toss and Flintoff kills it to deep midwicket boundary. Just 7 more.
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England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7IR BellMJ Prior
2nd12OA ShahIR Bell
3rd74OA ShahKP Pietersen
4th44A FlintoffOA Shah