Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.3 and he's gone! That's banged in wide of the off stump, Bell goes for the pull, doesn't get over it at all, and skies it to Prince at midwicket who combats the sun in taking a good catch, low, on the crouch 9/1
    12.2 angling into Vaughan who falls away a touch to the off side. It raps him on the pads and Nel roars a typically lively appeal, performing a mini starjump-appeal for Steve Bucknor who, after a long pause, raises his finger 37/2
    32.4 and Nelson's done it for South Africa! Excellent field placing from Smith plonking himself at a fourth slip and Strauss cuts it straight to him 111/4
    16.2 squared up a touch trying to whip it to leg, it's spooned to Graeme Smith at mid-off - and he's not going to drop that - who dives forward a metre to take a fine, low catch 53/3
    33.5 goddim! Swinging into Collingwood again who is rapped quite high on the pads, and Taufel raises his finger. That would've clipped middle-and-off 115/5
    35.1 what a ball! That's a cracker from Hall, just outside off and cutting back quite markedly into Flintoff who tries to drive on the up and is bowled through the gate, the middle stump flattened 119/6
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    35.6 gone! And another one! My word Hall has been outstanding today; wicket to wicket, just slanting it across Nixon who nibbled at it without conviction and edged it to Boucher 121/7
    37.1 and another one for Hall! They just cannot pick up his length today. A beautiful little inswinger to Mahmood who didn't come forward sufficiently, an inside edge knocking over his middle stump 121/8
    44.3 a wide one down the corridor, possibly deliberate, and Panesar slashes away from his body, backing away, and a loud snick booms out as Boucher takes that tidily 144/9
    47.6 very very straight, as out as you like that one and that's a very well deserved five-for. That one hit him low, and full, and Anderson stood there bewildered, awaiting the inevitable finger of fate 154/10
    16 (b 4, lb 4, nb 3, w 5)
    154 all out (48 Overs, RR: 3.2)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Ian Bell, 7.3 ov), 2-37 (Michael Vaughan, 12.2 ov), 3-53 (Kevin Pietersen, 16.2 ov), 4-111 (Andrew Strauss, 32.4 ov), 5-115 (Paul Collingwood, 33.5 ov), 6-119 (Andrew Flintoff, 35.1 ov), 7-121 (Paul Nixon, 35.6 ov), 8-121 (Sajid Mahmood, 37.1 ov), 9-144 (Monty Panesar, 44.3 ov), 10-154 (James Anderson, 47.6 ov)
    SM Pollock1021701.70460001
    CK Langeveldt713815.42306100
    A Nel1033533.50464042
    AJ Hall1021851.80451000
    JH Kallis802212.75311000
    JM Kemp301605.3371010

Match Notes

  • South Africa's go to man

    Top Performer: Andrew Hall would be the first to admit that there's much more to life than a century or a five-wicket haul

  • Willis calls for Vaughan to be axed

    Bob Willis has demanded Michael Vaughan be axed as captain following the team's World Cup exit

  • Vaughan epitomises England's headaches

    There are thrashings, there are wallopings and then there's what happened to England today

  • 'We were superb' - Smith

    As a Liverpool fan, Graeme Smith knows a thing or two about epic comebacks and though this wasn't in the Istanbul category, the nine-wicket pasting of a sorry England side was an emphatic riposte from a team that took umbrage at the Battle of the Bottle h

  • A gulf too brutally wide

    And so England's World Cup campaign ended with an embarrassment that was perhaps appropriate. Indeed, it would have been a travesty if they had gone any further for they had furnished no evidence so far that they belonged