Result
1st ODI (D/N), Bloemfontein, Feb 3 2016, England tour of South Africa
399/9
(33.3/33.3 ov, target 290)
250/5
England won by 39 runs (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
South Africa
SA Innings
Full commentary

9.34pm It's all over, England have won by 39 runs on D/L. Nothing left to see here. A fine game for as long as it lasted, and a valiant chase from Quinton de Kock in particular. But in the end, Jos Buttler's latest brutal onslaught underpinned a fine team effort from England, who take a 1-0 lead to Saturday's second ODI at Port Elizabeth. Have a read of David Hopps' match report before you go. From Alan Gardner and myself, good night.

9.31pm The umpires are out in the middle, we might have a decision soon. Most observers have given up the ghost ...

9.26pm Martin: "Unfunny joke: The World Drivers' Champion was questioned on his knowledge of cricket: "How much is a duck worth, Lewis?" He went mad calculating it." Yeah. That's about the measure of it ...

JC: "I think that if the game was to have 5 overs left (ie 39 overs available to SA) then their target would be 346, so only 96 runs in 5.3 overs at the easy pace of 17.45 RPO." Well, what are we waiting for? Bring it on ...

9.12pm Scratch that. The rain is back. Humbug.

Rishav: "Publish something to keep us awake miller or give a link to an interesting piece of article" ... Fair enough, here you go. Something that sums up the state of play. Say hello to my mate Joel while you drop by ...

Arthur Punter: "De Kock deserves to be on the winning team. Does he have any English blood?" That tends not to matter where the England team is concerned ... but I digress...

Tamim Arifin: "Lina, Will You Marry me? #I_am_not_kidding_at_all"

Faizan : "Miller, have you ever received any marriage proposals to publish via comments on cricinfo commentary? Given the frequency with which mine get published I am contemplating doing that. " No, but my former colleague Jenny Thompson did just that, and reader, she married him ... Fact.

9.10pm Right, the rain has stopped, the ultimate cut-off time is 10.18pm and we've probably got to factor in a half-hour mopping-up. There could be time for a five-over fight to the finish ...

Yousuf Syed: "Not to forget, De Kock has been keeping for 50 overs, and has been dictating terms from ball 1 of this innings too. The fact that the rain has come to spoil the party, I'd have given De Kock the MOM - if only as consolation. " If he gets the chance to finish off what he's started, it'lll be a shoo-in ..

8.50pm Stuart: "Thoughts on Man of the match? Does it have to go to someone on the winning team? What if they get back on the park and QdK smashes a 170 (or dare I dream, a double ton) yet SA still lose? Not disparaging Buttler's knock at all but a MotM award should be seen in it's singularity, not necessarily on the outcome of the match (just my two cents) " I agree, de Kock's knock has been the outstanding innings of the match. But arguably the man of the match should be Moeen Ali - 3 for 43, or even Ben Stokes for that match-turning catch. Imagine AB in full flow on this deck!

8.44pm The light rain has intensified, unfortunately. It is looking minging out there, but as Shaun Pollock says, think of the poor farmers! The drought is ending, just as South Africa's hopes in this game are ending...

Hamayoun: "Regarding the Stokes catch... coincidentally, Reese Topley's father, Don, also took a great one handed catch at the boundary when he was on as 12th man for England vs West Indies in the 1984 series, but couldn't stay inside the boundary. I still remember the glares he got from the other players, when I though he deserved at least an 'unlucky son'." Good memory, here's how "Ask" Steven Lynch remembered it ...

PS, some conspiracy theorists reckon Stokes also was out of bounds for his catch ... but the ropes had been blown out by some two metres ...

8.37pm So, the official finish time for this innings is, I believe, 9.15pm. However there is an extra half-hour available if a resumption is on the cards. So make of that what you will. Either way, it is currently soggy, England are currently winning, and Quinton de Kock is currently resting his cramping limbs after what has already been an astounding innings.

Chris: "Poor old Mick Lewis, he wasn't such a bad bowler, but he will always be remembered for that game. Just like Broad who in 100 years time will only be remembered for being smashed for 36 runs irrespective of what great height he manages to achieve. I admit that 19 wickets in a match might scratch out that enduring memory." I suspect, in England and Australia, he is probably more likely to be remembered for this innings ... but I take your point!

8.31pm Meanwhile, if you are at a loose end, and are likely to still be at a loose end come Sunday, February 21, our chums at All Out Cricket are hosting a day-long cricket festival at Lord's, with player Q&As, coaching sessions and equipment expos ... and you can win a pair of VIP passes by going to this link right here

Jmani: "Miller, Since you have nothing to report now, why don't you post all the feedback that come by your way and keep the readers happy. That's the primary objective right? Having a rest @cricinfo office is a shame " Alright alright, a man cannot commentate without the occasional trip to the kettle, you know...

8.28pm So, not a lot to report for now. Though Firdose Moonda tells me that Bloemfontein rain is very similar to Johannesburg rain ... wet liable to come and go very dramatically. We shall see ...

8.22pm Uh oh ... seems as though those D/L updates were handy after all. The rain has arrived, and we are off the field for now ...

Talking of D/L, the par score at the end of 34 overs would be 290 ... England are more comfortably placed than de Kock's magnificence would imply ...

Kushal: "Back in 2006 , SA were 50 runs and 1 wkt ahead (chasing 35 runs more) , with 2 new batsmen on crease. i would consider this to even with current situation . lets see how this ends?"

33.3
4
Jordan to Behardien, FOUR runs
that is a fantastic way to get off the mark! Little more than a pushed drive, on the up, and whistling through the covers, albeit with a bit of a misfield ...
33.2
1
Jordan to de Kock, 1 run
wristily drilled into the covers. Smartly gathered

Rob: "Rilee c Willey b Ali .. sounds silly?" Tee hee hee

33.1
Jordan to de Kock, no run
width and driven hard to cover