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RESULT
4th ODI (D/N), Johannesburg, February 12, 2016, England tour of South Africa
(47.2/50 ov, T:263) 266/9

South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 16 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
62 (38) & 1/52
chris-morris
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Scorecard summary
England 262/10(47.5 overs)
Joe Root 109 (124)
Alex Hales 50 (56)
Kagiso Rabada4/45 (9.5)
Imran Tahir3/46 (10)
South Africa 266/9(47.2 overs)

9.44pm So, that pretty much sums it up. An incredible game, an incredible finish, and a thrilling finale to come in Cape Town on Sunday. George Dobell has the story of the night in his match report, so have a read of that. and tune in in two days' time for the finale. From myself and Alan Gardner, goodnight

9.35pm Right, time for some presentations. Here's Eoin Morgan.

"At the halfway stage it was South Africa's game to lose, Joe Root was magnificent again but we pegged it back with some great bowling. The game ebbed and flowed, but it was our game to win at the end."

"Woakesy got the ball moving around, they played out of their skin but we had chances in the field and that's the disappointing thing. But to see the fight they showed is hugely encouraging."

AB de Villiers: "We didn't need a nine-downer tonight, but what a fantastic game. Very happy at halfway, we had an opportunity to bowl them out for 150 but we thought that 260 was very chaseable. A bit naughty with my run-out and a couple of soft wickets. But I'm happy to be on the winning side and take it to Cape Town."

The Man of the Match, unsurprisingly, is Chris Morris. "A lot of work on my batting in the last few months, and just happy to take the win tonight. When Dave got out we were in a bit of strife. Luckily they dropped me and I thought, this is a chance to play cricket for your country, when it's in your arc, you can hit it."

And some. And the jolly nice chap has decided to hand over his match fee and his match award to the Pink Day coffers. He's got a few spare rand lying around his kitbag these days, but that's a lovely gesture.

9.30pm Ebb, flow, give, take, runs, wickets, cut, thrust, it's been a fantastic night, probably the best one-wicket South Africa victory at the Wanderers for ... oooh, maybe one month shy of ten years?

Anil: "Morris reminds me of Lance Klusener, specifically his exploits at the 1999 World Cup" Oh, good shout. And a happier ending too ...

Jayesh Mohan: "Men did the same as that of women. Eng women scored 262 and SA women chased that down.....what a day for he proteas!!!!!!!!!cheers!!!!"

9.25pm Tahir has his glory run with the pads on for a change, and wow, what an incredible match we have witnessed! South Africa have squared the series, from 0-2 to 2-2, with the decider at Cape Town to come. Incredible gritty resolve, with Chris Morris's 30-ball fifty turning the contest on its head. Credit too, to Tahir, for his three-wicket haul in the first instance and his calm slotting of the winning stroke too. Kagiso Rabada's four wickets were vital in snuffing out England's fightback with the bat, and let's not forget Joe Root's heroics with the bat too. His 109 ensured that we had a contest at all, after England's collapse to 108 for 6.

47.2
4
Rashid to Tahir, FOUR runs

legbreak, big spin, Tahir mows through the covers, for the win!

So, all that training at Adelaide Strikers... comes down to this

Legspinner to legspinner. Scores level. Jeepers creepers

47.1
W
Rashid to Morris, OUT

googly, and Rashid has stunned the Wanderers! Wow, it's like a vacuum cleaner has parked its nozzle over the top of the stadium. Morris had a wipe, glory in sight, but didn't pick it whatsoever!

Chris Morris b Rashid 62 (38b 3x4 4x6) SR: 163.15
end of over 477 runs
SA: 262/8CRR: 5.57 RRR: 0.33
Kyle Abbott3 (11)
Chris Morris62 (37)
Ben Stokes 10-0-45-2
Stuart Broad 7-0-55-1

Siva: "Some one having so hard time in eating up their words "they aren't winning the series" in reference to SA" I reiterate, that was present tense, not a prediction. But on we go, a mighty finish!

46.6
Stokes to Abbott, no run

dabbed into the covers, Abbott does his part of the bargain ... now then Chuck

Mohd Irshad: "What is the state of mind of Rashid???" Perplexed. The game was in his hands ...

46.5
1
Stokes to Morris, 1 run

smashed down the ground, is that the match? No! Well fielded at mid-on, and Abbott has one ball to face

46.4
Stokes to Morris, no run

low full toss but booming inswing, that's the ball for the moment and Morris can't get it away

two runs. 21 balls ... someone has kept that six as a souvenir, so here comes a replacement. Surprised that doesn't happen more often ... actually, it's been coughed up now. Here we go...

46.3
6
Stokes to Morris, SIX runs

on the pads, a swivel-pull over the leg-side and that is a stunning riposte! South Africa are almost home and hosed!

46.2
Stokes to Morris, no run

shorter but straight again, taking the pace off the ball, and Morris tries to wind up a leg-side wallop but is beaten ...

46.1
Stokes to Morris, no run

that is a nut and a half in the circumstances. No close fielders whatsoever, and a pearling inswinging yorker that demands a block and nothing else

Ben Stokes. Who Makes Things Happen. Needs to make things happen

end of over 4615 runs
SA: 255/8CRR: 5.54 RRR: 2.00
Kyle Abbott3 (10)
Chris Morris55 (32)
Stuart Broad 7-0-55-1
Chris Woakes 8-1-42-1

krish: "Is it chuck norris or chris morris playing" ... too good, no comeback ...

45.6
Broad to Abbott, no run

solid crease-bound defence, and an utterly redundant raise of the palm to his colleague to stay "stay there!" You don't say!

Vikas Jangid: "I asked "Who is Morris?" on IPL auction day.. I got my answer this guy deserves 7 crore.. Completely stealing the game single-handedly.."

45.5
Broad to Abbott, no run

outside off, and Abbott earns one of the biggest cheers of the day for a calm shouldering of the arms

45.4
1
Broad to Morris, 1 run

driven more circumspectly for a single to long-off, and Abbott has two balls to survive. In the absolute most literal sense. It's a one-man show now ...

Karthik: "And, few eyebrows where raised when Morris went for more than a million in the IPL auction!" Not no more ... who knew!

45.3
4
Broad to Morris, FOUR runs

slower ball, but it makes no difference! Morris is seeing it like a comet, and Broad is burning up like the Philae Lander as it approaches the sun!

What can England do here - they have no choice but to go for wickets now

45.2
4
Broad to Morris, FOUR runs

full and flogged through the covers! He's got a 30-ball fifty, and the match in the palm of his hands!

Sufyan: "I think CH Morris want to justify his Price for IPL :)" If that doesn't make him feel like a rock 'n roll star, what will?

45.1
6
Broad to Morris, SIX runs

wide of the crease, Morris rocks back, sensing the length and absolutely battering it into the stratosphere at deep midwicket!

23 from 30, and the crowd is going stark raving mad ... here's Broad ...

end of over 4514 runs
SA: 240/8CRR: 5.33 RRR: 4.60
Kyle Abbott3 (8)
Chris Morris40 (28)
Chris Woakes 8-1-42-1
Reece Topley 8-1-39-2

Now then, is it time for Stuart Broad to earn his recall?

44.6
Woakes to Abbott, no run

back of a length, trying to steal a singel to short cover, but wisely turned down ...

Sai: "I just saw the stefan comment and you said there like "They aren't winning the series". How can you say that as the match is not over yet?" They are 2-1 down ... QED. But it could yet be a decider at Newlands on Sunday ...

44.5
1
Woakes to Morris, 1 run

outside off, drilled out to the cover sweeper

44.4
Woakes to Morris, no run

much better, fuller and straighter, and beats a tentative crease-bound push

44.4
1w
Woakes to Morris, 1 wide

a horrid wide, Woakes is trying too hard and this one gets stuck in his knuckles

44.3
2
Woakes to Morris, 2 runs

too wide, and slammed out to the point boundary. Moeen knee-slides to save the four, but that wasn't the right ball for his field

England need wickets.

Obvious Owen: "You are stealing my thunder with your comments today buddy. " Morris might be stealing everyone's at this rate!

44.2
6
Woakes to Morris, SIX runs

smashed! In the slot and torpedoed over cow corner! That was a sensational strike, and he barely left his pose, let alone the crease

Best performances - batters
JE Root
JE Root ENG
109 runs (124)
10 fours1 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
pull
24 runs
4 fours0 six
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CH Morris
CH Morris SA
62 runs (38)
3 fours4 sixes
Control
74%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
0 four4 sixes
8084107322
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
K Rabada SA
O
9.5
M
1
R
45
W
4
ECO
4.57
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir SA
O
10
M
0
R
46
W
3
ECO
4.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Chris Morris
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3737
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days12 February 2016 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
South Africa
Shaun George
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
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