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Highlights of South Africa Vs England, Group B Match at Centurion

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Hello folks welcome to the crucial match between South Africa and England at Centurion. England have won the toss and are batting first.

England Batting

Over 0.2: Boundary! D Steyn to A Strauss, pitched up delivery, places that well between the non striker and mid off to get a boundary for his sweet push along the line.

Over 1.1: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Joe Denly, pitched up delivery, flicks the inswinger through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 2.4: Boundary! D Steyn to A Strauss, bangs it short, pulls it away efficiently through squareleg for a boundary.

Over 3.4: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to A Strauss, half volley, flicks it off his pads through wide mid on for a boundary.

Over 4.1: Boundary! D Steyn to A Strauss, short and wide, cuts that away infront of point for a boundary.

Over 5.2: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Joe Denly, pitched up delivery, lifts that flat and straight through the line over the non striker for a boundary.

Over 7.4: Boundary! J Kallis to Joe Denly, thats a poor delivery at good length on the pads and Denly uses his wrists well to lift it over squareleg for a boundary.

Over 8.1: Boundary! D Steyn to A Strauss, pitched up delivery, throws his bat at a wide one and connects it well to get a boundary behind point.

Over 9.6: He is Caught! J Kallis to Joe Denly, bangs it short, the trap has worked out as far as SA is concerned. A man posted in the deep at deep squareleg who takes a comfortable catch to his right off an attempted hook shot from Denly.

Over 11.2: Sixer! A Morkel to Owais Shah, short of length delivery, shuffles across and plays a predetermined pull shot that sails all the way over mid wicket for a six!

Over 12.1: He is Caught! Wayne Parnell to A Strauss, good length delivery, slashes at a wide one and gets a thick edge that is caught brilliantly by the diving Boucher to his left hand.

Over 13.4: Boundary! A Morkel to Owais Shah, pitched up delivery, smashes it wristily through the legs of Collingwood for a boundary.

Over 19.6: Boundary! R van der Merwe to P Collingwood, quicker and flatter in the air, steps out and lifts it flat towards mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 20.2: Boundary! J Botha to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, gets a thick edge in his wristy drive that flies quickly past the keeper for a boundary.

Over 22.2: Boundary! J Botha to P Collingwood, flighted delivery, steps out and lifts it wristily over wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 27.3: Boundary! R van der Merwe to P Collingwood, flighted delivery, steps out and flicks it away through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 28.5: Boundary! J Duminy to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, drives it through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 28.6: Single. J Duminy to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, goes back and slices it behind point for a single that brings up his 12th ODI fifty.

Over 29.2: Sixer! R van der Merwe to P Collingwood, on the shorter side, moves back quickly and pulls it away flat over mid wicket for a six.

Over 30.3: Single. J Duminy to P Collingwood, on the shorter side, goes back and whips it to long on to bring up his 23rd ODI fifty.

Over 31.4: Sixer! R van der Merwe to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, steps out and lofts it cleanly over the bowler’s head for a six.

Over 32.1: Boundary! J Botha to P Collingwood, on the shorter side, goes back and hammers it through covers for a boundary.

Over 32.4: Boundary! J Botha to Owais Shah, flighted delivery, paddle sweeps it past short fine leg for a boundary.

Over 33.6: Sixer! R van der Merwe to Owais Shah, quicker and flatter in the air, slog sweeps it superbly over deep squareleg for a long six.

Over 34.3: Sixer! A Morkel to Owais Shah, short of length delivery, shuffles across and helps it along the way with a pick up shot over backward squareleg for a six!

Over 35.1: Sixer! D Steyn to Owais Shah, bangs it short, pulls it away into the crowd over backward squareleg for a six.

Over 35.2: Boundary! D Steyn to Owais Shah, bangs it short, pulls it away flat over mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 38.2: He is Caught! J Botha to Owais Shah, flatter trajectory delivery, gets a tiny inside edge onto the pad which balloons up and Boucher is alert enough to take a simple catch.

Over 39.2: Boundary! R van der Merwe to Eoin Morgan, quicker and flatter in the air, plays a reverse sweep which beats short thirdman to his right for a boundary.

Over 41.2: No runs. Wayne Parnell to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, inside edges his slog onto the pad and sends back Morgan. England have taken the batting powerplay.

Over 41.3: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, sits down on his knee and drags his slog along the ground to the backward squareleg boundary.

Over 41.6: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to Eoin Morgan, full toss, drives that wide one through covers for a boundary.

Over 42.2: Boundary! D Steyn to Eoin Morgan, full toss, drives it through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 43.1: Bowled him! Wayne Parnell to P Collingwood, pitched up delivery, drags his slog straight off the inside edge onto the leg stump!

Over 44.1: Boundary! D Steyn to Eoin Morgan, full toss, whacks it over the bowler’s head for a boundary.

Over 44.2: Sixer! D Steyn to Eoin Morgan, bangs it short, hooks it away over fine leg for a brilliant six!

Over 45.3: Boundary! Wayne Parnell to L Wright, pitched up delivery, sits down on his knee and paddles it to fine leg for a smart boundary.

Over 45.6: Run Out at the Non Striker’s end! Wayne Parnell to Eoin Morgan, pitched up delivery, smacks it back to the bowler who deflects it off his boot onto the bowling end stumps and Wright is caught backing up out of his crease!

Over 46.2: Two runs. J Botha to Eoin Morgan, flighted delivery, flicks it towards long on and steals a second which brings up his 8th ODI fifty, just the 26 balls to get to a fifty!

Over 46.4: He is Caught! J Botha to R Bopara, flatter trajectory delivery, top edges his slog sweep which is caught by Morkel who came running in from deep mid wicket.

Over 47.2: Bowled him! Wayne Parnell to S Broad, pitched up delivery, makes room to go through the off side but gets beaten by the full length yorker that takes the leg stump out of the base.

Over 47.5: Sixer! Wayne Parnell to Eoin Morgan, full toss, whacks it high over squarleg for a six.

Over 48.2: Sixer! J Botha to Eoin Morgan, quicker and flatter in the air, clears his frontfoot and launches it high over the bowler’s head for a six!

Over 49.2: He is Caught! D Steyn to Eoin Morgan, pitched up delivery, makes room and plays a smashing drive on the up but is brilliantly caught by a tumbling Smith at extra covers.

Over 49.6: Beaten! D Steyn to G Swann, pitched up delivery, plays all around a slower one outside off and can’t make any connection. South Africa need 324 runs to win from 50 overs.

South Africa Innings

Over 1.1: Boundary! Graham Onions to G Smith, short and rising delivery, gets back in the crease and pulls it away behind squareleg for a boundary.

Over 2.1: Boundary! J Anderson to H Gibbs, pitched up delivery, flicks the inswinger through mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 3.1: Boundary! Graham Onions to G Smith, short of length delivery, tucks it away past short fine leg for a boundary.

Over 3.4: Sixer! Graham Onions to H Gibbs, short of length delivery, gives him the charge and plays a flowing pull that sails into the crowd in the mid wicket region.

Over 5.1: Boundary! Graham Onions to H Gibbs, short and wide, plays a flowing drive off the backfoot through extra covers for a boundary.

Over 5.3: Boundary! Graham Onions to H Gibbs, pitched up delivery, gets another boundary through extra covers, this one coming off the frontfoot.

Over 6.6: He is Caught! J Anderson to H Gibbs, short and rising delivery, seems to have lost his grip on the handle and ends up pulling that one handed into the hands of mid on!

Over 7.6: Boundary! S Broad to G Smith, pitched up delivery, drives at a wide one and ends up with a thick edge that flies through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.

Over 9.5: Boundary! S Broad to J Kallis, pitched up delivery, drives it on the up through covers for a boundary.

Over 11.5: He is Caught! S Broad to J Kallis, bangs it short, lifts his leg up and tries to pull it over squareleg for a six but doesn’t get enough distance and height and is perfectly caught by the fielder on the boundary.

Over 12.3: Boundary! L Wright to G Smith, short of length delivery, pulls it away gloriously through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 14.2: No runs. L Wright to AB de Villiers, short and wide, cuts it in the air to backward point and Collingwood has put down an absolute sitter!

Over 14.6: Boundary! L Wright to G Smith, pitched up delivery, drifts onto the pads and gets flicked through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 15.4: Boundary! S Broad to AB de Villiers, pitched up delivery, drives it fluently through extra covers and beats the diving Bopara at the boundary.

Over 16.4: Boundary! L Wright to AB de Villiers, short and wide, cuts that over the top of point for a boundary.

Over 19.4: Boundary! P Collingwood to AB de Villiers, pitched up delivery, drives it fluently through extra covers for a boundary. England will need a breakthrough now, both batsmen in good touch.

Over 20.3: Boundary! G Swann to G Smith, on the shorter side, goes back and pulls it in the gap beating two fielders at deep squareleg for a boundary.

Over 20.4: Boundary! G Swann to G Smith, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back and pulls it away behind square and beats the fielder who over ran the ball. That brings up Smith’s fifty!

Over 22.4: Boundary! G Swann to AB de Villiers, flatter trajectory delivery, steps out and whacks it over mid wicket and there is a fielder Wright who stops the boundary but unfortunately deflects it away from the other fielder which results in a boundary.

Over 25.5: He is Caught! P Collingwood to AB de Villiers, short of length delivery, thats the breakthrough for England with Denly catching the big pull shot from AB at deep mid wicket! Heart breaking moment for the homeside though!

Over 31.1: Single. P Collingwood to G Smith, pitched up delivery, oh dear a simple catch has been put down by Owais Shah at mid on! Smith was early in his chip shot which harmlessly carried straight to Shah who probably didn’t keep his eyes on the ball!

Over 33.1: Boundary! L Wright to G Smith, short of length delivery, cuts that away forcefully behind point for a boundary. Smith had got a lb in the last ball of the last over. Wright has replaced Collingwood.

Over 34.1: Boundary! Graham Onions to G Smith, pitched up delivery, drives it down the ground beating the diving mid off for a boundary!

Over 35.1: Boundary! P Collingwood to J Duminy, pitched up delivery, plays a glorious flick shot through wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 35.4: Boundary! P Collingwood to G Smith, good length delivery, goes back and cuts it away behind point for a boundary to bring up his 9th ODI hundred!!

Over 36.6: Bowled him! G Swann to J Duminy, flatter trajectory delivery, goes back for a cut expecting it to be the off break but that was the arm ball which went on with the angle to clean up the leg stump!

Over 38.4: Boundary! G Swann to G Smith, quicker and flatter in the air, goes back and cuts it behind point for a boundary.

Over 39.4: Boundary! S Broad to M Boucher, pitched up delivery, squeezes that wide one with a flat bat to get a boundary behind point.

Over 39.6: Boundary! S Broad to G Smith, full toss, flicks it off his pads to fine leg for an easy boundary.

Over 40.1: Bowled him! J Anderson to M Boucher, short of length delivery, goes for probably what was a predetermined pull shot and ends up losing his off stump, that was just not short enough for the pull. Anderson has replaced Swann.

Over 42.1: Boundary! S Broad to A Morkel, pitched up delivery, whacks it across all along the ground through wide mid wicket for a boundary. SA have taken the batting powerplay. Broad has replaced Anderson.

Over 42.2: Sixer! S Broad to A Morkel, pitched up delivery, swings his arms across and clobbers that all the way over long on for a six!

Over 44.1: Run Out at the Striker’s end! S Broad to G Smith, pitched up delivery, swings across the line and is beaten, Morkel wants to take a bye and has no chance to beat Morgan’s direct throw! prior to this ball, Strauss didn’t allow Smith to get a runner.

Over 44.3: He is Caught! S Broad to J Botha, good length delivery, goes for the big shot but can only miscue it towards mid off.

Over 44.5: Boundary! S Broad to G Smith, pitched up delivery, lifts that handsomely over mid on for a boundary.

Over 44.6: Boundary! S Broad to G Smith, full toss, flicks it off his pads to fine leg for an easy boundary. 61 to win from 30 balls.

Over 45.2: Bowled him! J Anderson to R van der Merwe, pitched up delivery, goes for a smacking shot through the off side but gets done in by the full length yorker that takes the off and middle stumps out of the ground!

Over 46.1: Boundary! S Broad to G Smith, full toss, whacks it across flat over wide mid wicket for a boundary.

Over 46.5: He is Caught! S Broad to G Smith, good length delivery, makes room and goes for the big shot over long on but can only mishit the slower cutter high towards mid wicket where the fielder holds onto the skier.

Over 47.3: Boundary! J Anderson to D Steyn, pitched up delivery, clears his frontfoot and heaves it handsomely over wide long on for a boundary.

Over 49.2: Boundary! Graham Onions to D Steyn, short of length delivery, pulls it away efficiently through squareleg for a boundary.

Over 49.6: Five Runs! Graham Onions to Wayne Parnell, pitched up delivery, drives it straight to extra covers and Strauss fires a throw which misses the stumps and runs away to the boundary. England win by 22 runs.

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