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England tour of South Africa 2015-16
3rd ODI, South Africa vs England at SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa (09 Feb 2016)
England

318/8 (50) RR:6.36

South Africa won by 7 wkts

MOM: Quinton de Kock
South Africa

319/3 (46.2) RR:6.88

Whew! So England finish with 318/8 - A total that didn't look possible at the half-way stage. Credit should go to Root, Hales and Stokes who dug deep and helped England post a mammoth total. You might argue 318 isn't a mammoth total considering the recent ODI trend. But 300-plus has never been chased at this venue and South Africa should chase the improbable to stay alive in the series. There's some uneven bounce and batting under lights might be a bit easier. Let's see who will play the role of Root and Stokes for South Africa. Be back in about 30 minutes...

Over: 50 2 2 6 1 0 1 ENG 318/8
Adil Rashid 13(8) Willey 13(7) Kyle Abbott 10-0-50-2

49.6 - Kyle Abbott to Adil Rashid, 1 run, full toss outside off, Rashid shuffles and fetches the pull from there, only a single down to deep mid-wicket

49.5 - Kyle Abbott to Adil Rashid, no run, very full delivery angled in outside off, Rashid couldn't keep it out

49.4 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, 1 run, low full toss outside off, smashed straight towards long-off

49.3 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, SIX, this guy can bat! Length delivery, there to be hit, Willey pulls it straight into the grass banks over the deep square leg fence

49.2 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, 2 runs, full and wide, Willey drives it to the right of long-off and good running takes care of the rest

49.1 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, 2 runs, short and on middle and leg, Willey swivels and pulls along the ground to fine leg

Over: 49 1 0 2 0 4 6 ENG 306/8
Adil Rashid 12(6) Willey 2(3) Rabada 10-0-65-2

48.6 - Rabada to Adil Rashid, SIX, full toss outside off, Rashid clatters the flat-bat stroke over deep extra cover

48.5 - Rabada to Adil Rashid, FOUR, length delivery in the swinging arc for Rashid, he whips powerfully over square leg, couple of bounces and into the fence

48.4 - Rabada to Adil Rashid, no run, good length on the stumps, Rashid backs away and slaps to the left of Rabada who dives and fields

48.3 - Rabada to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, low full toss down leg, Rashid picks it off his pads and thumps it off the toe-end, a fumble by Tahir at deep square meant an easy second

48.2 - Rabada to Adil Rashid, no run, short ball on the stumps, Rashid looks to pull and misses, beaten for the pace

48.1 - Rabada to Willey, 1 run, very full on middle and leg, Willey goes hard on the drive, gets it off the toe-end towards long-on

Over: 48 1 W W Wd 0 1 0 ENG 293/8
Adil Rashid 0(1) Willey 1(2) Kyle Abbott 9-0-38-2

47.6 - Kyle Abbott to Adil Rashid, no run, off-cutter in the corridor of uncertainty, Rashid tries to run it down to third man, beaten

47.5 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, 1 run, low full toss outside off, driven along the carpet towards deep cover

47.4 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, no run, QDK was excited but there was no wood on that meaning no hat-trick for Kyle Abbott. Angled across from a good length, Willey pokes and misses

47.4 - Kyle Abbott to Willey, wide, wide of off, hat-trick will stay

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

47.3 - Kyle Abbott to Jordan, out Caught by Duminy!! TWO IN TWO for Kyle Abbott and guess what! He's on a hat-trick now. Back-of-the-hand slower length delivery outside off, Jordan makes room and drives aerially over cover. For a moment it looked as he hit alright but Duminy runs in from sweeper cover to collect the simplest of catches. Jordan c Duminy b Kyle Abbott 3(5)

Kyle Abbott to Jordan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

David Willey, left handed bat, comes to the crease

47.2 - Kyle Abbott to Stokes, out Caught by Behardien!! End of a splendid knock from Stokes! Full delivery tailed away late outside off, Stokes was committed to the loft, ekes it off the toe of the bat and holes out to Behardien at long-off. Stokes c Behardien b Kyle Abbott 53(37) [4s-5 6s-2]

Kyle Abbott to Stokes, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

47.1 - Kyle Abbott to Jordan, 1 run, low full toss outside off, 132 ks, driven through extra cover and he is happy to get off strike

Kyle Abbott [8.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

Over: 47 1 1L 1 1 1 1 ENG 290/6
Jordan 2(3) Stokes 53(36) Rabada 9-0-52-2

46.6 - Rabada to Jordan, 1 run, full and straight, pacy too, Jordan gets across to on-drive it towards long-on

46.5 - Rabada to Stokes, 1 run, very full outside off, Stokes squeezes the drive through cover

46.4 - Rabada to Jordan, 1 run, short and just outside off, Jordan swivels and pulls it to long leg

46.3 - Rabada to Stokes, 1 run, clubbed to long-on

46.2 - Rabada to Jordan, leg byes, 1 run, good length on the pads, Jordan misses on the tickle and the ball runs off the pad towards fine leg

46.1 - Rabada to Stokes, 1 run, full and wide, thrashed through extra cover

Kagiso Rabada [8.0-0-47-2] is back into the attack

Chris Jordan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 46 0 1 1 4 1 W ENG 284/6
Moeen Ali 3(9) Stokes 50(33) M Morkel 10-0-63-1

45.6 - M Morkel to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Amla!! Amla in the action again. Shortish and outside off, Ali shuffles and whips it nonchalantly (played it one-legged - Flamingo-esque), timed it well but placed it towards the fielder. Amla at deep backward square moves across to his left and takes a tumbling catch. Moeen Ali c Amla b M Morkel 3(9)

M Morkel to Moeen Ali, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.5 - M Morkel to Stokes, 1 run, fifty for Stokes! Flicks a full delivery to deep mid-wicket and gets across to the other end, no real celebration as he knows there's some work to be done

45.4 - M Morkel to Stokes, FOUR, full toss on the stumps, Stokes goes deep inside the crease to get that extra timing, smashed it straight down the ground, one bounce and over the ropes

45.3 - M Morkel to Moeen Ali, 1 run, off-cutter from a length, just outside off, Ali half-turns and clips it to deep backward square

45.2 - M Morkel to Stokes, 1 run, full one at the stumps, Stokes flicks it to deep square

45.1 - M Morkel to Stokes, no run, slower back of a length delivery angled across the batsman, Stokes was trying to pull but was beaten by the lack of pace

Morne Morkel [9.0-0-56-0] is back into the attack

Over: 45 1 1 1 0 0 0 ENG 277/5
Moeen Ali 2(7) Stokes 44(29) Wiese 10-0-64-1

44.6 - Wiese to Moeen Ali, no run, too full and just beside the tramline, Ali couldn't get under it, looks to squeeze it down to third man and misses

44.5 - Wiese to Moeen Ali, no run, another shortish delivery wide of off, Ali had to fetch it from there, ends up mistiming the drive back to the bowler - Would have been a wide had Ali left that

44.4 - Wiese to Moeen Ali, no run, short and wide of off, Ali tries to cut, gets a bottom edge which dribbles towards the keeper

44.3 - Wiese to Stokes, 1 run, full outside off, Stokes was on the walk as he carves it towards extra cover

44.2 - Wiese to Moeen Ali, 1 run, slower full delivery outside off, Ali lifts it over the non-striker, only a single down to long-off

44.1 - Wiese to Stokes, 1 run, full toss outside off, Stokes was crease-bound as he muscles it wide of long-on

Over: 44 1 0 0 1 2 1 ENG 274/5
Stokes 42(27) Moeen Ali 1(3) Behardien 2-0-13-0

43.6 - Behardien to Stokes, 1 run, another one that's pitched fuller, Stokes drives to deep extra cover

43.5 - Behardien to Stokes, 2 runs, shuffles a tad and biffs this wide of long-on for a double

43.4 - Behardien to Moeen Ali, 1 run, full just outside off, Ali drives past mid-off and is off the mark with a single

43.3 - Behardien to Moeen Ali, no run, yorker on middle and leg, Ali keeps it out

43.2 - Behardien to Moeen Ali, no run, kept low outside off, Ali looks to punch but misses, QDK does well to collect that - Considering the awkward bounce off the surface

43.1 - Behardien to Stokes, 1 run, driven down to long-on

Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 43 0 1 4 6 1 W ENG 269/5
Root 125(113) Stokes 38(24) Wiese 9-0-61-1

42.6 - Wiese to Root, out Root Run Out!! Another run out but Root has done his job. This was a low full toss at the stumps, Root clubs it straight back and it clatters the sticks at the bowler's end. Stokes was sitting inside his crease and was never keen on the single. Root was half-way down the track as the ball ricocheted towards mid-wicket. Wiese sprints, gathers the ball and flings it to QDK who runs Joe Root out. Root wasn't even in the frame. Root run out (Wiese/de Kock) 125(113) [4s-10 6s-5]

Wiese to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

42.5 - Wiese to Stokes, 1 run, full delivery, drilled straight down the ground, only a single on offer

42.4 - Wiese to Stokes, SIX, that ball had six written all over it - Only after it kissed the booming blade of Stokes. Length delivery on the stumps, Stokes heaves for a maximum over wide long-on

42.3 - Wiese to Stokes, FOUR, on a length and outside off, Stokes drives and got it wide of long-off, Abbott runs across to his right and puts in the dive, couldn't prevent the boundary

42.2 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, skips out and muscles the flat-bat stroke towards long-on

42.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, guess Root is bored of playing textbook strokes. He wants to try the out-of-the-ordinary stuff, jumps inside the crease and tries to reverse slap it towards third man, the length delivery kept low and beats Root's dancing blade

David Wiese [8.0-0-49-1] is back into the attack

Over: 42 1 1 4 1 0 1 ENG 257/4
Root 124(110) Stokes 27(21) Behardien 1-0-8-0

41.6 - Behardien to Root, 1 run, very full on middle and leg, Root was surprised by the lack of pace as he drags the drive towards long-on

41.5 - Behardien to Root, no run, Root tries to repeat what Stokes did 2 balls ago but this time the line is just outside off and Root couldn't get bat on ball - Or maybe Root was early on the stroke

41.4 - Behardien to Stokes, 1 run, on the stumps, tucked away to fine leg

41.3 - Behardien to Stokes, FOUR, Wohoooo! What was that Ben Stokes? It was a length delivery that kept a bit low, on the stumps and Stokes plays a reverse sweep, threaded the gap between backward point and short third man, superbly timed and placed!

41.2 - Behardien to Root, 1 run, full toss on off, Root goes for the cross-batted drive through mid-wicket

41.1 - Behardien to Stokes, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven to long-off

Farhaan Behardien, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 41 4 1L 1 6 0 1 ENG 249/4
Stokes 21(18) Root 122(107) Rabada 8-0-47-2

40.6 - Rabada to Stokes, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, Stokes drills it to mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. Puts in the dive as Duminy fails to knock over the stumps

40.5 - Rabada to Stokes, no run, yorker around off, Stokes digs it out

40.4 - Rabada to Stokes, SIX, another short one from Rabada and Stokes has smacked it. Sat up outside off and Stokes fetched it from there, middled the pull and it went for a maximum over deep mid-wicket

40.3 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away towards fine leg

40.2 - Rabada to Stokes, leg byes, 1 run, good length delivery that pitched outside leg, Stokes was late on the flick, missed and is rapped in front of middle and leg. ABD, after a brief chat with his fielders, signals for a review but all that excitement was gone very soon...

South Africa review: For lbw against Stokes, no inside edge. Did that pitch outside leg? Looks like so and yep! It pitched outside leg and the review goes in vain...

40.1 - Rabada to Stokes, FOUR, short and begging to be hit, Stokes obliges as he clobbers the pull past a diving mid-wicket, beats the fielder to his right

Kagiso Rabada [7.0-0-35-2] is back into the attack

Over: 40 1 0 4 0 1 1 ENG 236/4
Stokes 10(13) Root 121(106) Tahir 8-0-56-0

39.6 - Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, drives this full delivery to sweeper cover

39.5 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, low full toss down leg, Root kneels down and sweeps behind square on the leg-side

39.4 - Tahir to Root, no run, flicked to mid-wicket

39.3 - Tahir to Root, FOUR, that's the shot of the day for me. He stoops down on one knee and goes for an inside out loft over extra cover, just bounced in front of the ropes, that shot deserved a six!

39.2 - Tahir to Root, no run, dragged down and directed down leg, Root advances and doesn't allow the ball to spin, hit on the pads as he misses out on the big hit

39.1 - Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, flicked off the pads towards deep mid-wicket

Over: 39 1 6 0 4 0 0 ENG 229/4
Root 116(102) Stokes 8(11) M Morkel 9-0-56-0

38.6 - M Morkel to Root, no run, tailed in from a length, on the hip and Root finds backward square on the clip

38.5 - M Morkel to Root, no run, fullish and at the stumps, driven towards deepish mid-on

38.4 - M Morkel to Root, FOUR, Root has seen enough, he just wants to hit fours and sixes now. Short ball on offer and Root swivels to pull this over mid-wicket for a one-bounce four

38.3 - M Morkel to Root, no run, dabbed away towards point

38.2 - M Morkel to Root, SIX, Root is dealing in sixes here. He advances and flays this short delivery for a maximum over deep point. The fielder from sweeper looked interested but the ball was travelling...

38.1 - M Morkel to Stokes, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Stokes steers it to third man

Over: 38 0 1 0 1 Wd 6 0 ENG 218/4
Root 106(97) Stokes 7(10) Tahir 7-0-49-0

37.6 - Tahir to Root, no run, flicked to mid-wicket

37.5 - Tahir to Root, SIX, another candyfloss on offer and Root doesn't miss out on the full toss. Bludgeons it right off the meat, flat six over the cow corner fence

37.5 - Tahir to Root, wide, spinning down leg, googly, Root doesn't bother

37.4 - Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, driven to the left of a diving bowler

37.3 - Tahir to Stokes, no run, blocked from the crease

37.2 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, ever wondered why cricket experts rate Joe Root as one of the finest batsmen of this era? This is one of those many reasons. When the going gets tough, the tough get going - Root just proved that saying right. He reaches his landmark with a punch down to long-on, gets to the other end and takes his helmet off to acknowledge the applause. Well played Joe!

37.1 - Tahir to Root, no run, flatter and on the stumps, pushed towards mid-wicket

Over: 37 Wd 1 0 1 2 1 4 ENG 209/4
Stokes 6(8) Root 99(93) M Morkel 8-0-45-0

36.6 - M Morkel to Stokes, FOUR, ah! That's some shot from Stoksey. A bit fuller and just outside off, Stokes punched it past mid-on, beating the fielder to his right, it flew off the bat in no time

36.5 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, full outside off, Root leans on the front foot and drives, slotted it through extra cover and wanted two, sent back

36.4 - M Morkel to Root, 2 runs, good length outside off, Root punches square on the off-side and hustles for a double

36.3 - M Morkel to Stokes, 1 run, width on offer and Stokes steers it down to third man

36.2 - M Morkel to Stokes, no run, back of a length around fifth stump line, Stokes comes across and defends it off the inside half

36.1 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, another leg-sidish delivery from Morkel and Root finds a single with a flick to fine leg, just one hit away now

36.1 - M Morkel to Root, wide, too full and too straight, down leg and Root was late on the leg-glance

Morne Morkel [7.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

Over: 36 1 0 0 1 6 1 ENG 199/4
Root 95(90) Stokes 1(5) Tahir 6-0-40-0

35.6 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, works this through mid-wicket and Root will keep strike

35.5 - Tahir to Root, SIX, "Imran Tahir continues to struggle" as Mic. Holding points out on air. He bowled a flurry of full tosses last match and now again! Dishes out a hip-high full toss which Root smokes it with utter disdain over the cow corner fence

35.4 - Tahir to Stokes, 1 run, Tahir continues to fire those googlies and Stokes is happy to punch this down to long-off

35.3 - Tahir to Stokes, no run, another googly around off, pushed back to the bowler

35.2 - Tahir to Stokes, no run, googly just outside off, Stokes taps with soft hands towards point

35.1 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, quicker one at Root's toes, wristed to deep mid-wicket

Imran Tahir [5.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Over: 35 2 0 0 1 0 0 ENG 190/4
Stokes 0(2) Root 87(87) Kyle Abbott 8-0-35-0

34.6 - Kyle Abbott to Stokes, no run, similar pace and similar delivery, Stokes punches hard, mis-hits towards mid-off

34.5 - Kyle Abbott to Stokes, no run, 133ks good length around off, Stokes presents the full face of the bat as he blocks it back

34.4 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 1 run, another good-looking punch stroke from Root, through cover and he is off for an easy single

34.3 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, yorker aiming for the base of off, Root digs it out

34.2 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, lifter outside off, Root lets it be

34.1 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 2 runs, Root seems to be batting on a different surface, hops inside the crease and punches this length delivery through cover. Sweetly timed!

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 34 0 0 1 0 2 W ENG 187/4
Eoin Morgan 8(24) Root 84(83) Wiese 8-0-49-1

33.6 - Wiese to Eoin Morgan, out Caught by Amla!! A leaping take by Amla at mid-wicket and Morgan's troubles in the middle comes to an end. This was full and around off, Morgan was going hard at it - Probably trying to hit it straight, (mistimed off the toe-end) the bat handle turns on impact and ends up offering an easy catch to Amla. Eoin Morgan c Amla b Wiese 8(24)

Wiese to Eoin Morgan, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

33.5 - Wiese to Eoin Morgan, 2 runs, Morgan dances down the track and goes with the pull, got it off the outside half but placed it over the man at mid-wicket

33.4 - Wiese to Eoin Morgan, no run, 126ks fullish on the stumps, Morgan pushes it towards mid-off

33.3 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, opens the bat face and dabs it solidly towards third man

33.2 - Wiese to Root, no run, shuffles across a smidgen too early and was surprised by the lack of bounce on this length delivery, yanks his bottom hand off and as he defends with soft hands

33.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, comes forward and drives this full ball to mid-off

Over: 33 1 1 1 0 0 0 ENG 184/3
Eoin Morgan 6(21) Root 83(80) Kyle Abbott 7-0-32-0

32.6 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, no run, full outside off, Morgan pushes it towards cover

32.5 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, no run, another swing and a miss from Morgan, length outside off and Morgan couldn't lay bat on ball

32.4 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, no run, short of length on the stumps, Morgan punched it back towards the bowler. Abbott tried to parry it towards the stumps but couldn't do so, he appeals assuming the ball might go on and hit the stumps, but all that proved to be a fantasy

32.3 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 1 run, short and just outside off, Root pulls off the front foot, along the ground through mid-wicket

32.2 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Morgan hangs back inside the crease to run this down to third man, thinks of a second but Root wasn't interested

32.1 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 1 run, hip-tickler from Abbott, on a length and Root clips it behind square on the leg-side

That will be drinks. South Africa did well to pull things back by dismissing Hales and Buttler in quick succession. Morgan looked scratchy in his brief stay while Root has looked fluent. The ball isn't coming on nicely but England will fancy their chances in the final overs. A target closer to 300 will be a good one. Just a reminder: 300 has never been chased at this venue

Over: 32 0 1 1 6 0 1 ENG 181/3
Root 81(78) Eoin Morgan 5(17) Wiese 7-0-46-0

31.6 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, eased down to long-on and Root will keep strike

31.5 - Wiese to Root, no run, lifter just outside off, Root was trying to ramp it over the keeper, missed it by a mile

31.4 - Wiese to Root, SIX, Wiese goes wide of the crease and angles it in from a fullish length, Root took a calculated risk there. Saw long-on was a bit wide and went through with the loft, came down the track and skewed it off the inside half, but it went for a flat six over the long-on fence

31.3 - Wiese to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, 132ks good length just outside off, Morgan stays still inside the crease and guides it with an open-face towards third man

31.2 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, short of length outside off, Root chops the cut behind backward point

31.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, fuller and wider of off, Root crouches low and drives, mistimed towards cover

David Wiese [6.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

Over: 31 0 1 2 0 1 0 ENG 172/3
Eoin Morgan 4(16) Root 73(73) Kyle Abbott 6-0-29-0

30.6 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, no run, can't understand this ploy from Morgan. The ball isn't coming nicely but he is giving the charge more often than not. This fullish delivery kept a bit low and sneaked under the slashing blade of Eoin Morgan, beaten for the umpteenth time

30.5 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 1 run, 136ks shortish outside off, Root cuts to the right of point and is content with a single to sweeper

30.4 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, short and outside off, Root was trying to cut it hard, gets it off the inside half towards point

30.3 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 2 runs, short and around off, Root half-swivels and pulls aerially over mid-wicket, didn't time that well but good enough to nab a couple of runs

30.2 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, sits back inside the crease to ride this length delivery down to third man

30.1 - Kyle Abbott to Eoin Morgan, no run, beaten again! That's a big whoosh from Morgan, plants his back foot inside the crease looking to flay it through cover, the ball was pacy and wide of off

Kyle Abbott [5.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack

Over: 30 0 0 1 0 0 1 ENG 168/3
Eoin Morgan 3(13) Root 70(70) M Morkel 7-0-35-0

29.6 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, tucks this length delivery in front of mid-wicket and hustles for a quick single

29.5 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, no run, waltzes down the track and tries to heave this full delivery back over the bowler, Morkel hurled it wider of off and Morgan fails to connect

29.4 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, no run, this one bounce a fraction extra than Morgan expected, rises on his toes to defend this short of length delivery towards cover

29.3 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, on the pads and that will be easy pickings for Root who clips through mid-wicket

29.2 - M Morkel to Root, no run, uneven bounce! This one kept low, on a length and in the corridor of uncertainty, Root was in two minds. Wanted to punch it but the ball kept low and beat him on the bottom edge

29.1 - M Morkel to Root, no run, fullish and curled in, Root flicks and picks out mid-wicket

Over: 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 ENG 166/3
Eoin Morgan 2(10) Root 69(67) Tahir 5-0-31-0

28.6 - Tahir to Eoin Morgan, no run, this time he middles the cut but straight to backward point

28.5 - Tahir to Eoin Morgan, no run, floated up around middle and off, Morgan was trying to go for the reverse sweep, was a smidgen early on the stroke, he misses and is hit around the chest

28.4 - Tahir to Eoin Morgan, no run, quicker again, Morgan pushes this with soft hands towards cover

28.3 - Tahir to Eoin Morgan, no run, quicker and outside off, Morgan goes hard on the cut, ends up chopping it back towards the bowler

28.2 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, on the pads, leg-glance towards fine leg

28.1 - Tahir to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, in the air and just in front of the fielder! Flatter and around the fourth stump channel, Morgan drops to one knee and goes for his favourite stroke - A slog sweep that swirls high in the air, goes on the bounce to the fielder at deep square

Imran Tahir [4.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Over: 28 1 0 0 0 1 0 ENG 164/3
Root 68(66) Eoin Morgan 1(5) M Morkel 6-0-33-0

27.6 - M Morkel to Root, no run, good length just outside off, punched with an open bat face towards point

A slight delay as Morkel had to tie his bootlaces..

27.5 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Morkel continues to trouble Morgan with his extra bounce, back of a length on middle and leg, Morgan manages to tuck it in front of mid-wicket, off the mark with a single

27.4 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, no run, this one held on the pitch, angled in late from a length, Morgan moves around the crease to clip. Misses and is struck high on the pads

27.3 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, no run, slanted across on a length, wide of off, Morgan flashes hard but could only meet with thin air

27.2 - M Morkel to Eoin Morgan, no run, pacy length delivery angled across the left-hander, Morgan has a good look at it before he let that go

27.1 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, short and around the sixth, seventh stump line, Root opens the bat face to angle it down to third man

Over: 27 1 W 0 1 W 0 ENG 162/3
Eoin Morgan 0(1) Root 67(64) Rabada 7-0-35-2

26.6 - Rabada to Eoin Morgan, no run, back of a length on and around off, a loud grunt of "nooo" from the English skipper as he blocked it towards cover

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

26.5 - Rabada to Buttler, out Caught by Duminy!! Whew! A surprise. Jos Buttler who looked impeccable in the series so far is gone for a first-ball duck. Seemed like a trap from the Proteas. This full delivery was speared into Buttler's pads and he wanted to flick it fine. Placed it in the air (only for a fleeting moment) and backward short leg takes a tumbling catch to his right. Buttler c Duminy b Rabada 0(1)

Rabada to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

26.4 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, serves up width on a fuller length and Root gets his timing right on this drive, a single to sweeper cover

26.3 - Rabada to Root, no run, pitched up wide of off, Root presses on the front foot and was looking to drive, his back foot was firm though, beaten on the outside edge

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

26.2 - Rabada to Hales, out Caught by M Morkel!! No 100 for Hales again. It was a short delivery angled in and Hales couldn't resist his pull stroke. Could only manage a thick top-edge which flies down to fine leg. The gentle giant Morkel comes forward and accepts it gleefully. Hales c M Morkel b Rabada 65(73) [4s-8]

Rabada to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

26.1 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, full outside off, driven to sweeper cover

Over: 26 4 1 4 1 0 4 ENG 160/1
Hales 65(72) Root 65(61) M Morkel 5-0-31-0

25.6 - M Morkel to Hales, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Hales chips it in the air but was in control as he places it wide of deep square. 14 off the over

25.5 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, back of a length outside off, Hales blocks it towards backward point

25.4 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, length outside off, steered down to third man

25.3 - M Morkel to Root, FOUR, Morkel continues to keep it short and this time Root hangs back and cuts well to beat a diving backward point

25.2 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, short and wide, Hales tries to repeat the same, but gets a thick bottom edge down to third man

25.1 - M Morkel to Hales, FOUR, short and wide, Hales hangs back and late-cuts it wide of the cordon, well-executed!

Morne Morkel [4.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

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Over: 25 1 0 4 1 Wd Wd 0 1 ENG 146/1
Hales 56(68) Root 60(59) Rabada 6-0-33-0

24.6 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, short ball, pulled away square on the leg-side

24.5 - Rabada to Hales, no run, full and straight, Hales drives from the crease but couldn't get it past mid-on

24.5 - Rabada to Hales, wide, this one's slipping down leg and Hales was late on the flick

24.5 - Rabada to Hales, wide, dug in short at the batsman, too high for Hales and deemed as a wide

24.4 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, tickled away towards fine leg, easy single

24.3 - Rabada to Root, FOUR, another inside edge and another boundary for Root, he charges down to slog this length delivery wide of mid-on. Could only get some edge on that and Rabada's pace took care of the rest. Amla tried to make a sliding stop at fine leg but to no avail

24.2 - Rabada to Root, no run, short and not short enough to pull, Root though goes through with the shot, ends up dragging it towards mid-wicket

24.1 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, glided down to third man

Over: 24 0 4 1 0 0 1 ENG 137/1
Hales 54(65) Root 55(56) Wiese 6-0-37-0

23.6 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, leading edge and safe! Good length delivery angled in late just outside off, Hales was a tad too early on the stroke, he was trying to flick it over mid-wicket. A thick edge and it dies down well in front of an incoming point

23.5 - Wiese to Hales, no run, stifled appeal for lbw but that would have probably missed leg. Short of a length delivery nipped back in to catch Hales on the shuffle, he was trying to flick, couldn't lay bat on ball. It hit him high and going by the seam, it could have missed leg

23.4 - Wiese to Hales, no run, back of a length outside off, Hales looks to cut it square on the off-side, gets a bottom edge which rolls away to point

23.3 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, 100-run partnership comes up, this was clipped off the pads through mid-wicket

23.2 - Wiese to Root, FOUR, tad fuller and wider of off, Root drives with hard hands and ekes out a thick inside edge which races away through the short fine region, Rabada had no chance

23.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, 127ks full delivery, ill-directed, slipping down leg and Root misses out on the flick, QDK does well to make a diving stop

Over: 23 0 1 1 1 1 2 ENG 131/1
Hales 53(62) Root 50(53) Rabada 5-0-24-0

22.6 - Rabada to Hales, 2 runs, short on the stumps, Hales thrashes a pull to deep mid-wicket, Behardien covers good ground and sticks his right-hand out to push the ball back. Saved two

22.5 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, now fifty for Root. Gets there with a push in front of cover, quick single taken. Raises his bat to acknowledge the muted applause

22.4 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, another slower delivery outside off, Hales gets forward and drills a drive to sweeper cover

22.3 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, slower ball bouncer, down leg, Root rolls his wrists and sort of paddle-pulls it down to fine leg, for a single

22.2 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, on the hips and nudged around the corner. Fifty for Hales. It has been a tough grind, but the important bit is that he has stuck it out and not thrown it away

22.1 - Rabada to Hales, no run, length on off stump, solidly defended

Kagiso Rabada [4.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 22 6 1 0 1 4 0 ENG 125/1
Root 48(51) Hales 49(58) Wiese 5-0-31-0

21.6 - Wiese to Root, no run, pushed off the front foot to cover

21.5 - Wiese to Root, FOUR, Wiese has his hands on his head. That was a nothing shot. Trying to run that down to third man and a thick edge was found, QDK dived to his right and couldn't get the gloves around in time. Definite chance and what's worse is that it runs away for four. The keeper was a bit late to react

21.4 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, full on the stumps, Hales shows the full face of the bat and drives straight down the ground, just a single

21.3 - Wiese to Hales, no run, keeps a bit low, Hales pushes it to mid-wicket, hit the inside part of the bat

21.2 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket

21.1 - Wiese to Root, SIX, now Root gets into the act. What a fine shot that is, on a length and outside off, Root transferred his weight back and murdered the pull flat over wide long-on. Timed it so well that it went all the way. The umpire checked for a six and got confirmation

Over: 21 0 2 3 1 4 4 ENG 113/1
Hales 48(56) Root 37(47) Tahir 4-0-29-0

20.6 - Tahir to Hales, FOUR, now gets four through backward square leg. Low full toss on the stumps, Hales knelt down and swept that powerfully through the leg-side. The fielder had no chance. Rocketed away. Tahir under pressure and Hales is getting a move on

20.5 - Tahir to Hales, FOUR, Hales goes inside out and finds the gap. Uses his feet and then makes room to go over extra cover. Everyone in on the off-side and that will be four. Sweeper cover was brought in just before the ball and Hales took full toll of that move. Smart batting

20.4 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Root gets forward and drives to long-off

20.3 - Tahir to Hales, 3 runs, a top-edged sweep to fine leg, in the gap and Amla runs back to prevent the boundary

20.2 - Tahir to Hales, 2 runs, vicious bounce and nearly cleans up Faf at cover. It was drilled hard into the ground by Hales, the ball hit the practice wickets and then bounced over Faf's head. Morkel in the deep tidies up. That could've been nasty

20.1 - Tahir to Hales, no run, flat outside off, dabbed to point

Over: 20 0 1 0 4 1 1 ENG 99/1
Hales 35(51) Root 36(46) Wiese 4-0-19-0

19.6 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, Hales shuffles across and flicks to deep mid-wicket

19.5 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Root gets forward and drives to sweeper cover

19.4 - Wiese to Root, FOUR, very poor delivery, short and at no real pace, sat up to be hit and Root smashed the pull to deep square leg, rocked back and hit it with lots of power. Beat the fielder with ease. That was hit with tremendous velocity

19.3 - Wiese to Root, no run, pitched up outside off, Root gets forward and drives in the air, but well wide of Wiese's left-hand

19.2 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, length delivery outside off, run down to third man

19.1 - Wiese to Hales, no run, wild from Hales. Charges Wiese and the extra bounce on the short of length delivery beats his attempted slog to leg. Wiese has a wry smile at the batsman

Over: 19 0 0 0 4 1 1 ENG 92/1
Hales 33(48) Root 31(43) Tahir 3-0-15-0

18.6 - Tahir to Hales, 1 run, very full on the stumps, wristed to long-on

18.5 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, goes for an encore, but this is too full, off a thick inside edge and down to deep square leg

18.4 - Tahir to Root, FOUR, something had to give and Root goes for the slog-sweep and gets four. Sees the tossed up delivery and goes down to hit it over mid-wicket. Knew there was no-one there and picked his spot to perfection

18.3 - Tahir to Root, no run, the googly, shortish, Root rocks back and punches to short mid-wicket, AB is in the way. Three dots in a row

18.2 - Tahir to Root, no run, flat outside off, cut straight to the fielder at point. That should've been hit in the gap

18.1 - Tahir to Root, no run, on the stumps, Root gets forward and pushes it to short mid-wicket, AB gets across and cuts it off

Over: 18 0 1 1 0 0 1 ENG 86/1
Root 26(38) Hales 32(47) Wiese 3-0-12-0

17.6 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, gets forward and eases the drive down to long-on

17.5 - Wiese to Root, no run, lapse of concentration. Length delivery outside off, Root went hard at an attempted drive over cover, didn't connect. That looked like a desperate shot

17.4 - Wiese to Root, no run, loose from Root. Tries to run the off-speed delivery outside off, down to third man and doesn't connect

17.3 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, Hales shuffles across and then clips that to short fine leg, Tahir hits direct but Root is well in

17.2 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, driven hard and on the rise to sweeper cover, lovely shot but for just one

17.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, length delivery outside off, punched to cover

Time for drinks. South Africa will be pleased with their effort. They have been on fire on the field with Faf leading the way. The selection of Wiese has added teeth to their bowling attack. Roy was looking very good but gave it away with a poor piece of running. Root and Hales have strung together a partnership with the latter not looking his fluent self

Over: 17 0 1 0 0 1 1 ENG 83/1
Root 24(33) Hales 31(46) Tahir 2-0-9-0

16.6 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, very full on the stumps, Root gets forward and drives to long-off

16.5 - Tahir to Hales, 1 run, now Hash at backward square leg, dives to his right and saves three. It was swept to his right and he covered good ground and then tumbled

16.4 - Tahir to Hales, no run, quicker delivery outside off, Hales is beaten on the cut, that skidded on very fast

16.3 - Tahir to Hales, no run, quick and flat, dabbed to point

16.2 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, very full on the stumps, eased down to long-on

16.1 - Tahir to Root, no run, now AB at short mid-wicket, dives to his left and cuts off the single, covered ground and stopped the drive. South Africa on fire in the field

Over: 16 0 1 0 1 0 1 ENG 80/1
Root 22(30) Hales 30(43) Wiese 2-0-9-0

15.6 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, keeps a bit low, Root nudges it through mid-wicket for a single, retains the strike

15.5 - Wiese to Root, no run, again Faf is brilliant. Now to his right and an airborne effort, saves at least a couple. This was driven into the ground and wide of him at backward point, he covered ground and leapt full-length to grab that two-handed. A bit theatrical, the dive bit but a photographer's delight. The crowd once again lap it up

15.4 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, easy single

15.3 - Wiese to Hales, no run, magnificent from Faf. He has a smile on his face. That is an exceptional stop at backward point. Chopped to his left and he went with one hand, his right and stopped it cleanly, over his head, while stretching full-length. That is terrific athletic ability, especially to go with the wrong hand while moving the other way. The crowd love it

15.2 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, offie on the stumps, flicked to deep mid-wicket

15.1 - Wiese to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, Root hops back and punches to point. "Wait, wait" is the call from Root

Over: 15 1 0 1 0 4 0 ENG 77/1
Hales 29(41) Root 20(26) Tahir 1-0-6-0

14.6 - Tahir to Hales, no run, now gets forward and defends

14.5 - Tahir to Hales, FOUR, dangerous but Hales gets four. Showed all his stumps as he made room, then crashed the cut wide of a divig extra cover. Hit hard into the ground and that meant the fielder had a difficult job

14.4 - Tahir to Hales, no run, gets forward and defends to cover

14.3 - Tahir to Root, 1 run, pushed to the right of a diving bowler, that should've been stopped

14.2 - Tahir to Root, no run, slides straight on, Root gets a thick inside edge on the forward defence, the ball rolls to short mid-wicket

14.1 - Tahir to Hales, 1 run, on the stumps, driven to long-off

Imran Tahir, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Over: 14 1 0 0 1 4 0 ENG 71/1
Root 19(24) Hales 24(37) Wiese 1-0-6-0

13.6 - Wiese to Root, no run, fullish outside off, pushed off the front foot to mid-off

13.5 - Wiese to Root, FOUR, Root runs at Wiese and gets four. Not off the middle of the bat, dragged wide of a diving mid-on. Came off the inside half of the bat, but once he beat the fielder it was four for the taking

13.4 - Wiese to Hales, 1 run, that is a slog. Desperate heave to a back of a length delivery on the stumps, finds fine leg

13.3 - Wiese to Hales, no run, now misses a leg-side half-volley, flicks and misses

13.2 - Wiese to Hales, no run, fullish outside off, Hales looks to drive and the inside edge clatters into the pad. So nearly could've gone onto the stumps

13.1 - Wiese to Root, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, nudged to deep backward square leg

David Wiese, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 13 0 0 2 1 0 0 ENG 65/1
Hales 23(34) Root 14(21) M Morkel 4-0-17-0

12.6 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, and again. Morkel testing the middle of the pitch, Hales ducked under that

12.5 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, quick bouncer and Hales is under that

12.4 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, dug in short and Root rocks back to pull to deep mid-wicket, always in control of that shot

12.3 - M Morkel to Root, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off, Root lunges out on the drive, one hand came off the bat handle, eased it wide of Faf at point for a couple

12.2 - M Morkel to Root, no run, back of a length on the stumps, Root goes back and defends to short cover

12.1 - M Morkel to Root, no run, length delivery outside off, Root opens the face of the bat and guides it to backward point

Over: 12 0 Wd 0 1 1 0 0 ENG 62/1
Hales 23(32) Root 11(17) Kyle Abbott 5-0-25-0

11.6 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, now goes hard at a full one outside off, the ball hits the toe end of the bat and dribbles to mid-off

11.5 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, pitched up outside off, driven hard but straight to the fielder at short cover, he is unable to pierce the gaps

11.4 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 1 run, dug in short and Root is quick to rock back and pulls to deep mid-wicket, there is a fielder and it will be just a single

11.3 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, 1 run, now shuffles across and then whips that wide of mid-on, comfortable single taken even as the throw hits direct

11.2 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, another cutter and Hales nearly chops it back on, tried to dab that down and then inside edge bounced into the ground and eluded the stumps

11.2 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, wide, tennis-ball bounce on that short delivery outside off, left alone and called a wide

11.1 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, so nearly clips the off stump. This one came back in and kept a bit low, Hales was playing outside the line of the ball and saw it sneak past his inside edge, not far from the off stump

Over: 11 0 1 0 1 0 1 ENG 59/1
Hales 22(27) Root 10(16) M Morkel 3-0-14-0

10.6 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, off-speed delivery outside off, Hales waits for it and and then steers it down to third man

10.5 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, down leg, flicked the pad of Hales as he missed the flick

10.4 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, shortish and Root swivels on the pull and gets it to deep mid-wicket

10.3 - M Morkel to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, Root stays back and pushes it back to the bowler

10.2 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, pitched up and Hales opens the face of the bat on the drive, gets it wide of AB at mid-off

10.1 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, slower delivery and Hales plays a glorious off-drive, but straight to the fielder at mid-off. Again he is failing to hit the gap

Over: 10 1 0 0 4 0 2 ENG 56/1
Root 9(14) Hales 20(23) Kyle Abbott 4-0-22-0

9.6 - Kyle Abbott to Root, 2 runs, fraction short outside off, Root rocks back and cuts to Morkel at third man, easy two

9.5 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, punched to mid-off

9.4 - Kyle Abbott to Root, FOUR, pre-meditated but it has paid off. Root charges Kyle Abbott and then gets the length delivery over mid-on. Didn't get all of it, but managed to clear the fielder

9.3 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, pushed from the crease to cover

9.2 - Kyle Abbott to Root, no run, length delivery and Root defends it back to the bowler

9.1 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, 1 run, direct hit from AB at mid-off and Hales would've been gone. Risky run attempted. Made more riskier as Kyle Abbott was in the way, Hales had to avoid him and was struggling, AB covered good ground and rifled in the throw without much of a followthrough, just missed his target

Over: 9 0 0 0 1 4 1 ENG 49/1
Hales 19(22) Root 3(9) M Morkel 2-0-11-0

8.6 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, on the hips, flicked wide of square leg, quick single taken

8.5 - M Morkel to Hales, FOUR, short outside off, Hales went for the pull, got a thick top edge that flew over the keeper. Hales was late on that but got four

8.4 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, on the pads, nudged in front of mid-on, easy single

8.3 - M Morkel to Root, no run, fraction short and kept a bit low, Root crouches and then pulls, finds short square leg, the ball dribbles to the right of mid-wicket, Hales is sent back

8.2 - M Morkel to Root, no run, back of a length on the stumps, Root defends solidly off the back foot

8.1 - M Morkel to Root, no run, short of length on the stumps, Root takes the bottom hand off and defends to short cover

Root is getting a bit of tape on his bat. Slight delay

Over: 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 ENG 43/1
Root 2(5) Hales 14(20) Rabada 4-0-18-0

7.6 - Rabada to Root, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, went for the attempted yorker, Root flicks it through mid-wicket for a single

7.5 - Rabada to Root, no run, dug in short on the stumps, Root rides it and then drops it with soft hands towards short mid-wicket

7.4 - Rabada to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, stays a bit low, Root mistimes the punch, the ball rolls towards cover

7.3 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, length outside off, Hales opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man

7.2 - Rabada to Hales, no run, pitched up outside off, Hales leans into a flowing drive, finds mid-off

7.1 - Rabada to Hales, no run, back of a length on the stumps, turned to mid-wicket

Over: 7 2 0 1 1 0 1 ENG 41/1
Hales 13(17) Root 1(2) M Morkel 1-0-5-0

6.6 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, extra bounce outside off, Hales rides it and then steers it with an open face to third man

6.5 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, on a length on off, nudged softly into the on-side

6.4 - M Morkel to Root, 1 run, dug in short on the stumps, Root fends out and gets into a tangle, but soft hands ensures a single to backward square leg

6.3 - M Morkel to Hales, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Hales opens the face of the bat on the drive and gets it wide of mid-off, good enough for a single

6.2 - M Morkel to Hales, no run, short of length and Hales defends off the back foot

6.1 - M Morkel to Hales, 2 runs, full on the pads, flicked to deep square leg, Rabada has a lot of ground to cover from fine leg, does so and slides to prevent the boundary

Morne Morkel, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Over: 6 0 4 0 0 1,W 0 ENG 36/1
Root 0(1) Hales 9(12) Rabada 3-0-16-0

5.6 - Rabada to Root, no run, pacy bouncer and Root is hurried on the duck. Does so and lets it go

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

5.5 - Rabada to Jason Roy, out Jason Roy Run Out!! 1 run completed. Morkel is all smiles. And why shouldn't he be! It was flashed to his right at third man, he covered ground and rifled a throw in to QDK who whipped the bails off. Slight hesitation between Roy and Hales for the second and that has cost England dear. Roy didn't dive, tried to plonk his bat in as he stretched, was found an inch or two short. QDK collected the throw and then got it to the stumps. Had there been a dive, Roy would've made it. Out of nowhere South Africa grab a wicket. They needed that and the dangerous Roy is gone. Replays show that Roy was ambling along for the single, thinking that it will go to the boundary, then had to run around the bowler, which cost him precious time. Hales never wanted the second, it was Roy who pushed for it and paid the price. Jason Roy run out (M Morkel/de Kock) 20(23) [4s-4]

Rabada to Jason Roy, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Third umpire called for a run-out check. Roy is the man in question. Has he run himself out? Looks like he is gone. Just short. What a gift of a wicket that is. Well done QDK! The big screen will flash OUT and Roy is gone

5.4 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, full on the stumps, clipped stylishly but straight to the fielder at mid-wicket

5.3 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, length delivery and solidly defended

5.2 - Rabada to Jason Roy, FOUR, magnificent front foot pull. Not a bad ball at all, it was just fractionally short, Jason Roy was already on the front foot, muscled the pull wide of mid-on. The ball rocketed away

5.1 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, peach from Rabada. Extra bounce outside off, pitches on a length and on the fourth stump line, Jason Roy covered the line to block, but the ball held its line and beat him. Lovely delivery

Over: 5 0 4 0 0 4 0 ENG 31/0
Hales 9(12) Jason Roy 15(18) Kyle Abbott 3-0-16-0

4.6 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, Kyle Abbott cramps Hales up for room that time, dabbed towards point

4.5 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, FOUR, cracking cut. The width was there and Hales pounced on it. Reached out and cut the short and wide delivery wide of Faf at point. Quick outfield does the rest

4.4 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, length on off stump, Hales gets forward and defends solidly. Head over the ball and nice sound as ball met bat

4.3 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, pitched up outside off, again nicely driven off the front foot, but finds mid-off

4.2 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, FOUR, intentionally done. Length delivery outside off, Hales stays beside the line and deliberately steers it wide of second slip. Third man was too square and had no chance of cutting that off

4.1 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, full outside off, driven crisply but straight to the fielder at mid-off, needed to hit the gap that time but didn't

Over: 4 0 0 4 1 1 0 ENG 23/0
Jason Roy 15(18) Hales 1(6) Rabada 2-0-11-0

3.6 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, again this inward angle is troubling Jason Roy, extra bounce meant Roy was late on the flick, wears one on the thigh pad. Pacy stuff from Rabada as well

3.5 - Rabada to Hales, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Hales gets forward and drives wide of mid-off for a single

3.4 - Rabada to Jason Roy, 1 run, full on off stump, flicked to square leg, for a single

3.3 - Rabada to Jason Roy, FOUR, terrific pull shot. Short and Jason Roy swivelled on the shot, fine leg had a few paces to cover to his left, but the timing on the shot meant that the ball beat the fielder, who didn't dive. Raced away

3.2 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, rapped on the pads, pretty high though as Rabada gets this to nip back in, extra bounce troubling Jason Roy

3.1 - Rabada to Jason Roy, no run, Jason Roy is beaten all ends up. This one straightened outside off, Roy poked at it and was lucky not to edge that. Should've left it alone, but was sucked in by the inward angle

Over: 3 0 0 0 4 1 0 ENG 17/0
Hales 0(5) Jason Roy 10(13) Kyle Abbott 2-0-7-0

2.6 - Kyle Abbott to Hales, no run, length outside off, Hales opens the face of the bat and punches to Faf at point

2.5 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, 1 run, now nudges the length ball wide of Morne at mid-on and takes a comfortable single

2.4 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, FOUR, there goes Jason Roy. He has seen enough of Kyle Abbott, gives him the charge and deposits him over wide mid-on, clean strike and that will put pressure on the bowler

2.3 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, length delivery outside off, Roy gets forward and drives on the rise, but finds mid-off

2.2 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, Abbott beats Roy with one that is full and outside off, the batsman went for a big drive and failed to connect

2.1 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, fuller and Jason Roy gets forward to drive it back to the bowler

Over: 2 4 1L 0 0 Wd 4B ENG 12/0
Hales 0(4) Jason Roy 5(8) Rabada 1-0-5-0

1.6 - Rabada to Hales, byes, FOUR, very short and no chance for a leaping de Kock, four byes added to the total. Rabada banged that in halfway and the bounce completely ruled the keeper out of the equation

1.5 - Rabada to Hales, no run

The official broadcast has conked off. Apologies for the delay

1.4 - Rabada to Hales, no run, short of length outside off, solidly defended

1.3 - Rabada to Hales, no run, length outside off, Hales doesn't get fully forward, but his fast hands do the trick, driven to the left of Faf at point where there is a tumbling stop made

1.2 - Rabada to Jason Roy, leg byes, 1 run, nips back in sharply and raps Jason Roy high on the pad. Nothing going for it and they take a leg-bye

1.1 - Rabada to Jason Roy, FOUR, on the up and four. Was in the air as Jason Roy came forward and drilled the drive past cover, on a length and outside off, Roy didn't allow Rabada a sighter, laced that to the boundary. He will play his shots

Kagiso Rabada, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Over: 1 Wd 0 0 0 0 0 1 ENG 2/0
Jason Roy 1(6) Hales 0(0) Kyle Abbott 1-0-2-0

0.6 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, 1 run, on the pads, full and Jason Roy gets an inside edge onto the pad, on the flick, the ball dribbles behind square and Roy is off the mark with that single. Was there to be put away, but Roy missed out

0.5 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, pitched up outside off, Jason Roy is on the walk, plays a one-handed drive to mid-off. Looked very awkward while dealing with that

0.4 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, poor from Jason Roy. The feet didn't move at all. On a length and outside off, Jason Roy with his feet stuck to the crease, tried to flash that through the off-side and missed

0.3 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, nervy. Almost an edge. On a short of length and outside off, bit of extra bounce and Jason Roy played a nothing shot, trying to run it down and wasn't far away from the edge

0.2 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, length on off, Jason Roy gets forward and strokes the ball to mid-off, solidly done, but straight to the fielder

0.1 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, no run, brings it closer to off, not enough to make Jason Roy play though. Again hint of away movement for Kyle Abbott, on a fuller length and outside off, Jason Roy lets it go

0.1 - Kyle Abbott to Jason Roy, wide, very wide outside off, there was a bit of swing, but started well outside off, left alone and called a wide

Jason Roy and Hales are at the crease. Jason Roy is on strike. Kyle Abbott will open the attack

That's that from today. South Africa came back strongly to stay alive in the series. The next two games will still be do-or-die encounters for them. The fourth ODI begins same time on Friday at J'oburg. Remember, that will be a pink ODI. Hope to see you then again. Till then, good night and goodbye!!

QDK: "We know it was going to get better in the night. You just have to get your eye in and play your normal strokes, you get full value for your strokes here. In Centurion it gets very tough batting first up but in the night it does skid on a little. You have to see off the new ball and then the ball comes on nicely onto the bat. He just said to me to carry on batting (speaking about Amla)."

de Kock is the Man of the Match for his 117-ball 135

ABD: "We needed that win. We played better cricket and we deserved to win this game. We were really great on the field today and the attitude is still in the good place - that's the important thing. It is difficult to defend on this ground in the night. Many of our guys play domestic cricket here and we thought it was a chasable total. Fantastic knock by Quinton and Amla. I think that brings the best out of him (On promoting Wiese to number 3), It didn't work out today though. We are slowly but surely getting back into the series. So excited to play the next game in pink uniform."

Morgan: "I thought it was a big positive scoring 300 plus but today I thought the wicket got worse in the first innings. As the innings went on, there was a bit wear and tear and we thought we were in with a great chance at the half-way stage. Their openers got them off to a great start and our bowlers didn't hit the right lines and lengths. The ball didn't swing much either. Hopefully we can bounce back pretty quickly."

Quinton de Kock was the star today - he's just 23 years old and look out for that lad in the future. Many more to come from his blade. Jeez! What striking and what elegance. I can't remember when was the last time I was forced to mention so much about a player when Amla too played a classy knock. QDK smashed the England bowlers all over the park. The chase never looked in a hurry - it was smooth and serene. After QDK lit the chase with crash-bang-wallop strokes, Amla steadied himself to compile a ton. The gamble of sending Wiese at number three didn't work. Amla got out with less than 10 runs to get but Faf finished the proceedings with ease.

46.2 - Stokes to du Plessis, 1 run, South Africa chase the improbable - for the first time at Centurion a target of 300 plus has been achieved. With this win, South Africa stay alive and the series now reads 2-1. Coming to the winning runs: du Plessis flicked a full ball to deep backward square and jumped in delight to celebrate the victory

46.1 - Stokes to du Plessis, SIX, BAAAAAAANG! Just one hit away now. du Plessis makes full use of the free-hit, length delivery in the slot and he wallops this over the long-on fence, cleared the front leg and hit that powerfully

46.1 - Stokes to du Plessis, no ball, Oh what has happened there? No-ball for height and Faf gets a free hit next ball. It was a shoulder high full toss wide of off, du Plessis throws the kitchen sink at it, it rockets to the left of a diving cover who dives and spills the catch

Over: 46 0 4 4L 1 Wd W 0 RSA 311/3
de Villiers 0(1) du Plessis 26(26) Jordan 7-0-54-1

45.6 - Jordan to de Villiers, no run, full and at leg-stump, de Villiers digs the drive towards mid-off, he allowed the ball to dip in and then played the stroke, looked a bit awkward though

AB de Villiers, right handed bat, comes to the crease

45.5 - Jordan to Amla, out Caught by Buttler!! Guess what! Jordan has got a wicket - Against the run of play. It was a please hit-me ball, short and ample width on offer, Amla rises on his toes to cut, only manages a thick top-edge to the keeper. Maybe he was tired and hence couldn't middle the stroke. Jordan got some extra bounce too and that perhaps might have forced the edge. Amla walks off to a standing applause from the dressing room. Amla c Buttler b Jordan 127(130) [4s-13 6s-2]

Jordan to Amla, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

45.5 - Jordan to Amla, wide, 142ks full delivery down leg, I'm tired of typing this, not sure if Jordan is tired of bowling those

45.4 - Jordan to du Plessis, 1 run, short and sat up around leg-stump, du Plessis half-turns and finds deep backward square on the pull

45.3 - Jordan to du Plessis, leg byes, FOUR, Jordan continues to bowl that errant line, very full down leg, du Plessis fails to tickle and it runs away off the boot to the fine leg fence

45.2 - Jordan to du Plessis, FOUR, too short and Faf took full toll of it, swiveled and beat the fielder at leg gully as he timed the pull to perfection

45.1 - Jordan to du Plessis, no run, lifter on leg-stump, one for the over yelps umpire Johanes Cloete as Faf missed out on the pull

Over: 45 4 0 Wd 0 0 0 4 RSA 301/2
Amla 127(129) du Plessis 21(22) Stokes 8-0-46-0

44.6 - Stokes to Amla, FOUR, slower short delivery outside off, Amla opens the bat face and twirls his wrists on the cut, cracked it square on the off-side and South Africa are just 18 away now...

44.5 - Stokes to Amla, no run, full and this time Amla mistimed the drive, yanks his bottom hand off the bat as he stroked that, straight to cover

44.4 - Stokes to Amla, no run, full and at the stumps, Amla wrists the drive, got the timing right but it went straight towards mid-on

44.3 - Stokes to Amla, no run, pitched fuller and wider of off, Amla drills the drive to the right of mid-off where Moeen makes a diving stop

44.3 - Stokes to Amla, wide, down leg and one more extra added to the total

44.2 - Stokes to Amla, no run, fullish and on the stumps, Amla drives and picks out mid-on, screams a loud "no" to his partner

44.1 - Stokes to Amla, FOUR, runs are coming freely now! Full and heading down towards leg-stump, Amla flicks elegantly and gets four in front of square on the leg-side

Over: 44 0 1 1 4 Wd 0 4 RSA 292/2
du Plessis 21(22) Amla 119(123) Jordan 6-0-48-0

43.6 - Jordan to du Plessis, FOUR, angled away on off-stump, sat up on a length and du Plessis comes forward to smack the punch past mid-off, sublime timing!

43.5 - Jordan to du Plessis, no run, dug in short on middle and leg, du Plessis was early on the pull, beaten by the pace on the delivery

43.5 - Jordan to du Plessis, wide, ill-directed full delivery, down leg and Faf misses out on the leg-glance. Jordan wasn't happy as he thinks Faf got some bat/pad on that. He was right! Replays show that it brushed Faf's pad on its way

43.4 - Jordan to du Plessis, FOUR, short and at a comfortable height for Faf, he plays a short-arm jab and threads it between backward square and fine leg, raced away!

43.3 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, very full and tailed into leg-stump, Amla moves across and clips it fine, could only get a single as fine leg tidies up

43.2 - Jordan to du Plessis, 1 run, short again, leg-sidish again, du Plessis pulls one-legged and strokes it through mid-wicket

43.1 - Jordan to du Plessis, no run, short and at the hip, du Plessis tickles and it goes on the bounce to the fielder at short fine leg

Chris Jordan [5.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

Over: 43 0 1 0 0 4 1 RSA 281/2
du Plessis 12(17) Amla 118(122) Stokes 7-0-37-0

42.6 - Stokes to du Plessis, 1 run, off-pace length delivery outside off, du Plessis sits back and angles it off the face towards third man

42.5 - Stokes to du Plessis, FOUR, goes wide of the crease and spears in a full delivery just outside off, with mid-off and mid-on up inside the ring Faf was always going to take the risk, gives the charge and cracks the drive past Stokes

42.4 - Stokes to du Plessis, no run, good length angled in on middle and leg, clipped straight to short mid-wicket

42.3 - Stokes to du Plessis, no run, pacy back of a length delivery outside off, du Plessis opens the bat face to punch this in front of point

42.2 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, walks back and across to flick this full delivery off the pads through square leg

42.1 - Stokes to Amla, no run, 134kmph length delivery tailing in on middle, Amla brings his rubber wrists into play as he flicks this to mid-wicket

Ben Stokes [6.0-0-31-0] is back into the attack

Just 44 needed from 48 now

Over: 42 Wd 0 1 4 6 1 0 RSA 275/2
du Plessis 7(13) Amla 117(120) Moeen Ali 10-0-75-1

41.6 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, no run, du Plessis presses forward and blocks this flatter delivery under his eyes

41.5 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, pushed through on middle, driven down to long-on

41.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, SIX, shot! Bent his front knee and smashed this lofted drive over extra cover, all timing on that occasion and it went straight into the grass banks

41.3 - Moeen Ali to Amla, FOUR, off the edge! Quicker and just outside off, Amla backs away to cut, the thick outside edge flies to the right of the keeper

41.2 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, walks forward and across to wrist this flighted delivery wide of square leg, gets across for the single this time

41.1 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, no run, turning in on middle, du Plessis clips and finds square leg

41.1 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, wide, spinning down leg, du Plessis doesn't bother with it

Over: 41 1 Wd 1 1 1 0 1 RSA 262/2
du Plessis 6(10) Amla 106(117) Adil Rashid 10-0-45-1

40.6 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, 1 run, chops this flatter delivery towards the cover-point region and calls Amla through for a quick single, gets it comfortably in the end

40.5 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, no run, drifting on the pads now, du Plessis works it straight to backward square leg

40.4 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on middle, it was a very loopy delivery. Amla waits for the ball to dip and then drives it square on the off-side for a single

40.3 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, 1 run, drags it short outside off, du Plessis cracks it to sweeper cover for a run

40.2 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, floated up around off, Amla comes on the front foot and drops it in front of short cover, du Plessis calls him through for a quick single and even though the keeper threw the ball at the non-striker's end, Amla stretches himself to make his ground

40.2 - Adil Rashid to Amla, wide, the googly that turns down leg, Amla steps across and looks to glance it fine, he can't connect and the umpire signals a wide

40.1 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, 1 run, quicker delivery just outside off, du Plessis goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover

Over: 40 1 0 1 0 1 1 RSA 256/2
du Plessis 3(6) Amla 104(115) Moeen Ali 9-0-62-1

39.6 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, comes down the track and drills this fullish delivery to the left of the bowler, who dives across and gets both hands to it, couldn't stop it cleanly though and that allows the batsmen to rotate strike

39.5 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, pushes this flatter delivery in front of mid-off and sets off, the fielder fires a throw at the non-striker's end, but Amla was well home

39.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, quicker delivery just outside off, Amla goes deep withing the crease and offers a straight bat to defend

39.3 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, takes a step forward and works this flighted delivery through mid-wicket

39.2 - Moeen Ali to du Plessis, no run, advances and Ali shortens his length a little, du Plessis can't get to the pitch and ends up wearing it on the pad, rolls away into the off-side

39.1 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, comes across and flicks this through mid-wicket for another single

Over: 39 1 1 0 1 0 0 RSA 252/2
du Plessis 1(3) Amla 102(112) Adil Rashid 9-0-39-1

38.6 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, no run, the googly from Rashid and du Plessis plays all around it. He was looking to defend off the front foot, the ball turns past the inside edge and hits him on the front pad. Maybe it was doing a little too much, the height would have been in question too and that's why the umpire says 'Not Out'. England have already exhausted their review and they will have to be content with the umpire's decision

38.5 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, no run, floated too full on off and middle, du Plessis squeezes it off the inside half back to the bowler

38.4 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, drags this slightly short outside off, Amla hangs back and punches it to sweeper cover to get to the other end

38.3 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, floated up around off, Amla lunges forward in defence

38.2 - Adil Rashid to du Plessis, 1 run, knocks this flatter delivery through the extra cover region to get off the mark

38.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, punches this flatter delivery to sweeper cover to get off strike

Faf du Plessis, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over: 38 0 Nb 1 1 1 6 W RSA 249/2
Wiese 7(4) Amla 100(109) Moeen Ali 8-0-58-1

37.6 - Moeen Ali to Wiese, out Bowled!! Why, David Wiese? Why? He just got a six down the ground and now he tries to be a little too cheeky. Goes for the reverse sweep as Ali held the ball back a little, he plays the shot too early and misses the ball that turns in towards him, it goes past the inside half of the blade and crashes into the stumps. Wiese b Moeen Ali 7(4) [6s-1]

Moeen Ali to Wiese, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

37.5 - Moeen Ali to Wiese, SIX, Wiese goes downtown! Comes down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and he smashes the loft over long-off, came right off the screws and it clears the fence easily

37.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, there it is! Amla's 22nd ODI ton! He goes right across and flicks this quicker delivery to the right of a diving mid-wicket, takes his helmet off and raises his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd

37.3 - Moeen Ali to Wiese, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and punches this flatter delivery to long-on to get off the mark

37.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, the free-hit just results in a single. Amla tries to hack this flatter delivery down the ground but ends up dragging it down to mid-on, just a single available

37.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no ball, no-ball and Amla has been stumped! It wouldn't count though as it can only be a stumping chance on an extra if it's not a no-ball. Amla jumps out of the crease and it looks like the ball slipped out of Ali's hands, goes right over Amla's head and the keeper does well to collect that and he takes the bails off in a flash. Can't be given out as it's a no-ball

37.1 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, very full on middle, Amla comes across and takes it on the full, clips it straight to mid-wicket

Over: 37 0 0 1 0 W 0 RSA 239/1
Wiese 0(1) Amla 98(105) Adil Rashid 8-0-36-1

36.6 - Adil Rashid to Wiese, no run, quicker delivery outside off, Wiese cracks it straight to backward point, who dives to his left and stops the ball

Wiese is a powerful hitter, but will this gamble pay off for the Proteas? Only time will tell

David Wiese, right handed bat, comes to the crease

36.5 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, out Caught by Root!! This time he hits it straight to the fielder. de Kock gets a pat from Amla as he walks back. A magnificent innings comes to an end and everyone's up on their feet to applaud the effort. Coming to the ball this was bowled fuller around off, de Kock wanted to loft it inside-out over extra cover, ends up hitting it a little too straight. Root at mid-off times times his jump to perfection and takes a well-judged catch. Out comes Wiese as South Africa look in a hurry to finish this off. de Kock c Root b Adil Rashid 135(117) [4s-16 6s-4]

Adil Rashid to de Kock, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

36.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, in the air and just short! Tossed up outside off, de Kock wanted to loft it down the ground, doesn't middle it and it just bounces in front of the man at mid-off, who put in the dive to his left to try and catch that

36.3 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, drags this well short on the stumps, Amla goes deep in the crease and pulls it straight to deep mid-wicket, only a run can be added

36.2 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, loopy delivery around off, Amla drives it straight to short cover

36.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, turning away just outside off, Amla stays back and bunts it towards backward point with soft hands

Adil Rashid [7.0-0-35-0] is back into the attack

Drinks are on the field now

Over: 36 1 1 0 4 1 1 RSA 238/0
Amla 97(102) de Kock 135(115) Moeen Ali 7-0-48-0

35.6 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, floated up outside off, Amla comes on the front foot and drives it in front of mid-off for a quick single

35.5 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, once again de Kock backs away and drives this tossed up delivery to sweeper cover

35.4 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, FOUR, drags this short and pays the price. de Kock backs away to give himself room and cuts it in the gap between backward point and short third man, no need to run for those

35.3 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, a hint of turn away on this dart around off, de Kock was slightly squared up but adjusted well to keep it out into the off-side

35.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, spinning in on off and middle, Amla works it through mid-wicket for a single

35.1 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, darted on the pads this time, de Kock glances it to the left of backward square leg for a run

Moeen Ali [6.0-0-40-0] is back into the attack

Time for some spin now as Moeen Ali comes back. Probably the last throw of the dice from England

Over: 35 0 1 1 1 4 4 RSA 230/0
Amla 95(100) de Kock 129(111) Topley 6-0-46-0

34.6 - Topley to Amla, FOUR, banged in short and at the batsman, who swivels on the pull and even though it was in the air for a little while, it was well wide of the diving mid-wicket fielder. Trickles away to the fence yet again. 11 runs came off this over as well

34.5 - Topley to Amla, FOUR, nicely done by Amla! Topley offers enough width outside off, Amla quickly picked the length and goes for the drive with hard hands, middles it and it runs away to the deep extra cover fence

34.4 - Topley to de Kock, 1 run, slightly short and on the stumps, de Kock mistimes the pull towards square leg but there's enough time for him to cross over for a run

34.3 - Topley to Amla, 1 run, fuller in length and on the stumps, Amla eases the drive in front of mid-on and sets off, Root fires a direct-hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was well home

34.2 - Topley to de Kock, 1 run, another full toss on middle stump line, de Kock mistimes the drive past the bowler, mid-off dives across to his left and flicks the ball towards the incoming mid-on, the batsmen take another single in the meantime

34.1 - Topley to de Kock, no run, full toss from Topley and de Kock would feel that he missed out on a freebie as he drives it straight to mid-on

Over: 34 1 1 0 2 2 6 RSA 219/0
Amla 86(97) de Kock 127(108) Willey 5-0-40-0

33.6 - Willey to Amla, SIX, what a strike! Amla goes right across and Willey fires it on leg stump line, Amla just plays the pick-up shot and nails it to perfection, there was a man at fine leg but he was a mere spectator, cleared him easily

33.5 - Willey to Amla, 2 runs, banged in short and at the batsman, Amla swivels on the pull, rolls his wrists over it to send it along the ground behind square on the leg-side, another brace taken

33.4 - Willey to Amla, 2 runs, slower full ball splayed on the pads yet again, Amla flicks it to deep backward square leg, comes back for the second with ease

33.3 - Willey to Amla, no run, good ball from Willey. Right in the blockhole around the middle stump line, Amla jams it out to the left of mid-wicket, who dives across and stops the ball

33.2 - Willey to de Kock, 1 run, pitched up right in the slot just outside off, de Kock looks to drive as he goes at it with hard hands, the ball takes the inside half of the blade and dribbles away to long-on

33.1 - Willey to Amla, 1 run, half-volley on the pads, Amla clips it straight to deep mid-wicket and gets off strike

Over: 33 0 1 4 4 1 1 RSA 207/0
Amla 75(92) de Kock 126(107) Topley 5-0-35-0

32.6 - Topley to Amla, 1 run, short and at the batsman, Amla was hurried into the pull, splices it in the air but it lands wide of the fielder at mid-wicket, the batsmen cross over in the meantime

32.5 - Topley to de Kock, 1 run, full toss angling into the pads yet again, de Kock helps it straight to deep backward square leg, he would feel that he missed out on some runs there

32.4 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, slower short of length delivery outside off, de Kock picks the length early, waits for the ball to arrive and then heaves it wide of long-on, didn't get it off the meat but it had enough to trickle away to the fence

32.3 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, too full and the line is wrong as well, Topley bowls it on the pads and de Kock clips it in the gap at backward square leg, bisects the gap between long leg and deep square leg with sheer precision, collects another boundary. 200 of the partnership also comes up

32.2 - Topley to Amla, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Amla flicks it to fine leg and gets off strike

32.1 - Topley to Amla, no run, slower length ball just outside off, Amla taps it straight to backward point

Reece Topley [4.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Over: 32 2 1 6 0 1 1 RSA 196/0
Amla 73(89) de Kock 117(104) Willey 4-0-28-0

31.6 - Willey to Amla, 1 run, targetting the blockhole around off once again, Amla jams it out off the outside half of the blade, the batsmen take a quick run as the ball dribbles away towards the cover-point region

31.5 - Willey to de Kock, 1 run, on a good length and on off, de Kock wanted to hammer the loft over long-on, swings hard but ends up toe-ending it. Luckily for him, the ball drops in front of the man running in from long-on

31.4 - Willey to de Kock, no run, in the blockhole on off, de Kock squeezes it out back to the bowler

31.3 - Willey to de Kock, SIX, that's been smashed! Banged in short and on the leg stump line, de Kock had all the time in the world as he rocks back and pulls it magnificently over the deep backward square leg fence

31.2 - Willey to Amla, 1 run, just short of a good length and around off, Amla opens the face of the blade and runs it down to third man for a run

31.1 - Willey to Amla, 2 runs, fullish and just outside off, Amla comes across and works it behind square on the on-side, comes back for the second without much fuss

David Willey [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Over: 31 1 4 1 0 4 1 RSA 185/0
Amla 69(86) de Kock 110(101) Stokes 6-0-31-0

30.6 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, angling into the pads this time around, Amla clips it through backward square leg, keeps the strike with a single

30.5 - Stokes to Amla, FOUR, length delivery just outside off, Amla brings those wrists into play, turns it past a diving mid-wicket and even though mid-on gives chase, the ball wins the race. The timing was really good on this occasion

30.4 - Stokes to Amla, no run, just short of a good length and outside off, Amla punchily pushes it to cover

30.3 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, full toss on the pads, de Kock flicks it fine and gets it to the right of fine leg, where Topley flies across to his right and makes a good stop, keeps the batsmen down to a single. Stokes applauds the effort from his fielder

30.2 - Stokes to de Kock, FOUR, slightly short and it sits up nicely for de Kock, who rocks back and pulls it up and over mid-wicket, the fielder in the deep runs to his right but the ball easily beats him to the fence

30.1 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, on a good length and outside off, Amla drives it on the up towards sweeper cover, just a run available

Over: 30 1Nb 0 0 0 Wd 1 4 0 RSA 174/0
de Kock 105(99) Amla 63(82) Jordan 5-0-37-0

29.6 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, slower length delivery slanted across, wide of off, de Kock was trying to pull it along the ground, the ball sneaks under the bat and dribbles away towards the keeper

29.5 - Jordan to de Kock, FOUR, full and straight, de Kock drills it past the non-striker, hit that powerfully and got the desired outcome

29.4 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, drifting into the pads, flicked away past square leg

29.4 - Jordan to Amla, wide, dug in short and around off, Amla looks to pull but it was too high, called a wide for height

29.3 - Jordan to Amla, no run, full outside off, Amla times the drive but picks out extra cover to perfection

29.2 - Jordan to Amla, no run, shortish and angled in, Amla pulls and finds short mid-wicket

29.1 - Jordan to Amla, no run, very full outside off, Amla backs away and fails to squeeze it out

29.1 - Jordan to de Kock, no ball, 1 run, high full toss, de Kock was surprised by the height. Somehow manages to splice the pull over mid-wicket. Free-hit coming up....

Over: 29 0 1 2 0 1 0 RSA 166/0
Amla 62(78) de Kock 100(96) Stokes 5-0-20-0

28.6 - Stokes to Amla, no run, shortish and outside off, didn't rise as much as Amla expected, he was trying to cut but was beaten

28.5 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, there it is! QDK - you little ripper. Off comes the helmet and the dressing room stand to applaud the effort. He made batting look so easy and I'm pretty sure he has a bigger role to play in the future of South African cricket. He gets to his landmark with a pull through square leg. It is also his 10th ODI ton

28.4 - Stokes to de Kock, no run, yorker on middle, de Kock could do nothing about it, brings his bat down in time to keep that out

28.3 - Stokes to de Kock, 2 runs, full and on leg, de Kock times the flick to the right of fine leg where Topley gets across to keep the duo down to two

28.2 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, on the hip, Amla shuffles and clips to deep square leg

28.1 - Stokes to Amla, no run, angled in from a good length, tucked straight to mid-wicket

Ben Stokes [4.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Over: 28 1 1 0 0 0 4 RSA 162/0
de Kock 97(93) Amla 61(75) Jordan 4-0-29-0

27.6 - Jordan to de Kock, FOUR, jeez! He's such a good puller of a cricket ball. Slower short delivery outside off, de Kock fetches the pull from there and it landed inches inside the boundary ropes. TV umpire checks to find out if it was a six but he was quick to spot the bounce before the ropes...

27.5 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, off-pace full delivery outside off, crisply driven to mid-off

27.4 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, slower length delivery outside off, de Kock opens the bat face to dab, couldn't get it past backward point

27.3 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, very full on middle and leg, de Kock gets an inside edge on the flick, the ball dribbles away towards backward point, Amla was keen on the single but was sent back in time

27.2 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, short and wide, Amla hops inside the crease and slashes the cut square on the off-side, elegantly done but only a single on offer

27.1 - Jordan to de Kock, 1 run, curled into the pads, fullish in length, wristed to deep mid-wicket

Over: 27 1 0 0 0 1 0 RSA 156/0
Amla 60(74) de Kock 92(88) Adil Rashid 7-0-35-0

26.6 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, floated up outside off, Amla lunges forward and drives to cover, tumbling stop made

26.5 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, wide of off, de Kock hangs back to late-cut it wide of backward point

26.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, fullish just outside off, driven to mid-off

26.3 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, nudged to mid-wicket

26.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, went back to flick this flighted delivery, gets some inside edge onto the pad

26.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, short outside off, Amla cuts it to sweeper cover

Over: 26 0 4 1 0 0 0 RSA 154/0
de Kock 91(84) Amla 59(72) Jordan 3-0-23-0

25.6 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, mistimed the drive towards mid-off

25.5 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, length delivery sprayed down leg, de Kock fails to get bat on the leg-glance. The ball brushed the pad en route to the keeper. Buttler was confident as there was some sound but it was off the pad. Morgan went up immediately but it proved to be a waste of a review. England have no more reviews left now...

England review: QDK is strangled down the leg-side? I don't think so. It's a legal delivery and replays show it came off the pad. UltraEdge confirms the same. So, England lose their only review. Buttler was the one who was keen and he prompted his skipper to go upstairs...

25.4 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, 137ks good length outside off, de Kock punchily drives towards mid-off, the fielder gets across and knocks the bails at the bowler's end, Amla was well in though

25.3 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, angled in from a length, Amla tucks off his hip past square leg

25.2 - Jordan to Amla, FOUR, class! Realised that there was no third man and just opened the bat face to glide a short ball to the fence, clever batting that...

25.1 - Jordan to Amla, no run, full and just outside off, Amla mistimes the drive and cover fielder leaps to prevent a single

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Over: 25 0 6 1 1 4 0 RSA 149/0
de Kock 91(81) Amla 54(69) Adil Rashid 6-0-33-0

24.6 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, shortish outside off, de Kock chops the cut to backward point. He was disappointed with himself that he couldn't put it away to the fence

24.5 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, FOUR, short and QDK was quick to pick the length, jumped back and pulled it to the deep square leg fence, that was timed to perfection

24.4 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, shortish and wide, Amla sits back and cuts it square of the wicket

24.3 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, drifting down leg, worked away to square leg

24.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, SIX, full toss outside off, de Kock biffs it nonchalantly, crashed straight into the boundary boards at wide long-off fence

24.1 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, backs away and cracks the cut straight to cover

Over: 24 0 1 1 1 4 1 RSA 137/0
de Kock 80(76) Amla 53(68) Moeen Ali 6-0-40-0

23.6 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, down leg, de Kock gets some bat on the tickle down to backward square

23.5 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, FOUR, de Kock continues to impress! It was a slider, went on with the arm and was right in the slot for de Kock - he went down on one knee and smashed the sweep airily to the left of the square leg umpire

23.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, walks forward and across to wrist this flighted delivery towards long-on

23.3 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, takes a step forward and drives this quicker delivery wide of long-off

23.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, stays inside the crease flicks this wide of mid-wicket

23.1 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, advances and flicks this full ball straight to mid-wicket

Over: 23 1 0 0 1 0 1 RSA 129/0
Amla 51(65) de Kock 74(73) Adil Rashid 5-0-21-0

22.6 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, push-drives this full ball down to long-off to keep strike

22.5 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, Amla leans forward and dead-bats this flatter delivery

22.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, fired into the pads, worked away behind square leg for a single

22.3 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, floated up on middle and leg, de Kock crocuhes low and tries to sweep - was a tad early, ends up getting a soft inside edge onto his pad

22.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, slower one just outside off, de Kock was looking to turn it to the leg-side, gets a soft leading edge which dies down in front of backward point

22.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, fifty for Amla. It has been a knock of patience from him, punched this to the left of cover and scampered across for a quick single

Over: 22 0 1 1 6 0 4 RSA 126/0
de Kock 73(70) Amla 49(62) Moeen Ali 5-0-32-0

21.6 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, FOUR, short and asking to be hit, de Kock rocks back and muscles the pull over mid-wicket, no one in the deep and it's an easy boundary

21.5 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, very full outside off, de Kock looks to squeeze it towards third man, beaten for pace

21.4 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, SIX, see you tomorrow! Gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps this flighted delivery high and handsome into the deep mid-wicket stands

21.3 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, this one kept low, flatter at the stumps, punched down to long-on

21.2 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, loopy delivery spinning away late, de Kock drives to sweeper cover

21.1 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, floated up outside off, driven to cover

Over: 21 1 0 0 1 1 1 RSA 114/0
de Kock 62(65) Amla 48(61) Adil Rashid 4-0-18-0

20.6 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, full and around leg-stump channel, de Kock flicks off his pads, a single to deep backward square

20.5 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up invitingly around off, Amla checks his drive, ends up spooning it wide (to the left) of the bowler, a single down to long-off

20.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, on the pads, flicked square on the leg-side

20.3 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, slower through the air on middle and leg, de Kock moves around the crease and mistimes the drive back to the bowler

20.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, flat around the fifth stump line, de Kock chops the cut to backward point

20.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, short and outside off, Amla jumps on the back foot and slots the cut through cover

Over: 20 1 1 1 0 0 1 RSA 110/0
Amla 46(59) de Kock 60(61) Moeen Ali 4-0-20-0

19.6 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, this time he gets the flick past mid-wicket

19.5 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, fuller on off, Amla flicks wristily and finds mid-wicket

19.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, shortish and just outside off, not enough room to cut, but Amla goes through with the shot and is beaten on the top-edge

19.3 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, flicked away behind square on the on-side

19.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, non-turning delivery on the stumps, Amla wrists it to the right of short mid-wicket who dives but couldn't prevent the single. Got to the ball quickly and hurled the ball to the bowler but Amla looked safe

19.1 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, clipped away to the right of a diving mid-wicket for a single

Over: 19 0 1 0 2 0 0 RSA 106/0
Amla 44(55) de Kock 58(59) Adil Rashid 3-0-14-0

18.6 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, flatter and just outside off, Amla strides forward in defence

18.5 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, floated up on middle and leg, Amla turns it to the leg-side

18.4 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 2 runs, slower through the air, width on offer too, Amla goes for a free-flowing drive, slices it and deep point tidies up to keep it to a double

18.3 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, shortish and around off, Amla goes hard on the punch, gets a thick inside edge onto his boot

18.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, slower and outside off, de Kock punches wide of cover-point and sets off for a quick single

18.1 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, full and at the stumps, de Kock drills to the left of Rashid who dives and fields

Drinks are on the field now. South Africa have got off to a great start. de Kock looks in sublime touch while Amla is trying to push the scorecard by nudging and nurdling singles. England need wickets - That's the only way to get back in this game. Rain was expected but as of now it looks pretty fine with lights taking full effect. One thing's for sure - The pitch has got better in the second innings....

Over: 18 0 1 1 0 1 1 RSA 103/0
de Kock 57(57) Amla 42(51) Moeen Ali 3-0-16-0

17.6 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, flatter from Moeen Ali, de Kock tucks it to backward square leg and gets back on strike

17.5 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, full on the stumps, Amla pushes it to mid-wicket

17.4 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, slower and turning into the right-hander, Amla uses his feet and tucks it to backward square leg

17.3 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, tossed up outside off, de Kock drives it to sweeper cover

17.2 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, flatter and on the pads, Amla comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket, gets the 100-run stand for the duo

17.1 - Moeen Ali to Amla, no run, slower and turning in slightly, Amla pushes it back to the bowler

Over: 17 1 3 1 0 1 1 RSA 99/0
Amla 40(47) de Kock 55(55) Adil Rashid 2-0-11-0

16.6 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, Amla gets forward and eases it to long-off

16.5 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, short delivery on the pads, Kock tucks it behind square on the on-side

16.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, no run, pushes back to the left of the bowler

16.3 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven to sweeper cover

16.2 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 3 runs, short and wide, asking to be hit, de Kock cuts it up and over point, Topley gives chase and slides to save a run for his team. Superb effort from the tall man, shows the committment and effort put in to pull back a run for his side

16.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, skidder on the stumps, Amla puches it to long-off

Over: 16 0 1 1 1 1 0 RSA 92/0
de Kock 51(52) Amla 37(44) Moeen Ali 2-0-12-0

15.6 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, flatter on the stumps, de Kock defends it off the front foot

15.5 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Amla comes down the track and flicks it to deep mid-wicket

15.4 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, de Kock nudges it to mid-wicket

15.3 - Moeen Ali to Amla, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Amla tucks it behind square leg

15.2 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 1 run, shortish delivery on the stumps, de Kock makes room and punches it to sweeper cover, fifty for de Kock

15.1 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, flatter and firing on the stumps, Kock chops it back, but the ball bounces and goes over the stumps

Over: 15 2 0 1 1 0 0 RSA 88/0
Amla 35(42) de Kock 49(48) Adil Rashid 1-0-4-0

14.6 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, fuller on the stumps, Amla tucks it to short mid-wicket

14.5 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, flatter outside off, Amla pushes it the left of the bowler

14.4 - Adil Rashid to de Kock, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, de Kock pulls it to deep square leg

14.3 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 1 run, flatter outside off, Amla punches it to sweeper cover

14.2 - Adil Rashid to Amla, no run, this time keeps low, Amla misses the drive and is beaten on the bottom edge. It was outside off and Amla was surprised at how the ball scooted through

14.1 - Adil Rashid to Amla, 2 runs, flatter delivery just outside off, Amla punches it to deep cover, Willey ran across to his right and made a tumbling stop

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Spin from both ends now

Over: 14 4 0 0 2 2 0 RSA 84/0
de Kock 48(47) Amla 32(37) Moeen Ali 1-0-8-0

13.6 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, flatter and firing on the stumps, de Kock defends it off the inside half towards mid-wicket

13.5 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 2 runs, short and flatter again from Moeen Ali, de Kock cuts it to sweeper and gets back for a couple

13.4 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, 2 runs, flatter and short outside off this time, de Kock cuts it to sweeper cover and gets a brace

13.3 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, flatter on the stumps, de Kock defends it to the off-side

13.2 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, no run, tossed up delivery outside off, pushed to cover

13.1 - Moeen Ali to de Kock, FOUR, slower short delivery outside off, de Kock chops it past backward point and finds the fence. The key was to play it late and de Kock just did that. Put it away superbly despite the ball keeping a tad low

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Over: 13 1 1 0 1 1 0 RSA 76/0
Amla 32(37) de Kock 40(41) Stokes 4-0-16-0

12.6 - Stokes to Amla, no run, good length on the stumps, Amla punches it to mid-on

12.5 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, de Kock pushes it to cover-point and calls Amla for a quick single

12.4 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets on the back foot quickly and pulls it well but straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder

12.3 - Stokes to Amla, no run, fullish length delivery outside off, Amla pushes it to point

12.2 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, short delivery on the stumps, Kock pulls it to deep square leg

12.1 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, length delivery on the stumps, Amla flicks it to deep square leg

Over: 12 1 0 0 6 0 0 RSA 72/0
de Kock 38(39) Amla 30(33) Jordan 2-0-18-0

11.6 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, de Kock defends it back on his pads and the ball goes past the wicket

11.5 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, Jordan gets his length fuller this time, defended by de Kock

11.4 - Jordan to de Kock, SIX, that is some stroke from de Kock. On a back of a length delivery just outside off, de Kock picks the length early and pulls it way into the stands at deep square leg. The key was the quickness of feet and de Kock spotted the length and then sent it soaring into the crowd. Looked so nonchalant when he played that. Effortless hit

11.3 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, short and wide, de Kock cuts it hard onto the ground and straight to point

11.2 - Jordan to de Kock, no run, full on the stumps from Jordan, de Kock clips it straight to mid-wicket

11.1 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, short delivery just outside off, Amla opens the bat face and guides it to third man

Over: 11 1 1 0 1 4 1 RSA 65/0
Amla 29(32) de Kock 32(34) Stokes 3-0-12-0

10.6 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Amla guides it to third man and gets the strike back

10.5 - Stokes to Amla, FOUR, short delivery on the stumps, Amla pulls it to deep backward square leg, Rashid ran across from fine leg and put in the dive and missed it altogether, his knee got stuck in the ground and allowed the ball to go through his legs. Stokes isn't impressed with the effort. Shakes his head

10.4 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, de Kock pulls it to deep mid-wicket

10.3 - Stokes to de Kock, no run, full from Stokes, de Kock mistimes the drive to mid-off

10.2 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, full way outside off, Amla moves across and drives it to sweeper cover

10.1 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, good length delivery on the stumps, de Kock pushes it and scampers for a single

The umpires get together and discuss about the light, its looking very bleak out there. Rain around the horizon with dark clouds hovering all around. We will definitely get a delay sooner or later

Over: 10 0 0 4 Wd 4 1 1 RSA 57/0
de Kock 30(31) Amla 23(29) Jordan 1-0-11-0

9.6 - Jordan to de Kock, 1 run, full delivery outside off, de Kock gets the off-drive out and times it well, the man at mid-off puts in a diving effort and saves three runs for his team

9.5 - Jordan to Amla, 1 run, good length on the stumps, Amla clips it to deep square leg

9.4 - Jordan to Amla, FOUR, Amla is playing on the bowler's mind, gets across a long way yet again and flicks this fullish delivery outside off all along the ground to the deep backward square leg fence. Two strokes on either side of the wicket and that should cause more doubts in the Jordan's mind

9.4 - Jordan to Amla, wide, Jordan bowls this well wide of off, wide called

9.3 - Jordan to Amla, FOUR, fullish delivery outside off, Amla moves a long way across and drives it on the up, the ball races across the turf and beats a ring of fielders on the off-side. He played with Jordan there

9.2 - Jordan to Amla, no run, good length delivery outside off, Amla misses the slash and is beaten

9.1 - Jordan to Amla, no run, Jordan starts of with a back of a length delivery outside off, Amla gets on the back foot to punch it to cover

Chris Jordan, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 RSA 46/0
de Kock 29(30) Amla 14(24) Stokes 2-0-4-0

8.6 - Stokes to de Kock, no run, good length delivery angling across de Kock, who punches it off the back foot to cover-point

8.5 - Stokes to Amla, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off, Amla slashes it towards wide third man and gets to the other end

8.4 - Stokes to Amla, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Amla defends it towards mid-on

8.3 - Stokes to Amla, no run, short delivery outside off, Amla gets across and looks to pull, but misses

8.2 - Stokes to Amla, no run, good length delivery outside off, Amla defends it off the back foot to point

8.1 - Stokes to Amla, no run, short of length outside off, tapped to point

Over: 8 Wd 0 4 0 4 1 1 RSA 45/0
Amla 13(19) de Kock 29(29) Topley 4-0-24-0

7.6 - Topley to Amla, 1 run, slower delivery down leg, nurdled to backward square leg, for another single

7.5 - Topley to de Kock, 1 run, rides the bounce and nudges a single to square leg

7.4 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, de Kock has played the shot of the innings so far. Too full with no swing or seam movement, de Kock got forward, showed the full face of the bat and drilled it towards Amla who allowed himself to be nutmegged by the ball. That is a high class stroke and Mark Boucher on air sums it up aptly - when he says that, "almost like a left-handed Sachin Tendulkar." High elbow and all that. Held the pose for the cameramen too

7.3 - Topley to de Kock, no run, short of length outside off, punched to mid-on

7.2 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, harmless short ball around hip-height, de Kock rocks back and dismisses the pull to deep backward square leg, rocketed off the bat

7.1 - Topley to de Kock, no run, that has bounced off a length and surprised de Kock, hit on the splice off the bat, the momentum of the impact pushes de Kock back. He immediately walks away to his left, to gather his thoughts

7.1 - Topley to de Kock, wide, down leg, de Kock didn't get bat on the flick

Over: 7 1 1L 1 0 Wd 0 0 RSA 34/0
Amla 12(18) de Kock 20(24) Stokes 1-0-3-0

6.6 - Stokes to Amla, no run, Amla didn't know where the ball went, looked to defend an incoming delivery and the thick inside edge went behind his legs

6.5 - Stokes to Amla, no run, shortish outside off, Amla cuts and finds point

6.5 - Stokes to Amla, wide, down leg, Amla flicks and misses

6.4 - Stokes to Amla, no run, slower delivery on off, Amla stays back and defends to point

6.3 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, back of a length outside off, de Kock stays back and punches airily to third man

6.2 - Stokes to Amla, leg byes, 1 run, short of length and angled in on the pads, Amla misses the flick, takes a leg-bye though

6.1 - Stokes to de Kock, 1 run, on the pads, flicked wristily to deep mid-wicket

Ben Stokes, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Over: 6 0 0 0 4 1 0 RSA 30/0
Amla 12(14) de Kock 18(22) Topley 3-0-13-0

5.6 - Topley to Amla, no run, slower delivery on off, Amla gets forward and drives, finds mid-off

5.5 - Topley to de Kock, 1 run, full outside off, de Kock gets forward and drives, gets a thick outside edge down to third man

5.4 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, Topley overpitches outside off and de Kock takes full toll of it. Bent his back knee as it touched the ground, caressed through cover. No-one moved as the ball sped away

5.3 - Topley to de Kock, no run, punched to Stokes at cover-point, there is a fumble but the batsmen don't risk the run

5.2 - Topley to de Kock, no run, good length outside off, de Kock steers to point

5.1 - Topley to de Kock, no run, full and angled in, de Kock shows the full face of the bat and gets forward to drive to mid-on

South Africa have started off with intent

Over: 5 0 0 4 0 0 4 RSA 25/0
Amla 12(13) de Kock 13(17) Willey 3-0-17-0

4.6 - Willey to Amla, FOUR, wrong line and length, on the pads, Amla went back and nudged that past short fine, inside the ring, once he beat Rashid it was four

4.5 - Willey to Amla, no run, now flays one and finds a diving cover to his left

4.4 - Willey to Amla, no run, now goes too hard at one outside off, trying to repeat the stroke, the shot is mistimed and the ball finds mid-off

4.3 - Willey to Amla, FOUR, that is hit with force yet Amla looked so silky. Willey went a bit too full and Amla got forward to wrist that wide of a diving mid-off. The wrists took over and that enabled the ball to speed off the turf. Moeen Ali's dive was a despairing one

4.2 - Willey to Amla, no run, good length on off, Amla gets right behind the line to block solidly

4.1 - Willey to Amla, no run, good length outside off, Amla chops it to point

Over: 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 RSA 17/0
de Kock 13(17) Amla 4(7) Topley 2-0-8-0

3.6 - Topley to de Kock, no run, sliding down leg, de Kock flicks and misses. There is an appeal from the Englishmen and Morgan looked interested for a while, but going down and they don't take the review

3.5 - Topley to de Kock, no run, yorker on the stumps, dug out

3.4 - Topley to de Kock, FOUR, that's a thick inside edge but de Kock will get four. Angled in and de Kock was looking to drive, the thick inside edge ran away behind square

3.3 - Topley to de Kock, no run, fullish on the stumps, punched to mid-on

3.2 - Topley to de Kock, no run, back of a length outside off, bit of extra bounce and de Kock awkwardly punches it back to Topley

3.1 - Topley to de Kock, no run, what happened there? Direct hit from Rashid at short fine and de Kock would've been gone. It was flicked to the left of Rashid, de Kock took a few steps down and had given up, Rashid though missed

Over: 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 RSA 13/0
Amla 4(7) de Kock 9(11) Willey 2-0-9-0

2.6 - Willey to Amla, no run, short of length outside off, Amla punches and finds point

2.5 - Willey to de Kock, 1 run, punched and Jordan at short cover gets a bad bounce, that allows the single to be taken

2.4 - Willey to de Kock, no run, short of length outside off, de Kock opens the face of the bat and punches, finds Morgan at point

2.3 - Willey to de Kock, no run, fullish on the stumps, de Kock shows the full face of the bat and plays an on-drive, but finds mid-on

2.2 - Willey to de Kock, no run, another punch and again mid-off in the picture

2.1 - Willey to de Kock, no run, back of a length outside off, de Kock stands tall and punches to mid-off

Over: 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 RSA 12/0
Amla 4(6) de Kock 8(6) Topley 1-0-4-0

1.6 - Topley to Amla, no run, fullish on off, Amla gets forward and defends

1.5 - Topley to Amla, no run, low full toss, tapped back to Topley

1.4 - Topley to Amla, FOUR, he failed to hit the gap last ball, but this time opens the face of the bat on the square drive and gets it through cover-point. Point had no chance. When he is in form, those drives flow from Amla's bat

1.3 - Topley to Amla, no run, well intercepted at cover, driven powerfully and to the right of cover, the ball is parried to mid-off and that puts off thoughts of a quick single

1.2 - Topley to Amla, no run, fullish on the stumps, Amla shows the full face of the bat and defends it towards mid-off. Didn't come fully forward but defended it well

Just a slip in place for Topley

1.1 - Topley to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, Amla stays back and defends to backward point

Reece Topley, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Over: 1 0 0 4 0 0 4 RSA 8/0
de Kock 8(6) Amla 0(0) Willey 1-0-8-0

0.6 - Willey to de Kock, FOUR, two class boundaries in that over. Similar drive to the one that got him off his mark. On a length and outside off, de Kock got forward and timed it on the up, wide of cover, the ball kept the chasing fielders interested but had enough to cross the ropes. That's a good start for South Africa in pursuit of a record chase

0.5 - Willey to de Kock, no run, good length outside off, de Kock is late on the defence, the ball hits the bottom of the bat and bounces behind the batsman

0.4 - Willey to de Kock, no run, pitched up outside off, de Kock's bat face closes on the drive, the ball dribbles to mid-off

0.3 - Willey to de Kock, FOUR, de Kock is off the mark. With a glorious drive. On the rise, leant forward and stroked it through cover. That should set him on his way

0.2 - Willey to de Kock, no run, length outside off, de Kock shuffles across and defends to cover

Two slips in place

0.1 - Willey to de Kock, no run, swing for Willey first up, outside off, de Kock has a sighter, left alone

de Kock and Amla are at the crease. de Kock is on strike. Willey will open the attack

Welcome back for the chase.. Willey has the new ball. de Kock will face off