England vs South Africa

Match info: England v South Africa ODI Series 2012 at The Ageas Bowl - 2nd ODI

Date: 28th Aug 2012 Umpires: R J Bailey and S J A Taufel

50-over match

Home team and score Away team score

England

207 All out (40.4 Overs)

Result

South Africa

287/5 (50.0 Overs)

South Africa win by 80 runs

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  • South Africa Win By 80 Runs

    The Proteas go to the top of all three rankings thanks to today's convincing win. England slip to third in the ODI rankings, but those standings will ebb and flow through the remainder of the series. The hosts entirely outplayed here, with South Africa using their slow bowlers very well. England's batsmen didn't do themselves any favours with some poor shot selection. Next match: Friday's third ODI at The Oval in London. Catch you again. Then. Cheers.
  • Over 40.4 - Eng 207/10 (Finn 15)

    Finn almost run out, but lives to tell the tale despite a direct-hit from du Plessis. He then heaves a single down the ground, leaving Patel to the strike. And that's that, with Patel edging behind. Morkel delighted. Game. Over.
  • Over 40 - Eng 204/9 (Patel 44, Finn 13)

    Patel joins Finn in the slog, heaving six over the bowler's head and punting a one-bounce four over deep cover. He ain't done there, taking Peterson that much more with six over Cow Corner. Why the spinner doesn't try a quicker ball down the leg-side to have the double-stepping batsman stumped, I don't know, it's beyond me...
  • Over 39 - Eng 184/9 (Patel 25, Finn 12)

    Finn enjoying his day in the sun (well, under the floodlights really), slapping Morkel to all corners. Through the covers, down the ground - all with disdain - the number 11 enjoys a trio of boundaries. Late entertainment, but it's not going to change the result.
  • Over 38 - Eng 171/9 (Patel 24, Finn 0)

    Patel dances down the wicket, doesn't get to the pitch of the ball, follows through with the shot regardless, and almost slices one down the throat of deep cover, but it drops short. Anderson does the same, but over the head of mid-off. Cavalier batting all around, but how long will it last...? WICKET! Not long at all, in fact, with Anderson quickly run out at the non-striker's end in the wake of a suicidal single. England nine down. Finn last man in. Fat Lady warming her voice. Proteas triumph imminent.
  • Over 37 - Eng 167/8 (Patel 22, Anderson 3)

    Parnell to Patel - it has a certain ring to it. Parnell to Anderson - not so much, and fortified by the tail-ender's inability to boss the pace ace.
  • Over 36 - Eng 163/8 (Patel 19, Anderson 2)

    The batting Powerplay ensues. Anderson swings for the fences. But to no avail. Peterson not giving an inch. England fans cheering on every run. Signs of desperation, indeed.
  • Over 35 - Eng 160/8 (Patel 18, Anderson 0)

    And another. This time Bresnan. WICKET! Driving at a delivery just short of a half-volley from Parnell, the right-hander only succeeds in spooning and edge to de Villiers, who takes the catch on the fall to his right. Perhaps a bit of late swing undid the batsman. Swann in now, then the awesome batting prowess of Anderson and Finn. Not. WICKET! Shame. Swann doesn't last long, throwing his bat at a wide one. An edge too. Another catch for de Villiers. England falling apart. Anderson the second-last man in.
  • Over 34 - Eng 159/6 (Patel 18, Bresnan 0)

    Change of bowling again, with the turn of Duminy back for a burst. WICKET! And it works a treat for South Africa. Morgan gets something of a short ball, and goes over the on-side via the aerial route. But he should have just followed the natural progression of the followthrough. Instead he has worked the angle straight into the hands of Elgar, stationed at wide long-on. Bresnan in now.
  • Over 33 - Eng 156/5 (Morgan 26, Patel 16)

    Parnell coughing a fair few full tosses now, none of which Morgan is really able to punish. In fact, he almost finds the fielder on a couple of occasions. The rubbish gets the rubbish, the old adage goes.
  • Over 32 - Eng 152/5 (Morgan 24, Patel 14)

    Morgan and Patel readying themselves for the batting Powerplay, which can be called for in the next four overs - before it becomes compulsory. Drinks break, meanwhile.
  • Over 31 - Eng 147/5 (Morgan 21, Patel 14)

    Left-arm seam from both ends now as Parnell returns to the attack too. The faster of the two, Parnell mixes things up with bouncers and a lame full toss. Suffice to say, the former is far more troubling than the latter. Patel tends to 'em all with cool, calm and collection.
  • Over 30 - Eng 146/5 (Morgan 20, Patel 14)

    The left-arm seam of Tsotsobe returns to the attack and almost has Morgan hole out at mid-off and Patel at midwicket. Both batsman flummoxed by clever changes in pace and length. England's asking rate well over seven now.
  • Over 29 - Eng 143/5 (Morgan 17, Patel 14)

    Patel's slower ball is to pedestrian, too wide, with Patel punishing it through the covers for four. England have managed 16 runs from the last two overs, and that's some much needed impetus, indeed.
  • Over 28 - Eng 135/5 (Morgan 16, Patel 7)

    Elgar's left-armers really finding a tremendous amount of turn, but he will probably want to bowl a touch straighter than he is doing. At this rate, every time he beats the bat it goes well wide of leg-stump. Morgan, though, remains determined to use his feet down the track to the slow bowler.
  • Over 27 - Eng 127/5 (Morgan 11, Patel 1)

    South Africa have two subs on the field now, Ontong for Amla and more recently Albie Morkel for Duminy, who is nursing a bump of some sort. McLaren, meanwhile, pegs back Patel. No runs to the off-, no runs to the on-side. The seamer is bowling a superb line and length for the field in place for him. A maiden.
  • Over 26 - Eng 127/5 (Morgan 12, Patel 6)

    Patel and Morgan look to milk the singles on offer, until a brilliant piece of placement brings the former four. Patel, manipulating the angle off the backfoot, punches the ball through mid-on - and all the way to the fence.
  • Over 25 - Eng 121/5 (Morgan 11, Patel 1)

    McLaren is metronomic on off stump, and England look to rebuild after the wicket.
  • Over 24 - Eng 118/5 (Morgan 9, Patel 0)

    WICKET! Well, Elgar looked no great shakes with the bat but he's made an instant splash with the ball. His very first delivery had Morgan in trouble, and Kieswetter then turned the bat too early on a ball that spun and bounced, taking the leading edge and looping up to Smith. South Africa take further control of the match with the wicket, but England will have hope while Morgan remains at the crease.
  • Over 23 - Eng 117/4 (Morgan 9, Kieswetter 20)

    Craig Kieswetter has a couple of lapses in the field to make up for, having dropped Amla TWICE, but he's made a decent start here. After that six, he adds a smooth, cover-driven four to take eight from this McLaren over.

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