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Date & Time: Jan 01, 1970 00:00 am
Tom Curran to Fortuin, out Caught by Adil Rashid!! England win by 2 runs. Keep the series alive. That was a slower ball down leg, Fortuin looked to scoop it but ended up finding the fielder at short fine leg.Fortuin c Adil Rashid b Tom Curran 0(1)
Tom Curran to Pretorius, out Lbw!! More drama on this tour. That was a fuller ball, tailed in, escaped the bat and hit the boot of the batter. He was given out by the umpire but van der Dussen forced his partner to review it. In the end, it was umpire's call on hitting and impact but good enough to be deemed out. Pretorius lbw b Tom Curran 25(13) [4s-2 6s-1]
Tom Curran to Pretorius, FOUR, fuller and wider, Pretorius slashes it hard and gets it past deep cover for a four. 5 needed now. That was a widish delivery and Pretorius got enough bat on it to send it away
Tom Curran to Pretorius, SIX, shorter in length, slower and allowed time for Pretorius to get on the back foot and smoke it across the line. Big hit. Huge hit indeed under pressure. Ngidi is up and chuffed. 9 needed off 4 as the sound at Kingsmead is deafening
Jordan to Pretorius, FOUR, the edge! The edge gives SA some edge? An edgy affair as I am on the edge of my seat. That was a low full toss outside off and Pretorius gets it off the outer-half of the bat for the ball to scream away to third man for a four. 16 needed now
Jordan to Pretorius, 1 run, would you call that a drop? That was hit hard and Jordan got his left hand out and almost plucked out a blinder out of thin air. 25 off 11 balls
Mark Wood to van der Dussen, FOUR, that went to the fence like a tracer bullet! Fuller, wider, van der Dussen thumps it past cover for a four. 26 needed now. This match continues to swing like a wild oscillating pendulum
Mark Wood to van der Dussen, SIX, fuller ball and has been smoked away across the line for a sixer. van der Dussen is looking good.30 needed off 14 balls
Mark Wood to van der Dussen, SIX, full toss and has been slammed down the ground for a sixer. A much needed six. SA still in it
Jordan to Phehlukwayo, out Bowled!! The yorker does it again. That was a peach. Phehlukwayo didn't have much of a chance. Don't want a first ball like this. Right at the base of the sticks and Phehlukwayo missed it to be clean bowled as well. That shaped away a little, just enough to hit the sticks. England are ahead now. Phehlukwayo b Jordan 0(1)
Jordan to Smuts, out Bowled!! The straight yorker tailing in and Smuts who had exposed his sticks trying to walk across, misses it to be clean bowled. Superb execution from Jordan who nailed the yorker for the woodwork to be disturbed. England are bowling really well at the death. Smuts b Jordan 13(12) [6s-1]
Tom Curran to Smuts, SIX, can't bowl on a length! That has been smoked over the long-on region for a sixer. Came down on it like a house on fire. Big big hit from the big man. The burly giant is awake now
Stokes to van der Dussen, SIX, gets hold of the length ball and slogs it across the line for a sixer. Was hit behind square with a lot of power
Stokes to van der Dussen, FOUR, gets down on his knees and slams it down the ground for a four. Beautifully done
Stokes to Miller, out Caught by Jordan!! That's a low full-toss outside off, Miller gets across and whips it flat down towards wide long-on where Jordan takes a comfortable catch! Miller c Jordan b Stokes 21(16) [4s-1 6s-2]
Adil Rashid to Miller, SIX, gets across outside off, Adil Rashid panics and fires it in flat, mows the closing face with a swat flat over deep midwicket for six
Adil Rashid to Miller, SIX, loopy ball outside off, Miller lofts this leg-break cleanly over cow corner and away to the streets for six! New ball please!
Mark Wood to Bavuma, out Caught by Buttler! Short ball, he's pretty much bounced him out for pace! Has a go at the pull, gets a glove on it towards the 'keeper to gobbles it up. Bavuma c Buttler b Mark Wood 31(29) [4s-2]
Adil Rashid to Miller, FOUR, charges down the wicket to a tossed up full one, whips it away towards deep midwicket for four
Mark Wood to de Kock, out Caught by Stokes! de Kock is caught at cow corner by Stokes! Is it a no-ball for height? Might be above the waist, de Kock has a swing at it, and that hasn't quite cleared the boundary. Nope, I don't think that's above the waist. It's out. QdK's spell over Kingsmead breaks and South Africa are left in the cold. High and dry. de Kock has to walk back. Trudge back reluctantly. An incredible knock by him. He deserves to be on the winning side today. de Kock c Stokes b Mark Wood 65(22) [4s-2 6s-8]
Mark Wood to de Kock, FOUR, wide half-volley, de Kock reaches out and lofts it cleanly over the in-field to the deep extra cover fence for four! No mercy for the bowlers from QdK. He's decimating the attack today! Captain de Kock in the mood!
Mark Wood to de Kock, SIX, length ball, de Kock swings hard as is the norm, Stokes is running in from cow corner towards deep square leg and nearly runs into a ball boy as the ball lands over the boundary
Adil Rashid to Bavuma, no run, That's given out LBW! South Africa review! Bavuma signals that it's hit his glove. Very full, too full to sweep, Bavuma tries to and gets it off the glove to fine leg. Big appeal, the umpire's raised the finger, and Bavuma signals the T straight away without consultation with QdK. Yes, it's clearly hit the glove of the batsman. Not the umpire's fault, not the batsman's. These are the ones the DRS was made for...
Adil Rashid to de Kock, SIX, short, far too short and he's mowed this over backward square leg and into the roads of KwaZulu Natal for six! That's the fastest fifty for a South African in the format!
Tom Curran to de Kock, SIX, he's absolutely nailing these! He's going to slip a disc with those swivel-flicks to the half-volleys, but for now, England are the ones slipping away from this game despite a fantastic total on the board!
Tom Curran to de Kock, SIX, errs in length, a full-toss on the thigh, and he's charging at the moment - ravaging - and picks it off his legs with nonchalance over deep square leg for six!
Moeen Ali to de Kock, SIX, far too full, and de Kock lofts straight through the line to gets it straight down the ground for six!
Moeen Ali to de Kock, SIX, short and skiddy, de Kock gets low and hammers the pull flat over cow corner for six!
Moeen Ali to de Kock, SIX, drops this short, de Kock rocks fully back and mows this pull over the cow corner roof for six
Jordan to Bavuma, no run, clubs the length ball right back and Jordan fluffs a catch on his followthrough! Tries to hold on with his left hand, but it pops right out
Jordan to de Kock, SIX, full one on the pads, de Kock swivels and swings it away with a flourishing pick-up over deep backward square leg for six. Flat as bread...
Moeen Ali to de Kock, FOUR, angling in, de Kock lines up and slugs it over square leg for a one-bounce four
Tom Curran to Bavuma, FOUR, length ball coming right into the slot, Bavuma swings across the line after charging down, almost got all of that - enough to send it rolling away to the deep midwicket fence for four
Moeen Ali to Bavuma, FOUR, rank half-tracker, carved away high over the man at backward point for four
Ngidi to Stokes, SIX, and more in the slot. Good length to make it worse. Stokes won't complain, celebrating with another cross-blow, into that second tier at cow corner
Ngidi to Jordan, out Caught by Bavuma!! And even the tiny Temba can get to this one. It's a wide one outside off, which Jordan wants to carve over extra cover, uppishly, obviously, he's got a of previous momentum to have to match up to. Bavuma - now the long-off - will run to his left, comfortably under, tumbling. Jordan c Bavuma b Ngidi 7(3) [6s-1]
Ngidi to Stokes, FOUR, near stunner plucked out. Near. And anybody, literally anybody, but Bavuma may've had it. He runs to Stokes's smoke towards long-on, and gets fingertips
Phehlukwayo to Jordan, SIX, opened stance, swing, and kaboom. It was always going to be the slower one, and Phehlukwayo's back of the hand makes it all the more easier for Jordan to spot early, which he goes a long way back, and pummels a long way back over long-on
Phehlukwayo to Stokes, FOUR, short. And a full kitchen-sink-thrown-in bludgeon down the ground, flat-bat, angry hands
Ngidi to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Bavuma !! That'll be the gem. The 50 off 12 scored here many many moons ago will stay untouched. Ali chances his luck, and rightly so, wanting to bottom-hand this over long-off. But it's more off the toe-end, and only gets the height, with the distance equaling a waiting, reverse-cupping long-on. Moeen Ali c Bavuma b Ngidi 39(11) [4s-3 6s-4]
Ngidi to Moeen Ali, FOUR .. 6,4,6,6,4,4 -- that's been Moeen. Full, in the slot, just the choke you expect from a bowler under the pump, and it's been drilled through the covers
Ngidi to Moeen Ali, FOUR, another aimless flick, okay it's not timed all that well, but for Moeen, just for Moeen, somehow, there's nobody behind square on the leg-side
Ngidi to Moeen Ali, SIX, wow, this is a Moeen-gem. He's just opened his bat face, and there's no way this should've flown over third man. Not even at Durban. Well, well, such is life
Ngidi to Stokes, FOUR, charges, sinks, and has enough room on this freebie of a wide half volley from Ngidi to be able to slice away powerfully through extra cover
Hendricks to Moeen Ali, SIX, heaves. Long. High. Massive. 21 off this one .. bent knee, very agriculturally in mowing this over long-on
Hendricks to Moeen Ali, FOUR, a small walk in front, clearing out his front leg as he does and a full-swinging-tennis-forehand, smashing into the sightscreen
Hendricks to Moeen Ali, SIX, just wrists. JUST WRISTS. But this is Durban, and for some reason, what's a chip in most parts of the world, will end up getting flicked all the way over deep square leg
Phehlukwayo to Moeen Ali, SIX, gets hold of this one. Gets under the length, big bat, big handle, big swing. And Durban's cow corner roof takes another beating
Phehlukwayo to Denly, out Bowled!! Now, now. Really, a nothing leg-cutter this, into the pitch -- you know, the kinds you hook over fine leg in your sleep. And even in the worst case when you can't time them, a miscued couple's yours. But Denly finds a lower third case, going through his shot early, missing the ball big time, but then finds a way for his elbow to come in the way and ricochet it onto the leg-stump. Denly b Phehlukwayo 1(2)
Pretorius to Morgan, out Caught by Bavuma!! The overt desire to premediate a dance down consumes another. Morgan gets fooled by the slower one, Morgan looks to cut, is a week early, and loses all shape as he slaps this to a waiting long-off. Morgan's not pleased one bit, oh and when he's angry, he's definitely done the unpardonable. Morgan c Bavuma b Pretorius 27(24) [4s-2 6s-1]
Pretorius to Stokes, SIX, feeds the arc, full-paced and that smack-sound's enough to confirm the smoke -- yea, bent-knee, cow corner
Shamsi to Stokes, FOUR, a drop. A fumble. A boundary. Stokes looks to pull off his back foot, and the ball just doesn't come onto the bat. He top-edges, Hendricks runs in from wide long-on, and half-dives, half-tries-to-get-his-body behind, and fully does neither
Shamsi to Morgan, SIX, sweet. Crisp. Flat. It's in the arc-slot, and Morgan won't disappoint, going one-kneed and pumping it deep over cow corner
Shamsi to Roy, out Caught by Miller!! Dances down, against Shamsi's straighter one, realizes he's too close for comfort in the end, but still doesn't pull out of the hoick. Okay, so he hoicks, gets it only off the inside half of his bat, and gets it down long-on's throat. Roy c Miller b Shamsi 40(29) [4s-3 6s-2]
Phehlukwayo to Morgan, FOUR, 133kph, on a length, full-paced. Morgan gets under, full-blooding, smashing straight down the ground
Shamsi to Morgan, FOUR, nah, a little too of drift on this, a little too full as well. Morgan's quick to pile on, sweeping early, nailing firmly behind square
Phehlukwayo to Bairstow, out Bowled!! Length delivery and Bairstow misses it to be clean bowled. Hits the top of off. Phehlukwayo is thrilled to bits. SA have fought back with that big wicket. Bairstow was looking dangerous but is gone now. Bairstow b Phehlukwayo 35(17) [4s-2 6s-3]
Phehlukwayo to Bairstow, SIX, six more! That was a slower ball, Bairstow swivelled on the back foot and slams it over deep mid for a sixer. Bairstow is going great guns
Phehlukwayo to Bairstow, SIX, biffed down the ground for a sixer. More of a short arm slam and it went well over the fence
Hendricks to Roy, FOUR, inner-edges the ball past the keeper for a four. Was a short ball and Roy jabs at it to get an inside edge
Hendricks to Roy, SIX, wow! That is some hitting. Short ball, Roy jumps down and smashes it over cover for a four. Fantastic hitting from Roy
Hendricks to Bairstow, FOUR, stabs a drive on the up and gets it over mid-off for a four. That was a length ball and Bairstow powered it away
Ngidi to Bairstow, SIX, slower delivery and Bairstow has mistimed it over long-off for a sixer. The bat face turned on impact, hit the lower end as well but had enough wood on it to take it over. Not the biggest of boundaries
Ngidi to Roy, FOUR, gets an outer-edge and the ball flies away to third man for a four. That was wide, Roy tried to slash at it to edge it
Fortuin to Bairstow, FOUR, drop kicks it over mid-off and gets a four. That was a little fuller, Bairstow lifted the ball away
Fortuin to Bairstow, no run, fuller and has been slammed back to the bowler. Was that a catch? The bowler got hands to his left but failed to latch on to it. That was hit hard and Bairstow gets a life
Ngidi to Buttler, out Caught by de Kock!! Length ball, leaves the batter and Buttler edges one trying to drive it well away from his body. Ngidi's good form continues. Good start for SA. Little bit of nip away from the batter and Buttler edged it. Buttler c de Kock b Ngidi 2(4)
Hendricks to Roy, FOUR, tucks the ball away past short fine for a four. That was slanted on the pads and put away easily
Fortuin to Roy, SIX, here we go! Gets under the delivery and smokes it over long-on for a sixer. That was a huge hit