England in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2020

South Africa vs England - 3rd ODI

Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Date & Time: 09 February 2020

England 257/8

RR: 5.93 | England beat South Africa by 2 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jason Roy c Lungi Ngidi & b Beuran Hendricks c Lungi Ngidi & b Beuran Hendricks 212102
Jonny Bairstow c Andile Phehlukwayo & b Lutho Sipamla c Andile Phehlukwayo & b Lutho Sipamla 432363
Joe Root c Temba Bavuma & b Tabraiz Shamsi c Temba Bavuma & b Tabraiz Shamsi 495230
Eoin Morgan c Beuran Hendricks & b Beuran Hendricks c Beuran Hendricks & b Beuran Hendricks 91410
Joe Denly c Andile Phehlukwayo & b Lungi Ngidi c Andile Phehlukwayo & b Lungi Ngidi 667963
Tom Banton c Quinton de Kock (C) (W) & b Beuran Hendricks c Quinton de Kock (C) (W) & b Beuran Hendricks 323241
Moeen Ali not out not out 171630
Tom Curran c Temba Bavuma & b Lungi Ngidi c Temba Bavuma & b Lungi Ngidi 5910
Adil Rashid c Quinton de Kock (C) (W) & b Lungi Ngidi c Quinton de Kock (C) (W) & b Lungi Ngidi 21000
Chris Jordan not out not out 0400
Saqib Mahmood
Extras 13 (b 0, lb 0, w 13, nb 0)
Total 257 (8 Wkts, 43.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
61-1 (Jonny Bairstow,6.2), 69-2 (Jason Roy,7.5), 86-3 (Eoin Morgan,11.1), 162-4 (Joe Root,25.2), 232-5 (Joe Denly,36.4), 232-6 (Tom Banton,37.1), 241-7 (Tom Curran,39), 252-8 (Adil Rashid,42.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Lungi Ngidi9 2 63 3 7.00
Beuran Hendricks10 0 59 3 5.90
Lutho Sipamla9.2 1 42 1 4.57
Tabraiz Shamsi10 0 58 1 5.80
JJ Smuts3 0 12 0 4.00
Andile Phehlukwayo2 0 23 0 11.50

That's all we have from this ODI series. There are now three T20Is lined up and both teams would take it with more seriousness with the World Cup approaching. Do join us for the first T20I on 12th February at 1800 local (1600 GMT) for all the action. Cheers!

ADIL RASHID IS GIVEN THE MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD! Playing his 100th ODI, he picked up the wickets of Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma and Andile Phehlukwayo and was brilliant with his varieties. QUINTON DE KOCK IS CHOSEN FOR THE SERIES AWARD. He showed brilliant form with the bat and also led his team smartly.

It was a dismal show by South Africa! They started well with the bat but then lost their way in the middle overs. David Miller's blitzkrieg pumped their total past the 250-run mark but then their opening bowlers received a pounding. That diminished their chances very early in the run chase and from thereon, they played only catch up. Lungi Ngidi was a major disappointment however he redeemed himself towards the end with a 3-wicket haul. Beuran Hendricks and Lutho Sipamla showed good promise but they weren't penetrative enough. On a surface where Moeen and Rashid bowled so well, Tabraiz Shamsi failed to produce the magic and that in a way hurt South Africa's chances of a series win.

Chasing a modest total, England got off to a rollicking start with Jonny Bairstow firing in all cylinders. The required rate anyway was never demanding and after a brisk beginning, the scoreboard pressure vanished completely. They did lose three quick wickets after the opening partnership but then the stand between Joe Root and Joe Denly once again put them on top. Yet another solid alliance followed between Denly and Tom Banton and that put the chase 'nearly' to bed. There were a few hiccups with the target in sight but eventually, the expected result happened and England levelled the ODI series.

England have huffed and puffed to the target! It could have been a straightforward win after the partnership between Joe Denly and Tom Banton but both these batsmen got out in a quick succession followed by the wicket of Tom Curran. That stretched the run chase a bit but the victory for the world champions was never in doubt. Moeen Ali didn't panic and closed the match towards the end with a calm head.

43.2
1
L Sipamla to M Ali, ENGLAND WIN BY 2 WICKETS! Shortish ball around off, angling in, Moeen plays a mistimed pull shot in the air and it drops safely in the deep. They cross for a run and that will be it! Series shared!
43.1
4
L Sipamla to M Ali, FOUR! Moeen strokes a boundary to level the scores. He leans into a fuller length ball and strokes it elegantly through covers for a boundary.
42.6
0
L Ngidi to C Jordan, Pitches it up and around off, Jordan pushes it back to the bowler. Another wicket maiden for Lungi Ngidi!
42.5
0
L Ngidi to C Jordan, Another watchful back foot defense by Jordan. Ngidi collects the ball in his followthrough and throws a stare to the number 10 batsman.
42.4
0
L Ngidi to C Jordan, Shortish and outside off, Jordan shoulders arms.
42.3
0
L Ngidi to C Jordan, Good length ball close to off, Jordan defends it from the back foot.

Chris Jordan is the new man in.

42.2
0
L Ngidi to A Rashid, OUT! 5 still needed and England have two wickets left! Are we in for something here? Ngidi fires in a back of a length ball on middle and leg, Rashid sticks back to work it on the leg side but closes the face of his bat early. The leading edge flies behind to de Kock who makes no mistake. Third wicket for Ngidi and his day has gone from mediocre to decent! Can he pick the remaining two in this over?
42.1
0
L Ngidi to A Rashid, Aerial but safe! Fuller length ball around off, Rashid pushes at it early and chips it in the air. It goes over the bowler and lands safely in from of mid off.
41.6
0
L Sipamla to M Ali, Almost nicks it behind! Slower delivery, a bit on the shorter side around off, Moeen tries to run it down to third man but misses.
41.5
0
L Sipamla to M Ali, Switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on off, Moeen offers a solid front foot defense.
41.4
1
L Sipamla to A Rashid, Digs in a short ball on off, Rashid pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
41.3
0
L Sipamla to A Rashid, Back of a length delivery on off, Adil stays back and taps it down to backward point.
41.2
0
L Sipamla to A Rashid, A rising delivery around off, Rashid leans back a bit and drops it with soft hands to square leg. Looks for a run but Moeen sends him back.
41.1
0
L Sipamla to A Rashid, Fuller length ball around off, Rashid gets on the front foot and defends it back.
40.6
4
L Ngidi to M Ali, FOUR! Thumped! Short and on middle, Ali whacks it through mid on for a boundary. 250 up for England and all they need is 6 more to level the series.
40.5
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, Fuller and outside off, pushed towards point.
40.4
2
L Ngidi to M Ali, In the air... but safe! Short and on middle, Ali goes for the pull but mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket. It lands safely and Ali gets two.
40.3
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, Length ball on off, blocked.
40.3
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, WIDE! Fuller and outside off, asking Ali to go for a drive. He says no and lets it go to the keeper. The umpire thinks it is wide and signals the same.
40.2
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, Good length ball on off, pushed towards covers.
40.1
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, Good length ball on middle, Ali pushes it back to the bowler.

Powerplay 3 signaled by the umpire. Now a maximum of 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
1
B Hendricks to M Ali, A length ball outside off, Ali guides it to third man and takes an easy run.
39.5
1
B Hendricks to A Rashid, Short and outside off, Rashid pushes it through backward point for a single.
39.4
0
B Hendricks to A Rashid, In the channel on a shorter length, Rashid lets it go to the keeper.
39.3
0
B Hendricks to A Rashid, Top bowling! Short and on middle, Rashid looks to leave it first but at the last moment looks to ramp it over the keeper. Misses.
39.2
0
B Hendricks to A Rashid, Fuller and around off, Rashid blocks it out.
39.1
1
B Hendricks to M Ali, Shortish length ball outside off, Ali dabs it down to third man for a run.

Adil Rashid's turn to bat.

38.6
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Oh dear, England, what are you doing? Are we in for a nail-biter? Full and around off, Curran looks to slam it over the off side but ends up slicing it high in the air towards point. Bavuma settles under it and grabs it comfortably. A wicket maiden for Ngidi. 16 more needed.
38.5
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, Shortish and angled into the batter. Curran looks to defend but the ball gets big on him and hits him on the gloves.
38.4
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, Good length ball around off, Curran looks to force it towards mid on but the ball hits the upper part of the bat and goes uppishly to the right of the bowler. It goes safely to the man at mid on.
38.3
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, Good length ball around off, Curran blocks it nicely.
38.2
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, Fuller and around off, Curran pushes it towards mid off.
38.1
0
L Ngidi to Tom Curran, Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Curran looks to slam it through the off side but fails to make any connection.
37.6
4
B Hendricks to M Ali, FOUR! Ali off the mark in style! Full and outside off, Ali leans into the shot and thumps it through the covers for a boundary. Wicket in the over but 9 from the over too. Just 16 more needed. Beuran finishes his spell with a 3-fer.
37.5
0
B Hendricks to M Ali, Brilliant bouncer! It is around off and middle, Ali does well to sway away from the line of the delivery.
37.4
1
B Hendricks to Tom Curran, Short and outside off, Curran slaps it through covers but this time there is a man in the deep. Only a single.
37.3
4
B Hendricks to Tom Curran, FOUR! This should settle the nerves if there was any. Full and outside off, Curran drills it through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Curran was in fine form during the BBL with the bat and it shows in this shot.
37.2
0
B Hendricks to Tom Curran, Fuller and around off, Curran keeps it out coming forward.

Tom Curran arrives in the middle.

37.1
0
B Hendricks to Tom Banton, OUT! CAUGHT! Beuran has a change of ends and he strikes straightaway! A good length ball just around off, it straightens up after pitching as Banton looks to defend. It bounces a bit extra too. It kisses his gloves and goes behind. De Kock pouches it easily. Both the set batsmen have been dismissed now. 25 more needed but we have two batters out in the middle who are yet to get off the mark.

Beuran Hendricks (8-0-47-2) is back on!

36.6
0
L Ngidi to M Ali, Beaten! A slower one just outside off, Moeen feels for it and has a poke at it to get beaten.

A fabulous show in the opening ODI. A no show in the second. Series safe! Quinton de Kock's tenure as a long term captain in white-ball has certainly got off to a good start. His bowlers won him the game in the first outing. He will hope for more of the same in the final game. There is a series to be won and this time, hopefully, rain does not play spoilsport. There has been plenty of downpour in the last 48 hours and we wish for bright sunshine in the decider. England will look to prove a point. Badly bruised in the first ODI, they got a small chance to showcase their comeback and they nearly did. They will aim to get a bigger chance come Sunday and end the series level. Cannot say South Africa played really well in the first game. It was more of England throwing it away. That has been their way of playing. Go hard at the ball because we bat so deep. It might not have come off in that game, but that has been their success mantra. Expect no changes for the decider.

South Africa Team Squad -David Miller,Janneman Malan,Rassie van der Dussen,Reeza Hendricks,Temba Bavuma,Bjorn Fortuin,JJ Smuts,Kyle Verreynne,Quinton de Kock,Andile Phehlukwayo,Beuran Hendricks,Lungi Ngidi,Lutho Sipamla,Sisanda Magala,Tabraiz Shamsi

England Team Squad -Dawid Malan,Eoin Morgan,Jason Roy,Joe Denly,Joe Root,Matt Parkinson,Moeen Ali,Sam Curran,Tom Curran,Jonny Bairstow,Tom Banton,Adil Rashid,Chris Jordan,Chris Woakes,Saqib Mahmood