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England in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2023
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SA
298/7
50 Ovs
VS
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ENG
271/10
44.2 Ovs
South Africa beat England by 27 runs

SOUTH AFRICA

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Quinton de Kock (W)
37415190.24
c Jos Buttler b Sam Curran
Temba Bavuma (C)
362841128.57
c Sam Curran b Moeen Ali
Rassie van der Dussen
1111176194.87
c Ben Duckett b Sam Curran
Aiden Markram
13191068.42
c Dawid Malan b Olly Stone
Heinrich Klaasen
30320293.75
lbw b Adil Rashid
David Miller
53564194.64
c David Willey b Sam Curran
Wayne Parnell
240050.00
c Dawid Malan b Jofra Archer
Sisanda Magala
5410125.00
not out
Kagiso Rabada
2200100.00
not out
Anrich Nortje
00000.00
Tabraiz Shamsi
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
2-87-(Quinton de Kock (W) 14 ov)
1-61-(Temba Bavuma (C) 8.4 ov)
5-281-(Rassie van der Dussen 47.2 ov)
3-116-(Aiden Markram 21.1 ov)
4-171-(Heinrich Klaasen 30.5 ov)
7-295-(David Miller 49.3 ov)
6-287-(Wayne Parnell 48.3 ov)
-(Sisanda Magala ov)
-(Kagiso Rabada ov)
-(Anrich Nortje ov)
-(Tabraiz Shamsi ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
David Willey
603806.33
Jofra Archer
1008118.10
Moeen Ali
805116.38
Sam Curran
903533.89
Adil Rashid
1005515.50
Olly Stone
703715.29

ENGLAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Jason Roy
11391114124.18
c Wayne Parnell b Kagiso Rabada
Dawid Malan
595590107.27
c Temba Bavuma b Sisanda Magala
Ben Duckett
350060.00
c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje
Harry Brook
03000.00
lbw b Sisanda Magala
Jos Buttler (C) (W)
36424085.71
c Quinton de Kock b Anrich Nortje
Moeen Ali
11171064.71
c Rassie van der Dussen b Sisanda Magala
Sam Curran
17210180.95
c Quinton de Kock b Kagiso Rabada
David Willey
892088.89
c David Miller b Anrich Nortje
Adil Rashid
14171082.35
not out
Jofra Archer
04000.00
c Heinrich Klaasen b Anrich Nortje
Olly Stone
150020.00
c & b Tabraiz Shamsi
Fall Of Wickets:
4-196-(Jason Roy 29.1 ov)
1-146-(Dawid Malan 19.3 ov)
2-151-(Ben Duckett 20.5 ov)
3-152-(Harry Brook 21.3 ov)
6-234-(Jos Buttler (C) (W) 36.5 ov)
5-222-(Moeen Ali 33.4 ov)
8-266-(Sam Curran 42 ov)
7-250-(David Willey 38.5 ov)
-(Adil Rashid ov)
9-267-(Jofra Archer 42.5 ov)
10-271-(Olly Stone 44.2 ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Wayne Parnell
804205.25
Kagiso Rabada
1004624.60
Aiden Markram
201809.00
Anrich Nortje
1006246.20
Tabraiz Shamsi
5.2055110.31
Sisanda Magala
904635.11

England

271/10(44.2 Overs)

...THE RUN CHASE…

The hosts were off to a sparkling start, courtesy of their opening pair. Both got off to starts and looked like they will get to their respective fifties with ease but Bavuma slipped out against the run of play. Soon his opening partner followed suit. However it was the stand between Heinrich Klaasen and Rassie van der Dussen that steadied the ship for the Proteas. The former looked solid with the bat but slipped out on 30. All the batters got off to starts but only Rassie van der Dussen was

The last time an ODI took place at this venue was in 2020 when South Africa took on Australia where the Proteas chased down 272 runs with ease. So, surely this venue comes across as a batting paradise. Will England be able to say the same about this wicket post the match? To find out, do join us for the second essay shortly.

Sam Curran is down for a quick chat. He says that lot of their players have not played 50-over cricket for a while but feels that they bowled well and are happy to keep South Africa under 300 here. Mentions that their openers are always going to be aggressive but they need to be smart as well as South Africa have a good bowling attack. Tells that they would like to put pressure on South Africa in the first Powerplay and then take it on from there.

The new bowlers of England could not find any venom off the deck and realised that it is turning out to be a bit on the slower side as well. Although, Jos Buttler was nail-on with his bowling changes which were able to get rid of the opening pair when nothing was going their way. However, it was Sam Curan who was the pick of the bowlers for his economical spell with three scalps to his name.  

South Africa would be a bit disappointed as they could not get over the 300-run mark to give them a psycological advantage but could still feel that they have enough on the board here. England gave away only 18 runs in the last three overs. Some incredible death bowling by England seamers.

Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada, A single to end the innings! Goes fuller and on middle. Rabada drills it to long on and takes a single. South Africa end with 298/7 at the end of their 50 overs!

Sam Curran to Sisanda Magala, Another single! Short and on off. Magala whips it to deep mid-wicket off the bottom of the blade. 

Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada, Short and outside off. Rabada hits it down to long off for one.

Sam Curran to David Miller, ! CAUGHT! What a brilliant catch this is and Miller is absolutely gutted! Short and outside off. It is a slower delivery and Miller flat-bats it hard and flat towards long on. The ball seems to be travelling over long on but Willey uses his height and takes a catch first at the boundary line. Then as he realises that the momentum is taking him over the ropes, throws the ball in the air. Goes out and then comes back inside the fence to complete a superb catch!

Kagiso Rabada is the new batter in.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to deep square leg and does not take a single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, ! That's a good start to the final over for South Africa! FIFTY for Miller comes up as well! Not his most fluent knock but still a very important one. This is full and on leg. Miller clips it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, Back of a length, around off. Magala dabs it towards short third man for a single.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, ! That's a crucial boundary from Sisanda Magala! A full delivery and outside off. Magala drives it off the outside half of his blade through backward point for a boundary.

Sisanda Magala is the new man in.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, Short and outside off. Magala lets it go. 

Jofra Archer to Wayne Parnell, ! CAUGHT! Jofra Archer gets a wicket! On a length, on off. A slower delivery and Parnell makes room to slash it away. However, he fails to get any timing on this one and hits it aerially to point. Malan takes an easy chance and South Africa lose their sixth wicket.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, A fullish delivery on off. Miller heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Right in the blockhole on off. Miller digs it out back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Back of a length, around off. Miller punches it to sweeper cover. Just 6 from the over and a big wicket!

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, Back of a length, on off. Parnell pulls it to deep square leg for another single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, NO BALL! Another full toss above the waist height, on off. Parnell pushes it to deep point for a single. Free Hit coming up...

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, Goes fuller and on off. Parnell drives it back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, ! CAUGHT! That's an end to a fantastic knock from Rassie van der Dussen! This is full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen slices it to deep cover off the bottom of his blade. The ball goes high in the air and Ben Duckett running forward, takes a fine catch. Rassie van der Dussen gets a standing ovation as he walks back to the hut here.

Wayne Parnell is the new batter in.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and outside off. Miller cuts it to deep point for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Nails a yorker on off. Miller digs it out towards the off side and takes a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, NO BALL AND ! This is turning out to be a huge over for South Africa! A full toss and outside off. It is above waist height and Miller slams it through covers for a boundary. Free Hit coming up...

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, angling into leg. Rassie van der Dussen heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen makes room again and tries to pull it but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a couple.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! WOW! What a shot! A slower short ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen makes room and pulls it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it go. Too high and Free Hit will continue.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, NO BALL! This is full and outside off. Miller drives it to covers for a single. Oh, Archer has overstepped too and we will have a Free Hit now.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length and angling into leg. Rassie van der Dussen tries to whip it away but mises and gets hit on the upper thigh area. The ball rolls towards the off side side and a leg bye is taken.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller slaps it to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Shorter and on off. Miller punches it to covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, ! Finally Miller gets one away! However, it is off the inside edge. The ball is tossed up on middle. Miller tries to heave it towards the leg side but the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for a boundary.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, On middle and turning in. Miller goes back to work it towards the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy delivery on middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to long off for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Goes fuller and on middle. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Tossed up on middle. Miller tries to slog-sweep it but misses and the ball goes just over the stumps to the keeper.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Goes fuller and outside off. Miller drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Goes fuller and on middle. Miller whips it towards long on for a single.

Olly Stone to David Miller, ! SMASHED! Short and on off. Miller rocks back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Great power in this shot.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, There it is....century number 4 for Rassie van der Dussen! His great run of form in ODIs continues. Superb knock again and once again he has paced it nicely. Touch shorter and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Stone bowls it short and outside off. it is at 140 clicks and bounces sharply as Rassie van der Dussen lets it go.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket and calls for two but settles for a single in the end. Moves to 99 now!

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Serves it fuller and outside off. Miller drives it to deep extra cover for a couple.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Touch shorter, on off and turning in. Miller fails to pick the spin and gets hit high on the pads as he goes back in his crease.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Again slower through the air, turning into leg. Miller tries to sweep it again but gets hit on the pads again.

Adil Rashid to David Miller,  Tosses it up on middle. Miller tries to sweep it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen,  Goes fuller and on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Olly Stone to David Miller, A fullish delivery, around off. Miller pushes it gently to covers for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A fullish delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it nicely to right of mid off. The fielder dives and half-stops it. The ball goes off his hands towards long on and two runs are taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it straight to the cover fielder.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Back of a length, on leg. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Bowls it short and outside off. Miller goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Flatter and shorter, around off. Miller cuts it to the cover fielder.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Nice loopy delivery again on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to long off for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it nicely to deep cover for a couple again.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy delivery on middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives it down the ground for a couple.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Flighted delivery, outside off. Miller heaves it off the inside half of his blade to long on for a single.

David Willey to David Miller, Back of a length, on middle. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to deep square leg for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on leg. Rassie van der Dussen half-pulls it to short fine leg.

David Willey to David Miller, Short of good length, around off. Miller punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

David Willey to David Miller, WIDE! Short and on middle. Miller sets up to pull it but then lets it go as the ball is too high.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Willey bowls a shortish slower delivery on leg. Rassie van der Dussen makes room and pulls it to deep square leg as the batters take two.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings. 

Sam Curran to David Miller, This one stays low after hitting the deck on off. Miller defends it back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to David Miller, On off, defended out.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran serves short ball, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Length ball, on off. Miller gets it to square leg off the inside edge. One taken.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A couple of dots to start this over! It is a well-directed bumper, on off. David Miller tries to hook it away but misses.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A length ball, in the channel. Miller dabs it down to short third.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it hard to deep mid-wicket. The batters take two runs.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! David Willey dishes a length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it back to the bowler.

David Willey to David Miller, David Miller now rotates the strike as he taps this full-length ball to point.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Short ball, on off, pulled along the ground to deep mid-wicket for one.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, defended out.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Too full and straight on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen clips it in front of square leg and takes two runs.

David Willey too is brought back into the attack now. Four overs for 25 runs so far.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Two dots in a row to end the over! It is full, angling into the pads. Miller nudges it to short mid-wicket.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A dot now! An outswinger, full and on fourth stump. David Miller taps it out to mid off.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen now rotates the strike. It is a short ball, on the body. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Good length, in the channel. David Miller dabs it to point for a quick single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Direct hit could've been curtains for Rassie van der Dussen. Fuller, on off. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it gently to mid off and takes off. Jofra Archer misses his attempt at the non-striker's end.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen stays back and chops this length ball to covers.

Sam Curran is back on. Five overs for 17 runs and a wicket so far.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as this full ball is flicked to the leg side.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Incredible shot. Rassie van der Dussen uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it down the ground for four runs.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, A single now as this is worked down to long on.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen charges down the wicket and drills it down to long off for a quick single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off, defended back to the bowler.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! Floated and full, on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse sweeps it to short third man.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as Rassie van der Dussen dabs this short ball late down to third man.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A slower bumper, on leg stump. Rassie van der Dussen gets inside the line and leaves it alone.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Fuller, outside off. Miller drives it to cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen takes a single now as this length ball is tapped to covers. 200 is up for South Africa now.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Top shot. A short ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets on top of the bounce and crunches it past point for four runs.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Consecutive boundaries. Rassie van der Dussen is shifting gears now. It is overpitched outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and creams it past mid off for four runs.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Oh, some sharp turn and almost carries to the first slip fielder! Touch short and turning away from Miller. He tries to defend it but gets an outside edge that goes left of Roy at first slip and hits his boot. It goes very quickly towards Roy there.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Fraction short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, On off and fuller. Rassie van der Dussen skips down the track and works it towards the leg side.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-sweeps it to deep backward point for a couple.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Serves it fuller and on middle.  Miller knocks it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, ! That's a nice shot from Miller! Tosses it up on middle. Miller makes room and goes inside out over long off. He does not time it properly but gets enough to take it over long on for a maximum.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Beaten! Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to punch it towards the off side but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, on off. Rassie van der Dussen rides the bounce and tries to punch it but fails to get it away.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A slower delivery, on a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to backward point.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Lands it on a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it towards the off side calmly.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of good length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it towards the off side.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Short and outside off. Miller punches it to covers for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets low and reverse-paddles it through the third man region for a couple.

Drinks break. England have done really well to retrict the run flow since departing the opening pair. Rassie van der Dussen got his fifty and still remains at the crease. His partnership with David Miller will be very important for the hosts. England would be hoping to get rid of this pair and put the Proteas under immense pressure.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Tossed up on off. Miller makes room and drills it to long off for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen skips down the track and drives it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Touch shorter and on middle. Miller punches it down the ground for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Tosses it up, around off from 'round the wicket. It turns away after pitching and beats Miller as he tries to defend it.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Angles it on middle and MIller fends it towards the leg side.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, On the shorter side, on leg at 137 kph. Miller tucks it to fine leg for an easy single again.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of good length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen glances it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Nice short delivery on middle. Miller too plays it nicely as he pulls it to fine leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Serves it on a length, on middle. Miller works it to mid-wicket.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Lands it on a length, around off. Miller dabs it towards the point fielder.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to mid on for a single.

David Miller is the next man in.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Slower through the air and outside off. Miller fends it off the front foot towards the off side.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, ! LBW! Heinrich Klaasen departs and another South African batter who fails to kick-on after getting a good start! This one is tossed up nicely on middle. Heinrich Klaasen goes for a big sweep shot. However, he misses it and the ball hits him on the pads. It looks dead straight as soon as it hits his pads and the umpire too raises his finger quickly after an appeal from English players. This is a big wicket and South Africa need a partnership here!

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Flighted delivery, around off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen,  Flatter and quicker on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes deep in his crease and pushes it to deep cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Shortish and on off. Heinrich Klaasen punches it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it gently to long off for a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Length and on off, defended out watchfully.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Incredible innings! Fifty for Rassie van der Dussen! His 12th in the ODIs. It is full, on off stump. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it gently to mid off and scamper across. The people in the crowd love this innings and make the batter known by a standing ovation. 

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike as this full ball is driven to mid off.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, On off, defended.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Heinrich Klaasen now putting his feet on the gas! It is a short ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and clubs it over the deep mid-wicket fence. It is served at 147 clicks but Heinrich Klaasen is looking at the ball like a football here. He has timed it to perfection.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A length ball, drifting into the pads. Heinrich Klaasen defends it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Nicely played. The boundary off the last ball surely spoils the over for Rashid. Rassie van der Dussen shimmies inside the crease, picks up the length early, gets down on one knee and sweeps it throughs quare leg for a boundary. 

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Short and on middle. Heinrich Klaasen nudges it through the leg side for one more.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it to long on and crosses.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Flatter and on off, punches to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, driven to covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, A short ball, on leg. Heinrich Klaasen makes room and pulls this to the left of deep mid-wicket. It meets the fielder on a bounce. One taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen gets on his front foot and taps this length ball to covers.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen taps it out to safety.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A length ball, on top of off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it past mid off and crosses.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, Rassie van der Dussen pulls this from outside off to deep square leg. One taken and 150 is up for the hosts.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off, defended to covers.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! A well-directed bouncer, on off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to swing across the line but pulls outo of his attempt in the end as he bends his knees to stay away from the ball.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Loops it up, on off, defended out watchfully.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, ! BANG! A much-needed boundary for the Proteas. The crowd has something to cheer now after quite sometime. Bit to short, on off. Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and smokes itover the wide long on fence.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets on his front foot and drives it gently in front of long on. One taken.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, A single now as Heinrich Klaasen rocks back to this length ball and punches it down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Full and on off, pushed to extra cover.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Floated and full, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and drives it to mid off for one.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone serves a length ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes back and defends it away.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, In the air...SAFE! It is a short ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes for the pull shot but does not time it well. It takes the top-edge and flies to deep mid-wicket. It falls in no man's land. Two taken.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen strokes this full ball to covers off the bottom half of the blade. He only finds the fielder this time.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, One more! Olly Stone dishes it fuller, swinging into the pads. Rassie van der Dussen clips it off his pads to deep square leg and crosses.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit short, on the body. Klaasen whips it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball that lands outside off and jags in a touch. Rassie van der Dussen is caught inside his crease. He blocks it to covers from close to his body. One taken.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, So, five singles off the over. Flatter one, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen goes back and knocks it down to long on for another single. South Africa need this stand to go deep. 

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike! Shorter, on off. Klaasen goes back and punches it down to mid off.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Another single now as this short ball is pulled to deep square leg.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Floats it up, full and on off. Heinrich Klaasen drives it to cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes full, around off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it down to mid off. They cross.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, blocked out.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen pulls this short ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, These two are doing well to keep the runs ticking. A length ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it through cover-point for one more.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, in the channel. Rassie van der Dussen punches it through the line and takes a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Short again, wide of off. Klaasen now rocks back and chops it through covers. One taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A short ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it to deep point for one.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone drags his length back, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it through covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Nicely played. It is a short ball, a rare one from Adil Rashid. Rassie van der Dussen uses the depth of his crease and pulls it through the gap at mid-wicket to find the boundary. This should ease some pressure.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter, attacking the stumps. Rassie van der Dussen dabs it out.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike as he knocks this length ball down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Pushed through quicker, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen smashes it back to the bowler.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Floats it up, wide of off. Rassie van der Dussen sweeps it to the left of deep mid-wicket for one more.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Quite short and on off. Klassen goes back and knocks it down to long off for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, tailing in from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to hit it through the line but is a bit early into his shot. A wicket-taking over by Stone comes to an end. Jos Buttler is certainly nailing his bowling changes so far.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, We he does find the gap this time. Shorter, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen cuts it through covers, but there is protection in the deep. One taken.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Olly Stone is yet to concede a run here. It is a short ball, wide of off. Heinrich Klaasen tries to free his arms but finds the fielder once again. He must be agitated this time.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Back of a length, in the channel. Heinrich Klaasen taps it to cover.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone goes full, attacking the stumps. Heinrich Klaasen greets it with full face.

Olly Stone to Aiden Markram, ! CAUGHT! Olly Stone comes into the attack and strikes on his very first delivery. Aiden Markram goes back cheaply. The crowd has gone a bit silent now. England are making good inroads in this game after a scratchy start. It is a full-length ball, on off. Aiden Markram punches it rather firmly towards short cover. Dawid Malan there takes a sharp low catch to his right. 

Heinrich Klaasen is the next man in.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen chops it to covers. Just two off it.

Adil Rashid to Aiden Markram, Aiden Markram now punches this length ball to te left of mid off. The batters cross.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as this is knocked down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, This is full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen strokes it to the right of extra covers. Jason Roy there moves to his right, dives to that side and makes a good stop.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen gets outside the off stump to this full one. He goes for the sweep but gets it to mid on off the cue end.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, This is tossed up, outside off. It is turning away. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across but keeps his bat to himself.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Dot to end the over! Back of a length, on off. Aiden Markram rides the bounce and fends it towards the off side.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, ! SHOT!  Curran goes for his short delivery again, on off. Aiden Markram pulls it nicely in front of square for a boundary.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Lands it on a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to fine leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, On a length, on off. Aiden Markram pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Nice bumper again! Short and on off, angling across the right-hander. Aiden Markram tries to pull it but gets beaten by the extra bounce and angle of this delivery.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, WIDE! On a length and way down the leg side. Aiden Markram tries to flick it but misses.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Nicely tossed up delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it right of the bowler. Rashid half-stops it and the ball rolls towards mid on and a single is taken

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Beautiful bowling. Slowers his pace, on off and fuller. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and quicker, around off. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his drive it mid on.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-sweeps it to backward point.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Short and quicker on off. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his cut shot to short cover.

Adil Rashid to Aiden Markram, Short and outside off. Aiden Markram cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Nearly another wicket off a short ball! Curran bowls it short on off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to pull it but does not time it properly and ends up hitting it aerially and just short of the short mid-wicket fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep backward square leg for a couple. Excellent work in the deep from Brook.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short, around off. Rassie van der Dussen ducks under it calmly.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Angles a length delivery on off from 'round the wicket. Markram heaves it off the inside half of his blade to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it to the mid off fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen works it to fine leg for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Tosses it up, around off. Aiden Markram drives it to the cover fielder.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter and on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it left of mid-wicket and takes a single. 100 up for South Africa!

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Tosses it up, around off. Markram tries to drive it but hits it off the inside half of his blade to mid-wicket.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up, on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-paddle it towards the third man region as Dawid Malan stops it inside the fence with a dive. Three taken.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it left of the bowler and Ali half-stops it. A single is taken as the ball rolls towards mid on.

Drinks break! South Africa were off to a flying start thanks to their opening pair of Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock. The wicket is very flat and hardly venomous to benefit the bowlers here but still England have managed to get rid of the opening pair. They will be hoping to take a couple more wickets to put them on the back foot.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Shortish and outside off. Aiden Markram punches it to sweeper cover for a single. Good over, just 2 from it!

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, A fullish delivery on off. Aiden Markram drives it back to the bowler. Curran half-stops it as the ball deflects towards mid on.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Short and outside off. Aiden Markram punches it to the cover fielder.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, A full delivery on off at 132 kph. Aiden Markram drives it nicely to mid off.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, A fullish delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it past the bowler and a single is taken.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards point.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Lovely delivery, good drift, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it off the outside half of his blade to point for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up nicely on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to short mid-wicket.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Shorter in length, on off. Markram uses the depth of his crease nicely to punch it to long off for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Turning into off and slower through the air, on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, On the shorter side, on off. Aiden Markram goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers for a single.

Aiden Markram is the new man in. 

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, ! CAUGHT! Oh, Sam Curran has done it! He gets a big wicket of Quinton de Kock! Quinton de Kock looks disappointed and rightly so, this pitch is a belter and he would have hoped for a big score here. A good bumper this from Curran, angling into middle. Quinton de Kock tries to hook it but gets a faint edge on it as the ball goes back to the keeper Buttler. He takes it and England have a cruical breakthrough.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Lands it on a length, on off at 129 kph. Quinton de Kock fends it nicely right under his eyes.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter again, around off at 129 clicks. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his cut shot to cover-point for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, around off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to force it towards the off side but hits it straight to the short cover fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it go.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen tucks it to square leg.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Quicker and flatter on off as Quinton de Kock goes deep in his crease to defend it.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off. Rassie van der Dussen with a front foot push towards covers and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it a bit fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, On the shorter side again, on off. Quinton de Kock goes back and punches it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter and quicker on off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it off the back foot.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it on the shorter length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it to deep cover for a single.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, On a length, on off. Quinton de Kock dabs it towards point calmly. Just 2 from Curran's first over.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Lands it on a good length and it nips back a bit. Outside off and Quinton de Kock gets beaten as he tries to guide it towards the off side.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off at 129 kph. Rassie van der Dussen rides the bounce and blocks it out.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Pulls his length back a bit, around off. Quinton de Kock steers it towards third man for a single.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Curran starts with a fullish delivery on off. Quinton de Kock defends it solidly off the front foot.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Angles it quicker and flatter on middle. Quinton de Kock works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, On the shorter side, around off. Quinton de Kock punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, A flatter delivery on middle. Quinton de Kock blocks it out.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Oh, just over! On off and turning into middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen tries to reverse-sweep it but gets a top edge. The ball goes just over short third man and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Ali bowls it touch short, around off. Rassie van der Dussen goes deep in his crease and cuts it to deep point for a couple.

Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Swing and a miss! Length ball, wide of off. Quinton de Kock hangs his blade out but gets beaten on the outside edge. South Africa are 75/1 at the end of Powerplay 1.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! What a shot! This is pleasing to the eyes. Archer dishes a length ball, on off. Quinton de Kock shuffles across and drives it down the ground for four runs. 

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! Quinton de Kock is on a roll. It is a short ball, on off, pace-up as well. Quinton de Kock picks it up early and latches onto it in a flash to dispatch it over the square leg fence.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Make it three! On a length, around off. Quinton de Kock closes the face and tucks it to the leg side.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Two dots in a row! Full length, on middle. Quinton de Kock defends it to mid on.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, This is outside off, left alone.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Rassie van der Dussen is off the mark with a fine boundary. This is overpitched, wide of off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and drives it through the gap between mid off and extra cover for a boundary. A successful over from Ali comes to an end.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen nudges this full ball to mid on.

Moeen Ali to Temba Bavuma, ! CAUGHT! The change in bowling does wonders for England and Ali draws first blood here. It is tossed up, full and on off. Bavuma tries to go over mid on but does not connect cleanly. He chips it to the left of mid on. Sam Curran goes to his left, slides in and takes a sharp catch. England strike against the run of play.

Rassie van der Dussen walks out at number 3!

Moeen Ali to Temba Bavuma, ! Temba Bavuma crunches it through the off side. Floated and full, outside off. Bavuma creams it through covers for four runs.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, A single now as this is knocked down to long off.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Length ball, on off. QDK blocks it to mid off.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Jofra Archer now bends his back hard and dishes a short ball, on off. Temba Bavuma squares up and touch and blocks it from the shoulder of the bat. 

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma taps this full ball to the off side from wide of off. He does not find the gap here and stays inside the crease.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Back of a length, in the channel. Bavuma defends it out.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! Easy pickings! It is fuller, on the pads. Temba Bavuma flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket for four runs.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, on off. Bavuma defends it to mid off off the front foot.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, on off. Quinton de Kock dabs it down to third man for a single.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, ! Superb  shot! 50 up for the Proteas in no time. It is full, on middle and leg. Bavuma flicks it along the ground past mid on and finds the boundary.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Quinton de Kock now shuffles across the stumps and squeezes it out through backward point for one.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma nudges this length ball to mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, On off, blocked.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma defends this full ball out to off side.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Full length, outside off. Quinton de Kock pushes it to extra cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! BANG! Back of a length, on off. Temba Bavuma heaves across the line and it takes the top-edge and flies over the fine leg fence.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, On a length, on off. Quinton de Kock defends it to cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good running! A length ball, on top of off. Bavuma taps it to extra cover and scampers across for a quick single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, WIDE! A gentle enquiry by Jos Buttler from behind the sticks. It is a short, going down leg. Bavuma tries to glance it around the corner but misses. Jos Buttler makes an appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! Smacked! Temba Bavuma is getting into the action now. It is a short ball, on off. Bavuma swivels and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. South Africa are off to a sparkling start.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Jofra Archer starts his third over with two dots in a row now. It is a short ball, drifting down leg. Bavuma gets inside the line, gets on his toes and nudges it to square leg.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good length, on fifth stump. Bavuma strokes it through the line to point.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Length and on off. Quinton de Kock defends it out watchfully.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, outside off. Quinton de Kock cuts it late but straight to backward point.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, ! Quinton de Kock is really finding the gaps really well here. It is very full, wide outside off, swinging away a bit. Quinton de Kock plays under his eye and smacks it through covers for four runs.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Goes full, sliding down leg. Quinton de Kock fails to glance it around the corner.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, too straight, on fifth stump. Quinton de Kock stabs it to the off side.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Length, on leg. Bavuma flicks it through square leg for one.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! What a shot! A genuine half-volley, on off. Quinton de Kock is up to the task and knocks it down the ground for four runs. He moves to 14 runs with his third boundary of the innings.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma taps this full ball to cover-point for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good length, on off. Bavuma strokes it to point.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Much fuller, on off. Bavuma drives it back to the bowler and Archer is quick to react and stops it with his feet.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Archer dishes a length ball, it lands on off, and jabs back in. Bavuma fails to flick it away he gets rapped above the knee roll. A stifled appeal but the umpire shows no interest.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Full, outside off. Bavuma drives it through the gap at covers for two runs.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, WIDE! This is spilled down the leg side. Bavuma misses his flick. Wide called.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Good timing! Full and on off. De Kock drives it past mid on. Jofra Archer gives it a chase and keeps it down to two runs.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Aerial but safe! It is a bit fuller, on middle and leg. Bavuma chips it aerially over mid on. The outfiled is a slow one and the batters only take three.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, On a good length, on the body. Bavuma swivels and drags his pull down to fine leg for two runs this time. 

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, on middle and leg. Bavuma tucks it to mid-wicket as this nips into the batter from off.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Willey dishes it on a length, attacking the pads. Bavuma nudges it to the leg side for a brace.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Bavuma steps across and dabs this full ball to point.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Full and on off, blocked out. A tidy start by Archer as well.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! Exceptional shot! Quinton de Kock gets his second boundary of the innings. This is overpitched, on off. Quinton de Kock shows full face and creams it down the ground for a good-looking boundary.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Jofra Archer dishes a length ball, outside off, shaping away. Quinton de Kock is happy with yet another sighter here.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Two dots on the trot now! Back of a length, in the channel, it carries good towards the keeper. Quinton de Kock lets it be.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Much fuller, around off, it angles across the left-hander. Quinton de Kock has no shot to offer.

Here he is.... Jofra Archer to start from the other end.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, A bit short, on top of off. Bavuma gets it to deep point off the outer half. Bavuma crosses and gets off the mark instantly.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, ! Slapped! Back of a length, wide of off. Quinton de Kock stands tall and crunches it through cover-point. It races away to the fence as the fielder at point fumbles a bit.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Fuller, on fifth stump. Quinton de Kock presses forward and blocks it out.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Much straighter, full and on the pads. Quinton de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Make that three! On a length, outside off, little bit of shape this time. Quinton de Kock shoulders his arms at it.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Two dots to start with! Good carry this time. This is on a good length, in the channel. Quinton de Kock does not go chasing after it.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, David Willey start from over the wicket to the left-hander. He serves it on a length, on top of off. Quinton de Kock blocks it out with an angled bat.

The anthems are done now and it is time for the action to begin! The English players make their way into the middle. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are the openers for South Africa. David Willey to start the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

Time for the national anthems now! It will be England's first followed by the South African one. Both teams have some quality players in their line-up and this promises to be an engrossing affair. South Africa are the one who have to make things happen and let's see how the home team goes about its business today.

PITCH REPORT - Mike Haysman is near the deck he informs that there was some rain overnight but it is sunny now and the conditions are perfect for cricket.. He soon joins Shaun Pollock in the middle. They inform that the boundaries have been shortened by 10m as the new digital scoreboard has been added to the venue. Focusing on the wicket, Pollock says that there is decent grass covering and it might assist the spinners as the game progresses. Tells that the short-pitch delivery might be hard to

Jos Buttler, the skipper of England says that they would've bowled first anyways. Adds that it looks like a good wicket and they would love to chase. Mentions a lot of the guys have been playing T20 cricket lately. It is all about shifting the focus back on the 50-over format. Informs that Jofra Archer is back in the side and also confirms that Harry Brook will be making his debut today.

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa is in for a chat. He tells that they will bat first and they want to put runs on the board in the first game of the series. Mentions that they came together just a day before and they knew that the preparation would be like this and they are looking forward to the challenge. States that this series is important for them to get their combinations right and build towards the World Cup. Informs that they have considered resting their players and Magala is g

England (Playing XI) - Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook (On ODI debut), Jos Buttler (C/ WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of South Africa. They will opt to bat first.

...THE RUN CHASE…

The hosts were off to a sparkling start, courtesy of their opening pair. Both got off to starts and looked like they will get to their respective fifties with ease but Bavuma slipped out against the run of play. Soon his opening partner followed suit. However it was the stand between Heinrich Klaasen and Rassie van der Dussen that steadied the ship for the Proteas. The former looked solid with the bat but slipped out on 30. All the batters got off to starts but only Rassie van der Dussen was

The last time an ODI took place at this venue was in 2020 when South Africa took on Australia where the Proteas chased down 272 runs with ease. So, surely this venue comes across as a batting paradise. Will England be able to say the same about this wicket post the match? To find out, do join us for the second essay shortly.

Sam Curran is down for a quick chat. He says that lot of their players have not played 50-over cricket for a while but feels that they bowled well and are happy to keep South Africa under 300 here. Mentions that their openers are always going to be aggressive but they need to be smart as well as South Africa have a good bowling attack. Tells that they would like to put pressure on South Africa in the first Powerplay and then take it on from there.

The new bowlers of England could not find any venom off the deck and realised that it is turning out to be a bit on the slower side as well. Although, Jos Buttler was nail-on with his bowling changes which were able to get rid of the opening pair when nothing was going their way. However, it was Sam Curan who was the pick of the bowlers for his economical spell with three scalps to his name.  

South Africa would be a bit disappointed as they could not get over the 300-run mark to give them a psycological advantage but could still feel that they have enough on the board here. England gave away only 18 runs in the last three overs. Some incredible death bowling by England seamers.

Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada, A single to end the innings! Goes fuller and on middle. Rabada drills it to long on and takes a single. South Africa end with 298/7 at the end of their 50 overs!

Sam Curran to Sisanda Magala, Another single! Short and on off. Magala whips it to deep mid-wicket off the bottom of the blade. 

Sam Curran to Kagiso Rabada, Short and outside off. Rabada hits it down to long off for one.

Sam Curran to David Miller, ! CAUGHT! What a brilliant catch this is and Miller is absolutely gutted! Short and outside off. It is a slower delivery and Miller flat-bats it hard and flat towards long on. The ball seems to be travelling over long on but Willey uses his height and takes a catch first at the boundary line. Then as he realises that the momentum is taking him over the ropes, throws the ball in the air. Goes out and then comes back inside the fence to complete a superb catch!

Kagiso Rabada is the new batter in.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to deep square leg and does not take a single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, ! That's a good start to the final over for South Africa! FIFTY for Miller comes up as well! Not his most fluent knock but still a very important one. This is full and on leg. Miller clips it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, Back of a length, around off. Magala dabs it towards short third man for a single.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, ! That's a crucial boundary from Sisanda Magala! A full delivery and outside off. Magala drives it off the outside half of his blade through backward point for a boundary.

Sisanda Magala is the new man in.

Jofra Archer to Sisanda Magala, Short and outside off. Magala lets it go. 

Jofra Archer to Wayne Parnell, ! CAUGHT! Jofra Archer gets a wicket! On a length, on off. A slower delivery and Parnell makes room to slash it away. However, he fails to get any timing on this one and hits it aerially to point. Malan takes an easy chance and South Africa lose their sixth wicket.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, A fullish delivery on off. Miller heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Right in the blockhole on off. Miller digs it out back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Back of a length, around off. Miller punches it to sweeper cover. Just 6 from the over and a big wicket!

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, Back of a length, on off. Parnell pulls it to deep square leg for another single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, NO BALL! Another full toss above the waist height, on off. Parnell pushes it to deep point for a single. Free Hit coming up...

Sam Curran to Wayne Parnell, Goes fuller and on off. Parnell drives it back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, ! CAUGHT! That's an end to a fantastic knock from Rassie van der Dussen! This is full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen slices it to deep cover off the bottom of his blade. The ball goes high in the air and Ben Duckett running forward, takes a fine catch. Rassie van der Dussen gets a standing ovation as he walks back to the hut here.

Wayne Parnell is the new batter in.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Short and outside off. Miller cuts it to deep point for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Nails a yorker on off. Miller digs it out towards the off side and takes a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, NO BALL AND ! This is turning out to be a huge over for South Africa! A full toss and outside off. It is above waist height and Miller slams it through covers for a boundary. Free Hit coming up...

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, angling into leg. Rassie van der Dussen heaves it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen makes room again and tries to pull it but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a couple.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! WOW! What a shot! A slower short ball, around off. Rassie van der Dussen makes room and pulls it all the way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, WIDE! Short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it go. Too high and Free Hit will continue.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, NO BALL! This is full and outside off. Miller drives it to covers for a single. Oh, Archer has overstepped too and we will have a Free Hit now.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length and angling into leg. Rassie van der Dussen tries to whip it away but mises and gets hit on the upper thigh area. The ball rolls towards the off side side and a leg bye is taken.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller slaps it to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Shorter and on off. Miller punches it to covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, ! Finally Miller gets one away! However, it is off the inside edge. The ball is tossed up on middle. Miller tries to heave it towards the leg side but the ball goes off the inside edge towards fine leg for a boundary.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, On middle and turning in. Miller goes back to work it towards the leg side but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy delivery on middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to long off for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Goes fuller and on middle. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Tossed up on middle. Miller tries to slog-sweep it but misses and the ball goes just over the stumps to the keeper.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Goes fuller and outside off. Miller drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Goes fuller and on middle. Miller whips it towards long on for a single.

Olly Stone to David Miller, ! SMASHED! Short and on off. Miller rocks back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Great power in this shot.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, There it is....century number 4 for Rassie van der Dussen! His great run of form in ODIs continues. Superb knock again and once again he has paced it nicely. Touch shorter and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Stone bowls it short and outside off. it is at 140 clicks and bounces sharply as Rassie van der Dussen lets it go.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket and calls for two but settles for a single in the end. Moves to 99 now!

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Short and on off. Miller pulls it to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Serves it fuller and outside off. Miller drives it to deep extra cover for a couple.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Touch shorter, on off and turning in. Miller fails to pick the spin and gets hit high on the pads as he goes back in his crease.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Again slower through the air, turning into leg. Miller tries to sweep it again but gets hit on the pads again.

Adil Rashid to David Miller,  Tosses it up on middle. Miller tries to sweep it but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen,  Goes fuller and on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Olly Stone to David Miller, A fullish delivery, around off. Miller pushes it gently to covers for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A fullish delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it nicely to right of mid off. The fielder dives and half-stops it. The ball goes off his hands towards long on and two runs are taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it straight to the cover fielder.

Olly Stone to David Miller, Back of a length, on leg. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Bowls it short and outside off. Miller goes back and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Flatter and shorter, around off. Miller cuts it to the cover fielder.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Nice loopy delivery again on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to long off for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it nicely to deep cover for a couple again.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy delivery on middle. Rassie van der Dussen drives it down the ground for a couple.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Flighted delivery, outside off. Miller heaves it off the inside half of his blade to long on for a single.

David Willey to David Miller, Back of a length, on middle. Miller works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to deep square leg for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on leg. Rassie van der Dussen half-pulls it to short fine leg.

David Willey to David Miller, Short of good length, around off. Miller punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

David Willey to David Miller, WIDE! Short and on middle. Miller sets up to pull it but then lets it go as the ball is too high.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers for a single.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Willey bowls a shortish slower delivery on leg. Rassie van der Dussen makes room and pulls it to deep square leg as the batters take two.

Powerplay 3 time. One extra fielder, i.e. 5 can now be put outside the 30-yard circle till the end of this innings. 

Sam Curran to David Miller, This one stays low after hitting the deck on off. Miller defends it back to the bowler.

Sam Curran to David Miller, On off, defended out.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Sam Curran serves short ball, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Length ball, on off. Miller gets it to square leg off the inside edge. One taken.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A couple of dots to start this over! It is a well-directed bumper, on off. David Miller tries to hook it away but misses.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A length ball, in the channel. Miller dabs it down to short third.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it hard to deep mid-wicket. The batters take two runs.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! David Willey dishes a length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it back to the bowler.

David Willey to David Miller, David Miller now rotates the strike as he taps this full-length ball to point.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Short ball, on off, pulled along the ground to deep mid-wicket for one.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, defended out.

David Willey to Rassie van der Dussen, Too full and straight on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen clips it in front of square leg and takes two runs.

David Willey too is brought back into the attack now. Four overs for 25 runs so far.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Two dots in a row to end the over! It is full, angling into the pads. Miller nudges it to short mid-wicket.

Sam Curran to David Miller, A dot now! An outswinger, full and on fourth stump. David Miller taps it out to mid off.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen now rotates the strike. It is a short ball, on the body. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg.

Sam Curran to David Miller, Good length, in the channel. David Miller dabs it to point for a quick single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Direct hit could've been curtains for Rassie van der Dussen. Fuller, on off. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it gently to mid off and takes off. Jofra Archer misses his attempt at the non-striker's end.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen stays back and chops this length ball to covers.

Sam Curran is back on. Five overs for 17 runs and a wicket so far.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as this full ball is flicked to the leg side.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Incredible shot. Rassie van der Dussen uses his feet, gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it down the ground for four runs.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, A single now as this is worked down to long on.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen charges down the wicket and drills it down to long off for a quick single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off, defended back to the bowler.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! Floated and full, on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse sweeps it to short third man.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as Rassie van der Dussen dabs this short ball late down to third man.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A slower bumper, on leg stump. Rassie van der Dussen gets inside the line and leaves it alone.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Fuller, outside off. Miller drives it to cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen takes a single now as this length ball is tapped to covers. 200 is up for South Africa now.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Top shot. A short ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets on top of the bounce and crunches it past point for four runs.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Consecutive boundaries. Rassie van der Dussen is shifting gears now. It is overpitched outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and creams it past mid off for four runs.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Oh, some sharp turn and almost carries to the first slip fielder! Touch short and turning away from Miller. He tries to defend it but gets an outside edge that goes left of Roy at first slip and hits his boot. It goes very quickly towards Roy there.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Fraction short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, On off and fuller. Rassie van der Dussen skips down the track and works it towards the leg side.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-sweeps it to deep backward point for a couple.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Serves it fuller and on middle.  Miller knocks it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, ! That's a nice shot from Miller! Tosses it up on middle. Miller makes room and goes inside out over long off. He does not time it properly but gets enough to take it over long on for a maximum.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Beaten! Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to punch it towards the off side but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, on off. Rassie van der Dussen rides the bounce and tries to punch it but fails to get it away.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, A slower delivery, on a length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to backward point.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Lands it on a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it towards the off side calmly.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of good length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen defends it towards the off side.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Short and outside off. Miller punches it to covers for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Nicely played! Fuller and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets low and reverse-paddles it through the third man region for a couple.

Drinks break. England have done really well to retrict the run flow since departing the opening pair. Rassie van der Dussen got his fifty and still remains at the crease. His partnership with David Miller will be very important for the hosts. England would be hoping to get rid of this pair and put the Proteas under immense pressure.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Tossed up on off. Miller makes room and drills it to long off for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen skips down the track and drives it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Touch shorter and on middle. Miller punches it down the ground for a single.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Tosses it up, around off from 'round the wicket. It turns away after pitching and beats Miller as he tries to defend it.

Moeen Ali to David Miller, Angles it on middle and MIller fends it towards the leg side.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, On the shorter side, on leg at 137 kph. Miller tucks it to fine leg for an easy single again.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of good length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen glances it to deep square leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Nice short delivery on middle. Miller too plays it nicely as he pulls it to fine leg for a single.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Serves it on a length, on middle. Miller works it to mid-wicket.

Jofra Archer to David Miller, Lands it on a length, around off. Miller dabs it towards the point fielder.

Jofra Archer to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to mid on for a single.

David Miller is the next man in.

Adil Rashid to David Miller, Slower through the air and outside off. Miller fends it off the front foot towards the off side.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, ! LBW! Heinrich Klaasen departs and another South African batter who fails to kick-on after getting a good start! This one is tossed up nicely on middle. Heinrich Klaasen goes for a big sweep shot. However, he misses it and the ball hits him on the pads. It looks dead straight as soon as it hits his pads and the umpire too raises his finger quickly after an appeal from English players. This is a big wicket and South Africa need a partnership here!

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Flighted delivery, around off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it to sweeper cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen,  Flatter and quicker on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes deep in his crease and pushes it to deep cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Shortish and on off. Heinrich Klaasen punches it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on middle. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it gently to long off for a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Length and on off, defended out watchfully.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Incredible innings! Fifty for Rassie van der Dussen! His 12th in the ODIs. It is full, on off stump. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it gently to mid off and scamper across. The people in the crowd love this innings and make the batter known by a standing ovation. 

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike as this full ball is driven to mid off.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, On off, defended.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, ! Heinrich Klaasen now putting his feet on the gas! It is a short ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and clubs it over the deep mid-wicket fence. It is served at 147 clicks but Heinrich Klaasen is looking at the ball like a football here. He has timed it to perfection.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A length ball, drifting into the pads. Heinrich Klaasen defends it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Nicely played. The boundary off the last ball surely spoils the over for Rashid. Rassie van der Dussen shimmies inside the crease, picks up the length early, gets down on one knee and sweeps it throughs quare leg for a boundary. 

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Short and on middle. Heinrich Klaasen nudges it through the leg side for one more.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it to long on and crosses.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Flatter and on off, punches to long off for one.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, driven to covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, A short ball, on leg. Heinrich Klaasen makes room and pulls this to the left of deep mid-wicket. It meets the fielder on a bounce. One taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen gets on his front foot and taps this length ball to covers.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen taps it out to safety.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A length ball, on top of off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it past mid off and crosses.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, Rassie van der Dussen pulls this from outside off to deep square leg. One taken and 150 is up for the hosts.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on off, defended to covers.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A dot now! A well-directed bouncer, on off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to swing across the line but pulls outo of his attempt in the end as he bends his knees to stay away from the ball.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Loops it up, on off, defended out watchfully.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, ! BANG! A much-needed boundary for the Proteas. The crowd has something to cheer now after quite sometime. Bit to short, on off. Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and smokes itover the wide long on fence.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Very full, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen gets on his front foot and drives it gently in front of long on. One taken.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, A single now as Heinrich Klaasen rocks back to this length ball and punches it down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Full and on off, pushed to extra cover.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Floated and full, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and drives it to mid off for one.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone serves a length ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes back and defends it away.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, In the air...SAFE! It is a short ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen goes for the pull shot but does not time it well. It takes the top-edge and flies to deep mid-wicket. It falls in no man's land. Two taken.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen strokes this full ball to covers off the bottom half of the blade. He only finds the fielder this time.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, One more! Olly Stone dishes it fuller, swinging into the pads. Rassie van der Dussen clips it off his pads to deep square leg and crosses.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, A bit short, on the body. Klaasen whips it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball that lands outside off and jags in a touch. Rassie van der Dussen is caught inside his crease. He blocks it to covers from close to his body. One taken.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, So, five singles off the over. Flatter one, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen goes back and knocks it down to long on for another single. South Africa need this stand to go deep. 

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike! Shorter, on off. Klaasen goes back and punches it down to mid off.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Another single now as this short ball is pulled to deep square leg.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Floats it up, full and on off. Heinrich Klaasen drives it to cover for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes full, around off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it down to mid off. They cross.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, blocked out.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen pulls this short ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, These two are doing well to keep the runs ticking. A length ball, on off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it through cover-point for one more.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, in the channel. Rassie van der Dussen punches it through the line and takes a single.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Short again, wide of off. Klaasen now rocks back and chops it through covers. One taken.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, A short ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it to deep point for one.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone drags his length back, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen knocks it through covers for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Nicely played. It is a short ball, a rare one from Adil Rashid. Rassie van der Dussen uses the depth of his crease and pulls it through the gap at mid-wicket to find the boundary. This should ease some pressure.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter, attacking the stumps. Rassie van der Dussen dabs it out.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Heinrich Klaasen now rotates the strike as he knocks this length ball down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Pushed through quicker, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen smashes it back to the bowler.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Floats it up, wide of off. Rassie van der Dussen sweeps it to the left of deep mid-wicket for one more.

Adil Rashid to Heinrich Klaasen, Quite short and on off. Klassen goes back and knocks it down to long off for a single.

Olly Stone to Rassie van der Dussen, Good length, tailing in from outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to hit it through the line but is a bit early into his shot. A wicket-taking over by Stone comes to an end. Jos Buttler is certainly nailing his bowling changes so far.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, We he does find the gap this time. Shorter, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen cuts it through covers, but there is protection in the deep. One taken.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Olly Stone is yet to concede a run here. It is a short ball, wide of off. Heinrich Klaasen tries to free his arms but finds the fielder once again. He must be agitated this time.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Back of a length, in the channel. Heinrich Klaasen taps it to cover.

Olly Stone to Heinrich Klaasen, Stone goes full, attacking the stumps. Heinrich Klaasen greets it with full face.

Olly Stone to Aiden Markram, ! CAUGHT! Olly Stone comes into the attack and strikes on his very first delivery. Aiden Markram goes back cheaply. The crowd has gone a bit silent now. England are making good inroads in this game after a scratchy start. It is a full-length ball, on off. Aiden Markram punches it rather firmly towards short cover. Dawid Malan there takes a sharp low catch to his right. 

Heinrich Klaasen is the next man in.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen chops it to covers. Just two off it.

Adil Rashid to Aiden Markram, Aiden Markram now punches this length ball to te left of mid off. The batters cross.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, A single now as this is knocked down the ground.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, This is full and on off. Rassie van der Dussen strokes it to the right of extra covers. Jason Roy there moves to his right, dives to that side and makes a good stop.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen gets outside the off stump to this full one. He goes for the sweep but gets it to mid on off the cue end.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, This is tossed up, outside off. It is turning away. Rassie van der Dussen shuffles across but keeps his bat to himself.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Dot to end the over! Back of a length, on off. Aiden Markram rides the bounce and fends it towards the off side.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, ! SHOT!  Curran goes for his short delivery again, on off. Aiden Markram pulls it nicely in front of square for a boundary.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Lands it on a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen clips it to fine leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, On a length, on off. Aiden Markram pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Nice bumper again! Short and on off, angling across the right-hander. Aiden Markram tries to pull it but gets beaten by the extra bounce and angle of this delivery.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, WIDE! On a length and way down the leg side. Aiden Markram tries to flick it but misses.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Nicely tossed up delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it right of the bowler. Rashid half-stops it and the ball rolls towards mid on and a single is taken

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Beautiful bowling. Slowers his pace, on off and fuller. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and quicker, around off. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his drive it mid on.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Goes fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-sweeps it to backward point.

Adil Rashid to Rassie van der Dussen, Short and quicker on off. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his cut shot to short cover.

Adil Rashid to Aiden Markram, Short and outside off. Aiden Markram cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Nearly another wicket off a short ball! Curran bowls it short on off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to pull it but does not time it properly and ends up hitting it aerially and just short of the short mid-wicket fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short and on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep backward square leg for a couple. Excellent work in the deep from Brook.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it short, around off. Rassie van der Dussen ducks under it calmly.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Angles a length delivery on off from 'round the wicket. Markram heaves it off the inside half of his blade to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it to the mid off fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on leg. Rassie van der Dussen works it to fine leg for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Tosses it up, around off. Aiden Markram drives it to the cover fielder.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter and on off. Rassie van der Dussen works it left of mid-wicket and takes a single. 100 up for South Africa!

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Tosses it up, around off. Markram tries to drive it but hits it off the inside half of his blade to mid-wicket.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up, on off. Rassie van der Dussen reverse-paddle it towards the third man region as Dawid Malan stops it inside the fence with a dive. Three taken.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Goes fuller and on off. Aiden Markram drives it left of the bowler and Ali half-stops it. A single is taken as the ball rolls towards mid on.

Drinks break! South Africa were off to a flying start thanks to their opening pair of Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock. The wicket is very flat and hardly venomous to benefit the bowlers here but still England have managed to get rid of the opening pair. They will be hoping to take a couple more wickets to put them on the back foot.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Shortish and outside off. Aiden Markram punches it to sweeper cover for a single. Good over, just 2 from it!

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, A fullish delivery on off. Aiden Markram drives it back to the bowler. Curran half-stops it as the ball deflects towards mid on.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, Short and outside off. Aiden Markram punches it to the cover fielder.

Sam Curran to Aiden Markram, A full delivery on off at 132 kph. Aiden Markram drives it nicely to mid off.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, A fullish delivery on off. Rassie van der Dussen drives it past the bowler and a single is taken.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards point.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Lovely delivery, good drift, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it off the outside half of his blade to point for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up nicely on middle. Rassie van der Dussen works it to short mid-wicket.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, Shorter in length, on off. Markram uses the depth of his crease nicely to punch it to long off for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Turning into off and slower through the air, on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side for a single.

Moeen Ali to Aiden Markram, On the shorter side, on off. Aiden Markram goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up, around off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to covers for a single.

Aiden Markram is the new man in. 

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, ! CAUGHT! Oh, Sam Curran has done it! He gets a big wicket of Quinton de Kock! Quinton de Kock looks disappointed and rightly so, this pitch is a belter and he would have hoped for a big score here. A good bumper this from Curran, angling into middle. Quinton de Kock tries to hook it but gets a faint edge on it as the ball goes back to the keeper Buttler. He takes it and England have a cruical breakthrough.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Lands it on a length, on off at 129 kph. Quinton de Kock fends it nicely right under his eyes.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Touch shorter again, around off at 129 clicks. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his cut shot to cover-point for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, around off. Rassie van der Dussen tries to force it towards the off side but hits it straight to the short cover fielder.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Shortish and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen lets it go.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen tucks it to square leg.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Quicker and flatter on off as Quinton de Kock goes deep in his crease to defend it.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off. Rassie van der Dussen with a front foot push towards covers and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves it a bit fuller and on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, On the shorter side again, on off. Quinton de Kock goes back and punches it to long on for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Flatter and quicker on off. Rassie van der Dussen blocks it off the back foot.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Bowls it on the shorter length, around off. Rassie van der Dussen cuts it to deep cover for a single.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, On a length, on off. Quinton de Kock dabs it towards point calmly. Just 2 from Curran's first over.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Lands it on a good length and it nips back a bit. Outside off and Quinton de Kock gets beaten as he tries to guide it towards the off side.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, On the shorter side, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Sam Curran to Rassie van der Dussen, Back of a length, on off at 129 kph. Rassie van der Dussen rides the bounce and blocks it out.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Pulls his length back a bit, around off. Quinton de Kock steers it towards third man for a single.

Sam Curran to Quinton de Kock, Curran starts with a fullish delivery on off. Quinton de Kock defends it solidly off the front foot.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Angles it quicker and flatter on middle. Quinton de Kock works it behind square on the leg side for a single.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Tosses it up on off. Rassie van der Dussen fends it towards the off side and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, On the shorter side, around off. Quinton de Kock punches it to sweeper cover for a single.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, A flatter delivery on middle. Quinton de Kock blocks it out.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Oh, just over! On off and turning into middle and leg. Rassie van der Dussen tries to reverse-sweep it but gets a top edge. The ball goes just over short third man and a single is taken.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Ali bowls it touch short, around off. Rassie van der Dussen goes deep in his crease and cuts it to deep point for a couple.

Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Swing and a miss! Length ball, wide of off. Quinton de Kock hangs his blade out but gets beaten on the outside edge. South Africa are 75/1 at the end of Powerplay 1.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! What a shot! This is pleasing to the eyes. Archer dishes a length ball, on off. Quinton de Kock shuffles across and drives it down the ground for four runs. 

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! Quinton de Kock is on a roll. It is a short ball, on off, pace-up as well. Quinton de Kock picks it up early and latches onto it in a flash to dispatch it over the square leg fence.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Make it three! On a length, around off. Quinton de Kock closes the face and tucks it to the leg side.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Two dots in a row! Full length, on middle. Quinton de Kock defends it to mid on.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, This is outside off, left alone.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, ! Rassie van der Dussen is off the mark with a fine boundary. This is overpitched, wide of off. Rassie van der Dussen prods and drives it through the gap between mid off and extra cover for a boundary. A successful over from Ali comes to an end.

Moeen Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Rassie van der Dussen nudges this full ball to mid on.

Moeen Ali to Temba Bavuma, ! CAUGHT! The change in bowling does wonders for England and Ali draws first blood here. It is tossed up, full and on off. Bavuma tries to go over mid on but does not connect cleanly. He chips it to the left of mid on. Sam Curran goes to his left, slides in and takes a sharp catch. England strike against the run of play.

Rassie van der Dussen walks out at number 3!

Moeen Ali to Temba Bavuma, ! Temba Bavuma crunches it through the off side. Floated and full, outside off. Bavuma creams it through covers for four runs.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, A single now as this is knocked down to long off.

Moeen Ali to Quinton de Kock, Length ball, on off. QDK blocks it to mid off.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Jofra Archer now bends his back hard and dishes a short ball, on off. Temba Bavuma squares up and touch and blocks it from the shoulder of the bat. 

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma taps this full ball to the off side from wide of off. He does not find the gap here and stays inside the crease.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Back of a length, in the channel. Bavuma defends it out.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! Easy pickings! It is fuller, on the pads. Temba Bavuma flicks it through the gap at mid-wicket for four runs.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, on off. Bavuma defends it to mid off off the front foot.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, on off. Quinton de Kock dabs it down to third man for a single.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, ! Superb  shot! 50 up for the Proteas in no time. It is full, on middle and leg. Bavuma flicks it along the ground past mid on and finds the boundary.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Quinton de Kock now shuffles across the stumps and squeezes it out through backward point for one.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma nudges this length ball to mid-wicket for a single.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, On off, blocked.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma defends this full ball out to off side.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Full length, outside off. Quinton de Kock pushes it to extra cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! BANG! Back of a length, on off. Temba Bavuma heaves across the line and it takes the top-edge and flies over the fine leg fence.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, On a length, on off. Quinton de Kock defends it to cover for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good running! A length ball, on top of off. Bavuma taps it to extra cover and scampers across for a quick single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, WIDE! A gentle enquiry by Jos Buttler from behind the sticks. It is a short, going down leg. Bavuma tries to glance it around the corner but misses. Jos Buttler makes an appeal but the umpire is unmoved.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, ! Smacked! Temba Bavuma is getting into the action now. It is a short ball, on off. Bavuma swivels and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. South Africa are off to a sparkling start.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Jofra Archer starts his third over with two dots in a row now. It is a short ball, drifting down leg. Bavuma gets inside the line, gets on his toes and nudges it to square leg.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good length, on fifth stump. Bavuma strokes it through the line to point.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Length and on off. Quinton de Kock defends it out watchfully.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, outside off. Quinton de Kock cuts it late but straight to backward point.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, ! Quinton de Kock is really finding the gaps really well here. It is very full, wide outside off, swinging away a bit. Quinton de Kock plays under his eye and smacks it through covers for four runs.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Goes full, sliding down leg. Quinton de Kock fails to glance it around the corner.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Back of a length, too straight, on fifth stump. Quinton de Kock stabs it to the off side.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Length, on leg. Bavuma flicks it through square leg for one.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! What a shot! A genuine half-volley, on off. Quinton de Kock is up to the task and knocks it down the ground for four runs. He moves to 14 runs with his third boundary of the innings.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Temba Bavuma taps this full ball to cover-point for a single.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Good length, on off. Bavuma strokes it to point.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Much fuller, on off. Bavuma drives it back to the bowler and Archer is quick to react and stops it with his feet.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Archer dishes a length ball, it lands on off, and jabs back in. Bavuma fails to flick it away he gets rapped above the knee roll. A stifled appeal but the umpire shows no interest.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, Full, outside off. Bavuma drives it through the gap at covers for two runs.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, WIDE! This is spilled down the leg side. Bavuma misses his flick. Wide called.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Good timing! Full and on off. De Kock drives it past mid on. Jofra Archer gives it a chase and keeps it down to two runs.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Aerial but safe! It is a bit fuller, on middle and leg. Bavuma chips it aerially over mid on. The outfiled is a slow one and the batters only take three.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, On a good length, on the body. Bavuma swivels and drags his pull down to fine leg for two runs this time. 

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, A length ball, on middle and leg. Bavuma tucks it to mid-wicket as this nips into the batter from off.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Willey dishes it on a length, attacking the pads. Bavuma nudges it to the leg side for a brace.

David Willey to Temba Bavuma, Bavuma steps across and dabs this full ball to point.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Full and on off, blocked out. A tidy start by Archer as well.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, ! Exceptional shot! Quinton de Kock gets his second boundary of the innings. This is overpitched, on off. Quinton de Kock shows full face and creams it down the ground for a good-looking boundary.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Jofra Archer dishes a length ball, outside off, shaping away. Quinton de Kock is happy with yet another sighter here.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Two dots on the trot now! Back of a length, in the channel, it carries good towards the keeper. Quinton de Kock lets it be.

Jofra Archer to Quinton de Kock, Much fuller, around off, it angles across the left-hander. Quinton de Kock has no shot to offer.

Here he is.... Jofra Archer to start from the other end.

Jofra Archer to Temba Bavuma, A bit short, on top of off. Bavuma gets it to deep point off the outer half. Bavuma crosses and gets off the mark instantly.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, ! Slapped! Back of a length, wide of off. Quinton de Kock stands tall and crunches it through cover-point. It races away to the fence as the fielder at point fumbles a bit.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Fuller, on fifth stump. Quinton de Kock presses forward and blocks it out.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Much straighter, full and on the pads. Quinton de Kock tucks it to mid-wicket.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Make that three! On a length, outside off, little bit of shape this time. Quinton de Kock shoulders his arms at it.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, Two dots to start with! Good carry this time. This is on a good length, in the channel. Quinton de Kock does not go chasing after it.

David Willey to Quinton de Kock, David Willey start from over the wicket to the left-hander. He serves it on a length, on top of off. Quinton de Kock blocks it out with an angled bat.

The anthems are done now and it is time for the action to begin! The English players make their way into the middle. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock are the openers for South Africa. David Willey to start the proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

Time for the national anthems now! It will be England's first followed by the South African one. Both teams have some quality players in their line-up and this promises to be an engrossing affair. South Africa are the one who have to make things happen and let's see how the home team goes about its business today.

PITCH REPORT - Mike Haysman is near the deck he informs that there was some rain overnight but it is sunny now and the conditions are perfect for cricket.. He soon joins Shaun Pollock in the middle. They inform that the boundaries have been shortened by 10m as the new digital scoreboard has been added to the venue. Focusing on the wicket, Pollock says that there is decent grass covering and it might assist the spinners as the game progresses. Tells that the short-pitch delivery might be hard to

Jos Buttler, the skipper of England says that they would've bowled first anyways. Adds that it looks like a good wicket and they would love to chase. Mentions a lot of the guys have been playing T20 cricket lately. It is all about shifting the focus back on the 50-over format. Informs that Jofra Archer is back in the side and also confirms that Harry Brook will be making his debut today.

Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa is in for a chat. He tells that they will bat first and they want to put runs on the board in the first game of the series. Mentions that they came together just a day before and they knew that the preparation would be like this and they are looking forward to the challenge. States that this series is important for them to get their combinations right and build towards the World Cup. Informs that they have considered resting their players and Magala is g

England (Playing XI) - Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook (On ODI debut), Jos Buttler (C/ WK), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Olly Stone.

South Africa (Playing XI) - Quinton de Kock (WK), Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Sisanda Magala, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.

TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favour of South Africa. They will opt to bat first.

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