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England v South Africa - LIVE!

Trott acknowledges the crowd after hitting the winning runs
by Charles Reynoldson Jun 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM


    • ENGLAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS (Trott 82*, Root 48)
    • England won the toss and elected to field
    • South Africa all out for 175 (Miller 56*, Kleinveldt 43 - Tredwell 3/19, Broad 3/50)
    • Dale Steyn ruled out for South Africa, Bresnan and Swann missing for England

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    EnglandCook, Bell, Trott, Root, Morgan, Bopara, Buttler, Broad, Tredwell, Finn, Anderson

    South AfricaIngram, Amla, du Plessis. de Villers, Duminy, Miller, McClaren, Peterson, Morris, Kleinveldt, Tsotsobe

    6/19/2013 9:05:14 AM

  • 6/19/2013 1:46:25 PM
  • 8th over - England 30/1 (Bell 17, Trott 5)
    Another bowling change as Peterson comes back into the attack and England just work him around the field. Five from the over.
    6/19/2013 1:51:52 PM
  • 9th over - England 39/1 (Bell 18, Trott 13)
    More vintage Trott as he clips one off his pads to the midwicket boundary for four. Undeniably his favourite shot (the forward defensive excluded). He nearly has another boundary cutting away next ball but a great dive on the boundary keeps it to three. He rather blots his copybook however by attempting a suicidal single off the last ball of the over - fortunately Duminy misses the stumps because he was out by a mile. Has the criticism of his strike rate got into his head?
    6/19/2013 1:55:05 PM
  • 10th over - England 39/1 (Bell 18, Trott 13)
    That's more like it from Trott, he bats out a maiden against Peterson. End of the powerplay overs.
    6/19/2013 1:58:07 PM
  • WICKET! Bell c De Villiers b Kleinveldt - 20
    That's the end of Ian Bell, he fishes at one outside his off stump and just feathers it through to the keeper. Disappointing end for Bell.
    6/19/2013 2:01:50 PM
  • 11th over - England 41/1 (Trott 13, Root 0)
    Kleinveldt, who is another chunky member of South Africa's bowling attack, makes another breakthrough and England just need these next two batsmen to build a decent partnership.
    6/19/2013 2:04:49 PM
  • 12th over - England 45/1 (Trott 17, Root 0)
    Peterson was building a bit of pressure against Trott, getting a bit of turn off the pitch but he over-pitches last ball of the over and Trott plays an excellent on drive down the ground for four. Great shot.

    6/19/2013 2:08:40 PM
  • 13th over - England 47/1 (Trott 18, Root 1)
    Kleinveldt continues from the Pavilion End and it's another decent over, just two from it.

    6/19/2013 2:11:27 PM
  • 14th over - England 49/1 (Trott 19, Root 2)
    Ryan McClaren replaces Peterson from the Vauxhall End and it's a solid opening over, just two come from it, but England are in no hurry here so quite rightly they are not taking any unnecessary risks.  
    6/19/2013 2:16:03 PM
  • 15th over - England 54/1 (Trott 21, Root 5)
    Root picks up three with an excellent shot off the back foot, squeezed between point and cover and Trott adds a couple off the last ball. Without risking jinxing it again, this is good sensible cricket from England.
    6/19/2013 2:20:50 PM
  • 16th over - England 57/1 (Trott 21, Root 7)
    A good over from McClaren slightly spoilt by the last ball which Root is able to get away for a couple and just relieve all the pressure built up in the over.
    6/19/2013 2:25:51 PM
  • DRINKS 17th over - England 61/1 (Trott 25, Root 7)
    Tsotobe back into the attack and he serves up as juicy a first ball as Trott could have wished for and he plays a lovely cover drive off the front foot that pierces the field and races away for four. I'm amazed that Tsotobe gets into South Africa's side to be honest.
    6/19/2013 2:28:37 PM

  • England's players leaving the field earlier 
    by Charles Reynoldson Jun 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    6/19/2013 2:32:03 PM
  • 18th over - England 67/1 (Trott 26, Root 8)
    McClaren continues after the drinks break and England pick up a couple of singles before he strays down leg side and the ball runs away for four leg byes. Six from the over.

    6/19/2013 2:34:36 PM
  • Rather alarmingly there is quite a large cloud of thick black smoke rising up behind the Pavilion although I think it's some way off in the distance...
    6/19/2013 2:35:36 PM

  • 6/19/2013 2:36:24 PM
  • 19th over - England 72/2 (Trott 27, Root 12)
    Tsotsobe bowls another fairly rancid delivery, short and wide outside off, and Root punishes him, lashing the ball away to the boundary in front of point. Cracking shot.
    6/19/2013 2:39:46 PM
  • Black smoke update: Most of the smoke appears to have dissipated but there is now a helicopter circling the area. Mysterious.
    6/19/2013 2:42:28 PM
  • 20th over - England 77/2 (Trott 28, Root 16)
    These two seem to like batting together, they've shared a few decent partnerships already this summer and the signs are looking good again. Root picks up another boundary cutting off the back foot. Five from the over.
    6/19/2013 2:44:19 PM
  • 21st over - England 78/2 (Trott 29, Root 16)
    Morris, who's looked the most threatening of South Africa's bowlers, comes back into the attack and he immediately does better than Tsotsobe, just one from the over.
    6/19/2013 2:49:01 PM
  • 22nd over - England 87/2 (Trott 38, Root 16)
    Peterson comes back into the attack and he drops too short fourth ball and Trott dismissively leans onto the back foot and pulls him away to the square leg boundary for four. Nine from the over.
    6/19/2013 2:52:21 PM
  • 23rd over - England 96/2 (Trott 43, Root 20)
    Morris over-pitches first ball and Trott drives elegantly off the front foot for four, bringing up the 50 partnership between these two in the process. Root gets a bit of luck off the last ball, driving but only getting a thick inside edge on it. The ball wrong foots AB de Villiers and runs away behind him for four.
    6/19/2013 2:57:23 PM

  • If you're watching the cricket and can see smoke, we're tackling a fire in a portacabin on Flodden Rd, Camberwell.LondonFirevia twitter on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:01 PM
    Update on the black smoke behind the pavilion.
    6/19/2013 3:02:02 PM
  • 24th over - England 100/2 (Trott 44, Root 23)
    100 comes up for England as Trott and Root just work Peterson around for a few singles. Root is lucky not to play on to one though as he plays a rather lazy drive.

    6/19/2013 3:03:45 PM
  • 25th over - England 105/2 (Trott 47, Root 24)
    Morris continues from the Pavilion End and he continues to impress, if South Africa had a decent total to defend, he could have put England under some real pressure. 
    6/19/2013 3:07:00 PM

  • Joe Root takes to the skies to play a shot 
    by Charles Reynoldson Jun 19, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    6/19/2013 3:08:12 PM
  • 50 for Jonathan Trott (64 balls, 7 fours)
    6/19/2013 3:08:54 PM
  • 26th over - England 114/2 (Trott 56, Root 24)
    Forget what all the critics say, Jonathan Trott is England's key man with the bat. He's just so consistent. He brings up his 50 with a glorious drive on the off side and England are cruising to victory here. 
    6/19/2013 3:11:26 PM
  • The umpires have changed the ball, will Bob Willis start chuntering about ball-tampering again? I somehow doubt it...
    6/19/2013 3:13:28 PM
  • 27th over - England 115/2 (Trott 57, Root 24)
    Duminy back into the attack and England just pick up a single but they are in no hurry, they've got 23 overs to pick up 61 runs.
    6/19/2013 3:14:51 PM
  • 28th over - England 121/2 (Trott 58, Root 29)
    Ryan McClaren comes back into the attack from the Vauxhall End but he drops too short and Root effortlessly pulls him away for four through midwicket. What did England do before their baby-faced pugilist got into the side?
    6/19/2013 3:19:05 PM
  • 29th over - England 128/2 (Trott 58, Root 36)
    Root picks up another boundary as Duminy over-pitches and is driven through the covers. England pick up seven from the over and are less than 50 runs away from victory.
    6/19/2013 3:22:17 PM
  • 30th over - England 135/2 (Trott 64, Root 37)
    The stuffing appears to be well and truly knocked out of South Africa now, England plunder another seven from the over as McClaren drops too short and down the leg side and Trott picks up a simple boundary.
    6/19/2013 3:27:35 PM
  • 31st over - England 136/2 (Trott 64, Root 38)
    Kleinveldt comes back into the attack to try and affect a miracle for the Proteas but he can't make a breakthrough although does at least keep things tight with just one off the over.
    6/19/2013 3:31:35 PM

  • WICKET! Root b Duminy - 48
    That's a disappointment, Root tries to dab Duminy behind the keeper but only manages to divert the ball onto his own stumps.
    6/19/2013 3:33:28 PM
  • 33rd over - England 147/3 (Trott 65, Morgan 0)
    Tsotobe is back into the attack and it's his best over yet, just one from it. 

    England need 29 to win.
    6/19/2013 3:40:58 PM
  • 35th over - England 158/3 (Trott 75, Morgan 1)
    Tsotsobe continues and continues to be fairly average, Trott hits him for consecutive boundaries to take England to just 18 runs away from victory.
    6/19/2013 3:48:23 PM
  • 36th over - England 167/3 (Trott 78, Morgan 7)
    Morgan reverse-sweeps for a couple, a shot I saw him practice repeatedly this morning, before England take a fairly risky single and then add a further six from the over.

    Nine to win.
    6/19/2013 3:53:29 PM
  • 37th over - England 175/3 (Trott 78, Morgan 15)
    Morgan carves Morris for successive boundaries to end the over and tie the scores. England one run away from the final.
    6/19/2013 3:57:28 PM
  • Trott blocks one. Then bats another away on the off side before driving one past the cover fielder for four! 

    6/19/2013 3:58:31 PM
  • James Tredwell looks set to be named man of the match after his excellent 3/19 that decimated South Africa's batting card.
    6/19/2013 4:04:52 PM

  • 6/19/2013 4:05:09 PM

  • Trott acknowledges the crowd after hitting the winning runs
    by Charles Reynoldson Jun 19, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    6/19/2013 4:12:40 PM
  • AB De Villiers:

    “We were under pressure from the way go. I thought the English bowlers really got their plans spot on.
    “I’m especially proud of David Miller & Rory Kleinveldt. They really fought back well. The bowlers tried everything possible.

    6/19/2013 4:15:15 PM
  • Alastair Cook:

    “It was a good toss to win but we still had to execute our skills and Jimmy Anderson was outstanding. The other guys backed him up.
    To win any tournament you need everyone contributing at certain times and we’ve done that in this tournament so far.”

    6/19/2013 4:16:03 PM
  • As expected James Tredwell is named man of the match.
    6/19/2013 4:16:28 PM
  • That's all from The Oval, join me again on Sunday where I'll be at Edgbaston as England take on either Sri Lanka or India in the Champions Trophy final.
    6/19/2013 4:19:59 PM
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