South Africa v England: second one-day international – live | South Africa cricket team
5th over: England 27-0 (Roy 9, Malan 12) Roy is given to Parnell but begs for mercy from the DRS – and he is pardoned, a big step forward showing the orange sole of his boot saves the day – the ball is too high. He beat the next ball but gets rid of his urggs with a shimmy four through the midwicket.
Now, if they did this with cheese and onion:
4th over: England 19-0 (Roy 2, Malan 12) The third referee must put down his coffee and deliberate on a behind. Not out says referee Erasmus on the pitch – and he’s right, no bat on the ball at all. Ngidi was sure he was out and his mood was not helped when four leg byes crashed down the rope. God the sky is beautiful. I was considering buying an electric blanket, but the real thing would be better. Ooof, Malan is tired of bothering and kicking the ball from the outside for a long time.
3rd over: England 9-0 (Roy 2, Malan 6) Parnell again, still causing Roy some pain. A leading edge lands safely on the backspot, and Roy gets through a high over the legs that he almost steps on. No real ease on Roy’s part yet.
2nd over: England 6-0 (Roy 0, Malan 5) Ngidi sends one in Malan’s first ball, but South Africa wrinkles their nose at a criticism. The next ball is skinned from its pads for four. Nigidi smeared the sun on her face as if a butterfly had opened its wings on her cheeks. Six from the top but lots of nice swing.
1st over: England 0-0 (Roy 0, Malan 0):Wayne Parnell (from Kent, Worcesetershire and Northants) takes the first ball to the sounds of Barmy Army trumpeter. A tacky maiden, with Roy unable to scrounge anything, an acrobatic save at the backspot of the last ball denying him a single.
Green, green grass, blue, blue sky. A woman knitting under a parasol, a group of little barefoot boys sitting on a rug, the players parade. Tell me about your Sunday mornings.
A fascinating listen Nasser Hussain in the Sky studio, to find out if Jason Roy – who remembers scoring a game from the last century – has hit a plateau. England, he says, will have to decide if their trajectory is downward and should be replaced for the World Cup by a rising young gun. Play hard this professional sport.
South Africa XI
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Marco Jansen, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi.
Changes for South Africa too, with Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi replacing Tabraiz Shamsie and Kagiso Rabada and Friday’s player of the game Sisanda Magala.
England: Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Reece Topley.
I’m afraid I missed Jos Buttler’s words of wisdom as there was an urgent issue with some bike lights, but Jofra Archer and David Willey are sitting on the bench replaced by Reece Topley and Chris Woakes.
South Africa win the toss and will play bowl
Temba Bavuma wants to put England under pressure with the ball. It looks hottttt over there.
Clues that Jofra Archer will be rested today…draw and teams to come shortly.
Good morning! The second ODI between South Africa and England rolls onto the treadmill at 8:00 GMT, after England stunned everyone by collapsing in a 27-point loss at the Mangaung Oval on Friday.
At Bloemfontein, long-awaited races for a clearly angry and relieved Jason Roy in an opening pit of 146, a run out at last for Jofra Archer and an ODI duck for Harry Brook, as the South African tailors proved too hot to handle in the final half of the match. England collapsed 146-0 to impressive player of the match Sisanda Magala and Anrich Nortje.
We’re back in Bloemfontein today, where England would like to put their recent ODI record (played four, lost four) in the dustbin of history. It will be a new tape today in the 30 degree heat, with an equally slow and tacky surface expected. Turn on the kettle, at eight o’clock the sun will barely appear on the gray January horizon.