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Best performances - Batsmen

RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
35(34) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 3 5 2 10 5 1 8
T Bavuma
T Bavuma
21(17) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 6 0 0 0 4 9

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
CJ Jordan
O0.2
M0
R0
W1
Eco0.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JE Root
JE Root
O1
M0
R4
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Alan Gardner

7.01pm: Match abandoned, they've finally given up the ghost in Durban, a venue that has had a right old soaking this summer (sic)... All of which means South Africa maintain their 1-0 lead in the series, with one game to play in Johannesburg. Quinny de Kock is going to be unbeaten in his first series as captain! Anyway, thanks for sticking around, we'll be back for more on Sunday. Bye!

6.50pm: The cut-off is *drum roll* 7.22pm for a 20-over thrash (splash?). But it looks miserable around Kingsmead once again, with the crowd increasingly thin and a line of umbrellas heading for the exits

Here's Edward Bowden: "I think everyone should have heeded your commentary this morning - 'On a scale of 1 to 10, what are chances of play today? I wouldn't like to put a number on it, but the forecast looks something like this: it was raining earlier, it's raining now, and it's going to rain later.' - and gone home and put their feet up." Roller knew (of course he did)

"South Africa will take this, more than happily," declares Nelson. "Their chances of winning a shortened match were little to non-existent and now they can't lose the series."

6.39pm: Raining heavily again! Gah... Now the groundstaff are going to get their way, deploying the full range of covers as the drizzle returns to blight this schmozzle. Not great news, obviously, for the prospects of a result here

"How Duckworth-Lewis works is just a guy in a room with some dice, adding some (or removing some?) when a wicket is lost, he does some creative multiplication... and a score is reached." Ssshhh, George, don't spoil the magic

"@ Commentator; 'Seems like the rain has swept through for now...' You trying to make fun of us non-TV watchers?? That was like a minute ago and then now it's raining?" I think I was actually paraphrasing what the TV comms were saying, rssampat. Blame it on the weatherman

6.37pm: Off comes the cover, they're going to get straight back underway! Just a brief, slightly bizarre delay this time

England don't look to convinced by that decision (as they weren't by the original not out), and they are taking their time walking off the field. Umpires are still out there, just one cover on the 22-yard strip for now. The groundstaff were in the process of bringing on more protection for the square, but they've been told to stand down

11.2
W
Jordan to Bavuma, OUT, full and staying a touch low, hit on the back pad... Jordan appeals and Aleem Dar shakes his head, but England review, and this doesn't look good for Bavuma. Thudding into leg stump, according to Hawk-Eye, and that is curtains!. Up goes Dar's finger, and then immediately he signals to the groundsmen, too! It's raining again!

T Bavuma lbw b Jordan 21 (22m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

Fair point, from Jurie Schoeman: "Malcolm - maybe you should read up on how Duckworth Lewis works... That's exactly what the method takes into account. The SA score will be increased"

11.1
1lb
Jordan to RR Hendricks, 1 leg bye, shortish and skidding on as Hendricks attempts to pull, comes off the hip behind point

Chris Jordan on for Curran. Seems like the rain has swept through for now

END OF OVER:
11 | 9 Runs | SA: 70/1 | RR: 6.36

  • Reeza Hendricks35 (33b)
  • Temba Bavuma21 (16b)
  • Matt Parkinson2-0-15-0
  • Tom Curran2-0-13-0

Nine runs off the over, but SA still struggling to lift the rate, approaching the halfway point of the innings

10.6
1
Parkinson to RR Hendricks, 1 run, flighted, worked off the stumps through midwicket
10.5
1
Parkinson to Bavuma, 1 run, floated up outside off, 78kph/49mph and dabbed delicately off the back foot towards short third man
10.4
4
Parkinson to Bavuma, FOUR runs, clubbed back over the bowler's head! Good use of the feet and he drills it for a straight four