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    England tour of South Africa 2009/10

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    Default First Twenty20 between England, S Africa today


    First Twenty20 between England, S Africa today

    JOHANNESBURG: Two former Kolpak players, Charl Langeveldt and Ryan McLaren, are in the South African team that will face England in the first Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium today.

    Langeveldt and McLaren both competed county contracts in England earlier this year and are now able to play for South Africa. Under the Kolpak conditions they could not play international cricket while under contract.

    The pair will strengthen South Africas bowling attack. Together with opening batsman Loots Bosman they make up three changes from the team which was beaten by Pakistan in the World Twenty20 in England in June. They replace all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who is expected to play in the second match in Centurion on Sunday, Herschelle Gibbs, who has been dropped, and the injured Wayne Parnell.




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    Default Re: England tour of South Africa 2009/10

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    Default England beat S Africa by 1 run in Twenty20


    England beat S Africa by 1 run in Twenty20

    JOHANNESBURG: England sealed a one-run win under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a pulsating Twenty20 international at Johannesburg.

    They lost Joe Denly to the first ball of the match but Eoin Morgan struck a sublime 85 in 44 balls with five sixes.

    It was the highest individual score by an England player in Twenty20 games and 202-6 was their highest T20 total.

    Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman hit four sixes each as South Africa raced to 97 inside nine overs, but rain descended at 127-3 and England had done enough.

    Despite the unsatisfactory conclusion, even the sternest critic of the 20-over format could surely not have failed to enjoy that spectacle.

    In addition to the 18 sixes - nine by each team - there were fluctuations galore as England began the competitive aspect of the tour in style.

    Paul Collingwood pulled Albie Morkel for a gargantuan six over square-leg as England reached 56-2 after the six powerplay overs.

    Trott departed after a the slightest of hesitations before seeking a quick single, but Morgan and his captain ensured the runs kept flowing, and, despite the field changes, at an even greater rate.

    The left-hander''s delightful late cut brought up the 100 from the first ball of the 12th over and Steyn was subjected to more punishment when Morgan pulled him out of the ground, and the paceman''s first three overs ran up 37.

    Morkel''s second over went for 21, as Collingwood reached his third Twenty20 international fifty from only 27 balls.

    Even after he sliced to the point boundary and Luke Wright and Matt Prior followed in consecutive overs, Morgan took 28 from his final eight balls in the innings, one incredible stroke seeing him turn and flick the ball almost directly over the wicketkeeper''s shoulder for six.

    With such a steep asking rate, only two runs came from the first eight balls of the South African reply but Bosman soon found his touch with three fours and two sixes in his next eight.

    Sajid Mahmood mixed up some well-disguised slower balls but he too was soon dispatched for 19 in an over as Smith wielded his heavy bat to devastating effect and collected three fours and three sixes - one into the adjacent flats - in another eight incident-filled deliveries.


    Bosman''s explosive hitting gave South Africa a hint of victory
    South Africa were 67-0 after the powerplay overs and after one over from Wright, Bosman sauntered down to loft Graeme Swann''s opening ball straight down the ground for six.

    Bosman, the first South African to score a century in Twenty20 internationals, reached fifty from 26 balls.

    But Smith carved a slower ball from Wright to deep point and in the next over Bosman skied the persistent Swann to mid-wicket where the dependable Collingwood took a neatly judged catch under extreme pressure.

    The prolific JP Duminy was dismissed cheaply by Mahmood before the rain began to descend and Duckworth/Lewis score sheets were swiftly scrutinised by both sides in case of a curtailed finish.

    With seven overs left, 76 were still needed with seven wickets remaining, England were fractionally ahead on paper and the severity of the electrical storm meant that was how it finished.


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    Default South Africa thrash England in T20


    South Africa thrash England in T20

    CENTURION: South African openers Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman shared a world record partnership to set up a devastating 84-run victory over England in their Twenty20 international at Centurion on Sunday.

    The pair scored at more than 12 runs an over in scoring 170off 84 balls -- the biggest partnership for any wicket in international Twenty20.

    The huge defeat for England, which came despite the return from injury of their leading batsman Kevin Pietersen, tied thetwo-match series at 1-1.

    England bowled poorly and when they did eventually separate the South African openers it was down to part-time leg-spinner Joe Denly, who had Smith caught at long-on, mis-hitting a slog-sweep, with his first delivery in international cricket.

    The South African captain had plundered 88 off 44 balls, his beefy hitting bringing him eight fours and six powerfully-struck sixes.

    Bosman played some scintillating strokes as he made 94 from45 deliveries, with five fours and nine sixes.

    Bosman fell in the 17th over, hitting the ball off the toe of the bat as he tried to swing medium-pacer Luke Wright over cow corner only to be caught by Denly running in from the boundary.

    There was some late respite for England as they claimed four further wickets, helping limit South Africa to 241 for six, which was merely the second highest total in internationalTwenty20 cricket.

    South Africa then bowled and fielded with discipline and intensity as England stuttered to 157 for eight in reply.

    Jonathan Trott top-scored with 51 before he was caught skying a hook off Albie Morkel, wicketkeeper Heino Kuhn, who was making his international debut, taking a good running catch.

    Pietersen scored 29 off 19 balls in a decent showing on his return, but the visitors were always well-shy of the required run-rate of over 12 an over.

    England won the rain-interrupted first match by one run on the Duckworth/Lewis method in Johannesburg, where the two teams begin a five-match one-day international series on Friday.


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    Default 1st ODI between England and SA today


    1st ODI between England and SA today

    JOHANNESBURG: The first One-day International of the five-match series between South Africa and England will be played here today.

    Both teams hoping for success in the first ODI of the series.

    The English team is already suffering from injury problems before the series as two of their key players Graeme Swann and Stewart Broad are out of the first two matches.

    However, England captain Andrew Strauss has expressed hope that his team would perform well in the one-day series despite injuries.

    Meanwhile, South African coach Micky Arther said that the Protease would give tough fight to England in the series.

    He said that his team after giving the best performance in the second Twenty20 International would display good game in the ODI series also.

    The T20 series between the two teams was leveled 1-1.


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    Default Kallis ruled out of South Arica''s one-day series


    Kallis ruled out of South Arica''s one-day series

    CENTURION: South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been ruled out of the one-day series against England because of a rib injury, Cricket South Africa said on Saturday.

    Kallis, who has a fracture in the cartilage around the rib, is also doubtful for the first test against England at Centurion from Dec.16.

    "The injury initially became an issue during the Champions League in India and we had a scan done which did not show anything... But it just wasn''t getting better, so we had him
    scanned again this morning," coach Mickey Arthur said.

    "We found that there is a fracture in the cartilage of the rib which clearly affects his performances for the next four weeks.

    "It is very disappointing from our side and we are hoping that he will be ready for the first test match. He will have an injection tomorrow that will speed recovery up."

    Kallis is likely to be replaced at the top of the order by Hashim Amla but his absence will also leave a gap in the South African bowling attack.

    "We have groomed Hashim Amla to open the batting. He has travelled with the one-day team for quite a period of time and that included playing the whole away series in Australia earlier this year when Graeme Smith was out injured," Arthur said.

    Arthur will meet convenor of selectors Mike Procter over the weekend to decide on an additional player to join the squad.

    The first one-day international between the two sides was washed out on Friday. The second match is in Centurion on Sunday.


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    Default England beat Proteas by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI


    England beat Proteas by 7 wickets in 2nd ODI

    CENTURION: Paul Collingwood, making a record 171st one-day appearance for England, hit a century, took two wickets and held a superb catch as England gained a comfortable seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second one-international at SuperSport Park on Sunday.

    Collingwood shared a record 162-run third wicket stand with South African-born Jonathan Trott (87) as England chased down South Africa''s total of 250 for nine with 24 balls to spare. Collingwood finished with 105 not out off 110 balls.

    "It was a big day for me on a personal note, but I thought the team put in a fantastic performance," said Collingwood.

    Trott, whose only previous one-day international was a low-key match against Ireland in August, when he was out without scoring, opened the batting and paced his innings skillfully as he and Collingwood enabled England to get on top after they had been struggling at 45 for two after 11.3 overs.

    Collingwood said he and Trott were always confident they could get up to the required scoring rate after a slow start.

    "Trotty played a magnificent innings. We were ticking it over really well."

    Despite half-centuries from Hashim Amla (57) and Alviro Petersen (64), South Africa were unable to score enough runs on a slow pitch against steady bowling which was backed by good fielding.

    South Africa''s total was only nine runs higher than they made in a Twenty20 international against the same opponents on the same ground seven days earlier.

    After heavy rain in the area, which caused Friday''s first one-day international in Johannesburg to be abandoned without a ball bowled, the pitch was slower than usual, making scoring difficult.

    Collingwood''s slow medium pace proved ideal in the middle stages of the innings as he took two for 24 in six overs.

    He also took an acrobatic diving catch at backward point to dismiss AB de Villiers as South Africa struggled in the early stages of the innings.

    Amla, playing in place of Jacques Kallis, who has been ruled out of the rest of the series because of a cracked rib, put on 73 for the third wicket with JP Duminy in the only significant partnership of the innings.

    England dropped four catches but none proved too expensive, while Collingwood and Eoin Morgan, who took a leaping catch on the midwicket boundary to dismiss Albie Morkel, held outstanding efforts.

    Part-time seamer Trott proved a bonus for captain Andrew Strauss, bowling in tandem with Collingwood and conceding only 21 runs in seven overs.

    Strauss failed for the first time on tour and Kevin Pietersen made only four before Trott and Collingwood took control.

    Strauss said the goal for his team was to achieve consistency.

    "We''ve always been good enough to beat any side on our day but we need to do it time after time after time."

    South African captain Graeme Smith said his team had fallen some 30 runs short after being sent in to bat.

    "There were some soft dismissals in the middle. Every time we started to get some momentum going we lost wickets."

    Smith congratulated Collingwood on breaking Alec Stewart''s record of appearances for England and on his innings.

    "For us, the realisation is that it''s going to be a really tough summer. We''re going to have to be at our best to beat England."

    Trott made his 87 off 119 balls with eight fours, while Collingwood faced 110 deliveries, hitting seven fours and two sixes. It was Collingwood''s fifth one-day international century.


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    Default 3rd ODI between South Africa and England today


    3rd ODI between South Africa and England today

    CAPE TOWN: the third One-day International between hosts South Africa and England will be played here today with the tourists leading the series 1-0.

    The first match of the series could not be played due to rain but a responsible batting display by Paul Collingwood helped England to win the second ODI.

    This is likely that out of form Sajid Mehmood and Adil Rasheed will be replaced by Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann in the English team.

    On the other side, the hosts will not have the services of Jack Kallis and Herschelle Gibbs may be the part of the team while allrounder Albie Morkel and fast bowler Wayne Parnell have been included in the squad.


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    Default 4th ODI: series level but SAfrica have momentum


    4th ODI: series level but SAfrica have momentum

    PORT ELIZABETH: Andrew Strauss is confident his team can respond to the heavy defeat at Newlands.

    The scoreline says the series is all square, but after such a convincing 112-run victory at Cape Town South Africa are now the side with the momentum.

    It shows how quickly situations can change in one-day cricket and, following their crushing win in the second Twenty20 international, Friday''s performance was the second time the home side have responded to defeat in powerful style.

    After a fairly insipid display at Centurion, the Newlands version of South Africa was much closer to living up to their pre-series billing.

    The batting, led by AB de Villiers'' awesome striking, fired as a unit and the bowling attack packed much more punch with the inclusion of Wayne Parnell and Morne Morkel.

    Parnell continued his impressive knack of bagging large hauls with a career-best 5 for 48 to follow the five-for he took against New Zealand at the Champions Trophy.

    If he stays fit Parnell is set to be a key figure throughout this tour.

    Watching England in any format should come with a health warning, but their one-day performances are most likely to send supporters lurching from delight to despair.

    As Andrew Strauss said after the defeat at Newlands the one-day squad is a work in progress, so humbling reversals are to be expected.

    It follows the pattern of the Champions Trophy when memorable victories against Sri Lanka and South Africa were followed by heavy defeats against New Zealand and Australia.

    It is a quick turnaround between the weekend matches.

    Both teams had early-morning alarm calls to catch flights to Port Elizabeth and England''s players were offered an optional training session.

    A key feature of the Strauss-Andy Flower regime has been level-headedness and the vibes coming out of the camp are ''don''t panic''.

    Going straight into the next match means they have little time to stew over the previous performance which could work in their favour.

    South Africa, though, really mean business.

    Alviro Petersen has slotted well into the middle order and Hashim Amla is churning out the runs as Jacques Kallis'' understudy so South Africa''s batting is solid.

    The one concern for them is Dale Steyn who bowled six overs at Newlands before leaving the field with a hamstring strain.

    If he is ruled out Charl Langeveldt could be recalled, while Johan Botha may be considered for the struggling Roelof van der Merwe.

    SQUAD:
    South Africa: (possible) 1 Graeme Smith (capt), 2 Hashim Amla, 3 AB de Villiers, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Alviro Petersen, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Ryan McLaren, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Roelof van der Merwe, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Charl Langeveldt

    England (possible) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Jonathan Trott, 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Matt Prior (wk), 7 Luke Wright, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Tim Bresnan, 10 Graeme Swann, 11 Graham Onions.



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