South Africa
237/5 (37)

England
236 (45)

Cricket

ByTheMinCricket

Greetings lads & lasses ! Welcome to our coverage of the 5th and final ODI between South Africa & England at Newlands, Cape Town !

I'm @Shash3011, here you take you through the first innings of the match ! The series is tied at 2-2, so the winner takes it all today !

The TOSS has already happened a good 20 mins back. South Africa have won it and they are gonna have a bowl first !

Here's the 2 teams. England unchanged from last game. One change for SA. Rossouw replaces JP Duminy.

The crowd is out in the stands in significant numbers. The players are out on field. Abbott to bowl the first over. Roy on strike. PLAY !

Good toss for SA to win IMO. Plenty of cloud cover. And the wicket at Newlands is rarely a poor one to bowl on, whichever the format.

Some hint of lateral movement on the very first delivery of the match and an edge wide of 2nd slip 3rd ball ! Three slips in place !

6 off that first over. 3 singles and a 3-run courtesy some ordinary fielding. Kagiso Rabada to kick things off from the other end.

Rabada getting the ball to shape in nicely. Roy very watchful & patient while facing all 6 deliveries that over. 3 from it.

Abbott persisting with the just-outside-off line at a pretty fuller length. A lot of patience from Hales. Just one off the over.