England vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 1st semi-final: Trott brings up fifty

Jonathan Trott (in red) brought up his 22nd ODI half-century during England’s chase © Getty Images

London: Jun 19, 2013

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The match was won as early as when England had South Africa at 80 for eight. David Miller and Rory Kleinveldt tried their best to give the Proteas a fighting total, but it wasn’t to be enough to deny Jonathan Trott and Co from coasting along to a seven-wicket victory. Trott played his usual responsible innings and has easily been England’s best batsman in this tournament.

ENG: 179/3 | Overs 37.1 | Trott 82*, Morgan 15*

Jonathan Trott finishes things off with a sublime cover drive for four. This has been a really professional performance by the hosts.

England won by 7 wickets.

ENG: 175/3 | Overs 37 | Trott 78*, Morgan 15*

Eoin Morgan gets the scores level with a cut and a cover drive off Ryan McLaren for four. Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan plays the predictor:

ENG: 167/3 | Overs 36 | Trott 78*, Morgan 7*

As inventive as ever, Eoin Morgan reverse sweeps Robin Peterson for two. Trott is in control and calmly milks three for his score. Morgan then cuts one through the off-side for three more runs.

ENG: 158/3 | Overs 35 | Trott 75*, Morgan 1*

Jonathan Trott is in sublime touch here. He carves a straight drive and then punches one through the covers for two boundaries. Lonwabo Tsotsobe can do nothing but watch. England are marching on.

ENG: 150/3 | Overs 34 | Trott 67*, Morgan 1*

JP Duminy bowls an economical over, conceding just three runs as England calmly crawl along to their target.

ENG: 147/3 | Overs 33 | Trott 65*, Morgan 0*

Lonwabo Tsotsobe doesn’t concede a boundary this time around. In fact, he gives away just the one run. However, it’s not enough obviously for the Proteas.

ENG: 146/3 | Overs 32 | Trott 64*, Morgan 0* OUT! Root 48(71)

Joe Root steps down the track to JP Duminy and whacks it to the long-on fence for four. Then, he stands back and pulls a short ball for four more to deep mid-wicket. However, his enthusiasm gets the better of his as he looks to sweep-loft the spinner, but ends up getting bowled. Too little, too late, for South Africa?

ENG: 136/2 | Overs 31 | Trott 64*, Root 38*

Rory Kleinveldt is brought back into the attack and does a good job, giving just one run.

ENG: 135/2 | Overs 30 | Trott 64*, Root 37*

Ryan McLaren bowls a tidy over, before bowling short on the last ball. Jonathan Trott moves across and plays an awkward pull to fine-leg, but good enough to find the boundary.

ENG: 128/2 | Overs 29 | Trott 58*, Root 36*

JP Duminy bowls full and offers room to Joe Root, who reaches out and smacks it through the covers for four runs.

ENG: 121/2 | Overs 28 | Trott 58*, Root 29*

Ryan McLaren bowls short and outside off, and Joe Root mightily pulls it away to the deep mid-wicket fence for four.

ENG: 115/2 | Overs 27 | Trott 57*, Root 24*

JP Duminy comes back into the attack and bowls a tidy over, giving just one run. South Africa need wickets here.

ENG: 114/2 | Overs 26 | Trott 56*, Root 24*

Jonathan Trott brings up his 22nd ODI half-century with a sweet cover drive off Robin Peterson.

ENG: 105/2 | Overs 25 | Trott 47*, Root 24*

And at the halfway stage, England are comfortable favourites to enter the final. Something more powerful than a miracle is what the Proteas need.

ENG: 100/2 | Overs 24 | Trott 44*, Root 23*

Ryan McLaren saves a certain boundary at mid-off via a well-timed drive. The 100 is up for England at the end of the 24th over. Just 76 more required off 26 overs.

ENG: 96/2 | Overs 23 | Trott 43*, Root 20*

Chris Morris slightly overpitches the delivery wide of off-stump and that’s all that Jonathan Trott needs to twack it through the covers for four. The last ball of the over gets a lucky boundary for England via a French cut.

ENG: 87/2 | Overs 22 | Trott 38*, Root 16*

Robin Peterson bowls short to Jonathan Trott and he’s not going to leave that unpunished. Trott leans back and pulls it to the mid-wicket fence for four.

ENG: 78/2 | Overs 21 | Trott 29*, Root 16*

Chris Morris comes back for his fifth over and gives away just the one run.

ENG: 77/2 | Overs 20 | Trott 28*, Root 16*

It’s Ryan McLaren’s turn to bowl short and wide and Joe Root has no issues providing an action replay of his shot in the last over.

ENG: 72/2 | Overs 19 | Trott 27*, Root 12*

Lonwabo Tsotsobe continues to struggle with his line and length as he bowls short and wide again, as Joe Root helps it along to the square boundary via a cut.

ENG: 67/2 | Overs 18 | Trott 26*, Root 8*

Ryan McLaren drifts down Joe Root’s pads and the youngster nicely guides it down fine-leg for four. Oh, but the umpire’s given four leg-byes. Thought I heard some leather on timber.

ENG: 61/2 | Overs 17 | Trott 25*, Root 7*

Lonwabo Tsotsobe bowls full and wide enough to Jonathan Trott to caress it through the covers for four. And that’s drinks.

ENG: 57/2 | Overs 16 | Trott 21*, Root 7*

Ryan McLaren concedes one wide and two runs to deep square-leg as England amble on.

ENG: 54/2 | Overs 15 | Trott 21*, Root 5*

Joe Root brings up England’s fifty with a nice punch through the covers for three runs.

ENG: 49/2 | Overs 14 | Trott 19*, Root 2*

Another two-run over then as Ryan McLaren comes into the attack. England’s run-rate is on par with the required-rate of 3.5.

ENG: 47/2 | Overs 13 | Trott 18*, Root 1*

Rory Kleinveldt bowls another probing and tidy over as South Africa continue to attack.

ENG: 45/2 | Overs 12 | Trott 17*, Root 0*

Robin Peterson attacks the England batsmen with three close-in fielders. Jonathan Trott is contained for a while, before a glorious straight drive brings England a boundary off the last ball.

ENG: 41/2 | Overs 11 | Trott 13*, Root 0* OUT! Bell 20(30)

Rory Kleinveldt is brought into the attack and strikes straight away. The ball was cross-seamed and pitched outside off. Bell tried to dab it to third-man, but his edge was only good enough to carry to AB de Villiers. That’s the eighth catch taken by a wicketkeeper in today’s match!

ENG: 39/1 | Overs 10 | Bell 18*, Trott 13*

We’re 10 overs through the second innings and England are off to a calm start. Robin Peterson bowls South Africa’s second maiden so far. England can afford this cautious approach. Their required rate is still under 3.50.

ENG: 39/1 | Overs 9 | Bell 18*, Trott 13*

Jonathan Trott plays a lovely whip off his hips after shuffling across a bit to Chris Morris’s straight and short delivery. Trott gets three more down towards third man as Morris follows it up with a short and wide delivery that is easily cut.

ENG: 30/1 | Overs 8 | Bell 17*, Trott 5*

Robin Peterson bowls a third tidy over as England look to steady the wobble.

Shane Warne is not convinced by South Africa’s early breakthrough:

ENG: 26/1 | Overs 7 | Bell 14*, Trott 4* OUT! Cook 6(21)

Chris Morris is brought back into the attack and he strikes straight away! The ball is a short of good length and angling outside off; Cook looks to whip it off his legs towards square-leg, but finds the outside edge that is taken AB de Villiers behind the sticks.

ENG: 22/0 | Overs 6 | Cook 6*, Bell 14*

Ian Bell makes up for the lull with two cracking boundaries. The first was cut magnificently between point and cover, before the last ball of the over was directed past cover for four more. Tsotsobe errs by bowling a tad too short.

ENG: 14/0 | Overs 5 | Cook 6*, Bell 6*

JP Duminy bowls a maiden! Right, and here I was thinking this match would be over fast. England in no hurry.

ENG: 14/0 | Overs 4 | Cook 6*, Bell 6*

Robin Peterson bowls a second tidy over as England get off to a serene start.

ENG: 12/0 | Overs 3 | Cook 5*, Bell 4*

AB de Villiers is shuffling his bowlers from the very beginning. After just one over, Chris Morris is replaced by spinner JP Duminy. Looks like it’s going to be spin from both ends, then. Meanwhile, Alastair Cook gets the first boundary of the innings after stepping down the track and lofting Duminy to the wide long-on fence.

ENG: 6/0 | Overs 2 | Cook 1*, Bell 3*

Robin Peterson shares the new ball with Chris Morris. The left-arm orthodox spinner does well, giving just four runs.

ENG: 2/0 | Overs 1 | Cook 0*, Bell 0*

Chris Morris starts off on a wayward note, giving away two wides on either side of the batsman. No runs off the bat in the first over.

So, a 95-run ninth-wicket stand between David Miller and Rory Kleinveldt is finally broken! Stuart Broad ends up with three wickets in the end as he takes two in two in the 39th over of the innings to finally bowl South Africa out. Will England come to rue this gritty stand? Join us in a bit for the chase.

SA:  175 | Overs 38.4 | Miller 56* OUT! Kleinveldt 43(61), Tsotsobe 0(1)

And Stuart Broad has finally broken through! He bowls a short one which Rory Kleinveldt looks to hook, but only finds his gloves as the ball deflects to Jos Buttler’s left, who dives and takes his fifth catch! The next ball to No 11 Lonwabo Tsotsobe is another short one. Tsotsobe ducks, but the ball clips the gloves and Buttler has his sixth catch!

SA:  175/8 | Overs 38 | Miller 56*, Kleinveldt 43*

Ravi Bopara drifts down the leg and David Miller calmly whips it off his hips past short fine-leg for a boundary. Are they really going to get to 200 here? England can shoot themselves if they do.

SA:  168/8 | Overs 37 | Miller 51*, Kleinveldt 42*

David Miller lifts Stuart Broad over mid-wicket for a boundary before taking a single to bring up his fourth ODI half-century.

SA:  159/8 | Overs 36 | Miller 43*, Kleinveldt 41*

Ravi Bopara errs by bowling short to Rory Kleinveldt, who waits patiently and pulls the ball to the deep mid-wicket fence. Kleinveldt is on 41 now and this is his highest ODI score.

SA:  152/8 | Overs 35 | Miller 42*, Kleinveldt 35*

The South Africans targets Joe Root this time. First, Rory Kleinveldt picks his chance well as Root bowls a full delivery on off which is lobbed over the bowler for four. David Miller then slogs a flighted delivery to the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for four more. The 150 is up for the Proteas and this is turning out to be a gem of a partnership between these two for the ninth wicket!

SA:  141/8 | Overs 34 | Miller 36*, Kleinveldt 30*

Ravi Bopara does well the second time around, keeping a tight line and conceding just two runs.

SA:  139/8 | Overs 33 | Miller 35*, Kleinveldt 29*

Joe Root is given a bowl and does a good job, giving away just two runs.

SA:  137/8 | Overs 32 | Miller 34*, Kleinveldt 28*

Ravi Bopara comes into the attack and bowls full and outside off-stump to Rory Kleinveldt, who spanks it down the long-off fence for four. He has now almost caught up with David Miller.

SA:  133/8 | Overs 31 | Miller 34*, Kleinveldt 24*

Rory Kleinveldt goes down on one knee and slogs James Tredwell over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Mighty blow, that! This partnership is now worth 53 runs.

SA:  124/8 | Overs 30 | Miller 34*, Kleinveldt 15*

Stuart Broad bowls the 30th over of the match and South Africa take four runs off it. They’ve done well to stay alive till here. How far can they go?

SA:  120/8 | Overs 29 | Miller 32*, Kleinveldt 13*

James Tredwell comes back for his seventh over and gives away just two leg-byes. He’s gone for just 19 so far and picked up three wickets.

Can Miller and Kleinveldt take the Proteas past that? 150 has been defended before.

SA:  118/8 | Overs 28 | Miller 32*, Kleinveldt 13*

Rory Kleinveldt pulls well but The Oval is too big a ground for that to carry for four. However, David Miller puts in a bit more power and cuts Stuart Broad square of the wicket and over the fence for six. Handy runs, these! You never know; cricket’s a funny game!

SA:  105/8 | Overs 27 | Miller 24*, Kleinveldt 9*

England going for the kill here as Jimmy Anderson is brought back into the attack for his second spell, which will be a maximum of three overs. South Africa survive the first, taking three runs off him.

SA:  102/8 | Overs 26 | Miller 23*, Kleinveldt 7*

David Miller is providing some nice entertainment here for the South African crowd as he pulls Steven Finn off a swivel for four. And woah! South Africa have brought up their 100! *clap clap clap*

SA:  94/8 | Overs 25 | Miller 17*, Kleinveldt 6*

Rory Kleinveldt goes for the charge this time as James Tredwell is punished for his ‘sins’ and dispatched one-bounce to the long-off fence. Meanwhile, Harsha Bhogle has an interesting stat on today’s triple wicket-taker:

SA:  87/8 | Overs 24 | Miller 16*, Kleinveldt 0*

David Miller draws a few cheers from the South African contingent at The Oval as he walks down the track and lofts Steve Finn over long-off for six.

SA:  80/8 | Overs 23 | Miller 9*, Kleinveldt 0* OUT! Morris 3(6)

Chris Morris gives James Tredwell his third wicket and Jos Buttler his fourth catch of the day as the Proteas lose their eighth wicket. Meanwhile, the subtlelty of the digs are decreasing on Twitter:

SA:  78/7 | Overs 22 | Miller 9*, Morris 1*

Steven Finn runs in and bowls a maiden over. Meanwhile, there’s some debate over the McLaren dismissal. He wasn’t going for a run, and was caught out of his crease by a throw from first slip. So, was he stumped or run out?

Doesn’t matter, really, in terms of the game.

SA:  78/7 | Overs 21 | Miller 9*, Morris 1* OUT! McLaren 1(5)

Oh, my word! This is just getting embarrassing for the Proteas. Ryan McLaren has been run out after some sharp work from Jonathan Trott at first slip. Now can I say the ‘C’ word? @pavilionopinion puts it better:

SA:  76/6 | Overs 20 | Miller 8*, McLaren 1*

South Africa get a welcome boundary via David Miller, who stands back in his crease and punches Steven Finn’s short delivery past point.

SA:  70/6 | Overs 19 | Miller 3*, McLaren 0* OUT! du Plessis 26(39)

And the cookie crumbles further! South Africa have lost the reliable Faf du Plessis to the spin of James Tredwell. The offie bowls a little wide outside off and du Plessis goes for the cut, but finds the edge that is snapped up by ‘keeper Jos Buttler.

SA:  66/5 | Overs 18 | du Plessis 25*, Miller 0*

Steven Finn comes back into the attack for his fourth over and bowls a clean over, giving just three runs. Tremendous pressure on du Plessis and Miller.

SA:  63/5 | Overs 17 | du Plessis 22*, Miller 0* OUT! Duminy 3(11)

James Tredwell gets his man eventually! The offie comes back around the wicket to Duminy, who looks to cut the ball to third-man but can only chop it back onto his stumps. The South Africans are in all sorts of trouble here. Dare I say the ‘C’ word so early?

SA:  61/4 | Overs 16 | du Plessis 21*, Duminy 2*

Stuart Broad concedes four leg-byes down the leg, before Faf du Plessis wonderfully drives the pacer past mid-on for four more.

SA:  52/4 | Overs 15 | du Plessis 17*, Duminy 1*

James Tredwell should have gotten England their fifth after the off-spinner comes from around the wicket to the left-handed JP Duminy and raps him in front. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena thinks the ball probably pitched outside off, or the ball would’ve missed leg. However, replays show that Tredwell was bang-on on both counts. However, England choose not to go for the review. In the comm box, Shane Warne is livid England didn’t review it.

SA:  50/4 | Overs 14 | du Plessis 16*, Duminy 0* OUT! de Villiers 0(9)

AB de Villiers’s propensity for innovation gets the better of him as Stuart Broad dismisses the South African captain for a duck. De Villiers gets down on his knee and tries to sweep Broad’s full and wide ball outside off-stump, finds the edge and is picked up by the ‘keeper. Broad almost has a second, after the umpire reckons JP Duminy is leg-before, but the batsman reviews it and replays show it just pitched outside off before striking the front pad on leg.

SA:  49/3 | Overs 13 | du Plessis 15*, de Villiers 0*

Jimmy Anderson incredibly comes back for his seventh straight over! He’s on a roll here and England do not want to take him off. Anderson gives away just the one run this time and has figures of 7-0-11-2 currently.

SA:  48/3 | Overs 12 | du Plessis 14*, de Villiers 0*

Stuart Broad gives away just three runs this time around as South Africa look to rebuild again.

SA:  45/3 | Overs 11 | du Plessis 11*, de Villiers 0* OUT! Peterson 30(41)

Jimmy Anderson changes sides and comes around the wicket to the left-handed Robin Peterson. The ploy works as Peterson is trapped plumb in front. Peterson consults with du Plessis, who reckons its not worth the priceless review. Peterson is out of here! It was looking like a good innings.

SA:  45/2 | Overs 10 | Peterson 30*, du Plessis 11*
Stuart Broad offers Faf du Plessis a widish short-pitched delivery and the South African has no qualms swatting it through the covers for four. This is turning out to be a good recovery operation from the duo.

SA:  38/2 | Overs 9 | Peterson 29*, du Plessis 5*

James Anderson comes back for his fifth straight over and is tidy as ever, conceding just one run. His figures read 5-0-10-1.

SA:  37/2 | Overs 8 | Peterson 28*, du Plessis 5*

Faf du Plessis finally gets some runs as Stuart Broad comes into the attack. Broad does well initially, finding the edge on a couple of occasions, before he drifts down the legs of du Plessis, who flicks it off his pads for a boundary.

SA:  30/2 | Overs 7 | Peterson 25*, du Plessis 1*

Jimmy Anderson gets things on par with a tidy over, giving away just one run. Faf du Plessis is just not getting any strike.

SA:  29/2 | Overs 6 | Peterson 24*, du Plessis 1*

Robin Peterson gets three back-to-back boundaries in the over. He’s looking in good touch here. First, he pulls Steven Finn’s short delivery to the deep squareleg fence. Finn then bowls a full toss down the leg which is flicked to the fine-leg fence, before Peterson beautifully drives a fullish delivery past mid-off.

SA:  16/2 | Overs 5 | Peterson 11*, du Plessis 1*

Robin Peterson continues to time his shots brilliantly when given the chance. Jimmy Anderson drifts down the leg and Peterson whisks it away down mid-wicket for three.

SA:  11/2 | Overs 4 | Peterson 8*, du Plessis 0*

Steven Finn steams in and bowls a clean over, save for a solitary boundary for Robin Peterson who beautifully drove between cover and mid-off.

SA:  5/2 | Overs 3 | Peterson 2*, du Plessis 0*

Jimmy Anderson bowls another tidy over as England continue to probe for more wickets. Anderson’s getting some promising swing off the pitch.

SA:  4/2 | Overs 2 | Peterson 1*, du Plessis 0* OUT! Amla 1(3)

And England have another wicket! Steven Finn finds the bottom edge of Hashim Amla’s bat as he went to poke at a delivery pitched on off and angling away. but tried to withdraw at the last moment. However, he was too late as the ball brushed the bat and was lapped up by Jos Buttler behind the sticks. Perfect start for England!

SA:  2/1 | Overs 1 | Amla 0*, Peterson 1*  OUT! Ingram 0 (5)

James Anderson gets Colin Ingram off the fifth ball of the innings. Anderson is getting a lot of movement. Ingram failed to gauge the incoming delivery which thuds on his pads. Umpire Kumar Dharamasena raises his finger. Ingram thinks about going for the review but after consulting with Amla decides against it. Two runs and a wicket came of the first over.

England captain Alastair Cook has won the toss and has decided to bowl. James Tredwell stays in the team as Graeme Swann misses out. Steven Finn comes in place of Tim Bresnan.

For South Africa the big news is that Dale Steyn is missing. Rory Kleinveldt comes in place of Steyn.

South Africa will look to shed their big tournament ‘chokers’ tag that has haunted them for long as they go into the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against strong contenders England at the Oval in London on Wednesday in what promises to be a thrilling showdown.


England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Stuart Broad, James Anderson, James Tredwell, Steven Finn.

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de Villiers (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Rory Kleinveldt, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Chris Morris.

Good afternoon and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the first semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 between England and South Africa at The Oval. This is Jaideep Vaidya and I will bring you the over-by-over updates of the game.

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