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Summary

  1. Series tied at 2-2 with one to play
  2. Chris Morris' 62 turns match for SA
  3. Rashid dropped Morris on 14
  4. Root 109 and Hales 50 for England
  5. England women lose 2nd ODI to SA

Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Is there anything else to say? I don't think so. What a crazy, remarkable, thrilling and bonkers game of cricket.

Deliciously, we have a decider on Valentine's Day. Join us on Sunday to feel the love.

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "We didn’t need nine wickets down tonight - I was taking a bit of strain in the dressing room. 

"Thanks to the Jo’burg crowd, they pushed us over the line. We had opportunities to bowl them out for 150, unfortunately we missed out on that,  but I was still very happy with 260 which I thought was very chaseable. 

"We could have made it easier but Chris Morris and the guys batting with him at the end were fantastic.

"We were a bit naughty with my run out and a couple of other wickets were soft but England played well to get back into the game. I am just happy to take it to Cape Town."

Chris Morris
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Man of the match Chris Morris: "We put in a lot of work on my batting so I'm really happy I can contribute. I'm very grateful to all the coaches that have thrown balls for me.

"When Dave Wiese got out I thought we were in strife. It was tense. Luckily, they dropped me.

"I knew if it was in my arc I could hit it far. Fortunately it came off."

View from the press box

Imran Tahir does an Ntini. Fantastic win for South Africa. Great innings by Morris - that's why the IPL have paid him a million! #SAvEng

England captain Eoin Morgan: "At halfway it was South Africa's game to lose, we were 30 or 40 runs short even though Joe Root was magnificent.

"We took wickets, which is a big improvement on the last game, and it was our game to win at the end.

"I'm surprised, with the way we're playing, it's taken us this long to fall short with the bat.

"The bowlers bowled out of their skin and the most disappointing thing is that we had chances. To see that fight is really positive."

I've just seen a replay of Adil Rashid's drop. It was a dolly. Morris only had 14 at the time.

Well done Proteas! Match winning performance by Morris! Xfactor player. On to Newlands for a humdinger! PS watch De Villiers. Got a feeling!

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Paul Cruse: And that is why it's a crime in limited overs cricket to not bat out your overs!

Emre Can: Got to feel for Root, two consecutive centuries.. Only for the rest of the team to let him down twice!

Anbu Krish: England fielding has been dreadful throughout the tour.Took some blinders and drop dollies

To sum up, I think England probably should have won that match, and been thrashed. A ridiculous game of cricket.

What an incredible match. @Cricket_Mann & @GeoffreyBoycott limbering up for the podcast which you'll be able to download later

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Kevin Manning: Who says ODI cricket is dead? Though if you don't bat your overs out, and drop three catches then you're not likely to win.

Stuart Owens: Only got yourselves to blame lads. Can't miss those chances in white ball cricket. Morris did well but should have been out twice.

Jim: Makes Sunday an even better day! 3 games on Super Sunday, England v Italy and SA v England  happy Valentine's Day!! 

Final scorecard

Series tied at 2-2 with one match to play

South Africa: 266-9 from 47.2 overs (target 263)

Batsmen: Abbott 3, Tahir 4

Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Amla 0), 63-2 (De Kock 27), 63-3 (Du Plessis 34), 121-4 (De Villiers 36), 143-5 (Duminy 31), 191-6 (Behardien 38), 207-7 (Wiese 21), 210-8 (Rabada 0), 262-9 (Morris 62)

Bowling figures: Broad 7-0-55-1, Topley 8-1-39-2, Woakes 8-1-42-1, Stokes 10-0-46-2, Moeen 9-0-39-0, Rashid 5.2-0-38-2

England 262 from 47.5 overs: Root 109, Hales 50, Rabada 4-45, Tahir 3-46

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Jack: what a great advert for ODI cricket

Picasosdog: back to the bad old days. bad batting terrible bowling and woeful fielding. rethink required.

Rob Porter: England, you had the chance and you blew it. So disappointing.

Imran Tahir and Kyle Abbott celebrate
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After bowling such a good delivery to get rid of Morris, Rashid served up a complete pie to Tahir. I expected more from Tahir in the celebrations, he barely got off the square.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England had their chances but now it's all set for a deciding match. What a great day for South Africa with the men and the women beating England."

South Africa win by one wicket

SA 266-9

Imran Tahir celebrates
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Cut for four! As cool as you like, Tahir biffs the ball to the fence and raises his arms aloft. The number 11 makes it look an absolute doddle. England have lost the game, won it, then lost it again. We go to Cape Town for a Valentine's Day decider. What. A Match.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Can you believe it?! So disappointing for Morris. He deserved to take his team to victory and now it's on Tahir's shoulders."

SA 262-9

Imran Tahir. Last man. Pink helmet. One to win...