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Summary

  1. South Africa win series 3-2
  2. Hosts won last three matches
  3. De Villiers makes unbeaten 101
  4. Shared a 125-run stand with Amla (59)
  5. Hales top-scored for England with 112
  6. England women win ODI series 2-1

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson and Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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  1. Night!

    Right, that's about it.

    We're off now. We've got a table booked for tonight with our better halves.

    Hopefully they like snooker. Ba Dum Tsh!

    Let's do it again for the T20 series. Until Friday, it's ta-ra from us.

  2. The series in summary

    1st ODI - England won by 39 runs (D-L method)

    2nd ODI - England won by five wickets

    3rd ODI - South Africa won by seven wickets

    4th ODI - South Africa won by one wicket

    5th ODI - South Africa won by five wickets

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  4. 'England didn't play bad cricket'

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers: I've been a little bit off my game in the last month or so, so it's nice to finish like that. As captain, you have to lead from the front.

    "I didn't think we were that far off in the first two ODIs, the belief was still there.

    "It's a great performance today and I'm very chuffed.

    "Guys chipped in throughout the team. We showed a lot of character. It's a great team effort.

    "Credit to England, they put us under pressure and didn't play bad cricket. The last three were all close and it could have gone either way."

  5. Post update

    AB de Villiers ends his post-match interview by wishing the man with the mic (HD Ackerman) a happy birthday. Like I say, he's a jolly good fellow.

  6. Man of the series

    England opener Alex Hales, who scored 383 runs at 76.60: "I have mixed emotions. It was a close series and we let ourselves down in the last two games, plus we dropped a couple of catches, but it's been a very entertaining series.

    "Being adaptable to the different situations is key and I felt in good touch but it's disappointing to be on the losing side.

    "We have an exciting side and played exciting cricket. We're still learning and have lost to a very strong South Africa side."

  7. Man of the match

    AB de Villiers is awarded the man of the match award. But it's not all about taking for AB... he walks up to collect his trophy with a bouquet of flowers for the lady presenting his award and a signed bat for the young man alongside her. A lovely man, it seems.

  8. 'Getting past their experienced pair is new to us'

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "Anything above 250 we would have been in the game, but getting past AB is a different challenge.

    "South Africa's batting is similar to ours, but getting past the experienced pair is completely new to us.

    "It's disappointing to lose the series, but there were some exceptional individual performances. We're proud, but ultimately disappointing."

  9. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's the decisions you make under pressure that count. That's when you become a top player or a top side. If we're trying to win the World Cup in 2019, then we have made advancements. 

    "We have opening batsmen who can play shots but you need players who can make hundreds - Roy gives it away too much and Morgan is not a number four for me. 

    "He should bat at six and play like Michael Bevan and whack them later on not when the bowlers are bowling tight lines and length."

  10. Post update

    Eoin Morgan walks up to the presentation and is awarded a medal. He swiftly removes it from round his neck.

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    Ian: Don't understand the British media. From hero to zero overnight. England are still a work in progress. Give them a break please.

    Kieron Bird: As an England fan, I'm disappointed. But as a fan of the game, that was one exciting series.

  12. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England need to find ruthlessness and a bit of common sense. I hope the coach and captain are honest to say the batsmen had a very bad day at the office.

    "The bowling was good. Topley and Broad bowled great at the start and took wickets to put them under pressure but they didn't have enough runs to play with."

  13. Post update

  14. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have come a fair way since the World Cup but they must learn to play to the situation of the pitch. A good cricketer is a thinking cricketer. You have to adapt. Not every pitch is a 350-run pitch."

  15. Post update

    When the hosts took their turn to bat, victory seemed a long way away as Reece Topley reduced them to 22-3.

    But AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla (59) put on 125 runs to put the result beyond doubt.

  16. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Alex Hales played splendidly, his footwork was far better than in the Test matches, he caressed the ball rather than trying to smack it and he played some delicate shots, some precise shots, and it was a shame that the mayhem at the other end spoilt his innings. 

    "All the other batsmen got themselves out - it was a really bad batting day - and captain Eoin Morgan's was the worst of the lot."

  17. Post update

    South Africa rugby legend and all-round national icon Francois Pienaar is on the field congratulating AB de Villiers.

    And so he should - the skipper's patient, controlled 101 not out saw his side over the line after England had posted a below-par 236 all out.

    Alex Hales played nicely for his 112, but he found very little support elsewhere as wickets fell at regular intervals.

    Imran Tahir, in particular, deserved his figures of 3-53.

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    Francis Edwards: England given a reality check. You can't just play one dimensionally, you need to adapt. Same story, just looks worse this way.

    Alex Pitt: Last 2 games have shown where England miss Taylor. If the big hitters get out we're too reliant on Root to hold it together.

    Grant Dommen: Congratulations South Africa, thoroughly deserved. Morgan was never the right man for me, proven right this series

  19. Post update

    We'll bring you the presentation shortly. But let's remind ourselves what's happened today.

    Well, it all started to go AB-shaped when the South Africa skipper won the toss and chose to field on a damp pitch.

  20. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have to do some serious thinking about how they gave it away at the Wanderers in the fourth match and how they batted here."

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    Francis Edwards: Now that's how you adapt. AB is class at being aggressive and class at assessing the context of the game. Number 1.

    Dom Ford: ABDV has milked this bowling attack. Shows why he's Number 1 in the world! Won the series for his country.

    Jacques Oneill: Finally we see a de Villiers hundred on this tour, well played AB. The most complete batsman in world cricket.

  22. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "England batted with a lack of thought. In one-day cricket scores have gone up so all batsmen come in playing shots but you have to play with common sense and they didn't do that. Everybody apart from Alex Hales made a mistake. They've given it away and South Africa have taken it with both hands."

  23. Final scorecard

    South Africa won by five wickets

    South Africa 237-5 from 44 overs

    Not out batsmen: De Villiers 101 from 97 balls, Wiese 41 from 32

    Fall of wickets: 14-1 (De Kock 4), 14-2 (Du Plessis 0), 22-3 (Rossouw 4), 147-4 (Amla 59), 166-5 (Behardien 13)

    Bowling figures: Broad 9-1-34-0, Topley 7-1-41-3, Woakes 5-0-32-0, Stokes 5-0-34-0, Rashid10-0-59-1, Moeen 8-1-37-1

    England 236 from 45 overs: Hales 112, Rabada 3-34, Wiese 3-50, Tahir 3-53

    Full scorecard

  24. Post update

    This means a lot to South Africa, who are celebrating like good uns. And so they should: they've come from 2-0 down to beat England 3-2.

    South Africa celebrate
  25. Post update

    Two blokes in the crowd stand with giant wooden letters. They just have an 'A' and 'B'.

    But who needs 'C' when you've got AB?

  26. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "We've given it away or they've stolen it. The batting let England down. They were brainless."

  27. Post update

    The South Africa players embrace each other while the PA system belts out Kool and the Gang's 'Celebration'. It sounds like a 60th birthday party.

  28. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY FIVE WICKETS

    Another boundary, the second in a succession from the bat of David Wiese, and South Africa can begin to celebrate a famous win. Well done, Proteas.

  29. SA 233-5

    Chris Woakes always looks like he's trying sooo hard when bowling. You want your cricketers to be natural. I like Woakes, but he does flatter to deceive  slightly. Like a cricketing James Milner?

    South Africa go within four runs of victory with a pull to the boundary.

    Chris Woakes
  30. From the press box

  31. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's been a great three games for South Africa, especially the comeback at the Wanderers. This will do South Africa a world of good heading into the World Twenty20. They will be buzzing."

  32. SA 227-5 (need 10 off 42 balls)

    Start the motor.

  33. 100 for de Villiers (off 94 balls)

    SA 224-5

    A captain's knock of the highest order brings AB de Villiers his 24th ODI century - brought up with a dab to third man and to the backdrop of the entire ground chanting his name. A magic moment.

    AB de Villiers
  34. SA 213-5

    While the crowd calms down after some questionable dancing to Status Quo is shown on the big screen, AB de Villiers edges Reece Topley past the keeper for four and follows it up with a gorgeous on-drive to the boundary.

  35. SA 213-5 (need 24 from 48 balls)

    Come on AB, it's City v Spurs at 4.15pm. Let's put this to bed quickly and all get down to the pub. No such luck, I'm afraid, as the skipper and his batting partner knock the ball into gaps. Slow and steady will win this race, to be fair.

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    Jay: Umpires, after getting a DRS decision that upholds their decision,should celebrate like football players do after scoring a goal.

    Grant Kennett: Umpire's call is an absolute joke. That umpire has been terrible all series and ABdV survives due to his incompetence.

  37. SA 209-5

    If that had been given out, the end might have been exciting. As it is, I suspect we're on for a routine waltz to victory for the hosts.

  38. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That was just out."

  39. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "It'll go down as the correct decision but on the TV graphic it was hitting the top of middle stump quite hard."

  40. SA 208-5

    You know what... that was close. It was two reds and an umpire's call for hitting the wickets. England unlucky.

  41. Umpire review

    SA 208-5

    Adil Rashid pleads for a leg-before decision to go his way against AB de Villiers. The batsman can't believe England are appealing. Not out, but England review it.

  42. Champions!

  43. Latest scorecard

    Target 237

    South Africa 207-5 from 40 overs

    Batsmen: De Villiers 87, Wiese 28

    Fall of wickets: 14-1 (De Kock 4), 14-2 (Du Plessis 0), 22-3 (Rossouw 4), 147-4 (Amla 59), 166-5 (Behardien 13)

    Bowling figures: Broad 9-1-34-0, Topley 6-1-27-3, Woakes 4-0-22-0, Stokes 4-0-31-0, Rashid 9-0-56-1, Moeen 8-1-37-1

    England 236 from 45 overs: Hales 112, Rabada 3-34, Wiese 3-50, Tahir 3-53

    Full scorecard

  44. SA 207-5 (need 30 from 60 balls)

    The Newlands bosses should start rounding up the champagne-swigging sponsors for the post-match presentation because the end could come quickly here. Four runs from Ben Stokes' latest over, which looks like a slog for the big, strapping all-rounder.

  45. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I like the way Morgan has gone about his business. He likes spin bowling and likes to keep them going, but that was brilliant striking from Wiese. He hit those sixes with absolute certainty. They weren't slogs but classical, lofted drives."

  46. SA 203-5 (need 34 from 66 balls)

    That, for me, was the over which turned South Africa's run chase from a tricky one to a straight-forward one. Initiative-seizing, like Jos Buttler's earlier in the series.

  47. SA 201-5

    Remember when I said about South Africa's tail. Turns out we're not into the tail yet - David Wiese clubbing two consecutive sixes back over Adil Rashid's head.

    Momentum. Shifted.

  48. Women's ODI: SA v England

    England 198-5 (43.5 overs) - win by five wickets

    It's all over in Jo'burg - Heather Knight (67 not out) has seen England home with six overs to spare, after adding 97 with Georgia Elwiss (61) who fell just before the end.

    England win the series 2-1, and take some valuable ICC Women's Championship points.

  49. SA 188-5 (need 49 from 72 balls)

    Moeen Ali is getting the ball to dip sharply beneath the batsmen's eyes. It causes David Wiese the odd problem until he drops short and is cut behind point for another four.

    David Wiese
  50. SA 183-5 (need 54 off 78 balls)

    England need to get Stuart Broad on now. He could blow away the South Africa tail in two overs. Instead Adil Rashid continues and AB de Villiers bides his time, waits for the slow, loopy delivery and crashes it for four.

    Cue a spot of 'Time Warp' on the PA system. The Rashid Horror Show.

  51. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "I am not trying to talk someone out but De Villiers is in control and looks set for a hundred."

  52. SA 177-5 (need 60 off 84 balls)

    I might retract my last entry if David Wiese continues to slash the spinner backward of point for four. Shot!

  53. SA 170-5

    The ring-tailed lemur has one of the longest tails in the animal world. Will South Africa be more lemur than a bobcat this afternoon? Their tail is handy, but nothing else. Surely Chris Morris can't repeat his heroics from the other night?

    David Wiese signals his intentions by clattering Adil Rashid through the covers for four.

  54. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's brainless, like the England batsmen. Three balls have gone in the over, they have scored one run and lost a wicket. This is where the pressure will come. Might it make De Villiers do something silly? How can Behardien get in this side ahead of David Miller?"

  55. WICKET

    Behardien c Stokes b Rashid 13 (SA 166-5)

    England can't, can they?

    Well, they're into the 'tail' now as Farhaan Behardien recklessly lobs a catch straight down Ben Stokes' throat at mid-on. Game on.

  56. SA 165-4 (need 72 from 96 balls)

    What did Farhaan Behardien have at drinks? The first ball after the resumption is smacked back over Moeen Ali's head for six. Bosh.

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  58. Drinks break

    SA 157-4

    England have got Chris Jordan on the field as 12th man, and Farhaan Behardien warns AB de Villiers in Afrikaans that the gun fielder is prowling at point. Wise words.

    Let's have a drink.

  59. SA 155-4 (De Villiers 72 off 68)

    A mis-field from Jason Roy brings South Africa an extra run. Bowler Moeen Ali shakes his head.

  60. Post update

    Simon Hughes

    BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa are ahead, but not by much, and if England can take another wicket or two you never know."

  61. SA 151-4 (need 86 off 114 balls)

    Farhaan Behardien is the new batsman. With the five bowlers behind him, South Africa's dominance suddenly looks to be built on a base of meringue. It could crack at any moment.

    The new batsman averages 31 in 41 previous ODIs. He's not the best, if we're not being too unkind.

    A lot now rests with Abraham Benjamin at the other end.

  62. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "People think Moeen Ali is not that great a bowler and can whack him but then they get out. He's got great character."

  63. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 168-4 (38.1 overs) - target 197

    Georgia Elwiss has reached her maiden ODI fifty from only 53 deliveries. At the other end, Heather Knight is anchoring England's run chase with 50 from 84. With 29 needed from 11.5 overs, is it England's to lose from here?

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

    Full scorecard

    Georgia Elwiss
  64. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Brainless! That's unbelievable. Amla worked all that time to get into a good position and he's thrown it away and given England a lifeline. It's pressure."

  65. WICKET

    Amla st Buttler b Moeen 59 (SA 147-4)

    Remember when I said Hashim Amla had never been dismissed by an England spinner in 17 ODIs? Well, scratch that.

    It's 18th time lucky when Moeen pushes one wide, Amla goes after it, misses it and Jos Buttler superbly completes a stumping.

    Moeen Ali
  66. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Amla has had to work really hard so it's been a good innings. He's not given his wicket away and that's very important.

    "Of course it helps batting with AB de Villiers. He's a proper number four, unlike our number four."

  67. SA 143-3 (need 94 off 126 balls)

    Rubber wrists from Hashim Amla, who walks across his off stump and turns the ball through the leg side for two. He's toying with England now - almost playing a game of 'where shall I dab a single next?'

    Cruise. Control. Engaged.

  68. SA 137-3

    England's final roll of the dice? Here comes Reece Topley...

  69. Post update

    Neil Manthorp

    BBC Test Match Special

    "England are trying things, they've got Stuart Broad bowling, but look like they'll need a mistake from one of these batsmen."

  70. 50 for Hashim Amla (off 85 balls)

    SA 135-3

    A hop, a skip and a jump of the heart when Hashim Amla walks down the track, misjudges one which bounces a little and then turns the ball round the corner for the two runs which bring up his 29th ODI half-century.

    Hashim Amla celebrates 50
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    Kieron Bird: Roses are red, I'm feeling blue, Hales and Topley gave us hope, But the rest have no clue!

  72. SA 131-3 (target 237)

    Stuart Broad has the look of a Leicester fan when he tries some variations and gets whipped through the leg side for four. Sickening for the bowler. And the Foxes.

  73. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "This has been a vital partnership. They have steadied the ship and know they don't have to do anything reckless and gift England a wicket."

  74. SA 123-3

    In 17 previous ODIs against England, Hashim Amla has never been dismissed by a spinner. So Moeen Ali is fighting a losing battle, even if he does send down a maiden.

  75. Latest scorecard

    Target 237

    South Africa 123-3 from 25 overs

    Batsmen: Amla 45, De Villiers 59

    Fall of wickets: 14-1 (De Kock 4), 14-2 (Du Plessis 0), 22-3 (Rossouw 4)

    Bowling figures: Broad 8-1-26-0, Topley 5-1-21-3, Woakes 4-0-22-0, Stokes 3-0-27-0, Rashid 4-0-24-0, Moeen 1-0-3-0

    England 236 from 45 overs: Hales 112, Rabada 3-34, Wiese 3-50, Tahir 3-53

    Full scorecard

  76. SA 123-3 (target 237)

    You get the sense that AB de Villiers could put this game to bed whenever he wants. Stuart Broad is trying to limit the damage by bowling wide of off stump, and he's incredulous when he's called for a wide. Negative tactics, let's be honest. When he straightens up a touch, he runs one past Hashim Amla's outside edge.

    The 100 partnership is now up too - via another AB de Villiers boundary.

    AB de Villiers
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    Mark Savile: Oh Steve what have you done?

    Ref to ABDV's form at 1:29 PM

  78. SA 116-3 (Amla 44, De Villiers 53)

    Time for some of Moeen Ali's off-spin. Hashim Amla has a look round the field and scoops the ball over the keeper's head for two easy runs.

    South Africa are cruising here.

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    Wayne Ellis: Over-aggressive batting, over-defensive field settings. Bit of a shambles really...

  80. SA 113-3 (target 237)

    Stuart Broad might have got AB out more times than any other bowler in Test cricket, but De Villiers is not on the ODI list. That list is topped by New Zealand's Jamie How, who Broad has dismissed five times in 10 ODI knocks. Four men follow How - Umar Akmal, Dwayne Smith, Shane Watson and Ross Taylor.

  81. Post update

    Simon Mann

    BBC Test Match Special

    "De Villiers has played in aggressive, belligerent fashion and has really altered the course of this match."

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    Rachel T: Rhubarb is red, England play in blue. If we don't get these two out, we'll have so much to rue.

  83. 50 for AB de Villiers

    SA 109-3

    A huge roar greets the single down to third man which brings up a 49th ODI half-century for AB de Villiers. Legend.

  84. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't get the feeling that Rashid is going to put these two under pressure. They are picking him pretty well."

  85. SA 108-3 (target 237)

    A strange shot by Hashim Amla, who scoops Adil Rashid's half-tracker into the air and it lands safely at mid-wicket. You don't expect that from Amla, who usually does a risk assessment before each and every daring shot.

  86. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 130-4 (30 overs) - target 197

    Heather Knight (35) and Georgia Elwiss (27) have compiled a steady partnership for the fifth wicket - England need 67 from the last 120 deliveries.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

    Full scorecard

  87. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I like the fact that Morgan has brought Broad back. He's as vulnerable as anybody bowling at the death but he's also someone who has a golden spell in him and can make things happen.

    "Broad likes a challenge, it doesn't always work, but he's always up for it."

  88. SA 98-3 (Amla 38, De Villiers 47)

    Stuart Broad returns to the attack to try and get rid of his Test bunny, AB de Villiers. The Proteas skipper responds by walking at the bowler and smashing him into the leg side to the boundary sweeper. Both men smile. They're ready for a battle.

    AB runs down the track again and is hit on the forearm by a bumper. That'll bruise.

    AB De Villiers
  89. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have to find a wicket from somewhere. It doesn't matter how - they managed to run De Villiers out at the Wanderers with a brilliant bit of fielding from Woakes."

  90. Welcome news for Windies fans

    West Indies

    What's the best cricket news in years, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan?

    It's West Indies winning the Under-19 World Cup.

    Keacy Creacy was named man of the match for his unbeaten 52 - could he be the next big name to look out for in West Indies cricket?

    Or will it be one of the pace trio of Alzarri Joseph, Ryan John and Chemar Holder?

  91. SA 95-3 (target 237)

    If AB is brutal, Hashim Amla is beautiful.

    Another cover drive brings another four. This time Amla times the pants off the ball which rolls half naked over the boundary rope.

  92. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "South Africa just have to bat. Sensibly, carefully, but with a slight positive intent."

  93. SA 89-3 (Stokes 3-0-27-0)

    AB de Villiers has been majestic through the off side today. Twice Ben Stokes floats the ball up, and twice the skipper hammers thunderous fours. Fetch.

    AB de Villiers
  94. Post update

    Simon Hughes

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Geoffrey is in the next box with his wife, Rachel. Who do you think wears the trousers in that relationship?"

    Vic Marks: "I'm here to summarise on the cricket, I'm not going there."

  95. SA 80-3 (target 237)

    England have spread the field for Adil Rashid. I don't get it... surely they will only win by taking wickets? Giving the batsmen ones and twos aplenty won't earn them the end-of-series trophy? Seven from the over.

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    Paul Hawkins: So pleased Reece Topley left Essex. Not.

  97. SA 73-3 (De Villiers 32 off 28)

    Now, I'm used to companies hijacking different days in the calendar to push their wares on you but I've had a cracker today - inviting me to switch my energy provider this Valentine's Day. "It’s easy to make a clean break and move on," the email reads.

    Who wakes up on Valentine's Day and thinks they need to change their gas provider?

    Anyway, back to the cricket, these two are batting their team out of a hole. AB de Villiers is hitting the ball incredibly hard through the off side - only being denied a four by Moeen Ali's smart pick-up and dive. The very next ball is put wider of Moeen and brings a boundary.

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    Steve: The last thing I want to do is tempt fate, and he's undoubtedly a once in a lifetime talent, but isn't it about time people start to mention ABDV's pretty awful form this winter, instead of heaping on wave after wave of praise? 

  99. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Rashid had had a technicolour series. He's either very good or very bad. It's an interesting moment."

  100. Drinks break

    SA 64-3 (target 237)

    England turn to Adil Rashid, who has four wickets at 42 in this series, and it's a steady over to begin with. Not much turn, mind. Time for drinks.

  101. Latest scorecard

    Target 237

    South Africa 63-3 from 15 overs

    Batsmen: Amla 26, De Villiers 24

    Fall of wickets: 14-1 (De Kock 4), 14-2 (Du Plessis 0), 22-3 (Rossouw 4)

    Bowling figures: Broad 5-1-11-0, Topley 5-1-21-3, Woakes 2-0-13-0, Stokes 2-0-18-0

    England 236 from 45 overs: Hales 112, Rabada 3-34, Wiese 3-50, Tahir 3-53

    Full scorecard

  102. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "This vastly experienced pair have restored order for South Africa. There's a calmness about proceedings."

  103. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 91-4 (22.2 overs) - target 197

    Just when it was looking good for England, captain Charlotte Edwards falls for 29 to a good catch. Heather Knight is still there on 28.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

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  104. SA 63-3 (Amla 26, De Villiers 24)

    There's a raucous atmosphere inside Newlands this afternoon - fans of both sides are enjoying the cricket, sunshine and, ahem, beer. Helped along, of course, by the 'tunes' being belted out by the PA system. From Beyonce to Neil Diamond, you're left wondering what on earth will be played next. Three more runs chipped from the target.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a floater outside off stump. A 'hit me' ball, a wide half-volley. They have to stick to the basics, build pressure."

  106. SA 60-3 (target 237)

    Ben Stokes dives full length to try and snaffle a very low caught and bowled chance off Hashim Amla, but instead he ends up chewing dirt and rueing his luck.

    When he floats one up outside off stump, AB de Villiers hammers the ball to the cover boundary with a dismissive slap of the bat.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't think Woakes was intending to bowl a bouncer. He just dragged it down and made it pretty easy to hit."

  108. SA 52-3 (Amla 22, De Villiers 18)

    A patient one-day innings from AB de Villiers is un-nerving. Like being arrested for nicking the office stapler and sharing a holding cell with an unhinged mass murderer. You know what he can do. He knows what he can do. But there's an uneasy peace.

    Hashim Amla is playing well too, mind, as he hooks Chris Woakes for four.

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    Grant Kennett: With the current standard of umpiring, it's a joke teams only have 1 review. Captains are inclined to check everything.

  110. SA 45-3 (target 237)

    When AB can clear the ropes like that, it almost seems daft that he's playing a cautious innings here. He has to, mind. His teams hopes surely rest on his shoulders and those of Hashim Amla.

    He is beaten on the outside edge by Ben Stokes, who appears to be struggling with his run-up. A good delivery to end the over though.

    AB de Villiers
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    Simon Hughes

    BBC Test Match Special

    "Maybe the piece I did for the BBC Sport website, about England's one-day resurgence, isn't looking so bad now."

    You can find the afore-mentioned piece here.

  112. SA 43-3

    Ben Stokes starts his spell with a massive front foot no-ball.

    That gives AB de Villiers a free hit, and the skipper wallops the ball into the next post code. Six.

  113. Ireland beat UAE

    Ireland have won the opening Twenty20 international against the United Arab Emirates by 34 runs in Abu Dhabi.

    After being restricted to 134-8, Ireland's bowlers came through to bowl out the hosts for 100 in the 20th over.

    Kevin O'Brien, who also chipped in with a useful 23, took 3-14 while Tim Murtagh, Craig Young, Boyd Rankin and Max Sorensen were also among the wickets.

    Full scorecard

  114. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 72-3 (17 overs) - target 197

    Captain and vice-captain have been digging in after that flurry of wickets. Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight both have 19.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

    Full scorecard

  115. SA 34-3 (target 237)

    Thanks Stephan. Everyone well? One more wicket and England have got a real sniff here.

    Chris Woakes almost sneaks it with his first delivery - a slow-ish, inswinging yorker which Hashim Amla just about digs out before it disturbs his timbers.

  116. SA 32-3

    England might have three in the hutch, but they have to get both of these men back with the rest of the rabbits if they are to win this match. Twice Topley strays on to the pads of De Villiers, who helps himself to a pair of boundaries. Here to talk you though to the conclusion of this series is Marc Higginson.

  117. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Stuart Broad is better bowling now, and not at the death. You don't always have to save your best bowler for the death because they are not always good at bowling at the death."

  118. SA 24-3 (target 237)

    Stuart Broad continues to probe, keeping Hashim Amla quiet. Off-stump line, when Amla does look to break the shackles, the fielders do the rest. Reece Topley, by the way, has taken three wickets in nine deliveries. Don't take your eyes off this bad boy.

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    Kieron Bird: Reece Topley, will you be my valentine?

  120. SA 22-3 (Topley 4-1-13-3)

    That shot from Rossouw was in keeping with England's batting display. A very loose drive. AB de Villiers is the new man, forming a key partnership with Hashim Amla. Topley gets one to shape back into the pads and appeals, but the skip has got an inside edge. Compelling cricket.

  121. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I said the bowlers would have to get England out of jail... and they have. This was a beautiful line and length delivery and it was very smart captaincy to bring out a close catcher and put him at short cover. When you get a decision right like that, it's like waking up on Christmas morning."

  122. WICKET

    Rossouw c Hales b Topley 4 (SA 22-3)

    And another! Reece Topley is destroying the South Africa top order and England are on the charge. It's actually brilliant captaincy from Eoin Morgan, who moves a catcher to short cover and sees Rilee Rossouw obligingly drive straight to Alex Hales. 236 is looking like a pretty decent score...

    England celebrate
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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "The best chase here for an ODI played in the day is 242, so this would be close to the record if South Africa won."

  124. SA 18-2 (target 237)

    At the moment, there's a lot on the shoulders of Hashim Amla. Not that he's bothered by it. In fact, I doubt tremors localised in the middle of Newlands would bother the Beard. Slightly short from Broad, a pull shot whipped for four by Amla as the crowd sing his name.

  125. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 38-3 (9.1 overs) - target 197

    Charlotte Edwards has survived a strong lbw appeal, but Sarah Taylor is out for two - and England are in a bit of a pickle, having slumped from 30-0 to 38-3.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

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    Kieron Bird: My oh my, Reece Topley! Suddenly England have a real chance here.

  127. SA 14-2 (Topley 3-1-9-2)

    The end of a brilliant Reece Topley over, a double-wicket maiden that has got England right in this match. The men in blue are buzzing all over Cape Town, while the Proteas are starting to thing that 237 could be a long way away.

    Reece Topley
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    Simon Hughes

    BBC Test Match Special

    "You'd fancy a bowl on this, but it's not a minefield."

  129. SA 14-2

    Ooooohhhh! Actually, nothing happened. Rossouw played a straight ball back down the ground.

  130. SA 14-2

    AB de Villiers is hiding in the shed. Rilee Rossouw is sent out to face the hat-trick ball....

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    Simon Hughes

    BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a Wasim Akram-like delivery."

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "It was a beautiful delivery: fullish in length and it took the inside edge before hitting the leg stump."

    Reece Topley celebrates
  133. WICKET

    Du Plessis b Topley 0 (SA 14-2)

    Bowled him! It's a beauty from Reece Topley to send Faf du Plessis back for a golden duck. Full, in-swing, stumps akimbo. England have taken two in two balls and this match is alive. Reece Topley is on a hat-trick.

    Reece Topley celebrates
  134. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's a great call by Jos Buttler because he advised the captain to go upstairs. The ideal start for England with South Africa well behind the rate and now they've lost the in-form batsman."

  135. WICKET

    De Kock c Buttler b Topley 4 (SA 14-1)

    Gone! A good review from England and a big early strike. It looked innocuous at first, but Quinton de Kock has got an inside edge to one that Reece Topley got to nip back. Bat, then trouser, then the gloves of Jos Buttler. England's good start with the ball is rewarded with an important wicket.   

  136. Umpire review

    SA 14-0

    There's a noise...

  137. Umpire review

    SA 14-0

    England like this, they are whoop whooping. Has Quinton de Kock inside-edged Reece Topley behind? Chris Gaffaney says no. Eoin Morgan disagrees...

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    Francis Edwards: Roses are red, England play in blue. The stage is set, AB's coming for you.

  139. SA 14-0 (target 237)

    On a day such as this, that is a romantic cricket stroke from Hashim Amla. A back-foot drive for four off Stuart Broad, square of the wicket with minimal movement of the bat. All poise and timing. Dreamy stuff. The Romeo and Juliet of cricket strokes, without a tragic ending.

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    Phil Helliwell: Valentine's poems for Sir Geoffrey... Roses are white, Violets are soppy, My Aunty Annie, Bats better than Topley.

  141. SA 10-0

    Reece Topley is just struggling with the swing here, arcing the ball past the pads of Amla to give away a couple of wides. When he gets it right, he's an lbw threat to the Mighty Beard. All quite sedate in Cape Town, as if the locals haven't yet returned from the lunchtime braai.  

  142. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "If you look at the South African batting line-up, you can see an island of opportunity once England get past these two openers, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers."

  143. SA 6-0 (target 237)

    It really is beautiful at Newlands, picture painting stuff. Blue sky, fluffy cloud, sunshine and lush green, all with a mountain casually peering over to watch the cricket. Broad to Amla, proper cricket, not pajama nonsense. Probe off stump, leave alone, whip one off the hip. England keeping a lid on it.

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  145. SA 5-0 (De Kock 4, Amla 1)

    The square jaw of Reece Topley shares new-ball duties, greeted by a flowing drive for four from De Kock. There's shape for Topley, though, causing some problems for both the left-handed De Kock and right-hander Hahsim Amla. England have made a decent start with the ball. Now, their biggest challenge is to take any chance that comes. 

  146. Women's ODI: SA v England

    Eng 30-2 (5.2 overs) - target 197

    England have just lost openers Lauren Winfield (11) and Amy Jones (18 from 17 balls) in the space of three deliveries as they look to clinch the series.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

    Full scorecard

  147. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England have got to have self-belief that they can save this match because South Africa have the pressure of chasing down a total to win the series."

  148. SA 0-0 (target 237)

    Broad is immediately round the wicket to the left-handed Quinton de Kock, the man who has battered the England attack in this series. De Kock plays an uppish drive, but it's short of reaching Eoin Morgan at mid-off. There's lots of chirp from the England fielders, lots of encouragement for Broad, who begins with a probing maiden.

  149. Post update

    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "England were reckless with the bat and have put themselves under undue pressure."

  150. Post update

    The South Africa batsmen are in the middle, Stuart Broad is marking out his run. We're set fair in Cape Town. England need something special to win this series. South Africa are looking to become only the third team to come from 2-0 down to win a five-match series...

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    King Zorba: Today I'm treating my better half to the dulcet tones of Sir Geoffrey, I'm romantic like that

  152. Post update

    I've just seen some footage of the catches dropped and run outs missed by England during the fourth ODI on Friday. Five in total. They have to do better if they are going to salvage something today.

  153. Get Involved

    A Valentine's poem for Geoffrey?

  154. Truth in the stats?

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    Richard Lusmore: I might be slow on the uptake but I've got a feeling that Geoffrey Boycott thinks our batting was "brainless".

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  157. 'Sir Voges' plays down comparisons

    Adam Voges

    Over in New Zealand, Australia continue to dominate the first Test.

    It's down, in large parts, to Adam Voges who says he is uncomfortable with comparisons to legendary Australia batsman Sir Donald Bradman, despite both having a Test average in the 90s.

    His Australian team-mates called him "Sir Voges" after he took his average above Bradman's 99.94 before it settled on 97.46 when he was out for 239 in the first Test on Sunday.

    "I'm happy it's back under 100, it was never going to stay there," said Voges.

    New Zealand ended day three on 178-4 in their second innings, 201 runs behind.

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    Stewart A: Think South Africa will easily chase down the runs probably with 10 overs to spare!

    Ben Wire: I'm not sure England lost their way so much as SA finally found theirs. If the Tests were next it might be a different story.

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    Shaun Pollock

    Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "I don't say too many nice things about Cape Town... the locals are already big-headed about how beautiful this ground is.

    "It is beautiful though, joking aside."

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  162. UAE v Ireland: T20 international

    Ireland recovered well from 19-4 to post 134-8 from their 20 overs in Abu Dhabi, with Niall O'Brien making 38 and younger brother Kevin adding 23.

    They have reduced United Arab Emirates to 15-3 in their innings, with big Boyd Rankin among the wicket-takers.

    Match scorecard

  163. View from the press box

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    BBC Test Match Special

    To chat through the interval, Test Match Special have assembled a journalists panel to discuss the one-day series and England's tour of South Africa as a whole. The Mirror's Dean Wilson, John Etheridge of the Sun and Firdose Moonda from Cricinfo are in the commentary box.

  165. How's stat?!

    Alex Hales, if he had carried his bat, would have been only the third Englishman to do so in an ODI. He would have followed Nick Knight, who made 125 against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 1996, and Alec Stewart who cracked 100 versus West Indies at the same venue four years later. England lost both games.

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    South Africa's Kyle Abbott, who took 1-28: "There was a bit there this morning. It was a touch slow, but we stuck to our guns and restricted them well. It was a tactic to bowl short and it worked - it got us a few dots and then wickets in the end. We didn't want to give them any width at all. We're confident and hopefully we can knock them off."

  168. End-of-innings scorecard

    England 236 all out from 45 overs (SA won toss)

    Top score: Hales 112 from 128 balls with 14 fours

    Fall of wickets: 15-1 (Roy 8), 76-2 (Root 27), 85-3 (Morgan 2), 155-4 (Stokes 29), 156-5 (Buttler 0), 181-6 (Moeen 12), 183-7 (Woakes 0), 192-8 (Rashid 9), 223-9 (Hales 112), 236-10 (Broad 13)

    Not out batsman: Topley 1  

    Bowling figures: Abbott 8-0-25-1, Rabada 9-0-34-3, Tahir 10-0-53-3, Morris 8-0-59-0, Wiese 9-0-50-3 

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  169. Post update

    England, by the way, lost their last seven wickets for 81 runs.

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    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "236 may be enough for England to win if everything goes well. But, if you have seen it, this is one of the most brainless and stupid batting display you've ever seen. Alex Hales apart."

  171. WICKET

    Broad c De Villiers b Tahir 13 (Eng 236 all out)

    Fittingly, England's innings ends in tame fashion. Stuart Broad looks to heave Imran Tahir but can only find AB de Villiers at cover. Apart from the effort of Alex Hales, England have been disappointing. South Africa will need 237 to win the series.  

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    Jay: If England make their batsmen spend 10 minutes with Mr Boycott after getting out to a bad shot, they'll soon rule world cricket.

    Rob Meech: Well played, Alex Hales. Amid the madness, he remained calm and assured.

  173. Eng 229-9

    Sixer! Tahir to Broad, a slog sweep way back over mid-wicket.

  174. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "My Auntie Annie - my Mum's sister - could bat better than Reece Topley after a day of being on the sherry."

  175. Eng 223-9 (Rabad 9-0-34-3)

    Hales dropped to his haunches as soon as that catch was taken. There are some very glum faces on the England dressing room. Reece Topley, from the Courtney Walsh School of Number 11 batting, survives a lbw appeal from Rabada.

  176. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Start up the roller... Reece Topley's coming in. He can't bat.

    "Alex Hales played very well but England's pulling and hooking has been poor. They don't seem to take into consideration that there's fielders out there. It's not enough just to hit it, it needs to be hit over the boundary.

    "England need to think more about the game, rather than just playing the game and being instinctive."

  177. WICKET

    Hales c Rossouw b Rabada 112 (Eng 223-9)

    You feel that England's chance of winning this series is over. It's the end of a brilliant knock from Alex Hales as he falls to a Kagiso Rabada short ball. Hales pulls, but straight to Rilee Rossouw at deep square leg. A number of South Africa players shake hands with Hales as he drags himself off. He's been let down by his team-mates today.

    Alex Hales is dismissed
  178. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Just use all of your overs. If England bat them out, they'll get 270. That is a winnable total - it would have been the other night in Jo'bourg."

  179. Eng 223-8 (Hales 112, Broad 6)

    Alex Hales' 378 runs (and counting) is the most by an England batsman in a five-match series. He's trending on Twitter too. He continues playing a different game to the rest of his team-mates by sweeping Tahir for four. Just quietly, this stand has become worth 31.

  180. Post update

    Vic Marks

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think 250 is a good score. England would have got there just by playing discreetly. In fact, they might have got more. I've been exasperated by the way England have gone about their business."

  181. Eng 218-8 (Hales 106, Broad 6)

    You know what I was saying about Broad looking iffy against the short ball? Kagiso Rabada has spotted it too, with Broad getting in a right old tangle. Field changes, Broad expects more short stuff, with his feet now reluctant to come forward. It's Test-match stuff out there at the moment. The batsmen just trying to survive, accumulating at best. Hardly like the last 10 of an ODI.

  182. Women's ODI: SA v England

    SA 196-9 (50 overs)

    England will need to score 197 to win the one-day series and pick up some vital ICC Women's Championship points. Anya Shrubsole was the pick of the bowlers with 3-35, while Lizelle Lee's 74 rescued the Proteas after they slipped to 85-6.

    You can listen to TMS commentary of the women's ODI via the live coverage tab at the top of this page or by following this link.

    Full scorecard

  183. Post update

    Geoffrey Boycott

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "If I hear one more word about playing attractive, aggressive, positive cricket... it's claptrap.

    "It's kamikaze at times. You have to use your brains. If Morgan keeps playing shots like that, he'll get sacked. It's no good just getting a hundred on a flat one."

  184. Eng 215-8 (Hales 105, Broad 5)

    Though Hales has been brilliant, the rest of his team have been pony. England are still bang up against it and have to scratch their way through these final 10 overs. In the Cape Town sunshine, they do not have the luxury of going hard in the final 10. Singles the order in this Abbott over, with Stuart Broad looking ropey against both the short ball and the fuller one.

  185. Latest scorecard

    England 212-8 from 40 overs (SA won toss)

    Batsmen: Hales 103, Broad 4

    Fall of wi