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As it happened: Proteas win to keep series alive

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09 Feb 2016

Thanks very much for following our LIVE UPDATES for what was a cracking match that saw well over 600 runs scored. 

09 Feb 2016

It means that the series is still alive.

England lead 2-1 going into Friday's 'Pink Drive' clash in Johannesburg.

09 Feb 2016

A really impressive batting display from the Proteas. Centuries from Amla, De Kock and Du Plessis played well for his 30*.

09 Feb 2016

THAT'S IT! SA WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS as Du Plessis works one to fine-leg ...

09 Feb 2016

SIX! Du Plessis smashes the free hit over mid-on and SA need just 1 for victory ...

09 Feb 2016

Du Plessis dropped at point. But it wouldn't have counted because Stokes' full toss was a no-ball. 

09 Feb 2016

8 needed now from the last 3 overs. SA 311/3. 

09 Feb 2016

AB de Villiers is the new man ...

09 Feb 2016

WICKET! Amla goes caught behind. Jordan went wide, Amla chased it but edged through to Buttler behind the stumps. 

It's the end of a brilliant innings. Amla made 127 from 130, and he has all but taken the Proteas over the line. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Jordan goes full, but he misses his line and from around the wicket Du Plessis just needs to get some bat on it and it flies past the wicketkeeper and into the boundary. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Jordan persists with the short stuff and Du Plessis rocks back and just guides the ball towards the fence. 

09 Feb 2016

18 needed from 30 now ...

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! As Mike Haysman just said, "The wrists have done it again!" Amla squeezes Stokes through point and the ball finds the ropes. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Amla flicks Stokes through the leg side. It was in the air, but it didn't matter in the end. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Du Plessis again. Down the ground. A really good looking stroke. 11 from that over and that surely is that.  

SA 292/2 (44). They need 27 from 36.  

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Du Plessis punches a short ball from Jordan past the leg-side gully and it beats fine leg.

09 Feb 2016

36 off 39 now. Surely South Africa can't lose from here ...

09 Feb 2016

Jordan back into the attack. All series we've heard about his phenomenal ability to find a yorker length, but we haven't really seen that yet ...

09 Feb 2016

38 needed from 42 now. SA 281/2 (43)

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Du Plessis comes down the wicket to Stokes and makes good contact to beat mid-off. 

09 Feb 2016

Stokes back into the attack ...

09 Feb 2016

44 off 48 needed now. SA 275/2 (42)

09 Feb 2016

SIX! That'll do! Mid-off is up and Amla goes over the top and clears the ropes easily. That really relieves the pressure. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! A welcomed boundary. Not the best stroke as Amla edges Ali, but they all count. 

09 Feb 2016

At this stage of the game the Proteas will probably be happier with pace. Ali also into his last over now. 

09 Feb 2016

57 needed off 54 now. That's the end of Rashid, who finishes with 1/45 (10). 

09 Feb 2016

63 needed off 60. SA 256/2 (40)

09 Feb 2016

Proteas need to be a little bit careful here. They now need more than a run a ball. Should still be fine, but ...

09 Feb 2016

Faf du Plessis is the new man for the Proteas, who need 70 from 72.

09 Feb 2016

WICKET! Wiese is bowled by Ali trying to reverse sweep. The gamble hasn't worked. Gone for 7 off 4. 

09 Feb 2016

SIX! Wiese! He smashes Ali for a maximum! 

09 Feb 2016

100 for Amla! That's his 22nd ODI century! It's come off 109 balls. 10 fours and 1 six. 

09 Feb 2016

NEW MAN IN

Interestingly, it is David Wiese who walks to the wicket at the fall of De Kock's wicket.

09 Feb 2016

Rashid has struck for England and he has removed De Kock!

The Proteas opener attempted to hit him over mid-off but couldn't quite clear Root who took a good catch above his head. 

Q de Kock c Root b Rashid 135 (147m 117b 16x4 4x6) SR: 115.38

09 Feb 2016

WICKET!

09 Feb 2016

Adil Rashid returns to the attack for England.

He has figures of 0/35 in 7 overs. 

09 Feb 2016

DRINKS BREAK

The Proteas are in full control on 238/0 after 36 overs.

They require 81 from 84 deliveries.

De Kock 135* (115)

Amla 97* (102)

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! De Kock backs away and cuts a quicker one from Ali. Third man is up, and it races to the boundary. 

09 Feb 2016

Proteas need less than a run a ball now ...

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Amla this time on the leg-side. Short from Topley, Amla doesn't get all of it but he gets enough for back-to-back boundaries.

SA 230/0 (35)

 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! Amla gives the sweeper no chance! He's bludgeoned that one through the off-side. He's seeing it like a beach ball now. 

09 Feb 2016

SIX! That is special from Amla. He shuffles across to the off-side again, Willey bowls down the leg-side and Amla clips him over fine-leg for a maximum. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! De Kock is doing what he wants now. That was short and outside off-stump so, naturally, De Kock pulls it over mid-on for four. 

09 Feb 2016

FOUR! 200 come sup for the Proteas as De Kock whips one to the square leg fence. Another full toss as Topley looks for the yorker. 

09 Feb 2016

De Kock gets a bit of luck. Looks to hit Willey out the ground and he times it so badly that it doesn't even carry to the fielder at long-on. 

SA 196/0 (32)

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England 121/2 (41.1 ov)
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England 121/2 (41.1 ov)
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