Kobus Pretorius reflects on the players and moments that shaped the fourth ODI at the Wanderers on Friday.
BATSMAN OF THE DAY
Who else than Man of the Match. Chris Morris, who smashed 62 from 38 balls to win South Africa the game. Morris hit three fours and four sixes for a strike-rate of 163 to all but cement his place in the side.
SHOT OF THE DAY
Morris hit a few big sixes, but his six off Chris Woakes from the second ball of the 44th over started the mayhem that was to follow. It was a powerful pull shot over mid-wicket.
BOWLER OF THE DAY
Imran Tahir, who took 3-46 in his 10 overs. Kagiso Rabada claimed 4-45, but it was Tahir who removed most of the top order to change the game and give South Africa all the momentum.
DELIVERY OF THE DAY
The delivery by Chis Woakes which made a mess of Faf du Plessis’ stumps. It was full and it swung, tailing in, then moving away to bamboozle him.
CATCH OF THE DAY
Hashim Amla took a blinder at first slip off Imran Tahir to get rid of the dangerous Ben Stokes for two. Amla reacted quickly and flung his right arm almost behind his body to take a one-handed catch.
The run-out of AB de Villiers was a big turning point in the game. It was poorly judged and unnecessary and left South Africa in a spot of bother on 121-4. England missed quite a few chances in the field which ultimately cost them the game.
Chris Morris single-handedly won South Africa the game and deserved to hit the winning runs, but he got bowled by Adil Rashid with only two runs needed. Imran Tahir ensured it didn’t cost South Africa a crucial victory.