South Africa v England: third ODI – live!

10th over: South Africa 37-1 (De Kock 13, Bavuma 10) Bumble notes that in Durban, they knew it was going to rain after they started, so why did they not try for a T20 in the time? A good point. Back in the middle, Bavuma drives four down the ground to close the powerplay, which has gone well for England.

“Talking of not picking the strongest team,” says Smylers, “England have, sadly, often done that against Ireland. That may have seemed the case in those countries’ 2009 ODI , when they tried out a couple of uncapped players. But both Adil Rashid and Joe Denly played in the following ODIs against Australia. And here they are 10½ years later, still again in the team together.”

9th over: South Africa 31-1 (De Kock 12, Bavuma 6) How on earth do England go about picking a side for the T20 World Cup? It ain’t easy being this good. Talking of which, is there a better first half-hour or so of any film? Pulp Fiction and the Godfather, maybe – feel free to send in other selection. In the meantime, after a single to De Kock, Bavuma flicks four to midwicket, following up with a single.

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