Thursday 29 April 2010 

Morgan Guides England To Win Over South Africa

Morgan Guides England To Win Over South Africa
Morgan Guides England To Win Over South Africa
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England 127-5 (Morgan 63, Kleinveldt 2-22) beat
South Africa 125-5 (A Morkel 32no, Yardy 2-24) by five wickets
ICC World Twenty20 warm-up, Barbados

Eoin Morgan hit 63 in 62 balls as England beat South Africa by five wickets in an ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match in Barbados.

After South Africa were restricted to 125 for five, England reached 127 for five with three balls to spare.

Neither side was able to make a great start to their innings, South Africa slipped to 21 for two and then 66 for five as Michael Yardy (twice), Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann struck.

The innings was revived by an unbroken stand worth 59 between JP Duminy (30 in 21 balls) and Albie Morkel (32 in 21 balls).

In reply, England lost Michael Lumb (4) and Kevin Pietersen (0) to consecutive Rory Kleinveldt deliveries and Craig Kieswetter was dismissed by Morne Morkel for five.

That left England struggling at nine for three but 23 from Paul Collingwood, sharing a stand of 71 with Morgan, who hit six fours and two sixes, helped get them back into the match.

Morgan was caught by Johan Botha off the bowling of Juan Theron but Tim Bresnan's unbeaten 15 in nine balls and Luke Wright's 10 in nine saw them over the line in the final over.

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