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Summary

  1. England win by five wickets; lead series 2-0
  2. Hales 99; Buttler 48 not out (28 balls)
  3. SA 262-7 (50 overs) - won toss
  4. De Villiers (73) adds 107 with Duminy (47)
  5. Second ODI, Port Elizabeth

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson, Mark Mitchener and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

I'm afraid that's all from us. Be sure to read our report over here.

Until next time... night!

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"What a day for Buttler. He was sold for £385,000 this morning and we wondered if it would affect him. He seized on mistakes by South Africa."

ENGLAND WIN BY FIVE WICKETS

A couple of uppercuts from Moeen Ali (two fours if you want a cricket term) and England finish off South Africa.

That's how you finish an opponent: 6, 6, 6, dot, 4, 4.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Three sixes in a row - if only the IPL auction was tomorrow, he'd have gone for even more money! Not many people have cleared the boundary today."

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Mark Adamoulas: Behave Jos!

Eng 255-5 (need 8 from 24 balls)

Three sixes in a row from Jos Buttler. Three sixes.

Will you turn off the lights when you're done, Jos?

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It was probably easier than the catches we've seen Stokes and Jordan take in the last two games."

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"It wasn't the easiest of catches, but if you want to win the game, you've got to hold on to those."

Moeen dropped on 10

Eng 236-5

South Africa's moment... Moeen Ali smashes Imran Tahir to Farhaan Behardien on the long-off boundary but the all-rounder grasses it. Got to be snaffling those.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Will it be close? I don't think Reece Topley wants it to be a one-wicket win!"

Eng 234-5 (need 29 off 30)

Kagiso Rabada is proving that a good bowler is a good bowler - no matter the format, pitch or situation of a match. England struggle to get him away in the manner they have the other bowlers. Just three from the over. Talent.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I've been here in the past when it was 14 rand to the pound, which was pretty good. It's nearly 24 now. It's totally different from Australia, which is twice as far away and twice as expensive."

Eng 231-5 (need 32 from 36)

The luck's with England - Jos Buttler edging behind but the ball runs away to the boundary, just out of reach of the wicketkeeper. The batsman then carts four through square leg - fetching the ball from off stump. And again! Through point. Three fours in a row.

The 99 club

Hales just needs a 99 in Tests to complete the set. Will he get the chance against @OfficialSLC this summer?

Eng 219-5

Moeen Ali is trying to be assertive, punching a forceful single down the ground and returning the strike to Jos Buttler. The keeper shows good placement to dab a short ball into the leg side and pick up two.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"If you're a selector and you see someone get 23 not out from here, you'll think 'I like the cut of his jib'. The fact England lost three wickets in a short space of time has changed the momentum."

Eng 215-5 (need 48 from 42)

England are just a few Moeen Ali cover drives from victory here. South Africa will be thinking they're just one more wicket from really exposing the England tail. Three dots. Tense.

Where's Neil Fairbrother when you need him?

Eng 215-5 (target 263)

Rabada returns for his eighth over - SA no longer need to use their part-timers. "A good game for the neutral," notes Vic Marks on TMS, but are there any neutrals in the stands in PE? Moeen Ali helps himself to a short delivery on leg stump, guiding it backward of square leg for four, while the cover sweeper cuts off what looks for a minute like another boundary. England need 48 from 45.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special

"England just need some risk-free cricket: push the singles, run hard, and hit the odd boundary. It's not quite so easy on this pitch, it's not like playing T20 with a short boundary on a belter."

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Kieron Bird: This is getting nervy.

Eng 209-5 (need 54 from 48)

This is not the first time Alex Hales has fallen for 99 - he did so in a Twenty20 international against West Indies in 2012. Agonising.

At least he's swelled his ODI batting average from 27 to 29. Small mercies.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"He played well, Hales, but it's all open now. I can't tell if it brushed his glove on the way through, or when he moved round to pull. But the umpire got one right eventually."

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Hales c De Kock b Abbott 99 (Eng 202-5)

Try telling Alex Hales it's only one run!

The opener's fantastic innings ends in tame fashion when he gloves behind chasing a leg-side delivery. He looks at the umpire, as if to say 'you can't give that out, I'm on 99', but the finger is raised. Gone.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"In the context of the fifth bowler, that was an amazing over for South Africa, it only went for four."

Eng 202-4 (need 61 from 54)

Farhaan Behardien has 14 ODI wickets to his name, with his best of 3-19 coming against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. England nudge and nurdle the singles to leave us still waiting to fist-pump the air for Alex Hales' ton.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special

"South Africa were 198-3 at this stage, and scored 64 from their last 10 overs - England need 65."

South Africa turn to Farhaan Behardien. This could get messy.

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Ryan Knight: Come on Hales, see us through.

Eng 198-4 (need 65 from 60 balls)

Alex Hales moves to 97 not out. Don't throw it away now.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"This over from Duminy is the ninth from the fifth bowler's spell. So they've still got to find one more from him or Behardien, two from Tahir, two from Morkel and three each from Abbott and Rabada."

Eng 194-4 (need 69 from 66 balls)

That is a very, very good shot. Alex Hales steps back in his crease to JP Duminy and caresses the slow spinner through the off side for four - splitting the field with surgical precision.

Neil Manthorp

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"It's not Hales' game, having to graft like this."

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Stuart Mitchell: This is the sort of pace that Hales should be playing in Test matches. Hopefully someone tells him that, and he's given a chance.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"This is the best innings Alex Hales has played on this tour, he didn't do well in the Test matches but the one-dayers are more his fashion."

Eng 184-4 (Hales 89, Buttler 1)

England chip another four from their target. Will Jos Buttler reach for the pyrotechnics today?

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David Benn (see previous over): That was a wheel. A whole complete wheel, falling off.

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Andy Donley: There's been some outrageously awful lbw decisions in this game. Sort it out Cloete!

appeal - not outEng 180-4 (need 83 from 78 balls)

I'd love to find a neutral venue and put the Headingley Western Terrace lot in with the Port Elizabeth spectators. It's really has been a splendid, toe-tapping atmosphere today. One of the best.

Is Port Elizabeth the equivalent to the northern (I lump Edgbaston in with this) Test grounds in England? More about party than Pimm's?

Jos Buttler charges down the track to the second ball he faces, misses and Morne Morkel appeals loudly. Not out, and the ball runs for four leg-byes. Result.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Full of entertainment, those six deliveries Ben Stokes faced. But a big blow, Morne Morkel strikes again. Jos Buttler comes to the crease but he can't play with the same freedom he did in Bloemfontein."

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David Benn: The wheel has not exactly come off, but it's having a wobble.