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Summary

  1. Series tied at 2-2 with one to play
  2. Chris Morris' 62 turns match for SA
  3. Rashid dropped Morris on 14
  4. Root 109 and Hales 50 for England
  5. England women lose 2nd ODI to SA

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By Stephan Shemilt

All times stated are UK

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Is there anything else to say? I don't think so. What a crazy, remarkable, thrilling and bonkers game of cricket.

Deliciously, we have a decider on Valentine's Day. Join us on Sunday to feel the love.

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "We didn’t need nine wickets down tonight - I was taking a bit of strain in the dressing room. 

"Thanks to the Jo’burg crowd, they pushed us over the line. We had opportunities to bowl them out for 150, unfortunately we missed out on that,  but I was still very happy with 260 which I thought was very chaseable. 

"We could have made it easier but Chris Morris and the guys batting with him at the end were fantastic.

"We were a bit naughty with my run out and a couple of other wickets were soft but England played well to get back into the game. I am just happy to take it to Cape Town."

Chris Morris
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Man of the match Chris Morris: "We put in a lot of work on my batting so I'm really happy I can contribute. I'm very grateful to all the coaches that have thrown balls for me.

"When Dave Wiese got out I thought we were in strife. It was tense. Luckily, they dropped me.

"I knew if it was in my arc I could hit it far. Fortunately it came off."

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Imran Tahir does an Ntini. Fantastic win for South Africa. Great innings by Morris - that's why the IPL have paid him a million! #SAvEng

England captain Eoin Morgan: "At halfway it was South Africa's game to lose, we were 30 or 40 runs short even though Joe Root was magnificent.

"We took wickets, which is a big improvement on the last game, and it was our game to win at the end.

"I'm surprised, with the way we're playing, it's taken us this long to fall short with the bat.

"The bowlers bowled out of their skin and the most disappointing thing is that we had chances. To see that fight is really positive."

I've just seen a replay of Adil Rashid's drop. It was a dolly. Morris only had 14 at the time.

Well done Proteas! Match winning performance by Morris! Xfactor player. On to Newlands for a humdinger! PS watch De Villiers. Got a feeling!

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Paul Cruse: And that is why it's a crime in limited overs cricket to not bat out your overs!

Emre Can: Got to feel for Root, two consecutive centuries.. Only for the rest of the team to let him down twice!

Anbu Krish: England fielding has been dreadful throughout the tour.Took some blinders and drop dollies

To sum up, I think England probably should have won that match, and been thrashed. A ridiculous game of cricket.

What an incredible match. @Cricket_Mann & @GeoffreyBoycott limbering up for the podcast which you'll be able to download later

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Kevin Manning: Who says ODI cricket is dead? Though if you don't bat your overs out, and drop three catches then you're not likely to win.

Stuart Owens: Only got yourselves to blame lads. Can't miss those chances in white ball cricket. Morris did well but should have been out twice.

Jim: Makes Sunday an even better day! 3 games on Super Sunday, England v Italy and SA v England  happy Valentine's Day!! 

Final scorecard

Series tied at 2-2 with one match to play

South Africa: 266-9 from 47.2 overs (target 263)

Batsmen: Abbott 3, Tahir 4

Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Amla 0), 63-2 (De Kock 27), 63-3 (Du Plessis 34), 121-4 (De Villiers 36), 143-5 (Duminy 31), 191-6 (Behardien 38), 207-7 (Wiese 21), 210-8 (Rabada 0), 262-9 (Morris 62)

Bowling figures: Broad 7-0-55-1, Topley 8-1-39-2, Woakes 8-1-42-1, Stokes 10-0-46-2, Moeen 9-0-39-0, Rashid 5.2-0-38-2

England 262 from 47.5 overs: Root 109, Hales 50, Rabada 4-45, Tahir 3-46

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Jack: what a great advert for ODI cricket

Picasosdog: back to the bad old days. bad batting terrible bowling and woeful fielding. rethink required.

Rob Porter: England, you had the chance and you blew it. So disappointing.

Imran Tahir and Kyle Abbott celebrate
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After bowling such a good delivery to get rid of Morris, Rashid served up a complete pie to Tahir. I expected more from Tahir in the celebrations, he barely got off the square.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"England had their chances but now it's all set for a deciding match. What a great day for South Africa with the men and the women beating England."

South Africa win by one wicket

SA 266-9

Imran Tahir celebrates
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Cut for four! As cool as you like, Tahir biffs the ball to the fence and raises his arms aloft. The number 11 makes it look an absolute doddle. England have lost the game, won it, then lost it again. We go to Cape Town for a Valentine's Day decider. What. A Match.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Can you believe it?! So disappointing for Morris. He deserved to take his team to victory and now it's on Tahir's shoulders."

SA 262-9

Imran Tahir. Last man. Pink helmet. One to win...

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Morris b Rashid 62 (SA 262-9)

Bowled him! Chris Morris doesn't pick the googly and loses his off stump. The Wanderers is silent, then rises to Chris Morris. Un-be-liev-able.  

SA 262-8

Adil Rashid. Field up...

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Neal Monaghan: It's like the mid 90's all over again, England have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory here.

Jarleth Eaton: tis the hope that kills you. That was poor England.

Ian Dobson: This is exactly the kind of thing we didn't want to happen.

SA 262-8

Dot ball, Abbott digs out a full one. One to win, the stage set for Chris Morris...

SA 261-8

Chris Morris runs
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Remember, England have dropped Morris and should have run him out. He drives down the ground, sets off, but some good fielding from Jason Roy means it's not the winning hit. One to win. Abbott on strike. 

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Dan Stuchbury: What poor captaincy by Eoin. Woakes showing why can't be trusted. England again showing they are inconsistent. Not good enough.

Si Holdsworth: Appalling death bowling and terrible fielding. Rashid drops a regulation catch that would've sealed it.

Sue: Kudos to Chris Morris, what a great way to win an excellent game of cricket. Decider on Sunday - come on England!

SA 261-8

Someone give the large lady a knock, it's almost time for her to take the stage. Too short from Stokes, Morris, now batting like Don Bradman, pulls for six. Two to win...

SA 255-8

Ben Stokes...

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Thomas Knights: Morris has played a great hand but England's fielding has lost the game today

Henry Mboloma: Chris Morris!!!!!! Lights out!!!!!! superb innings,

Graeme Hunt: Whatever happens this has been an amazing seesaw of a game

SA 255-8 (6-4-4-1-0-0)

A single from the fourth ball, Kyle Abbott with two to survive. Cool as you like, he leaves the first one, then defends the second. Where are England's catchers? In the South Africa dressing room, Imran Tahir waits in a pink helmet. If he hits the winnings runs, he'll probably sprint out of the Bullring.

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Chris Mitchell: That's why Stuart Broad hasn't played ODI cricket for a year. A liability and embarrassingly poor. Time to quit lad.

Sam James: Anyone fancy bowling a yorker?

Liam Mellor: Despite his absolute Test heroics, is it not time we accepted that Stuart Broad just CANNOT play ODI cricket. Wrong length mate.

SA 254-8

Four more! 6-4-4. Stuart Broad is bowling half-volleys and South Africa only need nine to win. Incredible.

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Superb from Chris Morris. This will haunt England if South Africa get over the line. Rashid had an easy catch to get rid off Morris but dropped it."

50 for Chris Morris

SA 250-8

Four through the covers! A 30-ball half-century! Chris Morris is waltzing South Africa home. For England, the wheels, hub caps, axle, engine and seat belts are coming off.

SA 246-8

Chris Morris! What an amazing stroke! Lean back, heave, send the ball over the rope. Broad's first ball goes for a maximum, the Wanderers might explode...

South Africa: 240-8 from 45 overs (target 263)

Batsmen: Morris 40, Abbott 3

Fall of wickets: 2-1 (Amla 0), 63-2 (De Kock 27), 63-3 (Du Plessis 34), 121-4 (De Villiers 36), 143-5 (Duminy 31), 191-6 (Behardien 38), 207-7 (Wiese 21), 210-8 (Rabada 0)

Bowling figures: Broad 6-0-40-1, Topley 8-1-39-2, Woakes 8-1-42-1, Stokes 9-0-39-1, Moeen 9-0-39-0, Rashid 5-0-34-1

England 262 from 47.5 overs: Root 109, Hales 50, Rabada 4-45, Tahir 3-46

SA 240-8

Stuart Broad...

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BenFides: Why would you bring Woakes on now?! All that hard work to get on top and it's handed back.

Rich Taylor: Chris woakes bowling himself out of the t20 squad... Oh wait.

Andrew Gallagher: Rashid must be hoping and praying that Morris comes a cropper soon otherwise it's the naughty step for him

SA 240-8 (23 to win from 30 balls)

The England bench cuts a worried figure, I haven't seen a group of men that anxious since Father Ted got stuck in the lingerie section of a department store. Five overs to go, 23 to win. Rocking All Over The World sends the crowd wild. Is South Africa's taste in music 25 years behind the rest of the world? 

Shaun Pollock

Ex-South Africa captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Woakes should back himself and get one on the stumps. If the batsman misses, he's out and that's the match over."