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England opt to field against South Africa

Published: Sunday, August 31, 2008, 18:21 [IST]
 
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LONDON :
England captain Kevin Pietersen won the toss and decided to field in the fourth one-day international against South Africa at Lord's on Sunday.

The match was reduced to 39 overs per side because of rain.

England, who have an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series, named an unchanged side, as South Africa brought in Andre Nel for Makhaya Ntini and Vernon Philander for Albie Morkel.

England:

Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Owais Shah, Kevin Pietersen (capt), Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Samit Patel, Luke Wright, Stuart Broad, Steve Harmison, James Anderson

South Africa:

Herschelle Gibbs, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis (capt), AB de Villiers, J-P Duminy, V. Philander, Mark Boucher, Johan Botha, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Andre Nel

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Mark Benson (ENG)

Fourth umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV Umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)

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