England Lions v South Africa: LIVE STREAM / UPDATES



5:50pm – ENGLAND LIONS WIN! Eskinazi reaches his 50 and gives England Lions the victory by six wickets with 77 balls remaining.

5:47pm – Ben Duckett (85) is caught by Maharaj off the bowling of Phehlukwayo. England Lions need two runs to win. The new batter is Tom Abell.

5:39pm – 300 on the board for England Lions. 19 needed from 14.5 overs.

5:35pm – That’s the 100 partnership between Stevie Eskinazi and Ben Duckett. England 290/3 in the 35th over.

5:17pm – 50 for Ben Duckett from 44 balls. England Lions 261/3 from 31 overs, requiring 58 runs from 19 overs.

5:06pm – That’s 250 for England in the 29th over. 69 runs needed off 21 overs.

4:43pm – 200 on the board for England Lions in the 24th over.

4:35pm – WICKET! England Lions 190/3. Smeed is bowled by Phehlukwayo for 90. What an excellent innings from the young Somerset opener. 129 runs required from 28.1 overs.

4:34pm – That is enormous!! Will Smeed moves to 90 with a huge six which hits the balcony of the Ted Crowe suite on the top floor of the Ondaatje Pavilion.

4:27pm – England Lions are 169/2 from 20 overs. England Lions need 150 runs from 30 overs.

4:21pm – WICKET! England Lions 166/2. What a catch that is by Markram! Diving at full stretch he pouches it and Hain has to go for 20. Ben Duckett is the new batter.

4:19pm – That’s the 50 partnership between Will Smeed and Sam Hain.

4:04pm – 50 for Will Smeed. England Lions 125/1 in the 16th over.

3:57pm – WICKET! England Lions 113/1. Tom Banton’s innings comes to an end. He’s caught at short third man off the bowling of Maharaj for 57.

3:55pm – Tom Banton win the race to 50! He gets there off 43 balls with five fours and three sixes.

3:52pm – That’s the 100 partnership for the two young openers in the 13th over.

3:43pm England Lions 78/0 after 10 overs. The Somerset pair of Tom Banton and Will Smeed are going nicely here.

3:23pm – England Lions 40/0 in the 6th over. Tom Banton has just put the ball over the Colin Atkinson Pavilion for a massive 6!

2:55pm – Tom Banton and Will Smeed will open the batting for England Lions. Lungi Ngidi will bowl the first over from the River End.

2:24pm – South Africa finish on 318/9.

2:22pm – That’s huge! David Miller brings up his 50 with an enormous six into the St James Street car park!

2:20pm – 1 over to go and South Africa are 300/9.

2:18pm – WICKET! South Africa 299/9. Sam Cook takes the catch at long on and Payne has another as Pretorius goes for 0.

2:16pm – WICKET! South Africa 299/8. Phehlukwayo is bowled by Payne for 13.

2:02pm – WICKET! South Africa 283/7. Khaya Zondo chops on and David Payne has a second wicket.

1:57pm – 5 overs to go and the tourists are 276/6.

1:52pm – WICKET! South Africa 268/6. Klaasen tries to flick David Payne off his legs and Jake Lintott takes a good diving catch. He goes for 51.

1:49pm – 50 for Klaasen. His half century comes from just 32 balls.

1:34pm – That’s the 50 partnership between David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen.

1:33pm – With 10 overs to go, South Africa are 234/5.

1:12pm – WICKET! Malan’s fine innings comes to an end and Rehan Ahmed has a third wicket. The opener is bowled for 103. South Africa 189/5.

1:10pm – 100 for Malan! That’s 100 for Janneman Malan from 112 balls. His innings has included 11 fours and one six.

1:06pm – WICKET! South Africa 182/4. Rassie van der Dussen (4) picks out David Payne and Rehan Ahmed has his second wicket.

12:56pm – WICKET! 170/3. Aiden Markram tries to go over the top, but Jake Lintott takes a good catch on the run in front of Gimblett’s Hill.

12:32pm – 25 overs gone and South Africa 121/2.

12:14pm – That’s 50 for Janneman Malan!

12:09pm – WICKET! South Africa 97/2. Reeza Hendricks edges Jake Lintott behind and Tom Banton takes the catch.

11:56am – 15 overs gone and South Africa are 74/1.

11:15am – WICKET! South Africa 17/1. Verreynne (11) top edges Sam Cook and Benny Howell runs around to take the catch.

11:00am – Sam Cook will open the bowling from the River End. Janneman Malan will face the first ball.

10:30am – South Africa win the toss and will bat first.


England Lions take on South Africa in a 50-over match at the Cooper Associates County Ground tomorrow (Tuesday July 12th).

Play will get underway at 11am.

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Tom Abell (Somerset) (Captain)
Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)
Tom Banton (Somerset) (WK)
Sam Cook (Essex)
Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
Steven Eskinazi (Middlesex)
Sam Hain (Warwickshire)
Adam Hose (Warwickshire)
Benny Howell (Gloucestershire)
Jake Lintott (Warwickshire)
David Payne (Gloucestershire)
George Scrimshaw (Derbyshire)
Will Smeed (Somerset)


Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director, said: “It’s always great when we can bring some of our best and highest potential players together, particularly to take on senior international opposition.

“The squad reflects a balance of England’s next best players and some future players of note, as well as high performers from this season’s Vitality Blast campaign.”

England Lions Captain, Tom Abell said: “To have been given the captaincy is a huge privilege for me. I’m incredibly proud to get the opportunity to lead the England Lions and hopefully I can put my best foot forward.

“It’s very special to have the other Somerset players involved. I’m thrilled that Bants and Smeedy are going to be involved and of course Adam Hose used to play here too. Having some close friends in the squad makes it even more special.

“It’s a massive opportunity for all of us and it will be a great challenge to come up against the South Africa side. We all know what Tom and Will are capable of. They’re supreme talents who put bums on seats, that’s for sure! They are extremely talented and hopefully they can show everyone what they’re capable of in a Lions shirt.

“To captain the Lions will be incredibly special, but to be able to do that here in Taunton is amazing. It’s going to be a real test for us all against international opposition, but the dream is to be able to play at the very top level and we will find out things about ourselves when we come up against the quality of players that we’ll be facing in these games.”


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