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Nick Compton in the runs as England draw in Mumbai

Compton finds form in the Nick of time as he fights for opening spot against India

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23:21 GMT, 5 November 2012

Nick Compton spoke of his relief after grinding out a 'desperately needed' half-century to make a break in the race to open for England with Alastair Cook in the first Test against India.

With Joe Root — his rival for the second opening slot — falling for 24 on the final afternoon of the drawn three-day game against Mumbai A, Compton got his head down for an unbeaten 64 in 52 overs and put a nightmare start to his first senior tour behind him.

England have one more warm-up match, a four-day game against Haryana starting on Thursday, before the first Test begins in Ahmedabad on November 15.

Let me in: Nick Compton wants to be part of the England line-up for the first Test against India

Let me in: Nick Compton wants to be part of the England line-up for the first Test against India

MUMBAI 'A' vs ENGLAND

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Compton is now in pole position to pip Root to a debut cap.

'I definitely needed that,’ he said after beginning the tour with scores of nought and one. ‘It’s not been the ideal start but I just think you need to give yourself a bit of time. It is a new country, a new place to play, a new team, so perhaps I was a bit hard on myself.

'The most important thing was to spend time in the middle. I got the balance back and the feet going and I got the score I desperately needed.’

In contention: Joe Root is also an option for England

In contention: Joe Root is also an option for England

The Mumbai bowling may not have been
from the top drawer, but Compton built a reputation for remorselessness
during a first-class summer that brought him nearly 1,500 first-class
runs for Somerset and England Lions at an average of almost 100. He
looked in no mood to blow his chance after Root had padded up to a
Shardul Thakur delivery which swung in to trap him leg before.

That left 21-year-old Root with
scores of 28 and 24, plus a wicket for his occasional off-spin, but
Compton’s selection in the tour opener against India A last week
suggested he began the trip ahead — and his 162-ball stay looks set to
keep him there.

Cause for concern: Stuart Broad was unable to bowl for England on Monday

Cause for concern: Stuart Broad was unable to bowl for England on Monday

Jonathan Trott made 30 and there was
a gratifying cameo from Ian Bell, who was fortunate to be dropped first
ball at backward short leg, before England closed on 149 for two.

Vice-captain Stuart Broad took the
field in the morning after a scan confirmed he had a bruised left heel,
but he was unable to bowl and will be rested for the Haryana match.

Stuart Meaker was due to join the
tour this morning as cover for Steven Finn, who has a thigh niggle, and
could play on Thursday in a seam line-up also including Tim Bresnan and
Graham Onions.

Onions struck in his first over on Monday but it was left-arm spinners Monty Panesar and Samit Patel who
engineered a Mumbai collapse of eight for 76.

Of the home players on show, only
Cheteshwar Pujara, who made a classy 87 on Sunday, was named Monday
in a 15-man India Test squad that includes the recalled Singhs, Yuvraj
and Harbhajan. For Yuvraj, who will bat at No 6, it will be a first Test
appearance for a year, and an emotional return following a battle with
cancer.

Stuart Broad fitness boost ahead of England v India

Broad fit to lead England but sits out bowling after scan on heel injury

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09:18 GMT, 5 November 2012

Stuart Broad's hopes of featuring in the first Test against India were boosted on Monday morning when he lead England against Mumbai A, although he was unable to bowl after a scan on his heel injury.

Broad, official vice-captain to Alastair Cook in Tests, has been leading the team in this second tour match on their tour of India.

The fast bowler had to leave the field briefly on Sunday at the Dr DY Patil Sports Stadium, and it was announced after close of play that he would have a scan after feeling discomfort in his left foot.

On the field: Stuart Broad took part in England's game against Mumbai A

On the field: Stuart Broad took part in England's game against Mumbai A

England v Mumbai A

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The outcome was that he has bruised the joint, but nothing more serious.
He was, however, unable to take the new ball this morning – Graham Onions doing so instead, in partnership with James Anderson.

An England and Wales Cricket Board text update read: 'Scans show Broad has a bruised left heel.

'He is fit to field but won't bowl today. Progress will be monitored over next couple of days.'

Success: England players celebrate taking a wicket on Monday morning

Success: England players celebrate taking a wicket on Monday morning

Broad's injury is another complication England could do without, just 10 days before the first Test against India, after his fellow seamer Steven Finn also limped out of their opening tour match last week with a thigh strain.

Stuart Meaker has been called in as cover for Finn for the final warm-up match in Ahmedabad, against Haryana on Thursday, as long as visa issues can be settled in time for him to fly from England.

England"s batsman are targets for sledging… in the nets

England's batsman are targets for sledging already… in the nets

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21:44 GMT, 1 November 2012

England have prepared for their Test
trial by spin by employing unusual distraction techniques ahead of their
gruelling four-match series in India.

Practice sessions have taken place to
a backdrop of recorded crowd noises, while team psychologist Mark
Bawden has stood in adjoining nets in an effort to put the batsmen off
by clapping and sledging.

Come in No 6: Samit Patel celebrates after scoring a century against India A in Mumbai

On the pull: Patel

Come in No 6: Samit Patel celebrates scoring a century against India A in Mumbai to all but seal his Test place

India A v England

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As Samit Patel scored his first
senior century on England duty in the drawn three-day game with India A
in Mumbai, it emerged that Alastair Cook's side had used the training
methods during their pre-tour camp in Dubai.

And while team insiders concede there
is no substitute for the real thing, England have been determined to
replicate as far as possible the unique experience of batting in India's
noisy stadiums, on turning tracks, surrounded by close-in fielders.

Patel's high-class innings of 104,
following Cook's patient 119, looks to have secured him the No 6 spot
for the first Test at Ahmedabad, starting on November 15 – and suggested
the work in Dubai had not necessarily gone to waste.

Counter-attack: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit a run-a-ball half-century during England's innings

Counter-attack: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior hit a run-a-ball half-century during England's innings

Fast bowler Jimmy Anderson, who took
two wickets as India A closed on 124 for 4, an overall lead of only 67,
said: 'Samit was outstanding in this game. He showed great temperament,
played at his own tempo, and complemented Cooky really nicely.

'He plays spin very well. He was very
controlled and composed out there, and that's what you need in these
conditions. Often the crowd can be noisy out here, and there are a lot
of distractions and pressures created by men around the bat. That's what
you have to overcome.'

Patel also took the wicket of the
talented Ajinkya Rahane with his left-arm spin, caught by Anderson at
slip moments before the teams shook hands on the draw, and his all-round
potential has helped him leapfrog both Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow
in the race for a spot in the top six.

There were runs too for wicketkeeper
Matt Prior, who bashed 51 in 52 balls as England replied to India A's
first-innings 369 with a total of 426.

The second of England's three warm-up games before the first Test begins tomorrow against Mumbai A.

Warning signs: Part-time left-arm spinner Yuvraj Singh (right) picked up five England wickets

Warning signs: Part-time left-arm spinner Yuvraj Singh (right) picked up five England wickets

Star man: The day belonged to Patel after his fine century as England enjoyed the better of the draw

Star man: The day belonged to Patel after his fine century as England enjoyed the better of the draw

World Twenty20: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to make final

Herath and Mendis help Sri Lanka spin past Pakistan to make final

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17:40 GMT, 4 October 2012

Sri Lanka's spinners carried them through to the final of their home tournament, with a 16-run ICC World Twenty20 victory over Pakistan at the Premadasa Stadium.

Rival openers Mahela Jayawardene and Mohammad Hafeez top-scored with 42 on each side in this semi-final, but it was Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis who gave Sri Lanka the edge with five wickets between them after the hosts had posted 139 for four.

Sri Lanka's sixless innings was a curious affair, albeit on a slow and low surface – but Pakistan's run chase ran out of steam against Angelo Mathews and the spinners.

Final chance: Sri Lankan celebrate their victory over Pakistan to make the final in their own country

Final chance: Sri Lankan celebrate their victory over Pakistan to make the final in their own country

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Jayawardene played especially well, as he almost always does, after choosing to bat first.

The captain dominated a first-wicket stand of 63 with Tillekeratne Dilshan, reverse-sweeping expertly against spin and timing and placing his seven boundaries.

But he chipped a catch to short fine-leg off Shahid Afridi, and then Kumar Sangakkara made all except three runs in a stand of 24 until he was caught at long-on off Hafeez.

Umar Gul thought he had struck in the 18th over, Jeevan Mendis lbw to a yorker, only to discover he had overstepped. But two balls later, Gul got Dilshan in near identical fashion – the opener having taken 43 deliveries over his 35.

Stumped: Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara successfully stumps Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir

Stumped: Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kumar Sangakkara successfully stumps Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir

Missing out: Umar Akmal reacts after he misses to hit a boundary

Missing out: Umar Akmal reacts after he misses to hit a boundary

Thisara Perera and Mathews muscled 16 off Gul's final over, to give Sri Lanka a little breathing space for which they would be mighty thankful later.

Pakistan's reply might have been minus Imran Nazir for a duck, had Dilshan somehow clung on to a very tough diving chance at point off Mathews.

Instead, the first breakthrough did not come until there was 31 on the board when Nazir contrived to edge a forward-defensive at Ajantha Mendis on to his stumps – via pad and ground – in the spinner's first over.

Sharp fielding: Thisara Perera breaks the bails in an attempt to run-out Pakistan's captain Mohammad Hafeez

Sharp fielding: Thisara Perera breaks the bails in an attempt to run-out Pakistan's captain Mohammad Hafeez

Big appeal: Lasith Malinga unsuccessfully appeals for an LBW decision against Pakistan's Imran Nazir

Big appeal: Lasith Malinga unsuccessfully appeals for an LBW decision against Pakistan's Imran Nazir

Hafeez also escaped an early half-chance, when Herath could not hold a diving effort at long-on off Perera – nothing to the let-off the Pakistan captain would get on 24 when Lasith Malinga put down a straightforward one in the same position off Mathews.

The same bowler had already struck twice in four balls, however, when Jayawardene brought him back for the 10th over.

Nasir Jamshed went lbw to one that might have pitched just outside leg; then Kamran Akmal gave himself little chance to adapt to the awkward surface and somehow propelled an attempted big hit only as far as midwicket where Jayawardene himself took an easy catch.

Putting the runs on: Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis helps his side reach their total

Putting the runs on: Sri Lanka's Jeevan Mendis helps his side reach their total

Watching it all the way: Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot as Pakistan's wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal watches on

Watching it all the way: Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot as Pakistan's wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal watches on

Shoaib Malik was bowled by one that spun sharply from Herath (three for 25). But it was the dismissal of Hafeez, stumped on the charge to the slow left-armer, which turned the match Sri Lanka's way – and when the out-of-form Afridi was then bowled first ball, Pakistan were 91 for six.

They still had time to be competitive but were running out of the right men to find the boundaries, and in the end it was too much for Umar Akmal to do on his own.

World Twenty20 2012: England out after defeat to Sri Lanka

Reigning champions England crash out of World Twenty20 after defeat to Sri Lanka

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17:49 GMT, 1 October 2012

England came up short in defence of their ICC World Twenty20 title following the 19-run defeat to hosts Sri Lanka, and must head home before the semi-finals.

Stuart Broad's team spluttered to 18 for three, against Lasith Malinga – and despite a maiden Twenty20 international half-century from Samit Patel, could not sustain a telling recovery in pursuit of 169 for six at Pallekele.

Sri Lanka hit seven sixes in all, and it was clear England faced no easy task to win their last Super Eight match – as they had to if they were to qualify on net run rate ahead of West Indies.

Game over: Sri Lanka celebrate their comprehensive victory over T20 holders England

Game over: Sri Lanka celebrate their comprehensive victory over T20 holders England

Sri Lanka v England

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In the event, their attempt was
undermined from the outset as Malinga took three wickets in his first
over on his way to a career-best five for 31 in this format.

That was not quite the knockout blow,
England twice briefly threatening to put themselves back in contention.
But in the end – even with a late hand from Graeme Swann to help narrow
the margin – Patel (67) was left with too much to do on his own.

No Sri Lanka batsman had been able to
single-handedly dominate, after being put in under lights, Broad (three
for 32) faring best of the England bowlers.

But each kept hitting big shots – and
once Malinga got to work, it all proved far too much for the 2010
champions who had rarely convinced in a stuttering group campaign.

Steven Finn and Jade Dernbach used the
new ball well for them, until the latter dropped short in his second
over – and was hooked, by Mahela Jayawardene, and upper-cut, by
Tillekeratne Dilshan, for sixes.

Dernbach had already had Dilshan
dropped head-high at slip by Swann. But it was not a costly miss,
because Finn soon had the opener lbw bang in front.

Flummoxed: England were once again undone by spin as they surrendered their crown in Pallekele

Flummoxed: England were once again undone by spin as they surrendered their crown in Pallekele

Flummoxed: England were once again undone by spin as they surrendered their crown in Pallekele

Jayawardene played and missed at some
early drives but then batted serenely, as he almost always does, to help
his team to 74 for one at the halfway mark.

The 11th over, however, brought an advantageous trade-off for England – eight runs off Swann, and two wickets.

Swann had Jayawardene well-held by
Eoin Morgan, diving in at deep midwicket, and then Kumar Sangakkara
controversially caught-behind next ball.

Sangakkara appeared perplexed to be
given out by Steve Davis, and replays did not obviously demonstrate any
contact with the bat – but Jonny Bairstow, keeping wicket in place of
the dropped Craig Kieswetter, did not mind about that.

Sri Lanka had to start again, with two men in on nought.

But Jeevan Mendis immediately swept
and then slog-swept Swann for boundaries, and at the other end Angelo
Mathews climbed into two off-drives for boundaries off Broad.

After the fourth-wicket pair shared a
half-century stand in five overs, Broad returned to become the second
England bowler to put himself on a hat-trick.

Broad appeal: The England captain took three wickets as Sri Lanka posted a total of 169

Broad appeal: The England captain took three wickets as Sri Lanka posted a total of 169

Broad appeal: The England captain took three wickets as Sri Lanka posted a total of 169

He had Mendis mis-pulling to midwicket, and then Mathews edging on to his stumps as he tried the same shot.

Once more, two new batsmen were in on
nought. But again, they flourished – Thisara Perera especially with some
muscular hitting to give the hosts the edge at the interval.

That narrow advantage was soon much broader when Malinga, held back until the third over, made an instant and terminal impact.

Luke Wright cut him hard but straight
to point, where Dilshan took the catch; Bairstow, promoted to number
three, lasted only two balls before falling for a change of pace and
getting underneath one to mid-off, and Alex Hales was perhaps a little
unfortunate to be given out lbw.

Patel breathed some life into
England's reply nonetheless, energising a 55-run stand with Morgan as he
took particular toll of Ajantha Mendis with a string of off-side
boundaries.

Man of the moment: Malinga was the star with the ball as England came up well short of the hosts' total

Man of the moment: Malinga was the star with the ball as England came up well short of the hosts' total

Man of the moment: Malinga was the star with the ball as England came up well short of the hosts' total

But Morgan was to fall lbw, trying to
reverse-sweep Akila Dananjaya, and then Ravi Bopara – recalled here as
the extra batsman in place of Kieswetter – confirmed he is still out of
form when no match for Jeevan Mendis' leg-spin variations.

Patel carried on regardless to and beyond an impressive 37-ball 50, containing seven fours and a six.

But no significant support was
forthcoming until Swann helped him plunder 51 from just 28 balls to keep
England in with the slimmest of chances until almost the end.

Malinga returned, however, to bowl Patel off-stump as he made room in the penultimate over.

An inexperienced England line-up
therefore exited, with hints of their potential if nothing more
tangible, from a tournament which perhaps came too soon for several
talented but still developing cricketers.

World Twenty20 2012: Sri Lanka beat new Zealand

Sri Lanka edge thriller against New Zealand as it takes 'super over' to separate teams

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15:01 GMT, 27 September 2012

Sri Lanka won the opening match of the World Twenty20 Super Eights in dramatic fashion after a 'super over' was required to settle the clash with New Zealand in Pallekele.

Batting first in the extra over, Sri Lanka made 13 without managing to hit a boundary off Tim Southee, who bowled two costly wides.

That left New Zealand needing to score 14 to claim victory but they fell well short as Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga proved too good for Black Caps openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum.

Just about: Mahela Jayawardene and his team celebrated a thrilling win on home turf

Just about: Mahela Jayawardene and his team celebrated a thrilling win on home turf

SRI LANKA V NEW ZEALAND

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The match went to the eliminator after Sri Lanka batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was run out in hugely fortuitous fashion off the final ball of the game with the scores tied on 174.

Set a tough 175 for victory, Sri Lanka looked favourites for much of their run chase thanks to openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (76 off 53) and Mahela Jayawardene (44 off 26).

Even when man-of-the-match Dilshan was run out in the penultimate over Sri Lanka still seemed in control, needing only 14 needed off 10 balls with six wickets in hand.

However, New Zealand turned up the heat on the new batsmen and the Black Caps suddenly looked the likely winners as Sri Lanka were left needing five runs off the final two balls of the match.

The pendulum swung back Sri Lanka's way again when Thirimanne used a ramp shot to deflect the first of those two deliveries for four but, with one run needed off the final ball, New Zealand enjoyed a huge slice of luck.

Support: The colourfully clad home crowd were out in full force

Support: The colourfully clad home crowd were out in full force

Gotcha! Lahiru Thirimanne didn't quite make it back to his crease to prevent being run out

Gotcha! Lahiru Thirimanne didn't quite make it back to his crease to prevent being run out

Black Caps captain Ross Taylor looked to have cost his side the game when, standing over the stumps at the non-striker's end, he failed to collect James Franklin's throw with Thirimanne short of the crease as he attempted to scramble a single.

However, the ball bounced out of Taylor's hands and on to the stumps and, after a lengthy wait while replays were studied to determine if it was indeed the ball that had dislodged the bails and the diving Thirimanne was out of his ground, the run out was confirmed.

That sent the match to the super over, where Sri Lanka edged home to claim a thrilling win.

Earlier, New Zealand's top order had powered their side to 174 for seven after winning the toss, with Rob Nicol top-scoring with 58 off 40 balls and Guptill (38), Brendon McCullum (25) and Taylor (23) also contributing quick runs.

Physical: Nathan McCullum of New Zealand collided with Tillakaratne Dilshan in an exciting encounter

Physical: Nathan McCullum of New Zealand collided with Tillakaratne Dilshan in an exciting encounter

Ouch! Akila Dananjaya was struck in the face by the ball

Ouch! Akila Dananjaya was struck in the face by the ball

World Twenty20 2012: England capitulate against India

England in a spin as Colombo capitulation gives India momentum heading into Super Eights

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17:01 GMT, 23 September 2012

England were comprehensively beaten by India in their World Twenty20 Group A match in Colombo on Sunday.

Having been set an achievable 171 to win, Stuart Broad's side capitulated against spin as they were skittled out for just 80 runs.

Shocker: Hales (above) and Morgan (below) are both clean bowled

Shocker: Hales (above) and Morgan (below) are both clean bowled

Shocker: Hales (above) and Morgan (below) are both clean bowled
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Rohit Sharma passed 50 for India, whose leading wicket-taker was Harbhajan Singh with four.

More to follow…

Plenty to ponder: Luke Wright trudges back to the pavilion

Plenty to ponder: Luke Wright trudges back to the pavilion

World Twenty20 2012: AB de Villiers steers South Africa to victory over Sri Lanka in seven-over encounter

De Villiers steers South Africa to victory over Sri Lanka in seven-over encounter

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South Africa thrashed World Twenty20 hosts Sri Lanka in Hambantota after a rain delay reduced their Group C showdown to a seven-overs-a-side match.

Captain AB de Villiers crunched 30 from 13 balls in South Africa's 78 for four and Sri Lanka never threatened to go close to that imposing total, limping instead to 46 for five.

Fortunately, given it would have been a cruel way to go out, today's match only determined which of the two teams would finish top of the group, not which would go through to the Super Eight stage. Both were already assured of advancing, after wins over Zimbabwe.

On the front foot: AB de Villiers lashes out in Hambantota

On the front foot: AB de Villiers lashes out in Hambantota

South Africa v Sri Lanka

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South Africa lost Richard Levi to the
fourth ball of the innings, to a brilliant diving catch by Dilshan
Munaweera off the bowling of Nuwan Kulasekara, before Hashim Amla
clubbed three boundaries over the infield to make a swift 16.

Amla was stumped by Kumar Sangakkara off Rangana Herath, and that brought De Villiers to the batting strip.

Angelo Matthews briefly clamped the
brakes on with a tidy fourth over, but Herath then began to take
punishment as De Villiers seized the initiative.

Stumped: Hashim Amla is dismissed by Kumar Sangakkara

Stumped: Hashim Amla is dismissed by Kumar Sangakkara

A swept four from the first ball of the fifth over by the skipper was followed by a vicious punch over the ropes for six.

De Villiers fell when Jeevas Mendis
showed safe hands at mid-off to give Lasith Malinga a wicket, having
been taken for 14 runs in the preceding five deliveries by the same
batsman.

On 65 for three going into the final
over, South Africa lost Faf du Plessis but JP Duminy played a clever
scoop shot to the boundary from the fifth ball before drilling a
straight six to end the innings.

Tillakaratne Dilshan fell in the first over of Sri Lanka's reply, brilliantly run out by wicketkeeper De Villiers.

Falling down: Tillakaratne Dilshan is run out by De Villiers

Collision course: Tillakaratne Dilshan is run out by De Villiers

Collision course: Tillakaratne Dilshan is run out by De Villiers

Mahela Jayawardene had struggled to
get the ball away so it was perhaps to Sri Lanka's advantage that he was
dismissed for four at the end of the second over.

Yet at eight for two, the home side already looked to be batting in a lost cause.

They rode their luck when Albie Morkel dropped a steepler to hand Sangakkara a life.

The same batsman was soon on his way though, top-edging an attempted pull shot to De Villiers.
Perera and Dilshan Munaweera perished when hitting out in the closing two overs, Sri Lanka's hopes long over.

LIVE: England v South Africa – T20, Old Trafford

LIVE: England v South Africa – Follow the score from the second T20 match at Old Trafford

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England take on South Africa at Old Trafford on Monday night in what is the second contest of a three-match Twenty20 series.

With the World Twenty20 coming up in Sri Lanka later this month, both sides will be looking to gain some momentum in the shortest format of the game before they depart these shores.

Stuart Broad's England side will be looking to level the series at Old Trafford having lost the series opener by seven wickets at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

England are aiming to beat South Africa for the first time in a series this summer having lost 2-0 over three Tests and drawn 2-2 over five one-day internationals.

Expected to feature for the home side alongside Broad are fellow Twenty20 stalwarts Eoin Morgan and Graeme Swann, while the world class trio of Jacques Kallis, AB De Villiers and Dale Steyn will feature for the tourists.

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Jumping Jacques flash: Kallis bludgeoned South Africa to victory at Durham

Jumping Jacques flash: Kallis bludgeoned South Africa to victory at Durham

England v South Africa – live score, T20, Durham

LIVE: England v South Africa – Follow the score from the first T20 match in Durham

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England take on South Africa at Chester-le-Street in Durham on Saturday afternoon in what is the first contest of a three-match Twenty20 series.

With the World Twenty20 coming up in Sri Lanka later this month, both sides will be looking to gain some momentum in the shortest format of the game before they depart these shores.

England – who are aiming to beat South Africa for the first time in a series this summer having lost 2-0 over three Tests and drawn 2-2 over five one-day internationals – see captain Stuart Broad return, having been rested for the 50-over series.

Also expected to feature for the home side alongside Broad are fellow Twenty20 stalwarts Eoin Morgan and Graeme Swann, while the world class quartet of Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will feature for the tourists.

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Ready to go: England captain Stuart Broad (left) with his South African counterpart AB De Villiers

Ready to go: England captain Stuart Broad (left) with his South African counterpart AB De Villiers