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31-Aug-2008 08:47:00 GMT
South Africa tour of England 2008, One Day Series

England v South Africa 4th ODI at Lord's, London - Sunday August 31, 2008

London: The Kevin Pietersen fairytale continues. England took an unassailable 3-0 lead at The Oval, but for England's new and irrepressibly positive captain, he and his team have greater goals in their sights: a 5-0 whitewash.

Sunday's match represents another chance for South Africa the poor form of their senior players - Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher in particular - has prompted their coach, Mickey Arthur, to look ahead to the future. He wants the younger generation like Indian team, to stake a claim for their own futures, but also sees Lord's as the beginning of a new era.

Pitch Report: Though summer has only briefly threatened to arrive, Lord's has quickened up as the season has progressed. Yet it offers plenty of assistance to the bowlers - even more so when considering the humid, stormy conditions that are forecast for north London.


  • South Africa have only played once at Lord's before, back in 2003, and were beaten by seven wickets. Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson, who shared five wickets in that game, are the only surviving members of England's squad.
  • Not since 2006, in the VB Series, have South Africa lost three ODIs in succession. The last time they lost four matches in a row was against Sri Lanka in 2004, a series that they lost 5-0.

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