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England beat South Africa by 6 wickets

England has beaten South Africa by six wickets in the fourth one-day international at Lords to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Ian Bell hit 88 from 137 balls, with a six and eight fours, as England closed on 224-4, overhauling South Africa's 220-8 with 20 balls to spare today.

cricket Updated: Sep 03, 2012 00:19 IST

England has beaten South Africa by six wickets in the fourth one-day international at Lords to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Ian Bell hit 88 from 137 balls, with a six and eight fours, as England closed on 224-4, overhauling South Africa's 220-8 with 20 balls to spare on Sunday.

Bell put on a second-wicket stand of 141 with Jonathan Trott, who was England's next highest scorer with 48.

Dale Steyn had South Africa's best bowling figures with 2-47.

Earlier spinner James Tredwell atoned for dropping two catches by claiming 3-35, while medium pacer Ravi Bopara took 2-34.

Wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter had three stumpings and two catches while Hashim Amla, who was dropped on 4 by Tredwell, was the tourists' top scorer with 45.