Matt Prior, fresh from escaping eviction from the Big Brother house added a healthy 33 off 50 balls, but it was Patel (scoring 60 off 71), Shah (46) and Morgan (47) combined that clinched the victory.
All this is good news for the England camp as it shows South Africa to be human beings rather than cricket-playing aliens. The Twenty20 game on Wednesday (England v South Africa, 4pm) promises to be an interesting one (though Matt Prior is still on thin ice).
Nightwatchgirl has patted herself on the back for her efforts in making the Lions a team that can win (along with Mascarenhas and Trott). She expects a call from the England selectors imminently.