South Africa tour of England, 3rd ODI: England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 31, 2012
England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
31 August 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
16.2

Dernbach to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, defended into the off side

16.3

Dernbach to de Villiers, no run, again coming back into the right hander, back of a length and de Villiers defends towards the bowler

16.4

Dernbach to de Villiers, FOUR, pushed down the leg side, takes a bit of bat as he glances it away and it wasn't that far from a catch to Kieswetter. On replays, Kieswetter sort of went too far. Would have been a stunning catch

16.5

Dernbach to de Villiers, 1 run, played out to midwicket

South Africa 78/2   AB de Villiers 5* (4b 1x4)
17.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, full outside off, de Villiers comes forward with bat and pad together...chance for de Villiers to build an innings today

17.2

Finn to de Villiers, 1 run, a little shorter, de Villiers chops it square into the off side and neither point or cover can prevent the run

17.5

Finn to de Villiers, no run, that shoots off the middle of the bat, full on middle and off, driven firmly to mid-on

17.6

Finn to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, glorious cover drive which he played with a slightly open face to make sure he threaded the gap in the off-side field

South Africa 84/2   AB de Villiers 10* (8b 2x4)
18.2

Dernbach to de Villiers, 1 run, comes forward to ball outside off, opens the face and guides to backward of point

18.5

Dernbach to de Villiers, no run, angled to backward point

18.6

Dernbach to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, punched from the back foot to cover

South Africa 87/2   AB de Villiers 11* (11b 2x4)
19.2

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, short outside off, deflected down to third man as he plays it late

19.4

Anderson to de Villiers, 1 run, dragged down short and wide but Anderson gets away with it as de Villiers cuts off the toe-end of the bat out to deep cover

South Africa 91/2   AB de Villiers 13* (13b 2x4)
20.1

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, gets a leading edge from de Villiers as he tries to work to leg and the ball just straighten on him but goes quickly to ground

20.2

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, full on middle, defended back to the bowler

20.3

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, keeping it full, important at Bopara's pace, and it's driven down to mid-off

20.4

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, this one is wide outside off, de Villiers shapes to cut and ends up playing over the top of the ball as it doesn't bounce too much

20.5

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, gets one away as he drives down to the ground to long-on

South Africa 92/2   AB de Villiers 14* (18b 2x4)
21.3

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, nicely bowled, beats the outside edge with a straighter delivery as de Villiers pushes forward

21.4

Tredwell to de Villiers, 3 runs, neatly played, brings out the paddle reverse sweep and gets it past a diving Kieswetter and through short third-man

21.6

Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run, goes for the pull and it isn't a million miles from midwicket but safe enough in the end

South Africa 99/2   AB de Villiers 18* (21b 2x4)
22.1

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, the ball continuing to shape into de Villiers, gentle pace from Bopara and it's played out to deep cover

22.4

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, on off stump, comes forward and defends square to point

22.5

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, pitched even fuller, timing not easy on this surface, de Villiers punches to mid-off

22.6

Bopara to de Villiers, no run, tight over from Bopara as de Villiers drives on the front foot but can't beat point

South Africa 101/2   AB de Villiers 19* (25b 2x4)
23.3

Tredwell to de Villiers, no run, on the back foot, whipped from off stump to square leg

23.4

Tredwell to de Villiers, FOUR, that's a lovely shot, uses his feet then lofts it over midwicket without too much force in the shot and places it between long-on and deep midwicket

23.5

Tredwell to de Villiers, 3 runs, and again, same shot and almost the same placement but this time Bell at long-on as able to get around the boundary

South Africa 113/2   AB de Villiers 26* (28b 3x4)
24.2

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, full outside off, de Villiers plays it late with an open face to third man

24.4

Bopara to de Villiers, 1 run, played with a touch more flourish as he whips it with his bottom hand to long-on

South Africa 118/2   AB de Villiers 28* (30b 3x4)
25.2

Tredwell to de Villiers, OUT, gone! Trying to repeat the flicks over midwicket he played in the last over but this time gets the shot too straight down the ground which allows Ian Bell to steady himself under the catch

AB de Villiers c Bell b Tredwell 28 (34m 31b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.32

South Africa 120/3   AB de Villiers 28 (31b 3x4)
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