NatWest Series [South Africa in England] - 3rd ODI

England v South Africa

England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

8.5

Anderson to Elgar, no run, back of a length, going across, squared up a touch and defended into the off side

8.6

Anderson to Elgar, no run, length ball on the stumps, gets forward and blocks back to the bowler

South Africa 50/1   D Elgar 0* (2b)

9.2

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, short of a length, pushed across the left-hander, tries to drive on the back foot and chops just past his own stumps

9.3

Dernbach to Elgar, FOUR, full and wide from Dernbach and Elgar leans into a square drive through point to get off the mark

9.4

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, length ball, sliding across, left alone

9.5

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, tight to off stump, good length, defends on the back foot to point

9.6

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, leaves the ball alone outside the line of off

South Africa 55/1   D Elgar 4* (7b 1x4)

10.3

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, pushed across on a fullish length, opens the face and steers one through backward point

10.6

Bopara to Elgar, no run, teasing delivery, leaving Elgar on a good length, stays back and fences at it uncertainly

South Africa 58/1   D Elgar 5* (9b 1x4)

11.4

Dernbach to Elgar, 1 run, full and wide of the wicket, gets forward and pushes through the covers

South Africa 60/1   D Elgar 6* (10b 1x4)

12.1

Bopara to Elgar, no run, fullish length delivery, on the stumps, nudged to midwicket who makes a tumbling stop

12.2

Bopara to Elgar, no run, angled across on a good length, tapped to cover

12.3

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, full and wide, driven to deep extra-cover

South Africa 61/1   D Elgar 7* (13b 1x4)

13.4

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, big appeal straight away, Elgar hit on the pad trying to nurdle a sweep, looked like it pitched outside the line and straightened too much anyway

13.5

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, flighted, around off and straightening, defended into the off side

13.6

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, tossed up outside off, connects with the sweep this time

South Africa 66/1   D Elgar 8* (16b 1x4)

14.1

Bopara to Elgar, no run, length ball, angled across, blocked into the off side

14.2

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, full and tight to off stump, drives through cover, taking his bottom hand off the bat

14.4

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, pushed across on a fullish length, dabbed into a gap in the cover region

South Africa 69/1   D Elgar 10* (19b 1x4)

15.4

Finn to Elgar, no run, full on off stump, Elgar defends square into the off side

15.5

Finn to Elgar, 1 run, fuller and a touch wider this time, gives Elgar to chance to drive and he guides it through the covers

South Africa 72/1   D Elgar 11* (21b 1x4)

16.6

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, short of a length, worked out to midwicket and there's almost a mix-up as they look for a single

South Africa 78/2   D Elgar 11* (22b 1x4)

17.3

Finn to Elgar, no run, good fielding at backward point by Morgan as Elgar drives firmly square into the off side

17.4

Finn to Elgar, 1 run, on middle and leg, gives him the chance to tuck it away backward of square on the leg side

South Africa 80/2   D Elgar 12* (24b 1x4)

18.1

Dernbach to Elgar, 1 run, full on off stump, Elgar likes to get onto the front foot wherever possible and then opens the face out to the sweeper on the cover boundary

18.3

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, beats him with a slower ball that grips a touch and takes him on the back leg but he's outside off stump

18.4

Dernbach to Elgar, 1 run, short and outside off, Elgar aims to pull it off the front foot but doesn't get much timing and gets a single wide of mid-on

South Africa 87/2   D Elgar 14* (27b 1x4)

19.1

Anderson to Elgar, 1 run, short of a length, worked wide of midwicket

19.3

Anderson to Elgar, 1 run, enough width to allow Elgar to open the face down to third man and for a moment he was looking for a second but Dernbach's throw was decent

19.5

Anderson to Elgar, no run, tight on off stump, defended firmly into the off side

19.6

Anderson to Elgar, no run, full on off stump, pushes forward with a slightly open face and finds cover

South Africa 91/2   D Elgar 16* (31b 1x4)

20.6

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, opens the face square into the off side and finds the gap

South Africa 93/2   D Elgar 17* (32b 1x4)

21.1

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, round the wicket, full on middle, pushed back down the pitch

21.2

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, sign of pressure building? Comes down the pitch then aims to go over the leg side and gets a thick inside edge through square leg

21.5

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, touch short to the left hander who can go onto the back foot and drive to the cover sweeper

South Africa 98/2   D Elgar 19* (35b 1x4)

22.2

Bopara to Elgar, no run, full on middle and off, pushed down the off side and Bopara dives, getting a hand on the ball, and mid-off tidies up to prevent the run

22.3

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, this time he beats the bowler with a firm push and mid-off is hanging back a little

South Africa 101/2   D Elgar 20* (37b 1x4)

23.1

Tredwell to Elgar, FOUR, manages to get a boundary but wasn't entirely convincing as he lofts Tredwell just over mid-on

23.2

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, that's smart batting, dabs into the off side to rotate the strike

23.6

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, full on middle, opens the face and plays it square into the off side...very good over for South Africa

South Africa 114/2   D Elgar 26* (40b 2x4)

24.1

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, driven square through the off side out to the cover sweeper

24.3

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, again he pushes towards mid-off who is too deep to cut off the single

24.5

Bopara to Elgar, no run, shorter this time, played off the back foot by Elgar back to the bowler

24.6

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, fuller on middle and off, worked towards mid-on who is also unable to prevent the run...tip and run in that over

South Africa 119/2   D Elgar 29* (44b 2x4)

25.1

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, waits on the back foot against a slightly short ball and pushes to deep cover

25.3

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, the batsmen crossed so this is Elgar and he works it away from middle and off through square leg

25.6

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, driven back to Tredwell

South Africa 122/3   D Elgar 31* (47b 2x4)

26.4

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, full outside off, Elgar comes forward and drives to the sweeper

South Africa 126/4   D Elgar 32* (48b 2x4)

27.2

Tredwell to Elgar, no run, touch quicker this time, on off stump and defended to the covers

27.3

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, now he goes a little slower, variation from Tredwell, and worked off the pads to deep square

South Africa 129/4   D Elgar 33* (50b 2x4)

28.1

Bopara to Elgar, 2 runs, short of a length, worked off leg stump and picks the gap between long leg and deep square

28.2

Bopara to Elgar, no run, back on off stump, pushed firmly to the bowler

28.3

Bopara to Elgar, no run, more tight stuff from Bopara, on off stump and Elgar can only defend to cover

28.4

Bopara to Elgar, no run, stringing the dots together as Elgar plays with a straight bat to the leg side

28.5

Bopara to Elgar, 1 run, dragged down a touch short, pulled away through midwicket but without any great timing

South Africa 132/4   D Elgar 36* (55b 2x4)

29.1

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, almost picks out long-on as he tries to release the pressure by going over the top...goes once bounce to Anderson

29.3

Tredwell to Elgar, 2 runs, well, Kieswetter almost plucked that out have seen the attempt to paddle it away and followed the shot but couldn't quite get a leap in

29.4

Tredwell to Elgar, 1 run, chipped down the ground to long-off

29.6

Tredwell to Elgar, 2 runs, tossed up slow outside off, that's well played as he opens the face and picks the gap between deep cover and long-off

South Africa 140/4   D Elgar 42* (59b 2x4)

30.4

Dernbach to Elgar, no run, full-bunger, right up in the blockhole, Elgar gets his bat down in defence

30.5

Dernbach to Elgar, OUT, bowled him, a slow legcutter! That's a corker of a delivery from Dernbach and it's his variations that have done for Elgar! The ball came out the back of the hand, pitched on a length and came back in to hit the top of off as Elgar played around it, foxed by the lack of pace and now back in the chicken coop himself

D Elgar b Dernbach 42 (88m 61b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.85

South Africa 141/5   D Elgar 42 (61b 2x4)
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England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Southampton - Aug 28, 2012
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Aug 31, 2012

Eoin Morgan played the best innings of the day, England v South Africa, 3rd NatWest ODI, The Oval, August 31, 2012

Eoin Morgan played the best innings of the day

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Aug 31, 2012

Eoin Morgan was named Man of the Match for his rapid half-century, England v South Africa, 3rd NatWest ODI, The Oval, August 31, 2012

Eoin Morgan was named Man of the Match for his rapid half-century

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