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

England v South Africa

England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

0.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length, outside off stump, not much movement and Amla stays in the crease, pats back to the bowler

0.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, length ball angling in towards off stump, solid forward defensive

0.3

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, slings this down the leg side, length delivery and slapped through backward square leg with a flick of the wrists, Steven Finn doing his Bambi impression on the boundary to prevent four

0.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, good length ball outside off, swinging away a touch and left alone

0.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitched up around middle and off, just holding its line and Amla punches a drive back at Anderson, who stopsthe ball with his boot

0.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, shoots through a touch low, delivered on a length outside off, blocked on the back foot

South Africa 2/0   JM Anderson 1-0-2-0

2.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length, outside off and coming back in, Amla miscues a hook shot into the off side

2.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, back of a length, leaving Amla and he swishes at it unsuccessfully

2.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone outside off this time

2.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, pitched up outside off stump and punched to extra-cover

2.5

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, full and outside the line, leans forward and drills a drive fine, past mid-off and away for the first boundary of the innings

2.6

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, on the stumps, gets across and flicks through square leg

South Africa 12/0   JM Anderson 2-0-8-0

4.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, full length delivery, Amla gets forward and nudges the ball to mid-on

4.2

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, back of a length, opens the face a guides the ball towards third man

4.3

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Amla flicks with a flourish, a cover drive trumping a Bopara dive and the ball racing for four

4.4

Anderson to Amla, 1 wide, slides down the leg side - that's a wide

4.4

Anderson to Amla, FOUR, on the stumps, drifting towards leg and Amla utilises his springloaded wrists to whip four through backward square leg, the bat facing fine leg by the end of the stroke

4.5

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, touch full, on off stump, pushed to mid-on on coming forward and they take one

4.6

Anderson to Smith, no run, better line and length, drawing Smith out of his crease, he shoulders arms

South Africa 30/0   JM Anderson 3-0-20-0

6.1

Anderson to Smith, no run, full and angled across, punched back to the bowler on the front foot

6.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, dug in short this time, Smith rides it and the ball rolls towards the slips

6.3

Anderson to Smith, no run, advances aggressively, Anderson drags his length back and Smith doesn't connect properly with a swipe across the line, the ball rolling to mid-on

6.4

Anderson to Smith, no run, pitched up at the stumps, turned to the man at midwicket

6.5

Anderson to Smith, 1 run, full and wide of off, Smith crabs his way outside the line and drives down the ground, mid-off comes across

6.6

Anderson to Amla, 1 run, wide of the stumps, length ball, Amla sidles across and whips a single past midwicket

South Africa 34/0   JM Anderson 4-0-22-0

8.1

Anderson to Smith, FOUR, strays down the leg side, flicked business-like round the corner for four to fine leg

8.2

Anderson to Smith, no run, pushed across, wide of off, blocked back down the wicket

8.3

Anderson to Smith, 2 runs, short and pulled through deep square leg for a couple

8.4

Anderson to Smith, OUT, advances and gone, bowled! Looks like Anderson rolled his fingers over the ball, again Smith's impatience got the better of him and he missed tried to pull through the on side, the ball flipping the leg bail off on its way through

GC Smith b Anderson 18 (37m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.00

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   JM Anderson 5-0-28-1

19.1

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

19.2

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

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

19.4

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

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   JM Anderson 6-0-32-1

37.1

Anderson to Duminy, no run, full, on the stumps, possibly a slower delivery from Anderson and Duminy is this far from chipping it back into Anderson's hands

37.2

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, length, outside the line of off, pushed through point but they only get one, despite a misfield

37.3

Anderson to Peterson, no run, beats the outside edge, Peterson hesitant in the crease poking his bat at a length ball darting across his bows

37.4

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, a thick outside edge playing back flies through backward point

37.5

Anderson to Duminy, no run, length ball, offcutter this time, pitching on middle and rolling across, Duminy mistimes a dab and the ball bounces through to Kieswetter

37.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, full, on the stumps, pushed to mid-on coming forward

South Africa 179/6   JM Anderson 7-0-34-1

39.1

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, good length, touch straight and worked off the legs through midwicket

39.2

Anderson to Peterson, no run, tight line, length delivery, stays back and chops into the ground, fielded by point

39.3

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, steers another length ball through backward point to the man on the fence

39.4

Anderson to Duminy, 1 run, length ball, pushed across into the channel, Duminy gets forward and guides another single to third man

39.5

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, stays on the back foot and works the ball into a gap at midwicket but they can't turn one into two

39.6

Anderson to Duminy, no run, fullish length ball, pushed across outside off and driven to cover

South Africa 187/6   JM Anderson 8-0-38-1

44.1

Anderson to Peterson, FOUR, dropped in short on off stump and that sits up nicely, Peterson pulls it powerfully through midwicket...bit of freebie from Anderson

44.2

Anderson to Peterson, 1 run, full outside off, pushed firmly towards mid-off and he sets off straight away

44.3

Anderson to Steyn, OUT, another one goes...a good delivery from Anderson. Full on off stump, the ball holds its line, and Steyn played all around it. Jimmy will have enjoyed that.

DW Steyn b Anderson 1 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

44.4

Anderson to Morkel, no run, full again, on middle and off, Morkel gets behind it and plays to the off side

44.5

Anderson to Morkel, no run, keeps it full, just a hint of movement, played to the covers

44.6

Anderson to Morkel, 1 run, starts on middle and leg, shapes away from the left hander who pushes firmly down the ground to mid-off

South Africa 204/8   JM Anderson 9-0-44-2

46.1

Anderson to Morkel, no run, tries to find third man again but only gets it as far as backward point

46.2

Anderson to Morkel, no run, full outside off, driven square to the man at backward point again

46.3

Anderson to Morkel, OUT, cleaned up! Another for Anderson. Came into Morkel from round the wicket and scooted between bat and pad to take middle and off stump

M Morkel b Anderson 7 (8m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

46.4

Anderson to Tsotsobe, OUT, given lbw! Tsotsobe uses the review that's left. May as well. Was trapped on the back foot. Maybe going over? He's not hit it. Just clipping the top of leg stump so that will stay on the field.

LL Tsotsobe lbw b Anderson 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 211/10   JM Anderson 9.4-0-44-4
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South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
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England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 31, 2012
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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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