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

England v South Africa

England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

10.1

Bopara to Amla, no run, length delivery, angling in towards middle, turned into the leg side

10.2

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, full and drifting towards leg stump, flicked wristily round the corner to long leg

10.3

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

10.4

Bopara to Amla, no run, pitched up in the channel, driven straight to mid-off

10.5

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, full and sliding towards leg, shuffles across and plays the ball through backward square leg from in front of the stumps

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   RS Bopara 1-0-3-0

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

12.4

Bopara to Amla, no run, continues to bowl full, outside the line of off, punched to extra-cover

12.5

Bopara to Amla, no run, pitched up and angling in towards off, can't get him away through the off side again

12.6

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, full and on the stumps, clips a single through square leg

South Africa 62/1   RS Bopara 2-0-5-0

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

14.3

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, pitched up and angling in, worked through midwicket with a roll of the wrists

14.4

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

14.5

Bopara to Amla, no run, off cutter, tailing in and Amla inside-edges a defensive shot through his legs

14.6

Bopara to Amla, 1 run, pitched up outside off and languidly driven through the covers

South Africa 70/1   RS Bopara 3-0-9-0

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

20.6

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

South Africa 93/2   RS Bopara 4-0-11-0

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

22.2

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

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   RS Bopara 5-0-13-0

24.1

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

24.2

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

24.3

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

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

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   RS Bopara 6-0-18-0

26.1

Bopara to du Plessis, no run, keeps a tight line off stump, aims to work to the leg side but it goes straight back to the bowler

26.2

Bopara to du Plessis, OUT, gone! Du Plessis went too far across his stumps and loses his leg stump. He went down the pitch and outside off, the ball was angling towards the leg side and du Plessis missed his flick.

F du Plessis b Bopara 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

26.3

Bopara to Duminy, 3 runs, neat start from Duminy as he flicks a full delivery on middle wide of mid-on with a nice piece of timing and placement

26.4

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

26.5

Bopara to Duminy, no run, defends this to backward point

26.6

Bopara to Duminy, 1 run, comes forward outside off, gets a big stride and drives elegantly out to deep cover

South Africa 127/4   RS Bopara 7-0-23-1

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

28.6

Bopara to Duminy, no run, full outside off to Duminy, driven straight to cover as Bopara gets through another nippy over

South Africa 132/4   RS Bopara 8-0-26-1

40.1

Bopara to Peterson, no run, touch shorter but quite tight to off stump which means Peterson can only cut to point

40.2

Bopara to Peterson, 1 run, straighter this time, worked off middle through midwicket

40.3

Bopara to Duminy, no run, uses his feet to try and disrupt the length but can only bunt it back to Bopara

40.4

Bopara to Duminy, no run, on the pads, misses the bat and deflects to the leg side

40.5

Bopara to Duminy, no run, big shout for lbw, squeezed past the bat onto the back leg but looked to have pitched outside leg quite comfortably

40.6

Bopara to Duminy, FOUR, lovely shot, superb placement from Duminy as he cuts this late through backward point and beats third man

South Africa 192/6   RS Bopara 9-0-31-1

42.1

Bopara to Peterson, no run, hint of width outside off, but's chopped into the ground and bobbles back to Kieswetter

42.2

Bopara to Peterson, no run, cuts again and this time finds backward point

42.3

Bopara to Peterson, no run, full on off stump, comes forward and drives but sends it straight to mid-off

42.4

Bopara to Peterson, no run, finds the fielder yet again, Bopara gets away with this one which is a bit short and wide as Peterson picks out backward point

42.5

Bopara to Peterson, no run, full on leg stump, tries to work it away but misses out

42.6

Bopara to Peterson, no run, yes, he can. Full outside off, Peterson tries to drive but just gets a thick edge into the ground. Excellent over and a top spell from Bopara

South Africa 196/7   RS Bopara 10-1-31-1
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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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