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

England v South Africa

England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

9.1

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, pitched up and swinging away a touch, Amla steers the ball to third man

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   JW Dernbach 1-0-5-0

11.1

Dernbach to Amla, no run, slower ball - Dernbach's first of what I expect will be many - pushed to point on the full

11.2

Dernbach to Amla, no run, full pace this time, aiming for a leg-stump yorker, Amla digs it out

11.3

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, slow leg-cutter, around the line of off, Amla waits on it and ticks into the leg side

11.4

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

11.5

Dernbach to Amla, no run, length ball, tailing in towards off stump, closes the face and works to midwicket

11.6

Dernbach to Amla, no run, another slower ball out the back of the hand, leaves Amla off the pitch and he mistimes a dab to third man, getting a bottom edge into the turf and through to Kieswetter

South Africa 60/1   JW Dernbach 2-0-7-0

16.1

Dernbach to Amla, OUT, gone! He's got Amla. Something that England have found hard to do this summer. Was a full delivery which nipped back into Amla as he went for a drive and it takes an inside edge into leg stump

HM Amla b Dernbach 43 (68m 51b 5x4 0x6) SR: 84.31

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

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   JW Dernbach 3-0-12-1

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

18.2

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

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

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   JW Dernbach 4-0-15-1

30.1

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, length ball outside off, dabbed towards point on the back foot

30.2

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, pitched up, full and straight, closes the face and works the ball to mid-on

30.3

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, very wide of the stumps this time, fired across and Duminy has to stretch his arms and toe-end the ball through backward point

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

30.6

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, length ball, pushed across the left-hander and left alone outside off

South Africa 141/5   JW Dernbach 5-0-16-2

32.1

Dernbach to Parnell, FOUR, pitched up, on the pads and Parnell sweetly times a drive wide of mid-on for four - that's the first boundary in almost nine overs

32.2

Dernbach to Parnell, no run, good response, back of a length and speared across, beats Parnell's prod outside off

32.3

Dernbach to Parnell, FOUR, another boundary this time, but chalk this one up to the bowler, who squares up Parnell with one that pitches on leg and leaves him, taking a thick edge to squirt through gully

32.4

Dernbach to Parnell, FOUR, another edge, this time through first slip! Good bowling from Dernbach, drawing the false stroke, but Kieswetter can't quite get there diving to his left

32.5

Dernbach to Parnell, OUT, got him this time, edged to the keeper! Three in three for Dernbach to Parnell, the edges got progressively thinner and this one ended up comfortably in Kieswetter's bread basket. Parnell fails to make the most of his lives and England have taken the box seat in this game

WD Parnell c †Kieswetter b Dernbach 13 (6m 8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 162.50

32.6

Dernbach to Peterson, no run, length ball, angled across a touch wide and tapped on the back foot towards gully

South Africa 155/6   JW Dernbach 6-0-28-3

34.1

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, length ball, pushed across, stays back and dabs one through backward point

34.2

Dernbach to Peterson, no run, full-pace yorker from Dernbach, drifts slightly wide of off stump as Peterson brings his bat down late and misses

34.3

Dernbach to Peterson, 2 runs, slower ball again, outside the line of off and tempting the drive, Peterson mistimes and inside-edges past his stumps

34.4

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, gets this slightly wrong, full toss wide of the stumps, slapped through the covers to the sweeper

34.5

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 leg bye, length ball, leg-stump line, Duminy doesn't connect cleanly and the ball dribbles away on the leg side

34.6

Dernbach to Peterson, no run, length ball angled across outside off, stays back and steers the ball to slip on the bounce

South Africa 165/6   JW Dernbach 7-0-32-3

36.1

Dernbach to Duminy, no run, good length, on leg stump, goes back and turns the ball straight to square leg

36.2

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, pushed across Duminy on a length, hangs back and glides a single down to third man with an open bat face

36.3

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, more line and length from Dernbach - this is very unsettling - Peterson taps the ball through gully on the back foot

36.4

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, pitched up around the line of off, presses forward and drives to mid-off, they take on the arm and get one comfortably

36.5

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, goes back to a fullish delivery, on the stumps, manages to get bat on it and turn through square leg

36.6

Dernbach to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball to end the over and Duminy is watchful, plays late and squirts the ball to third man

South Africa 177/6   JW Dernbach 8-0-37-3

45.1

Dernbach to Morkel, FOUR, nice shot, in fact a terrific shot, back of a length on leg stump and he whips it over midwicket with a strong bottom-hand flick. Classy.

45.2

Dernbach to Morkel, no run, gets back on a full length outside off, Morkel prods forward and gets an inside edge into his boot

45.3

Dernbach to Morkel, no run, on middle and off, pushed firmly to cover

45.4

Dernbach to Morkel, 1 run, bit of width outside off, Morkel guides down to third man

45.5

Dernbach to Peterson, 1 run, there's the slower ball, well directed on a full length, Peterson opens the face to third man

45.6

Dernbach to Morkel, 1 run, another good slower ball, almost defeated Morkel but he just waited long enough then guide the ball wide of the keeper

South Africa 211/8   JW Dernbach 9-0-44-3
Series Results
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Sep 5, 2012
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Lord's - Sep 2, 2012
England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 31, 2012
England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Southampton - Aug 28, 2012
South Africa won by 80 runs
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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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