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)
1.1

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, length delivery, touch down the leg side and chopped through square leg with relish by Smith, to get him off the mark

1.2

Finn to Smith, no run, angled across outside off, Smith gets outside the line of off stump and pushes back to the bowler

1.3

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball, pushed across the left-hander again, punched back down the track and Finn gets a hand on it

1.4

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, pitched up around the line of off, Smith closes the face and squirts it through square leg for another couple

1.5

Finn to Smith, no run, shorter length, tries to pull the ball late and is hit on the body

1.6

Finn to Smith, no run, beaten outside the off, though Smith drew his bat away ... and again Finn flicks off the bails, to Smith's evident displeasure, though Dharmasena is apparently happy to live with it

South Africa 6/0   ST Finn 1-0-4-0
3.1

Finn to Smith, FOUR, too straight to Smith, who again closes the face and clips a four through midwicket

3.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, pushed back wide of the mid-on for a single

3.3

Finn to Amla, no run, back of a length, good angle in towards off stump, Amla tries to flick through the leg side and misses, hit on the pad but it was quite high

3.4

Finn to Amla, no run, bit of width, the ball jagging back in off the surface and Amla French cuts on to his pads

3.5

Finn to Amla, 1 run, full length ball on the stumps, pushed back past the bowler and mid-on gets across

3.6

Finn to Smith, no run, pitched up around the line of off, blocked into the leg side

South Africa 18/0   ST Finn 2-0-10-0
5.1

Finn to Amla, 1 run, fullish length delivery on the stumps, worked through backward square for a single

5.2

Finn to Smith, no run, touch short, pushed across Smith, who turns the ball straight to to midwicket

5.3

Finn to Smith, no run, pitched up around off stump, driven back and Finn fields in his follow-through

5.4

Finn to Smith, no run, back of a length outside the line of off, deflected towards point

5.5

Finn to Smith, no run, dug in short at the man, Smith pulls meatily into the ground, it bounces high but Bell makes a Collingwood-esque stop at square leg to prevent a run

5.6

Finn to Smith, 1 run, tip and run to mid-on, Cook picks up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end ... but Smith was safe

South Africa 32/0   ST Finn 3-0-12-0
7.1

Finn to Amla, no run, length delivery in the corridor outside off, worked to midwicket

7.2

Finn to Amla, 1 run, touch wider this time, Amla opens the face of the bat and guides the ball past slip to third man

7.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, full toss, around leg stump, Smith only gets one with a shovel through square

7.4

Finn to Amla, FOUR, short ball, homing in on the batsman, Amla rocks back and plays a lofted pull over midwicket - that was almost an ungainly stroke from Amla. Almost

7.5

Finn to Amla, no run, back of a length outside off, tapped into the covers

7.6

Finn to Amla, FOUR, pitched up outside off stump, too wide and Amla punches a tennis-ball drive in front of extra-cover for another boundary

South Africa 44/0   ST Finn 4-0-22-0
15.1

Finn to Amla, no run, full on middle, whipped very sweetly - it zings of his bat - but straight to midwicket

15.2

Finn to Amla, no run, a punchy drive to a full ball outside off stump, again the timing is great but placement just a little off as he picks out the fielder

15.3

Finn to Amla, 1 run, comes forward and drives to mid-off, doesn't quite time this one as the bat twists in his hand...mid-off, Cook, is in quickly and Amla has to get a scamper on

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

15.6

Finn to Amla, 1 run, an elegant, wristy, pull from Amla as Finn drops short and the ball sits up on a gentle pitch to give him plenty of time

South Africa 73/1   ST Finn 5-0-25-0
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

17.3

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

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   ST Finn 6-0-31-0
35.1

Finn to Duminy, no run, length ball outside the line of off, blocked into the off side

35.2

Finn to Duminy, 1 run, drags this down, short of a length, Duminy steps away and hacks a cut through cover-point

35.3

Finn to Peterson, 1 run, gets forward and pushes a length delivery through the covers for one

35.4

Finn to Duminy, FOUR, too straight from Finn, on to the pads and Duminy casually tickles it fine for four

35.5

Finn to Duminy, no run, length ball, on middle, pushed back to the bowler

35.6

Finn to Duminy, 1 run, full length, speared across and driven on the front foot to the cover sweeper

South Africa 172/6   ST Finn 7-0-38-0
38.1

Finn to Peterson, 1 run, short and wide, cuts this through point in the air

38.2

Finn to Duminy, 1 run, fuller length, Duminy plays a slightly awkward drive-cum-cut and spoons a leading edge between cover and extra-cover

38.3

Finn to Peterson, no run, back of a length and wide of the stumps, Peterson has a swish and misses

38.4

Finn to Peterson, 1 run, pushed across on a length, stays a bit low and toe-ended through gully

38.5

Finn to Duminy, 1 run, line and length, Duminy leaves his crease and steers one to third man

38.6

Finn to Peterson, no run, touch short of a length, plenty of width and Peterson plays and misses again

South Africa 183/6   ST Finn 8-0-42-0
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