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)

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

South Africa 10/0   HM Amla 6* (11b 1x4)   JM Anderson 1.5-0-6-0

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

South Africa 16/0   GC Smith 8* (7b 1x4)   ST Finn 1.1-0-8-0

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

South Africa 24/0   HM Amla 15* (18b 2x4)   JM Anderson 2.3-0-14-0

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

South Africa 29/0   HM Amla 19* (19b 3x4)   JM Anderson 2.4-0-19-0

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

South Africa 40/0   HM Amla 27* (25b 4x4)   ST Finn 3.4-0-18-0

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   HM Amla 31* (27b 5x4)   ST Finn 4-0-22-0

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

South Africa 48/0   GC Smith 16* (22b 2x4)   JM Anderson 4.1-0-26-0

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

South Africa 55/1   D Elgar 4* (4b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 0.3-0-5-0

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

South Africa 77/2   AB de Villiers 4* (3b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 2.4-0-11-1

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   AB de Villiers 10* (8b 2x4)   ST Finn 6-0-31-0

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

South Africa 105/2   D Elgar 24* (38b 2x4)   JC Tredwell 2.1-0-14-0

Tredwell to de Villiers, FOUR, that's a lovely shot, uses his feet then lofts it over midwicket without too much force in the shot and places it between long-on and deep midwicket

South Africa 110/2   AB de Villiers 23* (27b 3x4)   JC Tredwell 2.4-0-19-0

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

South Africa 147/5   WD Parnell 5* (4b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 5.1-0-20-2

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

South Africa 151/5   WD Parnell 9* (6b 2x4)   JW Dernbach 5.3-0-24-2

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

South Africa 155/5   WD Parnell 13* (7b 3x4)   JW Dernbach 5.4-0-28-2

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

South Africa 171/6   JP Duminy 20* (26b 1x4)   ST Finn 6.4-0-37-0

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   JP Duminy 33* (45b 2x4)   RS Bopara 9-0-31-1

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

South Africa 202/7   RJ Peterson 21* (33b 1x4)   JM Anderson 8.1-0-42-1

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.

South Africa 208/8   M Morkel 5* (4b 1x4)   JW Dernbach 8.1-0-41-3





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