NatWest Series [South Africa in England] - 4th ODI

England v South Africa

England won by 6 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

0.1

Finn to Smith, no run, good length ball outside off, Smith steps forward and leaves

0.2

Finn to Smith, FOUR, too straight from Finn, full and on middle and Smith swings that bottom hand through a leg-side clump for four

0.3

Finn to Smith, 2 runs, pitched up a little more towards off stump, pushed between point and cover

0.4

Finn to Smith, no run, full, around the line of off, whipped to leg again but this time straight at midwicket

0.5

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball pushed through wide of the stumps, Smith leaves

0.6

Finn to Smith, no run, beats the outside edge this time with a lifter speared through in the corridor outside off, Smith fending on the back foot

South Africa 6/0   ST Finn 1-0-6-0

2.1

Finn to Smith, no run, length ball angled across and defended on the front foot

2.2

Finn to Smith, no run, touch wider, Smith opens the face and edges low towards slip

2.3

Finn to Smith, 1 run, pushed to mid-off and they steal one as Cook comes in to field

2.4

Finn to Amla, 1 wide, slides down the leg side - that'll be a wide

2.4

Finn to Amla, no run, back of a length, still not doing much through the air of off the pitch, left alone outside off

2.5

Finn to Amla, no run, short ball coming back in towards the batsman from outside off, defended to cover

2.6

Finn to Amla, no run, length ball, wide of the stumps and seaming back a touch, Amla shoulders arms

South Africa 12/0   ST Finn 2-0-8-0

4.1

Finn to Amla, no run, length ball outside off and defended back to Finn

4.2

Finn to Amla, no run, good length, wide of off and Amla is hit on the pad trying to flick through the leg side

4.3

Finn to Amla, no run, edged and dropped! Amla flashed at a back-of-a-length ball outside off, got a thick edge to second slip, where Tredwell shelled it! Got his hands in the wrong place and seemed to lose the flight at the last minute

4.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, full and wide and sliced to third man via a low outside edge

4.5

Finn to Smith, no run, round the wicket to Smith, length ball in the corridor and left alone

4.6

Finn to Smith, no run, pitched up a little more, shaping away and Smith steps out and leaves

South Africa 17/0   ST Finn 3-0-9-0

6.1

Finn to Amla, no run, beaten outside off, rare false stroke from Amla (ignoring all the edges England have dropped), pushing at a shorter ball that left him off the pitch

6.2

Finn to Amla, no run, coming back in this time and hits Amla on the knee roll, it was going over the stumps but good bowling from Finn

6.3

Finn to Amla, FOUR, cracking response from Amla, hooking a tracer bullet wide of the diving midwicket fielder, the ball scorching a trail to the boundary rope

6.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, pitched up outside off stump, punched back past the bowler for a single to mid-on

6.5

Finn to Smith, no run, round the wicket, length ball around the line of off, defended back to the bowler

6.6

Finn to Smith, no run, shorter length, tight line and Smith blocks on the back foot

South Africa 25/0   ST Finn 4-0-14-0

8.1

Finn to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot outside off

8.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, bit more width, drives and squirts a low edge through gully to the man on the fence

8.3

Finn to Amla, no run, touch short of a length in the corridor of befuddlement and Amla plays and misses on the back foot

8.4

Finn to Amla, no run, gets forward to defend a length ball towards cover

8.5

Finn to Amla, no run, hit on the front pad, length ball and it seams back in ... and England review the not-out decision. However, Finn's height means the bouncer would have taken it over, enough seam movement to send it down leg too, so England have now played their one DRS card

8.6

Finn to Amla, no run, another in-ducker on a length beats Amla flick to leg and hits the pad above the knee roll and probably outside off too

South Africa 28/0   ST Finn 5-0-15-0

16.1

Finn to Amla, 1 leg bye, length ball that nips back and strikes the thigh pad, they take a single towards point

16.2

Finn to Smith, 1 run, back of a length and angled down to third man

16.3

Finn to Amla, no run, a length ball again, off the pad outside off and it runs into the off side

16.4

Finn to Amla, 1 run, good length ball again, this a little straighter so it's worked down to long leg

16.5

Finn to Smith, 1 run, dropped again! Can you Adam and Eve it! It's a genuine nick from a fuller ball and Tredwell at first slip has allowed this straight through his hands, Kieswetter did dive across him but I think Tredwell has seen that all the way and doesn't get anywhere near catching it really

16.6

Finn to Amla, 1 run, straight again and tucked down to long leg

South Africa 57/0   ST Finn 6-0-19-0

18.1

Finn to Amla, no run, just outside off, played back and dropped towards the slip corner

18.2

Finn to Amla, no run, outside off, a shuffle across the stumps and a shovel back to the bowler

18.3

Finn to Amla, 1 run, back and dropped towards point, Smith calls Amla through for a sharp single

18.4

Finn to Smith, 1 run, full and driven on the bounce over the bowler, Cook slides at mid off to field

18.5

Finn to Amla, no run, wild waft outside off, played without foot movement, missed

18.6

Finn to Amla, no run, fuller and much straighter, blocked down to mid on

South Africa 68/0   ST Finn 7-0-21-0

36.1

Finn to Elgar, no run, round the wicket, pitching on a length outside off stump, shapes away from Elgar, who leaves

36.2

Finn to Elgar, 1 wide, full and wide, swings a bit further and the batsman stretches to drive, misses, and it's called wide

36.2

Finn to Elgar, no run, back of a length, plenty of width again, under-edged on to the pitch through to the keeper trying to cut

36.3

Finn to Elgar, no run, tighter line, coming back in towards the batsman, who blocks to the on side

36.4

Finn to Elgar, no run, touch short of a good length again, wide of the stumps and chopped on the bounce to point

36.5

Finn to Elgar, no run, feisty bumper from Finn, homing in on the throat and Elgar does well to get above it and block down on to the pitch

36.6

Finn to Elgar, 1 wide, short again, veering down the leg side - another wide

36.6

Finn to Elgar, 2 runs, full length, drifting towards leg stump, flicked round the corner for a couple as Anderson comes round from deep backward square

South Africa 145/4   ST Finn 8-0-25-0

38.1

Finn to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, de Villiers gets across but is beaten by the bounce trying to pull and wears this on his forearm

38.2

Finn to de Villiers, 2 runs, short and well wide of off, ABdV gets very far across to manufacture a pull through midwicket for a couple

38.3

Finn to de Villiers, no run, stays back in the crease and is beaten on the inside edge by a length ball that nips back a touch and possibly stays low

38.4

Finn to de Villiers, no run, full of a length, outside the line of off, played via bat and pad short on the off side

38.5

Finn to de Villiers, 1 run, short and slightly wide, driven with a angled bat through cover off the back foot

38.6

Finn to Elgar, no run, round the wicket to Elgar, slip in place, defends a back of a length ball in front of the wicket

South Africa 151/4   ST Finn 9-0-28-0

48.1

Finn to Peterson, FOUR, back of a length and a wild cut comes off an edge to fine third man, fortunate but effective

48.2

Finn to Peterson, no run, fuller, another swing outside off, missed this time

48.3

Finn to Peterson, 1 leg bye, went for the paddle to leg again but got it wrong from outside off and was struck on the pad, leg bye to cover

48.4

Finn to Elgar, no run, back of a length, ended up angling it off the shoulder of the bat to the keeper

48.5

Finn to Elgar, OUT, short, goes for the pull and gets a glove to the keeper. Tried to help a slower-ball bouncer around the corner but got there too early and provided a simple chance to Kieswetter

D Elgar c †Kieswetter b Finn 35 (86m 59b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.32

48.6

Finn to McLaren, 1 run, OUT, angled in and comes off the pads, cry for lbw, it runs to third man and as they come back for the second, third man has thrown down the stumps and Ryan McLaren is gone. Great work from Dernbach charging in off the boundary, a low, flat throw connects and finally England do something right in the field

R McLaren run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 215/8   ST Finn 10-0-33-1
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
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Aug 24, 2012
No result
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Sep 2, 2012

Eoin Morgan and Craig Kieswetter saw England home, England v South Africa, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 2, 2012

Eoin Morgan and Craig Kieswetter saw England home

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Sep 2, 2012

Ian Bell raises his bat after reaching fifty, England v South Africa, 4th ODI, Lord's, September 2, 2012

Ian Bell raises his bat after reaching fifty

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