South Africa tour of England, 2nd T20I: England v South Africa at Manchester, Sep 10, 2012
10 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)
0.3

Finn to Amla, FOUR, short and wide and steered through gully, this races away off the slick surface and third man will not get round to stop that

0.4

Finn to Amla, 4 leg byes, strays down the leg side, flicks the pad on its way and that's enough to take it past the diving Kieswetter to long leg

0.5

Finn to Amla, 1 leg bye, short ball, on the body, Amla tries to paddle round the corner, is hit on the thigh pad and it loops to square leg

South Africa 10/1   HM Amla 4* (3b 1x4)
1.1

Broad to Amla, no run, length ball, tight to off stump, punched on the front foot to cover

1.2

Broad to Amla, FOUR, pitched up outside off, Amla steps back and cream-crackers an airy drive through backward point for four

1.3

Broad to Amla, no run, dug in short, bouncer at the batsman and it does him for pace, Amla misses trying to hook

1.4

Broad to Amla, 3 runs, length ball, Amla steps out of his crease and opens his shoulders, scoops over extra-cover but it's well pulled in by the boundary rope

1.6

Broad to Amla, 2 runs, bounced again, Amla top-edges a hook over the keeper but Bairstow was fine at third man and prevents four

South Africa 20/1   HM Amla 13* (8b 2x4)
2.2

Finn to Amla, FOUR, length delivery and slapped in the air through the cover region again, Amla is just in unstoppable form, Buttler makes the ground but slips trying to pull it in and the ball squirts for four

2.3

Finn to Amla, no run, length ball, slightly wider on the crease and it fizzes through over the top of the stumps as Amla swishes at it

2.4

Finn to Amla, FOUR, short and at the stumps, Amla gets right across and shovels off his hip for four down to long leg, again the ball races away

2.5

Finn to Amla, no run, another good response from Finn, wide of off, very fast and Amla windmills his wrists through a big yahoo that fails to connect

2.6

Finn to Amla, FOUR, gets plenty of bat on this one, similar length ball outside off, slugged over backward point for four more

South Africa 32/2   HM Amla 25* (13b 5x4)
3.2

Swann to Amla, 1 run, over the wicket to Amla, flighted outside off, pushed to the cover sweeper

3.4

Swann to Amla, 1 run, fires this in full, quicker still as Amla advances, digs one out to long-on

3.6

Swann to Amla, no run, tossed up and smashed back, this time Swann snaffles it - dot ball and a very good over for England

South Africa 37/2   HM Amla 27* (16b 5x4)
4.3

Wright to Amla, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, worked towards midwicket for one

South Africa 38/3   HM Amla 28* (17b 5x4)
5.2

Swann to Amla, 3 runs, opens the face and guides past short third man, Patel trundles after it and makes a superb diving effort inches from the rope to prevent four

5.4

Swann to Amla, 1 run, dropped, Amla again! Slapped straight up into the air and Morgan shells a simple chance at mid-on

5.6

Swann to Amla, no run, low full toss outside off, bunged straight to cover on the full

South Africa 47/4   HM Amla 32* (20b 5x4)
6.2

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, slow legcutter, well directed and Amla flips through the leg side for just one

6.4

Dernbach to Amla, no run, good bowling from Dernbach, length ball nipping away off the pitch and the batsman plays and misses

6.5

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, full and straight, bunged straight at midwicket but they'll get through for one

South Africa 50/5   HM Amla 34* (23b 5x4)
7.1

Broad to Amla, FOUR, shuffles across, Broad tries to go full and even wider and Amla smears a square drive through backward point for four

7.2

Broad to Amla, no run, back of a length, at the man, miscues a pull shot and the ball drops short of Broad

7.3

Broad to Amla, FOUR, more wristy delight from Amla, goes back and across, steers the ball fine, beating third man - Amla has almost 75% of South Africa's runs at the moment

7.4

Broad to Amla, (no ball) 1 run, pitched up and driven to long-off - but Broad has overstepped

South Africa 60/5   HM Amla 43* (27b 7x4)
8.1

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, full length and very wide, manages to screw it through point

8.5

Dernbach to Amla, 2 runs, full length again, slower ball and chipped down the ground straight back past the bowler

8.6

Dernbach to Amla, 1 run, slower-ball bouncer, Amla can't get any power on it, pulls along the ground through square leg and that caps the innings, probably below par ... but again the rain is falling

South Africa 77/5   HM Amla 47* (30b 7x4)
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