South Africa tour of England, 3rd Test: England v South Africa at Birmingham, Jul 30-Aug 2, 2008
South Africa won by 5 wickets
30,31 July, 1,2 August 2008 (5-day match)
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27.4

Sidebottom to Amla, no run, pushed off the back foot

27.5

Sidebottom to Amla, no run, beaten by a total, ripping crackerjack of a jaffa! Angling across Amla, cutting back just a touch, he's beaten all ends up. Fine ball indeed - the best of South Africa's innings, I'd wager

27.6

Sidebottom to Amla, no run, on his legs, Amla times this with a neat flick but straight to Bell at a deepish short-leg

South Africa 94/2   HM Amla 0* (3b)
28.5

Flintoff to Amla, 1 run, Amla defends this to leg for a single

South Africa 96/2   HM Amla 1* (4b)
29.1

Sidebottom to Amla, 1 run, nudged off his hip

29.5

Sidebottom to Amla, no run, mistimed to mid-off

29.6

Sidebottom to Amla, no run, good leave by Amla

South Africa 100/2   HM Amla 2* (7b)
30.2

Flintoff to Amla, no run, fended to leg

30.3

Flintoff to Amla, no run, firmly forward and he defends solidly

30.4

Flintoff to Amla, no run, an attempted yorker but it's flying down the leg side

30.5

Flintoff to Amla, (no ball) 2 runs, a no ball as Amla punches this out to the off side

30.5

Flintoff to Amla, no run, a bouncer, easily evaded with a duck

30.6

Flintoff to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot

South Africa 104/2   HM Amla 4* (13b)
31.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, well-directed bouncer, zooming in towards the head, a sway away

31.6

Anderson to Amla, no run, boomed down the leg, the batsman just lifts his bat out of the way. A candidate for a one-day wide, that one

South Africa 105/2   HM Amla 4* (15b)
33.1

Anderson to Amla, no run, right up there in line with off, Amla strides forward to defend hard on the front foot

33.2

Anderson to Amla, no run, angled in on off, defended back down off the back foot

33.3

Anderson to Amla, no run, makes him play for the third ball in a row, crunch-defended into the covers

33.4

Anderson to Amla, no run, on off, a short one now which has Amla dancing on the back foot before offering a forthright fend down

33.5

Anderson to Amla, no run, tracks him now with a ball angling in from outside off and then coming in towards him, Amla sways back

33.6

Anderson to Amla, 2 runs, on off, forced out through the covers, Pietersen tiptoes round and returns with a one-armed, well, wang seems appropriate. Or side-sling

South Africa 111/2   HM Amla 6* (21b)
34.6

Flintoff to Amla, 3 runs, on middle and leg, pushed off toward midwicket, Panesar creates a comedy moment by tripping over his legs and he can see the funny side

South Africa 117/2   HM Amla 9* (22b)
35.1

Anderson to Amla, OUT, a big shout on middle and he's given it, the actual decision for the inside edge on to the pad as Amla, looking to turn it on to the on side, pops it forward and well caught by Anderson, superb stuff, running round, diving forward and stretching out his left under it

HM Amla c & b Anderson 9 (33m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

South Africa 117/3   HM Amla 9 (23b)
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