Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
50(32) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 0 2 7 12 20
HM Amla
36(27) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %39%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 0 2 8 9 2 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

TT Bresnan
O2.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O3.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

  • Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7QU. (Phone: 0844 635 1092)

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

3-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Match days

12 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentary

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Alan Gardner

END OF OVER:
11 | 12 Runs | SA: 90/5 (29 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.18, RRR: 3.22)

  • JA Morkel17 (14b)
  • JH Kallis8 (5b)
  • JW Dernbach2-0-14-0
  • TT Bresnan2-0-14-2

10.25pm: That's it for us for the summer, an English international season that has been somewhat turbulent, tear-stained and, often, truncated by the rain. Thanks for all your comments and feedback - we'll all be back in a week's time to bring you the World Twenty20, in all its glory. Speaking of which, we've got a fantasy game that might tickle you. Right, nighty night. See you again in Sri Lanka.

10.20pm: Here we go with the presentations, in the cold Birmingham night air. England captain, Stuart Broad: "Jos's was a game-changing innings. We know how good he is, he's shown on the county circuit that he does that, he's done it on the international scene now. It's always nice when you've got a guy who can hit it into the top tier and that was highly impressive. Jos was promoted up the order and those ten balls changed that game. Graeme Swann was fantastic, as was the debutant, Danny Briggs. It was great to get him a game, we thought the conditions would suit him and he did fantastically well. We've got a squad that can do well in Sri Lanka but we don't want to look too far ahead."

AB de Villiers, South Africa's captain: "I thought we were completely outplayed today. We didn't start well and I made a few tactical errors. Probably we should have bowled Faf du Plessis, a bit more spin, and we made mistakes in the field. There are lots of positives for the World T20, we've played some good cricket all summer and we're looking forward to Sri Lanka."

Jos Buttler is named Man of the Match: "It's nice it came off, it was one of those days, nice to bat with Craig, I swung hard and it came off. International cricket hasn't gone quite as I'd hoped so far, so it's nice to contribute to a winning side. Briggsy and Swann bowled well up front, so it's good preparation for Sri Lanka."

Man of the Series, Craig Kieswetter: "It's good to see Michael Lumb back in an England shirt. We're a lot younger than the side that went to the West Indies but we've got serious confidence and serious talent. There are four or five teams out there that are able to the win the tournament., so we've got to make sure we get off to a good start."

10.10pm: England turned the amps up, as Nigel Tufnell (and one of our readers earlier in the innings) would have it, to square the series 1-1. It's hard to divine too much from what was a shortened contest with a couple of experimental line-ups - other than that there should be very few questions about Jos Buttler's place for a while. His Somerset team-mate Craig Kieswetter also showed his rope-clearing prowess ... AB de Villiers must have been six of the sight of them. South Africa needed someone to tee off in the same way but not even the Mighty Hash could save them this time.

10.6
2
Dernbach to JA Morkel, 2 runs, another full bunger outside off, Morkel can't get under it, hacking low to third man - meaning England win by 28 runs
10.5
1
Dernbach to Kallis, 1 run, full and wide of the off stump, drilled low through cover to Lumb on the rope
10.4
2
Dernbach to Kallis, 2 runs, another slower ball, lobbed high into the off side ... and Lumb drops it! It seemed to go over his head, as the fielder ran in from deep extra-cover. England still can't bag 'em
10.3
2
Dernbach to Kallis, 2 runs, pitched up in the channel outside off, leans back and chops down the ground, long-on has to come across straighter but they only pick up two
10.2
2
Dernbach to Kallis, 2 runs, low full toss on leg stump, Kallis swings hard but can only drill the ball along the ground to long-on
10.2
1w
Dernbach to Kallis, 1 wide, touch short of a length, down the leg side - another wide

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

C Kieswetter
50(32) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 0 2 7 12 20
HM Amla
36(27) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %39%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
11 0 2 8 9 2 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

TT Bresnan
O2.0
M0
R14
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
J Botha
O3.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

  • Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B5 7QU. (Phone: 0844 635 1092)

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Series result

3-match series drawn 1-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Match days

12 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee