Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
51(72) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 4 5 0 0 4
HM Amla
97(107) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 6 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O9.0
M2
R41
W2
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O10.0
M0
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

8.50pm: So, that's it from us, the ODI series is done and dusted with (and Gnasher's match report is in) but we'll be back for the T20s in a few days. Cheers for your comments, ta ra!

8.35pm: Here we go with the presentations. Hashim Amla is named Man of the Match and Man of the Series: "It's been a good summer for me. This game was a test, a low-scoring match so I'm glad we came out on top. It's always nice to get some momentum going and the way we bowled today set the game up, 180 is not a massive total even though we had a few wickets down early. The two new balls can be hard to bat against up front but when the shine goes off they stay hard and it's easier to score."

South Africa captain AB de Villiers: "It's been up and down, but we showed a lot of guts today and that's what I like to see. There were lots of new faces, we're still trying to find our feet with different combinations and some of guys didn't get the runs they would have liked. We're a tight unit and we're working towards the same goal. We mixed it up nicely, changed our pace and kept them guessing. We were disappointing in the middle of the series but we came good and 2-2 away from home is a good effort. Today it came good for me and it was really nice. I like to believe captaining brings out the best in me and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. We've got a T20 squad with a few new faces and it'll be a really good test in England, hopefully we can take a bit of momentum to Sri Lanka.

England captain, Alastair Cook: "It's been a disappointing day, clearly 180 was never going to be enough on that wicket and there were too many soft dismissals, we gave our wickets away. We came into this game trying to wrap up the series and you're not going to do it batting like that. It's disappointing at the moment but we've had a really good year in one-day cricket, we've done well on the subcontinent as well so hopefully we can take that into India. I've got a bit of time off now but I'll have to turn my attention to the Test team, a new challenge and trying to make a good start."

8.25pm: South Africa deny England an eighth consecutive series win at home, though it's not quite enough to grab back the No. 1 ranking, which will stay as-was until the new year (no more ODI cricket this year, folks). It turns out that for South Africa, the answer to their problems in the last two games was the same as it was at the very start of the tour - let Hashim do the job. His unbeaten 97 was another peerless display of accumulation and acceleration, coming after James Anderson got amongst the pigeons early. AB de Villiers has been asking someone - anyone - else to give Amla a hand all series and finally decided to do it himself, ensuring a contest in which the momentum swung this way and that ended even.

34.3
4
Dernbach to Amla, FOUR runs, pitched up on middle and leg, Amla brings out the bottle opener and flicks off the cap with a clip through backward square leg for four - and that means South Africa win by seven wickets and tie the series 2-2
34.2
0
Dernbach to Amla, no run, full toss on off, punched to mid-off - it won't surprise you to hear that Amla will not be hurried
34.1
0
Dernbach to Amla, no run, Dernbach bounces, Amla aways out of the way, the umpires look at each other - not a wide

END OF OVER:
34 | 6 Runs | SA: 182/3

  • HM Amla93 (104b)
  • AB de Villiers75 (79b)
  • JC Tredwell6-0-30-0
  • JW Dernbach7-0-52-1

The scores are tied ... On we go

33.6
1
Tredwell to Amla, 1 run, length ball outside off, tapped towards point for one
33.5
0
Tredwell to Amla, no run, beaten by the flight, trying to play across the line outside off, Kieswetter whips off the bails but even though they check the replays, the back foot remained in the crease
33.4
0
Tredwell to Amla, no run, flighted on off stump, goes back and across and tucks to square leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AN Cook
51(72) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 4 5 0 0 4
HM Amla
97(107) 9x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 0 6 6 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O9.0
M2
R41
W2
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RJ Peterson
O10.0
M0
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF