result
3rd ODI, The Oval, Aug 29 2008, South Africa tour of England
296/7
(42.4/50 ov, target 297)170
England won by 126 runs
Player Of The Match
31 (33), 5/41 & 2 catches
samit-patel

The England fielders get into a huddle of joy around the bowler. Patel has the ball and he leads the side off the field. The South Africans are lined up in the stairs to shake hands with the victorious England team. One by one the England players hug Peter Moores, the coach, in the dressing room.

That's it from us. On behalf of my scorer Raghav, this is Sriram Veera, signing off.

42.4
W
Patel to Ntini, OUT

England have won the series. Five-for for Samit Patel. It landed outside off stump and turned ever so slightly, Ntini went for the cut but ended up edging it.

Makhaya Ntini c †Prior b Patel 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
42.3
Patel to Ntini, no run

fuller, on the middle and leg, worked to short midwicket

42.2
Patel to Ntini, no run

leans forward to defend to the off side

42.1
W
Patel to Botha, OUT

Patel takes another one with the arm ball. It skid on towards the leg stump, Botha was cramped for room, tried to swat it away, got the edge and the ball ricocheted of the left leg on to the leg stump

Johan Botha b Patel 17 (39m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.83
end of over 421 run
SA: 170/8CRR: 4.04 RRR: 15.87
Dale Steyn5 (12)
Johan Botha17 (30)
Steve Harmison 9-1-28-1
Samit Patel 9-2-41-3
41.6
Harmison to Steyn, no run

full pitched outside off stump, mistimes a drive to mid-off

41.5
Harmison to Steyn, no run

slower one, full and outside off, driven to covers

41.4
Harmison to Steyn, no run

full pitched on the off stump line, driven to covers

41.3
Harmison to Steyn, no run

yet another short-pitched delivery from Harmison, Steyn goes for the pull but is beaten for pace

41.2
Harmison to Steyn, no run

short and climbing outside off, tapped to backward point region

41.1
1
Harmison to Botha, 1 run

short in length and coming in , dabbed to gully region for a single

end of over 415 runs
SA: 169/8CRR: 4.12 RRR: 14.22
Dale Steyn5 (7)
Johan Botha16 (29)
Samit Patel 9-2-41-3
Steve Harmison 8-1-27-1
40.6
2
Patel to Steyn, 2 runs

leans forward to drive to left of long-on for couple of runs.

40.5
Patel to Steyn, no run

on the off stump line, slight turn, pushed back to the bowler

40.4
Patel to Steyn, no run

full and on the middle, worked to short midwicket

40.3
2
Patel to Steyn, 2 runs

the quicker one, pushed through flat around off stump, stabbed it past first slip

40.2
1lb
Patel to Botha, 1 leg bye

slower, on the middle and off, is early with the sweep shot, turns and runs off the pad

40.1
Patel to Botha, no run

really full in length, turned to midwicket

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