3rd ODI, The Oval, August 29, 2008, South Africa tour of England
(42.4/50 ov, T:297) 170

England won by 126 runs

Player Of The Match
31 (33), 5/41 & 2 catches
England Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
England  (50 ovs maximum)
Ian Bell lbw b Botha737710711194.80
Matt Prior c Gibbs b JA Morkel3337685189.18
Owais Shah  b Kallis2337433062.16
Kevin Pietersen (c)lbw b Kallis57120071.42
Andrew Flintoff not out 787710691101.29
Paul Collingwood c †Boucher b Botha1422261063.63
Samit Patel  b Ntini3133493093.93
Luke Wright c Gibbs b Steyn17132020130.76
Stuart Broad not out 00100-
Extras(lb 3, nb 3, w 16)22
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 5.92, 219 Mts)296/7
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Matt Prior, 15.2 ov), 2-144 (Ian Bell, 24.2 ov), 3-146 (Owais Shah, 25.1 ov), 4-155 (Kevin Pietersen, 27.2 ov), 5-182 (Paul Collingwood, 34.2 ov), 6-256 (Samit Patel, 45.3 ov), 7-295 (Luke Wright, 49.5 ov)
Dale Steyn1006716.70309110
49.5 to LJ Wright, Wright falls after a breezy 17. He went for the across-the-line slog but ended up sending a dolly of a catch to midwicket.. 295/7
Makhaya Ntini916817.553110222
45.3 to SR Patel, If you miss, I hit, as Holding says. Patel moved outside leg stump and tried to drive inside-out over covers but missed. The off stump has been pegged back. 31 from 33 and he will take that.. 256/6
Morne Morkel1015105.10366031
Albie Morkel503016.00192050
15.2 to MJ Prior, Albie gets the breakthrough. A fast and high bouncer, Prior is late on the pull and edges it towards short cover. Gibbs comes rushing in to take the catch and dives post the event.. 101/1
Johan Botha903523.88241000
24.2 to IR Bell, Trapped in front by a quicker one. It was pushed through quicker, landed around middle and moved towards middle and leg, Bell goes back, sees the pace, is alarmed, tries to bring his bat down in a hurry but goes across the line, misses and is caught right in front. Simon Taufel reckons, rightly, it would have hit the leg stump. 144/2
34.2 to PD Collingwood, The wickets continue to fall. It spun in towards the middle and leg line, Collingwood tried to work it to the on side for a single and must have got a itsy bitsy teeny weeny edge on to the pad and it popped up to Boucher. Taufel has no doubt.. 182/5
Jacques Kallis704226.00226000
25.1 to OA Shah, and he's bowled him! A thick inside edge by Shah, coming forward to a straight delivery, and he was a little late on it. 146/3
27.2 to KP Pietersen, KP is gone. It landed outside off stump on a length and came in, KP thrust his front foot and tried to whip it across the line, missed and was struck on the back leg just about on the line on the off stump. SA have come back well after the roaring start made by Bell and Prior. 155/4
South Africa  (T: 297 runs from 50 ovs)
Hashim Amla c †Prior b Harmison4659666077.96
Herschelle Gibbs c Shah b Anderson1216261075.00
Jacques Kallis (c)c Patel b Flintoff925521036.00
AB de Villiers run out (Harmison/†Prior)1223231052.17
Jean-Paul Duminy c †Prior b Flintoff1833611054.54
Mark Boucher  b Patel1927301070.37
Albie Morkel c & b Patel1617120294.11
Johan Botha  b Patel1731391054.83
Morne Morkel c Broad b Patel610190060.00
Dale Steyn not out 512150041.66
Makhaya Ntini c †Prior b Patel033000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 4, w 1)10
TOTAL42.4 Ov (RR: 3.98, 173 Mts)170
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Herschelle Gibbs, 6.3 ov), 2-67 (Hashim Amla, 15.4 ov), 3-77 (Jacques Kallis, 18.2 ov), 4-82 (AB de Villiers, 20.5 ov), 5-114 (Mark Boucher, 28.6 ov), 6-134 (Albie Morkel, 32.4 ov), 7-142 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 33.5 ov), 8-160 (Morne Morkel, 38.4 ov), 9-170 (Johan Botha, 42.1 ov), 10-170 (Makhaya Ntini, 42.4 ov)
James Anderson701712.42291000
6.3 to HH Gibbs, The trap is set and he falls for it. Shah was placed at short cover point and guess what happened? Anderson got it to kick it up from short of length, Gibbs went back and punched it in the air and straight to Shah who swallows it.. 19/1
Stuart Broad612804.66233000
Steve Harmison912813.11373000
15.4 to HM Amla, Amla walks. This time to the pavilion. It was a back-of-length delivery in the off stump zone and Amla stayed adjacent to the line and tried to force it on the up through the off side but got a thin inside edge and Prior took a tumbling catch.. 67/2
Andrew Flintoff703324.71223010
18.2 to JH Kallis, Kallis' misery ends. It was banged in short and outside off stump and Kallis went for the pull - again too late on it - and top edged it over midwicket. Samit Patel rushed back to take a good catch over his shoulder.. 77/3
33.5 to JP Duminy, Wicket no 7. Flintoff's round-the-stumps angle works. It drifted in, landed on a length and shaped away, Duminy was sucked into the drive but could only edge it to Prior. 142/7
Samit Patel9.424154.24362200
28.6 to MV Boucher, Boucher perishes, going for the quick runs. He moved outside leg stump pretty early and Patel slid in the arm ball on the leg stump line. Boucher went for the cut but missed it completely. South Africa continue to free fall. 114/5
32.4 to JA Morkel, what a comeback. Albie leaned forward to drive, Patel got the ball to dip and it turned in from the rough. Albie's push-drive took the ball to the right of Patel who took it inches of the turf. He just about managed to cup his palm under the ball. Very good catch. A smiling Pietersen had signalled him to calm down after that six.. 134/6
38.4 to M Morkel, After firing the previous one, he flights this one outside off, Morne goes for the big lofted drive, gets more elevation than distance and gravity drags it down to long-on. 160/8
42.1 to J Botha, 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. 170/9
42.4 to M Ntini, 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.. 170/10
Paul Collingwood401403.50100000
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Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Samit Patel
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 3-0
Match numberODI no. 2757
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days29 August 2008 - day (50-over match)
Nigel Llong
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Peter Hartley
Reserve Umpire
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Roshan Mahanama
  • England innings
  • England: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (47 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (IR Bell 28, MJ Prior 18, Ex 5)
  • IR Bell: 50 off 36 balls (10 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • England: 100 runs in 15.1 overs (96 balls), Extras 6
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 96 balls (IR Bell 62, MJ Prior 33, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: England - 101/1 in 15.2 overs (IR Bell 62)
  • England: 150 runs in 25.3 overs (163 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: England - 181/4 in 34.0 overs (A Flintoff 17, PD Collingwood 14)
  • England: 200 runs in 37.4 overs (237 balls), Extras 17
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 52 balls (A Flintoff 26, SR Patel 21, Ex 3)
  • A Flintoff: 50 off 56 balls (6 x 4)
  • England: 250 runs in 44.4 overs (281 balls), Extras 19
  • Innings Break: England - 296/7 in 50.0 overs (A Flintoff 78, SCJ Broad 0)
  • South Africa innings
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 2
  • Power Play 3: Overs 15.1 - 20.0
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 26.2 overs (158 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: South Africa - 142/7 in 33.5 overs (J Botha 2)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 35.5 overs (216 balls), Extras 9
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