3rd ODI (D/N), The Oval, August 31, 2012, South Africa tour of England
(48/50 ov, T:212) 212/6

England won by 4 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
73 (67)
South Africa INNINGS (50 overs maximum)
Hashim Amla  b Dernbach4351685084.31
Graeme Smith  b Anderson1825372072.00
Dean Elgar  b Dernbach4261882068.85
AB de Villiers (c)†c Bell b Tredwell2831343090.32
Faf du Plessis  b Bopara1430025.00
Jean-Paul Duminy c Bell b Tredwell3346612071.73
Wayne Parnell c †Kieswetter b Dernbach138630162.50
Robin Peterson not out 2335611065.71
Dale Steyn  b Anderson17120014.28
Morne Morkel  b Anderson71181063.63
Lonwabo Tsotsobe lbw b Anderson012000.00
Extras(lb 1, w 1)2
TOTAL46.4 Ov (RR: 4.52)211
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Graeme Smith, 8.4 ov), 2-73 (Hashim Amla, 16.1 ov), 3-120 (AB de Villiers, 25.2 ov), 4-122 (Faf du Plessis, 26.2 ov), 5-141 (Dean Elgar, 30.5 ov), 6-155 (Wayne Parnell, 32.5 ov), 7-195 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 41.2 ov), 8-203 (Dale Steyn, 44.3 ov), 9-211 (Morne Morkel, 46.3 ov), 10-211 (Lonwabo Tsotsobe, 46.4 ov)
James Anderson9.404444.55345010
8.4 to GC Smith, advances and gone, bowled! Looks like Anderson rolled his fingers over the ball, again Smith's impatience got the better of him and he missed tried to pull through the on side, the ball flipping the leg bail off on its way through. 50/1
44.3 to DW Steyn, another one goes...a good delivery from Anderson. Full on off stump, the ball holds its line, and Steyn played all around it. Jimmy will have enjoyed that.. 203/8
46.3 to M Morkel, cleaned up! Another for Anderson. Came into Morkel from round the wicket and scooted between bat and pad to take middle and off stump. 211/9
46.4 to LL Tsotsobe, given lbw! Tsotsobe uses the review that's left. May as well. Was trapped on the back foot. Maybe going over? He's not hit it. Just clipping the top of leg stump so that will stay on the field.. 211/10
Steven Finn804205.25235000
Jade Dernbach904434.88296000
16.1 to HM Amla, gone! He's got Amla. Something that England have found hard to do this summer. Was a full delivery which nipped back into Amla as he went for a drive and it takes an inside edge into leg stump. 73/2
30.5 to D Elgar, bowled him, a slow legcutter! That's a corker of a delivery from Dernbach and it's his variations that have done for Elgar! The ball came out the back of the hand, pitched on a length and came back in to hit the top of off as Elgar played around it, foxed by the lack of pace and now back in the chicken coop himself. 141/5
32.5 to WD Parnell, got him this time, edged to the keeper! Three in three for Dernbach to Parnell, the edges got progressively thinner and this one ended up comfortably in Kieswetter's bread basket. Parnell fails to make the most of his lives and England have taken the box seat in this game. 155/6
Ravi Bopara1013113.10351000
26.2 to F du Plessis, gone! Du Plessis went too far across his stumps and loses his leg stump. He went down the pitch and outside off, the ball was angling towards the leg side and du Plessis missed his flick.. 122/4
James Tredwell1004924.90282000
25.2 to AB de Villiers, gone! Trying to repeat the flicks over midwicket he played in the last over but this time gets the shot too straight down the ground which allows Ian Bell to steady himself under the catch. 120/3
41.2 to JP Duminy, strikes this time, though. Big wicket. Duminy comes down the pitch and tries to clear the straight boundary but gets it higher rather than longer and Ian Bell settles under his second catch, this time at long-off, although it didn't go in cleanly. 195/7
England INNINGS (Target: 212 runs from 50 overs)
Alastair Cook (c)c Elgar b Peterson2047683042.55
Ian Bell lbw b Steyn127830171.42
Jonathan Trott c †de Villiers b Parnell711252002056.80
Ravi Bopara c †de Villiers b Morkel057000.00
Eoin Morgan c & b Peterson73678972108.95
Craig Kieswetter run out (Parnell/†de Villiers)1418160177.77
Samit Patel not out 1317251076.47
James Tredwell not out 1340033.33
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL48 Ov (RR: 4.41, 214 Mts)212/6
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Ian Bell, 2.3 ov), 2-61 (Alastair Cook, 16.4 ov), 3-64 (Ravi Bopara, 17.6 ov), 4-172 (Eoin Morgan, 37.5 ov), 5-189 (Craig Kieswetter, 41.6 ov), 6-207 (Jonathan Trott, 46.5 ov)
Dale Steyn703214.57264020
2.3 to IR Bell, full and straight and gone! Steyn is bang on to Bell and a review won't save him ... He was hit low on the pad, trying to play across the line and it's a good job he didn't resort to DRS because that was hitting middle and leg. 14/1
Lonwabo Tsotsobe705507.85227120
Morne Morkel1014114.10384010
17.6 to RS Bopara, edged, he's given! Bopara reviews it. There was a sound. He reviewed straight away. No asking. Well, no mark on Hot Spot. There is certainly a sound. This will be interesting. Is there conclusive evidence to overrule? It stays out, Bopara isn't happy but under the DRS that is the correct decision. The third umpire, Taufel, said there was a clear sound and wasn't enough evidence to overrule.. 64/3
Wayne Parnell1012312.30410001
46.5 to IJL Trott, he won't see England home. Feels for a ball outside off going across him and gets a thin edge to de Villiers.. 207/6
Robin Peterson1003923.90341100
16.4 to AN Cook, gone! That's what pressure does. Another short ball from Peterson and Cooks it straight down the throat of deep midwicket. Pretty ordinary from the England captain. South Africa rewarded for tight overs. 61/2
37.5 to EJG Morgan, slog-sweeps across the line and skied high into the air, Peterson steadies himself underneath it to complete the catch! Though he then let the ball slip out of his hand as he went to throw it back into the air in celebration, causing Morgan to linger ... but after a brief consultation between the umpires, he is rightly told to be on his way. 172/4
Dean Elgar402105.25120110
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Kennington Oval, London
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Eoin Morgan
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberODI no. 3300
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days31 August 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 55 runs, 1 wicket)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (HM Amla 31, GC Smith 18, Ex 1)
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 21 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 73/2 in 16.1 overs (D Elgar 11)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 22.1 overs (133 balls), Extras 1
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 32.3 overs (195 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: South Africa - 155/6 in 32.5 overs (JP Duminy 9)
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 22 runs, 0 wicket)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 44.1 overs (265 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 211/10 in 46.4 overs (RJ Peterson 23)
  • Over 46.4: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - LL Tsotsobe (Struck down)
  • England innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 1 wicket)
  • England: 50 runs in 11.6 overs (72 balls), Extras 2
  • Powerplay 2: Overs 15.1 - 20.0 (Bowling side - 12 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Drinks: England - 61/2 in 16.4 overs (IJL Trott 27)
  • Over 17.6: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - RS Bopara (Struck down)
  • England: 100 runs in 25.1 overs (151 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (IJL Trott 14, EJG Morgan 35, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: England - 136/3 in 33.0 overs (IJL Trott 50, EJG Morgan 49)
  • IJL Trott: 50 off 86 balls (2 x 4)
  • EJG Morgan: 50 off 54 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • England: 150 runs in 34.5 overs (209 balls), Extras 6
  • Powerplay 3: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 32 runs, 1 wicket)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 114 balls (IJL Trott 29, EJG Morgan 70, Ex 4)
  • Over 39.5: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - C Kieswetter (Struck down)
  • England: 200 runs in 45.2 overs (273 balls), Extras 8