RESULT
5th ODI (D/N), Nottingham, September 05, 2012, South Africa tour of England
(34.3/50 ov, T:183) 186/3

South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
97* (107) & 2 catches
hashim-amla
Player Of The Series
335 runs
hashim-amla
Match centre 
Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
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Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
England 182/10(45.2 overs)
Dale Steyn2/24 (9)
South Africa 186/3(34.3 overs)

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
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
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 346 runs
SA: 182/3CRR: 5.35 RRR: 0.06
Hashim Amla93 (104b 8x4 1x6)
AB de Villiers75 (79b 10x4)
James Tredwell 6-0-30-0
Jade Dernbach 7-0-52-1

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
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
Tredwell to Amla, no run

flighted on off stump, goes back and across and tucks to square leg

33.3
Tredwell to Amla, no run

tossed up and driven back to the bowler

33.2
1
Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run

dabbed fine on the leg side for one

33.1
4
Tredwell to de Villiers, FOUR runs

floated up outside off stump, reverse swept fine for four - AB isn't going to leg Hashim get ton up

end of over 3313 runs
SA: 176/3CRR: 5.33 RRR: 0.41
Hashim Amla92 (100b 8x4 1x6)
AB de Villiers70 (77b 9x4)
Jade Dernbach 7-0-52-1
James Tredwell 5-0-24-0
32.6
Dernbach to Amla, no run

effort ball from Dernbach, dug in short and Amla ducks

32.5
Dernbach to Amla, no run

pitched up on leg stump, misses with a flick to leg and the ball rolls away off the pad

32.4
4
Dernbach to Amla, FOUR runs

short and wide and thrashed through backward point for another four

So South Africa need 11 to win ... England can still deny him

32.4
1w
Dernbach to Amla, 1 wide

slower legcutter, down the leg side and even though it comes back a touch, it's called wide

Amla needs 12 for his hundred; SA need 12 to win

32.3
4
Dernbach to Amla, FOUR runs

edged ... and that will be four, the ball sailing through the vacant first slip spot and away to the rope

32.2
4
Dernbach to Amla, FOUR runs

slightly overpitched, off-stump line and smeared low through the covers for four

32.1
Dernbach to Amla, no run

pitched up on off stump, punched back to the bowler

Dernbach replaces Bopara, though the horse has bolted and is now renting a condo near Long Island

end of over 3210 runs
SA: 163/3CRR: 5.09 RRR: 1.11
Hashim Amla80 (94b 5x4 1x6)
AB de Villiers70 (77b 9x4)
James Tredwell 5-0-24-0
Ravi Bopara 4-0-12-0

This is now a record for the fourth wicket for South Africa against England in ODIs. We're back in the Amla Loop again!

31.6
1
Tredwell to Amla, 1 run

short and wide of the wicket, pushed through the covers

31.5
6
Tredwell to Amla, SIX runs

pick that out, Amla frees up the arms, clears the front leg and BOOMS a huge, lofted cover drive over the rope

31.4
Tredwell to Amla, no run

flighted on middle, gets a leading edge back down the track

31.3
1
Tredwell to de Villiers, 1 run

tossed up on the stumps, turned through the leg side

Best performances - batters
HM Amla
HM Amla SA
97 runs (107)
9 fours1 six
Control
81%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
2 fours0 six
11120112711610
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers SA
75 runs (79)
10 fours0 six
Control
93%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
1 four0 six
87711601224
Best performances - bowlers
RJ Peterson
RJ Peterson SA
O
10
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
3.7
DW Steyn
DW Steyn SA
O
9
M
2
R
24
W
2
ECO
2.66
Match details
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2012
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Hashim Amla
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Hashim Amla
Series result5-match series drawn 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3304
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days5 September 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Taufel
Reserve Umpire
England
Rob Bailey
Match Referee
Zimbabwe
Andy Pycroft