England win toss, opt to bowl against South Africa in fourth ODI at Lord's

Jade Dernbach, recalled in place of Tim Bresnan, took three for 44 in in the last ODI against South Africa, helping England level the series Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Lord’s: Sep 02, 2012

England won the toss and put South Africa to bat in their fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday.

The hosts won their last match against the visitors at Kennington Oval, levelling the series, with Jade Dernbach marking his return with three wickets, including the prize scalp of Hashim Amla, in a four-wicket win over his native South Africa in the third one-day international.

Dernbach, recalled in place of Tim Bresnan, took three for 44 in nine overs on his Surrey home ground Friday as South Africa were dismissed for a below par 211 with 20 balls of their innings left.

Fellow seamer James Anderson took four for 44 in 9.4 overs, including a spell of three for one in eight balls that polished off the tail, to help set up a win — England’s first over the Proteas this season in any format — that levelled the five-match series at 1-1.


South Africa: AB de Villiers (c & wk), Hashim Amla, Graeme Smith, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ryan McLaren.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Craig Kieswetter (wk), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn.

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