Live Cricket Score: England vs South Africa, 3rd ODI match at Kennington Oval

England rested Graeme Swann (C) for the remaining of the ODI series Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 31, 2012

South Africa will look to put up a huge target against England in their third One-Day International at the Kennington Oval in London, after electing to bat first.

South Afirca made one change in their side, including Dale Steyn in place of Ryan McLaren.

England made two changes with James Tredwell and Jade Dernbach coming in for Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan.

In the second ODI, Hashim Amla scored a ton against England as South Africa won the second One-Day International (ODI) by 80 runs on Tuesday.

Amla’s 150 saw him become the fastest player to 3,000 ODI runs as he reached the landmark in just his 57th innings compared to the 69 it took West Indies great Vivian Richards. It was also the highest individual score in ODI matches between South Africa and England, and the cornerstone of the Proteas’ 287/5, made after captain AB de Villiers won the toss.

England in reply were dismissed for 207, with more than nine overs left.


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

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

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