Live Cricket Score: England vs South Africa at Birmingham - third T20 match

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Live Cricket Score: England vs South Africa at Birmingham 3rd T20 match

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By CricketCountry Staff

Birmingham: Sep 12, 2012

England will look to level the series when they face South Africa in the third Twenty20 International at Birmingham on Wednesday

Rain at Manchester meant that the hosts have no chance of securing a series win over South Africa this summer. The nine over a side contest gave little chance for either the batsmen or the bowlers to stamp their authority over the game. England were perhaps a touch fortunate to leave Manchester with the series still alive. The hosts needed a further 13 runs from five balls and with Luke Wright just dismissed; it seemed to be a tall order.

The match at Birmingham will be the last international matches for either teams before the T20I cup, more then anything else, either team will look to go into the tournament in a positive frame of mind. The forecast is for some rains, something that both the teams will he hoping against.

Faced with a much win situation, England might play safe and go with an unchanged team.

AB de Villiers has already stated that his team will experiment as they prepare for the gala tournament. The visitors might look to give the lower order players like Duminy and Ontong more batting time.

Teams:

England: Craig Kieswetter (wk), Alex Hales, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad (c), Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach

South Africa: Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Faf du Plessis, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the third T20 match between England and Sputh Africa at Birmingham, here

By CricketCountry Staff

Birmingham: Sep 12, 2012

England will look to level the series when they face South Africa in the third Twenty20 International at Birmingham on Wednesday.

Rain at Manchester meant that the hosts have no chance of securing a series win over South Africa this summer. The nine over a side contest gave little chance for either the batsmen or the bowlers to stamp their authority over the game.

England were perhaps a touch fortunate to leave Manchester with the series still alive. The hosts needed a further 13 runs from five balls and with Luke Wright just dismissed; it seemed to be a tall order.

The match at Birmingham will be the last international matches for either teams before the T20I cup, more then anything else, either team will look to go into the tournament in a positive frame of mind.

The forecast is for some rains, something that both the teams will he hoping against. Faced with a much win situation, England might play safe and go with an unchanged team.

AB de Villiers has already stated that his team will experiment as they prepare for the gala tournament. The visitors might look to give the lower order players like Duminy and Ontong more batting time.

Teams:

England: Craig Kieswetter (wk), Michael Lumb, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad (c), Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach.

South Africa: Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (c & wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Ontong, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the third T20 match between England and Sputh Africa at Birmingham, here