South Africa opt to bat against England in third ODI at Kennington Oval

AB de Villiers’s side will hope to maintain their domination over England Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 31, 2012

South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against England in their third One-Day International at the Kennington Oval in London on Friday.

The tourists made one change in their side, bringing in Dale Steyn in place of all-rounder Ryan McLaren.

For England, James Tredwell and Jade Dernbach returned in the side in place of Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan.

South Africa lead the ODI series 1-0, with a win in the second ODI by 80 runs while the first game of the series was washed out.


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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