South Africa opt to bowl against England in final T20 at Edgbaston

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By CricketCountry Staff

Birmingham: Sep 12, 2012

South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to field against England in their rain-truncated third and final Twenty20 International at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday.

The match has been reduced to 11 overs per-side affair after rain denied scheduled start.

England have to win the match in order to level the three-match series after the second tie was washed off due to rain.

South Africa defeated the hosts comprehensively by seven wickets in the opening game to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The win will also give a boost ahead of the ICC world T20 in Sri Lanka starting from September 18.

The tie will be the last match of South Africa s 2012 tour of England where the visitors won the Test series 2-0 and tied the One-Day International series 2-2.


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