Dernbach stars as England beat South Africa by 4 wickes
CRICKET: LONDON, Sept.1 (AFP) - Jade Dernbach marked his return to
England duty 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 at The Oval.
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.
England slumped to 64 for three in reply before a fourth-wicket
partnership of 108 between former South Africa youth international
Jonathan Trott (71) and ex-Ireland left-hander Eoin Morgan (73) punished
the tourists for not making enough runs after winning the toss.
"A lot of character was shown there," said England captain Alastair
"It was a really good bowling performance...Jade came in, we wanted a
wicket-taker, and he took wickets for us."
He added: "You wouldn't want to chase too many more on that wicket.
Eoin and Jonathan played two very good innings."
South Africa captain AB de Villiers said his top order had let the
side down. "It wasn't a 210 wicket. The top order didn't take
responsibility and we came up short. Most of our senior players got in
and didn't make it count, including me - I played a very poor shot."
Morgan, in the ongoing absence of Kevin Pietersen - still in England
exile after sending "provocative" texts to South Afruca players
allegedly critical of his own team-mates, including former Test captain
Andrew Strauss, who retired on Wednesday - entertained a capacity crowd
with some typically bold strokeplay. "I do feel responsibility in the
middle order, but I enjoy that and I hope I can continue to help us win
games," said Morgan, named man-of-the-match.
South Africa made a steady start after winning the toss, with Amla
and Graeme Smith sharing an opening partnership of 50.
But Smith was bowled by Anderson for 18 after the left-hander charged
down the pitch.
Last month at The Oval, Amla became the first South Africa batsman to
make a Test triple hundred and on Tuesday he struck 150 as the Proteas
won the second one-dayer in Southampton by 80 runs to go 1-0 up
following last week's washout in Cardiff.
But on Friday, Dernbach dismissed Amla for just 43 when a full length
delivery nipped back and bowled him off the inside edge. James Tredwell,
replacing rested fellow off-spinner Graeme Swann, took two for 49 as
both de Villiers and JP Duminy holed out when well set.
Dernbach, born in Johannesburg but who arrived in England as a
schoolboy, deceived Dean Elgar (42) with a clever slower ball before hed
had Wayne Parnell caught behind by Craig Kieswetter, a former South
Africa Under-19 international. In reply, Ian Bell was lbw to fast bowler
Dale Steyn before Cook, now also the Test captain, carelessly holed out
off spinner Robin Peterson on 20. And 61 for two became 64 for three
when Ravi Bopara was caught behind for a duck by wicket-keeper de
Villiers off paceman Morne Morkel.
Trott took 86 balls over his fifty, with just two fours, but
prevented further collapse. Meanwhile Morgan, who lofted left-arm
spinner Elgar for the first six of the match during a 54-ball fifty,
ensured the innings did not stagnate.
H. Amla b Dernbach 43
G. Smith b Anderson 18
D. Elgar b Dernbach 42
AB de Villiers c Bell b Tredwell 28
F. du Plessis b Bopara 01
JP Duminy c Bell b Tredwell 33
W. Parnell c Kieswetter b Dernbach 13
R. Peterson not out 23
D. Steyn b Anderson 01
M. Morkel b Anderson 07
L. Tsotsobe lbw b Anderson 00
Extras (lb1, w1) 02
Total (all out, 46.4 overs) 211
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Smith), 2-73 (Amla), 3-120 (De Villiers)
4-122 (Du Plessis), 5-141 (Elgar), 6-155 (Parnell)
7-195 (Duminy), 8-203 (Steyn), 9-211 (Morkel)
Bowling: Anderson 9.4-0-44-4 (1w)
A. Cook c Elgar b Peterson 20
I. Bell lbw b Steyn 12
J. Trott c de Villiers b Parnell 71
R. Bopara c de Villiers b Morkel 00
E. Morgan c and b Peterson 73
C. Kieswetter run out (Parnell/de Villiers) 14
S. Patel not out 13
J. Tredwell not out 01
Extras (lb1, w6, nb1) 08
Total (6 wkts, 48 overs) 212
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Bell), 2-61 (Cook), 3-64 (Bopara)
4-172 (Morgan), 5-189 (Kieswetter), 6-207 (Trott)
Did not bat: S Finn, J Anderson, J Dernbach.
Bowling: Steyn 7-0-32-1 (2w)
Tsotsobe 7-0-55-2 (2w)
Morkel 10-1-41-1 (1w)
Parnell 10-1-23-1 (1nb)
Elgar 4-0-21-0 (1w)
Man-of-the-match: Eoin Morgan (ENG)
Series: Five-match series level at 1-1
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV umpire: Simon Taufel (AUS)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Sep 02: 4th ODI, Lordís
Sep 05: 5th ODI, Nottingham