England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Highlights 2012. England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Cricket Highlights 12 Sept 2012. Watch Eng vs SA Highlights 3rd NatWest Twenty20 Highlights. SA v Eng Highlights 3rd T20 Highlights. South Africa Tour of England 2012 Highlights.
Each of the series played between these two teams this season has come down to a final-match decider but, as with the Test matches, the best England can hope for is a share of the trophy. Given they needed 13 off five balls at Old Trafford to be ahead of the D/L target that is probably a position they are fortunate to be in.
Dale Steyn has bowled beautifully since returning to the side midway through the one-day series, with a combination pace, control and swing. He had a wry smile on his face at Old Trafford when Alex Hales outside edged him for six over third man. With South Africa keen to manage Steyn’s workload he has not always been a regular in the T20 side – playing 23 matches – but bowling like he is, makes the attack formidable.
The Nine9 in Manchester was a hectic affair: batsmen swinging from the hip, the ball skewing off edges, fielders slipping on a wet outfield, a couple of wonderful catches, another England drop and some impressive quick bowling. On balance it is South Africa who still hold an edge, particularly with the strength of their batting, which is in sharp contrast to the problems England have.
It was instructive to watch Hashim Amla’s approach to what was basically a slog-fest. He barely slogged. Sure, he tried to hit the ball hard, and occasionally lost his shape, but his boundaries were well-timed, well-placed shots and not just the wild hacks attempted by Craig Kieswetter, Alex Hales and Luke Wright.
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