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South African cricket team in England in 2012
Flag of England
England
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Dates 19 July 2012 – 12 September 2012
Captains Andrew Strauss (Tests)
Alastair Cook (ODIs)
Stuart Broad (T20Is)
Graeme Smith (Tests)
AB de Villiers (ODIs & T20Is)
Test series
Result South Africa won the 3-match series 2–0
Most runs Matt Prior (275) Hashim Amla (482)
Most wickets Stuart Broad (11) Dale Steyn (15)
Player of the series Matt Prior (Eng) and Hashim Amla (SA)
One Day International series
Result 5-match series drawn 2–2
Most runs Ian Bell (181) Hashim Amla (335)
Most wickets James Anderson (6) Robin Peterson (7)
Player of the series Hashim Amla (SA)
Twenty20 International series
Result 3-match series drawn 1–1
Most runs Craig Kieswetter (76) Hashim Amla (83)
Most wickets Jade Dernbach (3)
Steven Finn (3)
Graeme Swann (3)
Johan Botha (4)
Player of the series Craig Kieswetter (Eng)

The South African cricket team toured England in 2012. They played three Test matches, five One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 International matches. The number of Test matches between the two nations had to be reduced to avoid clashes with the Olympic Games.

Squads

Tests ODIs T20Is
Flag of England England Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of England England Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Flag of England England Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa

1 Thami Tsolekile was brought into the South African squad after Mark Boucher's retirement from international cricket due to an eye injury sustained in the tour match against Somerset.

2 James Tredwell was brought into the England squad to replace Graeme Swann after the second ODI.

Tour matches

Two-day: Somerset v South Africans

9–10 July 2012
Scorecard
Somerset
312/8d (64 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
282/9d (76.3 overs)
Match drawn
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Nigel Cowley (Eng) and Alex Wharf (Eng)
Peter Trego 104 (63)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 3/46 (8 overs)
Hashim Amla 64 (135)
Craig Overton 3/59 (11 overs)
50/1 (22 overs)
Alex Barrow 31* (64)
Vernon Philander 1/6 (5 overs)

First-class: Kent v South Africans

13–15 July 2012
Scorecard
Kent
210 (74.2 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
314 (93 overs)
Match drawn
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: Jeff Evans (Eng) and Trevor Jesty (Eng)
Mike Powell 48* (137)
Imran Tahir 4/31 (14.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 77 (132)
Charlie Shreck 3/90 (24 overs)
105/0 (22 overs)
Sam Northeast 54* (69)
  • South Africans won the toss and elected to field.

Two-day: Worcestershire v South Africans

27–28 July 2012
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
237/9d (65.5 overs)
v Worcestershire
245 (73.5 overs)
Match drawn
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Stephen Gale (Eng) and Jeremy Lloyds (Eng)
AB de Villiers 80 (118)
Chris Russell 3/40 (14 overs)
Aneesh Kapil 67 (80)
Robin Peterson 4/65 (15.5 overs)
67/4 (18 overs)
Jacques Rudolph 28* (47)
Chris Russell 3/32 (9 overs)
  • South Africans won the toss and elected to bat.

Two-day: Derbyshire v South Africans

10–11 August 2012
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
365/4d (70 overs)
v Derbyshire
174/9d (49 overs)
Match drawn
County Ground, Derby
Umpires: Ismail Dawood (Eng) and Neil Mallender (Eng)
AB de Villiers 97 (96)
Ross Whiteley 1/38 (7 overs)
Ross Whiteley 51* (63)
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 4/45 (10 overs)
168/7d (40 overs)
Vernon Philander 68* (80)
Mark Footitt 4/38 (11 overs)
  • Derbyshire won the toss and elected to field.

List A: Gloucestershire Gladiators v South Africans

22 August 2012
Scorecard
Gloucestershire Gladiators
261 (49.5 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
262/7 (49 overs)
South Africans won by 3 wickets
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Michael Gough (Eng) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Dan Housego 132 (136)
Ryan McLaren 3/29 (7.5 overs)
Wayne Parnell 41 (31)
Ravi Bopara 3/43 (10 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.

Test series

1st Test

19–23 July 2012
Scorecard
Flag of England England
385 (125.5 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
637/2d (189 overs)
South Africa won by an innings and 12 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Asad Rauf (Pak) and Steve Davis (Aus)
Player of the match: Hashim Amla (SA)
Alastair Cook 115 (295)
Morné Morkel 4/72 (24.5 overs)
Hashim Amla 311* (529)
James Anderson 1/116 (41 overs)
240 (97 overs)
Ian Bell 55 (220)
Dale Steyn 5/56 (21 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Start of play on Day 1 delayed by a shower of rain before the toss.
  • Rain on Day 2 reduced play to 73 overs.
  • Hashim Amla became the first cricketer to score a triple-century for South Africa in Test cricket.
  • Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis' partnership of 377 runs is South Africa's highest partnership in Tests against England.

2nd Test

2–6 August 2012
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
419 (139.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
425 (126.4 overs)
Match drawn
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
Alviro Petersen 182 (365)
Stuart Broad 3/96 (35 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 149 (214)
Imran Tahir 3/92 (23.4 overs)
258/9d (67.4 overs) 130/4 (33 overs)
Jacques Rudolph 69 (122)
Stuart Broad 5/69 (16.4 overs)
Alastair Cook 46 (62)
JP Duminy 1/10 (2 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain on Day 1 forced an early tea interval and delayed the start of the evening session.
  • Play on Day 2 was reduced due to rain and bad light.
  • Rain on Day 3 forced an early lunch interval.
  • Rain on Day 4 forced an early lunch interval and delayed the start of the afternoon session.
  • James Taylor (Eng) made his Test debut.

3rd Test

16–20 August 2012
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
309 (101.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
315 (107.3 overs)
South Africa won by 51 runs
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Player of the match: Vernon Philander (SA)
Vernon Philander 61 (93)
Steven Finn 4/75 (18 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 95 (196)
Morné Morkel 4/80 (28.3 overs)
351 (124.2 overs) 294 (82.5 overs)
Hashim Amla 121 (205)
Steven Finn 4/74 (27 overs)
Matt Prior 73 (130)
Vernon Philander 5/30 (14.5 overs)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain delayed the start of the afternoon session on Day 1.
  • Rain forced an early lunch interval and delayed the start of the afternoon session on Day 4.
  • South Africa rose to number 1 in the ICC World Test Rankings due to their 2–0 series win.

ODI series

1st ODI

24 August 2012
10:15
Scorecard
Flag of England England
37/0 (5.3 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
No result
SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Ian Bell 26* (18)
  • Rain delayed the start of the match until 15:00, reducing the match to 23 overs per side.
  • Match abandoned after 5.3 overs due to rain.


2nd ODI

28 August 2012
13:00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
287/5 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
207 (40.4 overs)
South Africa won by 80 runs
Rose Bowl, Southampton
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Hashim Amla (SA)
Hashim Amla 150 (124)
Graeme Swann 2/50 (10 overs)
Ian Bell 45 (41)
Morne Morkel 2/29 (5.4 overs)


3rd ODI

31 August 2012
13:00
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
211 (46.4 overs)
v Flag of England England
212/6 (48 overs)
England won by 4 wickets
The Oval, London
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Richard Kettleborough (Eng)
Man of the Match: Eoin Morgan (Eng)
Hashim Amla 43 (51)
James Anderson 4/44 (9.4 overs)
Eoin Morgan 73 (67)
Robin Peterson 2/39 (10 overs)


4th ODI

2 September 2012
10:15
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
220/8 (50 overs)
v Flag of England England
224/4 (46.4 overs)
England won by 6 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (Eng) and Simon Taufel (Aus)
Man of the Match: Ian Bell (Eng)
Hashim Amla 45 (73)
James Tredwell 3/35 (8 overs)
Ian Bell 88 (137)
Dale Steyn 2/47 (9.4 overs)


5th ODI

5 September 2012
14:00
Scorecard
Flag of England England
182 (45.2 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
186/3 (34.3 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Man of the Match: Hashim Amla (SA)
Alastair Cook 51 (72)
Robin Peterson 3/37 (10 overs)
Hashim Amla 97* (107)
James Anderson 2/41 (9 overs)


T20I series

1st T20I

8 September 2012
14:30
Scorecard
Flag of England England
118/7 (20 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
119/3 (19 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Riverside Ground, Durham
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Man of the Match: Dale Steyn (SA)
Craig Kieswetter 25 (24)
Johan Botha 2/19 (4 overs)
Jacques Kallis 48* (44)
Jade Dernbach 2/31 (4 overs)


2nd T20I

10 September 2012
18:30
Scorecard
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
77/5 (9 overs)
v Flag of England England
29/2 (4.1 overs)
No result
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Hashim Amla 47* (30)
Steven Finn 2/17 (2 overs)
Luke Wright 14 (11)
Albie Morkel 1/0 (0.1 overs)
  • Rain delayed the start of play and reduced play to 9 overs per side.
  • Rain reduced the England innings to 4.1 overs.


3rd T20I

12 September 2012
18:30
Scorecard
Flag of England England
118/5 (11 overs)
v Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
90/5 (11 overs)
England won by 28 runs
Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
Umpires: Rob Bailey (Eng) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Man of the Match: Jos Buttler (Eng)
Craig Kieswetter 50 (32)
Johan Botha 2/19 (3 overs)
Hashim Amla 36 (27)
Tim Bresnan 2/14 (2 overs)
  • Rain delayed the start of play and reduced play to 11 overs per side.


Statistics

Test series

England

  • Alastair Cook scored his 20th century when he scored 115 in the first innings of the 1st Test.
  • Graeme Swann reached 1,000 career runs when he scored seven in the second innings of the 1st Test.
  • Kevin Pietersen reached 7,000 career runs when he scored 149 in the first innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Kevin Pietersen scored his 21st century when he scored 149 in the first innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Andrew Strauss reached 7,000 career runs when he scored 22 in the second innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Stuart Broad scored his sixth Test five-wicket haul in the second innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Matt Prior reached 3,000 career runs when he scored 73 in the second innings of the 3rd Test.


International cricket tours of England vte
Australia 18681878188018821884188618881890189318961899190219051909191219191921192619301934193819451948195319561961196419681972197519771980198119851989199319972001200520092010201220132015201820192020
Bangladesh 20052010
Canada 18801887192219361954197419791981
East Africa 1972
India 1886188819111932193619461952195919671971197419791982198619901996200220042007201120142018
Ireland 201720192020
Kenya 1984
New Zealand 1927193119371945194919581965196919731978198319861990199419992004200820132015
Pakistan 19541962196719711974197819821987199219962001200620102016201820192020
South Africa 1894190119041907191219241929193519471951195519601965199419982003200820122017
Sri Lanka 1975197919811984198819901991199820022006201120142016
West Indies 19001906192319281933193919501957196319661969197319761980198419881991199520002004200720092011201220172020
Zimbabwe 1982198519861990199320002003


International cricket in 2012 vte
May 12 West Indies in England
June 12 Pakistan in Sri LankaTriangular Series in Zimbabwe (unofficial)Australia in England and IrelandNew Zealand in West Indies
July 12 India women in EnglandSouth Africa in EnglandIndia in Sri LankaAfghanistan in IrelandBangladesh in Ireland and Netherlands
August 12 New Zealand in IndiaAfghanistan vs Australia in UAEPakistan vs Australia in UAE

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