6 Sep 2012

Amla leads South Africa to final ODI win

9:16 am on 6 September 2012

Hashim Amla piled on the runs once again as he led South Africa to a series-levelling seven-wicket win in the fifth and final one-day cricket international against England at Trent Bridge.

South Africa, chasing a modest 183 for victory, collapsed to 14 for three inside five overs under floodlights at the day/night fixture.

But opener Amla responded with a superb 97 not out and, together with Proteas captain AB de Villiers (75 not out) shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 172.

The Proteas victory, with more than 15 overs to spare, means the series is split 2-all after rain washed out the first match.

Amla, who made a brilliant 150 in South Africa's 80-run win in the second ODI in Southampton, was named man of the series for a tally of 335 runs in four innings at an average of more than 111.