Result: South Africa win by seven wickets to draw series 2-2

Hashim Amla
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Hashim Amla is England's nemesis once again as his unbeaten 97 helps South Africa comfortably chase down 182 to level the series at 2-2.

Unbeaten half-centuries from Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers helped South Africa record a seven-wicket victory over England at Trent Bridge to draw the five-match series 2-2.

The hosts had earlier been bowled out for 182 in batting-friendly conditions, with captain Alastair Cook top-scoring with 52.

Wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter and Chris Woakes both made 33 as England limped to a below-par score after the majority of the top order fell cheaply.

Excellent new-ball bowling from James Anderson and Jade Dernbach gave England real hope as they reduced South Africa to 14-3 early on.

Dernbach had Graeme Smith caught behind for just one before Anderson dismissed Francois Du Plessis and Dean Elgar in the same fashion.

However, in-form Amla (97 not out) and captain De Villiers (75 not out) put on a match-winning stand of 172 to see the visitors home with more than 15 overs to spare.

The result means that the series finishes tied, while England maintain their number-one ranking ahead of their opponents.

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